Info from Pre-Law Advising:
Financing Law School: A Webinar–
Friday, April 1 at 12:00 pm (online)
Part 1 in our Financing Law School series, this workshop is for any pre-law students who are wondering how to pay for a legal education. This webinar is hosted by Joni Bradley-Scott from Access Group, a nonprofit dedicated to educating graduate students on how to finance their education. It will provide details about how financial aid works at the law school level, including what steps students can take now and during law school to reduce law school debt. This is the first in a two-part series on financial aid for pre-law students. Please register at this link.
Loan Repayment: Road to Zero—
Friday, April 8 at 12:00 pm (online).
Part 2 in our Financing Law School series, this webinar focuses on the MANY law school loan repayment options so that pre-law students can consider what options will work best. This webinar is hosted by Joni Bradley-Scott from Access Group, a nonprofit dedicated to educating graduate students on how to finance their education. It will help students understand the education loan choices they can make now, throughout, and after law school to reduce their debt. Please register at this link.
Making the Most of Your Gap Year (or Two)—
Tuesday, April 12 at 4:00 pm in Lincoln Hall 1092
Currently more people are applying to law school after 1-2 years of working rather than going straight through from undergrad. How can students and alumni maximize their time, plan ahead, and use that year + to make themselves into even better law school candidates? Find out as we provide a game plan for how to continue community involvement, how to gain relevant skills no matter what industry you work in, and how to plan ahead to create a timeline for a working professional to apply to law school. Hear from a current 3L law student and from a 2014 law school graduate who each worked full time prior to attending law school. Ask questions about their experiences transitioning back into graduate education. A must-see for anyone planning to apply to law school one or more years after graduation!
Applying to Law School: A Workshop for Fall Applicants—
Monday, April 18 at 4:00 pm in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building
This workshop is designed for juniors or seniors planning to apply to law school this fall or next, although all students are invited. It will cover each element of the application process. We’ll demonstrate how to use the Credential Assembly Service account while covering: Letters of recommendation and how to get them; transcripts and how they are summarized; creating a law school resume; application fee waivers; and budgeting for application expenses. This workshop will not cover the personal statement and resume; attend the separate Perfecting the Personal Statement and Resume workshop for pointers on those items. There will be time for Q&A to answer any questions about the application process.
Perfecting Your Personal Statement and Resume for Law School—
Wednesday, April 27 at 4:00 pm in 503 Illini Union Bookstore Building
Applicants consistently say that the personal statement is the hardest part of the law school application (besides the LSAT). Those who plan to apply to law school this fall can get a head start by working on the personal statement and resume this summer. This workshop will cover: What the personal statement and law school resume are; how they complement each other; a plan for how to write the personal statement; tips and suggestions for how to maximize the personal statement and the resume as well as how to make them stand out. Bring your questions! Please register here so that we can ensure enough seating and materials for everyone.