Law Firm Internship Announcement

Pre-Law Advising Services works with local law firms to establish internship opportunities for Illinois pre-law students. We are happy to announce a NEW internship opportunity!

Steigmann Law, P.C., a young law firm in Champaign-Urbana, is looking for interns who want to be involved in a fast paced, high-tech, multi-area, legal environment. Steigmann Law, PC engages in personal injury, medical malpractice, family law, civil litigation, real estate, criminal, DUI and wills and estate work. Attorneys at Steigmann Law, PC have had experience in both public and private sectors of work, including small and large law firms and are happy to share their knowledge and experience. Interns jobs will vary, and be assigned based on capabilities, but may include medical record organization, filing, abstracting depositions, assisting in trial preparations, Court filings, and attending depositions and Court hearings and legal marketing. Work times are flexible and we are willing to work around your academic schedule. Please email resumes and cover letters to bholder@steigmannlaw.com.

Also, remember to join us tomorrow at the Law Fair at the Union from 10:00-2:00 in the Illini Union! Over 110 law schools will be here to meet with you!

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Mark Your Calendars–Week of September 15

Our biggest event of the year is almost here! Join us for the 2014 Law Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 10:00-2:00 at the Illini Union! Over 100 law schools will be here to visit with ALL students. Find out about joint degree programs. Ask about scholarships. Talk with admissions reps about what law schools are looking for. Ask questions, collect some freebies and fee waivers, and learn about law school admissions from the experts. For more details like who’s coming and what to expect, check out our website. See you there!

We’ve got plenty of room in our upcoming Pre-Law 101 sessions, which begin on Monday, September 22. This is a great workshop if you’re new to the University or just new to being pre-law. We’ll cover topics including: selecting majors/minors/coursework, creating a resume for law school, and extracurricular options for building pre-law skills.

Applying to law school this fall?  You should try to attend one of our Personal Statement and Resume sessions to make sure you are on the right track.  These workshops start on Monday, September 29.  For more details and to register for either of these workshops, visit our calendar.

Career Center Workshops–Visit www.careercenter.illinois.edu for more information and to register.

  • Finding an Internship, Wed, Sept. 17 at 5:00
  • Getting the Job: Interviewing Tips, Thurs, Sept. 18 at 4:00
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Mark Your Calendars – Week of September 8

Read on for info about the 2014 Law Fair, the Political Science Department Fair and several Career Center programs of interest.

PLAS Events

Pre-Law Advising Services–Join us for the 2014 Law Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 10:00-2:00 at the Union! Over 100 law schools will be here to visit with interested students. This is a great chance to talk to admissions reps about what law schools are looking for. Ask questions, collect some freebies and fee waivers, and learn about law school admissions from the experts. For more details like who’s coming and what to expect, check out our website.

We’ve got plenty of room in our upcoming Pre-Law 101 sessions, which begin on Monday, September 22. This is a great workshop if you’re new to the University or just new to being pre-law. We’ll cover topics including: selecting majors/minors/coursework, creating a resume for law school, and extracurricular options for building pre-law skills. Applying to law school this fall?  You should try to attend one of our Personal Statement and Resume sessions to make sure you are on the right track.  These workshops start on Monday, September 29.  For more details and to register for either of these workshops, visit our calendar.

Other Campus and Community Events and Opportunities

Political Science Major Fair: Tuesday, September 9, 3-5pm, David Kinley Hall, 4th Floor
Interested in majoring in Political Science? Learn about Political Science honors, internships, study abroad, study groups, courses and more!

Illinois in Washington Info Session, Tuesday, September 9, 6-7pm, 119 David Kinley Hall 

Interested in spending a semester or summer in Washington, D.C.?  Then stop by this info session! www.washington.illinois.edu.

Public Relations Certificate Program Info Session: Wednesday, September 10, 6-6:45pm, 319 Greg Hall

Applications are open for the PR Certificate program administered by the College of Media. This professional development program provides a practical foundation in the principles and practice of public relations. The undergraduate-level coursework is designed for students from any discipline who wish to develop public relations competencies and skills to enhance their primary area of study or expertise. Public relations is important to many disciplines, including engineering, English, computer science, communication, business, agricultural communications, and numerous others.

Applications are due by Tuesday, September 30 at 3:00 pm via the online application.  For more information and to apply, go to: http://experience.media.illinois.edu/prcertificate/

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Applications Due this Thursday, September 11.

Champaign County CASA will be conducting training classes for potential new advocates to speak up for the more than 400 abused and neglected children in Champaign County Court. These advocates become the “eyes and ears of the Court” and work with the child and social service agencies to ensure that the best interests of the child are met throughout the court process. CASA provides all the training necessary to become an advocate. No specific experience is required however, you must be at least 21 years old and be willing to make the time commitment necessary to fulfill the role of a CASA advocate.

More information about CASA can be found on their website at www.casa4kids.org or by calling the CASA office at 384-9065. An application deadline has been set for Thursday, September 11th and a background check is required.

Certificate in International Development Studies–Learn about this new certificate offered by Global Studies at upcoming Info Session on Sept. 17 from 4-4:30 in the Lucy Ellis Lounge of the Foreign Language Building.

Career Center

Unless otherwise indicated, Career Center events will be held at 715 S. Wright Street.

I-Link Essentials Monday, TODAY, September 8, Noon-1pm, The Career Center Interview Suite, 616 E. Green Street

Are you new to I-Link, the jobs/internships database? This workshop will teach you the basics – how to navigate the I-Link system, information on available features, and best practices to search and apply for internships and jobs. We will also answer any of your questions! For more information about I-Link, go here: https://www.careercenter.illinois.edu/about/services/ilink.

Career Fair Prep: Maximize Your Experience, TODAY, September 8, 5-6pm

Creating Powerful Resumes and Cover Letters, TODAY, September 8, 6-7pm

Finding An Internship, Tuesday, September 9, 4-5pm

Attending a Career Fair for the First Time, Wednesday, September 10, 4-5pm

Getting the Job: Interviewing Tips, Wednesday, September 10, 5-6pm

Selling Your LAS Degree at the Business Career Fair, Thursday, September 11, 6-7:30pm, The Career Center Interview Suite, 616 E. Green Street

Pizza and A Professional: Owning Your Own Business, Noon-1pm, The Career Center Interview Suite, 616 E. Green Street

For more information and to register for these workshops, go here: https://www.careercenter.illinois.edu/.

 

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Mark Your Calendars: Week of September 2

The semester’s already in high gear! Here is a roundup of opportunities for pre-law students this week.

Pre-Law Advising Services–Join us for the 2014 Law Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 10:00-2:00 at the Union! Over 100 law schools will be here to visit with interested students. This is a great chance to talk to admissions reps about what law schools are looking for. Ask questions, collect some freebies and fee waivers, and learn about law school admissions from the experts. For more details like who’s coming and what to expect, check out our website.

We’ve got plenty of room in our upcoming Pre-Law 101 sessions. This is a great workshop if you’re new to the University or just new to being pre-law. We’ll cover topics including: selecting majors/minors/coursework, creating a resume for law school, and extracurricular options for building pre-law skills. For more details and to register, visit our calendar.

Stress Management Peer Leaders
McKinley Heath Center’s Health Education Unit is seeking volunteers to become Stress Management Peer (SMP) Leaders. SMP is dedicated to providing education & awareness to UI students on stress-related topics and concerns. We facilitate stress-related workshops, participate in campus-wide program planning and other organizational events while embracing the diversity of our campus. This is a great opportunity to enhance leadership skills and meet new and interesting people. Strong communication skills desired. This hands-on experience is a great volunteer opportunity!

Interest session will be held at the Illini Union, Room 407 on
Wednesday, September 3rd, 5:00 p.m.

For more information please contact Rachel Foster at 333- 2714 / foster31@illinois.edu; or Steve Pratscher at prtschr2@illinois.edu.

Certificate in International Development Studies–Learn about this new certificate offered by Global Studies at upcoming Info Sessions on Sept. 4 from 1-1:30 and Sept. 17 from 4-4:30 in the Lucy Ellis Lounge of the Foreign Language Building.

Tenth Annual Sapora Symposium–Interested in a career related to recreation, sport, & tourism? This 2-day symposium includes speakers, keynote sessions, and access to the Recreation, Sport & Tourism Career Fair. Attendees receive 1 credit. The event is Oct. 2 & 3 but registration is due Friday, Sept. 5. Check out more info here.

Career Center

Unless otherwise indicated, Career Center events will be held at 715 S. Wright Street.

Finding An Internship: Wed, Sept. 3, 4-5 pm

Career Fair Prep: Maximizing Your Experience:Thurs, Sept. 4, 4-5 pm

For more information and to register for these workshops, go here: https://www.careercenter.illinois.edu/.

 

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Fall 2014: Important Dates and Deadlines

Below is an abbreviated list of dates, deadlines and events for Fall 2014 that may be of interest to pre-law students. These dates do not include all PLAS programs.Visit our online Event Calendar to view all upcoming workshops at http://illinois.edu/calendar/list/2508

Date                             Event                                                        

September 3               Study Abroad Fair, 11am-2pm, Illini Union Room C & South Lounge   www.studyabroad.illinois.edu

September 8               Deadline to add a semester course

September 9               Illinois in Washington Info Session, 6-7pm, 119 David Kinley Hall

www.washington.illinois.edu

September 17              Law School Fair, 10am-2pm, Illini Union Rooms A, B & C

 We’re kicking Fall off with the biggest pre-law event of the year! Join us as over 100 law schools visit campus to meet with all interested pre-law students. Visit with law school representatives and find out all about their schools. Discover new schools and scholarship opportunities! Pick up some fun freebies and application fee waivers! No registration necessary. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Business casual dress is recommended. For more information on the fair–including who is coming, what to bring, and what to expect–please visit our website at http://www.prelaw.illinois.edu/law-school-fair. See you at the fair!

September 22              First Pre-Law 101 Workshop

Visit our online calendar, http://illinois.edu/calendar/list/2508to view all workshops and to register

September 27              LSAT

September 29              First Personal Statement & Resume Workshop

Visit our online calendar, http://illinois.edu/calendar/list/2508to view all workshops and to register

October 1                   Mock Admissions with Drexel Law School Dean DiSciullo

October 7                   Pre-Law 101 Workshop

October 13                 Applying to Law School Workshop

October 16                 Perfecting Your Personal Statement and Resume for Law School

October 18                 Deadline to drop a semester class or to elect credit/no credit

October 27                 Pre-Law 101

November 1 -15         Early Decision Applications due

This is also a good target date to complete your law school applications.

November 4               Deadline to Register for December 6th LSAT

Register online at www.lsac.org

We will be adding events for November, including more presentations by law schools, so keep checking in!

 

 

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Mark Your Calendars – Week of August 25

Happy First Day of Classes!  Here is a list of this week’s events.

Campus Events

Minority Association for Future Attorneys: On Tuesday, August 26th, 2014, at 6 p.m. in Noyes Lab 163, the Minority Association for Future Attorneys will have their first meeting of the 2014-2015 school year.

National Center for Supercomputing Students Pushing Innovation (NCSA SPIN) Program Internships — Open House Thursday, August 28

The University of Illinois’ National Center for Supercomputing (NCSA) is looking for highly motivated, creative Illinois undergraduate students to participate in hands-on research fellowships during the 2014-2015 academic year. The NCSA SPIN (Students Pushing Innovation) program offers paid internships to Illinois students who can contribute to challenging projects alongside the center’s expert staff, or who would like to pursue their own innovative projects with support from NCSA colleagues and mentors.

To learn more about SPIN and collaborative opportunities at NCSA, attend the SPIN Open House from 3-5 p.m. Thursday Aug. 28 in the first floor atrium of the NCSA Building (1205 W. Clark St., Urbana). Then formulate a project or define an area of exploration and submit your proposal by Sept. 4.

For more information, go to http://spin.ncsa.illinois.edu/ or contact spin@ncsa.illinois.edu.

Luce Scholars Program — Information Sessions August 28 and 29

The National and International Scholarships Program (NISP) is offering a two-day informational event about the Luce Scholars Program.  The Luce is a one-year internship in East or Southeast-Asia, and designed specifically for students who do not have much prior experience in that region.  Starting August 28th, NISP will offer an informational overview session, featuring an informal discussion with a previous Luce Scholars. On August 29th, NISP will host a workshop designed to help students begin to craft their personal statements.

The dates and times are as follows. All events will be held in 514 IUB.

August 28th, 3:30-4:30pm – Informational session and discussion with former Luce Scholars.

August 29th 3:30-4:30pm – Workshop on how to craft a Personal Statement.

More information about the Luce can be found here: http://www.topscholars.illinois.edu/luce.

Illinois Trial Team: Information Sessions August 27 and 28th

Thinking about law school and intrigued by the idea of being a trial attorney? Then this opportunity might be just what you are looking for! The Illinois Trial Team allows undergrads to prepare and perform real trials in real courtrooms in front of real judges and attorneys. This organization serves as a combination for those interested in going to law school, those interested in debate, those interested in theater, and those interested in speech team. No experience is necessary, and all majors are welcome. The team recruits new members each Fall!  The team will be holding informational meetings on Wednesday August 27th and Thursday August 28th at 6:30pm at the UIUC College of Law (504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue). For more information, go to www.IllinoisTrialTeam.com; Facebook: “Illinois Trial Team”; Twitter:@ILTrialTeam.  Questions? Send your emails to Illinoistrialteam@gmail.com.

Conflict Resolution Training Program — Applications Due September 1

Mediation Services in the Office for Student Conflict Resolution is currently accepting Fall 2014 applications for the Conflict Resolution Training Program, and this year we are offering an additional two-day advanced training opportunity for students in the class!

The program introduces the participants to mediation and other alternative conflict resolution concepts and is focused on developing conflict resolution skills to help them address conflict they may encounter in the future. It can be particularly helpful to students in leadership positions! Practice scenarios include a variety of situations, including roommate, personal, organizational, and work conflict. Students who complete this program will receive a certificate of completion and gain a skill to share on their resume.

Applications are being accepted now and must be in by September 1, 2014 at 1 p.m. for full consideration. Apply online now! Visit http://www.conflictresolution.illinois.edu/crt/default.asp for the application and for more information.

Sessions will be on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. from September 9 to November 4, 2014. The advanced training will be offered on November 11 and November 18.

Career Center

Unless otherwise indicated, Career Center events will be held at 715 S. Wright Street.

Finding An Internship: Wednesday, August 27, 5-6pm

Creating Powerful Resumes and Cover Letters: Thursday, August 28, 4-5pm

For more information and to register for these workshops, go here: https://www.careercenter.illinois.edu/.

 

Other Events

Michigan State University College of Law Webinar: Tips for Assembling a Competitive Law School Application, Wednesday, August 27, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This webinar will offer a wide-ranging series of recommendations for individuals who plan to applying for fall 2015 admission, as well as for college freshmen and sophomores who are giving thought to law school. Topics to be covered in this webinar include:

  • Recommendations for when to apply and where to apply for admission
  • Suggestions for writing an effective personal statement and securing letters of recommendation
  • How to tailor your resume for law school admission committees
  • Tips for what to include in a supplemental statement(s)
  • Factors relied upon by admission committees

Following presenters’ remarks will be a 10-minute Q and A segment during which participants will be able to ask questions via the chat function.

For more information and to register, go here: http://www.law.msu.edu/admissions/webinars/Tips-Competitive-application.html.

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Welcome Back Edition!

Welcome Class of 2018 and Welcome Back Pre-Law Students!

Hello students!  Our first blog posting of the 2014-2015 school year features a quick overview of a few events happening on campus in the next week and a brief update on PLAS.  We will resume our regular blogging schedule next week.  Our postings will include updates on PLAS programs, campus events, internships, and information on a variety of pre-law topics and items of interest so keep checking in!!

Upcoming Campus Events

Quad Day Events: Sunday, August 24!

The semester kicks off this weekend with Quad Day, Sunday, August 24, Noon-4pm.  Quad Day will introduce you to over 500 registered student organizations (RSOs)! Go and learn more about how you can make the most of your time at the University of Illinois and join an organization! Remember — law schools like to see applicants who are both good students and who are involved in their community.  Note: the Illinois Trial Team is one RSO that will have a booth to answer questions and to sign up interested students.  Scroll down for more information about the Illinois Trial Team.

Also on Quad Day….The Career Center will be hosting its annual Quad Day Open House on Sunday, Aug. 24 from 1-3 p.m. Students are encouraged to stop by and learn about Career Center programming and services for the fall semester. The Career Center will be offering ice cream, prizes and a chance to win will an iPad Mini!  The Career Center is located at 715 S. Wright Street, next to Cocomero.

After you have visited the Quad and the Career Center, head to Nevada Street to experience the Taste of Nevada, starting at 4pm after the Quad events are over. The Taste will feature food samples and live cultural music and dancing.  This is a great opportunity to enjoy the music, grab a bite to eat and learn about programs offered at UIUC cultural centers and other departments.

National Center for Supercomputing Students Pushing Innovation (NCSA SPIN) Program Internships — Open House Thursday, August 28

The University of Illinois’ National Center for Supercomputing (NCSA) is looking for highly motivated, creative Illinois undergraduate students to participate in hands-on research fellowships during the 2014-2015 academic year. The NCSA SPIN (Students Pushing Innovation) program offers paid internships to Illinois students who can contribute to challenging projects alongside the center’s expert staff, or who would like to pursue their own innovative projects with support from NCSA colleagues and mentors.

To learn more about SPIN and collaborative opportunities at NCSA, attend the SPIN Open House from 3-5 p.m. Thursday Aug. 28 in the first floor atrium of the NCSA Building (1205 W. Clark St., Urbana). Then formulate a project or define an area of exploration and submit your proposal by Sept. 4.

For more information, go to http://spin.ncsa.illinois.edu/ or contact spin@ncsa.illinois.edu.

Luce Scholars Program — Information Sessions August 28 and 29

The National and International Scholarships Program (NISP) is offering a two-day informational event about the Luce Scholars Program.  The Luce is a one-year internship in East or Southeast-Asia, and designed specifically for students who do not have much prior experience in that region.  Starting August 28th, NISP will offer an informational overview session, featuring an informal discussion with a previous Luce Scholars. On August 29th, NISP will host a workshop designed to help students begin to craft their personal statements.

The dates and times are as follows. All events will be held in 514 IUB.

August 28th, 3:30-4:30pm – Informational session and discussion with former Luce Scholars.

August 29th 3:30-4:30pm – Workshop on how to craft a Personal Statement.

More information about the Luce can be found here: http://www.topscholars.illinois.edu/luce.

Illinois Trial Team

Thinking about law school and intrigued by the idea of being a trial attorney? Then this opportunity might be just what you are looking for! The Illinois Trial Team allows undergrads to prepare and perform real trials in real courtrooms in front of real judges and attorneys. This organization serves as a combination for those interested in going to law school, those interested in debate, those interested in theater, and those interested in speech team. No experience is necessary, and all majors are welcome. The team recruits new members each Fall! Prospective members should make sure to visit the Illinois Trial Team’s booth on Quad Day, Sunday, August 24! In addition, the team will be holding informational meetings on Wednesday August 27th and Thursday August 28th at 6:30pm at the UIUC College of Law (504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue). For more information, go to www.IllinoisTrialTeam.com; Facebook: “Illinois Trial Team”; Twitter:@ILTrialTeam.  Questions? Send your emails to Illinoistrialteam@gmail.com.

Conflict Resolution Training Program — Applications Due September 1

Mediation Services in the Office for Student Conflict Resolution is currently accepting Fall 2014 applications for the Conflict Resolution Training Program, and this year we are offering an additional two-day advanced training opportunity for students in the class!

The program introduces the participants to mediation and other alternative conflict resolution concepts and is focused on developing conflict resolution skills to help them address conflict they may encounter in the future. It can be particularly helpful to students in leadership positions! Practice scenarios include a variety of situations, including roommate, personal, organizational, and work conflict. Students who complete this program will receive a certificate of completion and gain a skill to share on their resume.

Applications are being accepted now and must be in by September 1, 2014 at 1 p.m. for full consideration. Apply online now! Visit http://www.conflictresolution.illinois.edu/crt/default.asp for the application and for more information.

Sessions will be on Tuesdays at 4 p.m. from September 9 to November 4, 2014. The advanced training will be offered on November 11 and November 18.

 PLAS Updates for Fall 2014

1. What’s going on at PLAS? All of our events are listed in our Event Calendar here: http://illinois.edu/calendar/list/2508.  You may also look at the right side of this page for info on events coming up in the next few weeks. Note that some of our workshops have limited seating, like the Pre-Law 101 sessions, so you’ll want to register for those in advance. We will add a few programs as the semester progresses.  Be sure to check our blog next week  for an overview of the semester’s events!

2. Attend a Pre-Law 101 Workshop. If you are a new pre-law student you’ll definitely want to attend a Pre-Law 101 Workshop, which will answer most of your questions about what it means to be pre-law and how you can maximize your opportunities as an undergrad. These sessions are all listed in our Event Calendar and you can register there.

3. How do we keep in touch? Blog, Facebook group, Twitter, email
The best way to keep up with pre-law news is to read this blog and join our Facebook group or follow us on Twitter (UIUC Pre-Law). We send occasional emails but we don’t want to clog your inbox…so instead, we update this blog, Twitter and our Facebook page at least once a week.

4. Making an appointment….is easy. Call 333-9669. Except please, if you’re sick, stay home in your jammies! You can call us at the appointment time if you really need to talk. Otherwise, please reschedule.

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Take a tour of our new website!

What’s that–what did we do this summer? We’re glad you asked! We just did a little project called an entire website redesign. If you’ve ever designed a website, then you know how happy we are that it’s over that we have a new, fresh look to share!

Our 5 Favorite New Parts of Our Website www.prelaw.illinois.edu

1. “EVENTS” are now centrally located as the FIRST item on the site! Go here to see all of our fall workshops and events.

2. We’ve added a link to our ALL NEW Pre-Law Compass page just for Illinois students! There you will find even more handouts, links to videos, and other goodies that were too big to fit on our website.

3. Links to all of our SOCIAL MEDIA are easy to find on the left navigation bar of each page on our website.

4. We’ve expanded our RESOURCES to include lots of new, updated links to explore.

5. We’ve added our new 2013 Applicant Data to show where UIUC grads who applied to law school last year were accepted. We’ve also included profiles of successful applicants to give you an idea of where you stand.

 

 

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Summer/Fall Course Updates!

If you’re still considering summer/fall courses, here are some relevant updates we’ve received to help you make your decisions.

1. The PHIL 102 Summer Session I course still has seats. This logic and reasoning course is specifically tailored to LSAT and MCAT logic skills, so it would be an excellent option for pre-law students planning to take the LSAT this September or next June. Meets 9-11:50 M-R. Taught by Timothy McCarthy.

2. Seats are still available in PS 301, U.S. Constitution I. This course analyzes issues related to judicial interpretation of the Constitution; the separation of governmental powers; federalism; checks and balances among the three branches of the national government; and the jurisdiction of federal courts. Taught by Professor Steven Seitz, this course meets 11:30-1:50 M-R.

3. For our veteran students, a new course will be offered this fall: AHS 199, Veterans Leadership Transition. This course is designed for undergraduate veterans to learn about assistive resources, gain practical skills that will support their transition to campus, reflect on their service history, and develop community with other veterans. Restricted to veterans. 2.0 credits, meets TR 11-12:20.

 

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So you’ve selected a school . . . NOW WHAT!?

Congratulations!  Many Pre-Law students have evaluated their law school offers and have selected the law school where they will start in the fall!  If this is you, you are probably enjoying checking off your last major responsibilities as an undergraduate!  Here is a practical checklist of the actions you should take this summer!

1.  Professionally let other schools know that you have made your selection.  Follow the Email Etiquette advice from our recent blog post!

2.  Start looking for housing / a roommate.  Usually the school you’ve selected will provide a resource for you in completing this task.  Consider the major financial benefits of having a roommate.

3.  Join the facebook group of your class – or ask the admissions office what other media groups exist where you’ll see some social opportunities once students arrive to the area.

4.  Check your new email account.  Decide whether you want to connect the new account to your personal email or maintain an entirely separate account.  Get in the habit of checking the account.

5.  Prepare your finances.  Assure you have the money to buy books, pay a security deposit and your first month’s rent, and any moving expenses BEFORE the first loan disbursement – which is usually well after these expenses have occurred.

6.  Send your undergraduate final transcript to your new law school.

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