Mark Your Calendars: Week of Sept. 29

This week we’re hosting lots of great opportunities for pre-law students! We hope to see you at some of the events below.

PLAS Events

The LSAT is over, and it’s time to focus on the personal statement! Our first Personal Statement and Resume session is today, Monday, September 29, 4pm, Room 514 IUB.  We will also offer this workshop on October 16 & November 10. For more details and to register for a workshop, visit our calendar.

On Wednesday, Oct. 1, join us for a Mock Law School Admissions session with a Dean at 5:00 in Lincoln 1022!  Isabel DiSciullo, Assistant Dean of Admissions at Drexel University School of Law, will bring  sample applications and let YOU be the admissions committee. Along the way, we’ll find out: What do deans really think of personal statements? Do letters of recommendation make a big difference? How do applicants below the medians get in? What happens when an admissions committee disagrees about admitting someone? Dean DiSciullo will give us the inside view of admissions, so bring your questions. Pizza will be served. No registration necessary. 

Thursday, Oct. 2–Patent Law & Pizza at 7:00 in 165 Everitt Lab. UIUC Alum Ho-Sung Chung (B.S. Chemical Engineering, 2000; JD Cum Laude 2009), currently working at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Washington, D.C., will be here to discuss careers in patent law and the patent bar.  This even is FREE and pizza will be provided. No registration required. This event is co-hosted by Pre-Law Advising Services and the Intellectual Property Legal Society.

Our next Pre-Law 101 session will be Tuesday, October 7, 4pm, Room 514 IUB. 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. To register, visit our calendar.

Campus and Other Opportunities

Michigan State University College of Law FREE Webinar Series

Cracking the LSAT: Tips for Maximizing Your Score on the LSAT

Tuesday, September 30, 6:30-7:30pm CST

Gain helpful insights and suggestions for achieving your best score on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).  The featured presenter is John Rood, president and founder of NextStep Test Preparation.  He will discuss skills that the examination seeks to measure; strategies for maximizing performance; and creating an effective LSAT prep plan.  To register for this free webinar, visit: www.law.msu.edu/admissions/events.html. Questions? Phone or email: admiss@law.msu.edu or (517) 432-0222.

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

  • Finding an Internship, Tues. Sept. 30 at 4:00
  • Graduate and Professional School Fair, Wed. Oct. 1 at the ARC from 1-5
  • Exploring Graduate School, Thurs. Oct 2 at 7:00

Northwestern University will be on campus to host a Masters of Science in Law Degree Program Info Session on Oct 1 from 12-1pm at Career Center Interview Suite. This degree is designed primarily for recent graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. This session will discuss all relevant aspects of the MSL degree, including the curriculum, the program’s unique approach to course scheduling, career paths, MSL student profiles, etc. Bring your questions! Food will be provided. For more info on the MSL degree, visit Northwestern’s website.

Internship Opportunity

The Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI) launched its undergraduate research journal PEER REVIEW: The Undergraduate Research Journal of the Ethnography of the University Initiative, in May 2014. We are currently looking for 2 undergraduate student interns to serve as Managing Editors, joining a team of 3 already in place. Ideally candidates will be upper division undergrads in either an honors program or at the senior thesis stage. We are also interested, however, in promising students with research or writing experience. The student Managing Editors work with and mentored by the Senior Editors and the Advisory Board.

As the undergraduate editing team will consist of five students, we anticipate an average of 3-5 hours per week. We ask that interested candidates provide a cover letter outlining their interest, a resume, and a reference from a faculty mentor or program administrator (McNair, James Scholars, etc.). All applications should be submitted electronically (as one document if possible) to eui-peerreview@illinois.edu, with “Undergraduate Editor” in the subject line. Deadline is October 6th, 2014.

Any questions should be addressed to Karen Rodriguez’G, Program Coordinator for EUI, at eui-info@illinois.edu.  For more general information on EUI and its mission, please see our website: www.eui.illinois.edu.

Law Firm Internship

Pre-Law Advising Services works with local law firms to establish internship opportunities for Illinois pre-law students. Here is an update on our latest internship opportunity.

Steigmann Law, P.C., has filled all currently available positions. They will be accepting applications later this year for Spring and Summer internships. Stay tuned to the PLAS Blog for further announcements.

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