The approach of November at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign signals varying thoughts in the minds of students. Some will think about the approaching holidays, while others will dread the impending cold. For those prospective law students out there, we recommend using November to visit schools, submit early decision applications (if you have not done so already), and update your résumés.
This year, Fall Break at UIUC will take place during the week of November 24th. For those of you considering law school, research whether schools that interest you will be open during that time. Visiting a school while it is in session provides a tremendous opportunity to observe classes, meet students and tour the facility.
To anyone applying for early decision Fall 2015: make sure you check your due dates. You should not wait until the last minute to submit early decision applications. In case of a computer issue or a typographical error you would like to change, it is best to leave yourself some time to review and submit the best application possible. Be sure to use these next two weeks wisely as they could determine the next three years of your life.
Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are considering law school should use November to update résumés. Having a polished résumé will allow you to start submitting applications for summer internships as soon as winter break rolls around. Winter break is a great time to sift through and choose summer positions that interest you. With a résumé at the ready, applying will be a less stressful process. Besides, periodically updating your résumé is a great habit to get into.