Mark Your Calendars–Week of Sept. 28

Pre-Law Advising Services Events

2015 Law School Fair (MAPLA Caravan): Tuesday, October 6, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm in Illini Union Rooms A, B, C, and South Lounge (1401 W. Green St., Urbana, Illinois 61801).  Mark your calendar: It’s the biggest pre-law event of the year! Join us as over 100 law schools visit campus to meet with prospective students. Gather information about law schools, talk with admissions professionals about their schools, collect some fun freebies and law school application fee waivers. This event is FREE and open to the public. Dress is business casual. For more information, including a list of law schools attending the fair, visit our website at See you at the fair! No registration is required.

Majors and Minors Fair–Weds., Sept. 30 from 2-4 pm in the Illini Union. Still deciding on a major or minor? This is your opportunity to learn about all the majors and minors on campus! Pre-Law Advising Services will be there…come on by and say hello! To see who else will be there, check out their website.

Campus and Beyond 

iUnite Week: Sept. 26-Oct. 2. Join these campus-wide events embracing the value of differences in our community. Events include speakers (including Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Freedom Rider), a film series, and interfaith dinner. Click here for the iUnite Week Schedule of Events.

Harvard Law School Google Hangouts–HLS will host several upcoming Google Hangouts discussing HLS and its admissions process. Each session includes Q&A. The next Harvard Law School Google Hangout will be Sept. 30 from 5-6 pm Central. For the full HLS Google Hangout schedule and to register, visit their website here.

Illinois Abroad: The Student Experience in Asia–Wednesday, September 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in AACC lounge, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana
Wondering what it is like to study abroad in Asia? Want to know more about the student experience at Asian universities abroad? Come hear from both domestic and international Illinois students about study habits, classroom culture, extracurricular activities, and more! Returned study abroad students and international students will present in a poster fair style format.

Free Practice LSAT from Kaplan – September 30th @ 5:15 pm* Space is limited, so please register at Take Kaplan’s Free Practice Test and find out how you’d perform on the exam right now! You will receive a detailed score report, complete explanations to every question, strategies for improvement. This is a practice test offered by Kaplan, and it is an unofficial practice LSAT.*PLAS has no affiliation with Kaplan or any other test prep company.

Illinois in Washington–Spend a Semester Interning and Taking Classes in Washington, DC – Application deadline for spring semester is October 1. Visit their website for application information.

LAS Student Success Workshop: Argumentation and Analysis in Academic Essays, 3:00-4:50 pm Tuesday, Oct. 6 in 1 Foreign Language Building. This workshop is designed to provide strategy and guidelines about writing assignments such as understanding the nature of the assignment, creating a format, conducting scholarly research and putting ideas in the paper in a coherent manner to help students succeed. The primary focus is on making fact-based arguments and writing straight-forward papers using current academic knowledge, general knowledge/observations and research skills.

Career Center Workshops – Unless otherwise indicated, all workshops are held at the Career Center, 715 S. Wright Street. For more information or to register for an event, click here.

  • Getting the Job: Interviewing Tips, Tues., Sept 29, 4-5 p.m.
  • Creating Powerful Resumes & Cover Letters, Weds., Sept. 30, 5-6 pm.
  • Finding an Internship, Thurs., Oct. 1, 4-5 pm.

Job Search Seminar for International Students–Friday, Oct. 2 in the Business Instructional Facility Deloitte Auditorium, 2:00-4:00 pm. Dan Beaudry, author of Power Ties: The International Student’s Guide to Finding a Job in the United States will present OPT/CPT/H1B job search strategies for international students.  This presentation will cover how international students can tackle job search obstacles including the small number of H1B visas available.  Beaudry will also suggest networking strategies for international students.  This event is co-sponsored by The Career Center, Business Career Services, International Student and Scholar Services, and Graduate College Career Development.

Freshman Scholarship–The Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship ($2,000) is open to freshman students who demonstrate an aptitude for writing poetry. To apply, submit 5 poems by Oct. 30 to Jennifer Price, Department of English, Inlcude your name, address, phone number, email, and UIN on a title sheet with your submission. Do not include a name on the poems themselves.

 Pre-Law Honors Society has Launched a New Website–Please visit where you will find the recently launched PHS website. At the new site you will find an updated calendar of all PHS events, an updated description of all PHS events, and an updated list of the requirements needed to become a member. Additionally you will gain access to the newly re-established Gavel News Blog and find lists every possible way to contact the organization.

Winter Session 2015-2016 Courses Are Announced–Considering picking up a gen ed credit over winter break? Check out the list of winter session courses here.

College of Law Events

Next week, Weds. Oct. 7 from 10:30-12:30, watch the Illinois Fourth District Appellate Court hear oral arguments for both a criminal and a civil case at the College of Law (Rowe Auditorium).

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne M. Burke will speak at the College of Law on Fri, Oct. 9, from 12-1 pm. This event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided. Click here for more details. 

Have a great week!