Mark Your Calendars — Week of October 12

Pre-Law Advising Services Events

October LSAT Takers – We Want Your Feedback! We are studying how Illinois students prepare for the LSAT. If you sat for the October LSAT, please take a few minutes to let us know what study method you used and how helpful you found it in preparing for the LSAT. Please take a moment to fill out a short questionnaire here.

Pre-Law 101 (for Freshmen or students new to pre-law): TODAY Monday, October 12, 4:00-5:00 pm in IUB 504. This workshop is for any Illinois student who is new to pre-law. We will cover: What it means to be a pre-law student at Illinois; the profile of a successful law school applicant; building a pre-law resume during undergraduate years; and what helpful resources exist on campus. We will answer all of your pre-law questions! This workshop is primarily aimed at first year students but all students are welcome. First year students should attend a Pre-Law 101 prior to setting up an individual Pre-Law Advising appointment. Select any Pre-Law 101 session that suits your schedule–each covers the same material. Please register here.

Yale Law School Webinar: Thursday, October 15, 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Please join the Yale Law School Admissions Office for a video webinar with other prospective law school applicants from Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. Craig Janecek, Director of Admissions, will be on hand to answer your questions about legal education, the application process, and life at Yale Law School. Advance registration is required.  To register for this event, please visit:

Applying to Law School Workshop: Monday, November 2, 4:00 – 5:15 pm in IUB 514
Are you applying to law school this year? This workshop will provide an extensive overview of the application process, including: Understanding the Credential Assembly Service (including a demo), letters of recommendation, transcripts, and the LSAC report that law schools receive. We will discuss how to develop a law school application strategy and share tips to maximize admission and aid in the law school application process. All of your questions about the law school application process will be addressed! No registration is necessary. This workshop does not cover the personal statement and law school application resume due to the separate workshops on those topics. Attendees are invited to attend both workshops.

Campus Events

Pre-Law Black Law Students Association Chapter Information Meeting TODAY, Monday, October 12 at 7 pm in Lincoln Hall – Come learn about one of the newest RSO’s on campus, as they are very excited to offer various service opportunities and programs to serve the needs of ALL undergraduate students. For pre-law students specifically, BLSA hopes to be a voice and source of guidance into law school.

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, Tuesday, October 13, 4-5 pm.
  • Creating Powerful Resumes and Cover Letters, Tuesday, October 13, 5-6 pm.
  • Finding an Internship, Wednesday, October 14, 5-6 p.m.

Illinois Leadership Center – i-Programs
Ignite – Develop skills in leading change and understanding systems thinking. Will be held on Saturday, October 17. For more information on the event and to register, please visit:

LeaderShape Institute
LeaderShape is a nationally-recognized leadership development program that takes place at many college campuses every year. At the LeaderShape Institute, participants learn how to lead with integrity through a variety of fun and educational experiences. They will create a vision for change focused on their organizations and an action plan designed to assist them in effectively implementing their vision and goals.

The University of Illinois offers a campus-based session of this nationally recognized program each January. Unlike i-programs and workshops, students must apply for this program through their academic college Dean’s Office.

For more information about LeaderShape, contact your academic college Dean’s Office. You may also contact the Illinois Leadership Center or view the Leadership Center events calendar to learn more about application deadlines and available information sessions. An information session will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, October 13 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural Center. To learn more about this program, please visit:

Scholarship Opportunities

Truman Scholarship for Public Service
National and International Scholarships is hosting a two-day Truman Scholarship information event:

  • Thursday, Oct. 15, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.—Information session and discussion with former Truman Scholar-This session will be held in IUB Room 504
  • Friday, Oct. 16, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.—Workshop on how to craft a Truman Application-This session will be held in IUB Room 514

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship awards $30,000 for students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. College juniors who are U.S. citizens with a record of community service and a commitment to a career in public service are eligible. Public service includes government, uniformed services, public interest organizations, non-governmental research or educational organizations, public and private schools, and other public service-oriented, non-profit organizations.

Evaluators look for leadership ability, potential for influencing public policies, community service and extracurricular activities, suitability of the applicant’s proposed program of study for a career in public service, strong academic performance, and potential to perform well in a premier graduate school program. Truman Scholars have pursued many fields of study, such as agriculture, engineering, economics, education, government, history, global studies, law, political science, public administration, and public health. Illinois may nominate up to 4 students for the Truman Scholarship.

More information on this award, including the campus endorsement process, can be found here.  To make an appointment to discuss whether the Truman Scholarship is right for you, please contact us at

Carlson Caspers Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship
University of Illinois STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) students are especially invited to apply for Carlson Caspers Inclusion and Diversity Scholarship Program.

This scholarship program is for current undergrads who will enter law school in Fall, 2016, and intend to practice intellectual property law in the Twin Cities area upon graduation. Visit their website for more information and to apply:

Have a great week!

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