Mark Your Calendars–Week of October 19

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.

Applying to Law School Workshop: Monday, Nov. 2 at 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 resume due to the separate workshops on those topics. Attendees are invited to attend both workshops.

The Real Deal: Lawyers Share the Inside View of the Legal Profession. Monday, Nov. 9 at 5:00 in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building. The best way to learn about the legal profession is to talk to lawyers! What is it really like to argue a case before a jury? What skills does it take to make partner or own your own law firm? What should you know before joining the legal profession? Network with retired area lawyers representing a variety of legal careers to find out! Ask questions about what it’s really like to practice law and get insight into what skills you can build now to prepare for a successful legal career! This is a rare and valuable chance to talk to people who can share perspectives on their decades-long legal careers. No registration is necessary.

Law School Opportunities

University of Illinois College of Law will host Raymond LaHood, former Department of Transportation Secretary, to deliver a “Bipartisanship in Government” lecture Friday, Oct. 23 from 12-1 in the College of Law Auditorium (504 E Pennsylvania Ave). This event is free and open to the public.

Pre-Law students are invited to watch oral arguments for the U.S Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 9:30 a.m. in the College of Law Auditorium (504 E Pennsylvania Ave). This event is free and open to the public.

University of Chicago Law School invites Illinois students and alumni to attend their Open House on Monday, November 23 (during our Fall Break) from 9 am – 1 pm. The Open House will include a class and a tour of the school. You will also get to meet with the offices of Admissions and Financial Aid. To register, visit their website here.

Michigan State University College of Law is offering an upcoming webinar on Preparing for Law School. This webinar is designed for first and second year college students. Find out more and register here.

Campus Events

New Student Programs is currently hiring Orientation Leaders. Attend an info session Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 5:00 at BNAAC East Gregory Street or Monday, Oct. 26 at 5:00 at AACC on Nevada Street. Apps are due Oct. 29. Click here to find out more or to apply.

iSEE presents Sustainability Week 2015! Check out their website here for a variety of campus events and speakers.

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.

  • Job Search Resources for International Students, Tues, October 20, 4-5:30 pm
  • Getting the Job: Interviewing Tips, Weds, October 21, 4-5 pm
  • Creating Powerful Resumes & Cover Letters, Thurs, October 22, 5-6 p.m

Illinois Leadership Center – i-Programs
Intersect – Learn skills in relationship building and team development. Saturday, November 7. Register at

Scholarship Opportunities

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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