Mark Your Calendars — Week of October 26, 2015

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

Get an insider perspective on the University of Illinois College of Law! You are invited to a Google Hangout with the University of Illinois College of Law: Q&A with the Illinois Law Admissions Team TOMORROW, Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Click this link to join!

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 webinars October 28 and October 29 on “Assembling Your Best Application” and “An Insider’s Guide to Law School”, respectively. Find out more and register here. 

Campus Events and Opportunities

New Student Programs is currently hiring Orientation Leaders. Attend the info session TODAY, Oct. 26 at 5:00pm at AACC on Nevada Street. Apps are due Oct. 29. Click here to find out more or to apply.

White House Internship Program — Info Session NEXT Wednesday, November 4

The White House Internship Program is a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office, and prepare them for future public service opportunities. Come learn about this competitive 3 1/2 month volunteer opportunity in Washington, DC, open to U.S. citizens from all majors and backgrounds, both graduate and undergraduate students. Applications for the Summer Internship cycle are due January 15th. Former White House Intern and Presidential Appointee, Rachel Rubin, will discuss the application process and program requirements, as well as share her experiences as an Illini serving President Obama’s administration. Interested? Come to an event on Wednesday, November 4 at 4:30 in Room 404 David Kinley Hall. And, see: The White House Internship: A Public Service Leadership Program,

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.

  • Creating Powerful Resumes & Cover Letters, Tues, October 27, 4-5 p.m
  • Finding An Internship, Weds, October 28, 4-5 pm

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

Scholarship/Fellowship Opportunities

Bailey Scholarship — University YMCA

Scholarship alert: The YMCA is now taking applications for the Fred S. Bailey Internship Scholarship Program for U of I students who have an unpaid internship in spring. The University YMCA’s Fred S. Bailey Unpaid Internship Scholarship program provides scholarship funding to students who accept unpaid internships with public service agencies and not for profit organizations.  Applications are due Nov. 13! For more information and to apply, go here:

Boren Undergraduate Scholarships for Study Abroad — Info Sessions Oct. 29 & 30

Studying a less-commonly-taught language? Seeking linguistic and cultural immersion? Boren Undergraduate Scholarships provide unique funding opportunities for freshman through seniors to study language and culture in non-Western regions critical to US interests. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Two-Day Boren Information Event in 514 Illini Union Bookstore:
Thursday, October 29, 2015: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Information Session and discussion with former Boren Scholar
Friday, October 30, 2015: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Workshop on how to craft a competitive Boren Application

The strongest candidates have a solid academic record and the potential to succeed in their proposed study abroad experience, as well as clear plans for how they will use the target language in their future academic and professional endeavors. Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least 1 year after graduation.

The maximum awards are:
• $10,000 for a semester
• $20,000 for an academic year
• For STEM students only: $8,000 for a summer program (8 weeks minimum)

ROTC participants: see the special Boren-ROTC Initiative

The campus deadline is January 19, 2016. Please learn more about the campus process here. For complete information on Boren Awards preferred languages and countries, click here.

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship

This fellowship is available to both graduate and undergraduate students.  Awards will be given for the summer and the academic year.  The awards are for study in modern foreign languages in combination with area studies, area aspects of professional studies or international studies.  The awards include tuition/fee payments and a generous stipend!

Info sessions: Thursday, December 3 and Friday, December 4, 126 GLSIS, 4-5pm.  For more information, visit 

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!