Mark Your Calendars–Week of February 22

Pre-Law Advising Services Workshops and Programs

Check out our Spring Semester calendar of events here!

Join us for Negotiating Law School Scholarships on Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at 5:00 pm in IUB 514. Negotiating law school scholarships has become quite common in the last few years. While many students have successfully bargained for additional scholarship dollars, the process of negotiating can be risky and stressful. Join us as two Deans of Admission–Rebecca Ray from the University of Illinois College of Law and Ann Perry from University of Chicago Law School–share their insight into negotiating financial aid packages with law schools. Under what circumstances should students negotiate? How can they successfully engage with law schools? What would make a law school deny a request to renegotiate? This is invaluable advice, including tips for success that could save pre-law students thousands of dollars on a legal education! All pre-law students should attend. No registration necessary.

June 2016 LSAT Study groups – Taking the June LSAT? Think about joining a study group.  PLAS is helping to coordinate the creation of study groups for the June LSAT.  The process is simple. Students fill out the requested information in the Google form here: http://goo.gl/forms/UxIjxoxpG2.  We will create study groups based on your responses and email each student so that the group can coordinate study times.

Upcoming Law School Events–OPEN TO ALL PRE-LAW STUDENTS

The Wisconsin Statewide Pre-Law Diversity Day is set for Friday, March 4, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee is open to all students. For more information and to register, visit their website here. Cosponsored by Marquette University Law School and University of Wisconsin Law School, this FREE event includes lunch and:

  • an update on law school admissions in Wisconsin featuring the University of Wisconsin and Marquette Law Schools;
  • an overview of the Law School Admission Test with practice questions;
  • breakout workshops featuring a mock class for students; and
  • law school fair featuring admissions representatives from law schools around the country. Over 20 law schools have already registered for this event!Click here for a list.

 Upcoming Campus Events

Whether you’re interested in diversity, housing, environmental concerns, safety, or the performing arts, there are campus committees that need your voice. Check out the list of campus committees and apply to serve on one of them for 2016-2017. http://studentaffairs.illinois.edu/collaborations/campus-committees-and-boards

The Career Center has posted its spring workshop calendar on their website at:https://www.careercenter.illinois.edu/. Now is a great time to update your resume, plan your job search or summer internship, and get to know their office and resources. All sessions will be held at the Career Center, 715 S. Wright Street, unless otherwise indicated. Upcoming workshops include:

  • Getting the job: Interviewing tips, Feb 23, 4-5:00 pm
  • Creating Powerful Resumes and Cover Letters, Feb 18, 4-5:00 pm

Internship, Scholarship and Summer Pre-Law Program Opportunities

Still looking for a summer internship? The Career Center also announced a new summer internship program called UIntern. Mandatory info sessions will be held at The Interview Suite at 616 E Green St. Find more details here.

  • Monday, Feb. 22 at 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Noon

University of Wisconsin Law School-James E. Jones Jr. Pre-Law Scholars Program

The University of Wisconsin Law School is now accepting applications for the James E. Jones Jr. Pre-Law Scholars Program. This four-week summer immersion program is designed to improve access to legal education for undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups and economically disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as those with other significant barriers to entering the legal profession.

The program is open to students who have completed their freshman or sophomore years in college, and is designed to help students explore legal education and careers, and to help them succeed in applying to, enrolling in, and graduating from law school.Students will spend four weeks living on the beautiful University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. All program materials, and room and board, will be provided FREE of cost. Students will also receive a $1,000 stipend for participating in the program. For more information or to apply, go here.  Applications are due April 1!

Scholarship opportunity for those entering law school this fall

The ABA Diversity Scholarship is designed for underrepresented students who demonstrate financial need and community involvement. Awards will be $5,000 for entering law students, which is renewable for years 2 and 3 of law school.  Applicants must be entering law school in 2016 and submit an application, personal statement, and statement of financial need by March 2. Find the application and more details here.

Have a great week!

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