Mark Your Calendars–Week of March 14

Pre-Law Advising Services Opportunities

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:  We will create study groups based on your responses and email each student so that the group can coordinate study times.

Financing Law School: A Webinar, Friday April 1 at 12:00. Wondering how to pay for a legal education? Join us for this free webinar hosted by Joni Bradley-Scott from Access Group, a nonprofit dedicated to educating graduate students on how to finance their education. This webinar will provide details about how financial aid works at the law school level, including what steps students can take now and during law school to reduce law school debt. This is the first in a two-part series on financial aid for pre-law students. Please register at the link provided here. Find additional financial aid resources at

Upcoming Campus Events

The Career Center’s workshop calendar is on its website at:  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:

  • Creating Powerful Resumes and Cover Letters–Tues., March 15, 5-6pm
  • Career Fair Prep–Tues., March 15, 6-7pm
  • Getting the Job: Interviewing Tips – Weds., March 16, 6-7pm

UIUC College of Law:  Volunteer Jurors Needed March 16!

If you always wanted to be a juror, now is your chance. Jurors are needed March 16 at the College of Law from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Parking and continental breakfast provided. Jurors sit on a jury trial presented by law students with an Illinois judge and deliberate to a verdict in a criminal or civil case. Contact Julie Campbell,, or Steve Beckett,

Upcoming Off Campus Events and Opportunities

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law — Master of Science in Law Webinar Info Sessions —April 7

Interested in Law, Business, and Technology?
The one-year Master of Science in Law (MSL) program at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law prepares students for careers at the intersection of law, business, and technology. Designed especially for students with engineering, science, technology, mathematics, and medical backgrounds, the MSL provides practical, focused, business-centered legal training that enables students to communicate across disciplines; develop, protect, and manage intellectual property; bring ideas to market; and navigate the legal and regulatory structures that exist in STEM settings. MSL graduates are well positions for careers as: patent agents; IP/patent portfolio managers; scientific and/or technical consultants; business developers; regulatory strategists; compliance officers; patent coordinators; entrepreneurs; and more. Scholarships are available.

Learn more by joining us for our upcoming webinar. We will provide a comprehensive overview of the MSL program, including curriculum, full-time and part-time scheduling, career opportunities, and more. We will also take questions from the audience. April 7 at 4pm. Join online

Anyone interested in the Master of Science in Law program is welcome to contact Susan Dennehy, Administrative Director, at

Summer Pre-Law Programs

These are great opportunities for pre-law students to learn about legal careers. Most are free and/or come with a stipend. 

The University of Wisconsin is hosting a new summer James E. Jones Jr. Pre-Law Scholars program June 6-July 1 this year. Eligible students must have completed freshman and sophomore year. More information and a schedule have been posted here. Applications can be found here and are due April 1.

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Summer Law and Leadership Academy is a one-week program designed to foster diversity in the legal profession. The program aims to introduce undergraduate students to the study of the law and expose students to a sampling of potential career paths available with a law degree. Students who attend will gain an understanding of what it’s like to study law at the graduate level. Current undergraduate students who have completed at least 50 credits and possess a 2.7 or above cumulative GPA are eligible to apply for the program.  Interested students should complete the online application form prior to April 25, 2016.

Apply here: (Remember to include a letter of recommendation from your college professor or advisor.) Questions? Contact Assistant Dean for Professional Development Chasity Thompson, ’02; Phone: (317) 278-3001; E-Mail:

Have a great week!

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