Mark Your Calendars – Week of March 28

Welcome back!  We hope you had a restful break.  Scroll down for info on a legal internship, upcoming PLAS events, including a financial aid webinar, this Friday, April 1, and summer prelaw programs.

PLAS Events and 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, 12-1pm

Wondering how to pay for a legal education? Join us for this 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

Minority Association for Future Attorneys (MAFA) Meeting – Tuesday, March 29

MAFA is having a meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, March 29th at 6PM in the Florida Avenue Residence Hall, Oglesby Lounge.  The topic is “Student Legal Service Program.”  All are welcome!

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:

  • “Peace Corps and the University” Panel Discussion, Wed, March 30, 3-4:30pm, Room 106, Main Library, 1408 W. Gregory Dr., Urbana IL 61801
  • Getting the Job: Interviewing Tips – Wed, March 30, 6-7pm
  • Finding an Internship – Thurs, March 31, 5-6pm

Upcoming Off Campus Events and Opportunities

Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law — Master of Science in Law Webinar Info Session — 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.

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

Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars Program (PLUS) – May 30-June 24, 2016

Maine Law is pleased to announce that they will be hosting a Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars Program (PLUS) this year. Through a four-week summer immersion program, college students will develop the skills to succeed in life and also learn about the legal profession. This program is targeted, but not limited to, college students from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds and first generation college students.

The PLUS program will run from May 30 – June 24, 2016 in Portland, Maine. Students will receive housing, meals and a stipend of $1000 for the four week program. Applications are due by THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST!! Learn more about this exciting opportunity!

Summer Law and Leadership Academy – Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

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:

Legal Internship Opportunity — Steigmann Law LLP

Steigmann Law, P.C., a young law firm in Champaign-Urbana, is looking for interns who want to be involved in a fast paced, high-tech, multi-area, legal environment. Steigmann Law, PC engages in personal injury, medical malpractice, family law, civil litigation, real estate, criminal, DUI and wills and estate work. Attorneys at Steigmann Law, PC have had experience in both public and private sectors of work, including small and large law firms and are happy to share their knowledge and experience. Interns jobs will vary, and be assigned based on capabilities, but may include medical record organization, filing, abstracting depositions, assisting in trial preparations, Court filings, and attending depositions and Court hearings and legal marketing. Work times are flexible and we are willing to work around your academic schedule. Please email resumes and cover letters to

Have a great week!