Information for Graduating Seniors and Alumni
First — congratulations and best wishes to our UIUC graduating Seniors! We would love to hear from you so please keep in touch. In fact, we have created a Linked In Group, entitled “Illini Pre-Law Alumni.” This is an opportunity for PLAS to stay in touch with all of you and for you to stay in touch with your classmates and other UIUC alums. You never know when you might end up in a new city and need to network to find a new job or information on law school. Please go to LinkedIn to join our group.
Information for Fall Law School Applicants
Our events have concluded for this semester but we do have a public service announcement. Fall law school applicants — do not forget to identify and meet with people whom you would like to write letters of recommendation on your behalf BEFORE you leave campus! If you wait until the fall to make the request(s), you will likely find yourself waiting in line behind others who asked first! For information on how to solicit letters of recommendation, go to our April 20 blog post. If you would like a helpful overview on letters of recommendation that you can share with letter writers, then go to the PLAS Compass Page and check out our “Guide to Letters of Recommendation” in the “Application Pointers” section.
Information for June LSAT Test Takers — Reminder about day of exam!
As we discussed in an earlier blog post, the June 2016 LSAT is the first test with new photo ID requirements. Further, LSAC provides a list of day of test reminders here. It is absolutely critical that you look at this list well in advance of June 6 so that you follow the LSAC’s instructions to the letter. Any violation of LSAC rules constitutes grounds for you to be dismissed from the test.
PLAS Summer Activities and Office Hours
Although we will not be regularly posting to our blog, we will occasionally post information of interest on Facebook (Pre-Law Advising at U of IL) and Twitter (@UIUCPreLaw). If you need to schedule an appointment with a pre-law advisor over the summer, remember that PLAS Summer Hours are in effect and appointments are available in advance. Just call the PLAS office at (217) 333-9669 to make an appointment. Enjoy your break and look for announcements about our fall calendar when you return in August.
Have a great summer!