Mark Your Calendars – Week of October 24

Pre-Law Advising Services is hosting  an “Applying to Law School Workshop” TODAY. There are also many great campus events. Happy Homecoming!

Pre-Law Events This Week

TODAY – Applying to Law School Workshop Monday October 24, 4:00-5:15PM, 503 Illini Union Bookstore

Are you applying to law school in the next year? This workshop will provide an overview of the law school application process, including: Understanding each element of the application, making a timeline for perfecting the application, researching law schools, and creating a strategy for maximizing admissions and aid through the application process. Participants will leave with a detailed application plan, along with tips and suggestions on best application practices. The last 15 minutes will be set aside for Q&A so that individual questions can be addressed.

Last Chance to Sign Up for a December LSAT Study Group!

Do you work better in a group setting? Would the accountability of a study group help you in your LSAT preparation? The Pre-Law office would like to facilitate the creation of LSAT study groups. Utilize this sign-up to find other LSAT students with whom you can work: sign up here.

1) Fill out the Google survey.

2) Fill out the best days you are available to study and how many hours per week you plan to study for the upcoming LSAT.

Within the next two weeks, we will send out groups of people that can meet at similar times so you can organize your study groups as soon as possible.

Here is the link again:

Save the Date – Midwest Law School Virtual Fair is Wednesday November 9th

Planning to apply to law school in the Midwest?  The Virtual Fair will allow you to have your admissions questions answered by representatives from law schools across the Midwest in this FREE live online event.  Get immediate answers to your pressing questions without the cost of travel.  Only a one-time registration is required to explore and interact with multiple schools. For more information, call 770-980-0088 or to register:

Great Opportunities This Week Across Campus:

TODAY October 24th LAS Tech Literacy Series Presents: Get Your Hands Out of Your Pockets and Stop Reading Off the Slides: A Primer on Microsoft PowerPoint  Lincoln Hall 4051 from 4:00-5:30

Fall 2016 Illini Career & Internship Fair – Wednesday October 26, 12:00pm-4:00pm, ARC Gym 2

A fair focused on industries that recruit students from the liberal arts and humanities, media, education, and applied health sciences.

See the Career Center website for more information on employers attending and how to prepare for a career fair.

Considering a Federal Government Job? The Career Center has resources for you.

The federal government is the nation’s largest employer with over two million employees.  Positions with federal agencies can be found across the country, overseas, and in countless career fields. A career in federal government can be a good option for students who want to make a significant impact on others and care about good governance. A great option too if you want to take time off between undergrad and law school!

ESL Grammar Workshops – “Sentence Structure” Workshop, Thursday October 27 5:00PM-7:00PM at FLB G27

The workshops are free, but seats are limited. Sign up using this link for all workshops.

TODAY at the University of Illinois College of Law: Dean’s Public Engagement Lecture Series: Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas L. Kilbride, Monday, October 24, 2016 Max L. Rowe Auditorium, Law Building 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

Justice Kilbride will visit the campus on October 24, 2016 and will discuss “Illinois Supreme Court Elections: Darned if you do, darned if you don’t!” Free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.

Also at the University of Illinois College of Law this week: “A New U.S. Approach to International Law Making in the 21st Century” lecture by Harold Koh (Yale University), Friday, October 28, 2016 Max L. Rowe Auditorium, Law Building 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

In his Vacketta-DLA Piper Lecture, Professor Koh, an international lawyer who served as Legal Adviser of the Obama State Department, asks whether this presages new forms of international lawmaking for the United States in the 21st Century. The event is free and open to the public.

“Lunch on Us” Program

The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations Offers “Lunch on Us” every day across campus– featuring speakers, panels, and resources at the University of Illinois, all lunches introduce you to the cultures, histories, and societal issues that the diverse communities of our campus face.

Here is the link for more information about the lunches coming up soon!

Tomorrow! Dine: Diversity & Inclusion Networking Exchange — network with employers who value diversity. Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 6–8pm Illini Union Ballroom (Second Level, 1401 E. Green St.) Register to attend at

Join us for networking activities, prizes, food, and fun. Network with employers such as AT&T, Abercrombie & Fitch, FBI, Peace Corp, Union Pacific Railroad, and more!

  • Engage with employers who value diversity
  • Practice networking in a casual setting
  • Discover the qualities employers seek in potential candidates
  • Learn what questions you should ask to determine if an organization meets your diverse needs

This is event is sponsored by Career Services Network, Office of Minority Student Affairs (OMSA), the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations, and University Housing.

Mindful Meditation at the Spurlock Museum, Friday October 28 – 11:30AM -12:00PM

It’s the fifth anniversary of free mindful meditation practice at Spurlock! If you’ve heard good things about the benefits of mindfulness and have been wanting to learn more, this series offers a start. During each 30-minute session, Mary Wolters of Green Yoga Spa will help participants bring a focus to their breathing and share tips for how to engage mindfully. No registration or special equipment is necessary, and participants may attend as many or few sessions as they like. The series continues each Friday through 12/16, with no meeting on Friday 11/25/16.

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