Our next event will be the “Negotiating Scholarships Workshop” on Monday February 26! The event will be held at 1090 Lincoln Hall from 5PM – 6:15PM.
Now is the time to assess aid offers and discuss options for additional scholarships with your law schools. How can applicants have a respectful yet productive conversation that potentially results in more scholarship dollars being awarded? Join us as we examine exactly how to go about negotiating law school scholarships with the expertise of a panel of law school admissions professionals with a wealth of experience! This session is a must-see for anyone applying to law school, and the information applies to any law school. Panelists include:
- Amanda Noascono, Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions, DePaul University College of Law
- Rebecca Ray, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid at the University of Illinois College of Law
- Nicole Vilches, Assistant Dean for Admissions, Chicago-Kent College of Law
A preview of our March event . . . “Taking a Gap Year Before Law School” will be on Thursday March 29th in Room 514 of the Illini Union Bookstore from 5:00 – 6:00PM.
Are you considering working or taking a gap year before law school? Do you want to know more about going straight through to law school after undergrad? Pre-Law Advising Services is hosting an event for students to learn more about different paths to law school. The panel will feature three current law students–two with work experience and one who went directly from undergrad to law school–to answer your questions and discuss the pros and cons of going straight to law school versus taking time off and working.
Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis is now accepting applications on a rolling basis for its new Pathway to the Law program, featuring online for-credit courses, LSAT assistance, a $2000 scholarship, mentoring, and more for selected applicants. https://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/admissions/jd/diversity/pathway-to-the-law.html
The Women’s Career Institute will be Saturday, Feb. 24 from 9-5 pm. This daylong workshop includes sessions on job search strategies, authenticity in the workplace, salary negotiation, and more, along with networking opportunities. For more details and to register visit their website here.
The Institute of Government and Public Affairs is hiring a PAID summer and academic year undergraduate public policy research intern! Applications due March 9.
University of Illinois’ Office for Student Conflict and Resolution Subcommittee Applications Now Open!
The University of Illinois’ Office for Student Conflict and Resolution has opened up their applications for their two subcommittees: the Subcommittee on Student Conduct and the Subcommittee on Sexual Misconduct. Student applicants must be:
- Enrolled full-time at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
- At least two full semesters from graduation; and
- In good academic standing with at least a 2.5 grade point average.
It is encouraged that students have Friday afternoon availability for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. For more information and to apply, visit their website here.
OIIR’s Lunch on Us Program – Free Lunch Every Weekday!
The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations is offering their “Lunch on Us” program this semester. Programs take place every weekday from noon to 1pm every day and offer a free lunch for attending. To see their schedule, click here.
Upcoming Law School Opportunities–open to pre-law students!
The Wisconsin Statewide Pre-Law Diversity Day will be Friday, Feb. 23 at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee. This free event features sessions with the deans of both Marquette and University of Wisconsin law schools, a law school admissions update, mock law school class, tours, lunch, and a mini law school fair. For more details and to register visit their website here.
SUMMER PLANS–Still looking for opportunities? Check these out.
University of Minnesota Law Scholars Program–This 10 week free evening LSAT prep course will be offered to selected undergrads or recent grads on the University of Minnesota campus. Applications due March 15. Click here for more details and to apply
Career Fairs. Mark your calendars for spring career fairs, which are open to all Illinois students and present both job and internship opportunities. Find these and other fair opportunities in Handshake.
- Research Park Career Fair–March 13. Visit their website here.
- Just-in-Time Illini Career & Internship Fair–April 10. Visit their website here.
Summer PLUS programs. We posted a spreadsheet full of pre-law undergraduate summer programs over on our Compass page! For example:
- Chicago-Kent PLUS program. Applications due March 1.
- University of Wisconsin PLUS program. Applications due April 13.
- Indiana ICLEO Summer Institute. Applications due March 1.
June LSAT Registration–Planning to take the June LSAT? Registration is now open here! We recommend registering early because this one typically fills early AND LSAT takers were up nearly 30% last year! Now is also a good time to apply for a fee waiver. For more on LSAC fee waivers revisit this blog post.
Did you know that you can get a scholarship for working at an unpaid internship this summer? Apply for the Fred S. Bailey scholarship here, which provides a $1000 stipend for part-time internships and a $2500 stipend for full-time summer internships. Applications due April 12.