Mark Your Calendars – April 2

Thank you to the students that joined us for the Taking the Gap Year Workshop last week!

For the students that could not attend the Gap Year Workshop, the list of current gap year job opportunities (over 20 available job opportunities across the country) will be available on our Compass page by the end of the week.

Upcoming Pre-Law Advising Services Events:

Monday April 16 – Applying to Law School Workshop for Fall Applicants at 4PM in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building

Monday April 23 – Personal Statement Workshop for Fall Applicants at 4PM in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building

And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Illini Career and Internship Fair, Tuesday April 10, 1pm-6pm, Illini Union Rooms A, B, and C! This career fair is open to all disciplines and is designed to serve as a “just-in-time” fair for students that have yet to secure a summer internship or full-time job after graduation.

Classes for Fall 2018 – Registration Begins Soon!

Last Wednesday’s blog featured a list of suggested classes for pre-law students.

PS 491 — Internship with the Champaign County Public Defender’s Office

Unlike other internships that require a substantial research project completed in conjunction with the internship itself for academic credit, credit in this program is based on class meetings and structured assignments that integrate readings on political systems, the legal system, and constitutional and human rights, with on-the-job experience summarizing case files, witnessing trials and colloquies, and interviewing witnesses and clients. Students are supervised by the Champaign County Public Defender or attorneys in the office. Stay tuned for updates regarding the application process for this exciting opportunity. For more information, go here:

Still looking for summer opportunities? We’ve posted lots of internships and jobs over on our Facebook page.

The Division of General Studies is hiring PAID summer peer advisors to assist with summer registration. Visit our Facebook page for the full job description.

Consider Volunteering!

If you are still looking for summer internships or ways to build your resume, consider searching for “volunteer” opportunities at legal aid organizations, non-profits, and similar places. Volunteering is an excellent opportunity for students studying for the LSAT over the summer or freshmen and sophomores looking to add to their resumes. *Pre-Law Advising Services is not affiliated with any of these organizations.

Here are a few opportunities for volunteers and great ways to build your resume over the summer/work around your own schedule:

For Environmental Law: The Alliance for the Great Lakes has volunteer opportunities in the Chicagoland area.

For Immigration Law: Centro Romero has volunteer opportunities.

For Family Law: Metropolitan Family Services has volunteer opportunities in Chicago.…/volunteer/volunteer-types/

For Criminal and Juvenile Law: Lawndale Christian Legal Center, which serves youth involved with the criminal justice system, age 24 and younger, in Chicago’s North Lawndale community also has volunteer opportunities:

For Poverty and Elder Law: Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance has volunteer opportunities across Central and Southern Illinois.

For Legal Aid: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri has volunteer and internship opportunities in the St. Louis area.

For Legal Aid: Prairie State Legal Services regularly hosts school year and summer interns at its each of its local offices (Bloomington; Joliet; Kankakee; McHenry; Ottawa; Peoria; Rockford; Rock Island; St. Charles; Waukegan; and Wheaton), and the following special projects: Legal Help for Homeowners Project (Wheaton and Waukegan); Low Income Tax Clinic (Wheaton); and Fair Housing Project (Waukegan, Rockford, and Peoria).

Campus Events

The Hidden America: Health Effects of Structural Inequality and Violence

Thursday, April 5
12 p.m.
Max L. Rowe Auditorium
Law Building

International Week 2018

Through numerous educational, cultural, and recreational events co-hosted by student groups, centers, colleges, units, and local partners, International Week aims to raise awareness about the breadth of international education, activities, and resources available in our community.  Events include an international fair, mini language lessons, an Asian night market, an international children’s celebration, and more!  To submit an event or find events to attend, visit:

Use these hashtags all week: #IW2018 #ILLINOISinternational!

International Prom 2018 – April 7th

Join #ISSSIllinois and IEngage Student Council UIUC for International Prom 2018! Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018; Time: 7-10pm; Place: Illini Union Ballroom (2nd Floor); Theme: Postcards from the World; Attire: Cultural dress from home country is encouraged; Semi-formal, formal dress is requested; Cost: Your $8.00 ticket includes entry to Prom, light refreshments, and fun! Tickets will be $12.00 at the door.

Tickets available: