Information for Graduating Seniors and Alumni
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 and some other application tips, go here on our PLAS website. You can also check out some earlier blog posts on this topic. If you would like a helpful overview on letters of recommendation that you can share with letter writers, go to the PLAS Compass Page and check out our “Guide to Letters of Recommendation” in the “Application Pointers” section.
Information for June and July LSAT Test Takers — Reminder about day of exam!
LSAC provides a list of day of test reminders here. It is absolutely critical that you look at this list well in advance of either the June 11 LSAT or the July 23 LSAT (nondisclosed test) 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.
Career Center – Job Shadowing
Summer is a great time to develop your professional network and explore career opportunities with a one-day company visit over summer break. To apply, visit Handshake@Illinois and follow these simple steps:
- Start in the “Job Search” tab
- Filter by using Keyword: “Job Shadow” and indicate Job Type: “Experiential Learning”
- Read each job shadow posting to ensure you are interested and a good fit
- Apply now! Most applications are due ASAP!!
For more information, contact Tori Spring at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLAS Summer Activities and Office Hours
Although we will only be posting to our blog a couple of times per month, we will occasionally post information of interest on Facebook (Pre-Law Advising at U of IL) and Twitter (@UIUCPreLaw). Keep checking in – you never know what interesting opportunities we will hear about and share. In addition, you should check out our “Pre-Law Handbook.” This is a great resource whether you are just beginning your research about law school and legal careers or if you have a specific question in mind and just want to find a quick, easy answer. The recently-launched “live binder” format makes this resource very user friendly so check it out!
If you need to schedule a phone or in-person 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 of events when you return in August.
Have a great summer!