Welcome Back!

We hope that the semester is off to a great start and that you are staying healthy!  The Pre-Law Advising Services (PLAS) office will be operating on a virtual basis this semester, but we look forward to hosting online programming and appointments to connect with you throughout the semester.  Our services are available to all University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and alumni.

Below please find a quick guide for working with our office and a snapshot of important dates and events for September. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Connecting with PLAS

In addition to our Blog, there are many ways to connect with the PLAS Office and we encourage you to check these resources regularly throughout the week for updates and new information.

Advising Appointments

Individual advising appointments remain available throughout the semester on a virtual basis (zoom or phone). To help ensure that appointments are most productive in addressing your individual question and needs, students are asked to attend a Pre-Law 101 session prior to scheduling an individual advising appointment.  There are two types of appointments available for students: (1) Pre-Law Advising Appointments, and (2) Document Review (Personal Statements, Resumes, and Essays).

Please visit our online Appointments page for more details and a link to our online scheduling system.

Upcoming Programming

Programming for the Fall 2020 semester is already underway! Be sure to review the online PLAS Calendar for the most current information on programming and events.

    • Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Applicants! Be sure to check-out our upcoming Application Excellence: A Guide to Perfecting Your Application program. There will be four sessions throughout the semester providing detailed recommendations and strategies for your personal statement, resumes, letters or recommendation, and addendums/supplemental essays.  Anyone applying to law school during the 2020-2021 academic year are encouraged to attend.
        • Next Session:  Wednesday, September 9 at 4:00 pm. Register by Tuesday, September 8 at Noon.

September Snapshot:

Below please see a list of important dates, upcoming events, and reminders for September 2020…

    • Thursday, September 3: PLAS Workshop – Application Roadmap: Navigating Your Fall 2020 Applications
    • Sunday, September 13 – LSAT Deadline! Assistance Request Deadline for October LSAT
    • Wednesday, September 23 – LSAT Deadline! Registration Deadline for November LSAT
    • Wednesday, September 23: LSAC Digital Forum Registration Deadline (Free)
    • Friday, September 25 – LSAT Deadline! Test Date Change Request for October exam – No Charge

 Be sure to check the Pre-Law Advising Calendar for upcoming programs and events!