June Snapshot

Summer Break is finally here! Be sure to mark your calendar for upcoming deadlines and Take advantage of the various pre-law events happening in June!

June 1: Seat Deposit Deadlines!  Starting law school in the fall?  Have you paid your 2nd Deposit? Many schools have second deposits due in the first few weeks of June – be sure you have completed this step by the deadline!

June 2: WashU Law OPEN HOUSE – Connect virtually with students, faculty, staff, and alumni. @ 5 pm CDT. For more information, click here.

June 2: University of Miami School of Law – Summer Legal Academy: Consider this unique opportunity to explore what law school is all about! This online program runs from July 11 to July 29. The program is free, but you must apply. For more information, click here.

June 3: Application Deadline –  Charles Hamilton Houston Pre-Law Institute summer (online) program.

June 3: Duke Law School’s D.C. Summer Institute on Law and Policy (in July). Registration Open Now.

June 4: CLEO – Achieving Success in the Application Process (ASAP) For more information on the various programs and to apply, click here.

June 5: Save the Date! 2022 Law School Fair will take place on Wednesday, September 28! The law fair will be held at the Illini Union (401 W Green St, Urbana, IL) from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. For additional information about this opportunity, click here.

June 7 – June 23: LSAC presents “Law School Unmasked” Designed for students who are starting law school this fall, Law School Unmasked is a series designed to help you prepare for your first year of law school. To register, click here.

June 10: WashU Law Live with Admissions Should I apply again next cycle? @ 12 pm CDT. For more information, click here.

June 10-11: June 2022 LSAT Administration. Good luck to all of our test takers!

June 11 – June 12: CLEO 1L Prep – Attitude Is Essential (AIE) Seminar for Fall ’22 first-year law students.  Click here to register. Can’t make the June dates? AIE will also be offered on July 16 & 17 and August 13 & 14.

June 18: The Career Center Virtual Summer Hours: No appointment is needed. Log on to Zoom at the appropriate time.

        • Virtual Career Advising: Monday – Thursday, 11 am to 1 pm. Zoom link.
        • Virtual Resume and Cover Letter Drop-In Reviews: Monday – Thursday, 1 pm to 3 pm. Zoom link.

June 20 – July 29: LSAC presents “Admission Unmasked” Designed for students who are interested in law school, Admission Unmasked is a series designed to help you learn more about the admission process, LSAT, how to prepare a successful application, and more!. To register, click here.

June 21: WashU Law Our Diverse Community Presents: Professor Daniel Harawa @ 3:30 pm CDT. For more information, click here.

June 24: WashU Law Our Diverse Community Presents: Alum Shelby Saxon (’21) @ 2 pm CDT. For more information, click here.

June 25: Legal Specialties Series on Canvas: Have you looked at the Legal Specialties series on the PLAS Canvas page? Explore 20+ legal specialties by clicking here.

June 26: The Harvard Junior Deferral Program Application Deadline is July 1! To learn more and apply, click here.

June 30: LSAT Registration Deadline! Last day to register for the August 2022 LSAT. Visit LSAC to register. Prices have increased! The LSAT is now $215 (up from $200).

 

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May Snapshot

The end of the school year is finally here! As you wrap up your end-of-semester obligations and begin looking to the summer, be sure to check back to the blog regularly for updates and new information – including summer programs, updates, and tips!  

We hope you have a successful end to the semester and a wonderful start to your summer!  Be sure to stay in touch with any questions you may have!

May 1: Happy National Law Day! Click here to learn more!

May 1: Reminder! Second (perhaps first) seat deposits will be coming up in the next several weeks – be sure to check dates now!

May 1: Writers Workshop “The Final Check: Proofreading & Editing Strategies” at 1:00 pm via Zoom. For additional information or to register, click here.

May 4: Last day of instruction.

May 4: Prelaw Open Office Hours & Prelaw Magazine Pickup from 3:30-5:00 pm! Stop by the PLAS Office (Campus Center for Academic Advising Services, 5th Floor of the Illini Bookstore, Room 504) with any questions before you head out for summer break or to pick-up a set of Prelaw Magazines for summer reading!

May 4: UIUC Counseling Center “Test Anxiety Workshop” at 1:00 pm via Zoom. Click here for additional information.

May 5: Reading Day! No classes.

May 5: Prelaw Open Office Hours & Prelaw Magazine Pickup from 9:00 – 10:00 am! Stop by the PLAS Office (Campus Center for Academic Advising Services, 5th Floor of the Illini Bookstore, Room 504) with any questions before you head out for summer break or to pick-up a set of Prelaw Magazines for summer reading!

May 5: National and International Scholarships Program “In-Person Information Session for UK and Ireland Scholarships (Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Gates)” 514 Illinois University Bookstore at 2:00 pm. For additional information, click here.

May 5: UIUC Counseling Center “Test Anxiety Workshop at 4:00 pm via Zoom. Click here for additional information.

May 6: Prelaw Open Office Hours (virtual) from 12:30-1:30 pm! Stop by the PLAS Zoom room with any questions before you head out for summer break!

May 6 – 13: Final examination period. Good luck!

May 9: The University of Chicago Law School “Bridge Across the Midway: Law School and the Law School Admissions Process” at 5:30 pm. For additional information or to register, click here.

May 10: National and International Scholarships Program “Online Information Session for UK and Ireland Scholarships (Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Gates)” at 12:00 pm via Zoom. For additional information, click here.

May 14: 2022 campus-wide Commencement Ceremony! Congratulations to all of our graduates and best of luck with your future endeavors!

May 20: University of Miami School of Law – Summer Legal Academy: Consider this unique opportunity to explore what law school is all about! This online program runs from July 11 to July 29. The program is free, but you must apply. The priority deadline is June 3. For more information, click here.

May 24: AccessLex “Your Law School Investment” at 6:00 pm. For additional information or to register, click here.

May 25: LSAC LawHub “Intellectual Charity: How to Disagree Like a Lawyer” at 1:00 pm. For additional information or to register, click here.

May 26: What’s your Best Debt Repayment Strategy? at 6:30 PM
Repaying debt is challenging in the best of situations, and today’s economic situation makes it more difficult. Learn tried and true strategies for prioritizing debt repayment and paying it down effectively. Explore options for student loan repayment too. Let’s Talk Money Webinar Series 2022 (illinois.edu)

May 30: Memorial Day! University Holiday – No classes.

 

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April Snapshot

April is always a busy month of the academic year as the final weeks of classes come to an end, registration for the upcoming semester begins, and summer plans are finalized! Continue to check this post throughout the month for important deadlines, events, and other information!

April 1:  LexScholars 2022 Summer Program – Be sure to check out the Access Lex – Lex Scholars summer program.  This is an excellent resources for students planning on starting law school in Fall 2023 and planning on an upcoming LSAT!  Spots are filled on a first-come, first-selected basis.  Apply early!

April 1: REMINDER – SEAT DEPOSITS If you applied this application cycle please be sure to mark your seat deposit deadlines on your calendar as many will be upcoming in the month of April and dates will vary between institutions.  Do not let these critical dates pass without action for the school you wish to attend. 

April 4: UIUC Counseling CenterTest Anxiety Workshop at 4:00 pm via Zoom. Click here for additional information.

April 5: NISP Fulbright Scholarship Information Session at 1092 Lincoln Hall at 3:30 pm. For additional information, click here.

April 5: PLAS Workshop – Application Roadmap at 4:00 pm. Registration closes on Monday, April 4, at 11:59 pm. For additional information or to register, click here.

April 5: The Career Center “Career Fair Preparation (In-Person)” The Career Center Conference Room 143 at 5:00 pm. For additional information, click here.

April 5: Counseling Center’s Tuesday @ 7 Series “Managing the Harmful Effects of Social Media” Lincoln Hall 1022 at 7:00 pm. For additional information, click here.

April 6: NISP Program Fulbright Scholarship Information Session via Zoom at 8:30 am. For additional information or to register, click here.

April 6: AccessLex “Choosing a Law School” Webinar at 5:00 pm. For additional information or to register, click here

April 7: Registration Deadline! Last day to apply for the Illinois Leadership Center’s “Blended Petullo Insight i-Program” on Tuesday, April 19th at 5:00 pm. For additional information or to apply, click here.

April 7: Virtual All-Campus Career and Internship Fair at 12:00 pm. For additional information about this opportunity or to register, visit Handshake

April 7: NISP Fulbright Scholarship Information Session via Zoom at 12:00 pm. For additional information or to register, click here.

April 8: Application Deadline! Last day to apply for an ISSS NISE Student Worker Position. For additional information or to apply, click here.

April 10: PLAS Deadline! Summer LSAT Study Group Sign-Ups End!  Click here to sign-up for a group!

April 11: National and International Scholarships Program Fulbright Personal Statement Workshop via Zoom at 12:00 pm. For additional information, click here.

April 11: The Career Center “Finding an Internship (In-Person)” The Career Center Conference Room 143 at 5:00 pm. For additional information, click here.

April 12: TestMasters “Logical Reasoning Workshop” via Zoom at 6:00 pm. For additional information and to register, click here.

April 12: AccessLex “Applying to Law School” Webinar at 3:00 pm. For additional information, click here.

April 12: College of Media Webinar- “Media and Law” at 7:00 pm via Zoom. For additional information or to register for this event, click here.

April 12: Counseling Center’s Tuesday @ 7 Series “Don’t Be Shocked… It’s Culture” Noyes 157 at 7:00 pm. For additional information, click here.

April 13: Writers Workshop “Effective Cover Letters for Job Applications” at 1:00 pm via Zoom. For additional information or to register, click here.

April 13: PLAS Event- Pre-Law 101: Session 1 at 5:00 pm. Registration closes on Tuesday, April 12, at 11:59 pm. For additional information or to register, click here.

April 13: AccessLex “Paying for Law School” Webinar at 7:00 pm CST. For additional information or to register, click here.

April 13: Legal Humanities Lecture with exoneree and best-selling author Anthony Ray Hinton at the I-Hotel at 7:30 pm. For additional information about this event, click here.

April 14: LSAC LawHub Webinar Series “About the LSAT: An Insider’s Look” at 1:00 pm. For additional information or to register, click here.

April 14: NISP Fulbright Personal Statement Workshop 514 IUB at 3:30 pm. For additional information, click here.

April 15: Application Deadline! Last day to apply for a Summer 2022 Illinois Student Admissions Representative (I STAR) position for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. For additional information or to apply, click here.

April 19: Writers Workshop “Networking & Job Search Writing” at 12:00 pm via Zoom. For additional information or to register, click here.

April 19: Illinois Leadership Center “Blended Petullo Insight i-Program” at 5:00 pm. For additional information about this program or to register, click here. Registration closes on April 7th.

April 19: Counseling Center’s Tuesday @ 7 SeriesSubstitutes for Substance Use” Gregory Hall 311 at 7:00 pm. For additional information, click here.

April 20: Application Deadline! Last day to apply for the 2022 Michael Curry Summer Internship. For additional information or to apply, click here.

April 20: LSAC LawHub Webinar Series “Strategies for Success in Law School” at 1:00 pm. For additional information or to register, click here.

April 20: PLAS Event- Pre-Law 101: Session 2 at 5:00 pm. Registration closes on Tuesday, April 19, at 11:59 pm. For additional information or to register, click here.

April 21: The Career Center “Rock Your Profile with LinkedIn” at 2:00 pm via Zoom. For additional information or to register, visit Handshake.

April 21: AccessLex “Building Your Law School Budget” at 3:00 pm. For additional information or to register, click here.

April 21: Writers Workshop “Curating a Vibe: Synthesizing Sources in Academic Papers” at 5:00 pm via Zoom. For additional information or to register, click here.

April 21: Roosevelt University Online Paralegal Studies Program Information Session at 6:00 pm. For additional information or to register, click here.

April 22: Application Deadline! Last day to apply for the Pre-Law Advising Services (PLAS) & National and International Scholarships Program (NIS) Marketing & Communications Internship for the Fall 2022 Semester. To apply, email your resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample (no more than 500 words) to Megan Pickens, mpickens@illinois.edu, with the subject line: “comm intern”.

April 22: Career Center Insiders Panel: “Advancing Public Health and Social Justice” at 12:00 pm via Zoom. For additional information or to register, click here.

April 25: PLAS Workshop- Application Roadmap at 5:00 pm. Registration closes on Sunday, April 24, at 11:59 pm. For additional information or to register, click here.

April 26: Writers Workshop “Giving Great Research Presentations” via Zoom at 6:30 pm. For additional information or to register, click here.

April 26: Counseling Center’s Tuesday @ 7 Series “Burnout and How to Rekindle the Flame: College Edition” English Building 160 at 7:00 pm. For additional information, click here.

April 27: LSAT Deadline! Last day to register for the June 2022 LSAT. Visit LSAC to sign up.

April 27: Writers Workshop “Acting In-Class Essay Exams” at 6:30 via Zoom. For additional information or to register, click here.

April 28: LSAC LawHub Webinar Series “Making the Transition to Law School” at 1:00 pm. For additional information or to register, click here.

April 28: AccessLex “Applying to Law School: A Strategic Approach for Underrepresented Students” at 1:00 pm. For additional information or to register, click here.

April 28: Writers Workshop “Researched-Argument Papers & Spotify: From Curating a Vibe to Synthesizing Sources” at 6:00 pm via Zoom. For additional information or to register, click here.

April 29: First day of the April 2022 LSAT Administration. Good luck to all of our test takers!

April 29: Humanities Research Institute “Legal Humanities Undergraduate Research Symposium” College of Law Building Room D at 1:00 pm. For additional information, click here.

April 30: Application Deadline! Last day to apply for the CLEO Pre-Law Summer Institute (virtual). For additional information or to apply, click here.

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March Snapshot

Spring is almost here! Here’s to a month full of warmer weather and more amazing events and opportunities! Keep checking this post as we will continuously update it throughout the month.

March 1: Application Deadline! Last day to apply for Southern Illinois University School of Law’s Diversity Prelaw Summer Institute. For more information about this opportunity, click here.

March 1: The Career Center at Illinois “Creating Your Powerful Resume” In-Person Workshop at 5:00 pm, The Career Center Conference Room 143. Click here for additional information.

March 2: AccessLex “Applying to Law School: A Strategic Approach For Underrepresented Students” Webinar at 11:00 am. Click here for additional information.

March 2: LSAC “A Look Toward the Future: Planning Your Legal Career Today” Webinar at 1:00 pm. For additional information or to register, click here.

March 2: PLAS Workshop- Application Roadmap and Gap Year at 4:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

March 3: AccessLex “Choosing a Law School” Webinar at 2:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

March 3: UIUC Counseling Center– Test Anxiety Workshop at 3:00 pm via Zoom. Click here for additional information.

March 3: The Career Center at Illinois “Creating Your Powerful Cover Letter” In-Person Workshop at 5:00 pm, The Career Center Conference Room 143. Click here for additional information.

March 3: University of San Francisco School of Law Webinar: “Information Session on Criminal Law” at 6:30 pm. To access this event, click here.

March 4: University of Houston Law Center Webinar: “Law in the Lone Star State” at 11:00 am. Click here for additional information.

March 8: UIUC Counseling Center– Test Anxiety Workshop at 2:00 pm via Zoom. Click here for additional information.

March 9: PLAS Workshop- Law Chat Live: Selecting a Law School at 12:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

March 9: University of San Francisco School of Law Webinar: “Information Session on Environmental and Energy Law” at 6:00 pm. To access this event, click here.

March 9: PLAS Event- Sound Off: Peer Discussion Group at 7:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

March 10: AccessLex “Applying to Law School” Webinar at 11:00 am. Click here for additional information.

March 11-12: March 2022 LSAT Administration. Good luck to all of our test takers! 

March 12-20: Spring Break! 

March 13: Application Deadline! Last day to apply for the Summer 2022 Minnesota Pre-Law Scholars (MPLS) Program. For additional information about this program or to apply, click here.

March 15: Application Deadline! Last day to apply for the 2022 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS). For additional information, click here.

March 15: Application Deadline! Last day to apply for the Environmental Law & Policy Center’s Science & Policy summer internship in their Chicago office. For more information about this opportunity, click here.

March 15: “Strategies for Success” Webinar with law representatives from eight different law schools across the country at 11:00 am. For additional information or to register, click here.

March 15: AccessLex “Paying for Law School” Webinar at 3:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

March 16: Deadline! Last day to register for the April 2022 LSAT Administration. Visit LSAC to register.

March 16: Ms. JD 2022 Annual Virtual Law School Fair from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. For more information about the fair and how to register, click here.

March 16: University of Illinois College of Law Prospective Student Webinar: “Admissions Open Forum” at 2:00 pm. For additional information, click here.

March 18: Application Deadline! Last day to apply for the Division of General Studies Summer Peer Advisor program. Email a cover letter, resume, and three references (including email and phone number) to Jessica Arnold (jarnold7@illinois.edu) by 5:00 pm.

March 18: Application Deadline! Last day to apply for Chicago-Kent’s Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program. To learn more about this opportunity, click here.

March 20: Application Deadline! Last day to apply for a Summer 2022 Illinois Student Admissions Representative position (I STARs). For more information about this position or to apply, click here.

March 21: National and International Scholarships Program information session for juniors and seniors at 2:00 pm via Zoom. For additional information or to register, click here.

March 22: National and International Scholarships Program information session for juniors and seniors at 11:00 am via Zoom. For additional information or to register, click here.

March 22: AccessLex “Building Your Law School Budget” Webinar at 11:00 am. Click here for additional information.

March 22: PLAS Workshop: Pre-Law 101- Session 1 at 5:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

March 23: LSAC “Decision Day: Choosing the Right Law School” Webinar at 1:00 pm. For additional information or to register, click here.

March 23: National and International Scholarships Program information session for juniors and seniors at 4:00 pm via Zoom. For additional information or to register, click here.

March 23: PLAS Event- Sound Off: Peer Discussion Group at 7:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

March 24: La Casa Cultural Latina “Lunch on Us” at 12:00 pm.

March 24: Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations Undocu/DACA Student Support “ALAS” Introductory Meeting at the OVCDEI Building (614 E. Daniel St., 3rd Floor, Room 3070) at 6:30 pm. For additional information or to register, click here.

March 28: National and International Scholarships Program information session for freshmen and sophomores at 3:30 pm via Zoom. For additional information or to register, click here.

March 29: National and International Scholarships Program information session for freshmen and sophomores at 1:00 pm via Zoom. For additional information or to register, click here.

March 29: AccessLex “Applying to Law School: A Strategic Approach For Underrepresented Students” Webinar at 2:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

March 29: PLAS Workshop: Pre-Law 101- Session 2 at 5:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

March 30: Application Deadline! Last day to apply for The Career Center Undergraduate Summer Internship. View details on Handshake. Questions can be directed to James Castree at castree2@illinois.edu

March 31: Application Deadline! Last day to apply for the University of Memphis School of Law’s 2022 Virtual PLUS program. To learn more about this summer opportunity, click here.

March 31: Application Deadline! Last day to apply for the Illinois Legislative Staff Intern Program. For additional information about this program or to apply, click here.

March 31: Application Deadline! Last day to apply for the Career Center’s Undergraduate Summer Intern position. For more information about this opportunity or to apply, click here.

March 31: LSAC Webinar: “Prelaw Professionalism in the Virtual and Physical World” at 1:00 pm. For additional information or to register, click here.

March 31: National and International Scholarships Program information session for freshmen and sophomores at 3:00 pm via Zoom. For additional information or to register, click here.

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The LSAT with Peer Advice and Perspectives

The LSAT

The LSAT (Law School Admission Test) is administered by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).  The LSAT assesses critical thinking skills and is an essential aspect to the law school admissions process, similar to the ACT or SAT for undergraduate admissions.

The Basics:
      • The LSAT consists of two parts, the Multiple-Choice (MC) and Writing portions. 
          • The MC portion of the exam is the graded portion of the exam.  It consists of four, 35-minute sections.  There is one graded section each of reading comprehension, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning question types.  The fourth section of the MC portion is an ungraded, experimental question section.
          • The Writing portion of the exam is taken at a separate time from the MC section.  This section consists of a 35-minute persuasive writing exercise.  The Writing portion is ungraded, but most be completed to receive a MC score.
      • The LSAT is a digital, remotely proctored exam.  The exam is administered multiple times each testing cycle, with summer and fall administrations typically being the most popular.  Test takers may choose from a selection of days and times during each administration. 
      • Plan Ahead! Advanced planning is essential for success on the LSAT.  We typically recommend planning to spend 4-6 months prepping for your first exam and registration deadlines are approximately six-weeks in advance of test dates.

To learn more about the LSAT, visit lsac.org or view a recording of the 2022 LSAT Bootcamp: Session 1 below. 

Peer Perspectives!

Student peers can be some of the best resources for students to turn to while navigating the law school admission process. Everyone has their own, unique journey, so it can be beneficial to gain different ideas and perspectives.

Three of our undergraduate pre-law students, Rama, Adem, and Stella, share their personal experiences with the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) and offer insights and advice for anyone who is preparing to sit for an upcoming LSAT administration. 

Please note there are many preparation resources available for students, including those for free or low-cost through LSAC.  Explore the many options available and find what is right for you.  Don’t hesitate to reach out to our office to talk through an individual study plan for you!

Want to learn more?

Check out this helpful presentation by LSAC to learn more about the LSAT, preparation resources available, and logistics for signing up for an upcoming exam!  

LSAT Bootcamp – Session 1

Presented by the Law School Admission Council

Click here to view online!

*LSAT Bootcamp – Session 1 was recorded on February 1, 2022.

Additional Resources | Test Anxiety

Many students find taking tests, completing assignments, and/or giving presentations very stressful. At times, this stress can be counterproductive and negatively impact performance. Fortunately, there are ways to address anxiety so that you can do your best work. During the academic year, we offer drop-in Test Anxiety Workshops. These workshops are free for students, but space is limited, so we request that you register in advance by completing a brief form for the date you want to register. Test Anxiety Workshops | University of Illinois Counseling Center

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February Snapshot

We hope your semester is off to a great start! This month is full of different events and opportunities that you won’t want to miss! Check out the list of upcoming programming below…

February 1: Campus B Spring 2022 Positive Impact Internship Information Session at 4:30 pm EST. Click here for additional information.

February 1: PLAS Workshop: 2022 LSAT Bootcamp- Session 1 at 4:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

February 2: Illinois College of Law “Is It Too Late to Apply?: Discussing the Current Application Cycle, How the Waitlist Works and Transferring from Other Schools” Webinar at 2:00 pm. Click here to register.

February 2: AccessLex “Choosing a Law School” Webinar at 8:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

February 3: Registration Deadline! Last day to register for the March 2022 LSAT.

February 3: Registration Deadline! Last day to register for the February LSAC Digital Law School Forum. Click here for additional information.

February 3: AccessLex “Applying to Law School: A Strategic Approach for Underrepresented Students” Webinar at 7:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

February 4: Wisconsin Statewide Pre-Law Diversity Conference and Law Fair 2022 (virtual) from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

February 4: Cornell Prelaw Program in Paris virtual information session at 11:00 am. Click here to register and learn more about this great opportunity!

February 5: February LSAC Digital Law School Forum from 1:00-6:00 pm CST. Register by February 3. Click here for additional information.

February 7: Application Deadline! Last day to apply for Campus B’s Spring 2022 Positive Impact Internship. Click here for additional information.

February 7: PLAS Workshop: 2022 LSAT Bootcamp- Session 2 at 4:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

February 7: UIUC Career Center “Career Fair Preparation” Workshop at 5:00 pm at The Career Center, Conference Room 143. Click here for additional information.

February 8: AccessLex “Applying to Law School” Webinar at 5:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

February 9: 2023-2024 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Virtual information session at 1:00 pm. Click here to register and click here to learn more about the program’s various opportunities.

February 9: Washington University School of Law Discord Event: “Everything Under the Sun Q&A” at 4:00 pm. To access this event, click here.

February 9: University of San Francisco School of Law Webinar: “Information Session on Immigration Law” at 6:00 pm. To access this event, click here.

February 9: United Nations Careers Live! Webinar: “UN Careers for Recent and Upcoming University Graduates” at 7:00 am. To access this event, click here.

February 10: AccessLex “Paying for Law School” Webinar at 11:00 am. Click here for additional information.

February 10: PLAS Workshop: Navigating Post Applications at 4:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

February 10: Legal Humanities Panel: The Futures of Legal Humanities at 7:30 pm via Zoom. Click here for additional information.

February 11: PLAS Workshop: Navigating Post Applications (encore) at 12:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

February 11: Washington University School of Law Discord Event: “WashULaw Live” at 12:00 pm. To access this event, click here.

February 11: Washington University School of Law Discord Event: “Current Student AMA” at 4:00 pm. To access this event, click here.

February 11-12: February 2022 LSAT Administration. Good luck to all of our test takers!

February 15: PLAS Workshop: Exploring a Legal Education at 4:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

February 16: Application Deadline! Last day to apply for the James Dunn 2022-2023 Fellowship Program with the Office of the Illinois Governor.  The fellowship program is for post-graduates and includes a stipend.  Click here for more information.

February 16: LSAC LawHub “What Law Students Wish They Had Known Before Law School” Webinar at 1:00 pm. For additional information, click here.

February 16: Cornell Prelaw Program in Paris virtual information session at 4:30 pm. Click here to register and learn more about this great opportunity!

February 16: AccessLex “Building Your Law School Budget” Webinar at 7:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

February 17: The Department of Urban and Regional Planning is hosting a Black History Month Discussion Panel at 12:30 pm via Zoom. Click here for additional information.

February 17: Indiana University Maurer School of Law “The Life of a Maurer Student” virtual event at 6:00 pm. Click here for additional information. 

February 18: Indiana University Maurer School of Law “What are Maurer Lawyers Doing?” virtual event at 5:00 pm. Click here for additional information. 

February 19: Indiana University Maurer School of Law is hosting their annual Diversity Law Day. Click here for additional information. 

February 21-26: The University of Memphis School of Law is hosting their 2022 Diversity & Pre-Law Week- Bridging the Gap: Inspiring Connection in a Divided World. To learn more about their virtual events and programming, click here.

February 21: The University of Memphis School of Law “Bridging the Gap Through Justice” virtual event with Attorney Kylar Broadus at 11:50 am. Click here for additional information.

February 21: PLAS Workshop: Pre-Law 101- Session 1 at 5:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

February 21: UIUC Career Center “Acing Your Interview” Workshop at 5:00 pm at The Career Center, Conference Room 143. Click here for additional information.

February 22: Master of Public Health at Illinois “Ask-a-Student” informational Q&A session at 6:00 pm via Zoom. For more information, click here.

February 23: Registration Deadline! Last day to apply for Illinois Leadership Center’s (ILC) i-Program: Imprint. Click here for additional information.

February 23: Spring 2022 Majors & Minors Fair at the Illini Union, Ballrooms A, B, and C at 1:30 pm. Click here for additional information.

February 23: LSAC LawHub “LSAC PLUS Program Q&A” at 2:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

February 23: PLAS Workshop: Law School Scholarships-  Law School Admissions Perspective at 5:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

February 24: First day of the 8-Week program “Mindfulness Training-Finding Peace in a Frantic World” every Thursday from 9-10 am. Click here for additional information.

February 24: The University of Memphis School of Law “Bridging the Gap Through Healing and Story Telling” virtual event with professors Sarah Katz and Deeya Haldar at 11:50 am. Click here for additional information.

February 25: The Career Center is hosting a virtual panel event for students at 12:00 pm, in partnership with the Research Park. They will have a discussion with a variety of Research Park employers on how to land an internship and make the most of the opportunities there. To register for this event, click here.

February 28: PLAS Workshop: Pre-Law 101- Session 2 at 5:00 pm. Click here for additional information.

February 28: DEADLINE!  TRIALS Summer Program with Harvard and NYU application deadline. Click here for additional information and to apply!

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December Snapshot

End of Semester Wrap-Up!

December is finally here and with it the end of the semester! Our best wishes as you complete your end of semester tasks,  prepare for finals, and set goals for winter break!

Below please see a list of important dates, upcoming events, and reminders for December 2021!

December 1: Law Chat Live @ Noon: Strategies for Spring Application Success. Click here for more information.

December 1: PS 392 (International Organizations and Regionalism) Study Abroad Information Session at 12:00 pm in Lincoln Hall 1027 or via Zoom. Click here to learn more about the program!

December 2: AccessLex Webinar“Choosing a Law School” at 7:00 pm. Click here for more information.

December 2: Registration Deadline: LSAC December Digital Law School Forum. Click here to register.

December 2: Harvard Law Information Session with First Class Law Students Association, an affinity group for first-gen and low-income law students, at 6:00 pm. Click here to register.

December 3: LSAT Registration Deadline: January 2022 LSAT.

December 3: University of Houston Law Center: Pre-Law Pipeline Program Information Session at 12:00 pm. To learn more about the program, click here. Info Session Zoom link

December 3: Center for East Asian & Pacific Studies: “How Might Transitional Justice Lead to Community Restoration?” presentation with Professor Chungmoo Choi via Zoom. Click here to register.

December 4: LSAC: December Digital Law School Forum. Click here for more information. Register by December 2nd!

December 6: Women’s Resources Center: Dish It Up Series- “Home for the Holidays- Navigating New and Old Relationships Over Winter Break” Illini Union 210 General Lounge at 12:00 pm.

December 7: University of Chicago Law School: Admissions Webinar at 12:00 pm. Click here to register.

December 7: UIUC Counseling Center: Workshop-“#FinishStrongIllinois: Preparing for Finals”, Lincoln Hall 1092 at 7:00 pm.

December 8: Last Day of Instruction, Fall Semester.

December 8: University of Miami School of Law: Admissions 101 Information Session (virtual) at 7:00 pm. Click here to register.

December 9: Reading Day.

December 9: Loyola University Chicago School of Law: JD Virtual Information Session at 6:00 pm. Register here!

December 9: AccessLex Webinar– “Building Your Law School Budget” at 7:00 pm. Click here for more information.

December 9: Final Exam Period Begins – Good Luck!

December 13: University of Houston Law Center: Pre-Law Pipeline Program Information Session at 12:00 pm. To learn more about the program, click here. Info Session Zoom link

December 14: AccessLex Webinar“Applying to Law School” at 2:00 pm. Click here for more information.

December 15: AccessLex Webinar“Applying to Law School: A Strategic Approach For Underrepresented Students” at 5:00 pm. Click here for more information.

December 16: AccessLex Webinar“Paying for Law School” at 7:00 pm. Click here for more information. 

December 17: University of Illinois College of Law: Prospective Student Webinar- “How Does Illinois Law Assist Students? Discussing Academic, Administrative, and Alumni Supports” at 12:00 pm. Click here for more information.

December 17: Final Exam Period Ends – Have a safe and enjoyable winter break!

December 19: Winter Session Course Add/Drop (100% refund) Deadline.

December 20: First Day of Instruction, Winter Session.

December 22: University of Chicago Black Law Students Association Law Admissions Q&A at 5:00 pm via Zoom.  Register online to attend.

December 29:  LSAT Registration Deadline: February 2022 LSAT.

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November Snapshot

November is a busy and critical month for pre-law students and alumni, between spring course registration, November LSAT, Fall Break/Thanksgiving holiday, end of semester deadlines, and of course working toward application submission – there is a lot to keep track of this month!

Below is a list of important dates, upcoming events, and reminders for November 2021! 

Be sure to check back throughout the month for updates and additions…

November 1: Still making course decisions for spring? Registration for spring is here!  Be sure to check out our Spring 2022 Pre-Law course suggestions online!

November 2:  “Recognizing and Preventing Burnout” Workshop. Hosted by UIUC Counseling Center, BIF 1041 at 7:00 pm.

November 3: Law Chat Live @ Noon: Wellness = Professionalism. Click here for more information.

November 3: PLAS Workshop: Pre-Law 101: Session 1 at 5:00 pm. Click here to register.

November 4: PLAS Workshop:  Drafting Your Application Personal Statements | Resumes | Addendums at Noon. Click here to register.

November 4: University of Chicago Law School and Black Law Students Association: Webinar-“Law School and the Law School Admissions Process” at 4:00 pm. Click here to register.

November 4: University of Chicago Law School: Deferred MBA/JD Information Session at 4:00 pm. Click here to register.

November 4:  IJourney Workshop-“Not All Wounds are Visible: Mental Health Stigma” at 7:00 pm. Click here for more information.

November 5-6: LSAC: Law School Forum- New York (in-person).

November 7: Application Deadline: Mayo Clinic & Illinois Alliance for Technology-Based Healthcare: Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program for Summer 2022. Click here for more information.

November 8: National First-Generation Day Celebration hosted by OMSA. Click here for more information.

November 9: Illinois’ Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) Overview at 11:00 am. Click here to register.

November 9: NYU School of Law: Online Information Session at 1:00 pm. Students are encouraged to register by November 4. Click here to register.

November 9: PLAS Event: Law Schools Across America- Chicagoland+  Admissions Panel at 5:00 pm. For more information or to register click here.

November 9: “Boosting Resilience through Mindfulness” Workshop hosted by UIUC Counseling Center. In-person,  Huff Hall 1002 at 7:00 pm.

November 9: AccessLex: Webinar-“Applying to Law School: A Strategic Approach For Underrepresented Students” at 7:00 pm. Click here for more information.

November 10: PLAS Workshop: Pre-Law 101: Session 2 at 5:00 pm. Click here to register.

November 10: College of ACES is hosting a virtual panel with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers at 5:30 pm. Zoom link: https://illinois.zoom.us/j/81318277320?pwd=OTAzeHpQcjlha1g2YVJvR3grbm1DQT09

November 12: Internship DeadlineThe Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Spring 2022 Undergraduate Internship Application Deadline. Click here for more information.

November 12: Saint Louis University School of Law is hosting a Virtual Pre-Law Day at 12:00 pm. Click here to register.

November 12: “Shamar Betts Case: Unequal Justice in the Aftermath of George Floyd’s Murder” Lecture hosted by University YMCA. In-person at Latzer Hall or online via Zoom at 12:00 pm. Click here for more information.

November 12-14: November LSAT Administration. Good luck to all of our test takers!

November 13: LSAC: Law School Forum- Los Angeles (in-person).

November 15: PLAS Workshop: Gap Year Presentation. Click here to register.

November 15: AccessLex “Applying to Law School” Webinar at 7:00 pm. Click here for more information.

November 16: AccessLex “The Road to Zero: A Strategic Approach to Student Loan Repayment” Webinar at 11:00 am. Click here for more information.

November 16:  Midwest Law School Virtual Fair from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Click here for more information.

November 16: AccessLex “Building Your Law School Budget” Webinar-at 2:00 pm. Click here for more information.

November 16: TestMasters is hosting a virtual LSAT Workshop at 6:00 pm. Click here to register.

November 16: “Managing Stress: Know Your Limits and Needs” Workshop. Hosted by UIUC Counseling Center, Lincoln Hall 1092 at 7:00 pm.

November 17: Law Chat Live @ Noon: Building Your Resume- Strategies for Summer. Click here for more information.

November 17: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law: Legal Employer Diversity Collective Pathway Project- Women in Law Presentation at 6:30 pm. Click here to register.

November 17: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law: Collaborative Pathway Equity, Accuracy, and Representation Workshop at 6:30 pm. Click here to register.

November 18: University of Illinois College of Law: Prospective Student Webinar- “Many Ways to be a Lawyer: Exploring Different Career Paths” at 2:00 pm. Click here to register.

November 18-21:  The 17th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair 2021. Click here for more information.

November 30: Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS): Virtual Fellowships Information Session at 4:00 pm. Click here to register.

November 30: “Setting Healthy Boundaries with Alcohol and Drugs” Workshop. Hosted by UIUC Counseling Center,  Illini Union 209 at 7:00 pm.

November 30: Sign-Up Deadline- LSAT Study Groups: Our office will be putting together study groups for upcoming 2022 LSAT exams. These study groups are designed to help LSAT test takers learn from other takers, share resources, and to help keep takers accountable to a study plan. If you are an alum interested in being part of a Zoom study group with other alumni, you may also fill out the form. Study group assignments will be released by December 6th and groups can start as early as winter break. If interested, please fill out this form by 11:59pm on November 30th.

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October Snapshot

October is officially here which calls for the start of a busy application season! Below is a list of important dates, upcoming events, internship deadlines, and reminders for this month!

October 1: LSAT Deadline– Last day to register for the November LSAT!

October 1: Internship Deadline– Intern for Tammy Duckworth for Spring 2022. Click here for more information.

October 4: Internship Deadline– Humanities Gateway Internship in Public Media and Civic Engagement. For more information click here.

October 4: Leadership Deadline– Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board applications due. Click here for more information.

October 5: PLAS Event: Law Schools Across America- Big 10 Highlights at 5:00 pm. For more information or to register click here.

October 5: UIUC Counseling Center Workshop-“Maintaining Mid-Term Season Self-Care” in Bevier Hall 132 at 7:00 pm.

October 6: AccessLex: Webinar- “Choosing a Law School” at 11:00 am. For more information click here.

October 6: Law Chat Live @ Noon: Where to Apply?

October 6: Loyola University Chicago School of Law: Fall Series- “Road to Loyola, Application Insights” at 3:00 pm via Zoom. Click here for more information.

October 7: Campus Legal Internship Deadline The Office of University Counsel: Legal Administrative Intern.  Click here for more information.

October 7: AccessLex: Webinar- “Applying to Law School: A Strategic Approach For Underrepresented Students” at 7:00 pm. Click here for more information.

October 8: LSAC Forum– San Francisco. Click here for more information.

October 8: UIUC College of Law: Virtual CLE- “We Have to Talk: Navigating Challenging Conversations About Diversity” at Noon via Zoom. To register, click here.

October 9-12: October LSAT Administration. Good luck to all of our test takers!

October 12: PLAS Workshop: Pre-Law 101: Session 1 at 5:00 pm. Click here to register.

October 12: Indiana University- Maurer School of Law: Virtual Admissions Information Session at 5:00 pm. Click here to register.

October 12: UIUC Career Center: Workshop- “Creating Your Powerful Cover Letter” (in-person) at 5:00 pm. Click here for more information.

October 12: UIUC Counseling Center: Workshop- “Enhancing Prioritization and Time Management” Gregory Hall room 319 at 7:00 pm.

October 13: UIUC Gies College of Business Undergraduate Success Lab: Pre-Law Information Session 1 at 4:00 pm. Click here to register.

October 13: Siebel Center for Design: Kit Walsh, “A Practical Framework to Combat Automated Injustice” from 12-1pm. Click here for more information.

October 13: UIUC Career Center: Workshop- “Creating Your Powerful Resume” (in-person) at 5:00 pm. Click here for more information.

October 14: PLAS Workshop:  Drafting Your Application Personal Statements | Resumes | Addendums at 4:00 pm. For more information or to register click here.

October 15: University of Houston Law Center: Law in the Lone Star State- Texas Law School Admissions Panel (virtual) at 11:00 am. Click here for more information.

October 16: University of Houston Law Center: 2021 Diversity Pre-Law Symposium & Law School Admissions Fair. Click here for more information and to register.

October 16 & 17: Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center: Books to Prisoners. Click here for more information.

October 18: Internship Deadline– Congressional Black Caucus Foundation: Walmart Emerging Leaders Internship. Click here for more information.

October 18: Internship Deadline– Congressional Black Caucus Foundation: Pathways to C-Suite Internship Program. Click here for more information.

October 19: AccessLex: Webinar- “Applying to Law School: A Strategic Approach for Underrepresented Students” at 3:00 pm. Click here for more information.

October 19: PLAS Workshop: Pre-Law 101: Session 2 at 5:00 pm. Click here to register.

October 19: UIUC Counseling Center: Workshop-“Helping Yourself and Others: Mental Health 101” Illini Union 209 at 7:00 pm.

October 20: Law Chat Live @ Noon: Course Highlights from Senior Students

October 20: Peace Corps Application Workshop: Interview Tips at 2:30 pm.  Click here for more information.

October 21: Peace Corps Application Workshop: Resume Tips at 11:00 am.  Click here for more information.

October 21: PLAS Event: Legal Studies Minor Info Session at 1:30 pm. Click here for more information.

October 21: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Journey Workshop- “Enhancing Stereotype Awareness” in Psych 32 at 7:00 pm. Click here for more information.

October 22: LSAC Forum– Atlanta. Click here for more information.

October 23: University of Houston Law Center: 2021 Diversity Pre-Law Symposium & Law School Admissions Fair. Click here for more information and to register.

October 24: Leadership Deadline– The Office of Undergraduate Admissions: Illinois Student Admissions Representative. Click here for more information.

October 24: Goldman Sachs: Goldman Sachs is offering two undergraduate programs in their Legal Division in Dallas, TX starting in summer 2022. Applications are encouraged to be submitted as soon as possible. For more information, click here.

October 25: AccessLex: Webinar- “Building Your Law School Budget” at 2:00 pm. Click here for more information.

October 25: PLAS Event: Law Schools Across America– Midwest Highlights at 5:00 pm. For more information or to register click here.

October 27: UIUC Gies College of Business Undergraduate Success Lab: Pre-Law Information Session 2 at 1:00 pm. Click here to register.

October 27: Illinois Trial Team: Tryout for the Illinois Mock Trial Team! Contact Brooke Conklin at illinoistrialteam.vpe@gmail.com for tryout information and a tryout time slot between 6:00 and 9:00 pm.

October 28: Legal Humanities Lecture: Franita Tolson on Voting Rights at 7:30 pm. Click here to register.

October 31: Internship Deadline– Congressional Black Caucus Foundation: State Farm Communications Internship. Click here for more information.

October 31: Application Deadline– The University of Toledo College of Law: Launch into Law Program. Click here for more information.

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