Application Preparation: Building A Timeline

 

For those anticipating application in the upcoming 2022-2023 cycle, the summer is an excellent time to take steps to prepare for a smooth and successful admission process.  Two of the most important steps are to create a general timeline and to set goals for the upcoming months to ensure you stay on track and keep the application process as manageable as possible.

Below are a few recommendations on creating an application timeline and plan to enhance your success.

Step 1: Set up a System: 

You will be navigating a large volume of information and communications over a long period of time.  It is important to have a system to organize these details.  Your system should include the following components:

        • Document Storage:  You should have an online storage space or backup system for all the application materials you are crafting – resume, personal statement, etc.  You should also have a place to organize documents or information that you receive.  You will want to have a physical space to store and organize, as well as an electronic space.  Most information will be communicated electronically, but you may also accumulate materials at visits or fairs, or through mailings.  Consider investing in a container for all law school materials.  For digital material, consider utilizing “Box” and setting up folders to organize information by school, type of information, or whatever makes sense to you.
        • Email Correspondence:  Almost all communications regarding applications will be received via email, with some mail and phone communications possible.   Evaluate your available email accounts.  Determine now which one you will utilize for your applications, you could even create a new one!  Once you determine your “application email” plan to utilize that for all applications and application-related matters.  Set up folders in your inbox now to organize and respond to communications you anticipate receiving.  Determine a plan for checking and managing incoming communications – will you check every day? (yes), how many times a day?  Start utilizing your system now to make it a habit, it will make managing your email communications during the busier months feel more manageable.
        • Information Management:  As you get further along in the application process you will begin developing a potential list of schools to apply to, eventually you will apply to a definitive list of schools, and later you will begin receiving offers.  Having a comprehensive place to track and notate information about each school is critical to the process of comparing and contrasting each institution, ultimately deciding on your best fit.  This type of information tracking also helps ensure you do not forget or overlook any information you acquired along the way.  We recommend creating a spreadsheet that you can tailor to your own individual priorities, goals, and school attributes you are seeking.
Step 2: Establish Target Goals:
  • Part of building a timeline is having targeted goals for completing tasks.  For a successful application timeline you should consider the necessary tasks for applying to law school, but also other obligations you will have during this time period including family, academic, and extracurricular responsibilities.  Below are some examples of areas where you may want to set goals:
      • LSAT Preparation and LSAT attempts (first and second)
      • CAS Registration
      • Transcript Submission
      • Researching Schools
      • Completing Application Components
      • Submitting Applications
      • Visiting Schools
      • Academic Projects
      • Leadership Programs and Events
Step 3: Prioritize and Plan Ahead:

It is a wonderful thing to have a timeline and goals, but you only have 24 hours in a day and only so much attention or energy to give to any one task, opportunity, or obligation.  Being able to prioritize so that you can be successful in all aspects of your life is important.  Good prioritization requires establishing what is most critical and when.  Your first step in doing this is establishing the goals we mentioned above.  The second step in doing this is keeping yourself accountable, and finally, it is planning ahead to ensure you have set yourself up to be successful.  Create your semester calendar now.  Add in any family or personal obligations you are aware of – discuss holiday and other plans now so you know what time commitments will be necessary.   Begin dividing obligations by daily, weekly, monthly or one-time only events.  Review your course syllabi as soon as possible – map out large projects and due dates.  Begin researching important application dates and events now.

      • TIP:  Give yourself individual deadlines for projects and other work.  Set your individual deadlines several days or more prior to the actual deadline.  This will help you accommodate any unexpected issues.
      • TIP:  Begin thinking about your time each week.  Evaluate how much time you will spend for class, essential personal items (groceries, meals, health, fitness), study, and other leadership activities.  Determine when these items will take place in your weekly schedule and how much time remains after for other uses.
      • TIP:  Set expectations for yourself and others.  Realistically evaluate how long things usually take you (i.e. writing a paper), and build those realistic timeframes into your goals.  Let others that are important in your life know that the upcoming semester will be a critical one and talk now about how that may limit your time.

Join Us! Application Roadmap Workshop

To learn more about setting goals and specific timeline recommendations, consider attending our Application Roadmap Workshop.  The workshop will be offered multiple times in the upcoming months.  Get a head start by attending a workshop this summer on July 20 @ 6 pm or August 9 @ Noon (via Zoom).  To learn more, visit the PLAS calendar online.  PLAS programs are open to all UIUC students and alumni.

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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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Summer Tips for Prelaw Students!

The summer is an excellent time to reconnect, gain new experiences, move forward with your academic progress, or simply relax and rejuvenate.  With the summer officially underway, this is an excellent time to evaluate your goals for the summer and set some priorities as they relate to your prelaw plans.

You have completed another academic year and it is something to be celebrated.  This summer spend some time planning and considering the following:

    • Is your academic curriculum set (major/minors)? Do some research as there is an incredibly diverse set of programs to choose from at Illinois!
    • How is your academic performance? Now is the time to evaluate and reflect.  What worked and helped you succeed? If you experienced challenges, what were they and why?  Use the summer to identify what practices you will continue into next year to contribute to your success and where adjustments are necessary.  Research resources to assist in the areas where you would like to improve.
    • Use the summer to research. What type of internships might you be interested in next year?  Are you interested in study abroad, Illinois in Washington, or other unique learning opportunities?  Learn more about internship opportunities with the PLAS Internship Newsletter!
        • Stay Tuned!  Check back later this summer for our post on unique and prestigious opportunities at UIUC, perfect for prelaw students!
    • Network! Talk to individuals in the legal profession or to upper level peers who have pursued opportunities that you would be interested in.  Use these conversations to gain insights and perspectives about your future goals.
        • Alumni Attorney Talks – catch up on our Alumni Attorney Talk series featuring practicing attorneys and judges.  The series can be found on this blog!  Just search on “Alumni Attorney Talks” or visit our Canvas page for a comprehensive list.
    • Think ahead.  Planning ahead is key for prelaw students.  It allows you to monitor progress and seek resources if necessary; manage competing obligations with success; and pursue unique opportunities that will benefit your goals for law school. If you will be applying during your senior year, you will likely begin your LSAT prep no later than the spring of your junior year.  How does that semester look in terms of course load?  What will your academic progress/achievements be at the beginning of your senior year (if this is the year you will apply to law school)?
        • For those applying to law school during senior year, you will ideally be submitting applications during the Fall semester (approximately 1 year prior to when you would like to begin law school).  It is important to evaluate what achievements, academic work, and other opportunities will be included in your resume for consideration by law schools.
    • Take time to rejuvenate!  The summer should be utilized to take some time for yourself, tending to your wellness and recharging for the upcoming year.  Keep reading for some fun summer suggestions!

Just for Fun…

As mentioned summer should be utilized as a time to enjoy and relax.  

Here are some suggestions on some fun law-related books, movies, podcasts, and TV shows to check out!

Books:
    • The Color of Law
    • Thieves of Book Row
    • Crime and Punishment
    • The Rainmaker
    • To Kill a Mockingbird
    • In Cold Blood
    • I’ll Be Gone In the Dark
    • Radium Girls
    • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    • Becoming

Check out this list of recommended books for more options!

Movies/Documentaries:
    • The Staircase (documentary)
    • Find Me Guilty
    • Marshall
    • RBG
    • Erin Brockovich
    • On the Basis of Sex
    • Philadelphia
    • Legally Blonde
    • The Firm

Check out this list of recommended movies for more options!

TV Shows:
    • How to Get Away With Murder
    • Damages
    • Bull
    • Better Call Saul
    • The Good Wife
    • Law and Order

Check out this list of recommended shows for more options!

Want to share your favorites?

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Congratulations Class of 2022!

“Everyone has some gift, some one thing he can do better than anything else, whether it is teaching, dancing, dramatics, cooking, or some other skill. Find that one thing and give of it to humanity if you want a well-rounded happy life.”

~ Maudelle Tanner Brown Bousfield | Class of 1906

We would like to offer our congratulations to graduating members of the Class of 2022.  Whether you are continuing your education in law school next year or planning to start your professional work after graduation, we congratulate you on the hard work, perseverance, and determination it has taken to realize this milestone in your life.

Congratulations graduates! We wish you all the best!

Warmly,

Pre-Law Advising Services

Don’t lose touch!

Don’t forget, PLAS is here to support you and your law school goals once you graduate.  Whether next year or several years from now, we are here to help!

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Reflections from Senior Pre-Law Students

Part II: Reflections from Senior Pre-Law Students

We hope that you enjoyed Part I of our two-part Reflections series with graduating law student, Courtney Koenig. If you missed it, you can access it here. In Part II, we hope you will enjoy reading and hearing reflections from three May 2022 graduating pre-law students!

Peer Perspectives:

Student peers can be some of the best resources for students to turn to while being pre-law students. Because everyone has their own, unique journey, it can be beneficial to gain different ideas and perspectives.

Three of our undergraduate senior pre-law students, Alice, Meera and Stella, share their personal experiences while being students here at UIUC and offer insights and advice about being pre-law, student organizations and activities, internships and externships, and more!

Are you interested in pre-law? We invite you to get curious and explore! Here are some suggestions to help you get started:

    • Interested in taking classes that will help build essential skills for law school? Check out our Course Recommendation Charts for Summer and Fall 2022. There are classes from a variety of majors.
    • Have you joined pre-law student organizations? Click here to learn more about the pre-law student organizations.
    • Do you want to gain invaluable experience before attending law school? Check out our internship document for endless opportunities including pre-law ones.
    • Join our Canvas page to have access to all things Pre-Law. Click here for instructions on how to self-enroll.
    • Explore our Alumni Attorney Talk series on our blog and in Canvas!

As another academic year comes to a close, we encourage you to reflect back on your own journey this year. Be proud of your accomplishments, learn from your experiences, and apply your wisdom to your future endeavors!  Have a wonderful summer and congratulations to the Class of 2022!

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Reflections from a Law Student

 

Each year, May brings important endings and new beginnings.  It also presents a perfect opportunity to reflect back and gain insights from past accomplishments, challenges, and experiences.  As we celebrate our Class of 2022 graduates we took the opportunity to gain some valuable insights from our graduating students.

Part I: Reflections from a Law Student

Courtney Koenig

Courtney has served as the Pre-Law Advising Services Graduate Assistant since Fall 2020.  Following graduation from the University of Illinois College of Law in May 2022, she will begin work at Thompson Coburn, LLP in St. Louis focusing her practice in Corporate and  Business Law topics.

A conversation with a law student…

Check out the video below to hear insights from Courtney about her pre-law journey, law school experience, professional opportunities, and her advice for pre-law students and alumni, including tips for individuals beginning their law school journey in Fall 2022!

 

Stay Tuned! Part II – Reflections from Pre-Law Seniors!

 

 

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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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Wellness for Pre-Law Students

Wellness. Balance. Meditation. Mindfulness. These are big buzzwords. Everyone is talking about how to feel better, but why does it matter? And why should you, a future lawyer, consider incorporating these tools into your life?

“In its purest form, wellness involves doing whatever you need to do to feel better and be healthier on a day-to-day basis. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to achieving a general sense of well-being and overall health, and anyone who claims otherwise is selling you something.”

Lawyer Mental Health and Wellness: Why It Matters (clio.com)

As this quote shares, wellness is whatever makes you feel better, day-to-day. And it is important to feel as good as you can so that you can really show up for yourself, your studies, and your (future) clients. When you feel good, your mind is clearer, you process information better, communication increases, and your overall sense of purpose and satisfaction rises.

Let’s explore different types of wellness and how you can incorporate those that align with you into your life.

Water: Our bodies absolutely need water to survive. And our bodies need to be properly hydrated to thrive. Consider evaluating your water intake and increasing it if it is not enough.

Movement: Our bodies need to move! Perhaps that is going for a walk or taking a HIIT class, make sure you move your body to keep it (and your mind!) strong and sharp. Consider visiting the ARC on campus Activities and Recreation Center (ARC) – Campus Recreation (illinois.edu) to explore different ways you can move.

Mental Health: Mental health is everything. When you feel better, you do better. Stress and anxiety can impact your ability to focus and work at your best level. There are many wonderful resources on campus such as counselors, group therapy, workshops, and more! Visit the UIUC Counseling Center website for information. Looking to attend a workshop? Explore the Outreach Series here.

Meditation: Meditation has been shown to provide wonderful benefits. Healthline states that meditation may reduce stress, control anxiety, promote emotional health, enhance self-awareness, improve sleep, enhance memory, and more. Consider getting started with daily mindfulness sessions on campus! Here’s a great meditation resource for Test Anxiety from Northwestern: Test Anxiety: Breathe – Northwestern University.

Financial Health: Learning how to manage your finances is very important to your overall wellness! According to the American Psychological Association, 72% of Americans are worried about money. Being stressed about money can lead to poor sleep, decreased mental health, and more. Learning how to work with your finances is going to pay dividends! Explore UIUC’s Financial Wellbeing program to learn how you can enhance your financial wellness!

At PLAS, we are committed to supporting your academic and professional growth and that means supporting your overall wellness, too. Visit our Canvas page for additional Wellness resources!

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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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Alumni Attorney Talks

Alumni Attorney Talks is a virtual series which aims to provide prospective law students with helpful insights about attending law school and pursuing a legal career. This series features interviews with University of Illinois alumni working in a variety of diverse settings within the legal profession.

Featuring: Aja Carr-Favors

Associate General Counsel for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America

QUICK FACTS ABOUT Aja Carr-Favors:
    • Law School: Valparaiso University School of Law
    • UIUC Undergraduate Major: Pre-Law and History
    • Aja’s Three Words to Describe an Attorney:

Challenging | Gratifying Impactful

CHECK OUT THIS INSIGHTFUL INTERVIEW BELOW!
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