Upcoming Pre-Law Events

Please help us share details about these upcoming Pre-Law programs, which are open to all students. We are hosting a special networking event on November 9 that should be of interest to many students.


Applying to Law School Workshop: Nov.2 at 4:00 in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building. This workshop will provide an extensive overview of the application process, including: Understanding the Credential Assembly Service (including a demo), letters of recommendation, transcripts, and the LSAC report that law schools receive. It will also cover how to develop a law school application strategy and share tips to maximize admission and aid in the law school application process. All of your questions about the law school application process will be addressed! No registration is necessary.


Pre-Law 101: Nov. 4 at 3:00 in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building. This workshop is for any Illinois student who is new to pre-law. It will cover: What it means to be a pre-law student at Illinois; the profile of a successful law school applicant; building a pre-law resume during undergraduate years; and what helpful resources exist on campus. Bring all of your pre-law questions! This workshop is primarily aimed at first year students but all students are welcome. Please register here to ensure enough seating and materials for everyone. This is the last Pre-Law 101 session of the fall semester.


The Real Deal: Lawyers Share the Inside View of the Legal Profession. Nov. 9 at 5:00 in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building. The best way to learn about the legal profession is to talk to lawyers! What is it really like to argue a case before a jury? What skills does it take to make partner or own your own law firm? How can you find success in the legal profession? Network with retired area lawyers representing a variety of legal careers to find out! Ask questions about what it’s really like to practice law and get insight into what skills you can build now to prepare for a successful legal career! This is a valuable chance to talk to people who can share perspectives on their decades-long successful legal careers. No registration is necessary. Click here for speaker bios.

Perfecting Your Personal Statement & Resume for Law School: Nov. 10 at 4:00 in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building. This is the final personal statement workshop of the fall semester. The personal statement and resume are a law school applicant’s opportunity to tell a school all about yourself and why you will make a great addition to their class. Students consistently say that this is the hardest part of the application, so this workshop was developed to provide some insight. It will cover: What the personal statement is; how to begin writing it; what to include and exclude; writing separate addenda; how the personal statement and resume should work together; and an overview of the law school resume. Please click on the link to register so that we can ensure enough seating and materials for everyone.

Thank you for helping us reach all interested students. All of our programming can be found on our event calendar here.

Best wishes,
Jamie Thomas-Ward, J.D., M.S.
Director of Pre-Law Services

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Campus Center for Advising & Academic Services
807 S Wright St, Floor 5
Champaign IL  61820
(217) 333-9669