Pre-Law Advising Services

Pre-Law

Pre-Law Advising Services has a full calendar of events this fall.  All students are welcome to attend!

Pre-Law 101: Sept. 8, Oct. 12, Nov. 4

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. This workshop is primarily aimed at first year students but all students are welcome. Please visit the Pre-Law Event Calendar and RSVP to ensure enough seating and materials for everyone. First year students should attend a Pre-Law 101 prior to setting up an individual Pre-Law Advising appointment. All Pre-Law 101 sessions are listed on their Event Calendar, and each covers the same material.

Practice LSAT: Sept. 18, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Pre-Law Advising Services is pleased to present the opportunity for students to take a full length practice LSAT under timed classroom conditions! This is a great opportunity for students new to the LSAT to get a baseline score, or for October or December LSAT takers to try out their skills in a classroom setting. This is a full length, actual, previously administered LSAT exam which will be proctored in a realistic classroom setting. Seating is limited; please register here.

Personal Statement Workshops: Sept. 21, Oct. 8, Nov. 10

Students consistently mention that this is the hardest part of the application, so pre-law advising services has developed this workshop to provide some insight. They 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.

 Law School Fair: October 6, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Illini Union

It’s the biggest pre-law event of the year! Over 120 law schools visit campus to meet with prospective students. Gather information about law schools, talk with admissions professionals about their schools, collect some fun freebies and law school application fee waivers. This event is FREE and open to the public. Dress is business casual. For more information, including a list of law schools attending the fair, visit the website at http://prelaw.illinois.edu/law-school-fair. No registration is required.

Other Pre-Law Advising Services Resources

Their Pre-Law blog is updated on Mondays and Wednesdays during the academic year.

 Pre-Law Advising Compass page: All students designated Pre-Law already have access; other students may add themselves to their page for access to handouts, applicant data, and helpful advice about the application process.

They’ve updated their extensive Pre-Law Handbook to include the most recent data on law school admissions and employment outcomes.

Social Media: Connect with them on Facebook and on Twitter.

 

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