Upcoming Open House and Reception Events

We have received information about upcoming open house and receptions events at various locations and would like to pass that information onto you here.  Please note that the events are quickly approaching and are not listed in chronological order.

Cooley Law School
On Thursday, January 30, Dean Paul Zelenski will be hosting an information session in the Chicago area for prospective law students.  During the session, Dean Z along with Cooley Law School alumni will be there to guide students through the law school application process, discuss what it takes to get in law school, and what to expect once they get there. When: Thursday, January 30 at 6:30 pm.  Where: Hotel Arista – Mykonos Room. 2139 CityGate Lane. Naperville, Illinois 60563.  hotelarista.com

Learn more: info.cooley.edu/on-the-road-chicagoland

Register: eventbrite.com/e/cooley-on-the-road-chicago-il-tickets-10122375297?ref=ebtn. For your convenience, a downloadable PDF handout is available for your use and distribution: http://goo.gl/bcILJ0

University of Illinois College of Law
Prospective Student Open House here at the University of Illinois College of Law on Monday, February 3 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. We will provide information on law school admissions, financial aid, careers (including careers in Chicago), a student Q & A panel, and tours.  Oh, and we’ll have food!  Register via email:  law-admissions@illinois.edu.

University of Iowa College of Law
Our “Explore Iowa Law” events are scheduled for two Saturdays this year from 10 am to 2 pm: February 15, 2014, and April 12, 2014.  We have designed the program for anyone who may be interested in a career in law, including undergraduates at all levels, whether or not they are ready to apply to graduate schools.  

At each open house, participants will attend small group sessions led by law school faculty and students exploring different areas of law practice, answering questions such as what lawyers do in that area of the law, how  law school helps prepare students for a career in that field, and what kind of preparation before law school might be helpful for such a career.  After lunch, which we will provide for all participants, there will be opportunities to ask more general questions about legal careers and the admissions process,  to meet one-on-one with faculty and staff members, and to tour the law building.
Please help us get the word out to your students and colleagues about the February 15 event.  For more information and to register online, please visit www.law.uiowa.edu/explore.
Indiana University – McKinney School of Law
We are going to host a live chat , on Tuesday, January 28, at 7:00 pm EST. You may register for the chat at http://iumckinney.tv/. Dean Andy Klein, some of our current students, and I will be available to answer questions about our school, student life, and the admissions process.
John Marshall Law School
Saturday, February 1, 2014, John Marshall Law School will host an open house.  Throughout the academic year, the Office of Admission offers open house programs for prospective students interested in John Marshall. The open house programs provide an overview of curriculum, the classroom experience, and student life, and offer prospects a chance to familiarize themselves with legal education. Download a sample itinerary.  Registration for open houses is limited. Please reserve your space online or by calling the Office of Admission at 800.537.4280.
Marquette University Law School and University of Wisconsin Law School
You are cordially invited to join admission officers from Marquette University Law School and the University of Wisconsin Law School at the Second Annual Wisconsin Statewide Minority Students and Advisor Seminar Day! This event is free to students and advisors and will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, WI.  Register here.

LSAT Prep Course Scholarship Contest

Are you taking the June LSAT but not sure you can afford a prep course? Pre-Law Advising Services is pleased to announce two LSAT prep course scholarships. Kaplan Test Prep has donated two full scholarships for use on its LSAT Advantage On Site, Anywhere, or On Demand courses. Find out more about Kaplan here: http://www.kaptest.com/LSAT/Home/index.html.

These scholarships are intended to assist a University of Illinois student who is in financial need and who will be taking the LSAT within the next year. (Please note that the scholarships expire in August, 2014 and you must be enrolled in a course by that time). If you are interested in applying for one of these scholarships, please submit the following:

1) Your resume, AND
2) A short essay (no more than 600 words) that addresses each of the following:

  • When do you plan to take the LSAT?
  • Have you taken an LSAT prep class before? If so, which one and when?
  • What is your financial need? (It is not necessary to provide exact numbers, just describe your financial situation and why a scholarship is necessary.)
  • How can this scholarship help you achieve your goals?

Email your resume and essay to Judy Argentieri via email only at jargenti@illinois.edu by Wednesday, February 5 at NOON.

Winners will be announced quickly–by Friday, February 7–so that they can make necessary plans for spring LSAT courses. Good luck!