Mark Your Calendars: Week of March 30

Welcome back from Spring Break! Time to mark your calendars for the remaining programs of the semester.

PLAS Events

Financing Your Legal Education: An Access Group Webinar: Friday, April 3, 2015, 1:00 – 2:00 PM (online). How will you finance your legal education? This workshop features Joni Bradley-Scott from Access Group, a nonprofit providing excellent resources in support of financial education for graduate students. Joni will provide an overview of law school financial aid including how it works and what students can do to maximize aid. She will share many helpful resources students can use to effectively finance their legal education. Registration is limited to the first 25 students. To register, go here.

The Path to Practicing Law in the US: An International Law Student Panel & Discussion: Wednesday, April 5, 2015, 4:30 – 5:30 PM in IUB Room 514. Are you an international student considering attending law school in the U.S.? Join us as we host a panel of international law students from China and Brazil. PLAS welcomes four current College of Law international students, Ning Ning, Andre Reis, Zhiqi Wu and Xi Zhou, to answer questions and discuss their experiences studying law in the U.S. After the panel, students will get to talk to the speakers in small groups. Bring your questions! For more information on the event and the panelists, go here. Food will be served. No registration necessary.

For more info about these and other PLAS Events, go here.

Campus Events

Career Center Workshops–Unless otherwise indicated, all workshops are held at the Career Center, 715 S. Wright Street. For more information or to register, click here.

  • Careers in the Federal Government, Tues Mar 31, 4-5 pm
  • Making Your Major Decision, Tues Mar 31, 4-5 pm in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Bldg
  • Getting the Job: Interviewing Tips, Wed Apr 1, 5-6 pm
  • Finding an Internship, Thurs Apr 2, 4-5 pm

Illinois Leadership Center is hosting Integrity, a workshop investigating personal values and intersections of morals, ethics, and integrity, on April 4. For more info and to register visit the Illinois Leadership Center website.

Reminder: Illinois in Washington’s deadline is April 1Illinois in Washington – Spend Fall Interning and Taking Classes in Washington, DC! Fall is the best time to come to Washington – lovely weather and less competition for internships. Plus you can apply for internships over summer instead of during the school year!

Illinois in Washington is an academic internship program open to all Illinois undergraduates. Students live in Washington, DC, for a semester, intern 4 days a week and take U of I classes. Students intern in a range of positions from nonprofits and government agencies to think tanks and consulting firms.

For more information on IIW and the application, visit IIW’s website and check out their Facebook page. For views from students, visit IIW’s blog If you have any questions, please email Susan Halebsky Dimock, PhD, Interim Director, Illinois in Washington, at Fall 2015 Application Deadline: April 1.