Mark Your Calendars: Week of Sept. 7

Pre-Law Advising Services Events

Pre-Law 101 (for Freshmen or students new to pre-law): Tuesday, September 8, 4:00-5:00 pm in Illini Union Bookstore Room 504.

This workshop is for any Illinois student who is new to pre-law. We 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. We will answer all of your pre-law questions! This workshop is primarily aimed at first year students but all students are welcome. First year students should attend a Pre-Law 101 prior to setting up an individual Pre-Law Advising appointment. Select any Pre-Law 101 session that suits your schedule–each covers the same material. Please register here.

Perfecting Your Personal Statement & Resume for Law School: Monday, September 21, 4:00 – 5:00 pm in Illini Union Bookstore Room 514.

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 tell us that this is the hardest part of the application, so we have developed this workshop to provide some insight. We 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. Bring your questions because there will be plenty of time to ask them. Please register here.

Campus Events

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will speak on campus on Thursday, Sept 10 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Click here to register for this event.

Spend a Semester Interning and Taking Classes in Washington, DC

Come learn more about Illinois in Washington, an academic internship program open to all Illinois undergraduates.  Information session: Tuesday, September 15 from 6-7 pm in 119 David Kinley Hall. Students live in Washington, DC, for a semester or summer, intern 4 days a week and take U of I classes. Application deadline for spring semester is October 1.    

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

  • Career Fair Prep: Maximize Your Experience,  Sept. 8, 4-5 pm.
  • Creating Powerful Resumes & Cover Letters, Sept. 8, 5-6 pm
  • Creating Powerful Resumes & Cover Letters, Sept. 9, 4-5 p.m.
  • Finding an Internship, Sept. 10, 4-5 pm.

Provost’s Undergraduate Student Advisory Board
Application: UG Advisory Board App 2015-16

Applications are now being accepted for this board, which provides feedback and generates ideas for programs, academic policies, and initiatives established or overseen by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Innovation. Meetings will take place 12:00-1:00 pm on Oct 8, Nov. 3, and Dec. 1, and lunch is provided.

Qualifying students will:

  • Be undergraduates for the 2015-2016 academic year,
  • Have an interest in academic affairs/campus initiatives
  • Demonstrate a strong record (GPA of 3.0+)
  • Be involved on campus.

Click on the link above to access the application. All applications due Sept. 11.

iHelp volunteer opportunity
iHelp is a campus-wide week of service from Sept. 19-25, hosted by the Student Alumni Ambassadors. Students are matched with volunteer opportunities across C-U, giving back to the local community and generating over 3,500 service hours each year! Students and alumni are invited to register online at Registration closes at midnight on Sunday, Sept. 13.

Volunteer Opportunities at the College of Law
Interested in getting an inside view of law school as law students learn trial skills?
Volunteer witnesses are needed for three hours the evening of Sept. 29 and/or Sept. 30 (Tues. or Wed.). Witnesses would get some basic training, a script and exposure to being on the witness stand. No knowledge required; it’s all in the information. Witnesses are needed to testify on fingerprint, DNA, medical evidence and cause of death. Contact Julie Campbell or 333-5842 to sign up.

Volunteer jurors are needed to hear opening statements from College of Law students enrolled in the Trial Advocacy Program from 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14 at the Champaign County Courthouse. You may volunteer for one night or more. Opening statements are from a homicide and a serious personal injury case. Contact Julie Campbell, or 333-5842 to sign up.

College of Law Events–These events are free and open to the public!

Sept. 15 at 12:00 pm Adam Liptak, Supreme Court correspondent for the New York Times, will deliver “The Roberts Court at Ten: A Reporter’s Reflections” for the fall 2015 Paul M. Van Arsdell, Jr. Memorial Lecture on Litigation and the Legal Profession. Lunch will be provided for lecture attendees.

The COL will host a Constitution Day Panel: The Roberts Court Turns Ten on Sept. 17 at 12:00 pm in the Rowe Auditorium of the Law Building. College of Law Dean Vikram David Amar and Professors Eric Johnson, Kurt Lash, Jason Mazzone, and Robin Fretwell Wilson will discuss the decisions of the Supreme Court over the past decade and where the Court is headed in the future. Lunch will be provided for lecture attendees.

Check the College of Law’s website for additional events that are open to public: