Mark Your Calendars — Week of September 21

PLAS Events

Perfecting Your Personal Statement & Resume for Law School: Monday, September 21, 4:00 – 5:00 pm in IUB 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.

2015 Law School Fair (MAPLA Caravan): Tuesday, October 6, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm in Illini Union Rooms A, B, C, and South Lounge (1401 W. Green St., Urbana, Illinois 61801).

It’s the biggest pre-law event of the year! Join us as 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 our website at See you at the fair! No registration is required.


Campus Events

Free Practice LSAT from Kaplan – September 30th @ 5:15 pm*

Space is limited, so please register at Take Kaplan’s Free Practice Test and find out how you’d perform on the exam right now! You will receive a detailed score report, complete explanations to every question, strategies for improvement. This is a practice test offered by Kaplan, and it is an unofficial practice LSAT.

*PLAS has no affiliation with Kaplan or any other test prep company.

 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.

  • Creating Powerful Resumes & Cover Letters, Monday, September 21, 4-5 pm.
  • Finding an Internship, Wednesday, September 23, 4-5 pm.
  • Getting the Job: Interviewing Tips, Friday, September 25, 2-3 p.m.

Spend a Semester Interning and Taking Classes in Washington, DC – Application deadline for spring semester is October 1

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

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 Pre-Law Honors Society has Launched a New Website

Please visit where you will find the recently launched PHS website. At the new site you will find an updated calendar of all PHS events, an updated description of all PHS events, and an updated list of the requirements needed to become a member. Additionally you will gain access to the newly re-established Gavel News Blog and find lists every possible way to contact the organization


Have a great week!