Mark Your Calendars–Week of January 30

Pre-Law Advising Services Workshops and Programs

We have updated our Spring Semester calendar of events! Check them out on our website here.

Pre-Law 101 — Tuesday, January 31, 4:00pm, 514 IUB
Are you new to pre-law at Illinois? Then this event is a great opportunity for you! This workshop will cover: What it means to be pre-law at Illinois; what law schools are really looking for; what pre-law students can do to maximize their undergraduate years; how to build a strong pre-law resume; what resources are available to assist pre-law students at Illinois. For more details and to register, click here.

LSAT Prep Fair–Wednesday, February 1 from 2-4 pm in Illini Union Rooms B&C This event is a chance to learn more about several commercial LSAT test prep companies, participate in informative mini-workshops conducted by the companies and win discounts on test prep materials and scholarships for courses! Join us for all or part of the event! Here is the workshop schedule:

Upcoming Campus Events

Pre-Law Honors Society is taking applications for new members with a minimum 3.3 GPA and sophomore status. Applications are due Feb. 10 at 5:00. Click here for the application: PLHS Application Spring

Study Abroad Summer 2017 Faculty Led Programs–Applications due Feb. 1. These are 2-5 week study abroad programs over summer break with automatic Illinois credit. This could be a great way to manage both study abroad and taking the LSAT. For a list of available courses and application materials, visit the study abroad website here.

Illinois in Washington summer semester applications are due Feb. 1. For more information check out the Illinois in Washington website.

The Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations has posted its spring events! Check them out here.

The Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), set for Thursday, April 27.Deadline for submitting an application to the URS is Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 11:59 pm. The application can be found at: For more information on Undergraduate Research Week, the URS, and OUR programs, please visit our website at: Questions may be addressed to; please put “URS Application” in the subject line.

The Career Center has posted its spring workshop calendar on their website at:  Now is a great time to update your resume, plan your job search or summer internship, and get to know their office and resources. Upcoming workshops include:

  • Resume, Cover Letter and Linked In Reviews, Jan. 30, 2-4:30 pm Career Center;  7-9 pm Undergrad Library, Consultation Corner
  • Career Certificate – International Students (CCI) Info Session – Jan.30, 4:00pm, The Interview Suite, 616 East Green Street, Room 213
  • Creating Your Powerful Resume–Jan. 30, 4-5 pm Career Center Room 143
  • Career Services Paraprofessional Info Session–Jan. 30, 5-6 pm LaCasa Cultural Conference Room
  • Career Fairs: Maximizing Your Expereince–Jan. 30, 5-6 pm Career Center Room 143
  • Creating Your Powerful Cover Letter–Feb. 1, 5-6 pm Career Center Room 143


Internship and Scholarship Opportunities

LAS 101 Internship applications are due Feb. 6. Check out their application website here.

Student Affairs internships are now available!  Many internships are available at various sites on campus including: Asian American Cultural Center, Campus Recreation, Illinois Leadership Center, Office of Volunteer Programs, and Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Explore these internship opportunities on their website here.

We hope you have been utilizing our 20 page Internship Newsletter over on our Pre-Law Compass page that we posted in December! (Click here for instructions on how to access our Compass page.) It’s got lots of job and internship listings for spring, summer and long-term opportunities from Champaign to D.C. and beyond.  In addition, you should regularly check iLink to see if summer internships have been posted there

 Scholarship opportunity for those entering law school this fall

The ABA Diversity Scholarship is designed for underrepresented students who demonstrate financial need and community involvement. Awards will be $15,000 for entering law students, which is renewable for years 2 and 3 of law school.  Applicants must be entering law school in 2017 and submit an application, personal statement, and statement of financial need by March 2. Find the application and more details here. 

Upcoming Law School Events–OPEN TO ALL PRE-LAW STUDENTS

Indiana University Maurer School of Law Diversity Law Day is Saturday, February 18. You’ll learn about what lawyers do, experience a mock class, meet current law students, and tour the school. For more details and to register visit their website.

The Wisconsin Statewide Pre-Law Diversity Day is set for Friday, February 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison. This event is open to all students. For more information and to register, visit their website here. Cosponsored by the University of Wisconsin Law School and Marquette University Law School, this FREE event includes lunch and:

  • an update on law school admissions in Wisconsin featuring the University of Wisconsin and Marquette Law Schools;
  • an overview of the Law School Admission Test with practice questions;
  • breakout workshops featuring a mock class for students ; and
  • law school fair featuring admissions representatives from law schools around the country.  Click here for a list of law schools that participated in last year’s event.