Mark Your Calendars: Week of March 13

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Upcoming Programs from Pre-Law Advising Services:

Taking a Gap Year Before Law School, Wednesday March 29 at 5PM. Room 514 of the Illini Union Bookstore Building. Are you considering working before law school? Or want to know more about going straight through to law school? This panel will feature three current law students from the University of Illinois College of Law. They will discuss the pros and cons of going straight to law school versus taking time off and working. We will also share some tips and suggestions for students to maximize their time off and effectively highlight post-undergraduate skills.

International Students’ Perspectives on Law School in the United States. Wednesday April 5 at 4PM. Room 504 in the Illini Union Bookstore Building. Are you an international student considering law school in the United States? Join us for this great panel discussion. The panel for this event will include two current international law students who will discuss their decision to attend law school in the United States. Topics discussed will include: the benefits and long-term value of an American law degree, visa processes, and life at an American law school.

Transitioning to Law School. Monday April 10, 4PM-5PM. Room 514 of the Illini Union Bookstore Building. Attending law school this fall? Learn about how to prepare for law school and the next three years. Topics discussed will include: finances, seat deposits, living arrangements, and advice for what to do this summer. Meet other U of I students attending law school this fall across the country!

On Campus Events

MAFA meeting–Learn about the application process and what Illinois Law is looking for from Rebecca Ray, Assistant Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid, at MAFA’s meeting on Tuesday, March 14 at 7 pm in 165 Noyes. All students welcome.

Joint Degree Info Session: See the signup link below.

From Champaign to Capitol Hill--check out this alumna’s talk on her path to law school and now working in public policy.

Career Center Workshops–Find the full list of Career Center events here. All workshops in the Career Center Conference Room 143 unless otherwise noted.

  • Creating Your Powerful Resume, March 13, 5-6 pm
  • Finding an Internship, March 14, 4-5 pm
  • Finding & Applying to Federal Government Jobs, March 14, 3-4 pm
  • Global Career Opportunity: Careers in Singapore, March 15, 6-8 pm in the Career Center Interview Suite Room 213
  • Immigration Options 101–March 16, 4-5:30 pm, Interview Suite Room 213

Scholarship Opportunities

The Aspiring Attorney scholarship awards $1,000 towards law school. Application due April 30. Click here to apply.

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund awards scholarships up to $10,000 for students working for social and economic justice. Applications–including recommendations–due April 1. Click here to apply.

The Earl Warren Scholarship awards $10,000 to entering law students for each year of law school (totalling $30,000). Applications due May 1. Click here to apply.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund awards range from $500 to $5,000. Applications due March 30. Click here to apply.

The Iranian American Bar Association provides scholarships to law students of Iranian-American heritage. Applications due March 31. Click here to apply.

Jewish Vocational Service scholarships are available to Jewish students demonstrating financial need. Applications due March 31. Click here to apply.

The Lawson Law Scholarship provides $2,000 towards tuition for young Christian law students. Applications due April 30. Click here to apply.

The Moses & Rooth Scholarship will award $1,000 to an incoming 1L student. Applications due June 1. Click here to apply.

The O’Connor, Runckel & O’Malley LLP Scholarship will award $1,000 to an incoming law student. Must demonstrate proof of acceptance to law school. Applications due July 15. Click here to apply.

Internships and Summer Pre-Law Programs

We hope that you have been keeping up on our blog and Facebook posts about internships and summer pre-law programs.  Another resource you should continue to utilize is 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.) The Internship Newsletter has 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.