Hello Pre-Law Students! Don’t forget tonight’s PLAS “Negotiating Scholarships Workshop!” Also — at least two summer pre-law programs have application deadlines of THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 1. Scroll down for info on these items as well as other opportunities!
Our next event, “Negotiating Scholarships Workshop” is TODAY, Monday February 26! The event will be held at 1090 Lincoln Hall from 5PM – 6:15PM.
Now is the time to assess aid offers and discuss options for additional scholarships with your law schools. How can applicants have a respectful yet productive conversation that potentially results in more scholarship dollars being awarded? Join us as we examine exactly how to go about negotiating law school scholarships with the expertise of a panel of law school admissions professionals with a wealth of experience! This session is a must-see for anyone applying to law school, and the information applies to any law school. Panelists include:
- Amanda Noascono, Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions, DePaul University College of Law
- Rebecca Ray, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid at the University of Illinois College of Law
- Nicole Vilches, Assistant Dean for Admissions, Chicago-Kent College of Law
Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis is now accepting applications on a rolling basis for its new Pathway to the Law program, featuring online for-credit courses, LSAT assistance, a $2000 scholarship, mentoring, and more for selected applicants. They anticipate that all spots will be filled by the end of March so submit your application now! https://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/admissions/jd/diversity/pathway-to-the-law.html
A preview to our March event . . . the “Taking a Gap Year Before Law School” Workshop will be on Thursday March 29th in Room 514 of the Illini Union Bookstore from 5:00 – 6:00PM.
Are you considering working or taking a gap year before law school? Do you want to know more about going straight through to law school after undergrad? Pre-Law Advising Services is hosting an event for students to learn more about different paths to law school. The panel will feature three current law students–two with work experience and one who went directly from undergrad to law school–to answer your questions and discuss the pros and cons of going straight to law school versus taking time off and working.
SUMMER PLANS–Still looking for opportunities? Check these out.
Career Fairs. Mark your calendars for spring career fairs, which are open to all Illinois students and present both job and internship opportunities. Find these and other fair opportunities in Handshake.
- Research Park Career Fair–March 13. Visit their website here.
- Just-in-Time Illini Career & Internship Fair–April 10. Visit their website here.
Summer PLUS programs. We posted a spreadsheet full of pre-law undergraduate summer programs over on our Compass page! For example:
- Chicago-Kent PLUS program. Applications due THIS THURSDAY, March 1.
- University of Wisconsin PLUS program. Applications due April 13.
- Indiana ICLEO Summer Institute. Applications due THIS THURSDAY, March 1.
- Saint Louis University School of Law PLUS program. Application priority deadline March 31; regular deadline April 14.
June LSAT Registration–Planning to take the June LSAT? Registration is now open here! We recommend registering early because this one typically fills early AND LSAT takers were up nearly 30% last year! Now is also a good time to apply for a fee waiver. For more on LSAC fee waivers revisit this blog post.
Did you know that you can get a scholarship for working at an unpaid internship this summer? Apply for the Fred S. Bailey scholarship here, which provides a $1000 stipend for part-time internships and a $2500 stipend for full-time summer internships. Applications due April 12.
And check out the PLAS Facebook page for NEW internship opportunities, summer programs and more!
University of Illinois’ Office for Student Conflict and Resolution Subcommittee Applications Now Open!
The University of Illinois’ Office for Student Conflict and Resolution has opened up their applications for their two subcommittees: the Subcommittee on Student Conduct and the Subcommittee on Sexual Misconduct. Student applicants must be:
- Enrolled full-time at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
- At least two full semesters from graduation; and
- In good academic standing with at least a 2.5 grade point average.
It is encouraged that students have Friday afternoon availability for the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. For more information and to apply, visit their website here.
OIIR’s Lunch on Us Program – Free Lunch Every Weekday!
The Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations is offering their “Lunch on Us” program this semester. Programs take place every weekday from noon to 1pm every day and offer a free lunch for attending. To see their schedule, click here.
“Acing Your Interview” at the Career Center – Wednesday, February 28, 4:00-5:00pm at the Career Center Conference Room 143
During an interview, you only have a short time to convey you are a great fit for a position or organization. Learn the most common types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, how to structure answers to interview questions, and tips for following up after an interview.
“Creating Your Powerful Cover Letter” at the Career Center – Wednesday February 28 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm at the Career Center Conference Room 143
Cover letters are challenging to write, and yet, are often a critical aspect of an internship or job application. Learn how to write an effective cover letter that showcases your skills and experiences for a specific position.
“Linked In and Job Search Resources for International Students” at the Career Center – Thursday, March 1, 4:00-5:30pm, Career Center Interview Suite, Room 213, 616 E. Green Street
This exciting workshop will teach you how to use helpful job search resources such as LinkedIn, Handshake, and Myvisajobs.com. Learn to create an appealing profile on LinkedIn and use it for career exploration, networking, and information interviews. You will also learn to identify international-friendly companies. Please bring your laptop.
Interested in other Career Center workshops concerning resume reviews, Peace Corps information and more? Go to the Career Center website to find other programs!