Mark Your Calendars – Week of April 23

Today is the last Pre-Law Advising Services event of the semester!

Personal Statement Workshop for Fall Applicants

When? 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Where? Room 514 of the Illini Union Bookstore, 807 S. Wright Street

If you’re planning to apply to law school this fall OR if you’re graduating and planning to apply to law school in the next couple of years, then this is a great opportunity to learn about writing a personal statement for law school. The personal statement is a critical part of the law school application in which applicants must show personality, highlight strengths, identify career goals, and address why law school is their next step: a tall order for a 2 page document!

Join us as we cover:

  • What the personal statement is (and isn’t) to law schools
  • Creating a realistic timeline
  • Outlining a plan for how to write the statement
  • How the personal statement and resume work together in the application
  • Knowing your resources to help you along the way

We’ll have time for Q&A, so bring your questions!

Possible Pre-Law RSO for 2018-2019

Pre-Law Advising Services is measuring interest for a possible pre-law registered student organization here at the University of Illinois. The RSO would be for the 2018-2019 school year. Please answer our survey to let us know about your interest in this RSO and possibly joining the Pre-Law RSO! The form can be found here:

Job Opportunity for UIUC Seniors and Recent Graduates – DEADLINE IS APRIL 25!

Proskauer, a large international law firm with offices in multiple locations, is looking to hire Project Assistants to start working this summer for the following offices: New York City (Corporate only); Boston and Washington, D.C.

Project Assistants are recent college graduates who are looking to gain exposure to the legal field before attending law school. They possess excellent written and oral communication skills, critical thinking abilities and are detail oriented. These qualities allow them to effectively support lawyers and more senior paralegals on a wide range of projects and tasks with appropriate supervision. Practice areas for Project Assistants include corporate, litigation and labor. Candidates must be willing to make a two-year commitment and be available to work the hours required by a leading law firm (including evenings and weekends). Successful candidates will be placed in specific practice areas based on the firm’s needs.

To learn more about the Project Assistant positions, go here:
Interested UIUC seniors and alumni applicants should submit their cover letters and resumes to Judy Argentieri, Pre-Law Advisor, UIUC at:, by Wednesday, April 25, 5:00pm.


Deadline for the June 11 LSAT is approaching!

Test Date: Monday, June 11, 2018

Registration Deadlines

Requests for testing accommodations are due by the receipt deadlines below. All receipt deadlines are by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET).

Receipt Deadline
Registration May 1, 2018
Registration Accommodation Request May 1, 2018
Nonpublished Test Center Registration(additional fees apply) April 24, 2018
Photo Upload May 25, 2018

For more information about the June 2018 LSAT, visit the LSAC website.



Foellinger Auditorium, April 26, 2018 at 7:30PM

For more information on the event:

Global Career Services: UN & International Organizations

Interested in a career with the United Nations or international non-profit organizations? The Area Study Centers and the Illinois Model United Nations is co-hosting this event to learn more about resources and to get advice about working in this field.

The link for more information can be found here:

Union Calendar of Events

Need a study break during finals? Check out the Union’s Calendar of Events for the rest of the school year. For more information, click here.

Feminist Film Festival 

The Annual Feminist Film Festival is a grassroots event that uses art and alternative media to bring social issues to the fore. The goal of the festival is to showcase independent film spanning documentary, narrative, and experimental genres in order to explore perspectives often missing from mainstream media and culture. The festival strives to serve as a space for underrepresented artists and filmmakers to raise consciousness concerning issues related to gender, race, class, sexuality, ability and other dimensions of social identity.

The University of Illinois Annual Feminist Film Festival is organized and hosted by the Women’s Resources Center, in collaboration with a variety of campus units and departments. For more information, click here.

Still looking for a summer 2018 internship? Applying for full time jobs? Maybe your resume needs a second look!

Career Center Resume Reviews

The Career Center offers resume reviews at different locations across camps. This is a great way to get feedback on your resume without having to schedule an appointment. Please bring a paper copy to the location of your choice. This is a FREE service provided by the University.

Monday-Friday, 2:00-4:30pm: The Career Center, Resource Center 715 S Wright Street (Across from the Alma Mater).

Sunday, 4:00-9:00pm: Monday & Wednesday, 7:00-9:00pm, Undergraduate Library 1402 W Gregory Drive (in the Consultation Corner)

Tuesday, 5:30-7:30pm: The IKE 301 E Gregory Drive (in Room 1010A).

For more information, visit the Career Center’s website.