Mark your calendars for the upcoming University of Illinois Graduate, Law, and Professional School Fair on October 15th. This year’s fair will be a combined event, featuring both the annual Law School Fair and annual Graduate and Professional School Fair hosted by The Career Center. Be sure to attend during the specially designated Law School Fair hours from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Registration is open now and completely FREE for students, alumni, and the public- all are welcome! The event will be virtual, hosted through the CareerEco platform. Whether you are considering law school next year, following a gap year, or in the future – the Fair is a fantastic opportunity for juniors, seniors, and alumni to meet admissions representatives and to learn more about law schools and graduate programs! Students and alumni are encouraged to register by October 8th to receive invitation to special pre-fair programs and panels.
How to Connect During COVID?
Connecting with law schools during the COVID-19 pandemic presents unique challenges. Traditional in-person visits, panels, and fairs are largely unavailable this year. Thankfully, law schools and organizations around the country have adapted to help create unique opportunities for students to connect to schools and to gain valuable insights about the application process.
- Check-out law school websites for opportunities to virtually visit the school, attend programming, and to sit-in on virtual classes.
- Attend events for prospective students and the public to get a feel of the school and learn more about their community.
- Follow schools on social media.
- Take advantage of opportunities to connect with current students, alumni, or faculty members.
- ASK! Reach out to the admissions office and ask how you can connect!
Check out additional advice on connecting during COVID from our recent Guest Blogger – Rebecca Ray, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid at the University of Illinois College of Law.
LSAC will be hosting virtual forums through the fall semester. In addition to the opportunity to visit with individual schools, there will be series of live and on-demand programd to assist students during the application process. Be strategic – consider attending an LSAC Forum to learn about a wide variety of schools; plan to attend the Illinois Fair for more one-on-one interactions!
LSAC Forums will be hosted on the following dates:
- September 26, 2020
- October 13, 2020
- November 4, 2020
- December 12, 2020
For more information and to register visit: https://www.lsac.org/lawschoolforums
For more information about the virtual UIUC Graduate, Law, and Professional School Fair, please visit the Pre-Law Advising website.
To make an appointment with Pre-Law Advising: https://prelaw.illinois.edu/appointments
To learn more about our office or connect with us online, please visit our online resources:
Stay Tuned! The annual MAPLA Caravan (law fair) will take place via Handshake in late October. Stay tuned for details in the upcoming weeks.