Pre-Law Advising Services Events & Services
Taking the GRE? We have vouchers for a $50 discount on GRE registration fees. Email Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are planning to take the GRE to apply to law school and we can provide you with one of the vouchers.
Pre-Law 101 – Today, Monday, October 14, 4-5pm, Room 514 IUB. This workshop is designed for incoming students who are new to pre-law or are interested in learning more about it. All Illini are welcome. We will cover: What it means to be pre-law at Illinois, course selection, majors, and extracurriculars, building a pre-law resume, and what law schools are really looking for. We will outline a four year plan to maximize your undergraduate experiences in order to make a great law school candidate. We’ll also take any questions about law school and legal careers. Each Pre-Law 101 session is the same, so pick the one that best suits your schedule. Incoming freshmen should attend a Pre-Law 101 prior to setting up an individual pre-law advising appointment. Please register here so that we can ensure we have enough seating and materials.
Go here to check out other upcoming PLAS Events!
Law School/Legal Education Events
Volunteer jurors needed for law students in Trial Advocacy who will hold trials next week! Email Skylar Layman at email@example.com to sign up; indicate which date you’d like. Cookies will be served.
Tues, Oct. 15, 6-8:30 pm
Mon, Oct. 21, 6-8:30 pm
Tues, Oct. 22, 6-8:30 pm
All Illini are invited to hear from Judge John Coady, Illinois alumnus, on Oct. 18 from 2-3 pm in 404 David Kinley Hall. Judge Coady will speak about his career as a state’s attorney and then judge. RSVP here: https://forms.illinois.edu/sec/6720206
Illini are invited to join the Federalist Society at Illinois Law for a Minimum Wage Debate on Wed, Oct. 16 at noon in Room D of the Law Building. Lunch will be served.
University of Toledo College of Law – Launch into Law Program – Applications due October 31, 2019! Launch into Law is an immersive, 5-day experience at Toledo Law designed to prepare students from traditionally underserved groups for the law school application process. Learn test-taking strategies for the LSAT, enhance your legal writing skills, and connect with student and professional mentors to explore law school options and legal career paths. The program will be held at Toledo Law January 13-17, 2020.
Students who complete the program and later apply to Toledo Law are eligible for a $1,000 scholarship upon acceptance to The University of Toledo College of Law. Go here for more information and to apply. This program is open to highly-qualified undergraduates at no cost. Space is limited. Students from traditionally underserved populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Selected students will be notified on or before Nov. 8.
Harvard Law School Online Info Sessions. Interested in learning some tips about applying to Harvard Law School? HLS has begun offering online information sessions. Some concern the admissions process, others offer insight into campus life, student organizations, and clinical opportunities at HLS. Click here to register for these upcoming sessions, and to see the entire schedule.
- Journals, Research, & Scholarship at HLS — Oct. 17
- Clinics & Student Practice Organizations — Oct. 24
NYU Law School Online Info Session–Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 3:00 pm EST. The Office of JD Admissions is inviting all prospective applicants to attend their Online Information Sessions to learn more about the law school application process and about NYU Law’s offerings. The presentations will be a special broadcast of a live information session with an admissions representative. Participants will have an opportunity to submit questions about NYU’s curriculum, student life, and the admissions process via our online chat tool. Click here to register for an upcoming session and to see the entire schedule.
AccessLex, a nonprofit working to educate law students about the financial aspects of legal education, invites all who are interested to these free upcoming webinars. Click here to register and to view their full schedule.
- Applying to Law School: A Strategic Approach — Oct. 17, 4:00 pm (EST)
- The Road to Zero: A Strategic Approach to Student Loan Repayment–Oct. 17, 12:00 pm (EST)
- Financing Your Legal Education–Oct. 22, 4:00 pm (EST)
Law School Open Houses/Admissions Programs
Some schools schedule formal open houses and others require you to choose a date for a visit. Open houses are a great opportunity to visit the campus, sit in on a class, see what the students and professors are like, and a great opportunity to answer all of your questions. Most law schools require you to register for these events. We have listed below some upcoming open houses for law schools in Illinois. If you want to research other law schools’ open house info, you can begin by checking out our list of the law schools that attended the Law School Fair last week. Scroll down the page. When you click on the law school, the embedded link will take you to that school’s admissions page.
ADMISSIONS EXPERT PANEL–All Illini are invited to the Admissions Panel Road Show featuring admissions deans from the University of Chicago, Stanford, Cornell, and Duke law schools today, Oct. 14, 5:30-7:30 at Posinelli in Chicago. To register and find additional details visit this website.
Chicago-Kent Law School Open House/Admissions Workshop: Preparing for a Legal Career. Saturday, November 16, 9am-12:30pm. This will be an in-depth workshop on Preparing for a Legal Career, including a mini law school class, admissions overview, and tour. Click here to register!
University of Chicago Law School Open House – Friday, November 1, 9am-1pm. The programs for the Open House will give you a glimpse into life at the Law School: you will attend a class, meet with students, faculty, and staff, and take a tour of the school. Members of the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid will be available to answer any questions you have about applying for admission to the Law School or about the Law School in general. Click here for more information and to register!
Northern Illinois University College of Law Open House–Saturday, November 16, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Includes a student panel, mock class, tour, and lunch with current law students. For more information and to RSVP visit their website here.
Northwestern University School of Law – Super Saturday – November 9. After requesting an On-Campus Interview within your JD application (so you need to submit your application first), the Admissions Office will send you an invitation and you will be equipped to select from available slots for your interview. Go here for more info. Note: Early decision / ED applicants are required to complete an online video interview. Upon submitting your ED application to Northwestern Law, you will receive an invitation to our online video interview portal and guidance for completing this requirement. For additional information on the interview process, visiting the school and other questions you may have, check out the FAQs on Northwestern Law’s website here.
Marquette University Law School – Open House Saturday, November 16, 9:00am-11:30am. Tours begin at 9am followed by an Information Session and Student Panel beginning at 10am. RSVP online here or by calling 414.288.6767.
Internships and Jobs
We’ve been posting job opportunities for December grads over on our Pre-Law Compass page and on our Facebook page. Follow us on Facebook to make sure you don’t miss any postings! We will be posting summer internships too.
2020 Census Takers Needed
Looking for a way to make some extra money this year? The U.S. Census Bureau is looking to hire individuals all across the United States to help collect data for the 2020 Census. Hourly rates vary by location, with pay starting at $15 per hour in Champaign County and ranging from $18-$22 per hour in Cook County. Go here for more information and to apply!
Career Center https://www.careercenter.illinois.edu/
Handshake–Looking for internships, jobs, career fairs, networking receptions, or other professional opportunities? Handshake is where it’s at! All students, not just seniors, should set up an account and start checking in on a consistent basis to see what opportunities interest you. Set up your account here.
ALL students should utilize the Career Center’s services! They offer a variety of programs to help you identify career paths through workshops, career fairs and individual meetings. Click on the link above to view all of their offerings.
Here are some of their upcoming events:
- Coping with Cultural Differences in the Job Search –Oct. 16, 5:30-7:00pm, Asian American Cultural Center 1st Floor
- International Career Festival--Oct. 19, 1:00-5:00 Location TBD. Check the website for updates.
- Resume, Cover Letter, and Linked In Reviews are offered almost every day. Check the website for times and locations.