Upcoming Open House and Reception Events

We have received information about upcoming open house and receptions events at various locations and would like to pass that information onto you here.  Please note that the events are quickly approaching and are not listed in chronological order.

Cooley Law School
On Thursday, January 30, Dean Paul Zelenski will be hosting an information session in the Chicago area for prospective law students.  During the session, Dean Z along with Cooley Law School alumni will be there to guide students through the law school application process, discuss what it takes to get in law school, and what to expect once they get there. When: Thursday, January 30 at 6:30 pm.  Where: Hotel Arista – Mykonos Room. 2139 CityGate Lane. Naperville, Illinois 60563.  hotelarista.com

Learn more: info.cooley.edu/on-the-road-chicagoland

Register: eventbrite.com/e/cooley-on-the-road-chicago-il-tickets-10122375297?ref=ebtn. For your convenience, a downloadable PDF handout is available for your use and distribution: http://goo.gl/bcILJ0

University of Illinois College of Law
Prospective Student Open House here at the University of Illinois College of Law on Monday, February 3 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. We will provide information on law school admissions, financial aid, careers (including careers in Chicago), a student Q & A panel, and tours.  Oh, and we’ll have food!  Register via email:  law-admissions@illinois.edu.

University of Iowa College of Law
Our “Explore Iowa Law” events are scheduled for two Saturdays this year from 10 am to 2 pm: February 15, 2014, and April 12, 2014.  We have designed the program for anyone who may be interested in a career in law, including undergraduates at all levels, whether or not they are ready to apply to graduate schools.  

At each open house, participants will attend small group sessions led by law school faculty and students exploring different areas of law practice, answering questions such as what lawyers do in that area of the law, how  law school helps prepare students for a career in that field, and what kind of preparation before law school might be helpful for such a career.  After lunch, which we will provide for all participants, there will be opportunities to ask more general questions about legal careers and the admissions process,  to meet one-on-one with faculty and staff members, and to tour the law building.
Please help us get the word out to your students and colleagues about the February 15 event.  For more information and to register online, please visit www.law.uiowa.edu/explore.
Indiana University – McKinney School of Law
We are going to host a live chat , on Tuesday, January 28, at 7:00 pm EST. You may register for the chat at http://iumckinney.tv/. Dean Andy Klein, some of our current students, and I will be available to answer questions about our school, student life, and the admissions process.
John Marshall Law School
Saturday, February 1, 2014, John Marshall Law School will host an open house.  Throughout the academic year, the Office of Admission offers open house programs for prospective students interested in John Marshall. The open house programs provide an overview of curriculum, the classroom experience, and student life, and offer prospects a chance to familiarize themselves with legal education. Download a sample itinerary.  Registration for open houses is limited. Please reserve your space online or by calling the Office of Admission at 800.537.4280.
Marquette University Law School and University of Wisconsin Law School
You are cordially invited to join admission officers from Marquette University Law School and the University of Wisconsin Law School at the Second Annual Wisconsin Statewide Minority Students and Advisor Seminar Day! This event is free to students and advisors and will be held on Friday, February 28, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, WI.  Register here.

CLEO pre-law programs next Saturday!

The CLEO College Scholars Program will be hosting workshops for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors next Saturday, Oct. 26 at DePaul University College of Law. This is a great opportunity for pre-law students at all levels to learn more about the law school application process!

This program was designed to identify, motivate, and prepare students for a career in the legal profession. The following workshops will all be offered:

Freshmen: The Road to Law School
Sophomores: Sophomore Super Saturday Seminar
Juniors: Jumpstart the LSAT

All three workshops are free and will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 26 at DePaul University College of Law. Find out more and register here.

Chicago-Kent Learning By Doing Open House

We’re passing along information we received about Chicago-Kent’s Learning by Doing Open House this Wednesday, November 14 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. During this open house, prospective students will hear about the Chicago-Kent application process and see a panel discussion of current Chicago-Kent students talk about the opportunities they have to gain practical experience while in law school. Tours of the school will also be offered. This would be a great opportunity for learn more about this school and meet its current student population.

All prospective law students are invited to attend the November Open House. This program requires a reservation. To register for the open house, please complete the online RSVP form or contact the Office of Admissions by phone at (312) 906-5020


CLEO/ABA Offering Free Pre-Law Seminars

The Council on Legal Educational Opportunity of the American Bar Association has designed some courses to help identify, motivate and prepare students for a career in the legal profession. Committed students can learn how to successfully navigate the law school admission process and underwrite their success in law school by participating in the College Scholars program.

Click here for directions.   25 East Jackson Boulevard · Chicago · Illinois · 60604 

 For FreshmenThe Road To Law School seminar aims to provide Freshmen an overview of the key components of the law school application process.

For Sophomores:  The Sophomore Super Saturdays seminar aims to help students further develop logical reasoning, reading comprehension and writing skills – the skills needed to become a competitive law school applicant.

For Juniors, Seniors/Post Graduates: Juniors Jumpstart the LSAT seminar aims to help participants understand the importance of systematic and timely preparation for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Accordingly, juniors will be granted priority enrollment for the seminar

CLEO is a non-profit project of the American Bar Association.  Since 1968, CLEO has helped more than 7,000 low-income and minority students become successful members of the legal profession.  The College Scholars Program seeks to continue this standard of excellence through a collaborative effort between CLEO and colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Georgetown Law Group Interview and Info Session

Georgetown Law just announced its fall Group Interview/Info Sessions. Dean Andy Cornblatt will be hosting a Group Interview (open to Illinois students and alumni who are applying to law school this fall) on Thursday, September 27 in Chicago. He will also host an Information Session that same day, open to all who are interested. The time will be late afternoon/early evening but has yet to be set. The location is also yet to be announced, although Chicago is a confirmed site for Sept. 27.

Those interested in attending either of these events should RSVP online at https://lawgeorgetown.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_86rp5vQydfFVBlP

Questions may be directed to Georgetown Law Admissions at 202-662-9015 or interview@law.georgetown.edu.