Public Interest Lawyer Panel -April 3, 5:00 – 6:00 pm, 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building (807 S Wright St). Public interest lawyers serve in a variety of positions providing legal services to the community and serving in governmental roles. Interested in becoming a public interest lawyer? Join us for this panel to learn more about public interest legal careers from multiple public interest lawyers with a variety of backgrounds. From what they do to how they got their current positions and advice for pre-law students, we’ll learn about public interest lawyers and how to prepare for this fulfilling career path.
Taking a Gap Year Before Law School - April 10, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Gregory Hall Room 319. Nationwide, the average law student has taken one or more gap year(s) after undergrad before applying to law school. Whether you are planning to go straight through to law school after undergrad or looking at one or more years before law school, this workshop will help you prepare for that next step. Hear from our panel of current law students from the University of Illinois College of Law and learn more about how to maximize whichever path you choose.
Personal Statement and Resume Workshop for Fall Applicants - April 22, 4:00-5:00 pm, 514 Illini Union Bookstore (807 S Wright St). Not sure what to write in your law school application? Applicants who plan to apply for law school this fall can get a head start by working on your personal statement and resume this summer! This workshop will cover: What the personal statement and law school resume are; how they complement each other; a plan for how to write the personal statement; tips and suggestions for how to maximize the personal statement and the resume; and how to make them stand out. Bring your questions! Please register here http://www.prelaw.illinois.edu/events so that there is enough seating and materials for everyone.
Fall 2019 Course Suggestions - Although there are no required courses for pre-law students, and it is recommended that students meet with their academic advisors to select courses, Pre-Law Services are often asked which courses may be interesting or helpful for preparing for law school. Many Fall 2019 course suggestions for pre-law students are on the Pre-Law Blog here: http://publish.illinois.edu/prelawadvising/2019/03/27/fall-2019-course-suggestions/.
Thanks to Jamie Thomas-Ward for these information items.