The majority of Pre-Law Advising events and programs are offered during the early stages of the application process in the fall term. These events are open to everyone but would be especially informative for Seniors and Alumni who are currently applying to law school and Juniors who plan to apply in the near future. During the 2020-2021 academic year all events and programs were online. In the 2021-2022 academic year we anticipate most, if not all events to be online. Most are arranged directly by admission offices and LSAC. Events put on by other organizations are listed for your information only and do not represent an endorsement by Brown or the Pre-Law Advising office. The calendar below is updated as new events are announced. Check this page periodically.
September 2021-February 2022
Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Forums
LSAC coordinates a number of forums with admission directors from schools throughout the country.
The fall 2021-winter 2022 dates are:
- Friday, September 10 - digital
- Saturday, September 25 - Chicago
- Friday, October 8 - San Francisco
- Friday, October 22 - Atlanta
- Friday and Saturday, November 5 and 6 - New York City
- Saturday, November 13 - Los Angeles
- Saturday, December 4 - digital
- Saturday, February 5 - digital
Each Forum is a half-day event and includes live workshops on topics from the LSAT, the application process, diversity in the profession, and a range of on-demand workshops on other important topics.
All Forum details for the 2020-2021 year are listed on the LSAC website. The details for the upcoming forums will likely be posted shortly.
September 23-December 16, 2021
Harvard Law Virtual Programming
HLS run web information sessions of potential interest to applicants. There are two or three Admission Q&A sessions per month between September and December. The schedule of fall 2021 virtual events is posted on the HLS Admission website.
Summer 2021-Summer 2022
UChicago Law Webinars
The University of Chicago Law School runs periodic webinars on various topics about the school and the application process. They also provide a number of videos on topics of interest.
September 16-October 20, 2021
USC Gould School of Law
Virtual Admission Information Sessions:
Thursday, September 16, 2021 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (PT) REGISTER HERE
Friday, October 1, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (PT) REGISTER HERE
Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (PT) REGISTER HERE
Nuts & Bolts Sessions:
Sessions are held via Zoom on the following Wednesdays from 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM (PT).
September 22, 2021 GPA/LSAT – Understanding Their Role in the Admissions Process
September 29, 2021 Personal and Diversity Statements – Crafting Your Narrative
October 6, 2021 Resume Review – The Do’s and Don’ts of a Strong Resume
October 13, 2021 Letters of Recommendation – What Makes a Compelling Letter
October 20, 2021 Financial Aid - Financing Your Legal Education
September 13-October 29, 2021
Yale Law School Online Open Houses and Information Sessions
Various members of the Admission office run events for potential applicants on a range of topics. For the full event schedule visit the Yale Law website.
September 20-October 5, 2021
Law Admission Workshop Series (L.A.W.S.)
Hosted by a group of 14 leading law schools, L.A.W.S. events provide prospective applicants insight about legal education, the application process, and the profession.
- L.A.W.S. September | Monday, September 20, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET via Zoom
- L.A.W.S. October | Tuesday, October 5, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET via Zoom
September 23-December 16, 2021
NYU Law School Admission Information Sessions
The admission office hosts web information sessions that focus on the application process, the curriculum, and financial aid. All details are posted on the school's website.
To ensure productive sessions, participants should be prepared to ask questions.
Thursday, September 23, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Please register no later than Monday, September 20
Thursday, September 30, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Please register no later than Monday, September 27
Thursday, October 7, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Please register no later than Monday, October 4
Thursday, October 21, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Please register no later than Monday, October 18
Thursday, November 4, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Please register no later than Monday, November 1
Thursday, November 18, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Please register no later than Monday, November 15
Thursday, December 2, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Please register no later than Monday, November 29
Thursday, December 16, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Please register no later than Monday, December 13
September 9, 2021-January 27, 2022
Columbia Law School
Multiple information sessions about the school and the application process run by an Admission officer and a current student. The complete schedule and registration information are on the school's website.
- Thursday, September 9, 1–2pm ET
- Tuesday, September 28, 1–2pm ET
- Wednesday, October 27, 5–6pm ET
- Tuesday, November 9, 11am–12pm ET
- Tuesday, November 30, 1–2pm ET
- Wednesday, December 8, 4–5pm ET
- Thursday, January 6, 1–2pm ET
- Thursday, January 27, 4–5pm ET
September 13-September 28, 2021
Georgetown Law School Information Sessions
Throughout October and November Georgetown Law School offers information sessions designed for prospective applicants. For all details and to register, visit the school's website.
November 9, 2021 6pm ET
Law Schools of New England (LSNE) Admission Dean Panel
The Law Schools of New England (LSNE) will host an information session for prospective students with admission representatives from:
- Northeastern University School of Law
- Roger Williams University School of Law
- University of Connecticut School of Law
- University of Maine School of Law
- University of New Hampshire School of Law
- Vermont Law School
AccessLex Institute Webinars
AccessLex is a non-profit organization that provides useful information about education in law and particularly its financial aspects. The several webinars on various topics about law school finance and application begin in the fall.
September 2021-March 2022
Drexel University School of Law webinar "Career Exploration Series"
Experts in a range of fields will discuss issues in law education and practice. For the full calendar of events, consult the school's website.
Each session runs from 5:15 - 6:15pm ET
- September 28: Public Interest Careers
- October 12: Business & Entrepreneurship Law
- November 9: Law & Technology
- November 16: Environmental Law
- January 25: Immigration Law
- February 8: Intellectual Property Law
- February 22: Criminal Law
- March 8: Health Law
Harvard Law School Junior Deferral Program Webinars
HLS will hold several virtual information sessions for students interested in the Junior Deferral Program. Dates will be announced in spring 2022.
Roger Williams University School of Law
18th Annual Diversity Symposium
Likely Spring 2022
The RWU Law Diversity Symposium offers a unique opportunity for students in high school, college, graduate school, law school, and beyond to connect with the legal field in Rhode Island. The program details will likely be announced in spring 2022. Visit the school's website for all details.
PAST (SEPTEMBER 2020-ONWARD)
Penn State Law webinar series: "From Pre-Law to Practice Greatness"
Hosted by Dickinson Law’s Office of Admissions & Financial Aid, this series of Zoom webinars focuses on different aspects of the law school application and selection process. Various members of the Dickinson Law community, including students, faculty, and staff are featured.
Prelaw Magazine Presents: Law School Admissions in a Time of Change
October 26, 2020
Watch the webinar video here.
A free virtual conference including presentations on the application process, career fields, and admission dean panels.
Law School Admission During COVID 19: A View from the Bench
There are many paths to a fulfilling legal career including those that lead to work in the judiciary. As part of an ongoing series to help aspiring law students navigate law school admission during COVID-19, and to connect the broader legal community to important topics, LSAC is proud to have hosted a special webinar, “Law School Admission During COVID-19: A View From the Bench,” on December 10, 2020. This webinar featured three highly distinguished guest panelists:
• Judge Diane Humetewa, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
• Justice G. Helen Whitener, Washington State Supreme Court
• Monica Ingram, Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Cornell Law School
LSAC President and CEO, Kellye Testy, moderated the panel in which Judge Humetewa and Justice Whitener shared their personal journeys to the judiciary. Ms. Ingram added to the conversation with her experience and perspective as a representative of the law school admission community. Together, the panelists addressed questions such as:
• What should candidates consider as they are applying to and choosing a law school?
• What is the value of pursuing clerkships and other opportunities to prepare for a career in law?
• What is it like to work in the judiciary and what is top of mind given the many issues we face as a nation?
• What advice would you give to students from underrepresented groups who are pursuing law?
The webinar concluded with an audience Q&A session.
LSAC's Live with Kellye & Ken Webinar
You can watch recorded episodes going back to 2018 on the program website. New sessions will be listed when available.
Each month, Deans Emeritus Kellye Testy (LSAC CEO) and Ken Randall (iLaw President) lead an expert panel of law school deans and other industry experts in an engaging online discussion of today’s important topics surrounding legal education and leadership.