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The majority of Law Careers 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 on applying in the near future. Some programs are available to alumni far from campus live via Zoom. You can access a list of these programs and log-in instructions here. During the 2020- 2021 academic year all events and programs were online. In the 2021- 2022 academic year we anticipate some events to be in-person and most to be hybrid. Many 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 Law Careers Advising office. The calendar below will be updated as new events become available. Check this page periodically.
Some of the events below are for the 2020-2021. Early in the fall this page will only list events for the 2021- 2022 academic year.
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 imporatnt 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 later in the summer.
2020- 2021 Academic Year
Harvard Law Virtual Programming
HLS run web information sessions of potential interest to applicants. Topics range from a focus on the curriculum, clinics, financial aid and living accommodations, to LGBTQ+ , First-General , and Women's resources at the school. The schedule and all details for the 2020- 2021 academic year are posted on the admission website. New programming will likely be announced late in the summer, early in the fall of 2021.
Summer 2021- summer 2022
UChicago Law Webinars
The University of Chicago Law School run periodic webinars on various topics about the school and the application process. They also provide a number of videos on topics of interest.
September 2020- Onward
Penn State Law webinar series "From Pre-Law to Practice Greatness"
12:30- 1:30 pm Eastern
- September 17, 2020- Navigating the Law School Application Process
- October 8, 2020- The 1L Experience
- November 12, 2020- Student Life Outside of Class
- December 10, 2020- Financing Your Legal Education
- February 18, 2021- Career Services
- April 21, 2021- Leveling Up with Special Programs
- May 11, 2021- Academic Success Resources
- June 10, 2021- Ask Us Anything!
August 27, 2020 - January 14, 2021
Open Access - A Series of 6 Webinars by 6 Admission Deans (USC, Albany, Columbia, University of Colorado, University of Georgia, University of Oregon)
Panels, topics and dates include:
• Aug. 27 – The Discovery Phase: Why law school, and why now?
• Sept. 16 – Summary Judgment: The application process demystified
• Oct. 8 –Extracting Evidence: Explaining the practice of law
• Oct. 21 – Electronic Discovery: A look at the classroom experience
• Nov. 10 – Diversifying the legal profession
• Jan. 14 – Cross-Examination: I’m a Dean at a Law School – Ask Me Anything (AMA)
August 31, 2020
LSAC's Live with Kellye & Ken webinar
Law and Legal Education and the Challenges of 2020: A Conversation with Dean Jenny Martinez of Stanford Law School
4:00 - 5:00 pm Eastern
Kellye Testy, president and CEO of LSAC, will conduct an in-depth interview with Dean Martinez, the Richard E. Lang Professor of Law at Stanford. Ken Randall, the president of iLaw, will facilitate the discussion. Both Testy and Randall also served as law school deans for many years.
You can view previous events on the Live with Kellye & Ken archive page.
September 10, 2020
Law School Admission Panel Webinar (UCLA, George Washington University, Boston University, University of Miami)
4:00 -5:00 pm Eastern
A free virtual panel. Get important details and advice about the law school application process. Receive answers to your questions. Topics will include: *Personal Statements* *Letters of Recommendation* *LSAC/LSAT* *Choosing a Law School*
October 26, 2020
Prelaw Magazine Presents: Law School Admissions in a Time of Change
11:00am -4:00 pm Eastern
A free virtual conference including presentations on the application process, career fields, and admission dean panels.
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Pathways Webinar Series
1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
A conversation with California Attorney General xavier Becerra on Being a First-Generation Law Student
Columbia Law School LEAD (Leadership Experience Admission Deferral) Program
1:00- 2:00pm ET
During the information session, hosted by one of our admissions officers, you may ask questions and learn more about Columbia Law School's Leadership Experience Admission Deferral (LEAD) Program—including our application process, grant opportunities, financial aid, career placement services, faculty and curriculum, experiential learning programs, and student life. You can learn more about Columbia Law School's programs on their website.
Georgetown Law Annual Students of Color Outreach Week
Hosted by Georgetown Law School's Black Law Student Association
10:45 am – 1:30 pm ET (with optional Zoom breakout rooms with current law students from 1:30 – 2:30 pm ET)
RSVP by October 30: bit.ly/GeorgetownSCOW2020
Programming will include:
- Essential Information from Dean of Admissions, Andy Cornblatt
- Panel Q & A with Diverse Georgetown Law Students
- Information about Equity and Inclusion
- Financial Aid and Scholarship Information
- Optional Zoom Conference Breakout Rooms with Georgetown Law Students Following the Webinar
Throughout the week from November 1st to the 6th, prospective law students can continue to learn more about Georgetown Law on the official Students of Color Outreach Week Instagram page @georgetownscow2020.
November 18 Admission Panel
New York Law School, Quinnipiac University; Roger Williams University; University of Washington, Southwestern Law School; University of the Pacific
6:00- 7:30pm ET
Winter- Spring 2021
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 hosted between Augiust and November are now expanded with sessions in the winter.
- Choosing a Law School- Wednesday, February 3 at 2:00 pm ET
- Applying to Law School- Thursday, February 4 at 5:00 pm ET
- Paying for Law School- Tuesday, February 9 at 12:00 pm ET
- Building Your Law School Budget- Wednesday, February 10 at 3:00 pm ET
- Applying to Law School: A Strategic Approach for Underrepresented Students- Wednesday, February 17 at 6:00 pm ET
February- March 2021
Drexel University School of Law webinar "Career Exploration Series"
Each session starts at 5:5pm Eastern
February 2: Immigration Law Careers Register
February 16: Public Interest Careers Register
March 9: Judicial Clerkships Register
March 30: Environmental Law Register
February 25 SAPLA Diversity Law Symposium
SAPLA (Southern Association of Pre-Law Advisors) and LSAC have partnered to host their inaugural Diversity Law Symposium on February 25. Thoughtful leaders from legal education and practice will share insight with diverse prospective law students as they prepare for law school and position themselves for successful and fulfilling futures in the legal field.
5:00- 8:30pm ET
Harvard Law School Junior Deferral Program Webinars
HLS will hold 4 virtual information sessions for students interested in the Junior Deferral Program. At the sessions, students will learn more about the program, gain insight into the application, and have the opportunity to ask questions about the process. You can register for the sessions on our Junior Deferral Program website.
- February 25
- March 25
- April 29
- May 27
Roger Williams University School of Law
17th Annual Divesity Symposium
April 8, 5:30- 7:30pm Eastern
Coming off of a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic, 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. While this year’s program will be virtual, we have taken steps to ensure that the symposium will still provide excellent networking opportunities with the Rhode Island bar and judiciary. The program will also feature a compelling panel discussion on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion as they relate to Civics Education in Rhode Island.