Law Careers Events and Programs

 

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.

All details and dates are on the UChicago Law website

 


 

September 16-October 20, 2021
USC Gould School of Law 

View the full schedule of admission events on the school's website

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

REGISTER HERE



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. 

For the complete schedule and to register access the consortium's website

Current sessions:

  • 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



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

Register in advance here



Fall 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 begin in the fall. 

The webinar schedule and registration are posted on the AccessLex website



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



Spring 2022
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"

Watch recordings of past webinars here

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

Watch the video of this December 2020 webinar here.

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.