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Pre-Law Program Calendar

Below is a listing of scheduled pre-law programs through the Pre-Law Advising Office. Be sure to check back to this page frequently for updates to current listings or the addition of new programs. Also, don't forget to check the Emory Pre-Law Society webpage for a calendar of their upcoming events!

AUGUST 2013

25 - Pre-Law New Student Orientation, 9 a.m. & 10 a.m., White Hall 206

Introduction session for incoming first-year students who are interested in pursuing law school after Emory. Find out what you need to do (and don't need to do) to get off on the right foot toward the law school of your dreams.

27 - SYE Sophomore Summit Pre-Law Pathways, 3 p.m., Harland Cinema

A session for pre-law sophomores. Now that the first year of college is behind you, we'll cover what the goals should be for the next phase of your pre-law plan!
 

SEPTEMBER 2013

11 & 12 - Law School Application Orientations, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Career Center Conference Room

Applying to law school in Fall 2013? These sessions are for you! The entire law school application process will be covered from start to finish so that applicants will know exactly what to do and when to do it. Choose only ONE session to attend. The same information will be covered both nights. 

11 - Harvard Law School Information Session, 7-8 p.m., White Hall 103

Come hear from HLS' Dean of Admissions, Jessica Soban, as she shares the "real deal" about a Harvard Law education. Find out from the decision-maker what it takes to be competitive for a top law school! Open to all pre-law students.

18 - Law School Personal Statements & Other Admissions Essays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Career Center Conference Room

Wondering what to write about (or not write about) in your personal statement? This session will cover how to choose a topic and what pitfalls to avoid in your admissions essay. We’ll close with a writing exercise to get the creative juices flowing! This session is designed for students currently applying to law school in the fall of 2013.

19 - Letters of Recommendation for Law School - 5:30-6:30 p.m., Career Center Conference Room

Who should you ask to write your letters for law school? What should they talk about? How do you collect the letters? Get answers to all these questions and more in this session. Plus, a discussion of how to select your letters strategically for maximum impact! Session is for seniors who are currently in cycle for law school applications.

21 - Mock LSAT (sponsored by The Princeton Review) - 9 a.m., White Hall 205

Want to see how the LSAT works? Curious to see how well you would do? Or, are you taking the October LSAT and want to get in a bit more formal practice? Come get your "LSAT practice" on with the real-life simulation test. Registration details coming soon!

27 - Afternoon Tea with Laurie Speed-Dalton, Esq., 96C, 99L - 3:30 pm, Career Center

Come hear an informal talk with Ms. Speed-Dalton, the winner of the 2013 Young Alumni Service Award for Homecoming Weekend. Laurie will share her experiences working in "Big Law" as well as starting two separate law firms, including her own private practice, The Speed Firm, PC. View Laurie's bio here.

OCTOBER 2013

2 - Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University - 5 p.m., Career Center Conference Room

Hear from Tiffany McClendon, Associate Director of Admissions, about the unique program at Drexel Law, which emphasizes practical experience in addition to theoretical learning.

2 - Columbia Law School Webinar Chat - 7 p.m., PAIS 230 (Pre-Law Society Oct. General Body Mtg.)

Admissions representatives at Columbia Law share their insights and experiences at one of the top law programs in the country. Columbia Law School is distinguished as a global and leading center of legal education that stimulates its students to consider the full dimensions of the possibility of the law—as an intellectual pursuit, as a career, and as an instrument of human progress.  The Law School is especially committed to educating students of differing perspectives, from diverse backgrounds, and with varied life experiences.

9 - Maximizing the Law School Experience (presented by Seton Hall School of Law) - 5:30 p.m., WH 103

There are many things to do once you're in law school...which activities will be right for you? Mimi Huang, Associate Director of Admissions at Seton Hall Law, will present a workshop detailing the different opportunities and experiences in which law students can partake to build their knowledge bases, skill sets, and networking contacts for optimal success beyond law school.

10 - Yale Law School Webinar - 12-1 p.m.

This event will be hosted online. The registration link will be sent to those students registered as pre-law with the Pre-Law Advisor. If you have not registered as pre-law, you may do so here. For students who cannot participate at the designated time, a recording will be made available to those who registered for the event. 

19 - Mock LSAT (sponsored by Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions) - 9:30 a.m., White Hall, 2nd floor

Here's another opportunity to see what the LSAT is all about, live and in person. Register here!

23 – Grad School Fair - 12-3 p.m., Cox Hall Ballroom 

Network with admissions representatives from more than 100 graduate and professional schools from across the country, including over a dozen law schools. Get your questions answered by those who read files and make admissions decisions for a living! 

NOVEMBER 2013 - FALL 2013 PRE-LAW WEEK!

2 - LSAC Atlanta Law School Forum - 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Loews Atlanta Hotel (Downtown)

Representatives from over 200 law schools across the country will descend on Atlanta for the annual LSAC Atlanta Forum! Don't miss this golden opportunity to meet with admissions reps from all of your schools of interest in one place! Students must pre-register at the LSAC website, www.lsac.org.

4 - UCLA School of Law Information Session - 4:30 p.m., Career Center Conference Room

Come hear about the outstanding law program at UCLA! Tony Tolbert, Associate Director of Admissions & Outreach and a Lecturer at the law school, will be on hand to share his insights about UCLA Law and answer questions about the program.

4 - Misconduct & Irregularities in Law School Admissions (Presented by UPenn Law) - 6-7 p.m., Career Center Conference Room

Applying to law school is serious business, and applicants can quickly find themselves in trouble if they don't adhere to the policies of the LSAC or an individual law school. The consequences can be dire. Find out what pitfalls to avoid in the process from Carla Anderson, who chairs the LSAC Subcommittee on Misconduct & Irregularities. Ms. Anderson is also the Assistant Director of Admissions at UPenn Law and will share her insights into admissions at this top law school!

5 - Loyola Law School (Los Angeles) - 7 pm, PAIS 230

Come learn about the fascinating program at Loyola Law School! Situated near downtown LA, this distinctive law program has much to offer prospective students. Dinner will be provided by Loyola for attending students.

 6 - Emory Night @ Emory Law - 6-8 p.m., Emory School of Law (Gambrell Hall)

Emory School of Law welcomes Emory undergrads to an evening of dinner and informative talks by the Dean of the Law School, Dean of Admissions, and Emory Law "Double Eagles" (Emory Law students who were also Emory undergrads). Find out what it takes to be competitive for admission as well all of the great opportunities and programs available to Emory Law students.

7 - Surviving 1L (Presented by University of Alabama School of Law) - 7 pm, PAIS 230

Megan Clontz, Recruiter for UA Law, will be on hand to talk about what every law student needs to know to survive the first year of law school. As a UA Law alum, Ms. Clontz will share some of her experiences navigating the waters of law school and how to best ensure your success!

 

(Last updated on 9/22/13)