June 2018 LSAT Prep Course Scholarship – March 2nd Deadline!

The Multnomah Bar Association’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee seeks to foster and expand diversity in the Multnomah County legal community. To achieve this goal, the committee awards scholarships for LSAT preparation courses to law school applicants whose future involvement in the law will enhance the diversity of our bench and bar.

The application is open to any law school applicant now attending college in the state of Oregon or Vancouver, Washington, or who has other substantial ties to the state of Oregon.

Prep courses for the June 11, 2018 LSAT will begin in mid-April and involve 6 – 8 weeks of classes.  With this timeframe in mind, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee asks that all applications be submitted by Friday, March 2, 2018.  Applicants should email their completed applications to mbalsat@mbabar.org or send them by regular mail to:

MBA Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee/LSAT Scholarship
620 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1220
Portland, OR  97204

The committee hopes to announce the names of all scholarship recipients by Friday, March 30, 2018.

The Scholarship Application can be found here.

Please feel free to contact the LSAT Scholarship subcommittee at mbalsat@mbabar.org with any questions or concerns.

Logic Game Workshop on Campus Thursday, 2/15!

The University of Oregon Undergraduate Law Society and TestMasters will be hosting a free Logic Games Workshop on Thursday, February 15th from 6PM-8PM in the UO Law School, Room 110. All University of Oregon students are welcome!

This workshop will be conducted by Jeff Benjamin, a veteran TestMasters instructor with 14 years of LSAT teaching experience, a J.D. from NYU, and a perfect 180 official LSAT score. Attendees will be challenged with a set of difficult Logic Games and Jeff will demonstrate the most effective methods for tackling them. If you are interested in law school and want to score high on the LSAT, don’t miss this great opportunity!

Seating is limited: RSVP HERE!

Marquette University application fee waivers available!

Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI is offering application fee waivers. A limited supply of waivers is available. If you’re interested in receiving a fee waiver, please contact Kris and he’ll get a waiver to you based on availability!

Marquette offers clinics in prosecution and public defense, unemployment compensation and mediation, and law and entrepreneurship.

Marquette offers specializations in areas including:

  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Criminal Preactice
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Health Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Legal Writing and Research
  • Litigation
  • Public Interest Law
  • Public Law
  • Real estate
  • Sports Law
  • Taxation
  • Water Law

Lecture: Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Historical Context and Contemporary Issues in the Trump Era

Thursday, February 8, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Knight Law Center

Keynote lecture for Immigration Law and Policy conference. Featuring Karen Musalo, professor of law and director of the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, Hastings College of Law. She is lead co-author of Refugee Law and Policy: An International and Comparative Approach(4th edition), and has contributed to the jurisprudence of asylum law through scholarship and litigation. Musalo is recognized for her innovative work on refugee issues. She was the first attorney to partner with psychologists in her representation of traumatized asylum seekers, and she edited the first handbook for practitioners on cross-cultural issues and the impact of culture on credibility in the asylum context. This event is free and open to the public.

More information available here!

$10,000 Law School Scholarship Opportunity

BARBRI Law Preview and the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity have partnered to offer a $10,000 scholarship to help a student pay for the first year of law school.

“One Lawyer Can Change the World” Scholarship details:

  • Complete your scholarship application online.
  • Submit a 500-word essay or less online by April 15, 2018, in response to:
    How you hope to use your law degree to change our world and how would $10,000 towards your 1L tuition change your world?
  • 10 finalists will be selected by Law Preview panelists and will be notified on or before April 25, 2018.
  • Finalists will be announced on lawpreview.com soon after.
  • The $10,000 scholarship recipient will be chosen by Law Preview, and the award will be paid directly to his or her law school. Notification will take place on or before June 10, 2018.

View the official rules and apply today!

Kaplan’s LSAT Free Prep Week

LSAT Free Prep Week starts on February 3rd!  During this week, Kaplan offers the opportunity for students to:

  • Conquer LR Assumptions
  • Learn time-saving tips and strategies for LG Points
  • Hear advice on the application process

Students can sign-up for one, two or all live online sessions. Seats are limited – students should reserve their seats now.

Financing Your Legal Education Webinars

Law school is an investment — both in time and money — so it’s important for your aspiring law students to understand their options in terms of financing that investment. Upcoming Financing Your Legal Education webinars by AccessLex will review cost of attendance, financing options, the financial aid application process and more. Follow the links below to register!

Women of Color Symposium and What’s Up with Whiteness?

Two exciting events are coming up this month for UO students! Check them out below and be sure to RSVP!

Women of Color Symposium: Reclaim the Name

Saturday, January 20th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
UO Campus

This event is intended to serve as a restorative healing event. Open to all Womxn of Color Students.

RSVP here!

“What’s Up with Whiteness?” Examining White Identity Event

Saturday, January 20th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
UO Campus

Conversations about race and systemic injustice are increasingly a part of day-to-day dialogue in communities large and small. What’s Up With Whiteness, a day long on campus retreat, will help participants find their place in these conversations by examining our own identities and the systems we are a part of in an effort to become more effective allies within our communities.

This event is the allyship track for the Women of Color Symposium. It is open to any student interested in examining white identity.

Free Law School Materials Available on Monday

Didn’t make it to this year’s law fair? Don’t despair! Free materials are available for pickup next week! On Monday, November 20th from 9 am to 1 pm, swing by 364 Oregon Hall (the Office of Academic Advising) to pick up as many materials as you wish.

Free tote bags and guides to financing a legal education are also available!

Materials are available for the following schools:

  • Albany Law School
  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Arizona State University – Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
  • Cardozo School of Law
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Concordia University School of Law
  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • Florida State University College of Law
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Indiana University Maurer School of Law
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Loyola Law School LA
  • Loyola Law School Chicago
  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • Saint Louis University School of Law
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • UC Davis School of Law
  • UConn School of Law
  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • University of California, Irvine School of Law
  • University of Denver – Sturm College of Law
  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
  • Vermont Law School
  • Washburn University School of Law
  • Western State College of Law
  • Willamette Law