Here, we will share different events and opportunities pre-law students can take advantage of. We will try to update this page as regularly as possible. If you’d like to stay up-to-date with the UO Pre-Law Advising Program, you can sign up for our email listserv here Please be sure to check the time zones for these events!

***Please note: Some opportunities that may be shared both through this listserv and on the UO Pre-Law Advising blog (prelaw.uoregon.edu) may have costs associated. Please make sure to review opportunities in depth to know what may best work for your needs. Should opportunities have costs associated that you are unable to pay, please contact the institution and/or program directly to inquire about possible alternate payment options and/or any possible scholarship funding attached.***

Workshops/Webinars
      • PAC-12 Admissions Webinar Series
        • University of Arizona, UCLA, University of Colorado, University of Oregon, and the University of Washington
        • Tuesday, October 27, 5-6:30pm PT
        • Join us for an informative webinar on the law school admissions process. We will cover all aspects of the application (LSAT, GPA, personal statement, resume, LORs) and answer questions about how to best prepare for this year’s application cycle. 
      • So You Want to be a Lawyer? How to Prepare for a Career in Law
        • SEO Law 
        • Wednesday, October 28, 3pm PT
        • Panel will discuss school selection, leveraging alumni networks, skills students can develop now/experiences you can cultivate before law school to prepare for careers in law, how pandemic has impacted the profession, how to leverage virtual opportunities to build relationships & engage with the law. 
        • Panelists:
          • Angela Daker: Litigation Partner at White & Case, Miami
          • Grace Lee: Tax Partner at Latham & Watkins, San Francisco
          • Erica Williams: Government, Regulatory & Investigations Partner at Kirkland & Ellis, Washington, D.C.

      • PAC-12 Admissions Webinar Series
        • University of Arizona, UCLA, University of Colorado, University of Oregon, and the University of Washington
        • Wednesday, October 28, 5-6:30pm PT
        • Join us for an informative webinar on the law school admissions process. We will cover all aspects of the application (LSAT, GPA, personal statement, resume, LORs) and answer questions about how to best prepare for this year’s application cycle. 

      • PAC-12 Admissions Webinar Series
        • University of Arizona, UCLA, University of Colorado, University of Oregon, and the University of Washington
        • Thursday, October 29, 4-5:30pm PT
        • Join us for an informative webinar on the law school admissions process. We will cover all aspects of the application (LSAT, GPA, personal statement, resume, LORs) and answer questions about how to best prepare for this year’s application cycle. 
      • Optimizing Your Law School Decisions with AccessLex 
        • UO Pre-Law Advising
        • Tuesday, November 3, 3:30pm-4:30pm PT
        • Law school applicants are faced with several decisions with financial and career consequences. This workshop covers law school selection, merit scholarships, timing and the rolling admissions cycle, and it reviews the components of the strongest law school applications. We’ll also review ways to help applicants better understand, assess and allocate their time on the strategies that matter most.
        • Register to access the Zoom link!
      • LSAC Law School Forum 
        • Law School Admission Council
        • Wednesday, November 4
          • 12-4pm PT with law school reps
          • 11am-4:30pm live workshops 
        • If you are thinking about law school, this is a great opportunity to connect with law schools and attend live workshops. Register by November 1st!
      • Oregon Law Schools Panel
        • UO Pre-Law Advising
        • Monday, November 9, 3:30pm-4:30pm PT
        •  Meet with representatives from UO Law, Lewis and Clark Law, and Willamette Law to learn more about each law school and what they each have to offer. We will have discussions about the law school admissions process and tips for a strong law school application. There will be time for Q&A as well.
        • Register to access the Zoom link!
      • LSAC Law School Forum
        • Law School Admission Council (LSAC)
        • Saturday, December 12
          • 12pm-4pm with law school reps
          • 11am-4:30pm live workshops
        • If you are thinking about law school, this is a great opportunity to connect with law schools and attend live workshops. Register by December 9th!

       

      Law School Info Sessions

      Please keep in mind that not all law school info sessions will be posted here. We will share ones that we receive information about. Always reach out to the law schools of interest to learn more about them. 

      University of Oregon School of Law

      Each program will include an overview of the JD program and the application process, a “Life as a Law Duck” panel with faculty, students and administrators, and conclude with an optional Q&A with the admissions team. You can register for an info session or a one-on-one session with a member of the Admissions Team or a current law student. Zoom links will be sent out upon registration. Register here!

      • Thursday, November 12th from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. PT
      • Tuesday, December 1st from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT
      • Monday, December 14th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. PT

      University of San Francisco School of Law

      New York University (NYU) Law

      Online Information Session: Friday, November 6 at 1pm PT

      Gonzaga School of Law

      Gonzaga School of Law is offering a webinar series as well as personal virtual visits with an admissions counselor. These sessions are aimed at anyone seeking a law degree or interested in learning more about law school in general. From personal Zoom calls with an admissions counselor to information sessions about our new Executive Two-Year JD program,  we’d love to talk to you this fall. Additionally please explore our website for more information.

      General Applicant Webinar Series

      • November 4, 2020 – Financial Aid Information
      • December 2, 2020 – Planning for a Career in Law

      Executive Two-Year JD Program Webinar Series

      Webinars will be offered at 12PM PST on the following Wednesdays:

      • November 18, 2020
      • December 9, 2020

      Virtual Q&A with Current Students

      Sessions will be offered at 12PM PST the following Wednesdays:

      • October 28, 2020
      • November 11, 2020
      • December 16, 2020

      USC Gould School of Law

      Programs

          Spring Mini Law School Online: Business Law and the Pandemic Recovery

          Colorado Law (University of Colorado Boulder)

          The seven-week series kicks off Tuesday, February 2nd with Associate Professor Rabea Benhalim’s discussion of the role of secured transactions in the pandemic recovery.  Registration is open now.  ​​​As an additional benefit, all participants in Mini Law School who apply to the University of Colorado Law School during the 2020-2021 application cycle will have their application fees waived

          PCAPLA Fall Webinar Series

          Tuesday Talks – University of Colorado

          Weekly talks from lawyers, law schools, and judges across the country. All events are Tuesday at 5:30pm MST.

          • 10/27 – Katherine Itacy Esq. – Attorney, Author, National Champion Athlete & Physically Disabled Activist – Author – “Relentless – A Memoir”
          • 11/3/20 – TBD
          • 11/10/20 –TBD

          Pre-Law Programs – Council on Legal Education Opportunities, Inc.

          • Road to Law School for Freshman ($20 application fee)
            • Overview for first year students of the key components of the law school application process
          • Sophomore Super Saturdays ($20 application fee)
            • The seminar aims to help students further develop logical reasoning, reading comprehension, and writing skills – the skills needed to become a competitive law school applicant
          • Juniors Jumpstart the LSAT ($20 application fee)
            • The seminar helps participants understand the importance of systematic and timely preparation for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).
          • CLEO Connection
            • Financial Awareness: Thursday, November 19th, 2020
            • Law School Admissions Panel: Thursday, December 17th, 2020

          Open Access: Inside Legal Education with Law School Deans

          • Various dates and times for each event. See website for more details regarding topics discussed among law school deans.
          • The deans at six law schools across the nation have forged a unique partnership to launch an innovative digital discussion series which uses a virtual platform to engage prospective students and encourage enthusiasm about legal education.
          • The six-session project begins in August and will feature up to 75-minute informative panels of deans and admissions leaders from the USC Gould School of Law, Albany Law School, Columbia Law School, University of Colorado Law School, University of Georgia Law School, and University of Oregon Law School.
            Conferences
            • Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Conference 
              • Phi Alpha Delta, law fraternity ($75 for non-members)
              • Thursday-Friday, November 5-6, 12PM-6PM ET
              • The annual Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Conference is an educational and leadership opportunity where pre-law members meet fellow P.A.D.s, law school representatives from colleges and universities throughout the United States, and vendors including LSAT prep company representatives.
            • The 16th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair 2020 
              • National Pre-law Diversity Initiatives, Inc.
              • Thursday, November 12, 2pm  – Sunday, November 15, 4pm (MST)
              • The National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair is the nation’s premier information-sharing and networking event for aspiring Black lawyers! Join us as we celebrate 16 consecutive years!