Minority Law Day Workshop

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When: Saturday, January 11, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (a proctor will be administering a practice LSAT from 3pm until 6pm)
Where: Western New England University - School of Law

PLEASE JOIN ADMISSIONS
PROFESSIONALS FROM:

  • Western New England University School of Law
  • Boston University School of Law
  • New England Law | Boston
  • University of Connecticut School of Law

THE WORKSHOP will address minority and diversity issues related to law school and the application process.The focus of the Workshop is to help minority and diversity students address their current and future law school applications. LGBT and non-traditional students will also benefit from this program. We hope that this program will be a step toward bridging the law school gap that currently exists for minority and diversity students in the New England region. 

Please see below for further detail on topics to be covered.

ANYONE INTERESTED in law school is encouraged to participate.This program will differ from traditional open houses and information sessions in that the information discussed will focus on the application process and issues that students face early in their collegiate years (or, in some cases, many years later). Students will find the information useful regardless of where they decide to apply or where they are in the application process.

RESERVATIONS required. Open and free to the public. Lunch will be provided.

Workshop topics will include:

Practice LSAT

  • At the conclusion of the workshop, representative from KAPLAN will be present to provide information on the LSAT and to administer a practice LSAT.

Student Panel

  • Current law students discuss their paths to law school and the law school experience

What is LSAC - The Admissions Process

  • Registering for the LSAT
  • Creating a CAS account with LSAC
  • How to submit applications
  • What are law schools looking for?

 Transcripts, Résumé, Internships, and Extracurricular Activities

  • What is the Committee looking for?
  • What should your résumé include?
  • What types of experiences are beneficial?

 Personal Statements, Diversity Statements and Addenda

  • Discussion of the importance of personal statements/addendums and what should be addressed in a personal statement
  • Examples of personal statements
  • Supplemental essays and addenda
  • How to disclose previous misconduct

 Letters of Recommendation

  • Examples of letters of recommendation and suggestions on how to obtain a positive recommendation

 Financing a Legal Education

  • Discussion of the financial aid process, scholarship resources, and student loan debt

 Question and Answer Session

  • Current admissions professionals and law students will be available for questions

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