Pre-Law events are open to ALL students, regardless of where you are in the process of deciding if law school is for you. We have events that cater towards those still deciding as well as to those in the application process. Unsure which events make sense for you? Contact a pre-law advisor to learn more!
RBG Feature Film Screening, hosted by the Women's Leadership Initiative
Wednesday, January 23; 6:30 PM
Enjoy the feature film RBG and take part in small group discussions afterwards. For students interested in law, attending this event is a great way to show law schools that you have attended events that give you exposure to the law, one of they key things they will review your law school applications for. Learn more about the Women's Leadership Initiative here.
Pre-Law Diversity Conference, hosted by Rutger's Law School Camden
Saturday, January 26; 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Rutger's Law School, Camden
This conference is an ideal opportunity for diverse undergraduate students to learn more about the law school admissions process, LSAT preparation, life as a law student, and the legal profession. Attend sessions, sit in on a course, and network with current law students and professors. This full-day conference is free and includes breakfast and lunch. Registration is required. SJU Pre-Law will fund your transportation. Please communicate with the pre-law advisors to make this happen.
Thursday, January 31; 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
If you have yet to attend a pre-law orientation, this is a must attend event. Learn more about the program, resources, the timeline for your application. Meet the pre-law advisors and get any questions you have answered.
Women's Professional Development Day
Saturday, February 23; 9:15 AM - 3:00 PM
Location communicated by the WLI
Attend the 5th Annual Women's Professional Development Day organized by the Women's Leadership Initiative. Students will spend the day learning about a variety of professional development skills, and also hear from recent SJU graduates about post-grad life. The day capstones with a Mocktail Networking session, where alumnae, faculty, staff, administrators, and community members will network with the student participants. Registration is required and space is limited. RSVP here by February 13.
Constitutional Originalism and Continuity: The Honorable Amy Coney Barrett, US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Monday, February 25; 3:00 PM
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, 229 North Spring Mill Road, Laurence E. Hirsch '71 Classroom (Room 101)
Hear one of President Trump's candidates for the Supreme Court -- Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit -- speak at Villanova Law School on Monday, February 25th at 3:00 pm at Villanova Law School. The Pre-Law program will pay for your transportation (save your receipts) and we encourage you to go!
Justice and Ethics in the Law Reception
Thursday, February 28; 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join us to celebrate JEL minors who are completing the program. Network with JEL faculty members and SJU law alumni.
Politics, Government, Law, Law Enforcement Virtual Networking Event
Wednesday, March 20; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Virtual, Option to bring your laptop to North Lounge
Talk with law alumni and professionals in these fields in this virtual networking event. Registration is required and can be done here. Never done a virtual networking event before? Bring your laptop to the North Lounge to participate with others.
Drexel Kline School of Law's Annual Pre-Law Diversity Day
Friday, March 29; 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Drexel Kline School of Law
This event will include a law school admissions panel with representation from Philadelphia-area law schools as well as panelists and presentations to discuss the importance of preparation, professionalism, and diversity in the legal profession. See the full agenda here. Register here. SJU Pre-Law will subsidize transportation.
Appellate Court Simulation
Wednesday, April 3; 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pairs of student "lawyers" will argue three (3) cases that are pending before the U.S. Supreme Court before a trio of SJU judges and attorneys. Contact Dr. William McDevitt JD, email@example.com.
CANCELLED Financing Your Law School Education
Monday, April 8; 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Greaton Room, Barbelin Hall
SJU Pre-Law is happy to host Sherry Mason from AccessLex, a non-profit focused on reducing debt for those attending law school. This presentation will provide information and things to consider as you begin planning for your law school application process. Attendance is limited to 20. RSVP through your Handshake account.
Everything You Wanted to Know About the Second Amendment but Were Afraid to Ask
Monday, April 15; 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (open hours)
McShain Hall, 5th Floor Small Lapsley Meeting Room
Please join Dr. Liebell's seminar students as they present their legal and historical research on the Second Amendment. The conference will allow you to listen to a 5-7 minute presentation and ask questions on a variety of topics from Stand Your Ground to the origins of denying guns to people with mental illness to a feminist interpretation of the Supreme Court's decision in Heller. The event is open to the entire community. Please feel free to bring any guests. We will have snacks and drinks provided so we ask that you RSVP so we have a general idea of how much food to buy. FEEL FREE TO COME FOR ANY AMOUNT OF TIME YOU CAN. We know you are busy but you can learn a lot from one short presentation and Q&A!
Register for your SJU Connects account here and schedule career conversations with law alumni and alumni in fields of interest.
An internship in the legal field will help you clarify if a law career is a good fit. It will also help give you exposure to different areas of the law. For more information on internships in the legal fields, click here. For guidance on how to find an internship, please contact the Career Development Center.
The Law and Justice Internship Award
If you If you are currently interning and your experience focuses on justice, ethics, or law, consider applying for a Law and Justice Internship award (up to $300). See the application for more information. The awards are supported by the SJU Law Alumni Endowment.
NOTE: The Career Development Center is now located in the tan house behind the Maguire Wolfington Welcome Center (Admissions), #59 on the campus map
Past Events - Fall 2018
Pre-Law Orientation - Juniors and Seniors
Tuesday, September 4; 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Campion Sunroom #2
All juniors and seniors considering or applying to law school should attend this session to understand the timeline of the process and to gain information on key resources. Did you miss this event? Check out the Prezi here to gather information prior to reaching out to the Pre-Law Advisors.
Saturday, September 8; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cardinal Foley Campus Center
All students are welcome to Ubuntu Philadelphia, a symposium on justice, violence, and healing organized by friends and family of homicide victims and "juvenile lifers" who recently returned home after decades of incarceration. The event also features a collaborative art project and a workshop on "reimagining justice".
Free Timed Practice LSAT
Wednesday, September 12; 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Bellarmine 115
Princeton Review will offer a free, scored LSAT test, which will provide you with your baseline LSAT score. This baseline score will allow you to properly plan your LSAT strategy. Register here.
Thursday, September 13; 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Barbelin Hall 265
Simulate a case with Judge Frank T. Hazel Senior Judge, Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, SJU '64
Introduction to the LSAT, hosted by PLUCK
Monday, September 24; 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Come and learn about the LSAT from Matt Posivak, a law school admissions expert, and co-founder of PLUCK LSAT Preparation and Admissions Consulting. Matt is a Penn Law graduate with a 99.9th percentile LSAT score and over 9,000 hours of LSAT teaching experience. The talk will cover the basics of the exam, its role in the admissions process, and best practices for preparation. PLUCK will hold a class on-campus during the Spring 2019 semester. More information about PLUCK can be found here. RSVP through your Handshake account.
Pre-Law Orientation - Freshmen and Sophomores
Tuesday, September 25; 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Freshmen and Sophomores interested in law school should attend this orientation to learn more about pre-law advising, opportunities, and resources available. Make a personalized plan! RSVP through your Handshake account.
Financing Your Graduate Education
Tuesday, September 25; 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Doyle Banquet Hall South
Dr. Don Martin, graduate school expert, author, and contributor to U.S. News & World Report, will offer guidance on how to finance your graduate school education and offer test prep tips. RSVP through your Handshake account.
CANCELLED Court Chat
Monday, October 1; 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Greaton Room, Barbelin
Join Dr. Susan Liebell, Department of Political Science and Faculty Pre-Law Advisor to chat about last year's Supreme Court cases (travel ban, wedding cakes for gay couples, cell phone privacy) and what's up on this year's docket!
Thinking About Law School? Coffee and Conversation
Thursday, October 4; 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Greaton Room, Barbelin
Enjoy coffee with Temple Law professor and former Temple dean, Robert J. Reinstein, JD and discuss your questions and things to consider when discerning if law school is your next step. Attendance is limited to 15 people and RSVP is required. RSVP here.
Nardi Symposium: "The Constitution v. Executive Power: Why is the President so Powerful?"
Thursday, October 4; 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Attend this lecture given by Robert J. Reinstein, JD, Clifford Scott Green Chair Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law. There will be a networking reception held from 6:00 PM -7:00 PM prior to the lecture. Please RSVP for the reception here. No RSVP is needed for the lecture.
Thinking About Law School? Alumni Panel
Tuesday, October 23; 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Considering law school or getting ready to apply? Attend this alumni panel to learn what to expect, things to consider, and get your questions answered! Food will be provided. RSVP through your Handshake account.
Saturday, October 27; 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
New York, NY
Meet law admissions dean's and learn about their programs at this "must attend" event for those headed to law school in the next two years. Transportation to the event will be reimbursed through the pre-law program. Register for the forum here. After RSVP'ing through LSAC, please RSVP through your Handshake account so the pre-law advisors can keep track of who is attending and help you manage your travel reimbursement.
LSAT Logic Games Session, hosted by PLUCK
Tuesday, November 6; 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Want to master the LSAT? Then you need to conquer the Logic Games, considered by many as the most confusing section of the exam. Matt Posivak from PLUCK LSAT Preparations and Admissions Consulting will return to campus to discuss the concepts tested in the section and strategies for tackling this part of the exam. PLUCK will host an on-campus LSAT course during Spring 2019. More information about them can be found here. RSVP through your Handshake account.
Thinking About Law School? Conversation with Maj. Gen. Charles J. Dunlap, Jr.
Wednesday, November 14; 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Greaton Room, Barbelin Hall
Enjoy coffee with Maj. Gen. Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., USAF (Ret.), SJU Class of 1972, Professor of the Practice of Law and Executive Director of the Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security, Duke University Law School. Attendance is limited to 15 people and RSVP is required. Please RSVP here.
Law Alumni Awards
Wednesday, November 14; 6:00 PM
Bala Country Club
Join the SJU Law Alumni for their annual dinner. You will network with lawyers and judges, share dinner, and watch the presentation of the law awards at the Bala Country Club. The first 10 pre-law students/alumni will attend as free guests of the SJU Law Alumni. Register here.