Presenting UT Law Week
Liberal Arts Career Services is hosting Law Week from November 5-8, 2018 in FAC 18. This workshops are open to UT students of any major who are interested in pursuing a law degree. Register here only if you plan to attend the workshops so that we can ensure an accurate headcount. Space is limited.
Financing Your Law School Education – Monday, Nov. 5 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Pursuing a legal education is a significant life decision—one that will allow you to following any number of professional pathways. You may ultimately choose to practice in a corporate firm, go into public interest law or use your legal background in another field. Regardless of where you end up, it is important for you to understand the realities of your student loans and finances now. In this session, we will discuss the costs of pursuing legal education, describe the financial aid application process, review the available financing option and identify ways to be financially prepared to achieve your goals. AccessLex helps students understand the cost of a legal degree and learn ways to pay for it. If you RSVP, plan to attend because presenters are given a list of all participants.
From JD to Practice – Intellectual Property, Immigration, and Litigation (Civil Rights/Employment) – Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Don’t miss this opportunity to speak with some established attorneys in Austin, including an engineer turned patent attorney, an immigration attorney who has worked in the public and private sectors, and a litigation attorney who handles civil rights and employment matters. This panel is open to anyone who wants to learn more about these different practice areas and/or the legal profession overall.
Mock Admissions File Review – Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what goes into decisions made by a law school admissions office? American University’s Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid will share what goes on behind the scenes of a law school admissions committee and how admissions decisions are made. This program is designed to cover the elements of the admissions process through a participatory and engaging exercise. Attendees will take away “insider” info that will be helpful when in applying to law school. If you RSVP, plan to attend because presenters are given a list of all participants.
Beyond the Numbers – Personal Statement, Letters of Recommendation, Resume, and Optional Statements – Thursday, Nov. 8 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
This panel will feature three experienced law school admissions professionals (from Cornell, George Washington and UCLA) sharing strategies on how applicants can maximize all components of their law school application, with a focus on the personal statement, letters of recommendation, resume, and optional or school-specific essays. If you RSVP, plan to attend because presenters are given a list of all participants.