Upcoming law school admissions events
Upcoming law school admissions events
Tufts | Career Center

Pre-Law News

August/September 2022

Welcome Back to Campus!
Save the Date for Law School Admissions Events 
The Career Center is pleased to partner with multiple law schools for on-campus visits at Tufts this fall. Candidates considering law school are welcome to attend. Come prepared to learn about all aspects of the law school admissions at what are sure to be valuable opportunities to speak with admissions reps! Note: Space is limited, RSVPs required. For additional information, please email Tufts Pre-Law Advisor, Dovie King.

UCLA Law, George Washington Law and Cornell Law -- Joint Admissions Event
Date: Friday, September 9, 2022
Time: 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Location: Dowling Hall, Room 745B
Boston Law Fair hosted by the Law School Admissions Council
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Time: 1 - 4 pm
Location: Suffolk Law School, 120 Tremont Street (Park St. T Station)

Harvard Law School Session featuring Admissions Officer Pamela Toscano (Tufts '19, International Relations)
Date: Monday, September 19, 2022
Time: 12 - 1:30 pm
Location: Dowling Hall, Room 745B

Pre-Law Student Spotlight: Amelia Miller '23
Amelia Miller is a rising senior at Tufts who is double majoring in International Relations and Arabic Language & Cultural Studies. As a 2022 summer intern at Lawyers Without Borders, she focused her work on international human rights. 

Q: What draws you to the law?

A: For me, a career in law means being able to promote justice and equity through law and policy. I am drawn to the field of law specifically because I really enjoy problem-solving and analytical reasoning, and I know that a career in law would allow me to use these skills. I see law as a valuable mechanism to address the overlooked abuses that occur globally, and to create policy that can prevent future abuses. 

Q: What do you like best about your work at Lawyers Without Borders?

A: I have realized that I enjoy conducting research related to my fields of interest. Through my work, I have become more aware of human rights abuses, especially issues related to human trafficking and forced labor. Gaining more knowledge about these issues and working alongside such passionate staff has really solidified my intention to pursue a career in the field. In the future, I hope to be a human rights lawyer focusing primarily on gender-based issues, access to education and human trafficking.

Is a legal internship right for you? Schedule an appointment with Dovie King, Pre-Law Advisor, to discuss your options.

Summer 2022 Top Legal News

Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson Sworn In to U.S. Supreme Court 
The Honorable Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as the 116th justice and first black woman on the U.S. Supreme Court. "I have dedicated my career to public service because I love this country and our Constitution and the rights that make us free," she said. Watch the historic swearing-in ceremony here.

U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

The landmark 1973 decision that affirmed the constitutional right to abortion, leaving reproductive rights up to individual states to legislate.
Interested in job/internship opportunities in reproductive rights? The Center for Reproductive Rights and ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project currently have several vacancies for a wide range of positions. 
Paying for Law School
Law school is a significant investment with potentially considerable financial rewards. The average tuition at top-ranked law schools can range between $62,000 and $72,000 annually. Despite this, law school does not have to be financially out of reach. There are free resources available to help you navigate how to pay for law school.
A great place to start is AccessLex, a nonprofit, for guidance about law scholarships, student loans, loan repayment programs, financial counseling and webinars. Note: Undocumented students are currently ineligible for federal aid, you may qualify for other types of assistance.
Check out Immigrants Rising and MALDEF’s list of scholarships about funding sources for law school that do not inquire about immigration status or social security number. If you would like to discuss your options, please schedule an appointment with Dovie King.
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