It's Law School Application Season -- And Tufts is Here To Help
It's Law School Application Season -- And Tufts is Here To Help
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Hello from the New Pre-Law Advisor
I've been delighted to meet so many Jumbos in September, and to help you in the application process. I'm looking forward to meeting many more of you in the months to come.  
As you can see, the travel restrictions of COVID-19 have made law schools find other ways to inform, recruit, and connect with prospective law school students.  There are so many Zoom events, and each represents a good way to hear how admissions deans think about the work they do, how law schools are responding to coronavirus and the social and political challenges of our time, and to get more information about whether, where, and when law school fits into your life.
I've included 3 panel choices happening next week -- but if those times aren't good, you can find many more virtual panels, law fairs, and events here on the LSAC events page, or by Googling "law school virtual admissions event".  
My prediction is that the current law school admission cycle will have a higher-than-usual number of applicants, and so admission will be very competitive.  Because enrollment by international applicants may be uncertain, I expect law schools to have larger wait lists than in past years.  Although it is common to want to know as soon as possible whether and where you will be accepted, my advice to applicants this year is to work very hard to polish and present your strongest application, and to prepare yourself for a wait before you learn where you'll be accepted.  You'll have the support of Tufts at every step along the way. 
Upcoming Conferences, Programs, Jobs & More

Law School Admissions Panel : Set Yourself Up For Success

Monday, October 5, 6:00pm - 7:00 PM ET

Join admissions deans and directors from UCLA, Miami, Boston University, and University of Maryland, to learn about how to set yourself up for success in the law school admissions process.  Expect candor, humor, and actionable suggestions to guide you through the steps of preparing your best application.   

Law Admission Workshop Series (L.A.W.S.) 

Tuesday, October 6, 5:00pm ET

Join admissions deans and directors from 8 of the top 14 ranked law schools for a panel all about the law school admission process.  This Zoom event will help applicants understand what matters, what is less important, and how to spend their application time to make the best impression.  Learn more about these workshops (there will also be one in November) here.  

Law School Panel Series: Careers In Law 
Thursday, October 8, 7:00pm ET

This is the fourth of five virtual panels this year for people considering law school. co-presented by Brandeis University, Boston University and Tufts University. Alumni and students from each school are welcome to register - space is limited, so be sure to register for the Zoom event early. Click here to do it now! 
The fourth panel is on Choosing a Career in Law with law school admissions representatives from Emory and two additional schools. We will be discussing the traditional paths of practice, as well as other ways that JD graduates use their degree. Please submit questions in advance that you may have here:
LSAC Digital Law School Forums
Registration deadlines for students who wish to attend the forums are as follows:
Tuesday, October 13: register by October 10
Wednesday, November 4: register by November 1
Saturday, December 12: register by December 9

LSAC Digital Law School Forums are a new venue. They offer an opportunity for students to learn about law school and connect with law school admission professionals from more than 200 law schools, ask questions about financial aid, learn about the LSAT directly from our test developers, and more.

Candidates interested in JD and LLM programs, as well as those who are considering law-related master’s degrees and certificate programs, are encouraged to attend and we hope you’ll help spread the word.To learn more and register, click here.

CLEO Virtual Pre-Law Program

These programs are open to college freshmen, sophomores, juniors/senior and post grads who are interested in law school and are designed to identify, motivate and prepare students for a career in the legal profession. Committed students can learn how to successfully navigate the law school admission process by participating in the College Scholars program. For more information on all programs and to register, click here.
·  When: Sat., Oct. 17th; Nov. 21st; 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
·  Where: Online
·  How: Register online
·  Who: College & post grad students

The 16th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair 2020 Virtual

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! To learn more and register, click here.
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Appointments can be scheduled via Handshake. 
The Career Center is virtually open Monday-Friday. Please schedule appointments on Handshake.
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