Reflect, Recharge, Recommit. 2021 is coming.
Reflect, Recharge, Recommit. 2021 is coming.
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Pre-Law News

December 2020

A New Year Is Coming -- How Can Tufts Help? 
The calendar is about to roll over, and for me it is always a good time to review the year gone by, reset my goals and expectations, and re-commit to my values and ideals.  Maybe you're doing the same thing. 
Tufts has so many people, programs, and resources available to you.  As you revisit your goals, reflect on your setbacks and victories, and reconsider how you'll direct your energy in the year ahead, I hope you'll find new ways for Tufts to support you.  And I hope you'll pay forward this support to other Jumbos who can benefit from YOUR advice.  
Finally, please take time to replenish your spirit.  2020 has been a tough year, and the challenges of 2021 await.  Gather your strength, energy, and humor. 
I will be available for pre-law advising appointments through Handshake through December 15th, and again after January 4th.  Between those dates, I'll be checking email only sporadically, and taking some time for my own review and reflection. 
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Meet Jumbo Judges -- Tufts Lawyers Association Judicial Series

Thursday, December 10, 5:00pm - 6:00 PM ET

The Tufts Lawyers Association (TLA) will host a virtual conversation with the Honorable Kenneth W. Salinger, A83, Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court.  TLA is honored to welcome Judge Salinger as its first featured guest as part what will be its ongoing Tufts Judicial Series – a series of programs highlighting distinguished TLA members who serve in our state and federal judiciaries.

Judge Salinger earned his bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, from Tufts University in 1983, majoring in economics.  He earned his juris doctor, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1990.  Prior to becoming a lawyer, Judge Salinger worked for eight years on fiscal policy and public finance as a staff member of the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Ways and Means.  After law school, he worked in private practice for 16 years at Palmer & Dodge in Boston, where he became the leader of the firm’s telecommunications practice and a member of the firm’s executive committee.  In 2006, he became an Assistant Attorney General and the Appeals Coordinator in the Government Bureau of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.  

The event is free to students and alumni -- but you must register here.  

More Judges: How To Prepare for a Judicial Career

Thursday, December 10, 3:00pm - 4:00 PM ET

It seems that December 10 is a big day for judges.  The Law School Admission Panel is hosting a webinar featuring a federal judge, a state court judge, and a law school admission director, discussing law school and how applicants who aspire to sit on the bench might think about preparing themselves.  It should be an interesting conversation.    
Learn more and register for the event here:

Law School Forum:
Saturday, December 12, 3:00pm - 7:00 PM ET

This virtual "law school fair" is a chance to meet and talk to admissions professionals from hundreds of US and Canadian law schools offering JD and Masters/LLM programs in one place, and also to get application advice and financial aid information.  The virtual environment lets you chat with people, ask questions, and listen to presentations.  Register by December 10th to attend. 

January 6 is the last day to register for the February LSAT.

For juniors and seniors considering law school eventually -- perhaps even sophomores who KNOW law school is in their future -- I want to suggest you review your winter break plans.  It's possible that this winter could be a slow time for socializing and employment, so it might be a good time to prepare for the LSAT offered the week of February 20 & 21.  Check the registration dates, and the test change dates, and consider how to make the best of the ample study time this pandemic is offering you.  A good place to start is the Khan Academy LSAT prep site, to familiarize yourself with the test, and your own strengths and weaknesses. 
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