Break Into Law Conference This Summer
Break Into Law Conference This Summer
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Pre-Law News

June 2023

Register for Break Into Law Conference
Great opportunity for Tufts students and alumni to attend the 2nd Annual Break Into Law Conference on July 8 - 9, 2023. This is a free and virtual conference with a mission to help BIPOC, first-generation and other marginalized groups break into the legal field. The conference consists of panels on topics ranging from how to pay for law school to the LSAT and what makes a strong law school application! Some of the participating law schools include those pictured above.
Register for the Break Into Law Conference
Summer LSAT Updates
Registration Deadline for August 2023 LSAT
The August 2023 LSAT is a popular test date for Tufts law school applicants planning to submit applications next fall. The registration deadline is 
June 29, 2023. Therefore, it’s important to secure your spot as soon as possible by visiting the Law School Admissions Council’s website to register.
Increased LSAT Fee & Fee Waivers
Starting in August 2023, the LSAT registration cost is increasing from $209 to $222. Fee waivers are available for eligible applicants. To find out if you qualify, check out this link
New LSAT Testing Options
Starting with the August 2023 LSAT, most test takers will have the option of taking the LSAT online in a live, remotely proctored format or in person at a professional testing center. View the links to find out which option is best for you.

Red-Hot Salary Trends at Law Firms
According to the recent 2023 Associate Salary Survey released by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), the overall median first-year associate salary is $200,000, up $35,000 (or 21.2%) from 2021 when the survey was last administered. NALP’s Executive Director calls this a red-hot salary trend.
In the largest firms of 1000+ attorneys, the median first-year salary reached $215,000. In terms of geographic location, 11 cities have a median starting salary of $215,000: Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles/Orange County, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and the Washington, DC area. Law students spending their summer at law firms can expect to make a median weekly salary of $3,550 in 2023, up from $3,075 in 2021 (or 13.4%). 
Visit NALP for More Salary Info
Legal Job Opportunities
In this month’s Pre-Law Newsletter, we are putting the spotlight on legal positions in higher education. Check out these job opportunities!
Pre-Law Advisor Dovie King's Summer Office Hours
This summer, Pre-Law Advisor Dovie King will be available to meet virtually on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Need advice on job search, law school applications or getting your pre-law timeline in check? No problem. She is excited to help you with your law journey.
Schedule an Appointment with Dovie via Handshake
Tufts University Career Center
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Dowling Hall Suite 740
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