Winter 2011 Pre-Law Events

January

Paying for Law/Graduate School 
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., 120 Hutchins Hall

Stephen Brown, Assistant Dean, Fordham University School of Law
Katherine Gottschalk, Assistant Dean for Financial Aid, University of Michigan Law School

Get answers from two financial aid experts on topics such as:  How to pay for law or graduate school, whether it is a good investment, how to repay loans, and opportunities in public service to assist repayment.  Bring your own questions too!

Event sponsored by the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center, the Career Center, the Black Undergraduate Law Association, Kappa Alpha Pi, Kappa Omega Alpha, and the Michigan Pre-Law Society.

 

Sitting in on a UM Law School "Torts" Class
W-Th-F from 9:05 a.m. -10:20 a.m.  Pre-registration required.

"Torts" refers to private wrongs, such as acts of negligence, assault and defamation that violate obligations of the law.  Professor Clark spoke to us in the fall and he will allow undergraduates to visit his Torts Class at UM Law School.  Email sbanco@umich.edu to sit in on class between January 18th and February 18th .  Please state "Torts Class" in the subject line.  Indicate the date that will work best for you.  The class location will be sent with confirmation of the visit. Please email at least two days prior to the desired visitation day.

Event sponsored by the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center and the Career Center.

February

International Human Rights Law Opportunities
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
6:00p.m.-7:30 p.m., Wolverine Room, Michigan Union

Ms. Nina Zelic, a UM Law School December 2010 graduate, built a resume of work while a law student.  She was an intern at the International Rescue Committee in NYC after her 1L year, and her 2L summer was spent at the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies at UC-Hastings College of Law and at Kids in Need of Defense.  At UM, she participated in the Human Trafficking Clinic 

and last winter she went to Geneva as an extern with the United Nations High Commissioner for 

Refugees (UNHCR).   Nina will be doing additional work for UNHCR before she joins the Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review as a Judicial Law Clerk in New York City. Prior to law school Nina worked in the US refugee resettlement program, focusing on education and employment.

Event sponsored by the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center, the Career Center, the Black Undergraduate Law Association, Delta Gamma Phi, Kappa Alpha Pi, Kappa Omega Alpha, and the Michigan Pre-Law Society.

UM Law Wolverine Scholars Program
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
12noon-1:00 p.m., G243 Angell Hall 

Sarah Zearfoss, Assistant Dean and Director of Admissions, UM Law School, will present information on this special program for scholarly UM undergraduates.  Jimmy John's lunch will be provided by the law school.  Please RSVP klwitt@umich.edu if you plan to attend.

Event sponsored by the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center and the Career Center.

March

Getting the Inside Track on Fall '11 Applications 
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
1:00p.m.-2:00 p.m. - G243 Angell Hall

Joe Henderson, LSA Pre-Law Advisor, will discuss with you how to prepare for the Fall 2011 law school application cycle.  He will walk you through the application process and help you get organized and on track for a timely application submission.

Event sponsored by the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center.

Excelling in the 1L Year-a disciplined timeline and professional benefits!
Monday, March 14, 2011
6:00p.m.-7:30 p.m., Room Angell Hall Aud D

Robin Chand, UM (¬タリ03), Howard Law Graduate, will outline his path to success.  Currently a law clerk to the Honorable Carl E. Stewart of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, former fellow on the United States Senate Judiciary Committee to the Honorable Arlen Specter, and former law clerk to the Honorable Anne E. Thompson of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.  Robin has mentored many UM graduates working in DC on the legal profession and attending law school.

Event sponsored by the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center the Career Center, the Black Undergraduate Law Association, Delta Gamma Phi, Kappa Alpha Pi, Kappa Omega Alpha, and the Michigan Pre-Law Society.

Getting the Inside Track on Fall '11 Applications 
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
1:00p.m.-2:00 p.m. - G243 Angell Hall

Joe Henderson, LSA Pre-Law Advisor, will discuss with you how to prepare for the Fall 2011 law school application cycle.  He will walk you through the application process and help you get organized and on track for a timely application submission.

Event sponsored by the Newnan LSA Academic Advising Center.