Law Events and Law Fair | Oct 18-20 | All Majors Welcome
Thu, October 6, 2016
UT Law Week
Liberal Arts Career Services created Law Week to help students learn more about the legal profession and gain insight on how to prepare for the law school application process. Please take advantage of these opportunities to explore various law schools, learn more about their admissions process, and see if law school might be right for you.
Whether this is your first introduction to law, a senior ready to apply (or somewhere in between), all students, regardless of major, from UT Austin and other colleges/universities in the region, are encouraged to attend.
UT Law Fair: October 20, 2016, 12 pm – 3 pm | Texas Union Ballroom
UT Law Fair is an annual event that brings representatives from 100+ law schools to campus to recruit UT students. UT Law Fair is one of the largest school-sponsored law fairs in the nation! This is a unique opportunity to learn a great deal about many different law schools all in one day. Oftentimes, the person at the booth is the same person who will be reading your application down the road! Law Fair is free and open to the public. Business casual dress is recommended.
Explore our law fair tips and the list of registered law schools here.
Law Week Presentations
RSVP for Liberal Arts Students: Liberal Arts majors have first access to the limited seats in each session below until October 12. After October 12, this event opens to all UT Austin students. Register to attend these presentations in BTT Gateway: Login to your account > click [Career Events] from the top navigation bar > search for the event > click [Register for Event].
RSVP for non-Liberal Arts Students: Register here to be added to the waitlist for these sessions. If space is available after October 12, we will confirm your participation in the order in which you register.
Tips and Strategies from First-Generation Lawyers: October 17, 2016, 12 pm – 1 pm | FAC 18 Library | RSVP Required
This panel will feature UT alumni turned attorneys who were the first in their families to attend law school. They will discuss their majors, undergraduate study, law school admission, law school as an academic setting, and practicing law.
Insiders Perspective on Law School Admissions: October 18, 2016, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm | CLA 1.302B| RSVP Required
Please join us for an Admissions Panel with admissions committee members from The University of Texas at Austin, University of Southern California, New York University, Northwestern University, and University of California - Berkeley for what promises to be an engaging discussion on how to be a competitive applicant. Q&A will follow.
The Lawyer’s Journey: From JD to Practice: October 19, 2016, 12 pm – 1 pm | FAC 18 Library| RSVP Required
Have you ever wondered what a lawyer really does? If so, this workshop is for you! Hear from an intellectual property lawyer working in big law, an environmental attorney working at a government agency, and the director of the human rights legal clinic about the different paths you can pursue with your law degree.
Financing Your Legal Education: October 20, 2016, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm | UNB 3.128 Sinclair Suite| RSVP Required
Law school is an important investment in yourself and in your future. Making informed decisions about how to finance that investment will affect your future financial circumstances. It is important to know all your options and to prepare accordingly. This session will focus on understanding the costs of pursuing legal education, describing the financial aid application process, reviewing the available financing options and identifying ways to be financially prepared to achieve your goals.
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