Part-time legal advocate position

The Center for Hope and Healing in Lowell, an advocacy organization for survivors of rape and sexual assault, is seeking to hire a part-time legal advocate.  Details here.

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Summer hours and office changes

Mid-May feels pretty much like full-on summer here at UMass, so maybe it’s about time to fill you in about the Pre-Law Advising Office’s summer plans.

First up: we’re moving! Movin’ on up to the second floor—210 Thompson. Same great advising, now in a new spot. If you forget, don’t worry, there’ll be signs aplenty on the first floor.

As a result of the move, the physical office will be closed the week of May 18th - 22nd, but you can still reach me via email.

Throughout the rest of the summer, meetings (in person or by phone) are available by appointment, with the exception of a couple of vacation periods—the office will be closed entirely the last week of May and the last two weeks of August. And you can reach me via email, Facebook, and... read more »

Georgetown Law group admission interviews

Coming up beginning the week of 9/29 (next week!).

From the Georgetown Law admissions office:

“Dean of Admissions Andy Cornblatt will conducting group interviews for current applicants in the coming weeks…. We would like to try our best to get to know personally as many current applicants as we possibly can….Please share these interview opportunities with your with your current students with any of your alumni who may be interested in applying as well.”

R.S.V.P. link here

Monday, September 29, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP 2005 Market Street, Suite 2600 Philadelphia, PA Conference Room TBA Group Interview: 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 – Washington, DC Georgetown Law Campus Room TBA Group Interview #1: 5:00 p.m. Group Interview #2: 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 – New York, NY Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 4 Times Square New York, New York 10036... read more »

Guest post: Lawyer-alum Eric Morrell’s criminal law practice

Lawyer-alum Eric Morrell is eager to share his experiences with aspiring attorneys.  In this guest post, he talks about his career path, and starting and managing a law office in criminal law, as well as providing some advice for others.  Eric is happy to speak with UMass students and alums, so don’t hesitate to contact him via one of the links below. (Also check out Eric’s earlier profile here.)

Many people apply to law school, because they do not know what they wanted to do with their life and law seems interesting and exciting to them. These students usually have a strong GPA and enjoy debating. I knew way back in elementary school that law was my passion and calling. As such, I applied to UMass Amherst, because it had a strong Political Science Department, and I never looked back. I attended UMass... read more »

What’d I miss? Second half of July 2014

An occasional roundup of all our social media posts, reposts, shares and retweets. (Click on the little logos up there on the top left for all our various virtual hangout locations.)

Profiles of Bostonians focusing on their educational debt.

Executive power is kind of a big thing these days, what with the House of Representatives deciding to sue the President.  Good thing the Department of Political Science’s Alfange lecture in September is on that very topic!

A hackathon for justice? Yes, for real.  In Boston, next week. Hackcess to Justice.

Speaking of access to justice, or the lack thereof, state spending on indigent legal defense is down just about everywhere.

How to think about those big life choices without getting overwhelmed.

No surprise: law school enrollment continues its slump.

How to make... read more »

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