Workshop: Law School Application Process

Tuesday, September 21st at 6 pm

420 Thompson - in-person

In this workshop, we’ll go over every aspect of the law school application process to make sure you’re on track as you enter the admissions cycle. Bring all your questions about the LSAT and GRE, the Credential Assembly Service, personal statements, “optional” essays and addenda, resumes, those sometimes confusing (and often intimidating) character and fitness questions, and anything else that’s concerning you. This workshop is designed for current-year applicants, but is open to all.

November LSAT registration deadline

Wednesday, Sept. 29th at 11:59pm (Eastern)

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Last day to register for the November 2021 LSAT.

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Personal Statement workshop

Monday, October 4th at 6 pm

620 Thompson - in person

Law school application personal statements: the core of your application. But how do you write about yourself in a way that the law schools will find compelling? What are they looking for, and what should you avoid? How do you get started?

All these questions and more will be answered as we get to the heart of the process in this hands-on session, that puts the WORK in workshop. Bring your favorite writing tool and be prepared to start some brainstorming.

October LSAT

October 9, 10, and 12 - times vary


October 2021 LSAT

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Deciding Where to Apply

Tuesday, October 19th, at 6 pm

420 Thompson - in person

How do you decide which law schools are the best fit for your legal career aspirations? How do you determine your likelihood of admission? What are the most reliable tools for researching schools? All this and more will be covered in this workshop.

A Visit with Mass. Supreme Judicial Court Justice David Lowy (UMass ‘83)

Monday, October 25th


Portrait of Justice David Lowy

Justice David Lowy, the first UMass alum on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, will be on campus for a day of visits with students and faculty. Details to be added soon!

Post-Grad Law Related Jobs

Tuesday, November 9th, at 5 pm

420 Thompson

A post-grad job in a law firm, legal organization, or law-related government agency can be the ideal way to learn about daily law practice and make sure it’s the right fit for you, before you make the substantial financial and time investment in law school. But how do you find those jobs and successfully apply for them? SBS Career & Professional Development Associate Director Rebecca Bell will join Pre-Law Advisor Diane Curtis for an informative and empowering presentation on your post-grad legal job search.

Massachusetts Appeals Court @ UMass Amherst

Monday, November 15th, 9:30 am - 1 pm


The Massachusetts Appeals Court returns to UMass Amherst to hear cases right here on campus. This is an excellent opportunity to see the court at work. Free and open to all. As an added bonus, the panel of three judges are all UMass Amherst alumni. More details to come soon!