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Alfange Lecture: Former ACLU President Nadine Strossen

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, 4 pm

Old Chapel
Great Room - 2nd Floor

New York Law School Professor Nadine Strossen, who led the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for over 15 years, is the speaker at this year’s Dean Alfange Lecture in American Constutionalism. Prof. Strossen will speak on Free Speech on College Campuses, drawing from her recent book, HATE: Why We Should Resist It With Free Speech, Not Censorship. Sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the talk is free and open to all.

Yale Law School info session

Tuesday, October 2nd, 6:30 pm

519 Thompson

Yale Law School’s Associate Director of Admissions Quinn Brown is a UMass alum (African American Studies and Political Science ‘11) and eager to meet with UMass pre-law students. Bring your questions and your aspirations.

Registration Deadline for November 17 LSAT

Monday, October 8th, 11:59 PM

Online

Last day to register for the November 17th LSAT. (Note: this deadline falls on a holiday.)

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Mass. Appeals Court at UMass Amherst

Tuesday*, October 9th, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

163C Campus Center

Once again, the Massachusetts Appeals Court will hear oral arguments in several cases right here on the UMass campus. All three Associate Justices scheduled to hear the cases that day are UMass Amherst alums—Justices McDonough, Meade, and Sullivan. You can learn more about the justices here and read up on the cases to be heard here (scroll down to the October 9th sitting).

This event is free and open to the public. A unique opportunity to see real appellate arguments right here on campus.

If you are interested in also attending a luncheon with the justices and their law clerks (some of whom are also UMass alums) immediately following the hearing, please RSVP to Michelle Gonçalves. To be eligible for the luncheon, you must attend at least part of the morning session.

All bags will be checked by security and no food or beverages will be allowed in the “courtroom”.


*NOTE: Tuesday, Oct. 9th is a Monday class schedule.

Harvard Law School info session

Friday, October 12th, 11:30 am

420 Thompson

Meet with HLS admission officer (and UMass alum!) Tina Lagerstedt to learn about admission to that law school in Cambridge. Don’t self-select out of applying—come prepared with all your questions, and Tina will answer them all clearly and forthrightly. Register here.

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Expert Personal Statement Tips from Seton Hall Law School

Monday, October 22nd, 3:00 pm

420 Thompson

The personal statement is without question the most important part of the law school admission package (after your GPA and LSAT). Seton Hall Law School Director of Admissions Katya Valasek will be here to give you an insider’s view of the good, the bad, and the totally winning when it comes to applications essays. And of course, she’ll answer your questions about her own law school as well. All welcome, but current year applicants especially encouraged to attend.

New York Law School Forum

October 26th and 27th, 2018

New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas

Meet with representatives from pretty much every law school in the country, all in one convenient location. Register in advance here.

Should you go? What will you get out of it? All your questions answered here.

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Meet the Law - Fall 2018

Tuesday, October 30th, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

CHC Events Hall

Join us for the best networking event on campus: speed networking with UMass alumni in law. This fun, low-stress format allows you to talk with lawyers—and non-lawyers working in law-related careers—from a range of backgrounds in a wide variety of practice areas and settings in a relatively short period of time. Refreshments are served.


Attorney list and registration link to come.

Boston Law School Forum

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue

Meet with representatives from pretty much every law school in the country, all in one convenient location. Register in advance here.

Should you go? What will you get out of it? All your questions answered here.

November LSAT

Saturday, November 17th, 8:30 AM

All over

November LSAT date—score release expected December 8th.

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