RSSEvents

Women Behind Bars: Public Health and Criminal Justice Reform Symposium

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Campus Center Room 904

The event will examine the public health impacts of mass incarceration with a focus on women and a look at reforming the criminal justice system. Andrea James of Families for Justice as Healing will provide the keynote address. Sponsored by the UMass Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences. For more details and to RSVP, click here.

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Dean Alfange Jr. Lecture in American Constitutionalism: Prof. Michael Meltsner

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, 4 pm - 6 pm

Amherst Room, Campus Center

Northeastern University Law Prof. Michael Meltsner has had an extraordinarily distinguished career advocating for the disadvantaged, from working with Thurgood Marshall at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in the 1960s, to founding the first poverty law clinic at Columbia Law School. His clients have ranged from Muhammad Ali to individuals on death row, to groups battling apartheid in South Africa. To read more about his impressive experiences, read here and here.

Prof. Meltsner will be the speaker at this year’s Dean Alfange Jr. Lecture in American Constitutionalism, sponsored by the Department of Political Science. This lecture series was inaugurated by the students of our colleague and professor, Dean Alfange, Jr., in honor of his teaching and mentoring.

Personal Statement Workshop

Friday, September 29th, 10 am - 11:30 am

TBA

Are you a current law school applicant—student or alum—struggling with getting your personal statement and other application essays off the ground? This is the workshop for you. You’ll learn some of the do’s and don’ts of law school personal statements, and we’ll brainstorm topics and approaches. All your questions will be answered! Bring your favorite writing tool—this will be a working workshop!

Law School Visit: Harvard Law

Friday, September 29, 2017 at noon

620 Thompson

Harvard Law admission official, Tina Lagerstedt (UMass Amherst ’10), will be on campus to answer your questions about HLS and about the application process in general. This is a great opportunity to get the inside scoop from someone who knows both UMass students and Harvard Law. We send UMass grads to HLS every year — don’t self-select out of the pool. Registration link to come.

Mass. Appeals Court hearings at UMass

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

163C Campus Center

For the second year in a row, the Massachusetts Appeals Court will hear oral arguments in six cases right here on the UMass campus.
The panel of judges are:

UMass Amherst Alum Justice William Meade
Justice Ariane Vuono
Justice C. Jeffrey Kinder

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.

NOTE: No bags will be allowed into the “courtroom”—only notebooks and pens/pencils, as well as a beverage.

Law school visit: Brooklyn, Hofstra, Pace, Touro

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 3:30 pm

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Representatives from four New York area law schools will be on campus to offer law school application strategies and tips, and to discuss their schools.

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Law School Visit: Seton Hall and Fordham

Tuesday, October 17th, time to be determined

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Admissions officials from Seton Hall and Fordham Law Schools will be on hand to offer tips on your personal statement and to discuss their law schools.

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Mock law school class: UMass Law Dean Eric Mitnick

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 6:00 pm

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UMass Law School’s Dean, Eric Mitnick, will be on campus to conduct a mock law school class, and to offer information about the law school.

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December 2017 LSAT registration deadline

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Online at LSAC.org

Regular registration deadline for the December 2nd, 2017 LSAT. Late registration (at an additional cost) is one week later on October 25th. If you can, register early to ensure you get the test site that you want, and to be able to resolve any problems with your accommodations request.

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Law School Forum: New York City

Friday and Saturday, October 20th and 21st.

New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas

Meet with representatives from virtually ALL of the nation’s law schools in one convenient event. Click here for more information and to register.. Sponsored by LSAC.

Meet the Law - Fall 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

CHC Events Hall - East Room

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 from a range of backgrounds in a wide variety of practice areas and settings in a relatively short period of time. Refreshments are served. Registration is required. Watch this space for the list of lawyers!

Law School Forum: Boston

Friday, November 10th, 2017, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Renaissance Boston Waterfront
606 Congress Street

Meet with representatives from virtually ALL of the nation’s law schools in one convenient event. Click here for more information and to register.. Sponsored by LSAC.

December 2017 LSAT

Saturday, December 2, 2017

All over

The December 2017 LSAT sitting.

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February 2018 LSAT registration deadline

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Online at LSAC.org

Regular registration deadline for the February 10th LSAT Late registration (at an additional cost) is one week later on January 3rd, 2018. If you can, register early to ensure you get the test site that you want, and to be able to resolve any problems with your accommodations request. Note that LSAC is usually closed the last week of December (although they have not yet announced a December closing for 2017)—make sure you register early so that they’re available to talk to if there are any problems.

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February 2018 LSAT

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

All over

February sitting of the LSAT.

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