2016 LSAC Law School Forums

Forum Workshops

Forum 101

Begin the forum experience with this workshop on how to get the most from this chance to talk with law school representatives. Receive insider tips on which questions are the most productive and hear ideas on mapping out the day to take advantage of workshops on admission, financial aid, and the LSAT.

About the LSAT

A member of LSAC’s test development staff will provide a brief overview of the test. Included will be insight into the different question types and how to approach them, as well as basic suggestions on how to best prepare for the LSAT. In addition to the session, the LSAC test developer will be available to answer individual questions about the test at the LSAC information table located near the law school fair.

The Application Process

The application process workshop will cover the elements basic to applying to law school such as self-assessment, scheduling and timing, the LSAT, the LSAC Credential Assembly Service (CAS), personal statements, letters of recommendation, school visits, and the decision-making process. LSAC’s new, workshop-exclusive video, Applying to Law School, will be shown, followed by a question-and-answer period. Law school admission professionals will serve on the panels to answer questions from participants.

Financing a Legal Education (US Forums only)

The financial aid workshop will cover what aid is available, the loan application process, qualifying for federal and private loan programs, credit worthiness, and future indebtedness. After the workshop the financial aid expert will be available to answer individual questions about financing a legal education at the financial aid information table located near the law school fair.

Diversity Information Panel

Law schools are interested in recruiting students who reflect the rich diversity of our country. Depending on the law school, diversity may include such characteristics as race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical disabilities, and socioeconomic status, and these characteristics are sought in an effort to create a diverse law school class. The diversity information panel is an opportunity for students from diverse backgrounds to get general advice about admission policies and application procedures. Attending these sessions is not a substitute for visiting law school representatives during forum hours, but will allow participants to understand the specific challenges that students from diverse backgrounds face. Finally, there will be an opportunity for students to ask questions during the session.

What Do Lawyers Do?

A panel of attorneys representing a diverse cross-section of practice areas will inform participants about the profession. Panelists will describe their career paths and offer details on the skills needed to represent clients effectively. This panel will be especially helpful to participants who haven’t had the opportunity to interact with or ask questions of practicing attorneys.

National Committee on Accreditation Workshop (Toronto only)

The National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) is a standing committee of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. The mandate of the NCA is to help Canada’s law societies protect the public interest by assessing the legal education and professional experience of individuals who obtained their credentials outside of Canada or in a Canadian civil law program. An assessment is done before an individual may apply for admission to a law society in a Canadian common law jurisdiction, and is based on the academic and professional profile of each applicant. This presentation will explain the mandate, policies, and procedures of the NCA, highlighting the application and assessment processes, and explaining how internationally educated lawyers may demonstrate equivalency to a Canadian common law, law school graduate.

Events


Aides for persons with visual or hearing impairments may be available with adequate advance notice. To make arrangements, call 215.968.1001.

Please Note: Because the Law School Forum is an educational event, individuals who register and attend with commercial or solicitation purposes will be asked to leave.