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LSAC Law School Forums: An Invaluable Resource for Thousands Each Year

By Gisele Joachim

LSAC Law School Forums offer a convenient way for prospective law students to learn about JD, LLM, and law-related master’s degrees and certificate programs from law school representatives across the U.S. and Canada. Held in major cities each year, forums bring people together in person to discuss legal education options, the law school admission process, financial aid, and much more. Take a look at the 2024-2025 forums schedule.

Forum attendance was at nearly 12,000 during the 2023-2024 season. Many forums saw attendance rise to pre-pandemic levels. Attendance of individuals at forums overall was 10% higher compared to the 2022-2023 season, and more than 60% of this season’s forum attendees identify as students of color. 

In addition to connecting with law school professionals, prospective students can participate in live workshops, get free information and advice about a range of topics, and meet future classmates.

I feel like I’m getting a lot of good information. I’m learning about things I maybe didn’t know before, like about different programs, concentrations, clinics, externships. It’s been very useful. — Forum attendee Alexis G.

LSAC also offers several digital forums for those who cannot attend a forum in person. Digital forum attendees can speak with law school representatives via video or chat, attend live workshops, gather information, and more. Digital forums offer supplemental information even for those who attend an in-person event.

Reasons to Attend a Law School Forum

LSAC gathers feedback from attendees to continuously innovate and improve the forum experience for all. As an example, based on feedback from 2022-2023 forum attendees, LSAC invited practicing attorneys to attend the 2023-2024 season to provide advice and inspiration to law-curious students. Here are more reasons to attend a forum:

  • Connect directly with law school representatives to learn more about specific schools, ask questions, and build confidence in the application process. Between 150-200 law schools typically participate in each forum.  
  • Gather information and get answers about career paths, the LSAT, LawHub, DEI resources, and more. Prelaw advisors, LSAT prep companies, and other law school admission experts are available to help.
  • Find law schools that are a great fit. Forum attendees can explore their “wish list” schools as well as discover other great schools they may have overlooked.  

The LSAC Forums have evolved over the years, but one thing has stayed the same: The authentic, genuine connections we make with applicants while answering questions, demystifying the law school journey, and providing a roadmap for them to attain their legal career goals. — Tracy Simmons, associate dean, admissions and student affairs, Howard University School of Law

Expanding Opportunity and Access

Aligned with its mission, LSAC offers subsidies to assist minority-serving institutions with the cost of sending students and their prelaw advisors to local in-person forums. In addition to forums, LSAC supports recruiting and educational efforts with robust digital marketing initiatives, outreach and DEI pipeline grants, the Plus pathway program, and free resources and programming available through LawHub.

What’s Next

For anyone thinking of law school, attending an LSAC Law School Forum is a great first step in the process. Look for forum registration to open in the spring and meanwhile check out the many resources available through LawHub, such as the LSAT Prep Provider Digital Fair on Tuesday, March 5.

Gisele Joachim

Director of LSAC Ambassadors
Prior to joining the Ambassadors team at LSAC, Gisele Joachim was the dean of enrollment management at Seton Hall University School of Law.