About the Digital Forums
What are the dates for this event?
There are four 2020 LSAC Digital Law School Forum dates: September 26, October 13, November 4, and December 12. On forum days, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with law school representatives, attend live workshops, and get advice from experts at booths.
What can I do at the LSAC Digital Law School Forums?
- Speak to exhibitors in groups or request a private video or phone call.
- Get advice from a Financial Aid Expert.
- Download important resources.
- Watch exclusive educational content.
How many law schools will be represented at a forum?
Over 200 law schools are currently registered to attend the September, October, November, and December forums.
How do I prepare to talk with the law school representatives?
Your face-to-face time with the law school representatives is the most important activity of the day. The representatives you’ll meet could be an admission dean, a faculty member, a recent graduate of the law school, or even a current student. These representatives will not speculate on your personal chances of admission, although you can ask general questions about the qualifications and profiles of admitted students. Law school representatives can also talk to you about their programs, facilities, student body, and answer other questions you may have that will help you to decide whether to apply.
You can use LSAC’s law school guides to learn more about schools and programs that interest you, and to help you create a set of questions to ask law school representatives.
Tips: Interacting with Booth Representatives
- Each school will have a booth and a chat room. Visit both to make the most of your experience.
- Read the notifications that schools post at the top of their chat rooms to get helpful guidance on how to navigate their booth. Not all schools will have the same directives, and it’s important to follow their instructions.
- Check out the booth representatives’ profiles before direct messaging them to ensure that you are chatting with the correct representative from that school.
- You may be able to use video chat with booth representatives, but you must request this by sending a direct message.
- Be sure that you do not post any personal information in public chats.
- If you plan to use the video chat feature, be sure to dress appropriately.
Tips: Questions to Ask
Consider questions that would provide you with information beyond what you can find on the law school website, such as:
- What do you look for in a personal statement?
- What is the law school experience like for diverse students?
- How would you describe faculty-student relationships?
- What percentage of graduates practice in the region around your school?
- What do students like most about your school? Least?
- What on- and off-campus housing opportunities are available for students?
Will brochures be available to take away from the event?
Yes. You’ll be able to view brochures and other downloadable resources at each law school’s booth. LSAC will provide general resources on the LSAT and law school admission process as well. You can gather any documents that you’d like to refer to later in your virtual swag bag. Then, email them to yourself after the event.
Registering for the Digital Forums
Is there a fee to register?
No. All LSAC Law School Forums are 100% free.
Do I have to set up an account at LSAC.org to attend a forum?
Yes, an LSAC account is required for forum registration. Additionally, your account will allow you to take other steps needed in your law school admission journey. With your account, you can:
Do I have to answer every question in the registration process?
Items with an asterisk (*) are required fields. All other fields are optional, and you can simply click Submit to finish the process.
Although requested, your Social Security number is not required to complete the initial LSAC account set up. However, this information is needed later on in the application process so that LSAC can match your online account to other records and items such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, and LSAT score reports.
Attending the Digital Forums
How do I log in to the forum on the day of the event?
Log in to your LSAC account and visit the Forums page. Beneath the “Forums Registered” heading, click the “Access Digital Forum” link. You can then join the event using the email address associated with your LSAC account.
Once you log in to the digital forums platform, you’ll be taken to the digital lobby where you can select areas to visit and activities to participate in.
Do I need to download or install any software to attend the digital forums?
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate. You only need to have access to the internet.
Is a webcam required?
No. Some representatives will be available via video chat, but a webcam is not required in order to participate.
Do I need to attend the entire event?
No, you can drop in and out of the event at your convenience. On each forum date, law school representatives will be available between 3-7 p.m., and live workshops will run from 2-7:30 p.m.
Which web browser should I use to access the digital forums?
For the best experience and functionality, preferred browsers are Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox.
Internet Explorer is not recommended, as audio and video chat features are not supported on this browser.
How can I troubleshoot audio and video chat issues?
- Please ensure you are using Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox. Audio and video chat are not supported on Internet Explorer.
- Make sure your device is current with any operating system or software updates.
- Exit other applications that might be using bandwidth, such as Skype.
- If you’re unable to close a chat session, please quit the conversation and refresh your browser.
Who should I contact for tech support?
For technical assistance during the event, please contact LSAC@getvfairs.io or stop by the Event Information Booth.
If you have a different question, please email events@LSAC.org. A member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.