LSAC Digital Law School Forums Schedule

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2020 LSAC Digital Law School Forums

Full Schedule

Admission Reps | Resource Center | Live Workshops | On-Demand Workshops

Law School Admission Representatives

From 3-7 p.m. ET on LSAC Forum days, you’ll have the unique opportunity to speak with representatives from more than 200 law schools in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Booth representatives will be available to answer your questions one-on-one via chat, video, or phone.

View a list of Participating Law Schools

International students can connect with law schools during LSAC’s new International Live Forum Hours, 8:30-10:30 a.m. ET, on November 4 and December 12. Check this time zone calculator to see the corresponding times in your country. International hours offer a perfect opportunity for those outside the U.S. and Canada to meet with law school representatives at a more convenient time.

Resource Center

The Resource Center will be open from 3-7 p.m. ET on LSAC Forum days. Booths with a globe icon Available during international forum hours (participating in International Forum Hours) are also available during LSAC’s new International Live Forum Hours, 8:30-10:30 a.m. ET, on November 4 and December 12. Get your questions answered and speak with experts on the following topics:

Available during international forum hours (participating in International Forum Hours) Diversity Booth — Representatives from LSAC’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team will be available to answer your questions.

Financial Aid/Financing a Legal Education — Financial aid experts can answer your questions and provide advice on your unique situation.

Available during international forum hours (participating in International Forum Hours) LSAC Information Booth — Learn about the services that LSAC offers to help you succeed at every step on your law school journey. Get insights about the admission process.

LSAT Information Booth — Speak with an actual LSAT test developer and get answers to your questions about testing accommodations and more.

Prelaw Advisement — Prelaw advisors will be available to answer your questions about how you can start preparing for law school during your undergraduate years.

Available during international forum hours (participating in International Forum Hours) Graduate Law Programs Booth — Obtain information about LLM, master’s, and certificate programs offered by law schools. Offerings include programs for JD graduates and practicing lawyers, as well as programs for people who do not intend to practice law, but want to master legal principles.

Canadian Candidate Interest — Canadian candidates can get information specific to legal education in Canada, including topics such as Canadian financial assistance, news of interest to Indigenous candidates, and more. Candidates should be sure to attend the Canadian Connections workshop at 3 p.m. as well.

Live Workshops

You can attend these workshops live on LSAC Forum days during the times scheduled below. Workshops with a globe icon Available during international forum hours (participating in International Forum Hours) are also available during LSAC’s new International Live Forum Hours, 8:30-10:30 a.m. ET, on November 4 and December 12.

Available during international forum hours (participating in International Forum Hours) LLM Workshop

10:30-11 a.m. ET

This session will answer key questions about International LLM programs and the application process. The speakers are admission officers at U.S. law schools who have experience advising candidates who were trained outside the United States. Workshop attendees will learn how best to research and identify LLM programs that fit their needs, obtain advice on completing the application process, explore financing the cost of an LLM program, and preview the process for qualifying for a bar exam.

The U.S. JD Application Process

2-2:25 p.m. ET
5-5:25 p.m. ET
7-7:25 p.m. ET

The prospect of applying to law school can feel daunting. This live workshop will break down the process for you into a series of manageable steps. Learn about basics 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.

Diversity Information Panel

2:30-2:55 p.m. ET
5:30-5:55 p.m. ET
6:30-6:55 p.m. ET

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. These characteristics are sought in an effort to create a diverse law school class. The Diversity Information Panel will be offered live and is an opportunity for students from diverse backgrounds to get general advice about admission policies and application procedures.

Canadian Connections

3-3:25 p.m. ET

In this workshop, learn the particulars about applying to Canadian law schools. Additionally, Canadian citizens who plan to earn a law degree outside of Canada will learn about returning to Canada and seeking employment. For more information specific to legal education in Canada, make sure to visit the Canadian Candidate Interest booth.

About the LSAT

3:30-3:55 p.m. ET
Also available on demand in a prerecorded format

A member of LSAC’s test development staff will provide a brief overview of the test. The workshop will provide insight into the different question types and how to approach them, as well as basic suggestions on how to best prepare for the LSAT, including information about free online personalized LSAT prep developed by LSAC and Khan Academy. This session will be offered live, giving you a chance to ask questions, as well as on demand, in a prerecorded format.

Graduate Law Program Workshop (LLM, Master’s, and Certificate Programs)

4-4:25 p.m. ET

This live workshop will provide an overview of the various types of graduate law programs available at U.S. law schools. These programs are designed for either post-JD study or for professionals working in careers that require legal knowledge but who do not necessarily wish to practice law. Application processes and requirements may vary greatly from school to school. This session will assist candidates in understanding these programs and provide guidance to inform discussions about these programs with law schools.

On-Demand Workshops

These workshops are prerecorded and can be viewed at any time during the event.

Forum 101

25-minute recording

To get the most from your digital forum experience, start with this on-demand workshop. You’ll get tips for how to have productive, informative conversations with law school representatives in a digital format. You’ll also learn how to navigate the resource center to maximize your time with the experts.

Financing a Legal Education in the U.S.

25-minute recording

How do I pay for law school? How can I minimize my student loan debt? Get answers in this on-demand financial aid workshop presented by Jeff Hanson, a financial aid expert who has helped students navigate borrowing and repaying student loans for more than 20 years. You’ll find out what aid is available, how the loan application process works, who qualifies for federal loan programs, what constitutes “creditworthiness,” and what the implications are of future indebtedness.

About the LSAT

25-minute recording

In this prerecorded workshop, a member of LSAC’s test development staff will provide a brief overview of the test. The workshop will provide insight into the different question types and how to approach them, as well as basic suggestions on how to best prepare for the LSAT, including information about free online personalized LSAT prep developed by LSAC and Khan Academy. This session will also be offered live at 3:30 p.m. ET. Attend the session live or visit the LSAT Information Booth to ask your LSAT-related questions.

LLM Workshop

25-minute recording

This prerecorded session will answer key questions about International LLM programs and the application process. The speakers are admission officers at U.S. law schools who have experience advising candidates who were trained outside the United States. Workshop attendees will learn how best to research and identify LLM programs that fit their needs, obtain advice on completing the application process, explore financing the cost of an LLM program, and preview the process for qualifying for a bar exam.

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2020 Forum Dates

Saturday, September 26

Register by Sept. 23

Tuesday, October 13

Register by Oct. 10

Wednesday, November 4

Register by Nov. 1

Saturday, December 12

Register by Dec. 10

Meet with law school reps from 3-7 p.m. ET
Attend live workshops from 2-7:30 p.m. ET

JD Attendees – Log In to Register

LLM, Master’s, and Certificate Attendees – Log In to Register

Please note: An LSAC account is required for forum registration.

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