Below are some important dates coming up on the Pre-Law calendar. No need for students or alumni to register/RSVP (unless indicated)! Events are open to alumni and non-KU students (unless indicated)!
So You're Thinking About Law School? - February 25, 2020
Interested in law school? Want to hear from professors and current students regarding the ins and outs of the process? Join Professor Amii Castle from the KU School of Law and the KU School of Business as she moderates this event for students interested in law school on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, from 5 to 6 p.m. This panel will include University of Kansas School of Law Dean Stephen Mazza, Professor Virginia Harper Ho and current students of KU Law. Bring your questions, and we'll bring the pizza!
When: Tuesday, Feb. 25, starting at 5 p.m.
Where: The Colloquium (Room 1010) in Capitol Federal Hall, KU School of Business, 1654 Naismith Drive
Registration not required, but preferred. Pizza provided.
Walk-In Law School Advising
Interested in how to apply to law school, how to craft that perfect personal statement, or what to put in your resume for your application? The KU School of Law offers general law school advice during walk-in sessions twice a month. These sessions focus on how to navigate the law school application process and other tips.
Walk-in sessions are available at the following times starting January 15, 2020:
First Wednesday of the month: 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Third Wednesday of the month: 9:30 - 11 a.m.
These sessions are held at the University of Kansas School of Law in Green Hall. Come to the first-floor admissions office and inform our front desk you are here for a walk-in session to speak to one of our admissions representatives.
If you have any questions, contact Bryanna Hanschu, KU Law Director of Recruiting, at 785-864-7331 or email her at email@example.com.
Pre-Law Day 2020
The annual Pre-Law Day will be held in Fall 2020. More information will be available as the year progresses. Pre-Law Day is sponsored by Phi Alpha Delta, the Pre-Law Fraternity, and the Undergraduate Advising Center. Law schools from around the country attend Pre-Law Day and provide information to students about their programs. If you have questions about Pre-Law Day, please contact Bryanna Hanschu, University of Kansas School of Law Director of Recruiting at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For 2019, you can view the list of organizations that participated in the event.
For 2018, you can view the list of organizations that participated in the event.
Additional events will be announced as they are scheduled.
Contact Phi Alpha Delta, the Pre-Law Fraternity if you have questions about the organization or its activities: email@example.com
Contact the Undergraduate Advising Center if you have questions about Pre-Law, as well as related programs and activities: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please consult LSAC for registration deadlines.
Upcoming Changes to the LSAT
“The LSAT will be fully digital in North America starting in September 2019. We’ve planned this transition carefully to ensure candidates have all the information they need to decide their preferred testing schedule,” said Kellye Testy, President and CEO of LSAC.
Because law school candidates in the current testing year will have anticipated the current paper-and-pencil test format, LSAC has scheduled the transition to begin with the July 15, 2019 test, after this year’s law school admission cycle is largely completed. At the July 2019 test, some test-takers will be assigned pencil-and-paper tests, and some will be assigned digital tests, which is a best practice under educational testing standards for moving to a new testing method.
To ease the transition, LSAC is also offering July test-takers a special option: regardless of format, July test-takers will have the opportunity to see their score before they decide whether they wish to cancel it. Those who decide to cancel can choose to retake the test again through April 2020 free of charge.
“The structure of the test sections and test questions will not be any different than the paper-and-pencil LSAT, and we’ll be providing free online tutorials, so we don’t think test-takers will have any problems moving to the digital version,” Testy said. “In our field tests, candidates found the Digital LSAT easy to use. That said, we wanted to provide additional options for those who register for our July transitional test.”
At the same time, LSAC is moving to its new test-delivery system, the organization has increased the number of administrations in its testing calendar. There will be nine LSAT administrations in the 2019–2020 testing year (PDF)—up from six in the current testing year.