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The UIC Pre-Law Society: A Student Organization

The UIC Pre-Law Society is a student-run organization that is open to any UIC undergraduate student who has an interest in attending law school or pursuing any law-related career. The organization is a forum for students to learn about law, legal education, the practice of law, and law-related coursework; to share their concerns and interests; and to serve as a resource for each other.

The Societyís activities include the following:

  • Arranging informational sessions offered by UIC faculty and other speakers on many topics of interest to pre-law students, including the Law School Admission Test and how to prepare for it; the law school application process; how to write a personal statement; careers in the law; what lawyers do; and others
  • Sponsoring law-related campus speaking events
  • A get-together at the annual Law School Forum in Chicago, where representatives from the nationís law schools make themselves available to pre-law students
  • Administering self-graded practice LSATs so that students can identify their strengths and weaknesses and prepare effectively for the real test
  • The Societyís listserv, prelaw@uic.edu, is used to distribute information and announcements concerning a wide range of law-related activities taking place at UIC and nearby, including:
    • talks by scholars;
    • undergraduate courses dealing with law and courts;
    • pre-law events arranged by various organizations;
    • free practice LSATs offered by test preparation services;
    • scholarship and other financial aid opportunities;
    • a mentoring program involving local attorneys.
  • Outreach to new students at student orientation sessions
  • Serving as a student liaison and resource to the Pre-Law Advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and Science, Adekemi Faleti
  • Regular meetings at which information is distributed concerning all the above, and members are able to share information and concerns with each other.

The Pre-Law Society is run by students who are elected each year, and receives funds and other support from UICís Undergraduate Student Government. The Societyís faculty adviser is Professor Evan McKenzie, who is also the Pre-Law Advisor for UIC Political Science Majors. To join the Pre-Law Society, send an email to mckenzie@uic.edu and request to be added to the listserv. Any student member is able to post to the listserv as well as receive messages

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