Monday, October 26, 11am – 4pm EDT

preLaw Magazine presents:

Law School Admissions in a Time of Change


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The pandemic has impacted employment, admissions and other aspects of law school. Learn from leading experts about how this could impact your future plans.

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Monday, October 26


10:30am – 11:00am

Interview with a law school dean


11:00am – 12:00pm

Opening Keynote:

The Pandemic’s Impact on Legal Employment

  • How much weight should you give to employment data when choosing where to apply and attend?
  • The Pandemic’s impact on legal employment – Should you attend law school now or wait for a better job market?
  • What to look for in career services and other employment support 

12:00pm – 12:30pm

Meet the Law Schools

  • Use this time to talk to law schools and ask your most pressing questions.

12:30pm – 1:15pm

Best Value Law Schools

  • What makes a law school a good value
  • How to weigh whether to choose value over prestige

1:15pm – 1:30pm

Interview with a law school dean


1:30pm – 2:15pm

Understanding Legal Careers: Human Rights, Civil Rights & Racial Justice

  • Experts explain what a legal career looks like in each area
  • What to look for in law schools that specialize in these areas?
  • How to maximize your chances of getting into law school to pursue these careers

2:15pm – 3:00pm

Meet the Law Schools

  • Use this time to talk to law schools and ask your most pressing questions

3:00pm – 4:00pm

Admissions advice: What’s different during this pandemic?

  • Updates on the status of COVID-19 and how it is impacting admissions
  • How do you explain pass/fail, lack of employment, etc.
  • Gap year? What to know before you decide
  • Writing personal statements and addenda. Should the pandemic change your approach.

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