Program Highlights

Pre-law Society Hosts Regional Law School Fair

The Pre-law Society hosted its sixth annual law school fair on February 19, 2011. Thirteen law schools from Illinois and surrounding states participated. Admissions deans and other admissions personnel from these schools contributed to panel discussions on applying to, financing, and preparing for law school. The fair was attended by students from NIU and surrounding schools and provided a great opportunity for students to gather information about a variety of programs and to learn about the application process from those who will be making admissions decisions. The Pre-law Society is a Student Affairs organization that was founded by political science students but is open to all majors. In addition to the annual law school fair, the Society hosts a variety of events and activities, which this year included presentations by law students, attorneys, judges, and LSAT prep course instructors; LSAT practice sessions; field trips to the Chicago Law School Fair and the DeKalb County Courthouse; a Law School and Grad School night, co-sponsored with POLS-SAC; a bake sale; T-Shirt sales; a movie and pizza night; and a social night with food, music, and games. The Society also facilitates participation of its members in law-related events hosted by the law school and other campus organizations, as well as provides information on other law school and law-related events and opportunities in the region. The next law school fair is planned for the fall 2011. Students interested in attending the fair and other events and activities sponsored by the Pre-law Society, and in becoming involved in the organization, should join the Society’s Facebook page, or contact the Society’s president, Aaron Brooks at abrooksnorthernstar@hotmail.com; or faculty adviser, Professor Brendon Swedlow at bswedlow@niu.edu.