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Upcoming Events (Great Lakes) events that are taking place in the Great Lakes region are listed below.

Public Events

These events are open to everyone—feel free to attend!

University of Minnesota Law School (Minneapolis, MN)

Mini-Mentoring Opportunity

Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Location: University of Minnesota Law School

Our Mini-Mentoring Opportunity will provide past DiscoverLaw participants a chance to return to University of Minnesota Law School for an afternoon. Participants from previous years’ Legal Education Awareness Program (LEAP) and Minnesota Pre-Law Scholars Program (MPLS)—both DiscoverLaw months events/programs—are invited to shadow a current Minnesota Law student for one of their classes. Afterward, the students will get coffee together and discuss the participants’ law school aspirations and any questions they have. Law students will give insight as to their own law school and legal career experience. The law students and participants will be invited to stay in touch to continue their mentoring relationships. The Mini-Mentoring get-togethers will take place throughout the spring semester (rather than on one day).

University of Minnesota Law School (Minneapolis, MN)

Law School Info Session—Perspectives from the Diverse Legal Community

Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm–6:30 pm
Location: Fraser Hall 102, University of Minnesota (East Bank)

The University of Minnesota Law School, in partnership with four diverse affinity student groups at the University of Minnesota undergraduate school, will host a law school info session evening event. This event is aimed at undergraduate students from groups not traditionally represented in the legal profession. The event will include a panel of current students and alumni who will speak about the diverse legal professional experience, a presentation on the law school admission process, a discussion of the LSAT and law school prep resources, and the opportunity for undergraduate students to speak with admission professionals. There will also be free pizza for attendees.

The University of Toledo College of Law (Toledo, OH)

Career Interest in Law Symposium

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 8:30 am–2:30 pm
Location: McQuade Law Auditorium, 1825 W. Rocket Drive, Toledo, OH 43606

The Thurgood Marshall Law Association and The University of Toledo College of Law are hosting the Career Interest in Law Symposium to stimulate underrepresented students’ interest in the legal profession. Students will learn about the legal profession from members of the Thurgood Marshall Law Society and College of Law Faculty during the following panel discussions:

  • The Law and You (9:30 am–10:30 am)
  • The Offerings of a Law Career & Preparation for Law School (10:30 am–11:30 am)
  • The Law School Experience: What to Expect in Law School (12:30 pm–1:15 pm)
  • Plenary Session: Judges Speak (1:30 pm–2:00 pm)

Participation is free and open to all. Lunch will be provided.

Register online or by calling 419.530.4131.

University of Wisconsin Law School (Madison, WI)
Marquette University Law School

Wisconsin Statewide Pre-Law Diversity Day 2017

Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 9:00 am–2:30 pm
Location: University of Wisconsin Law School

You are cordially invited to join admission officers, faculty, and staff from the University of Wisconsin Law School and Marquette University Law School at the Fifth Annual Wisconsin Statewide Pre-Law Diversity Day! This event is free to students and advisors and will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison, Wisconsin.

DePaul University College of Law (Chicago, IL)

Illinois Latino Law Forum

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time: 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Location: DePaul College of Law, 25 E. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604

High school and college students are invited to attend this free one-day event. In this unique program, participants are offered an introduction to the study of law from a Latino/a perspective; the opportunity to meet with prominent Latino/a judges and lawyers; tips and advice from law school admission professionals about the law school application and financial aid process; and discussions with Latino/a high school, college, and law school students committed to increasing diversity in the legal field.

Indiana University Maurer School of Law—Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)

Diversity Law Day

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time: 8:30 am–2:30 pm
Location: Indiana University Maurer School of Law—Moot Court Room

This event will present high school students, as well as freshman and sophomore college students, with the opportunity to learn more about the legal field. Throughout the day, current students, faculty, staff, and alumni will assist in making our Diversity Law Day a success. We plan on showing students what it is actually like to be in the courtroom, how to strategically think for law school purposes, and what steps they can take now to prepare for graduate education.

University of Minnesota Law School (Minneapolis, MN)

DiscoverLaw—An Evening of Law School Exploration for Community College, Freshman, and Sophomore Students

Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm–8:30 pm
Location: University of Minnesota Law School

During this evening event at the University of Minnesota Law School, community college students, as well as college freshman and sophomores, will learn about admission to law school, what law school is like, and careers in law. Events include

  • a mock law school class,
  • a current law student panel discussion,
  • a law school admission presentation on “What You Should Know if You Want to Go to Law School,”
  • the opportunity to speak with admission counselors, and
  • free dinner for registered participants.

Private Events

These events are being held for select audiences and are not open to the public.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law (Chicago, IL)

Loyola Law Academy (private)

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Time: 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Location: Loyola School of Law

Loyola Law Academy is a pipeline program that aims to increase minority representation in the legal profession by introducing high school students to legal careers and by building on the knowledge base of those high school students already enrolled in high school law classes. The purpose of the Academy is to motivate, guide, and encourage high school students who are representative of Chicago’s racial and ethnic minorities, as well as those who will be first-generation college students, to explore law as a career.

The Academy will inform participants of the steps that should be taken from high school to law school. Through hands-on activities and exposure to different practice areas, participants will receive a glimpse of what to expect in law school and in the legal profession. Participants will receive information regarding college readiness, courses, and finances. Minority law students will discuss the different undergraduate majors that led them to law school, as well as provide anecdotal information regarding their college experiences. Participants will be informed of programs available through LSAC and other sources to prepare minority undergraduate students for law school. Academy participants will engage in exercises in trial practice and oral arguments that are intended to increase their confidence and motivation. They will be exposed to different practice areas of law and, hopefully, will visit a law firm.

University of St. Thomas School of Law—Minneapolis (Minneapolis, MN)
University of Minnesota Law School
Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Legal Education Awareness Program (LEAP) (private)

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time: 8:30 am–12:30 pm
Location: University of St Thomas School of Law—Minneapolis

An annual event coordinated by the three Minnesota law schools, LEAP is designed to encourage high school students from racial and ethnic groups that are historically underrepresented in the legal profession to consider a career as a lawyer. Through special guest speakers, an interactive panel, and more, attendees will learn about the many paths to and from law school.

Other Events and Activities (Great Lakes)

There are no other events or activities scheduled at this time. Check back soon!