Advising and Events

Advising Appointments

Appointments with the pre-law advisor are made via Nexus by searching under Storrs and then Enrichment Programs. Alumni or others who do not have access to Nexus should email prelaw@uconn.edu with a list of times you are available and the Pre-Law Advising Office will get back to you to schedule your appointment.

For all appointments, please be sure to include, with detail, the questions you need answered or issues you need to discuss with the advisor. If you need help with a personal statement, be sure to email an edited version of your personal statement when you schedule your meeting. This will help make your advising appointment as productive as possible.

Spring 2021 Event Schedule

While University operations continue to be interrupted to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, pre-law events will be conducted virtually, largely through meetings of the Law Society.  These meetings are generally held every Wednesday evening from 6-7 pm, and all are welcome to attend.  Information about the meetings can be found in the weekly Pre-Law Newsletter, generally sent out each Thursday.  To subscribe to the newsletter, send an email to prelaw@uconn.edu, including your email address and year of graduation.

All of the meetings listed below will take place at https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/meet/diw15004 unless otherwise noted. The Law Society will provide location information for meetings during the other weeks. 

January 27 – Attorney Diane Whitney, Pre-law Advisor, will speak about the application process and the Law School Admission Test.  This meeting will be especially important to juniors.

February 10 – Professor Bethany Berger from UConn Law will speak about law school in general and about her special area of interest, which is Native American Law.

February 24 – Attorney Aigne Goldsby will be the speaker. Attorney Goldsby is the founder of Black Esquire LLC; staff attorney for the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA), a career coach with special interest in diversity, equity and inclusion consulting; past president of the George W. Crawford Black Bar Association and on the board of the ACLU, among many other things.

March 10 – Attorney Proloy Das, attorney with Murtha Cullina, will be the speaker. Attorney Das is an appellate attorney who has argued more than 70 appeals before the Connecticut Supreme Court, Appellate Court, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York.

March 31 – Judge Kevin Doyle, Connecticut Superior Court

April 7 – Attorney Diane Whitney, Pre-Law Advisor, Law School Application Boot Camp. Everything you need to know when applying to law school.

 

Future events will be announced in each week’s Pre-law Newsletter.

 

Fall 2020 Event Schedule

Events will be added as they become available!

September 15 – Accelerated Program in Law Info Session, 4-5 pm / Link to attend / Event Recording 

A BACHELOR’S DEGREE AND A LAW DEGREE IN 6 YEARS? Learn about the Accelerated Program in Law on Tuesday, September 15th at 4 pm when this program will be explained. It is a joint program with UConn Law and allows you to accelerate your education by a year. Applications have to be made in your Sophomore year, so this is relevant to Sophomores and Freshmen.

September 16 – Diane Whitney, JD speaks at Law Society, 6-7 pm / Link to attend

LAW SOCIETY PROGRAM ON LAW SCHOOL APPLICATIONS. All you need to know about applying to law schools will be the subject of the Law Society meeting on Wednesday, September 16th from 6 to 7 pm.

September 30 – Lee Hoffman, JD speaks at Law Society, 6-7 pm / Meeting link UPDATED: https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/meet/diw15004

Lee Hoffman is a partner at Pullman & Comley where he is chair of the Energy and Environmental Department and a member of the Executive Committee of the firm. His practice includes the siting of power facilities, especially solar and wind.  He is a graduate of Tulane University and received both a JD and LLM from George Washington School of Law.

October 14 – Erik Russell, JD speaks at Law Society, 6-7 pm / Link to attend

Erik Russell is an associate in the Government and Finance Department of Pullman & Comley, having been previously a summer associate at the firm. He is a graduate of the University of New Haven and UConn School of Law. Erik is very active in Democratic politics both in Connecticut and nationally, and an active member of the George Crawford Law Society and Lambda Legal.

October 15 – Listen to the Experts: Law School Admissions Representative Virtual Panel

Representatives from the following schools of law participated in a panel discussion during UConn’s Virtual Graduate and Law School Fair.

  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Georgetown Law
  • UConn School of Law
  • University of Maine School of Law


October 28 – New England Law School Panel, 6-7 pm / Link to register

IMPORTANT LAW SOCIETY MEETING! The Law Society Meeting on Wednesday, October 28th will be special.  A panel of Admissions Directors from law schools in New England will answer all your questions and bring you up to date on what is going on with law school admissions in the midst of a pandemic.  Representatives from the following schools will be on the panel:  Northeastern, Roger Williams, UConn, University of New Hampshire, Vermont Law School, and the University of Maine.  This is always a very informative event – be sure to be there.  October 28 from 6 to 7.  Log in at  https://rwu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuceigrz0rE9xGGa_28dtXahnChQlW99lr to register.  A link to the event will be sent to you after you register.

November 11 – William Tong, CT Attorney General speaks at Law Society, 6-7 pm / Link to attend

EXCITING Law Society Meeting! The speaker at the Law Society meeting on November 11th will be Connecticut Attorney General William Tong.  AG Tong is an activist attorney general, engaged in matters with other states that affect the whole country.  Join this meeting at 6:00 to hear what he is doing for Connecticut, how he became AG, and what his plans are for the future.