Advising and Events

Our office would like to extend a big welcome to all students new to a pre-law track in Fall 2022! Please view this 2022 Pre-Law Advising Office Overview about best next steps to take.

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 2022 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 Tuesday evening from 5:00-6:00 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 meetings 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.

Spring 2022 Schedule

Title Date Time Link
Law Society – solo attorney, Gregory DeManche 2/8 5:00PM Join Here
Law Society – Kaplan gives LSAT prep class 2/15 5:30PM Join Here
Law Society – Makana Ellis, attorney with Carlton Fields and President of the Crawford Black Bar Association 2/22 5:00PM TBD
Law Society – Gregory Chase, attorney with Travelers and President of the Hispanic Bar 3/8 5:00PM TBD
Law Society – Dan Brody, attorney with Robinson & Cole 3/29 5:00PM TBD
Law Society – Bryce Simmons, UConn Law student and former president of the Law Society. 4/5 5:00PM TBD
Law Society – Professor Matthew Charity from Western New England Law 4/19 5:00PM TBD

Fall 2021 Schedule

Title Date Time Link
Law Society – Law School Application Boot Camp 9/28/21 6:00PM McHugh 201
Accelerated Program in Law Information Session 9/30/21 4:00PM View here
Law Society – Attorney Rashmi Chandra 10/12/21 6:00PM McHugh 201
UConn Law Fair 10/13/21 12:00PM-3:00PM Student Union Ballroom
Law Society – Dean Nelson and Lauren Majchrowski, Director of Admissions of UConn Law 10/19/21 6:00PM McHugh 201
Law Society – New England Law School Admissions Panel 11/2/21 6:00PM Join here
Law Society – Attorney Clarissa Guerrero 11/9/21 6:00PM McHugh 201
Law Society – Panel of Attorneys 11/30/21 6:00PM McHugh 201

 

 

Spring 2021 Events

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.

 

Fall 2020 Events

September 15 – Accelerated Program in Law Info Session / 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 

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

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

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

Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ellFoIeeRq0&feature=youtu.be

October 28 – New England Law School Panel

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.

November 11 – William Tong, CT Attorney General speaks at Law Society

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.