Judicial Panel

Date: Wednesday, November 4th, 5-6:30pm

Location: Doheny Memorial Library (DML) 233

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a judge? Join the Pre-Law Advising Team in welcoming four esteemed judges who will be discussing their unique journey to the bench and what the day-to-day tasks of an arbitrator of justice entail.

Panelists: Judge Kelvin Filer, Judge Melissa Widdifield, Judge Lee Tsao, Judge Sherilyn Garnett

RSVP: https://usccollege.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6tJ3sOHyUldGSfb

USC Law Fair 2015

Are you ready to find the perfect law school for you and get noticed by law school recruiters?

Don’t miss the 2015 USC Law Fair! Join us in McCarthy Quad this Friday, Oct. 9th from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the opportunity to:

  • Meet law school admissions deans and recruiters from nearly 100 ABA-approved law schools from across the county
  • Talk to law school representatives one-on-one about their schools and what they look for in applicants, and get application fee waivers
  • Learn more about LSAT test prep companies and how they can help you get the LSAT score you want
  • Win awesome prizes

RSVP: http://dornsife.usc.edu/usc-studentsalum/

Personal Statment Tips: USC Gould School of Law – 10/7 at 4:30pm

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 7th at 4:30pm

Location: THH 119

Figuring out what to put into your personal statement can be difficult. Should you write about your childhood aspiration of becoming an attorney? How about mentioning that study abroad experience that changed your career trajectory? Receive helpful tips from Chloe Reid, Associate Dean and Dean of Admissions at USC Gould School of Law, on what makes a personal statement stand out among the hundreds.

*Dinner will be provided*

Pre-Law September Events!

Careers in Intellectual Property Hosted by UC Davis School of Law

Are you interested in the ways in which the law intersects with science and technology? Do you plan to pursue a career in intellectual property? Join us for a can’t-miss presentation from Craig Compton, Assistant Dean for Career Services at UC Davis School of Law and former principal at Fish & Richardson P.C., a leading intellectual property firm. Come learn how both STEM and non-STEM students can build a thriving career in IP law.

Date: Wednesday, September 16th @ 4:30pm

Locaiton: VKC 211

Food will be provided!

RSVP: http://bit.ly/ipcareers

Law School Info Session: UCLA School of Law

Speaker: Rob Schwartz, Assistant Dean of Admissions

Date: Thursday, September 24h @ 4:30pm

Location: SOS B40 (Social Sciences Building)

RSVP: http://bit.ly/uclainfo

Herds, Shots, Laws: A Law, History, and Culture Talk and Reception

On behalf of the Law, History and Culture major and its faculty steering committee, the USC Dornsife Department of History is pleased to invite you to:

Herds, Shots, Laws: An LHC Talk and Reception
Tuesday, April 28th
3:30 to 5:00 pm
Doheny Intellectual Commons
USC Campus

Please join us for a very special event designed for LHC majors, for all students thinking about an LHC major, or those who are simply interested in these issues of contemporary relevance and importance.

“Herds, Shots, and Laws” will be feature a presentation by Professor Alex Capron, USC University Professor, member of the faculty of the Gould School of Law and the Keck School of Medicine, and the Scott H. Bice Chair in Healthcare Law, Policy and Ethics

Professor Capron will speak about vaccines, public health, the law, and public policy. What are the salient issues in these often heated debates, what is understood and misunderstood, and how can, or should, the law inform public debates?

A reception will follow Professor Capron’s presentation, where LHC students and faculty will have the chance to mingle and discuss the major, its courses, and LHC classes scheduled for next year.

Please join us, and please feel free to bring guests who might like to hear our distinguished USC faculty colleague speak about these issues.

April Pre-Law Events

Making the Transition from Undergrad to Law School
The biggest mistake students make coming into law school is thinking that it is a continuation of undergrad.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.  Come learn what law school is really like and effective strategies and tips for making the smoothest transition possible. This workshop is geared towards students who have already been admitted to law school.
Date: Wednesday, April 1st @ 5pm
Location: THH 112

City Year Open House
City Year is an AmeriCorps program that allows students to dedicate themselves to a year of service. City Year members spend 11 months providing support to at-risk students. Please stop by at any point during the open house to speak with Gabriella Mariani, Regional Director of Recruitment for the West Coast.
Date: Tuesday, April 7th @ 4:30-6:30pm
Location: SOS B40

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
“Can We Legislate, Regulate or Litigate Ourselves Thinner?”
Dean Berg will be discussing the role law plays in the national fight against obesity. Following the talk, Dean Berg will be available to answer questions about applying to law school and joint degree programs in the health law field.
Date: Tuesday, April 14th @ 5pmCANCELLED
Location: WPH 101

3+3 Info Session
The USC Gould School of Law 3+3 Program is an accelerated bachelor’s to JD program approved by the American Bar Association. Through the program, students are able to complete their BA and JD degrees in six years instead of seven.
Date: Wednesday, April 15th @ 12:30pm
Location: Gould Law School Room 101

Pre-Law Talk with David Kirschner, Director of Admissions, USC Gould School of Law
Wednesday, April 15th @ 5pm
Location (UPDATED): SOS B40

3+3 Info Session
The USC Gould School of Law 3+3 Program is an accelerated bachelor’s to JD program approved by the American Bar Association. Through the program, students are able to complete their BA and JD degrees in six years instead of seven.
Date: Tuesday, April 21st @ 4:30pm
Location: Gould Law School Room 3

March Pre-Law Events

USC Prospective Student Reception with Arizona State University School of Law
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time: 4:30 to 5:45 PM
Location: Social Sciences Building Room B40
Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law’s Dean Sylvester and Executive Associate Dean Soto will be in Southern California visiting friends and alumni of the law school on March 3rd and cordially invite all interested prospective students to a local reception. Come meet Deans Sylvester and Soto, and learn more about what makes ASU Law a great choice for your legal education.
RSVP for ASU Law Prospective Student Reception at:

Law School Admission Panel
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: THH 102
Ever wondered what happens behind closed doors after you send in your law school application? Want to hear what the admissions staffs actually discuss with regard to your applications?
Please join us for a mock admissions panel conducted by representatives from Chapman, Southwestern, Loyola, University of San Diego and University of San Francisco Law Schools.This is a once-a-year chance to gain an insight into some of the best law schools in California!
RSVP for Law School Admission Panel at:

Life as an Attorney Panel
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: THH 108
Are you interested in the legal profession but have never met an attorney before? Do you wonder what an attorney does on a day-to-day basis? If so, then come to the “Life as an Attorney” panel to hear attorneys from various legal fields speak about their career!
RSVP for Life as an Attorney Panel at:

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