Although we are unable to bring law school admissions representatives to campus this semester due to COVID-19, there are many online opportunities to learn about law schools as you prepare to apply this Fall. You can explore law schools from the comfort of your home through virtual information sessions, discussions series, podcasts, virtual panels, digital law school forums, law school blogs, virtual campus tours and more. We’ve compiled some of these resources below. However, we encourage you to check law schools’ admissions websites, as well.
In addition, please make sure to sign up for our Pre-Law Newsletter to receive emails from our office about our own virtual programs and events (also listed in Handshake) that we are developing specifically for Penn students and alumni.
Open Access: Inside Legal Education with Law School Deans
Six law schools have partnered on this digital discussion series to engage prospective law students on all aspects of legal education and the law school application process. Sessions will feature panels of deans and admissions leaders from the USC Gould School of Law, Albany Law School, Columbia Law School, University of Colorado Law School, University of Georgia School of Law, and University of Oregon School of Law.
Law Admissions Workshop Series
Hosted by a group of leading law schools, L.A.W.S. events provide prospective applicants with information about legal education, the legal profession, and preparing for the process of applying to law school. Admissions Deans from participating schools will participate in a panel discussion followed by a question and answer session. After the panels, representatives from each of the participating schools will be available for additional information and discussion during individual breakout sessions. Please register for only one event.
Podcast: Navigating Law School Admissions with Miriam and Kristi
Hear tips and reflections on the application process in this podcast from Deans of Admissions at Yale Law School and Harvard Law School.
16th Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair
This event featuring panels, workshops, and 188+ law schools, is designed specifically for aspiring Black lawyers.
2020 LSAC Digital Law School Forums
LSAC Forums are an opportunity to connect with law school admission professionals from more than 200 law schools, ask questions about financial aid, learn about the LSAT directly from test developers, and more. Digital LSAC Forums will be held on September 26, October 13, November 4, and December 12. There is no cost to register, but there are registration deadlines for each event. Complete event information, including deadlines and registration details, at LSAC.org.
Virtual Law School Fair hosted by Villanova University
1:1 sessions with representatives from law schools, as well as LSAT/GRE test prep companies from across the country. Watch this video to understand the virtual fair experience. Then, register for the fair and build your schedule in the Handshake Law School Fair Event.
West Coast Consortium Events
The West Coast Consortium of Private Law Schools newsletter details their upcoming virtual events.
GW, UCLA, BU and Miami Law School Admissions Panel
Register for a virtual panel featuring law school admissions experts from George Washington University, University of California – Los Angeles, Boston University and University of Miami.
Law School-Specific Information
Harvard Law School
Yale Law School
Reach out to students
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
University of Chicago Law School
Sign Up for a Sidebar to meet to meet one-on-one with an Admissions Team members to have your individual questions answered
Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
Read about Current Students and Recent Alumni
Sign-up to speak with a member of the admissions team via a Virtual Meeting
Note that Villanova has waived their application fee this cycle.
Penn State Dickinson Law
Register to attend webinars on law school admissions
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law