MAX Pre-Law Workshop Descriptions
MAX Pre-Law Workshop Descriptions

Workshop Descriptions

 

Choosing a Law School

Congratulations, you’ve decided to go to law school! Now it’s time to think about where to go. With so many schools to choose from, this session will guide you through a list of factors to consider—such as a school’s bar passage rate, job placement rate, starting salaries, and scholarship opportunities—as you narrow down your list of schools and determine the ones that meet your needs. It will also help you learn where to access data on law school costs, employment outcomes, and academic fit, and will walk you through two AccessLex Institute tools that can help you take a data-based approach to finding the law schools that best fit what you want and need in your law school experience.

 

Applying to Law School

The law school admission process can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Once you’ve identified your target schools, being strategic and thoughtful in applying is the best way to increase your chances of receiving an acceptance letter. In this session, we’ll review the admissions landscape and the essential components of a successful law school application, including law school selection and the importance of timing.

 

Applying to Law School: A Strategic Approach for Underrepresented Students

The law school admission process can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Once you’ve identified your target schools, being strategic and thoughtful in applying is the best way to increase your chances of receiving an acceptance letter. In this session, we’ll review the admissions landscape and the essential components of a successful law school application, including law school selection and the importance of timing. We’ll also share tips and strategies that can be utilized by historically underrepresented students to navigate the law school application process.

 

Paying for Law School

Paying for law school is often the top concern for aspiring law students. Thankfully, a little knowledge about the financial aid process and funding strategies will go a long way in lowering your stress as you make your way through your legal education. In this session we’ll discuss cost of attendance, the financial aid application process and the types of aid available to law students. In addition, you’ll learn about student loans and how to compare financial aid offers so you can determine your estimated out-of-pocket expenses associated with each school you’re considering.

 

Building Your Law School Budget

When it comes to your law school budget, the most important step for saving more is borrowing less. But financial growth during and after law school also means managing credit, understanding loan repayment options, tracking debt, and planning for future expenses like the bar exam. In this session, you’ll walk through each of these items and also gain access to AccessLex Institute’s student loan repayment calculator to crunch your own numbers!