For questions about
any of these sessions please contact the University’s prelaw
adviser, Dr. Bobbi Adams (410) 677-5426 or
Fall 2013 Prelaw Seminars
Friday, September 20 -- TETC 152 at 3:00 p.m.
Practicing Law: A
Review of the Profession
With the recession came a downturn in the legal field.
Large firms closed or merged and fewer people were
practicing law, especially the kind of law glorified on
television. This has
led many to reconsider their choice of law as a vocation.
This session examines the current state of law as a
How much of an asset will be your J.D?
What are your chances of getting a job and will it be
financially rewarding? We will untangle myth from reality
and evaluate the true state of legal education and employment.
If you are considering law school and the practice of law come
learn about the state of the profession and legal education.
There will be time for question and answer.
Friday, October 4 --
TETC 152 at 3:00 p.m.
Beyond the Sticker
Price: The Real Cost of Law School (Both Good News and Bad News)
While students are often put off by the price of law
school, the “sticker price” of a law school is often very
deceptive. This session will help students identify what
is the real cost of a law school education.
Addressed will be how tuition may be less than expected
but what are and how to account for hidden costs.
Also explained will be different programs that can help
students repay debt and allow graduates to attend law school for
Friday, October 18 --
TETC 152 at 3:00 p.m.
Preparing for Law
School -- What Classes Provide Law School Skills or Help with
the Admission Process
This session during program planning period is designed
to answer questions and aid with scheduling courses in a way
which would be beneficial for gaining admittance to law school.
This is NOT meant to replace advising with your major
adviser but to supplement it.
October 28 -- from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Effective Personal Statements
This session is for students who are applying to law
school and have a draft of their personal statement. These
are one-on-one consultations with the prelaw adviser designed to
strengthen personal statement to increase an applicants chance
of law school admittance. To schedule an appointment
Please schedule by October 21.
November 1 -- TETC 152 at 3:00 p.m.
Admissions Officers From Regional Law Schools
Admission’s officers from regional law schools (Widener,
University of Baltimore, and University of Maryland) will
discuss their programs and what they look for in an application.
They will be able to answer your questions about the application
process as well as their individual law schools and programs.
This is an excellent opportunity to meet with admissions
officers without leaving campus.
This session is subject to final scheduling confirmation.
November 15 -- PH 347 at 1:00
The DOs and DON’Ts of
Producing an Effective Application
This session will address how to make your application
most effective. It will review ways to avoid mistakes that might
make application readers put your application aside or
prematurely put it in the rejection pile. This session will also
look at what might make application readers give your
application a second look. Each area of the application will be
examined to ensure that simple mistakes are avoided, and simple
Mock LSAT Opportunity: For the past few years Widener University has
offered FREE mock LSAT tests to prepare students for the real
exam. They are
offering two exams this semester at both the Harrisburg, PA and
Wilmington, DE campuses.
The tests are September 21 and November 23.
They are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
The exam begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.
You should be able to register in advance at
law.widener.edu/Admissions/MeetWidener/MockLSAT.aspx but the
website currently seems to be behaving a bit uncertainly.