Political Science


Holloway Hall

Prelaw Seminars

For questions about any of these sessions please contact the University’s prelaw adviser, Dr. Bobbi Adams (410) 677-5426 or raadams@salisbury.edu.


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 profession.  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 manageable cost.


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.


 Monday, October 28 -- from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

 Consultations for 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 contact raadams@salisbury.edu.  Please schedule by October 21. 


 Friday, November 1 -- TETC 152 at 3:00 p.m. 

Roundtable with 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.


 Friday, 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 advantages maximized.


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.