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Multiple events in early 2017 will address questions about going to law school

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Contact:
Beverly Creamer, (808) 389-5736
Media Consultant, William S. Richardson School of Law
Posted: Jan 11, 2017

The William S. Richardson School of Law on the UH Manoa campus.
The William S. Richardson School of Law on the UH Manoa campus.

Over the next four months, the William S. Richardson School of Law Admissions Office staff is hosting a series of informal gatherings to help prospective law school applicants understand and ask questions about the process. Curious about financial aid? Want to ask questions of current students? Wonder whether attending law classes in the evening and on a part-time basis may be right for you, and if you’re prepared?

These sessions will help answer those questions:

IN JANUARY:

"How to Apply to Richardson"
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 5 to 6 p.m.
Classroom 1​, William S. Richardson School of Law, 2515 Dole Street​​.
Attend a brief presentation on law school admissions, followed by an informal Q&A session with the Richardson Law School Admissions Coordinator and current Richardson students. ​Walk-ins welcome.  RSVPs appreciated at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ lawandcookies

​​"Learn about Going to Law School at Night"
Monday, January 23, 2017 - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Moot Court Room, William S. Richardson School of Law.
Join us to learn more about the Evening Part Time JD Program and the admissions process. ​Walk-ins welcome.  RSVPs appreciated at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r /PTJan23

New Program! "Social Justice Work at Richardson"
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Moot Court Room, William S. Richardson School of Law. 
Native Hawaiian Rights.  Environmental Justice.  Scholar Advocacy.  Innocence Project.  Medical-Legal Partnership.  Ulu Lehua Scholars Program.  Richardson students and faculty are at the forefront of groundbreaking scholarship and advocacy on behalf of the underprivileged and underserved in our community. ​Learn more about the diversity of the Richardson community and the Law School's commitment to social justice work. ​Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs appreciated at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r /socialjusticework

IN FEBRUARY:

"Pre-Law Advising Center Workshop: Applying to Law School" 
Monday, February 6, 2017, at 5:30 to 7 p.m.
UH Manoa, Webster Hall Room 112.
Interested in applying to law school? Come and listen to a comprehensive breakdown of important dates, procedures and strategies provided by the peer advisors at the UHM Pre-Law Advising Center who are current law students. This workshop is specifically aimed at assisting students planning to enter in Fall 2018. RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey .com/r/MQX6ZKW

"Pre-Law Advising Center Workshop: LSAT 101"
Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 5:30 to 7 p.m.
UH Manoa, Webster Hall Room 112.
What is the LSAT? How often is it administered? What score do I need to be admitted into law school? Bring your questions! We will cover the different LSAT sections, the GRE, and how to best prepare for this critical component of your law school application. RSVP at  https://www.surveymonkey .com/r/MWPMWTF

​"How to Apply to Richardson"
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 5 to 6 p.m.
Moot Court Room, William S. Richardson School of Law.
Attend a brief presentation on law school admissions, followed by an informal Q&A session with the Law School Admissions Director and current Richardson students.​ Walk-ins welcome.  RSVPs appreciated at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ lawandcookies

"Pre-Law Advising Center Workshop: Personal Statements & Academic Resumes"
Monday, February 27, 2017 at 5:30 to 7 p.m.
UH Manoa, Webster Hall Room 112.
Writing your personal statement and resume for law school can often be the toughest part of your application.  Come to our workshop, specifically focused on these areas, to start brainstorming and writing with the assistance of the Pre-Law Advisors. RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey .com/r/MRR6WGX

IN MARCH:

"Pre-Law Advising Center Workshop: Financing Your Legal Education"
Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
UH Manoa, Webster Hall Room 112.
Are you interested in attending law school but unsure of the best way to finance your education? Then stop by for a discussion with the Richardson School of Law Financial Aid Manager to learn about your financial aid options, including scholarships, grants, loans and how to navigate the financial aid application process. RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey .com/r/MR6WXHT

​​"Learn about Going to Law School at Night"
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Moot Court Room, William S. Richardson School of Law.
Join us to learn more about the Evening Part Time JD Program and the law school admissions process. ​Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs appreciated at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r /PTMar8

​"How to Apply to Richardson"
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 5 to 6 p.m.
Moot Court Room, William S. Richardson School of Law.
Attend a brief presentation on law school admissions, followed by an informal Q&A session with the Law School Admissions Director and current Richardson students.​ Walk-ins welcome.  RSVPs appreciated at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ lawandcookies

​IN APRIL:

"Learn about Going to Law School at Night"
Thursday, April 20, 2017  - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Moot Court Room, William S. Richardson School of Law.
Join us to learn more about the Evening Part Time JD Program and the law school admissions process. Walk-ins welcome. RSVPs appreciated at https://www.surveymonkey.com/ r/PTApr20

In addition to these events, you can learn more about the legal profession and applying to law school by:

  • Meeting with a Pre-Law Advisor: The UHM Pre-Law Advising Center (PAC) is staffed by current law students who are trained to help you apply to law schools.  They will review your application, resume and personal statement.  PAC is open to the public: You do not need to be a UHM student to use its services. PAC is located in Sinclair Library Room 108.  To make an appointment, please call (808) 956-4045 or email prelaw@hawaii.edu.  See http://manoa.hawaii.edu/undergrad/pac/law/.
     
  • Visiting the Law School: If you would like to take a tour of the Law School and sit in on a first-year class with a current law student -- or arrange a group visit -- please complete the short form at https://www.law.hawaii.edu/law-school-visit-request.  For questions about your scheduled visit, please email lawvisit@hawaii.edu.​

For more information, visit: https://www.law.hawaii.edu/