Pre-Law Advisors Training

February 4-5, 2020 | Isleta Resort and Casino | Isleta Pueblo, New Mexico

On-line registration is now available!

 

Pre-Law Advisors Conference Materials

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

8:45 – 9:45 a.m.  

The Need for Native Lawyers 

Matthew Fletcher, Professor of Law & Director of the Indigenous Law & Policy Center, Michigan State University College of Law.  

 9:45 — 11:00 a.m.

Identifying Native Students for Law School

 Kristin Theis-Alvarez, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, University of California Berkeley School of Law Neoshia Roemer, Indigenous Law & Policy Center Fellow, Michigan State University College of Law

 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) Overview and Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Resources

Isabelle Ramos, LSAC Diversity Initiatives

Nuts and Bolts of the Law School Application Process

1:15 – 2:00 p.m.

Adjusting Expectations: Proper Preparation and Timing of the Law School Application 

Neoshia Roemer, Indigenous Law & Policy Center Fellow, Michigan State University College of Law

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. 

Advising Students on Law School Selection

  Jeremy Aliason, Attorney and Alumnus of Lewis & Clark Law School

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.   

Advising on Personal Statements and Resume Writing

Kristin Theis-Alvarez, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, University of California, Berkeley

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.     

Advising on Supplemental Statement Writing (Diversity Statements and other Addenda)

Jeremy Aliason, Attorney and Alumnus of Lewis & Clark Law School

Pre-Law Advisors Conference Materials

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. 

Financing a Law School Education

Joseph Lindsay, Assistant Director of Admissions, University of California, Berkeley School of Law

 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.         

 Mock Law School Application File Review

Kate Rosier, Executive Director of the Indian Legal Program, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.     

The Pre-Law Summer Institute

 Rodina Cave Parnall, Pre-Law Summer Institute (PLSI) Director, American Indian Law Center, Inc.  

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.        

In Their Own Words: Native Law Student Perspectives

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.      

In Their Own Words: Native Attorney Retrospectives on Law School and Entry to the Legal Profession

Followed by Discussion

3:00 p.m.   

In Your Own Words: Wrap up/Resources/Q&A/Evaluations

Rodina Cave Parnall, PLSI Director, American Indian Law Center