April 13, 2021
Pre-Law Updates and Resources
Greetings!
I hope all is going well. This newsletter provides resources for students and alumni exploring, applying to, and matriculating into law school.

If you are a current student or graduate within the past two years, CAPD is open and offering phone and video appointments as well as online events. I am happy to meet with you to discuss your plans and help you consider options. Use Handshake to view CAPD events or to set up an appointment with me or any other career counselor.

Best,
Tianna Ransom, MSW | Career Development Specialist
Covid-19 Updates
Information about LSAT cancellations, online LSAT-Flex, and updates from the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC)
Latest updates, guidance, and resources to help support you during this challenging time.
MIT Medical updates and information for the MIT community about COVID-19.
Upcoming Events
Infinite Careers Alumni Speaker Series: Amy Schectman
Join Amy Schectman, MIT Masters in City Planning, and hear about her career journey, gain advice about your own career, and ask questions. Amy Schectman has worked in the public and nonprofit sectors to advance affordable housing and social justice. Amy plays a state and national advocacy role. She serves on Governor Charlie Baker’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts.
Prepare for Law School
MIT Pre-Law Society
The MIT Pre-Law Society (MPLS) is now an official student organization! The purpose of MPLS is to disseminate information and act as a resource for MIT affiliates interested in law, as well as bring the community of students interested in learning about the law together. MPLS aims to provide information about law-related career opportunities, relevant classes, and resources, as well as share information about various conferences and panels. Email the officers at mpls-officers@mit.edu to learn more and get involved.
Pre-Law Bootcamp in April
Penn State Explore Law Program
Explore Law 2021 will be entirely online and free. Application deadline is April 30, 2021.

Explore Law's curriculum will include:
• LSAT preparation
• Mock law school classes
• Advice on the law school admissions process including personal statements
• Q&A with attorneys
• Financial Aid information

Undergraduate students regardless of school, major, or state of residence may apply. College sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are members of groups underrepresented in the practice of law are encouraged to apply, including those who identify as members of a racial or ethnic group underrepresented in law practice; identify as having a mental or physical disability; identify as LGBTQ+; or are first-generation college students.
LSAC Updates and Resources
The LSAC will continue to provide the LSAT in an online, live remote-proctored format through June 2022. Dates for the upcoming testing year are now available.

Use LawHub to Access LSAT practice tests to prepare for the exam. In addition, a number of companies offer free LSAT Prep and Exams. Some companies include:
You can read more about preparing for law school on the CAPD website.
Apply to Law School
With the AccessLex Law School Scholarship Databank, search nearly 800 carefully curated and vetted scholarship opportunities and writing competitions, with filters, to find the ones best suited for you.
Deferral Programs for Juniors
Juniors can apply for deferral programs at Columbia and Harvard this spring and summer. Consider applying if you know that you want to attend one of these schools within two years of graduating from MIT. Set up a meeting with me through Handshake to discuss these programs and receive feedback on your application materials.
Applications open March 15th and are due on May 17th
Applications are now open and are due on July 1st
Tips for Fall 2021 Applicants
Masters in Law Programs
Are you trying to decide if law school is the right path for you? Consider your interests and short/long term career goals. It's possible that a Masters in Law might be a better fit. Read "Law for the non-lawyer: master’s degrees flourish" to learn more about these increasingly popular programs.

Check out Suffolk University's Master of Science in Law program to see an example of one of these Master's programs.
Job & Internship Search
Consider an Experiential Learning Opportunity
Consider participating in an Experiential Learning Opportunity (ELO). ELO's connect students to real-world opportunities in the 2020-2021 academic year. Some of the opportunities include
Set up a search agent on Handshake
Handshake will send you internships and jobs that match your interests. View instructions for setting up a job search agent.
Research Assistant - MGH Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior (CLBB)
Connect with us — Our services are available virtually
Meet with a Career Advisor
Schedule a phone or video appointment using your Handshake account
Questions?
Supporting Students of Diverse Backgrounds
The Diversity Resources Website contains information, job boards, professional groups, conferences, mentorship programs, and other resources designed to provide support for students of diverse backgrounds and needs.
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