• Academic Advising

  • WELCOME TO PRE-LAW ADVISING!

     

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    It's never too early to start thinking about applying to law school. The Office of Pre-Law Advisement provides one-on-one guidance to students (and alumni) from the time they begin to consider a career in the law until they matriculate in law school. Students are encouraged to meet with the pre-law adviser at least once per semester to map out their courses, learn of internship opportunities and in their later years, draft their personal statements and complete their law school applications.

    The Pre-Law Office also provides information about Pre-Law Internships, volunteer opportunities and Pre-Law events.  An important first step for participating in these programs is to sign up for the pre-law listserv.  Students are also encouraged to check out the "Resources" and"FAQ"    tabs which provide helpful links and documents for students considering a career in law or actively applying to law school. 

     

    Dina Chelst, Esq.
    500 West 185th St.  
    Furst Hall, Room110 
    Dina.Chelst@yu.edu 
    212.960.5400 ext. 564
     

    Thinking of Applying to Law School in Fall 2015?   

    Dear Students and Alumni,

    If you are applying or thinking of applying to law school in Fall of 2015, it is time to start getting your material together.  At this time, you should be taking the following steps:  

    Send me an email with your name, YU/Stern ID #, any LSAT scores you have (including cancellations), a list of schools you are considering, the names of at least 2 reccomenders (preferably professors) and your resume.

    Make an appointment to see me through the Advising Web Site.  If none of the times on the site work with your schedule, email me and we'll work out at time. 
    Start thinking about a topic for your personal statement. 
    Make sure you have a summer internship/opportunity lined up. 
    Contact me with any questions or concerns. 

    I look forward to working with you. 
    Sincerely, 
    Ms. Chelst    

     

    ARTICLES OF INTEREST 

    Law School Proximity Matters for Partner Prospects, Study Finds, The New York Times, May 19, 2015
    Bar Exam, the Standard to Become a Lawyer, Comes Under Fire, The New York Times, May 18, 2015

    2015 SUMMER JUDICIAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 

    Pre-law students from both campuses have the opportunity to gain practical first-hand experience with this unpaid internship with judges in the Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. DEADLINE: Friday, April 17, 2015 

    For more information, click 2015 Summer Judicial Internship Application

     

    RECENT EVENTS


    March 11, 2015

    Abja Midha, Project Director
    Advocates for Children of New York 
    215 Lexington, Room 209

    Ms. Midha is a tireless advocate on behalf of at-risk children in New York City. 

     

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    2015 LANGFAN CONSTITUTIONAL ORATORY COMPETITION 

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     WHEN DO THREATS HAVE FIRST AMENDMENT VALUE 

    Location: Wilf Campus, Weissberg Commons
    Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015
    Time: 

    11:45 AM Check in for Wilf Participants
    2:45 PM Check in for Beren Participants

     

    What, exactly, constitutes a true threat? Should the state of mind of the intended target be taken into account? Is it possible for the speaker to know the target's state of mind? Should the term "true threat" be defined more narrowly? Students from all majors are invited to research the topic and present a 5-minute oral argument in support or against the issue. Download more details at 2015 Langfan Info

     

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