Pre-law events are open to all students, regardless of where you are in the process of deciding if law school is for you. We have events that cater towards those still deciding as well as to those in the application process. Unsure which events make sense for you? Contact a pre-law advisor to learn more!
Law School Personal Statement Writing Session, Tuesday, September 14, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Campion 157 (Conference Room Across from Saxbys); Are you struggling to get started with your personal statement? Is the freewrite process intimidating? In this session, Dr. Paul Patterson, pre-law advisor, will guide you through the freewrite process and answer any questions you may have about the personal statement. See more information and RSVP here (RSVP not required, but appreciated).
Pre-Law Orientation, Wednesday, September 15, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM; Campion Sun Room #2; If you are interested in attending law school or exploring law as a potential career path, this orientation is for you. We will give you an overview of the pre-law program at Saint Joseph's University so you understand your next steps. See more information and RSVP here (RSVP not required, but appreciated).
Judges on Judging: A Constitution Day Event, Friday, September 17, 2:00 PM; Virtual or in-person at the Constitution Center; Join Judge Marjorie Rendell, Judge Cheryl Ann Krause, and Judge Stephanos Bubas of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to discuss some of the biggest cases on this year's docket including: Mahoney Area School District v. B.L., Fulton V. City of Philadelphia and Donald J. Trump for President Inc. v. Secretary Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The judges will explain how the federal courts of appeals work, their role in the overall federal courts system, as well as how they approached their own rulings on these important cases. You can sign in virtually to the event using SJU's link or register yourself here. If you would like to attend in person at the Constitution Center, you can RSVP here.
LEAD Kick-Off Event, Tuesday, September 21; 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Wolfington Welcome Center Lawn; The LEAD program is designed to support students of color who are exploring law as a potential career path or who are interested in applying to law school. This pipeline program is designed to help you build relationships and skills as you navigate the process. Join us for a relaxed, kick-off event to meet people and learn more! See more information and RSVP here (RSVP not required, but appreciated).
The Fight to Vote for the Right to Vote: The Nardi Symposium on Law and Justice, Wednesday, October 20, 7:00 PM, Cardinal John. P. Foley Campus Center; Join Gilda R. Daniels, author of Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in the United States as she discusses voting in the 21st Century. There will be opportunities for pre-law students to engage with the speaker throughout the day.
Register for your SJU Connects account and schedule career conversations with law alumni and alumni in fields of interest.
An internship in the legal field will help you clarify if a law career is a good fit. It will also help give you exposure to different areas of the law. For guidance on how to find an internship, please contact the Career Development Center.
The Law and Justice Internship Award
If you are currently interning and your experience focuses on justice, ethics or law, consider applying for a Law and Justice Internship award (up to $300). See the application for more information. The awards are supported by the SJU Law Alumni Endowment.
Dine with Hawks
Pre-law students regularly engage with our law alumni in a small group setting for dinner. Students have gotten to know our alumni and have asked questions related to both law school and life as a lawyer. Make sure you are registered as a pre-law student so you receive email invitations to register.