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Past Events: 2012-2013 Academic Year

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September

  • September 5, Wednesday, (1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.): Pre-Law Professionalism Workshop for Freshmen and Sophomores.  This week's discussion: Your Major is not Your Destiny: Relating Your Academic Interests to your Professional Goals.  Room 417 West.
  • September 11, Tuesday (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.): Law School Application & Personal Statement Workshop. You need only attend one session.  This workshop targets students applying to law school this cycle for entry into law school for fall 2013.  This workshop was also offered at the end of spring term and during the summer.  Students who attended the spring/summer sessions need not attend, but are welcome if they would like a refresher or have questions.  A repeat session will also be offered Friday September 14 from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. as noted below.  Room 1130 East. 
  • September 12, Wednesday, (1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.): Pre-Law Society Open House.  Come meet the Pre-Law Society, the student club whose members are interested in gaining insight into areas of legal practice, sharing information about the law school application process and resources, and delving into legally-related issues of the day.  We'll chat over a pizza luch.  Room TH 311.
  • September 14, Friday (12 p.m. - 2 p.m.): Law School Application & Personal Statement Workshop. You need only attend one session.  This workshop targets students applying to law school this cycle for entry into law school for fall 2013.  This workshop was also offered at the end of spring term and during the summer.  Students who attended the spring/summer sessions need not attend, but are welcome if they would like a refresher or have questions.  Room 1130 East. 
  • September 19, Wednesday, (1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.): Pre-Law Professionalism Workshop for Freshmen and Sophomores.  This week's discussion: Resume Building: Identifying Opportunities.  Room 1729 West.

October

  • October 3, Wednesday, (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.): Pre-Law Professionalism Workshop for Freshmen and Sophomores.  This week's discussion: Part I: Painless Strategies for Building LSAT Skills in Your Undergraduate Years.  Room 819 East.  (Part II is scheduled for October 17 -- see below).
  • LatinoJustice PRLDEF, October 7, Sunday (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.): Law Day at Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038.  This diversity-oriented event includes a recruitment fair and informative panels.  Lunch will be served.  The event is free but registration is required.  (Note: LatinoJustice PRLDEF’s Law Day is designed to assist and encourage Latino and other students of color in the pursuit of careers in law.)  
  • October 10, Wednesday, SPECIAL TIME, 10 a.m.: Hunter Pre-Law Society Monthly meeting. Room TH 311.  (Note, this day at Hunter follows a Monday schedule.)  
  • October 11, Thursday (5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.): How to Make the Most of the LSAC Recruitment Forum.  Discussion with Dean Lillie V. Wiley-Upshaw, Vice Dean for Admissions and Financial Aid, University at Buffalo Law School, about effective networking at the LSAC Forum coming up on October 12th at the NYC Hilton.  Also a good opportunity to learn about Buffalo Law.  Room 1130 East.
  • LSAC, October 12, Friday: LSAC Forum at the New York City Hilton, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY.  GROUP VISIT: Meet at the concierge desk in street level lobby at 10:30 a.m. for a special panel in anticipation of meeting law school representatives at noon.  (Event runs two days, Oct 12 & 13, but note that it is advantageous to attend Friday, when there is less foot traffic.)  The event is free but  registration is required.   Questions to Ask at a Law School Fair  This forum especially useful for alumni and Seniors applying for the 2012-13 cycle, or those planning to apply next year (Juniors, that means you!).
  • October 14, Sunday (10 a.m.- 4 p.m.): Mock LSAT Exam.  1729 West.  Please arrive by 9:45.
  • October 17, Wednesday, (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.): Pre-Law Professionalism Workshop for Freshmen and Sophomores.  This week's discussion: Part II: Painless Strategies for Building LSAT Skills in Your Undergraduate Years. Room 819 East. 
  • October 17, Wednesday, (5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.): Admissions Panel.  Law school admissions officers explain what you need to know to write a great application.  Hear first-hand what the law schools are looking for, and have the chance to meet law school representatives from the New York City metropolitan area.  This panel especially useful for alumni and Seniors applying for the 2012-13 cycle, or those planning to apply next year (Juniors, that means you!).  Room 417 West.
  • October 24, Wednesday, (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.): Brownbag Lunch with a Lawyer: Immigration Law.  In a small group setting, speak with Nicole Abruzzo, Esq. about her area of practice, career development, and insight into the profession.  This event is directed at all pre-law students, regardless of level in their undergraduate careers.  Room 1130 East.
  • October 31, Wednesday (1:15 - 2:45 p.m.): Panel on Public Interest Legal Careers.· Meet·attorneys·who, through a variety of practice areas,·promote the public interest by·advocating fairness for underrepresented groups, serving as a watchdogs against abuses in government and the corporate world, and fostering·responsive, democratic government.· Co-sponsored with Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, 47-49 East 65th Street.· THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO HURRICANE SANDY.

November

  • November 7, Wednesday (1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.):·Financial Literacy: The ABC's of Personal Finance.· Carol O'Rourke, Executive Director at The Coalition for Debtor Education, discusses personal finance: building credit scores, credit card company practices, importance of investing in 401k early, and thinking of graduate school loans as an investment and not just a stepping stone to the yellow brick road.· Free pizza! This is a good talk to attend in anticipation of a discussion about financing a legal education, to take place in the spring· Room 805 East.

  • Ron Brown Center/St. John's Law, November 10, Saturday (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.): Diversity Day at St. John's School of Law, 6000 Utopia Parkway in Queens.  The event is free but registration is required -- includes continental breakfast and lunch.  (Note: The Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and Economic Development strives to enhance the the pool of students of color going to law school.)
  • November 14, Wednesday, Dean's Hours, beginning at 1:15 p.m.: Hunter Pre-Law Society Monthly meeting.  Truncated meeting to be combined with special meeting with attorney -- Provost Conference Room (see below).
  • November 14, Wednesday, (1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.): Brownbag Lunch with a Lawyer: Finance.  In a small group setting, speak with Priya Udeshi Crick, Esq., Vice President, Legal Division at Morgan Stanley about her area of practice, career development, and insight into the profession.  This event is directed at all pre-law students, regardless of level in their undergraduate careers.  Provost Conference Room, 1701 East Building.
  • CLEO, November 17, Saturday: CLEO Super Saturday Pre-Law Seminars, for Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors at Fordham Law School.  The event is free but registration is required -- see tabs on webpage on lower right side for various seminars targeted at students by college level.  (Note: CLEO attempts to reach students from minority groups underrepresented in the legal profession.  If you are not a minority student, you may participate if you are low-income, economically, or otherwise disadvantaged.  See registration form at the link for details.)
  • November 27, Tuesday (10-11:30; 1:30-3:00)  Walk-in Sessions: Pre-Law Registration Tips: Choosing Courses for Spring Term.  Room 417 West.
  • November 28, Wednesday, (1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.): Brownbag Lunch with a Lawyer: Small Firm Practice.Fred Molod, Esq. will discuss how he started his own firm, and speak about the practice of law not only as a profession, but also as a business.  Room 311 TH, the Pre-Law Society Clubroom.

December

  • December 5, Wednesday, (1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.): Resume Bootcamp I: Join us for a workshop on resume crafting, and get specific feedback about YOUR resume. Presentation and discussion by Heather M. Butts, JD, MPH, MA. Ms. Butts is the founder of L.E.A.R.N. for Life Consulting, L.L.C, and an adjunct professor at John’s University School of Law.  Room 805 East, Career Services.

January Intersession

  • January 7 & 8, Student Legal Education and Opportunity Program (SLEOP) in cooperation with the NYC Bar Association: Law School Prep Series.  Participation is free but registration is required.  NYC Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY.  
  • January, Winter Intersession: Moot Court Class.Capped at 12 students and by permission only; admission is competitive.  Be sure to e-mail prelaw@hunter.cuny.edu to express interest and to put your name on the waitlist during the fall term.

February

  • February 2013: Fried Frank Diversity LSAT Initiative.  Our extended, subsidized on-campus LSAT class kicks off at the beginning of the spring term; admission based on demonstrated law school interest, merit, and need.  Be sure to e-mail prelaw@hunter.cuny.edu to express interest and to put your name on the waitlist during the fall term.  Even if you will not be participating as a Fried Frank/Hunter Scholar, please do reach out to the pre-law advisor for assistance in planning your LSAT study plan, including the Pre Pro Bono Jumpstart weekend in March.
  • February 6, Wednesday (6 p.m. - 7 p.m.): Resume Bootcamp II: Add Panache and Polish to Your Resume.  Matt Jahansouz, an HR and recruitment professional at a full-service global investment banking and securities firm, will provide students with insight into what recruiters are thinking when they review resumes.  Students must RSVP. Priority will be given to students who attended Bootcamp I, but others will be welcome on a space available basis. To RSVP, please send email to prelaw@hunter.cuny.edu with the subject heading "resume" and your name.  Room 417 West.
  • February 13, Wednesday, Dean's Hours, beginning at 1:15 p.m.: Hunter Pre-Law Society Spring Open House and Monthly meeting.  Room TH 311.
  • February 15, Friday: DEADLINE for Resume Drop for Paid Summer Internships and Funding for Law-related Public Interest Internships.  Be sure to e-mail prelaw@hunter.cuny.edu for instructions if you did not receive them through the listserv.  REQUIRED interview preparation workshops will be held in March -- see below.
  • February 20, Wednesday·(5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.):·How to Pay for Law School. ·Rebecca Dent, Assistant Director of the Office of Financial Aid at Forham University School of Law, will explain the nitty-gritty of funding your law school education. This session is a great planning tool for students at various levels in their undergraduate careers; you are encouraged to attend even if you are not applying to law school at this time. Room 417 West.

    February 26, Tuesday  (6 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.) Speed Networking at Cardozo Law School.  Come polish your networking skills, and have the chance to speak with law students at Cardozo Law School. Sherry-Ann Smith, Esq., Director of Career Services at Cardozo, will provide insight prior to the networking session.  BUSINESS ATTIRE REQUIRED; SPACE IS LIMITED.  RSVP REQUIRED.  This is a special session exclusive to Hunter students and alumni.  Meet at Cardozo School of Law, 55 Fifth Avenue.

March

  • March 6, Wednesday (12:30 P.M. - 2:15 P.M.) ·Flexibility of a Legal Education: Building a Business Career with a Law Degree. ·Panelists reflecting a variety of backgrounds -- investment banker, management consulting, and non-profit business policy group -- will discuss how their law degrees provided them with flexibility in making their career paths. This is a special session exclusive to Hunter students and alumni. ·BUSINESS ATTIRE REQUIRED; SPACE IS LIMITED.··Meet at the offices of the Conference Board, 845 Third Avenue.

    March 12, Tuesday (7 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.) DEBATE: Concussion Litigation and its Effects on the Future of Contact Sports.  Interested in the class action lawsuits being brought against sports leagues over players' injuries?  Whether the issue catches your attention because you are interested in the law, sports, health, media, or public policy, it is without a doubt, a timely compelling topic.  Join the Hunter community for a fascinating debate between two highly accomplished Hunter alumni attorneys, as they take on the issues.  Chris Seeger, Esq. is representing football players in a closely watched case; Sheila Birnbaum, Esq. is a notable mass tort defense attorney who has represented dozens of fortune 500 companies; and the event will be moderated by Prof. Arthur Miller, now at NYU Law, and formerly at Harvard for 35 years.  Mr. Seeger and Ms. Birnbaum will each receive the Distinguished Alumni Lawyer Award.  Students may opt to receive a FREE copy of the PowerScore LSAT Logic Games Bible. Kaye Playhouse.

  • March 13, Wednesday, Dean's Hours, beginning at 1:15 p.m.: Hunter Pre-Law Society Monthly meeting. Truncated meeting to be combined with special meeting with attorney (below).  TH 311.
  • March 13, Wednesday, (1:15 P.M. - 2:45 P.M.): Brownbag Lunch with a Lawyer: Intellectual Property.  In a small group setting, speak with Shelly Paioff, Associate at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz.  Ms. Piaff will discuss current legal issues of the day, as well as her general area of practice and career development. TH 311.
  • March 20, Wednesday, (5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.): Law Students Discuss the "Real Deal" about Law School Success.  Recent Hunter alumni return to campus to share the "real deal" with Hunter undergrads. How tough is law school? What did they wish they knew before they got there? Get the answers to all YOUR questions in this interesting discussion. A big hit every year, and helpful for students at various levels in their undergraduate careers, who are looking for insight into the law school experience. Dinnertime snacks will be provided. 417 West.
  • March, 19-22 Various times, noted below:Interview Preparation Workshops, REQUIRED for those participating in the resume drop.  You will be considered for a summer placement through the Pre-Law resume drop only if you participate in interview prep.  You must come to one of these meetings, or make alternate arrangements with the pre-law advisor.
    • Tuesday 3/19 4:00 p.m. Room 1130 East (VP Conference Room)
    • Tuesday 3/19 5:00 p.m. Room 1130 East (VP Conference Room)
    • Wednesday 3/20 1:00 p.m Room 311 Thomas Hunter Hall (Pre-Law Club Room)
    • Wednesday 3/20 2:00 p.m Room 311 Thomas Hunter Hall (Pre-Law Club Room)
    • Thursday 3/21 4:00 p.m. Room 1130 East  (VP Conference Room)
    • Friday, 3/22 5:00 p.m. Room 1130 East  (VP Conference Room)
  • Pre Pro Bono, March 30 & 31, Saturday & Sunday, LSAT Prep Jumpstart WeekendFREE 16 Hour Intensive Weekend LSAT Prep, including networking with public interest attorneys, and admission advising from Hunter's Pre-Law Advisor. This event is great for students who plan to self-study, or who want to get exposure to the test before tackling a class this summer. Participation is free and on the Hunter campus, but you must apply to participate. Please do not register unless you will participate in the program in its entirety.  APPLICATION REQUIRED. 1729 West.

April



  • April 10, Wednesday, Dean's Hours, beginning at 1:15 p.m.: Hunter Pre-Law Society Monthly meetingTruncated meeting to be combined with special meeting with attorney. Dean's Conference Room, 819 East.
  • April 10, Wednesday (1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.): Lunch with a Lawyer: A career trajectory from private practice to in-house counsel to government regulator to businessman. In a small group setting, speak with Richard Block., Esq. about his impressive career trajectory in the insurance field. 

    Mr. Block is currently Manager of Mellen Investment Company, LLC which engages principally in making and managing investments, primarily in or secured by real estate. He is also Director and was President and Chief Operating Officer of Alaska National Insurance Company, an Alaskan domestic commercial property and casualty underwriting company, which he formed in 1980. Dean's Conference Room, 819 East.
  • April 17, Wednesday (9:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.): Mock Law School ClassMock Law School Class at Cardozo Law School, followed by tour of the school and lunch with current students. Presented in cooperation with Cardozo Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA). Cardozo Law, 55 Fifth Avenue, between 12th & 13th Streets.
  • April 24, Wednesday (5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.): Lawyer Connection: Corporate Law. In a small group setting, speak with associates from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, about their areas of practice, career development, and insight into the profession. This event is directed at all pre-law students, regardless of level in their undergraduate careers. Room 417 West.  
  • April 30, Tuesday (5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.):  Lawyer Connection: Real Estate Law.  In a small group setting, meet with Paul Katcher, Esq.  Mr. Katcher, himself once a CUNY undergrad, who had a successful career concentrated in real estate law -- including purchases and sales of commercial real estate -- in a highly regarded New York firm.  We will have dinnertime snacks for the group.  Room 1130 East.

May

  • May 9, Thursday (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.):Law Day Party.  Hunter's Law Day Party is an opportunity for Hunter Pre-Law students and recent alumni to mingle with successful attorneys in a fun, casual “cocktail party” environment (soft drinks & finger food), making for easy discussion, and enabling students to gain insight into legal practice.  We will also be celebrating the law school acceptances of graduating seniors and alumni — congratulations to our newly minted 1L’s!!     Room 417 West.
  • May 8, Wednesday, Dean's Hours, beginning at 1:15 p.m.: Hunter Pre-Law Society  Monthly meeting:  ELECTIONS!!  Room TH 311.
  • May 10, 15, 23: Law School Application & Personal Statement Workshop: Making the Most of Your Summer. You need only attend one session.   This session targets students applying to law school during the 2013-2014 cycle, for entry into law school for fall 2014.  Workshops will be repeated in the summer and fall on various dates and times.  For those who will be away for the summer, or for whom getting to campus will be inconvenient, however, coming to an early workshop is essential for getting an early start.  All sessions listed below will be held in in 1731 West.
    • Friday, May 10 (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
    • Wednesday, May 15 (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
    • Thursday, May 23 (5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
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