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P R E - L A W   A D V I S I N G

Check out future Pre-Law events at: Register with the pre-law office, or sign up for our listserv at For more information, please contact Elise Jaffe, Director of Pre-Law Programs and Pre-Law Advisor. To schedule an appointment, call 212.772.4882.


January Moot Court Class!

Do you love to argue? Are you quick on your feet? Whether you are a philosopher who loves to explore concepts of morality or a math major with a keen analytical mind, you might enjoy our January Intersession Moot Court.

Moot Court is a challenging one-credit course that simulates the appellate court setting. Students become knowledgeable about existing legal controversies, prepare legal arguments, and present a case before a mock judicial panel. Students also gain insight into court-based decision making, as well as the role of lawyers and judges within the process.

Now Accepting Applications

For more information, or to apply, click here.


Law School Admissions Panel

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. Law school admissions officers explain what you need to know to write a great application. This panel is especially useful for alumni and seniors applying for the 2014-15 cycle, or those planning to apply next year. (Juniors, that means you!)

Date: Monday, September 22
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Place: Room 417, West Building


Lawyer Connection

Labor And Employment Law Group with Michelle Blackman, Esq.

Join us for a discussion with the Hunter College Human Resources Labor Relations Manager about the nature of in-house legal work in connection with employees - legal issues relating to unions, employee compensation and benefits, conditions of employment, and more. Lunch will be served.

Date: Wednesday, October 1
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Place: Room 311, Thomas Hunter Hall


First Monday In October

The Office of the Appellate Defender is hosting a mock U.S. Supreme Court argument, followed by an awards ceremony honoring nationally recognized legal advocates. This fall, Michele Hirschman and Andrew Levander will argue Elonis v. U.S., a case that examines free speech in the Internet era.

Date: Monday, October 6
Time: 5:45 - 9:30 pm
Place: NYU Law, 40 Washington Square South

Limited tickets - please put your name on waitlist here.


Law School Application & Personal Statement Workshop

These workshops target students applying to law school this cycle for entry into law school for Fall, 2015. Please note that these workshops were 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.

This is the third and final session to be offered this fall. You need only attend one session.

Date: Friday October 10
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Place: Room 819, East Building


How To Make The Most Of The LSAC Recruitment Forum

Come join us for a discussion with Dean Lillie V. Wiley-Upshaw, Vice Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid, SUNY Buffalo Law School, about effective networking at the LSAC Forum coming up on October 17th at the NYC Hilton. This is also a good opportunity to learn about Buffalo Law.

Date: Tuesday, October 14
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Place: Room 417, West Building


Lunch With A Lawyer President's Conference Room Series: Sheila Birnbaum, Esq.

Ms. Birnbaum has spent her career practicing primarily in the areas of products liability, toxic torts and insurance coverage litigation; she is the Co-Chair of Quinn Emanuel's Global Product Liability and Mass Torts Practice.

Among other significant matters, Ms. Birnbaum secured a historic victory for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, when the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a $145 million punitive damages award against the company as unconstitutionally excessive. The New York Times reported that the Court's decision has been hailed as "a major victory in the long-running effort to shield corporate defendants from unconstrained jury awards." The Wall Street Journal characterized the decision as "a big win for business interests concerned about ballooning legal judgments," and the Washington Post described it as "a big win for corporate America." Ms. Birnbaum will discuss her notable successes, as well as her path from Hunter College undergraduate, to NYU Law professor, to her notable career as the "Queen of Torts."

Please RSVP here!

Date: Wednesday, October 15
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Place: Room1700, East Building


LSAC Forum Group Visit

Meet at the concierge desk in street level lobby at 9:40 am for two special panels in anticipation of meeting law school representatives at noon. This event runs two full days, but it is advantageous to attend early Friday, when there is less foot traffic. The event is free but registration is required.

This forum is especially useful for alumni and seniors applying for the 2014 - 15 cycle, or those planning to apply next year; juniors, that means you!

Dates: Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18
Time: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Place: New York City Hilton, 1335 Avenue of the Americas

Register here.


Trial Reenactment

Featuring Hon. Denny Chin, United States Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit

In 1874, 22 Chinese women were detained in San Francisco after a state official determined that they were "lewd" - or prostitutes - because they were traveling alone. Through narration, court proceedings, and historic photographs, a cast of legal experts, share their story and reenact the legal proceedings that followed, including a trial and appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Date: Saturday, October 18
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am
Place: New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West

Continental breakfast served at 9:00 am; reenactment begins at 9:30 am.

Limited tickets - please put your name on waitlist here.


Mock Application Review

What An Admissions Officer Thinks As She Reviews Applications!

Get inside perspective on the admissions process. Theresa Hallet, Director of Admissions, St. John's University School of Law, will share the ways she approaches applications and systematically evaluates their content. She will discuss matters including how she views grades on the transcript (what about that W?), multiple LSATs, the addendum, and the personal statement.

Date: Tuesday, October 21
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Place: Room 417, West Building


P R E - B U S I N E S S   A D V I S I N G

Are you considering a career in business, and want to keep up-to-date on pre-business events? Subscribe to the Pre-Business Listserv at Click on PREBUSINESS-L and select "Subscribe" from the "Options" table.


P R E - H E A L T H   A D V I S I N G

The Pre-health Advising Office serves as a liaison between pre-health professional students, faculty, Hunter campus community, and health professional schools. Our services enhance recruitment, retention, and competitiveness of Hunter College students in navigating pre-health curricula and health professional school applications

Please return to this page for news about future Pre-Health events and programs, or visit


G R A D U A T E   S T U D Y   A D V I S I N G

It is never too early to explore your educational and career goals and determine how graduate school may help you reach them. If you would like to discuss the process, please email Myrna Fader, Graduate Study Advisor, at Advisers in the Office of Advising Services, Career Development Services, and your academic major department can also assist you in the decision-making process.

Please return to this page for news about future Graduate Study events and program.





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