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Events 2023-2024

Pre-Law events for the academic year are listed below. This page is updated throughout the term as new, upcoming events are added. Be sure to stay tuned to the Pre-Law listserv for announcements. Please note that for events with limited capacity, students MUST be registered with the Pre-Law Program in order to participate.

 

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Summer Session

Summer kickoff group advising week 

  • May 30, Tuesday (6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) FALL APPLICANTS: Part I: PROCESS OVERVIEW: Law School Application & Personal Statement Workshop: This workshop targets students applying to law school during the 2023-2024 cycle for entry into law school in fall 2023. Please attend an application workshop for a comprehensive overview before scheduling your individual appointments to meet with the Pre-Law Advising Office one-on-one to help you develop and review your materials (we can meet several times) in connection with your applications. This session will be offered again during the summer on various dates and times. Again you only need to come to one App Workshop.
  • May 31, Wednesday (6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) FALL APPLICANTS: Part II: NUTS & BOLTS: Deep Dive on Application Techniques: For law school applicants for the 2023-2024 cycle. This session provides additional insight into the various written components of the application. We will discuss in more depth: the personal statement, resume, diversity statement, addendum, supplemental essays and more. The deep dive is recommended but not required; it will repeat periodically and is directed at students who want further tips on synthesizing application materials.
  • June 1, Thursday (6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.) RISING SENIORS & ALUMS: Planning Discussion for Fall 2023 AND FUTURE Law School Applicants. We will discuss steps to take now in connection with being prepared to apply to law school in the fall, including cleaning up your transcripts; requesting letters of recommendation; selecting LSAT/GRE test prep, and reasonable expectations with regard to standardized tests; associated application costs and making the most of the time remaining at Hunter. We will also discuss the value of working after college before attending law school, and the timing of big law recruiting for paralegal programs. Bring your questions!
  • June 6, Tuesday (6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) RISING JUNIORS: Anticipating the law school application process for Fall 2024. Planning for law school - when done thoughtfully - is a TWO YEAR PROCESS. It is desirable to begin your application action plan junior year, with an eye toward getting in your applications early senior year. We will discuss: academic progress and distinguishing yourself; continued efforts to build your resume and campus relationships; LSAT, LSAT, LSAT (and GRE); and application and law school cost$$$$$$$$$.
  • June 7, Wednesday (6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) INFORMATION SESSION - Summer JD Edge. Hunter is the ONLY undergraduate pilot for this program! JD Edge is a hybrid synchronous and asynchronous program designed by AccessLex to give students an understanding of the process and organization of law school. There are five modules, covering basic terminology, class strategy and preparation, the nature of law school exams, preparing for practice and legal professionalism, and law school finance. Live portions will include a live case-briefing walk-through and a mock law school class, take a mock final exam, and more. Supplemental Lessons provide insight into: the stages of litigation, the separation of powers, how to read a statute, and more. The program will begin July 1 and is free! The overall program is anticipated to last approximately 20 hours and materials will remain available after summer completion.
  • June 13, Tuesday (6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) RISING SOPHMORES: Developing your opportunities. Cultivating your interests inside and outside of the classroom, and building relationships, is key to be sure you are getting an education and not just a degree. It is also the way to become a strong law school applicant. We will discuss ways to make the most of your classroom and campus experiences; strategies for growing your pre-professional insight with regard to advocacy and the work of attorneys; how to research organizations and internships; and what it means to network.

Hunter EXCEL: Blackstone Legal & Compliance Summer Learning Series - Beginning June 6 - THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL.

The Blackstone Legal & Compliance Group offers Hunter College pre-law students the opportunity to experience a four-week series of presentations and workshops that will is to introduce students to the practice of law in the financial services industry, with a focus on the role of lawyers in the alternative asset management business. The program will consist of four (4) sessions to occur every Wednesday of June from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (90 minutes) and a bonus networking session to follow. The programming will all take place in person, on site at Blackstone's NYC offices and will include:

  • a practical primer on the alternative asset management industry and the role and key responsibilities of legal counsel,
  • an overview of “hot topics” within the industry, including ESG, crisis management and regulatory enforcement, and
  • an opportunity to develop students’ communications and professional skillset and to network with Blackstone attorneys.

The first 45 minutes of each session will cover a topic in a lecture / Q&A format. The second 45 minutes will focus on developing students’ skills by working through several “real-life” scenarios. Blackstone will provide an advance light reading list with anticipated projects. Students are expected to attend all four sessions fully and participate actively in discussions. The program will be chaired by Peter Koffler, Senior Managing Director and 17-year veteran of the Blackstone Legal & Compliance team.

LSAT Summer Initiative with Carolyn Nelson - IN PERSON Begining June 6 - THIS PROGRAM IS NOW FULL.

Seats will be filled on an as available basis from eligible applicants. Students who completed the spring basic skills introduction have priority. A limited number of open seats are expected. This program is open only to Hunter degree seeking, matriculated students (seeking their first B.A.) AND Hunter alumni. Individuals must be registered with the Pre-Law Program. 

  • The class meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings on the Hunter campus from 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm starting June 6
  • There are 26 classes through the summer, and the program continues in September on Saturday afternoons on the Hunter campus for October testers
  • Diagnostics to be completed by you on the weekend under test conditions 
  • The student contribution is $550. Students who took the spring basic intro will have a $50 discount. 
  • The program will prepare students to take the LSAT in either September or October 2023 
  • NOTE THAT ALL STUDENTS MUST SUBSCRIBE TO LSAT PREP PLUS - AKA "LAWHUB" ON LSAC IN ORDER TO ACCESS PRACTICE MATERIALS. THAT SERVICE IS $99 FOR 12 MONTHS AND IS SEPARATE FROM THE FEES FOR THIS INSTRUCTION.

Summer Application & Personal Statement Workshop for FALL APPLICANTS for the CURRENT cycle. Get an early start! Please attend the workshops before scheduling your individual appointments to meet with the Pre-Law Advising Office one-on-one to help you develop and review your materials (we can meet several times) in connection with your applications. The two part workshop repeats - you only need to attend the cycle one time.

    • Part I Comprehensive Overview: Understand the timing of the cycle and target dates, individual components of the application, law school selection, and other strategies for success. Sample personal statements will be discussed. Please note that these statements are not models, but a lens to reflect on what makes for a strong essay, and what does not.
    • Part II Techniques Deep Dive: We will discuss in more depth the process of putting together the materials: the personal statement, resume, diversity statement, addendum, supplemental essays and more. Specific issues and details will be highlighted with samples.
    • Dates/Times: Sessions will be at 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM on the following days noted below. 
      • June: Part I Mon 26, Part II Wed 28
      • July: Part I Tues 25, Part II Thurs 27 
      • August: Part I Mon 21, Part II Tues 22

JD EDGE: Summer Hunter/AccessLex Introduction to the Law School Process - Starting July 1. Hunter is the ONLY undergraduate pilot for this program! JD Edge is a hybrid synchronous and asynchronous program designed by AccessLex to give students an understanding of the process and organization of law school. This is a self paced program, that also includes 4 live sessions on Tuesdays - 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1 @ 6:30. At Hunter we will supplement the program with optional weekly Wednesday meetings to discuss the materials and questions. For those who wish to progress through the materials with the Hunter group, expect to cover about 3.5 hours of material a week. The materials taken together equal about 20 hours of programming. The program also includes some supplemental materials in addition to those noted below.

Be sure to register on the Access Lex website for AskEdna, indicating that you are a Pre-Law Student associated with Hunter College. That is where materials will be shared.

OPTIONAL weekly Hunter syncrhonous group discussions on Zoom in six (6) Wednesdays from July 5 - August 9, from 6:30 - 7:15

  • Module One: Introduction to law school, time management, basic terminology, general structure of legal education
  • Module Two: Class preparation, engagement, and post-class strategies, case reading and briefing, the Socratic method, and rule synthesis
  • Module Three: Exam preparation, writing for law school exams, valuable study and memorization techniques, and the importance of taking practice exams.
  • Module Four: Preparing for law practice, with lessons on stress management, professional expectations, licensure, Character and Fitness, landing a first job, and the bar exam experience.
  • Module Five: Lessons include financing a legal education, the importance of mindset and critical reflection, and remembering the “why” in the decision to attend law school.

August

  • August 16, Wednesday (6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) Pre-Law Open House & Orientation: Introduction for all new Pre-Law students, at all levels. Hear about the many opportunities that the Hunter Pre-Law Program offers to students and meet the Pre-Law Advisor. Understand the path to law school, and become familiar with planning resources and strategies. Register in advance: 
  • August 21 & 22 (6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. each night) Application Workshops Part I and II. Please see notes above under summer programming for details. 
  • August 30, Wednesday (2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) LSAC Account Walk-Through — An overview through the eye of a law school candidate.  An LSAC Ambassador  will discuss how to set up an LSAC  account and provide students with a comprehensive presentation of all  the ways in which the account is used for a number of purposes. She will  also familiarize students with LSAC's Credential Assembly Service  (CAS), and demonstrate how the law school application process works. Recommended for 2023 and 2024 applicants.

September

  • Application & Personal Statement Workshop for FALL APPLICANTS for the CURRENT cycle. If possible, lease attend the workshops before scheduling your individual appointments to meet with the Pre-Law Advising Office one-on-one to help you develop and review your materials (we can meet several times) in connection with your applications. The two-part workshop repeats - you only need to attend the cycle one time.
    • Part I Comprehensive Overview: Understand the timing of the cycle and target dates, individual components of the application, law school selection, and other strategies for success. Sample personal statements will be discussed. Please note that these statements are not models, but a lens to reflect on what makes for a strong essay, and what does not.
    • Part II Techniques Deep Dive: We will discuss in more depth the process of putting together the materials: the personal statement, resume, diversity statement, addendum, supplemental essays and more. Specific issues and details will be highlighted with samples.
  • Dates/Times: All sessions take place on Zoom in the evenings (7:00 - 8:30 p.m.), on the days noted below.
    • September 26 & 29: Part I Tues 26, Part II Fri 29
    • October 24 & 25: Part I Tues 24 , Part II Wed 25
    • November 21 & 28: Part I Tues 21, Part II Tues 28
    • December 18 & 20: Part I Mon 18, Part II Wed 20
  • September 5, Tuesday (2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.) Monthly Pre-Law Society Meeting - Debunking Myths about the Pre-Law Path. Room 602 A/B East (inside the library on the 6th floor).
  • September 6, Wednesday (6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) Panel of Law School Officers on the Dos and Don'ts of the Application Process: Columbia, Fordham, Cardozo, Cornell. Law school admissions officers visit Hunter virtually to meet you,  and to 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 network with law school representatives from New York. This panel is especially useful for alumni and Seniors applying for the 2023-24 cycle, or those planning to apply next year (Juniors, that means you!). 
  • September 19, Tuesday, (2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.) Panel on Trained Volunteer Advocacy Roles - REQUIRED for Freshmen & Sophomores for Good Standing in the Program. Hear about how you can have an impact on the community – while building your skills and your resume. Legal Hand, Catholic Charities (immigration), and the Medicare Rights Center will discuss the roles of volunteers in their organization, and the many issues that you can learn about by being involved. Room 602 A/B East (inside the library on the 6th floor).
  • September 26 & 29 (7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. each evening) Application & Personal Statement Workshop for FALL APPLICANTS for the CURRENT cycle (descirption above). Part I Tues 26, Part II Fri 29. 
  • September 27, Wednesday (6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) What Can I Do With a Law a Degree? Meet a panel of Hunter attorney alumni from with different areas of practice, and who work in various contexts. Understand the ways that legal work is similar - and also varies - across different settings. Recommended for all.
    • Makesi Buddy, Law Clerk, Paul Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, & GarrisonHunter, BA ’12, Howard Law JD ‘22
    • Erika L. Colangelo, Associate, Polsinelli, Tax Litigation, Hunter BA ’16, CUNY Law JD ‘19
    • Bryan Daly, Agency Attorney, NYC HPD Anti-Harassment Unit, Hunter BA ’14, CUNY Law JD ‘20
    • Andrew J. Dell'Olio, Attorney, Port Authority of NY & NJ, Hunter BA ’90, Brooklyn Law ‘93
    • Yosefa Heber Lunzer, Deputy General Counsel, Safehold, Hunter BA ’09, St. John’s Law ‘13
    • Jonathon J. Ling, Associate, Cannon Heyman & Weiss, Hunter B.A. 08, University at Buffalo (SUNY) JD ‘16
    • Marolhin D. Mendez, Associate, Jackson Lewis - EEO/Affirmative Action, Employment Law, Hunter B.A. ’11, Rutgers Law JD ‘14
    • Joshua Smith, VP & Assistant General Counsel, Bank Policy Institute,Hunter B.A. ’14, Harvard Law JD ‘20
  • September 29, Friday (4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) Senior Group Advising for students NOT currently applying to law school. Register in advance: 

October

  • October 3, Tuesday (2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.) Monthly Pre-Law Society Meeting: Researching & Pursing Internships. Room 602 A/B East (inside the library on the 6th floor).
  • October 4, Wednesday (12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.) REQUIRED VIRTUAL EVENT: Non-Attorney Roles at a Law Firm. This panel discussion with staffers from Ropes & Gray - a prestigious AmLaw 100 firm - will discuss the various non-attorney roles that support the business of the firm. If you are considering working before law school or prefer a non-lawyer role, this panel will explain the jobs of paralegals, the business side of law firm functions, and the contributions from different staff, including attorneys. For those students who are heading straight into law school, this discussion will provide understanding of the rhythm of the firm and what to expect from law-firm "life." Particiants will include litigation and corporate program paralegals, legal services managers and administrators, and a wide array of other staffers from law firm compliance, library, information governance, client operations, and legal technology functions.
  • October 6, Friday (4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) Juniors Group Advising.
  • October 10, Tuesday (6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) How to Network at the LSAC Forum. Kate Szymaszek, Manager of Recruitment & International Enrollment, School of Law, University at Buffalo (SUNY), will discuss how to make a good impression on law school representatives at the LSAC forum, and how to effectively elicit the information that will be the most helpful to you. Ms. Szmaszek will also share information about opportunities and programming at Buffalo Law. Here are some questions you might want to ask at a law school forum. 
  • October 11, Wednesday, Hunter Exclusive Workshop with Testmasters. A master instructor from Testmasters will introduce students to the types of logic games and logical reasoning questions that appear on the LSAT.https://www.testmasters.net/workshop/5110
  • October 13, Friday (4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) Sophomores Group Advising.
  • October 13 & 14, Friday and Saturday (Timed entry) LSAC FORUM Networking will be most useful and recommended for those who are CURRENT APPLICANTS to law school, and those applying in 2024. The forum can also be useful for upper classmen who are considering applying to law school at a future time. At the forum, there is an in person workshop on law school application essentials; there are also on-demand workshops available for a limited time to forum attendees on LSAT, paying for law school, and more. The LSAC resource center at the forum has additional written materials on these topics, and also information on diversity opportunities. New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019.  The event is free but you must register on the LSAC website.
  • October 14, Saturday (any time 6:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.) Hunter Exclusive Mock LSAT. Register in advance: www.testmasters.net/mocklsat, enter code V5ZZZHP
  • October 20, Friday (4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) Freshmen Group Advising. 
  • October 24 & 25 (7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. each evening) Application & Personal Statement Workshop for FALL APPLICANTS for the CURRENT cycle (descirption above). Part I Tues 24 , Part II Wed 25. 
  • October 26, Thursday (7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.) Is Law School Right for Me? Required for all Freshmen, New Pre-Law Students, & Transfers RECOMMENDED FOR ALL. Current Hunter alumni law school students will discuss why they were drawn toward pursuing legal careers, and the skills and experiences as undergraduate students that will serve you well in law school.
    • Arlene Amador, Hunter BA ’13, UPenn Law JD ’24
    • Teodora Cupac, Hunter BA ’19, USC Gould School of Law JD ’24
    • Alyssa Desouza, Hunter BA ’17, Notre Dame Law School JD ’24
    • Jorge Garcia, Hunter BA ’18, Penn State Law JD ’24
    • Rebecca Halff, Hunter BA ’15, U Chicago MSW ’18, Cardozo Law JD ’24
    • Ferida Osman, Hunter BA ’17, Hofstra Law JD ’24
  • October 27, Friday (9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) Harvard Law Visit with Courtney McMann, Associate Director of Admissions. 417 West Building. Please RSVP for headcount - registration required: https://jdadmissions.law.harvard.edu/register/hunter2023
  • October 27, Friday (1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.) Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law Symposium. The link to RSVP this event went out on the listserve an is now closed. Students will meet up on site at 12:40. 

November

  • November 7, Tuesday (2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.) Monthly Pre-Law Society Meeting: Moot Court & Mock Trial. Room 602 A/B East (inside the library on the 6th floor).
  • November 7, Tuesday (6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.) Mock Application Review: What admissions officers think as they review actual applications! Admissions officers from St. John's and Seton Hall Schools of Law will share how they approach applications and systematically evaluate their content. They will discuss matters including how they view grades on the transcript (what about that W?), multiple LSATs, the addendum, and the personal statement. They will also discuss the nature of waitlists. Get an inside view of the admissions process. 
  • November 8, Wednesday (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.) Cravath Paralegal Roles. Cravath recruiters and paralegals will discuss opportunities at the firm.
  • November 16, Thursday (11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) Visit with Yale Law Associate Dean of Admissions Miriam Ingber. Dean Ingber will discuss the unique opportunities at Yale Law School, and the manner in which the admissions process unfolds internally. The Dean will also discuss characteristics of the applications for those students who are among successful applicants, and the way that students build extraordinary careers in the long term. She will take student questions as well. Hemmerdinger Hall, Room 706 East Building (inside the library).
  • November 16 - November 18 (Thursday, Friday & Saturday)  Annual National Black Pre-Law Conference Sponsored by LSAC. The National Black Pre-Law Conference seeks to increase the numbers of competitive African American law school applicants. The conference is free for students but you will need to register. Sessions will be held at Boston University School of Law, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Graduate.
  • November 18, (Saturday) CLEO Super Saturday One Day Pre-Law Seminars, for FreshmenSophomoresJuniors and beyond  The event is free but registration is required. 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 economically or otherwise disadvantaged. NOTE: CLEO NOW CHARGES A $20 FEE; SIMILAR INFO IS AVAILABLE FROM OTHER VENUES, SUCH AS THE ANNUAL BLACK PRE-LAW CONFERENCE (ABOVE) & THE NYC BAR DIVERSITY PREP CONFERENCE IN APRIL AND ONGOING HUNTER PROGRAMMING.
  • November 21 & 28 (7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. each evening) Application & Personal Statement Workshop for FALL APPLICANTS for the CURRENT cycle (descirption above). Part I Tues 21, Part II Tues 28. 
  • November 27, Monday, (6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) REQUIRED. ZOOM Panel on Public Interest Legal Careers.
    • Margo Cruz, BA ’16, Cardozo ‘21, Counsel, Office of NYS Assembly Member Daniel J. O'Donnell
    • Nataliya (Binshteyn) Dominguez BA ’08, Hofstra ‘11, Attorney at U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    • Christina John, BA ’16, Fordham ‘21, Assistant Deputy, New Jersey Office of the Public Defender
    • Rachel Kaplan, BA ’09, American U Law ‘13, Attorney Advisor, Dept. Appeals Board, Civil Remedies Division, U.S. Dept. Health & Human Services
    • Maribel Lopez, BA ’15, Brooklyn Law ‘20, Agency Attorney II at NYC Administration for Children's Services
    • Michael Pentola, BA ’13, Hofstra ‘18, Agency Attorney, Special Education Unit, NYC Department of Education
    • Robert Revzin, Esq. BA ’15, NYLS ‘19, Assistant Director of Regulations at NJ Transit
    • Lawrence Rozenblum, BA ’19, Cardozo ‘22, Assistant District Attorney, Bronx

December

  • December 18 & 20 (7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. each evening) Application & Personal Statement Workshop for FALL APPLICANTS for the CURRENT cycle (descirption above). Part I Mon 18, Part II Wed 20. 

January Intersession

  • Winter Intersession: Moot Court Class. Moot Court is a challenging one credit Intersession 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. By learning to read cases and make oral arguments, students gain insight into court-based decision making, as well as the role of lawyers and judges within the process. This session is now full.

When: The class will meet for 6 evening sessions in January. Final arguments (for which you must be present) will be held thereafter on two different evenings.

Who: Registration for the course is by permission only from the Pre-Law Advising Office. Participation is capped at 12 students, and is competitive. Your chosen major is not important. What is important is that you are eager to study the art of argument.

Once you have been accepted into the course by the Pre-Law Office, the Political Science Department will give you permission to register. Recruitment for this course will open before Thanksgiving.

 

  • January 30, Tuesday (2:30 - 3:30) Information Session on Pipeline Undergrad Summer Pre-Law Programs @ Fordham and New York Law School, with Law School Representatives. This session is especially useful for Sophomores and Freshmen. 
    • Khanh V. Nguyen, Esq. Program Director, DEI; Office of Student Affairs Fordham Law. Fordham Law School’s Increasing Diversity in Education and the Law (IDEAL) comprises three (3) summers which include: 1) Pre-Law Institute; 2) LSAT prep; 3) Internship. There is a $1475 stipend each year. Eligibility to apply: Upper sophomore - entering junior year Fall 2024.
    • Professor Amy Wallace, New York Law School (NYLS), teaches Introduction to Legal Analysis for NYLS's Pipeline Program. The program runs for four weeks in the summer before students’ junior year, and four weeks in the summer before students’ senior year. Students meet for four hours of class per day, four days a week. NYLS provides ongoing support during the academic year.
  • January 31, Wednesday (12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.) Dreamleapers Professional Coaching Seminar - REQUIRED for ALL RECENT JOINERS (including Freshmen & Transfers & others) for Good Standing in the Program, all levels of students welcome. Repeats also welcome. Harriette Cole will help you polish your presence and help you learn how to make a positive first impression so that you can network effectively through events at Hunter and beyond. The discussion will focus on what goes into a good elevator pitch and how to draw people in through body language. Feel comfortable and confident in your next interview!

February

  • SERIES Starting February 14, Wednesdays (6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) Hunter Excel: Blackstone Legal & Compliance Spring Learning Series – Case study. Meetings on-site bi-weekly for five (5) weeks at Blackstone’s offices, will take students through an actual transaction at Blackstone: 2/14 The Opportunity; 2/28 The Transaction; 3/13 Ownership; 3/27 Exit Strategies; 4/10 Resume/Interview Skills Workshop. THIS PROGRAM IS AT CAPACITY.
  • SERIES starting February 24, Saturdays (12:30 p.m. - 3:30) LSAT Spring Introduction. Carolyn Nelson - who has led LSAT prep at Hunter for over a decade - will again be offering her popular spring intro basic skills jumpstart. Fee $150 (payable directly to Nelson Test Prep on the first day of class through Venmo; she will often set up payment plans on an individual basis if students make the request). Hunter Campus - Room TBD, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16.
  • February 2, Friday (4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) Juniors Group Advising: Fall planning - big decisions ahead! 
  • February 5, Monday (2:45 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.) Legal Studies Minor Open House with Bubble Tea! Discussion with Professor Erin Mayo-Adam, Director of the Legal Stuides Minor. 
  • February 9, Friday (4:00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.) Seniors & Alumni Group Advising: Work Transitions and anticipating applications.
  • February 12, Monday (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon) Visit to the Second Circuit, Federal Court of Appeals – Capped at 30 students. Meet at Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse, 40 Foley Square (40 Centre Street) in lower Manhattan. Enter the building through the main entrance (at the top of the large staircase leading up to the building). 
    • Arrival: 9:15* - to pass through security
    • Time of Group Session: 10:00 a.m.*-12:00 p.m.
    • Agenda: (1) Observe oral arguments in court; (2) Meet with a federal judge and a court attorney for discussion and Q&A; (3) View exhibits at the Justice for All Learning Center, including background on the federal judiciary; (4) Group photo in historic ceremonial courtroom.
  • February 13 & 20, Tuesdays (2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.) Monthly Pre-Law Society Meeting: Parts I & II Small Claims Court Training. Learn how the court system works and how to have an impact! Hands on training with an attorney. This workshop will be led by Kyle Giller, an attorney who works on consumer justice issues and runs the small claims court action center for NYPIRG. 
  • February 16, Friday (4:00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.) Sophomores Group Advising: Gaining momentum and summer planning. ON ZOOM Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtduutrTojHdSkRag81Zm1T9M606fEop3n 
  • February 23, Friday (4:00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m.) Freshman Group Advising: Steps to Anticipate the long term. ON ZOOM Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rdeivrT8iEtVSVj49Y_TwTsbIoqtr5c3p 

March

  • March 6, Tuesday (6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.) After Acceptances: Decisions, Decisions. Now that you have a number of acceptances in your hand, and are anticipating your 1L year starting in the fall, how do you decide which school to attend? A panel of current law students will discuss how they handled their own decisions at this challenging time. ON ZOOM. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkde-rpzwiEtUcJNbd1emA24_WSGv8Jox- 

  • March 26, Tuesday (2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.) REQUIRED Judge Ruth Pickholz, New York Supreme, Criminal Term, B.A. '71, will host a conversation on the nature of trial procedure and the functioning of her courtroom. Alternatives to Incarceration and her involvement in ATI will also be among the topics covered. The conversation will feature her former and current Hunter interns. Hummerdinger Hall, 706 East Building, inside the library. Grab-and-go box lunch will be available starting at 1 p.m. in the pre-professional suite. (Please no food in Hemmerdinger Hall).

  • TBD How to Pay for Law School, with AccessLex. Understand the nitty-gritty of funding your law school education. This session is an important 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. AccessLex is a non-profit group dedicated fostering access to law school, and to helping aspiring attorneys understand law school finance, to ensure their long term success. 

  • TBD Interview Preparation Workshop - Required for Resume Drop Participation. This session will offer students savvy advice about making the best first impression, creating professional presence, and anticipating the hard questions for a smooth interview process, whether the interview takes place in person or virtually (as is increasingly common now).

April

May

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