Because a live, in-person Forum will not be happening in Texas this fall, students are strongly encouraged to attend one of LSAC’s digital forums and the additional events available on this page. (all times on this page are in CST)
There will also be in-person forums outside of Texas. Pay special attention to whether the forums are digital or in-person.
The LSAC Law School Forums provide a free opportunity to meet with representatives from 100+ law schools in a city near you. You will learn about the application process, financial aid, and can attend exclusive workshops run by law school admissions experts.
LSAC’s Digital Law School Forums offers prospective law students with a convenient opportunity to learn about multiple law schools in one centralized setting. Candidates can connect virtually with law school admission professionals from 100+ law schools. The Forum provides students with a great opportunity to ask questions to admissions reps about financial aid, inquire about programs unique to each law school, learn about the LSAT directly from LSAC’s test developers, and more. In this virtual space, applicants and prospective law students will be able to speak one-on-one with law school admissions representatives and deans. These forums are open to anyone who is interested in attending an ABA accredited law school in the US and/or Canada.
- Friday, September 10, 1:00-6:00 PM– digital: register by September 8
- Saturday, September 25 – Chicago: register by September 23
- Friday, October 8 - San Francisco: register by October 6
- Friday, October 22 – Atlanta: register by October 20
- Friday, November 5 - New York City: register by November 3
- Saturday, November 6 - New York City: register by November 3
- Saturday, November 13 - Los Angeles: register by November 11
- Saturday, December 4,1:00pm-6:00 PM – digital: register by December 2
- Saturday, February 5,1:00pm-6:00 PM – digital: register by February 3
Registration is free (must register at least two days prior), but once you register, attendees can attend any part of any of the Forums. Drop-in attendance is encouraged as law schools will be present during the entire duration of the Law School Forum, so attendees do not have to be present at the beginning.
If you’re applying this cycle (hoping to start in 2022), visit law schools to ask application specific questions (recommended forum to attend – September 10)
- It can be especially helpful to connect with admissions representatives since they are the experts on their law school and can answer your application-specific questions.
- All the ABA law schools will be present so you can talk to all the law schools you are interested in because they’ll be in one convenient location.
If you’re not applying this cycle, use this opportunity to familiarize yourself with the admissions process generally by attending the workshops and exhibit booths (recommended forum to attend – December 4 or February 5)
- The LSAC Digital Law School Forum will have several synchronous and asynchronous workshops and resource booths to address your inquiries.
- This would be a great time to get an overview of the admissions process.
TIP: If you want to research law schools in advance of the digital forums and figure out which law school(s) fit well with your professional aspirations, visit Xplore JD.
With XploreJD, you'll:
- Xplore categories that may factor into your law school decision – like location, cost, enrollment, diversity, curriculum, and outcomes.
- Review and weight your selected priorities, giving greatest weight to your highest priorities.
- See profiles of ABA-approved law schools that are right for you, including published tuition and fees, first-time bar passage rates, total 1L enrollment and much more!
Southwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors (SWAPLA) Virtual September Seminar Series:
- Wednesday, September 8, 3:00-5:00 PM: Pro Tips for Maximizing Attendance at LSAC Forum/Law Fair with LSAC, St. Mary’s University School of Law, South Texas College of Law Houston, and Trinity University Prelaw Advisor. Register here.
- Wednesday, September 22, 3:00-5:00 PM: Demystifying the Law School Admissions Process with Texas Tech School of Law, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Baylor Law, The University of Texas School of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, and Tulane Law School. Register here.
- Wednesday, September 29, 3:00-5:00 PM: Maximizing the Softs for Law School Admission– Focusing on Resume, LORs, and Personal Statement with The University of Tulsa College of Law, UNT Dallas College of Law, University of Houston Law Center, SMU Dedman School of Law, Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, and UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law. Register here.
Law School Mock Admissions Panel with South Texas, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Cali Western, Arizona and SMU Law schools at Pre-Law Society Meeting
- Wednesday, October 6th 5:30-6:30 PM Rudder 301
Law in the Lone Star State
- Friday, October 15, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM. Register here.
Designed for aspiring law students as well as students who have submitted their application to law school this admission cycle, Admissions Deans from several of the law schools in Texas, will answer questions about what they look for in prospective law school candidates. Hear straight from the decision-makers as to what distinguishes candidates (good and bad), how to avoid the waitlist, what they are looking for when reading a personal statement, and more. This session will be audience driven as questions are encouraged during this interactive panel. Please note that there will be an opportunity to ask questions of the individual panelists at the conclusion of the session.
Whether you are considering law school in the future or recently applied to law school this year, don't miss this opportunity to engage directly with Admissions Deans from several Texas law schools, including Baylor Law, SMU Law, South Texas College of Law, St. Mary's Law, Texas A&M Law, Texas Law, Texas Tech Law, and Univ. of Houston Law Center.
The George Washington University Law School Presentation with Mr. Matthew Dillard, Director of Admissions
- Wednesday, October 27, 12-1:00 PM MSC 1400. Register here.
This is an opportunity for a casual Q&A exchange with the Director of Admissions at law school in the heart of Washington, DC. Come with questions! Mr. Dillard will be glad to talk about the GW Law Admissions process or law admissions generally, the GW Law and DC experience, and anything on your mind, whether you're a freshman or applying this year.