Pre-Law Program at Miami University
Seminars and Workshops
The Pre-Law Program offers a variety of seminars, workshops, and events throughout the academic year for students at all stages of pre-law exploration. These programs are designed to educate students about the legal profession, assist them in preparing for the LSAT, and provide them with the resources needed to succeed in the law school application and admissions process. Some of our seminars and events include:
Jeffrey E. Hanson, Ph.D., the president and founder of Jeffrey Hanson Education Services, is a leading expert on higher education financial literacy, borrower education and debt management. In this presentation, Dr. Hanson discussed how to apply for financial aid, strategies for being a smart borrower, how to budget plan, developing plans for loan repayment, and how to manage law school debt while reaching your professional and financial goals.
Exploring A Career In Law
(PLW 101, 1 credit)
This presentation gave me a new perspective on the roles and responsibilities of prosecutors. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to learn more about them, and could see myself pursuing a career as a prosecutor.
This seminar is geared toward first and second year students potentially interested in attending law school. The Director serves as an instructor for this one-credit course, which exposes students to various legal career paths through guest speakers, and provides an overview of the law school admissions process.
A full-length LSAT diagnostic exam was given. Registrants received exam results and participated in a strategy session with a professional Kaplan instructor.
We discussed resume and personal statement basics, how to research law schools, prepare a law school list, and other law school application issues. This allowed students to get a head start on the application process. We also discussed the benefits of enrolling in PLW 401: Preparing for a Career in Law, a new one-credit Fall senior sprint course developed to assist seniors through the Fall law school application process.
This course is designed for seniors who are trying to navigate their way through the law school admission process.
It covered all aspects, and really made certain issues a priority over others. I really understood what I have to get done.