Pre-Law Advising


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Bridge Across the Midway: School and the Law School Admissions Process

Monday, June 5, 2023 | 2:30 – 4:00pm PST | Virtual

Join the Earl B. Dickerson Chapter of the Black Law Students Association and the University of Chicago Law School Admissions Team to learn more about law school and the law school admissions process in a virtual discussion. The University of Chicago Law School is located across the Midway Plaisance from the undergraduate campus. Students considering law school often talk about going “across the Midway” to the Law School. Join them on Zoom to hear from law school admissions and current law students. They are excited to answer your questions!

Register here.

ASAP: Achieving Success in the Law School Admissions Process

July 28-29, 2023

Join the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) and UChicago Law for a program that will give you even more information about how to apply to law school and give you the opportunity to hear from multiple admissions professionals from different law schools!  For more information:


Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Events 

CLEO Inc Pre-Law Events

AccessLex Events


LSAC Ask Us Anything

Tuesday, April 18 | 11 AM PT | Virtual

In this live office hours-style event, a panel of LSAT, admission, and law school success experts answers your questions about the application process, academic success in law school, 0L summer, and more! Due to the unique format of this event, it will not be recorded. So, don't miss out — now's your chance to get answers to some of your most pressing questions. Register here

Spring 2023 Recent Graduates & Students Career Fair

Thursday, April 13 | 10 AM - 2 PM | Trousdale Parkway

The fair connects juniors, seniors, master’s students, and doctoral candidates, as well as recent graduates (up to three years out) with employers from a variety of industries just in time for the summer. Employer tables are organized alphabetically by organization name. All types of organizations attend our Career Fairs, from Fortune 100s to non-profits and government agencies. The USC Recent Graduates and Students Career Fair is an outdoor event taking place on Trousdale Parkway, rain or shine. Register here.

Creating Your LSAT Study Plan

Thursday, April 13 | 5 PM PT | GFS 329

The LSAT is unlike any other test out there. Do you know how to prepare for it? The Kaplan Test Prep team will go over how much time you’ll need to set aside for LSAT prep and how to build a specific study plan that fits your schedule. The Kaplan team will also talk about how to practice and review the most effectively to see the score increase you’re looking for. 

Note: Your personal information will not be shared with Kaplan unless you opt-in to receive emails from Kaplan regarding promotions and additional events.

Register here.

Yale Law School Launchpad Scholars Program Info Session

Wednesday, April 12 | 2 PM PT | Virtual

Join the Launchpad Scholars team at an information session where you will learn more about all aspects of the Launchpad Scholars Program, our application process, and what Scholars can expect from participation in the program. There will also be lots of time for your questions! RSVP here.

Berkeley Law's For People of Color Conference

Saturday, April 8 | 9 AM-4:30 PM PT | Virtual

The For People of Color Conference is a FREE annual event hosted by Berkeley Law's Coalition for Diversity devoted that is intended to help demystify the law school application process, the law school curriculum, and law student life for prospective law students of color. RSVP here

4th Annual Financial Literacy Conference (Presented by the USC Career Center)

April 4-5 | Various times | In-person & virtual

USC students and alumni will learn about investing, saving, budgeting, credit score, salary negotiation, debt management, retirement benefits, and more. First in-person session on “Understanding Taxes, Savings & Investing” is open to current students only. The three virtual sessions on “Salary Negotiation”, “Budgeting & Credit Score”, and “Building Financial Wealth & Independence” are open to all USC students and alumni.  Learn more here.

A Conversation with Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard

Thursday, March 30 | 6-8 PM PT | Lewis Hall (RGL), 101

Latinx Graduate Student Association (LGSA), in collaboration with GPAC & PLSA, is proud to host Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard on campus for a conversation with USC students. For nearly 30 years, she has advocated and fought for the Latino community in the Los Angeles Area. Her track record as the first Mexican American woman elected to Congress, the first Latina chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and an original co-author of the DREAM Act is an inspiration to students at USC. RSVP here

Professionalism in the Law School Admission Process

Tuesday, March 28 | 11 AM PT | Virtual

You’ll have many opportunities to leave a positive impression while interacting with law school representatives during the admission process. In this live event, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of what’s expected of law school applicants. From emails and phone calls to law school forums and campus visits, learn how you can put your best professional self forward as you begin your law school journey. Presented by LSAC LawHub.  RSVP here 

Planning Your Legal Career Today

Thursday, March 23 | 11 AM PT | Virtual

Law school is a big investment of time and money—start planning today to maximize and protect that investment! This live event will put you on the right track to get the most out of your law school experience and JD degree — from figuring out your desired practice area, to learning about the opportunities in modern practice, to determining how best to achieve your professional goals. This event is intended for those aiming to start law school by August 2023. Presented by LSAC LawHub.  RSVP here

LinkedIn Personal Branding

Tuesday, March 21 | 12-1 PM PT | Virtual

Learn how to optimize your profile and content to build your personal brand and audience. Students of all class levels and majors are welcome! RSVP here 

Paying for Law School Webinar by AccessLex

Tuesday, March 14 | 3PM PT | Virtual 

A little knowledge about the financial aid process and available options will go a long way in lowering your stress as you fund your legal education. During this event, an Accredited Financial Counselor® from the non-profit organization AccessLex Institute® will discuss cost of attendance, the financial aid application process, and the types of aid available to law students. RSVP here. 

Law School Admissions with PracticePro and Pre-Law Founding Circle

Friday, March 10 | 11 AM PT | Virtual

PracticePro is hosting a virtual information session open to all pre-law students to share law school admissions advice and answer questions about the Pre-Law Diversity Scholarship. RSVP here. 

 Law in the Lone Star State - Texas Law School Admissions Virtual Panel 

Tuesday, March 7 | 10-11:30 AM PT | Virtual

Come learn about the different Texas law schools. You will have the chance to hear from UH Law Center, UT Austin School of Law, SMU Dedman School of Law, and more.  RSVP here.



The USC Pre-Law Advising team provides resources including advising, application material review, events, and educational materials designed to support students and alumni preparing for law school.


Personal Statement Review:

For tips on what makes a great personal statement, please review this handout.  After personally proofreading your personal statement for grammar and content using the handout as a guide, submit the final draft for review.  The pre-law advising team will return it to you within 5 days with constructive feedback. 


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Pre-Law Advising Appointments:

Students and alumni are welcome to schedule one appointment at a time with the following staff:

Aeverie PolintanBIO: Aeverie is a current 2L Honors Scholar at USC Gould, and is an aspiring litigator. She attended Northeastern University and graduated with a BS in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. Aeverie is thrilled to be part of the Career Pathways team as a pre-law advisor, and is loves leveraging her personal experience to help other students navigate the law school admissions process.

Briana Niu: BIO:  Briana is a current 2L student at USC Gould with an interest in patent law. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and a minor in History. Prior to attending law school, Briana worked in IT consulting. Briana is excited to support the Career Pathways team as a pre-law advisor and enjoys helping students figure out how to navigate their own unique paths to law school.

Jen O’Connor, Senior Career Advisor, Pre-Law & Graduate School advising

  • Dornsife students and alumni, please use Compass to review Jen’s availability and schedule an appointment
  • Non-Dornsife students and alumni, use this link to review Jen’s availability and schedule an appointment

Use this link to review appointment availability and to  schedule an appointment.

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