Membership

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2019 SAPLA Conference

Return of the JD?!
Forces in Pre-Law Advising

Greensboro, N.C.
March 13 – 15, 2019

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2019 Conference Schedule

Tuesday, March 12 – at O. Henry Hotel – Greensboro, NC

  • 4:00-6:00 PM – Conference check-in – 1st floor lobby of O. Henry Hotel

Wednesday, March 13 – at Elon University School of Law – Greensboro, NC
Morning:

  • 6:30-9:00 – Complimentary hot breakfast for guests of O. Henry Hotel (new advisors will want to finish breakfast by 8:10 to catch the shuttles)
  • 7:30-10:45 – Conference check-in – 1st floor lobby of O. Henry Hotel
  • 8:15 – Shuttles leave to transport NEW pre-law advisors from O. Henry Hotel to Elon Law
    • The Wednesday morning sessions are designed specifically for new pre-law advisors with 5 or fewer years of pre-law advising experience.  All other conference attendees will join in later in the day.
  • 8:30 – Tour of Elon Law for NEW pre-law advisors
  • 9:00 – Session for NEW Pre-law Advisors (with 5 or fewer years of pre-law advising experience)
  • 11:15 – Buses leave O. Henry Hotel to transport all other conference attendees to Elon Law
  • 11:30 – Tour of Elon Law

Afternoon:

  • 12:00 – Lunch for all conference attendees & Welcome from Elon Law
  • 1:30 – Plenary: Update from LSAC
  • 3:00 – Plenary: Admission Tests for Law School
  • 4:05 – Buses leave Elon Law to transport conference attendees to O. Henry Hotel
  • 4:30-6:30 – Conference check-in – 1st floor lobby of O. Henry Hotel

Evening:

  • 5:00-7:00 – Opening Reception and Law School Expo (at O. Henry Hotel)

Thursday, March 14 – at Wake Forest University School of Law – Winston-Salem, NC
Morning:

  • 6:30-8:35 – Complimentary hot breakfast for guests of O. Henry Hotel
  • 7:30-8:20 – Conference check-in – 1st floor lobby of O. Henry Hotel
  • 8:40 – Buses leave O. Henry Hotel for Wake Forest Law
  • 9:50 – Tour of Wake Forest Law
  • 10:30 – Break-out Sessions
    • The Importance of Pre-law Student Organizations and Experiential Learning for Pre-law Students
    • Making the Most of “Off Book” Application Pieces
    • HBCU’s in the Current Law School Landscape

Afternoon:

  • 12:00 – Lunch and Welcome from Wake Forest Law
  • 1:30 – Break-out Sessions
    • Why Aren’t Black Students Being Admitted to Law School?
    • Advising International Students Who Want to Attend a US Law School
    • Up Close and Personal Statement – How to Advise on the Personal Statement
  • 3:10 – Buses leave Wake Forest Law for O. Henry Hotel

Evening:

  • Free evening in Greensboro

Friday, March 15 – at Campbell University School of Law – Raleigh, NC
Morning:

  • 6:30-7:35 – Complimentary hot breakfast for guests of O. Henry Hotel
  • 7:40 – Buses leave O. Henry Hotel for Campbell Law
  • 9:40 – Tour of Campbell Law
  • 10:15 – Plenary: You’re Not Going to Believe This: A Dive into the World of the Ridiculous – What Admissions Officers See and Hear
  • 11:30 – Lunch and Welcome from Campbell Law

Afternoon:

  • 12:45 – SAPLA Business Meeting
  • 1:30 – Plenary by Association of American Law Schools (AALS)
  • 2:40 – Buses leave Campbell Law for O. Henry Hotel
    • Bus will make a stop at the Raleigh airport (RDU) on the way back to Greensboro for those who wish to fly home from Raleigh
  • Conference Ends – Safe travels home!