Is it cancelled this year?
While UW-Madison will not be hosting an in-person Law School Fair event this year, you will have access to attend one of a number of virtual Law School Fairs hosted by the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) this fall, as well as attend our “Law School 202X” virtual event series for more information on law school applications, the admissions process, the LSAT, preparing for the virtual law fairs, and finding jobs and internships during uncertain economic times. See our events page for a full list and to register for these upcoming fall events.
To attend a 2020 virtual law fair: Registration 3 days in advance IS REQUIRED. Please visit https://www.lsac.org/lawschoolforums to register.
Virtual Law School Fair dates:
Saturday, September 26th
Tuesday, October 13th
Wednesday, November 4th
Saturday, December 12th
All Law School Fairs will be open for live workshops from 1pm-6:30pm Central, and Law School Admissions Officers are available to meet from 2pm-6pm Central.
What is it?
The Law School Expo is the largest pre-law event of the year. Representatives from law schools around the country will be available to answer questions about their own law schools, questions about the application process in general, and questions about life as a law student. Stop by the UW Law School Open House in the morning and then come to the Law School Expo for any portion of the event that you have time to attend. Check out our collection of past Law School Expo Videos here.
What should I ask?
A Law School Fair is your opportunity to get insight from admissions representatives concerning their schools, including admissions standards, financial aid, and curricular programs. Use that opportunity to your advantage and think of questions that would assist you in both choosing the schools to which you will be applying and then preparing your applications. A sample list of questions to ask law school reps has been prepared by CPLA. It is a comprehensive list that you may use to help you narrow down the information that would be of most assistance to you.
Do I need to dress up?
A Law School Fair is not a career fair so you do not need to wear a suit or other dress clothes. If you are in the process of applying to law school this year, business casual would be appropriate since the representatives will be able to put a face with the name on an application. Don’t wear anything that would make you memorable for the wrong reasons.