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USM Hosting Online Pre-Law Week Events Sept. 14-18

Tue, 09/08/2020 - 12:54pm | By: David Tisdale

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) College of Arts and Sciences will host Pre-Law Week Sept. 14-18 for students considering law school. The week’s online programming includes opportunities to visit with practicing attorneys and paralegals, law school recruiters, participate in a mock law school class, learn more about the law school application process and take a practice Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).

The week’s schedule of events is as follows:


Monday, Sept. 14, 5-6:30 p.m.: Coffee Chat with Practicing Lawyers

Zoom Chat – Visit with experienced lawyers as they describe their work and offer advice on how you can best prepare for law school and a career as an attorney. To join the chat, log-in at 5 p.m. at:


Tuesday, Sept. 15, 5-6:30 p.m.: Coffee Chat with Paralegals

Zoom Chat – A panel of working paralegals will offer insight into their work, along with advice on getting the best job for you. To join the chat, log-in at 5 p.m. at


Wednesday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Law School Fair

Individualized Zoom Chats – Register for one-on-one Zoom chats with recruiters from the law school(s) of your choice. To register for a time slot to chat with a recruiters, sign up for an appointment time at:


Wednesday, Sept. 16, 3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.: Mock Law School Class

Mississippi College Law School Professor Donald Campbell invites you to participate in a realistic law school class online. Sign up in advance, read the assigned case, and then attend the class to get a taste of law school. To sign up for the class, and to receive the court case you will need to read before class, email Amanda Butler at; then attend the Zoom class at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday at


Thursday, Sept. 17, 12:15 - 1:45 p.m.: The Law School Application Process

Zoom Chat - Current law students and recent graduates give you the inside scoop on how to optimize your chance of getting accepted into the law school of your choice. To join the chat, go to the following address at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday:


Thursday, Sept. 17, 4 - 5:15 p.m.: Keynote Address: Commemorating Constitution Day during a Pandemic

Hear this lecture and discussion live on Zoom by going to:


Friday, Sept. 18, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Practice LSAT (Law School Admissions Test)

Log-in to take a real-time, full-sized practice version of the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT). Enroll by 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 by e-mailing Amanda Butler at

For questions or more information about Pre-Law Week at USM, contact Amanda Butler at or William Newman at