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Spring 2018 Highlights

University of Nebraska One-on-One

Thursday, January 25, 2018

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

215 Fairchild Hall

On Thursday, January 25, 2018, Tracy Warren, Assistant Dean of the University of Nebraska College of Law. This is an excellent opportunity to speak with the Assistant Dean face-to-face about the admission process, financial aid, and what the University of Nebraska has to offer! 

You must pre-register for this event by Monday, January 22 at 5:00 PM. To register, please call the Office of Pre-Law Advising at 785-532-3426 or e-mail jniet@ksu.edu.

When you register, please provide a list of times that work well for you that day. You will be sent your actual appointment time once everyone is scheduled.

For any questions, please contact the Office of Pre-Law Advising at 785-532-3426.

Pre-Law Spring Open House

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

215 Fairchild Hall

The Pre-Law Ambassadors will be hosting an Open House on Tuesday, January 30. All K-State students are welcome to attend.

This will be a great opportunity to learn more about Pre-Law Advising and Pre-Law Ambassadors, network with other Pre-Law students of all ages, ask questions about how you should be preparing in your undergraduate career for law school, and meet our Pre-Law advisor, Mrs. Daralyn Gordon Arata, Esquire, if you have not already!

Snacks and refreshments will be provided as well. 

KU Law School One-on-One

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This is a reminder that you will have the chance to meet one-on-one with KU’s Dean of Admission, Steve Freedman, on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. This is an excellent opportunity to discuss your education goals, find out about programs at KU, learn about financial options, and discover how KU Law might fit into your future.

This event requires an appointment. Please call the Office of Pre-Law Advising at 785-532-3426 or email jniet@ksu.edu to set up an appointment. Please provide your complete availability for the day, year in school, and whether you are currently applying/admitted to KU Law School when you sign up.

The deadline to sign up is Monday, February 5th at 12:00 PM. Don’t miss out!

Washburn Law School One-on-One

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

On behalf of the Washburn University School of Law, I invite you to meet one-on-one with Washburn’s Director of Admissions, Preston Nicholson, to discuss your education goals and how Washburn Law might fit into your future plans. This is a wonderful opportunity to find out about programs at Washburn Law, financial options, and how to improve your chances of admission. Both admitted and prospective students are welcome!

This event requires an appointment. Please call the Office of Pre-Law Advising at 785-532-3426 or email darja@ksu.edu to set up an appointment. We will need to know your complete availability for the day, year in school, and whether you are currently applying to Washburn Law School.

The deadline to sign up is Friday, February 3rd at 2:00 PM. Don’t miss out!

Legal Speaker Series: Hon. Meryl D. Wilson

Monday, February 19, 2018

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Student Union, Rm. 209

The Office of Pre-Law Advising and Pre-Law Ambassadors are excited to welcome Judge Meryl D. Wilson, Chief Judge of the Riley County District Court, as the debut speaker for our new Legal Speaker Series. The Speaker Series is designed to give students at Kansas State University more exposure to the vast array of legal professions through expert speakers in diverse legal professions.

Judge Wilson is a Kansas State University alum with a history of interesting legal work, including once suing the school.   He graduated from Kansas State in 1971 with a degree in History and received his law degree from Washburn University. He was engaged in the private practice of Law before joining the bench as District Judge on April 18, 1997 and has been serving Riley County ever since.

Judge Wilson will speak to students about his own legal career, preparing for and attending law school, the path to becoming a judge and the view from the Bench.

Legal Life Hacks

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Wildcat Chamber

Do you know what rights you have when the police show up at your door? What do you do if you think your landlord is violating your lease? Would you know what to do if you are at a party and see someone being sexually assaulted?

This is a reminder that the Legal Life Hacks Panel will take place on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM
 
Time will be reserved for questions after the panelists speak. This is a great opportunity to learn from legal experts and have your questions answered. This event is free and open to the public.

We hope to see you there!

Legal Speaker Series: Mock Law Class

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Student Union, Rm. 209 

Have you ever wondered what a law school class is really like? Come join us and find out! A dynamic law class will be taught by Professor Lumen Mulligan of the University of Kansas School of Law on Tuesday, March 6 in Room 209 of the Student Union. We hope to see you there!

“Professor Mulligan joined the KU Law faculty in 2010, where he teaches predominantly civil litigation courses. In the ensuing years, KU Law students have recognized Mulligan for his teaching several times, including awarding him the Dean Frederick J. Moreau teaching and mentoring award. Mulligan has authored or co-authored four books and treatises on jurisdiction and procedure and often writes for the bar-association press. State and federal courts at all levels cite Mulligan's scholarship regularly.”

Prepare for class with the following readings:

Oz to Oz: Judge Paul Howard

Monday, April 9th, 2018

5:30 – 6:30 PM

Business Building, Room 1078 

The Honorable Paul Howard is a Judge on the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.  He is visiting the United States through the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program: Fulbright Professional Scholarship. 

Judge Howard’s research centers on access to justice and the funding and administration of Federal Courts. He is the author of several scholarly works on the administration and nature of the Courts.  He will talk about the Federal systems of Australia and the USA, International Law, and the view from the bench.

This is a wonderful opportunity to meet a practicing judge from Australia and learn how two common law systems with similar roots have developed differently.

Practice LSAT

Saturday, April 14, 2018

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Big 12 Room, KSU Student Union

There will be a Practice LSAT on Saturday morning, April 14, 2018, in the Big 12 Room of the K-State Student UnionThe cost is $15.00 due at registration.

Pre-register in 215 Fairchild Hall no later than 12:00 Noon on Friday, April 6, 2018.  You must pre-pay at the time you register.   If the response for this test is insufficient, it will be cancelled so please register timely. 
  
Arrive at the test a little early to get signed in.  Bring a photo ID, an analogue watch, #2 pencils and an eraser to the test.  No mechanical pencils, hats, or hoods are permitted.  Please let me know if you need a certain test or if you have taken many prior tests.

This is the final practice LSAT for this academic year. 

LSAT Logic Workshops

Monday April 16, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 PM

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, from 4:00-6:00 PM

Dickens Hall 203

The Department of Philosophy has partnered with the Office of Pre-Law Advising to offer students a unique opportunity to learn how to better tackle the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT).

On Monday, April 16, 2018, from 4:00-6:00 PM, Dr. Bruce Glymour, head of the Philosophy Department, will run a session on using logic, modal reasoning, and statistical reasoning to solve LSAT Reading Comprehension and Logical Reasoning problems.

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, from 4:00-6:00 PM, Dr. Graham Leach-Krouse, professor of logic, will run a session on using logic and other tricks to solve Analytical Reasoning (Logic Games) problems on the LSAT.

This is an excellent opportunity to build up the skills and strategy needed to better tackle LSAT problems and learn more about the types of problems you will encounter on the LSAT.

Fall 2017 Highlights

Law Fair 

Friday, September 8, 2017

10:00-1:00 PM

Union Ballroom

The Kansas State University Pre-Law Ambassadors, in conjunction with the Office of Pre-Law Advising, is hosting a law fair on September 8th, 2017, in the Student Union Ballroom. The fair will begin at 10:00 AM and last until 1:00 PM. Over 50 law schools will be represented!

For the Fair, please come in casual attire.  The law schools understand that you are coming between classes but please look neat and clean; save the ripped jeans for another day.  You don’t need a resume. 

Come prepared to ask questions of the school representatives.  Ask about their certificate programs, chances to study abroad, specific areas of interest, trial teams, etc.  This is your chance to learn about the differences among the schools and find the right ones for you.

The fair is open to all students, across all majors and will be a come-and-go event. Feel free to stay for a few minutes or a few hours.   Registration is available at the door or online.

Constitution Day

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

9:00 AM-12:00 PM; 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

Forum Hall, KSU Student Union

judgesTuesday, September 19, 2017 is Kansas State University’s celebration of Constitution Day in Forum Hall, fulfilling our Federal mandate.  A three-Judge panel from the Kansas Court of Appeals led by the Hon. Melissa Taylor Standridge with Hon. Stephen D. Hill and Hon. Kim R. Schroeder will hear six (6) cases from across the state.   This is an incredible opportunity for us to see our court system in action.  The unrest in the world brings our freedoms into sharper focus and the legislative impasse in our Capitol illustrates how important it is for us as citizens to understand our system of government and be active participants.

There will be three (3) cases heard in the morning beginning at 9:00 AM and three (3) cases argued in the afternoon beginning at 1:30 PM. These are real cases argued by attorneys from all over the state.  You will be able to watch the attorneys argue their cases before the panel of Judges and have an opportunity to ask questions between cases. 

Two of our local attorneys are among those arguing in the afternoon session: William J. Bahr of Arthur-Green LLP and P. Bernard Irvine of Morrison, Frost, Olsen, Irvine & Schartz, LLP.  Mr. Irvine is an Adjunct Professor in the department of Agricultural Economics teaching Agricultural Law I.

You can stay as long as you want or just stop by to see your state Court in action. Click here to view the official flyer for the event.

Rights and Responsibilities Panel

Monday, October 30, 2017

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Wildcat Chamber

panelDo you know your free speech rights? What about your rights on campus? Do you know what to do if a police officer stops you on your way home from Aggieville? How does the latest travel ban affect you? Why should you care about the DACA repeal? What are your responsibilities as a citizen? 

In today’s heated political climate, knowing your responsibilities as well as your rights could make the difference between a night at home and a night in jail.

Join our guest panel in a thoughtful discussion of the rights and responsibilities that go along with living in America. The panelists will discuss voting rights and responsibilities, immigration, student speech and hate speech on campus, and rights and duties associated with the police.

Our panelists are:

  • Micah Kubic: Executive Director of the Kansas ACLU
  • David Rubenstein, Esquire: Professor of Law at Washburn University School of Law
  • Cheryl Strecker, Esquire: General Council, Kansas State Universtiy
  • Jeremiah Platt, Esquire: Clark and Platt, CHTD

There will be time for discussion and questions after the panelists speak. This is a great opportunity to learn from experts and have your questions answered! 

This event is free and open to the public. Feel free to come and go as time allows. Click here to view the official flyer for this event.

Legal Guest Speaker: Patrick Carney

Thursday, November 9, 2017

9:00-10:30 AM

215 Fairchild Hall Conference Room

Join Patrick Carney, an experienced Assistant U.S. Attorney in a discussion about his interesting career, the path to law school, and becoming an AUSA. This is an excellent opportunity to hear from an expert in criminal law and have your questions answered. Seating is limited, so please RSVP.