Attention Pre-Law Students: Upcoming LSAT Changes

Attention Pre-Law Students: Upcoming LSAT Changes

By Trevor Larner Major changes are coming for future law students, as LSAC recently announced that the LSAT will be transitioning to digital-only starting with the July 2019 test. If you plan on taking the test in July of 2019, you may be assigned a paper-and-pencil test or a digital test (which test you receive will not be known in advance). However, to make things easier for you during the transition, LSAC is offering July 2019 test takers the option to see their score before making the decision on whether to cancel it. If you decide to cancel, you can take the test once more free of charge through April 2020. Following the July 2019 test, all exams will be administered digitally. Some highlights regarding the transition: June 2019: Last paper/pencil exam. July 2019: Some paper, some digital. Most test takers will not know their format beforehand. As a result, those taking the July 2019 LSAT will be allowed to cancel their score after seeing it. This is a unique opportunity. September 2019: Fully digital exam. The new digital test will be delivered on a tablet interface and will include positive features such as faster reporting of scores. Don’t fret if you have already bought an LSAT review book, as those are still good, but there will soon be new materials specifically designed for the tablet interface. This change coincides with an increase in the number of test dates from six to nine, giving students more flexibility on when to take the exam. The change to the new digital system also requires changes to the writing portion of the...
CCPA Summer Series 2017: Diomand Henry ’18, Working on Two Sides of the Law

CCPA Summer Series 2017: Diomand Henry ’18, Working on Two Sides of the Law

After working within the legal world last year, I knew I wanted to do it again. As a court advocate, I got to be there for families and friends of homicide victims helping them to navigate through the judicial system. This work caring for survivors and witnesses of crime was one I began to realize was as important as justice being served by judges and lawyers of the criminal justice system. This year I decided that being a court advocate would be an option again for me because I liked being an extra resource for families. This summer, I have the opportunity to work as an intern in two organizations, Northwest Victims Services ( NVS) and Pennsylvania Prison Society (PPS). Northwest Victim Services (NVS) is an organization which strives to address cycle of violence within the community by “increasing awareness of crime prevention” strategies that could increase community safety of Philadelphia. The mission of NVS and my job as a courtroom advocate is to try support individuals impacted by crime by working alongside them empowering them to effectively navigate the criminal justice system, while fervently advocating for their rights. In detail this includes working directly with crime victims who attend preliminary hearings, keeping victims and witnesses of crime up to date on their cases, and advocating for their questions and their rights. As an intern for NVS, it is my responsibility to be a resource for victims and witnesses and offer as much information about counseling and finances possible to help ease their journeys through this difficult process. Last summer, as a courtroom advocate, not only did I have...
CAREERS IN LAW WEEK!

CAREERS IN LAW WEEK!

We are so excited to begin our annual Bi-College Careers in Law Week for 2017. Events run from Feburary 6-10 and include numerous alumni and special guests to help you explore your interest in the field of law, and answer your questions about law school. Mark your calendar! MONDAY 2/6 “Mawters on Monday” Career Chat Allison Eiselen BMC ’09 Juvenile Prosecutor BMC, Gateway Conference Room, Noon TUESDAY 2/7 LSAT Strategy Session with Princeton Review HC, Dining Center – Faculty Dining Room, 6:00pm WEDNESDAY 2/8 – two events Villanova Law School Classes and tour 9:30am – Noon. See poster for details and advanced sign up. **Careers in Law Alumni Panel** BMC Gateway Conference Room, 6:00pm Featured event! Law alumni in litigation, the music industry, labor & employment law, corporate law and more! THURSDAY 2/9 – two events Pre-Law Orientation HC, CCPA Conference Room, Stokes 300, Noon For juniors & seniors applying in the next 1-2 years. **pizza provided** “How This Whole Law School Thing Works” Stephen Brown, Assistant Dean, Fordham Law HC, CCPA Conference Room, Stokes 300, 6:00pm **pizza provided** FRIDAY 2/10 – two events “Fords on Friday” Career Chat Alexandre Turner HC ’93 HC, CCPA Conference Room, Stokes 300, Noon **pizza provided** Financing Your Legal Education Penn State School of Law BMC, Campus Center 200, 1:30pm   IN ADDITION! Haverford College is sponsoring the two events below! IMMIGRATION INFORMATION PANEL AND DISCUSSION Monday, Feb. 6, at 6:30 PM Stokes Auditorium The experts will include:   Attorney William Stock of Klasko Immigration Law Partners has been practicing  immigration law exclusively for over twenty years and currently is the President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA),...