Workshops

FRIDAY WORKSHOPS


How I Compare | Discover Which Law Schools are in Your Future & New Feature Introduction

  • David Gray

Description  

How I Compare is a completely free resource that helps tens of thousands of students across the nation navigate the Law School admissions process, research and communicate with Law Schools, and even offers a FREE LSAT Prep Course! Learn about Law School options and opportunities, discover which Law Schools may be a best match for you, understand scholarship opportunities, and learn tips and tricks to navigate the admissions process. 

Bio: David Gray  - Founder & CEO

David is the founder and CEO of How I Compare.  David has been in the legal education industry for more than two decades and also founded the most widely used site in the world for legal education – Casebriefs

 

AccessLex: Find and Fund Your Law School Education

  • Sherry Mason

Description: How are you going to choose the right law school for you?  How are you going to pay for law school?  AccessLex Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to access, affordability, and value of legal education.  Sherry Mason, Director of Pre-Law Services, will walk you through the strategic decisions you can make as you apply for law school admission and financial aid, so you get the most out of your law school education.  Sherry is an experienced pre-law advisor and an accredited financial counselor, so bring all your questions for this helpful interactive session.

Bio: Sherry Mason is the Director of Pre-Law Services for AccessLex Institute.  In this role, she develops tools to help prospective lawyers make informed decisions about law school.  Sherry was a pre-law advisor for 9 years, and has also worked as a bankruptcy attorney and an athletic coach.  She loves helping smart, dedicated people reach their goals.  Earning her JD and becoming an Accredited Financial Counselor gave Sherry the knowledge and experience to be helpful to aspiring lawyers.     

 

What I Wish I Knew as a 1L

  • Kayla Kunkel-Lemuel
  • Erick Salazar

Description:

Hear from three P.A.D. members and current law students on what they wished they'd known during their first year of law school.

Bio

Erick M. Salazar is a 2L Part-Time student at Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law.

He received his Bachelors of the Arts Degree from the University of Central Florida, with a focus on American Politics and Policy.

Currently serving as Marshal for Phi Alpha Delta’s Bradwell Chapter, Speaker of the House for Student Bar Association, Vice President for Immigration Law Society, Advocate for Barry Law’s Mock Trial Team and Deans Study Fellow for incoming 1L's.

Kayla Kunkel-Lemuel is a 3L at Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law. She received her Bachelor of the Arts Degree from University of Maryland, College Park majoring in Sociology with a minor in Law and Society. She serves as Justice for Phi Alpha Delta’s Myra Bradwell Chapter, Treasurer for the Student Bar Association and the Immigration Law Society, and a Student Advocate for the Bankruptcy Clinic. She also holds the position of Student Assistant for the Director of Special Events and Alumni Relations. 

  

Admissions 101 Panel with Law School Deans

  • Moderated by Katrin Hussmann Schroll - Assistant Dean for Admissions, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
    • Featuring: Kathy Seward Northern - Associate Dean for Admissions, Ohio State University Mortiz College of Law

Description:

Please join a panel of Law School Deans of Admission, and learn how to craft a competitive law school application. The Panel will discuss what admissions committees look for when reviewing applications, how to maximize your strengths and finesse your weaknesses, and provide a personal statement workshop with tips on making your personal statement stand out.  Question and answer session will follow panel discussion.

 

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS

Powerscore Parallel Reasoning Workshop
  • Alex Ruby

Description: Join PowerScore senior instructor Alex Ruby as she analyzes a difficult element encountered in LSAT Logical Reasoning: Parallel Reasoning. Alex scored in the 99th percentile with a 173 on her official LSAT and went on to graduate from Pepperdine University School of Law where she was also a Moot Court Chair. In addition to her LSAT instructing, Alex has worked as an in-house counsel for multiple international corporations and has been a Partner at two large firms representing Fortune 500 companies in a variety of litigation and trial matters. During this workshop, she will be exploring the unique and challenging nature of LSAT Parallel Reasoning problems, and present students with powerful solution strategies for attacking one of the test's toughest question types. All attendees will become eligible for special PowerScore course discounts and book raffles!

  

TestMax | GRE vs. LSAT for Law School: Which Should You Choose If You’re Applying?

  • Mehran Ebadolahi

Bio Mehran Ebadolahi |Co-Founder & CEO

Mehran Ebadolahi graduated summa cum laude from UCLA in 2004 with a B.A. in Business Economics and a minor in Accounting. The first time he took a practice LSAT, he scored a 148, which made him seriously reconsider his law school dreams. Through hard work and perseverance, however, he was eventually able to score a 174 on the December 2004 LSAT and he has been an LSAT instructor/private tutor ever since.

In 2010, Mehran graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School. It was during his time at HLS that he co-founded BarMax (“the $1000 app”) in an effort to disrupt the bar exam prep space that had long been a monopoly. Since graduating from HLS, Mehran has continued to work on BarMax (now TestMax, Inc.) full-time and he is currently the CEO of the company.

 

The Law School Hustle: Getting In & Excelling Once There

  • Ashley Kirkwood

Description

This presentation will describe the three keys to a winning law school personal statement and the three tips to acing your first year of law school. 

Bio

Ashley Nicole Kirkwood knows first-hand how amorphous law school can feel! She went from having a 2.1 GPA during her undergraduate studies to graduating from law school with a 3.86 GPA. Ashley shares her secrets to success in her no-holds-barred book, The Law School Hustle.   Ashley graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in international business and then went on to receive her law degree, with honors, from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

Upon graduating, she began her career at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the world. She currently runs The Law School Hustle, a company dedicated to coaching law students to academic and professional success. She also runs her own law firm, Mobile General Counsel, which is dedicated to helping startup companies and entrepreneurs grow and comply with federal and state laws. Ashley is married and she and her husband Chris, run their nonprofit, The Kirkwood Foundation in Chicago, Illinois.

 

Blueprint Logic Games Workshop

  • William McNally

Description

Blueprint LSAT Prep will be hosting a free workshop on the most intimidating section of the Law School Admission Test: Logic Games. We will cover the logic games section of the test, running through some sample problems and laying out some clear strategy to help students break down each game.

Bio        

After self-studying to a 170 on the LSAT, Will went on to earn a J.D. and LL.M. in Taxation with Distinction from the Georgetown University Law Center. In his free time, he competed in moot court, worked on a law journal, and ran the mid-Atlantic’s preeminent law-school rugby team. All this allowed him to become an Honors Attorney in the federal government. His teaching style is straightforward: (a) break down the method into easily understood parts, then (b) drill it until its second nature. He jumps at an opportunity to generate a Pavlovian response with a mnemonic or song. Will thrives on the groans generated by a well-timed bad pun. He is physically incapable of giving a bad high-five. He will passionately advocate that a hot dog is not a sandwich. And he’ll help you slay the LSAT.

 

Dress for Success Seminar with Men’s Wearhouse

  • Paul Owens, Zone Operation Manager
  • Ibrahim Elabyad, Assistant Manager

Description: Featuring interview preparation tips, what attire is an interview appropriate, and how to have a good composition for the interview (business dress / casual dress). Learn what to expect when you shop at the Men's Wearhouse and how these presentations can be made at your chapter!

**Please note this presentation is for all genders**


Law School Transparency: A Walk Through of the LST Reports

  • Derek Tokaz

Description

An overview of how Law School Transparency helps students decide whether and where to attend law school. This includes a look at the LST Reports, a set of data-driven tools that help students understand their admissions chances, costs, potential job outcomes, and more. It also includes a look at the podcast I Am The Law, which peers into life as a lawyer.

Bio: Derek Tokaz is a host of LST's podcast, I Am The Law, a show about law jobs. He is a graduate of NYU School of Law and teaches in the College Writing Program at American University.