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|2020 Pre-Law Conference|
Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Conference,
Mock Trial Competition, & Law School Expo
November 4-8, 2020
About Pre-Law Conference
The Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Conference, Mock Trial Competition, and Law Expo is an educational and leadership opportunity where pre-law members meet fellow P.A.D.s, law school representatives from colleges and universities throughout the United States, and vendors including LSAT prep company representatives.
Each conference is packed with guest speakers, workshops, leadership training, and panels that provide invaluable fraternal networking and professional growth. We also provide time for attendees to sight-see around Washington, D.C. and visit local law schools.
We are monitoring how COVID-19 may affect this in-person conference. In the event we are unable to host in Arlington, VA this year, we will transition the conference to a virtual format.
Designed to further help students make an educated decision about pursuing a legal degree and law career, the Law Expo is host to 100+ law schools and law school prep/LSAT prep companies. Some even offer discounts and law school application fee waivers.
Participate in a variety of pre-law/law education and profession-based workshops lead by field leaders and P.A.D. members. Topics include leadership development, financing your legal education, attorney and non-traditional career panels, professionalism, LSAT prep, and more.
The Competition offers an opportunity to practice your trial advocacy skills in a courtroom setting. Students develop skills including creative problem solving, effective collaboration, forming a persuasive argument, public speaking, critical thinking, and thinking on your feet.
Join hundreds of P.A.D. pre-law and law students, alumni, vendors, speakers, presenters, and more as they network over the week’s events. Pre-Law Conference is a great opportunity to meet people from across the country that specialize in an array of practice fields and careers.
National pre-law awards are presented to outstanding members, chapters, and leaders. Attendees have the chance to meet P.A.D. award winning leaders and hear from prominent P.A.D. members.
Mock Trial Team Captain's Meeting
Mock Trial Rounds 1 & 2
9:30 AM-5:00 PM
Purple & Gold Party
Welcome and Announcements
Law Admissions: Behind Closed Doors
Presented by Dean Michelle Heck, University of Richmond School of Law and Dean Jessica Fonseca-Nader, St. Thomas University School of Law
Law School Expo
10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Free Time for Sightseeing & Law School Tours
Mock Trial Round 3
10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Lawyer Q & A Panel featuring P.A.D. Alumni
Mock Trial Finals
Pre-Law Awards Banquet
Travel Day - no events scheduled. Safe travels!
Hosted within the Pre-Law Conference event, the Mock Trial Competition provides the ability for teams of four to compete on a national level, not just within your local community. Teams from P.A.D. pre-law chapters across the country compete for first through fourth place, with additional honors for outstanding defense, prosecution, advocates, and witnesses awarded.More Information
The Law Expo portion of the P.A.D. Pre-Law Conference is host to 100 law schools and law school prep/LSAT prep companies, and is designed to further help students make an educated decision about pursuing a legal degree and law career.More Information