Pre-Law Events

Past Events

Applying to Law School Info Session
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Cleveland L-1 | 4:30-5:30
Ellen Rutt, Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Strategic Planning at UConn Law School will be speaking to the law school application process.  She is prepared to answer all of your questions and provide insight into the legal profession as well as the law school experience from her expert perspective, having been in this field for almost 20 years! Join her in Cleveland L-1 starting at 4:30pm.Thursday, September 12,
 2013 at 4:30pm
Cleveland L-2

A Day in the Life of...
September 20, 2013 from 1:30-2:30 | CDC Workshop Room 111
Join Ms. Katie McDonough, recent graduate of Seton Hall University School ofLaw and former analyst at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. as she talks about her career journey in business and the legal professions. Her focus next month when she begins her career as a first-year law associate at Simpson Thacher and Bartlett in New York City will be on corporate bankruptcy and transactional law. She looks forward to seeing you there, eager to share her insight and answer any questions you may have! 

From MHC to Law School with Brenda Hernandez '04
Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 12:00-1:00pm | CDC Workshop Room 111 
Brenda Hernandez, MHC ‘04 and Associate Director for Academic and Multicultural Affairs at Boston University School of Law, will share reflections on her transition from MHC to law school, provide general information on the law school admissions process and highlight Boston University School of Law’s offerings. Ms. Hernandez will also be at the Smith and Mount Holyoke College Graduate School Fair later that afternoon from 3:30-6:00pm at the Smith College Campus Center Carroll Room.

Panel Presentation Featuring Law Schools of Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern, & UConn
October 7, 2013 at 4:30 | Reese 202
Students at Mount Holyoke College are cordially invited to attend a panel presentation featuring Law School representatives from these fantastic schools. The program will address topics including the admissions and financial aid processes, academic and co-curricular programs, and the legal profession.  Panelists encourage attendees to ask questions and engage actively in thoughtful discussion.

Western New England University Clason Speaker Series
October 16, 2013 from 12:00-1:00pm | WNEU Law School Common 
RSVP Required Online  |  More information here
Presented by Karl S. Coplan, Professor of Law, Pace Law School. 
The radical economic and social changes necessary to address global warming are expected to be driven by law and legal institutions, says Professor Coplan, but law-driven social changes of this magnitude, while not unprecedented, are scarce. Today’s climate activist model resembles the civil rights movement of the 1960s and also the temperance and prohibition movements. And a successful shift to a carbon-free economy might resemble the abolition of slavery more than any of these. 

Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Forum - NY
Friday, October 18, 2013 
Workshops: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Talk with School Reps: NOON to 5:00 PM 

Saturday, October 19, 2013 
Workshops: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM 
Talk with School Reps: 11 AM to 4:00 PM 

Law School Admission Council (LSAC) Forum - Boston
Monday, October 21, 2013
Workshops9:00 am–4:00 pm:
Talk with School Reps: 11:00 am–4:00 pm

Mock Law School Admissions Panel - Who Gets In?
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 
12:30-1:30 | 
CDC Workshop Room 111
Join us—and join in—as three actual law school admissions officers discuss which of three "applicants" will get in to a fictional law school.  Copies of the "applications" will be available at the event.


  • Alison Beyea, Director of Admissions at the University of Maine School of Law
  • Elisabeth Steele Hutchison, Director of Admissions at the University of Hawai'i Law School
  • Lisa M. Lancia, Director of Admissions at Pace University School of Law

Alumnae Panel Discussion: State of the Legal Profession
Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 4:30pm-6:00pm | Dwight 101 
Curious about the current state of the legal profession?  Want to hear more from experts in legal education and employment?  Then The State of the Legal Profession panel is for you! Panelists include: 

  • Associate Dean and Dean of Students at Harvard Law School, Ellen Cosgrove MHC ’84
  • Director of Legal Recruiting at Ropes & Gray LLP, Helen Long MHC ‘78
  • Director of Employer Relations and Suffolk University, Elizabeth (Betsy) Armour Smith ‘79
  • Special guest: Assistant Dean for Career Services at Western New England School of Law, Paula Zimmer. 

Panelists will participate in a moderated discussion regarding topics ranging from financial aid/debt management to employment to methods for facing the changes in the legal market, with the opportunity to field questions from the audience for the last half hour of the event. Refreshments will be served at the networking reception following the panel discussion.  

Columbia Law School Information Session
October 25, 2013 at 12:15pm
Smith College Lazarus Center Workshop Room
A representative from Columbia Law school will be on hand to discuss the admissions process and the benefits of attending Columbia Law.

One of the first law schools established in the United States, Columbia Law School is internationally renowned as a leading center of legal scholarship with a deep commitment to teaching and professional training.

Free Kaplan LSAT Practice Test (Kaplan) 
November 2, 2013 from 10:00am | Kendade 303
Want to take the entire LSAT for FREE on campus to practice your skills and become more familiar with the timing?  Then stay tuned for details from your Pre-Law Advisor and KAPLAN on how to sign up for a seat.  There are 24 available and on a first come, first served basis. 

Harvard Law School Visit
November 8, 2013 | Transportation Provided
Join Dean Ellen Cosgrove MHC '84 at Harvard Law School as she welcomes you to explore the campus, attend an admissions info session, meet with MHC alumnae at Harvard Law, and attend a lunchtime lecture on Ethics and Animals. This site visit will be open to all students who have not yet taken the trip. Interested students must apply in order to be considered.

Contact Meghan Godorov, Pre-Law Advisor, to apply with your resume and a personal statement (1 page single-spaced or two pages double-spaced) explaining why you want to attend this event. Applications due October 25th by 5pm.

LSAT Preparation

CANCELLED: LSAT Preview Class with Kaplan Instructor
This is a preview for the LSAT Prep class beginning in January
November 7, 2013 from 6:30-7:30pm | CDC Workshop Room 111
Take an indepth look at the LSAT and review some of our exclusive strategies for each section of the test with top rated instructor Erin Boylan.
Please register here

Kaplan LSAT Prep Class
January 4, 2013 (first class session)
Time TBA

MHC students at the spring 2013 visit to Harvard Law School.