The Midwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors, MAPLA, promotes informed advising of students who are considering a legal career. Since the organization's inception in 1975, MAPLA has served as an effective vehicle for communication among professionals involved in pre-law advising and in the law school admissions process. MAPLA members advise students in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
MAPLA has several active programs that connect pre-law advisors, law school admission representatives, and LSAC staff including:
- An annual conference that provides on-going education and professional development for new and seasoned pre-law advisors,
- A caravan of law school admission representatives that brings law school admissions to campuses throughout the region,
- The MAPLA Briefs newsletter published several times each year to inform the membership on issues affecting pre-law advising and law school admissions, and
- A professional listserve for members enabling discussion and information sharing throughout the year.
We invite you to explore our website to learn how MAPLA effectively supports the work of advisors across the Midwest.
MAPLA NEWS AND UPDATES
National Pre-Law Advisor Listserv Transition
The national pre-law advisor listserv is transitioning from longtime host Elon University to a PLANC (Pre-Law Advisors National Council) managed Google Group. All pre-law advisors who wish to be on the new listserv should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to join. The current Elon listserv will go offline on Friday, September 6, 2013.
MAPLA is seeking candidates to fill three positions due for election at its annual meeting in October, 2013. The three positions eligible for election are treasurer, at-large member, and at-large member. All term are for a period of two years. Click here for more information about Board elections.
The MAPLA Conference 2013 will be held Thursday, October 24 to Saturday, October 26, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. The theme of the conference is "Helping Our Students Build Professional Skills." The conference will be held at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark with some sessions offered at Washington University Law School and St. Louis University School of Law. Click here for more information about the conference.
Law School Caravan
MAPLA will be hosting law school fairs in Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, and Wisconsin the week of October 21. The first stop of the Caravan will be Indiana University in Bloomington, followed by the University of Illinois in Champaign, then St. Louis University in Missouri, and concluding at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Click here to learn more about the Caravan.