Midwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors

Welcome to MAPLA

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.

Plan to join us for the Second Annual MAPLA Drive-In Conference on Friday, March 9, 2018 at The University of Iowa College of Law.  Registration is now open.

Join us for the Spring 2018 MAPLA Members Webinar.  On Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 1-2 p.m. EDT we will be discussing how to help guide students through the law school selection process.

The Fall 2017/Winter 2018 MAPLA Briefs is now available to MAPLA members!  

MAPLA 2018 is September 20-22, 2018 in Indianapolis and session proposals are now being accepted!  Watch our conference page for updates!

Mark your calendars for the 2018 MAPLA Caravan September 24-27, 2018!!  MAPLA members who bring at least three students to a Caravan are reimbursed up to $50 per attendee for related expenses!       
The MALSA 2017 Class Profiles survey results are in!  Members may access the report on our Members Only page. 

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