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.

MAPLA members!  A recording of the webinar co-sponsored by MAPLA and Michigan State University College of Law on February 7, 2017, Legal Careers Update, is now available on our Members Only page.   

Registration is now open for the MAPLA Drive-In Conference on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the University of Illinois College of Law in Champaign, IL.  Space is limited--register today!  Scholarships are available for members and non-members to attend.  Complete the scholarship application prior to registration.
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