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.

Mark your calendars for another informative MAPLA webinar!  On Monday, November 6, 2017 at 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Eastern time join LSAC's new president, Kellye Testy, Vivian Bowden, Executive Director for Education, Prelaw Programs, and Member Support Services, and Rebecca L. Scheller, Assistant Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid at University of Wisconsin Law School to learn about additional LSAT test administrations, LSAC's partnership with Khan Academy, and more!  MAPLA webinars are an exclusive benefit for MAPLA members.  Information about accessing the webinar can be found on our Members Only page.
The Midwest Law School Virtual Fair is November 7, 2017!  Co-sponsored by the Midwest Alliance for Law School Admissions and the Midwest Association of Prelaw Advisors.  This is a great opportunity for  students and advisors not able to travel to a Caravan or Forum.  Registration is open now!

Thanks to everyone for another successful MAPLA Conference!  The full program and presentation materials are now available on the Members Only page!  Don't forget to SAVE THE DATE for the 2018 Conference September 20-22, 2018 in Indianapolis!
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