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.


Thank you to everyone in MAPLA who attended the 2016 PLANC Conference in Chicago this past June!  We hope to see you at the next MAPLA Conference in Detroit September 21-23, 2017 at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Downtown – Fort Shelby.  Be sure to watch for details!

Don't miss the New Pre-Law Advisors Webinar on September 15, 2016.  More details are available here.

Hit the road with the MAPLA Caravan October 3-6, 2016!  Learn more here.

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