MAPLA
Midwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors

Conference Schedule 2017

 Thursday, September 21 -- Morning (Optional Pre-Conference Trip to the University of Michigan Law School)
 8:00am  9:00am    Continental Breakfast for Pre-Conference Trip
  
Sponsored by Loyola University Chicago School of Law

DoubleTree Suites
9:00am                      Bus to University of Michigan Law School DoubleTree Suites

10:15am 11:00am    Tours of Michigan Law School University of Michigan

11:00am 12:30pm    Discussion and Lunch
  
Lunch Sponsored by University of Michigan Law School

University of Michigan
12:45pm      Bus to Hotel

 
 Thursday, September 21 -- Morning/Afternoon                                                                                     DoubleTree Suites
8:00am
6:00pm
   Registration and Vendor Displays                          
                
                
Second Floor

12:15pm
1:45pm
   Lunch and Concurrent Law School Sessions
   Sponsored by Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
   and University of Windsor Faculty of Law

Option 1:  Lunch and Learn with University of Windsor Faculty of Law
                 Speaker: Shae Harasym, Leadership Giving Officer

Option 2:  Lunch and Learn with Western Michigan University Thomas M.
                 Cooley Law
                 Speaker: Ieisha Humphrey, Enrollment and Student Services
                                 Coordinator
           
  


           

Crystal Ballroom


Fort Brady Room
2:00pm
3:45pm  Concurrent Pre-Law Advising Workshops 

New Pre-Law Advisor Workshop
For new advisors or those who wish to have a refresher, this session will
provide an overview of pre-law advising strategies, access to resources,
the Law School Admissions Council, and campus programming.

Presenters:
Janet Hein, Director of Admissions
                    Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Maria P. Vitullo, Director, Sue J. Henry Center for Pre-Law Education
                            Miami University

Veteran Advisor Workshop
Over the last year we learned the LSAT yearly offerings will be increased and
additional law schools will accept the GRE.  Join us to discuss how these
changes may affect our students and their application cycle.  Share your experiences, tips, advice, and questions on these or any topic with other
seasoned pre-law advisors as we examine various aspects of advising.

Presenters
Michelle Heck, Director of Admissions and Fin Aid
                          University of Missouri School of Law
Gwen Wallander, Senior Student Services Coordinator
                              University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
           


Fort Brady Room











Crystal Ballroom
3:45pm
5:15pm
   Law School Fair
   
Refreshments sponsored by Capital University Law School    
           
Fort Lernoult
Fort Drummond
Fort Gratiot
               
 Thursday, September 21 -- Evening                                                                                                        DoubleTree Suites
 6:00pm 6:30pm    Cocktail and Networking Reception
  
Sponsored by Michigan State University College of Law

Foyer,
Crystal Ballroom
 6:30pm 8:30pm    Dinner and Keynote Address
   Reflections on a Career in Law and Public Service
  
Sponsored by Michigan State University College of Law

Please join us for an evening with Dennis Archer.  Dennis W. Archer
has been a leader in the community, the legal academic field, and the legal
profession for much of his career.  In addition to serving as the Associate
 Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, Mayor of Detroit and chairman of
one of the state's largest law firms, he has served as the President of the
American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, and the National
League of Cities.

            
Crystal Ballroom
 Friday, September 22 -- Morning
7:00am
12:00pm    Registration Open
                        
 
DoubleTree Suites                
7:45am

   Buses to University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
                        
            
DoubleTree Suites
8:15am
9:30am
   Breakfast and Roundtable Discussion Topics
   Sponsored by University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
                                     
Detroit Mercy
9:30am
9:45am
   Break
           
Detroit Mercy
9:45am
10:45am
   Plenary #1
              The Pre-Law Advisor/Student Dynamic--The Importance of
               Student Autonomy

           
Detroit Mercy

10:45am
11:30am
   Tours of Detroit Mercy Law

Detroit Mercy
11:30am
 
   Buses to Wayne State University Law School

 Friday, September 22 -- Afternoon
12:00pm
1:15pm    Lunch and MAPLA Business Meeting (part 1)
  
Sponsored by Wayne State University Law School

Wayne State
           
1:15pm
1:20pm
   Break 
  

Wayne State
           
1:20pm
2:20pm
   Plenary #2
               LSAC Update

                       
Wayne State
2:20pm
2:35pm    Break
   
Refreshments sponsored by Marquette University Law School
 
Wayne State
2:35pm 3:35pm    Plenary #3
              JD Advantage Jobs

Wayne State
3:35pm 4:15pm    Tours of Wayne Law

Wayne State
4:15pm 5:15pm    Plenary #4
             Advising Students During Uncertain Times

Wayne State
5:30pm      Buses to Hotel

 
 Friday, September 22 -- Evening
     Twins @ Tigers (bus departing 6:30pm)

           OR

  Dinner on Own

 
 Saturday, September 23 -- Morning
8:00am
8:45am
   Breakfast           

DoubleTree Suites
8:45am
9:45am
   Plenary #5
             Advising Students About Financing Law School


DoubleTree Suites

9:45am
10:00am    Break
   
Sponsored by University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
 
DoubleTree Suites
10:00am
11:00am    Plenary #6
              TBA
             
DoubleTree Suites
11:00am 11:30am    MAPLA Business Meeting (part 2)

DoubleTree Suites
11:30am      Conference Closes

DoubleTree Suites
12:00pm      Hotel Checkout

DoubleTree Suites
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