About Us

Founded in 1975, MAPLA is a non-profit organization that is made up of Pre-Law Advisors and law school admissions representatives. MAPLA members advise students across a large portion of the United States, including in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. MAPLA is currently governed by an elected Board of Directors, including the President, President-elect, Secretary, and Treasurer, as well as five at-large board positions. Additionally, the Midwest Alliance for Law School Admissions (MALSA) elects one of its members to sit on MAPLA’s Board of Directors and MAPLA invites the executive leadership of the Pre-Law Advisors National Council (PLANC) from the MAPLA region to sit on the Board.

MAPLA membership is open to pre-law advisors from 2 and 4 year institutions as well as law school representatives from any ABA-approved law school. MAPLA membership comes with a host of benefits, including an annual conference (except every quadrennial year), a caravan of law school admissions representatives that brings law school admissions to the region, webinars, newsletters, email list-servs, and several others.

Two representatives from MAPLA serve on the Board of Directors of the Pre-Law Advisors National Council (PLANC), the national coordinating body bringing together leadership from the six regional pre-law advisors associations (APLAs) and select partner organizations.

Learn more about MAPLA by reviewing our strategic plan.