Conference Proposals

Call for Proposals
Our conference theme, MAPLA 2023 Winds of Change, acknowledges the amount of uncertainty in our profession with test optional proposals, rankings changes, and continued upheaval as a result of the pandemic.

We welcome proposals from both new and veteran pre-law advisors as well as law school representatives! Proposals should reflect the conference theme.

Submit your conference proposal in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

  • Proposals may not exceed 800 words
  • Proposals are due May 15, 2023
  • The Conference Programming Committee will make reasonable efforts to make program decisions by June 1.

A Few Things to Keep in Mind as you Develop your Proposal:

  • Pre-Law Advising: Nuts and Bolts will be held on Thursday, September 21 for new advisors and those who want a refresher
  • Plenary and concurrent sessions will be held Thursday morning and afternoon, Friday morning and afternoon, and Saturday morning.
  • Conference sessions are typically 60-75 minute sessions, often featuring 2-4 speakers.

If you have an idea, but are not sure how to proceed, please contact Erin at [email protected] and we can offer you advice on how to develop your idea into a proposal!