New Directions in Legal Education
Wednesday, June 19, Boston University, Trustees Ballroom
Harvard Law School Talk
Thursday, June 20, Harvard Law School
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Supporting Well-Being: Helping Prospective Law Students Find Healthy and Helpful Ways to Manage Mental Health Issues and/or Substance Use
Thursday, June 20, Northeastern University, East Village 17th Floor
How do pre-law advisors and law schools recognize and help their students meet the challenges presented by mental health and alcohol/drug issues? This plenary is moderated by Professor Jerry Organ of University of St. Thomas School of Law, and co-author of Suffering in Silence: The Survey of Law Student Well-Being and the Reluctance of Law Students to Seek Help for Substance Use and Mental Health Concerns. It will present results of the law student survey; address fears, founded and unfounded, that keep students from seeking help; discuss how to advise students on the issue of disclosure of mental health issues as it relates to law school and bar admission, and examine how this relates to character and fitness questions. In addition, it will offer insight into best practices in pre-law advising as it relates to mental health concerns.
LSAC Update and Using LSAC Data in Pre-law Advising
Friday, June 21, Northeastern University School of Law
10:30 am-12:15 pm
LSAC will provide crucial up-to-the minute information that every pre-law advisor needs to know. Hear the latest about the upcoming digital administration of the LSAT and new test prep materials. A new offering, important to both new and veteran advisors, will focus on using LSAC data in pre-law advising. If you have been wondering about the reports in the Prelaw Advisor Information Center and the Data & Research areas of the LSAC website, this session will guide you through using those resources. We will discuss the information they provide and how pre-law advisors from institutions both large and small actually use this information in their work.
- Vivian Bowden, Senior Vice President for Schools and Institutions, LSAC
- Lily Knezevich, Senior Vice President for Learning and Assessment, LSAC
- Isabelle Ramos, Ambassador, LSAC
- Sue Trimble, Coordinator, Prelaw Advisor Services, LSAC