NAPLA - The Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors


2017 NAPLA Conference - Pittsburgh, PA

2017 NAPLA Conference
Monday, June 12th through Thursday, June 15th
Pittsburgh, PA

The 2017 NAPLA Conference will be held Monday, June 12th through Thursday, June 15th in Pittsburgh, PA. This page includes information to aid in planning for the conference. Check back periodically, as updates will be added to this page regularly.

Conference Schedule

Based upon feedback received in recent surveys, we have made efforts to shorten the length of the annual NAPLA conference to three days. After much work, we have managed to pack the base conference program into three days without losing any of the programming you have come to expect from the conference. Below is the tentative conference schedule. This schedule is still a work in progress, so check back for updates to the schedule over the coming months.

Veteran pre-law advisors should plan to arrive in time for the Welcome Lunch, scheduled for 12:00 on Tuesday, June 13th and should plan for the conference to conclude by 5:00 on Thursday, June 15th. New pre-law advisors who will be taking part in the New Advisor Training should plan to arrive by approximately 1:00 on Monday, June 12th for the beginning of New Advisor Training.

Veteran pre-law advisors arriving on Monday, June 12th will be invited to attend the Evening Activity, as well. The evening activities for both Monday and Tuesday will be announced in the coming weeks, and they will be events you will not want to miss!

For those of you who are interested in exploring Pittsburgh before or after the conference, a list of various activities and things to see will be included in your conference registration information.

For a full breakdown of the most current (tentative) conference schedule, visit the Conference Schedule page.

Conference Registration

Conference registration is now open. To register for the 2017 NAPLA Conference, visit the Conference Registration page.

Here is the current breakdown of conference registration fees:

Pre-Law Advisors: $385

Primary Law School Representatives: $435

Additional Law School Representatives: $150

Commercial Pre-Law Advisors: $500

Conference registration fees for (non-commercial) pre-law advisors and primary law school representatives include annual NAPLA membership fee of $50.

Those interested in registering as an exhibitor for the conference should contact Kyle Kopko at for a link to the Conference Exhibitor Registration page.

Travel and Lodging

Pittsburgh is accessible via plane, train, bus, or car. The majority of the conference, and the conference hotel, will be in the Oakland area of Pittsburgh, the area surrounding the University of Pittsburgh.

For those planning to fly…you will want to fly into the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). The airport is located outside the city, about a 25 minute ride from Oakland (without traffic). If taking a cab from the airport to the city, the average fare is approximately $50.

For those planning to travel via train or bus…both the train and bus stations are located in downtown Pittsburgh. Both the train station and the bus station are located less than a 10 minute ride from Oakland (without traffic). If taking a cab from the stations to the hotel, the average fare is approximately $14.

For those planning to drive to Pittsburgh…the hotel offers on-site parking for $14 per night.

The conference hotel will be the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center. The hotel is a short, five minute walk from Pitt Law, where most of the conference will take place. NAPLA has secured a block of rooms at a discounted rate of $149 (+tax) per night. Rooms can be reserved online at Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center using the Group Code 06126841NA or by calling 412-682-6200 to speak with a reservation agent. The room block will be available, while supplies last, until Sunday, May 21st.

For more details about the conference hotel, visit the Conference Hotel page.

Be sure to check back regularly for conference updates!

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