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Spring 2021 Dates:


Law School Fairs

Stay tuned for Spring 2021 dates!

  • The 4th annual Tuskegee University Law School Fair will be held virtually on Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 from 5-7pm central time. With over 90 law schools in attendance, students can meet with a wide variety of school form all over the United States. This includes top 14 schools as well as schools in tiers 1-4. this fair is part of the Southern Association of Pre-Law Advisors SAPLA Swing and is open to ALL pre-law students no matter your major, classification, or GPA. 

    Here is the link for the Tuskegee University Law School Fair. JSU has been placed in Handshake for those of you who have a Handshake account or if you want to create one. The law schools will have the option to hold 10-minute one-on-one sessions with students or hold 30-minute group sessions. You will need to log in and build your schedule to meet with the law schools. This process is done on a first come, first serve basis so prompt registration and schedule building is recommended. 

    There are two other events that will be held the same day (Tuesday, February 9, 2021) via zoom. States Attorney for Baltimore City, Maryland and Tuskegee Alumna, Marilyn Mosby will be speaking at 1pm central time. There will also be a forum with HBCU Law School Representatives from 3-4pm central time. You can use the following Zoom Link to attend either event or may also use the link if you have any difficulties during the Law School Fair

    Once again, it is highly encouraged to register for the law school fair in advance and to build your schedule for one-on-one discussion with the law school representatives or to take part in 30-minute group sessions. 

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the office of Undergraduate Studies and Special Programs at 256-782-8335 or email us at scosper@jsu.edu or ljowens@jsu.edu 

  • Thursday, February 25, 5-8 pm: SAPLA Diversity Law Symposium. Send your students of diverse backgrounds to this informative virtual symposium where they’ll receive great pointers on preparing for law school. Register for the Symposium.

Spring Open House/Campus Visits

Cumberland School of Law

Spring Open House - Friday, February 19

Cumberland Law School will host a Spring Open House on their campus with limited numbers so we can follow COVID protocols and social distancing. Students may register by going to their web page: https://www.samford.edu/cumberlandlaw/visit.

Campus Visits - Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Central Time

Students may set up an on-campus visit by calling the Law Admission Office (205-726-2702). They will be able to take a tour of the law school with a current student ambassador and meet with an admission counselor to have their questions answered. They will provide students with a pre-recorded first-year law class video to watch. Samford takes COVID seriously and is observing strict COVID protocols, so students can feel comfortable coming to campus.

If you have any questions or would like more information about Cumberland School of Law, please feel free to reach out to admissions at lawadm@samford.edu or 205-726-2702!


2021-2022 Official LSAT Dates

United States (Including Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands) and Canada 

February 2021 — LSAT-Flex 

February 20, February 21 

March 2021 — Spanish LSAT-Flex 

March 13 

April 2021 — LSAT-Flex 

April 10, April 11 

June 2021 — LSAT-Flex 

TBD, Week starting June 12 

August 2021 — LSAT 

TBD, Week starting August 14 

October 2021 — LSAT 

TBD, Week starting October 9 

November 2021 — LSAT 

TBD, Week starting November 13 

January 2022 — LSAT 

TBD, Week starting January 15 

February 2022 — LSAT 

TBD, Week starting February 12 

March 2022 — LSAT 

TBD, Week starting March 12 

April 2022 — LSAT 

TBD, Week starting April 30 

June 2022 — LSAT 

TBD, Week starting June 11 


Law School Visits

Law School Admissions representatives will present an overview of requirements for law school each fall semester.


Judge Buttram Scholarship in Pre-Law

Eligibility

A junior or senior who has maintained a 3.25 overall GPA in his or her undergraduate studies with a 3.5 GPA in his or her field of major study which includes: political science, history, psychology, English, business, criminal justice, and sociology.

Priority is given to students applying to an ABA accredited law school. Applicants for this scholarship are required to sit for the official LSAT in order to be considered for the scholarship. Students generally sit for the official LSAT in the summer following the completion of their junior year since students will apply to law school(s) in the fall of their senior year. The scholarship committee will review the applications following the release of the July LSAT scores. Official LSAT scores are viewable to the JSU Pre-law Advisor. If no student meets the requirements for the fall scholarship award, then the scholarship committee will review the fall official LSAT scores in November to award for the spring semester.

Students should apply for the scholarship in the fall of their junior year as they will likely sit for the official LSAT for the first time in spring of their junior year or the summer after completing their junior year.

If the recipient plans to graduate in the fall semester, the scholarship office will award the scholarship amount for the fall semester and there will be no recipient for the spring.

If the recipient plans to graduate in the spring semester, the scholarship office will award the scholarship amount in the fall and the scholarship amount in the spring to the chosen recipient.

The scholarship amount varies each year.

Students should begin taking the free, practice LSAT administered by JSU during their freshmen year in order to properly prepare for the official LSAT. Information on preparing for the LSAT and applying to law school is available from the office of Undergraduate Studies and Special Programs (USSP) in 107 Martin Hall or by visiting the Pre-Law web page

You may apply for the scholarship online.

For additional information, contact Dr. Lori Owens in Undergraduate Studies and Special Programs at 256-782-8269 or Dr. Dean Buttram in Criminal Justice at 256-782-8179.

You must apply online for this scholarship. The application process will open on October 1, and close on February 1.

Award amount varies.


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