The Pre-Law Society is coming back to UMBC. After a few years of uncertainty surrounding the club, students have begun to restructure the organization. Although the group is currently going through the process of becoming an official UMBC club, it is still hosting information sessions on Mondays.
The club’s new focus is on ensuring that students are prepared for the rigors of the law school application process. The executive board has decided that the best way to achieve this goal is to have LSAT preparation sessions. The LSAT is the standard entrance exam to law school.
Brandon James, treasurer of Pre-Law Society, exclaimed that the “LSAT is a difficult exam. Every pre-law student needs help with it.” The group has begun to create a plan that will effectively cover the major topics on the LSAT. This will include bi-monthly meetings focused on breaking down the exam into manageable sections.
In addition to the focus on LSAT preparation, the Pre-Law Society is also intent on enriching their agenda. Nora Corasaniti, co-president, outlined how the club intends on “bringing different speakers from various legal backgrounds to come and speak to students.” Information sessions with seasoned professionals in the legal field will allow students to forge relationships with lawyers. Corasaniti emphasized the fact that “students could get internships and even part-time jobs by meeting actual lawyers around the area.”
Elizabeth Kwon, vice president of Pre-Law Society, shared that “[Pre-Law Society] is important because it prepares the future legal force that will soon take charge.” A key element of Pre-Law Society is trying to develop students who are on the pre-law track.
Kwon also said, “Pre-Law Society is an amazing way to further the necessary skills and receive different experiences to prepare for law school.” Pre-Law Society hopes to cultivate students who are considering a career in law by showing them the facets of the legal field. One of the ways the organization hopes to do this is by allowing all of the pre-law students to network with one another.
Roopa Mistry, public relations chairperson for Pre-Law Society, urges students to join by saying that “there is a small population of students within UMBC who are interested in attending law school, so Pre-Law Society is a great way to exchange information.”
The club is hoping that by creating an organization that is solely focused on pre-law, the students within the track can interact and bond with one another.
Corasaniti claimed that, “coming to a pre-law meeting was the first time I found people like me on campus with the same values and interests.”