GS 49000: Law School Exploration
Tuesdays 12:00-1:15 p.m. in BRNG B-261
1 credit hour
Are you considering law school? This class will help you assess whether a career in law is right for you and how to navigate the application process.
In the early part of the class, you will assess your strengths, values and skills. You will learn how your unique interests and strengths fit within the field of law. You will explore the different areas of legal studies and learn all that you can do with a JD degree. Later in the class, you will evaluate which activities and experiences might be beneficial for a pre-law student and how to present yourself as a competitive applicant. We will often have guest speakers in class to discuss different law careers and helpful tips for the application process.
Assignments will include informational interviews, writing a personal statement, and compiling a law school resume.
From Ivan Hernandez, Director of Admissions, Ivy Tech Community College—Lafayette/Kokomo Regions:
We are currently receiving a good number of guest applications from Purdue students via e-mail, which is great, but many are taking cell phone pictures of their forms that we are unable to use. We would prefer that students scan their application into a PDF and then e-mail the PDF. There are some phone apps that will automatically convert a picture into a PDF if scanning documents is an issue. Also, for faster service, we now have an e-mail address where students can send their application PDF: email@example.com.
For those student pursuing a COM minor, here are some dates to know. These pertain to courses such as COM 102 or 204 and NOT COM 11400 (which is open to everyone).
- April 27: Senior COM minors can request overrides for COM courses via paperwork in BRNG 2114.
- April 28: Junior COM minors can request overrides for COM courses via paperwork in BRNG 2114.
- April 29: Sophomore COM minors can request overrides for COM courses via paperwork in BRNG 2114.
- May 2: Most restrictions will be lifted and limits adjusted. All students can then attempt to add COM courses.
Supplemental Instruction is a free, peer-taught way to get extra help in what the university considers to be our hardest courses. SI session change weekly to stay current with the material being taught in the course. Schedules and locations of the SI sessions can be found using the Boilerguide app. Regular attendance is the best way to improve your grade from “meh” to “excellent”!
Remember: There are notes by each linked course in MyPurdue > Registration Tab > Look Up Classes link to remind you that the course has SI support. SI linked courses for the Fall 2016 semester include:
- MA 153, MA 158, MA 16010, MA 16020, MA 161, and MA 162
- CHM 111, CHM 115, CHM 116, CHM 257, CHM 12901
- BIOL 110 and BIOL 203
- PHYS 172, PHYS 220, PHYS 241
- ECE 201 and ME 200
- CS 158, CS 159, CS 240
- AGEC 217
- ECON 251
- STAT 225 and STAT 301
- MGMT 200 and MGMT 201
The College of Liberal Arts Study Abroad & International Programs Office will be offering a Study Abroad Reentry this fall. It will be listed as SCLA 49100 (CRN 12958). This will be a 1-credit course that meets weekly on Mondays from 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm in BRNG 1254.
The course is open to students from any major who have studied abroad in the past year.
In this course, students will be encouraged to reflect upon and critically examine their experience abroad. Interactive activities will help them develop skills useful in cross-cultural and diverse contexts at home and abroad. They will also learn how to articulate and market their international experience to enhance their professional profile.
Students should e-mail either Margaret Stanny or Elizabeth Diaz for an override to register for the course.