As we all eagerly await the arrival of the Class of 2010 we are all equally eager to begin recruiting the Class of 2011. You may now submit applications to the Law School through LSAC. This year we are taking a big step into the technological age and implementing a "paperless" admissions process. To that end all applicants must now register with and apply via LSDAS.
I would now like to give you a little preview of what you can expect to see on the blog over the next six months and why we hope that you will visit it on a regular basis. My name is Kristen Mercado and you can expect to see my name on many of the posts this year. I am the Student Services Fellow and a 2004 graduate of the Law School who, just two short months ago, left large law firm practice to return to the Law School. During my year-long fellowship I will work extensively with the Admissions Office as well collaborating with our fantastic Office of Career Services (or as we call them around here "OCS") and our Dean of Students Office. I hope that my decision to return to the Law School tells you something about what a great experience U of C offers.
But you don’t have to just take my word for it. Throughout the year you can read accounts by other alumni as part of a new series called "Uniquely U of C." Some of our most distinguished alumni will describe what made their Law School experience "unique" and the many opportunities their U of C education afforded them.
In addition, you'll see a variety of "Tricks and Tips" to guide you through the often overwhelming law school application process. We will also give you recaps of all the great things that go on here at the Law School on a daily basis. Just a few examples of the types of activities available to our students include lunchtime talks by faculty and visiting speakers, our annual auction benefiting the Law School’s public interest foundation, the incoming 1L student orientation, and 2L on-campus interviewing. Our admissions team will also update you on all the law school forums and other stops on our busy fall travel schedule where you can speak with us in person. Finally you can look forward to introductions from all the members of our dedicated administrative team who work behind the scenes to make each law student's three years as enjoyable and painless as possible.
We hope you visit the blog often for updates as the Class of 2011 takes shape!!