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Grades: The Good, The Bad and How to Move Forward

Flyer for Grades Panel with Professors Young and Walters and Vicki Ryan

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  • Date: Jan 21, 2022
  • Time: 6:00 pM
  • Speakers: Professor Adrian Walters, Professor Dawn Young, Vicki Ryan
  • Location: Virtual via Zoom

Grade anxiety is real and looming. This Zoom conversation with faculty, career services, and students to discusses grades, what they may mean for future employment, and how students can continue to improve and succeed.

Professor Adrian provides a perspective as a teacher of 1L core courses, Dawn Young provides academic resources, and Vicki Ryan of Career Services discusses job options and prospects. We also have upper-level students provide perspectives on their own experiences.

Looking Ahead with LELS & FirstGen

Event Flyer: Looking ahead with LELS & First Gen - 11/23/21 flyer for event at 5pm hosted on Zoom

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  • Date: Nov 23, 2021
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Location: Virtual via Zoom

Join us on Zoom to discuss Spring 2022 registration, course planning, outlining, and exam prep! (more…)

Academic Success Workshop for 1L Students: Effective Note-Taking, Understanding Legal Analysis, Preparing for Final Exams

Flyer image for Academic Success Workshop in 2021 with Professor Wendel

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  • Date: Oct 29, 2021
  • Time: 12:00 pm
  • Speakers: Professor Peter T. Wendel
  • Location: Room 704, Hybrid via Zoom

BLSA, in partnership with APALSA, First-Gen, HLLSA, MLSA, and Women in Law, welcomes Pepperdine Professor Peter T. Wendel to lead a workshop focused on tips, study strategies, and note-taking methods catered towards first-year law students.


Academic Success Workshop for 1L Students with Professor Wendel

FirstGen & WIL Panel: Building Success

Flyer for Building Success Panel 10/22/2021

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  • Date: Oct 22, 2021
  • Time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
  • Speakers: Marlén Cortez Morris, Maria Martinez, Amy Peña, Laurie Silvestri

A panel of successful female attorneys in a broad spectrum of fields will focus on career exploration as well as strategies for building firs-gen and female success.

Register for the event HERE


Lawyering With Emotional Intelligence

Event Flyer for Lawyering with Emotional Intelligence: A Conversation with Ronda Muir

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  • Date: Oct 12, 2021
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Speakers: Ronda Muir

Statistics show that individuals with higher emotional intelligence are happier at work and in their personal lives, experience better success in collaborative settings, and have higher self-regulation, empathy, self-awareness, motivation, and social skills.


2021 Student Organization Fair

FirstGen at Fall 2021 Student Org Fair

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  • Date: Aug 31, 2021
  • Speakers: Sylvia Wolak, Jumana Abdelrahman
  • Location: 3rd Floor

The Fall 2021 Student Organization Fair took place from 12-1:30pm and 5-6:30pm on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Conviser Law Center.

The First Generation Focus: Navigating Law School and the Legal Profession

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  • Date: Mar 03, 2021
  • Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Speakers: Justice Jesse G. Reyes
  • Location: Zoom

This 2021 Diversity Week panel discussion with keynote Justice Jesse G. Reyes will address the unique position of first-generation law students and professionals.

Justice Reyes will speak regarding support systems and opportunities for diverse law students and about the importance of first-generation visibility in the profession. (more…)

Seyfarth Shaw LLP: Career Exploration, Networking, and the First-Generation Focus

Seyfarth Shaw LLP: Career Exploration, Networking, and the First-Generation Focus (flyer)

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  • Date: Feb 19, 2021
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Speakers: Whitney Schmidt, Briana Mayes, Robert Szyba, Marlin Duro
  • Location: Zoom

The First-Generation Law Student Association invites you to join us for a panel with four Seyfarth Shaw LLP attorneys who will guide us through career exploration, networking, and provide valuable advice to students navigating the legal field.

Students will be given the opportunity to ask questions and network with panelists. (more…)

JIOP & ACC Summer Internship Info Session

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  • Date: Nov 17, 2020
  • Time: 12:00 to 1:00

At the information session, Chicago-Kent students who have participated in the JIOP judicial internship program and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) diversity program will discuss their experiences applying to and interviewing for these programs, and working with a judge or corporation over the summer.

Find the Zoom link on the SBA Calendar (more…)