[9/25/2015] “What do lawyers do?”

This was our first pre-professional event of the year. Our Pre-Professional Committee, comprised of Daniel, Brooke and Renata, planned this event and what an amazing job they did. We had an incredible turnout… 80-90 people on a Friday night!

Flyer and photographs by Divya/Marketing Team:

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(Note: a 5th speaker, an Assistant Attorney General, also spoke at the panel.)

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[9/11/2015] Activities Day Fair

I love the Activities Day Fair. It happens during the first week of the Fall semester, and all the different student clubs table out on College Walk. Basically, we bribe the new Freshmen with candy and chocolate, tell them about our club and upcoming events, and then ask them to sign up for our list serv. We meet hundreds of people and it’s a lot of fun. We also usually get a bit of a tan from standing out in the sun tabling at the Activities Day Fair! 🙂

Here’s a picture of Arianna, Carla and Andrea at our table:

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[9/10/2015] Meet & Greet

Our first “General Body” meeting of the 2015-2016 year! We started planning for this meeting in Spring 2015 and sent out this marketing blurb (multiple times) via our list-serv and facebook page over the summer:

“Come and meet our board (and each other), learn about what we do, and how you can get involved. We’ll also give you the opportunity to ask a panel of current board members any questions you want about our “pre-law” journeys so far — what internships we’ve done so far, how to apply for law-related internships, what classes to take, how to get started on LSAT prep, etc.”

(That pre-planning and careful outreach was definitely how we managed to get such a huge turnout on the third day of school!)

In terms of format, we had a panel and Q&A with our board members, before breaking up into small group games and activities. It was a huge team effort and went really well!

Photos by Divya and Carla:

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[9/3/2015] September “Kick Off”! (List Serv Email)

More than one week before school started, we sent out the following email to our list-serv… As you can see, we had 4 events planned out (and one in the works) even before the semester began, so that the moment school started we didn’t have to waste any time planning and could simply just execute, execute, execute!

Dear Pre-Law,

It’s September and we have a ton of exciting events coming up for you!

To kick off the new semester, we’re hosting a Meet and Greet at 7.15pm on Thursday 9/10 where you can meet our Board, learn about what we do and how to get involved. Our Board will also be sharing tips about our pre-law journeys and how we got our “legal” internships so far. All new and current students are welcome and we’ll have free food!

More details about the Meet & Greet, and the rest of our upcoming events, are available below.

(We’ll also have another event not listed below, “How do I start preparing for law school?”, an Academic Affairs panel with advising and law school deans, as well as external consultants, coming up. Date and location TBA.)

We can’t wait to meet you in person at our upcoming events. Have a fantastic start to the Fall 2015 semester!

Kind regards,
Gennie

Genevieve Antono
Undergraduate, Columbia University
President, Columbia Pre-Law Society

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1. 9/10 Columbia Pre-Law Meet and Greet

What? Come learn about Columbia Pre-Law — who we are and what we do!
When? 7.15pm on Thursday 9/10
Where? Satow Room, 5th Floor of Lerner
Please RSVP on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1653385564905267/

2. 9/11 Activities Day Fair

What? Come say hi at our table at the Activities Day Fair!
When? 12 to 4pm on Friday 9/11
Where? College Walk

3. 9/25 “What do Lawyers do?”

What? Pre-professional panel with practicing lawyers, including partners from leading “Biglaw” law firms and prosecutors!
When? 7pm on Friday 9/25
Where? Lerner 555

4. 10/16 Pre-law event with McKinsey & Company

What? Event with a management consultant who went to law school before joining McKinsey
When? 5pm on Friday 10/16
Where? Location on campus, TBA
Mandatory RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/jb0aeyKBUX