The Midwest Association of Pre-Law Advisors, MAPLA, promotes informed advising of students who are considering a legal career. Since the organization's inception in 1975, MAPLA has served as an effective vehicle for communication among professionals involved in pre-law advising and in the law school admissions process. MAPLA members advise students in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
MAPLA has several active programs that connect pre-law advisors, law school admission representatives, and LSAC staff including:
- An annual conference that provides on-going education and professional development for new and seasoned pre-law advisors,
- A caravan of law school admission representatives that brings law school admissions to campuses throughout the region,
- The MAPLA Briefs newsletter published several times each year to inform the membership on issues affecting pre-law advising and law school admissions, and
- A professional listserve for members enabling discussion and information sharing throughout the year.
We invite you to explore our website to learn how MAPLA effectively supports the work of advisors across the Midwest.
MAPLA NEWS AND UPDATES
Online Chat for Pre-Law Students and Pre-Law Advisors
MAPLA and MALSA are hosting a free online chat on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 from 7:30 to 8:30 pm Eastern. The online chat is open to any interested pre-law advisors and prospective law students. Click here for more information.
Teleconference for Pre-Law Advisors: Navigating the Law School Scholarship Process
MAPLA members are cordially invited to join MALSA for an upcoming teleconference to hear from law school admission officers about this topic and how as pre-law advisors we can best work with our students. There is no cost to participate! Click here for more information.
New Pre-Law Advisor Webinar
Are you new to pre-law advising, or would you like a refresher on advising students through the law school application process? This FREE webinar designed for new Pre-Law Advisors will help you kick-start your fall semester! The webinar will was held on Wednesday, August 27 from 11 am to 12:30 pm Central time. The PowerPoint slides and video recording of the webinar are available on the Members Only section of the MAPLA web site.
The MAPLA Conference 2015 will be held Thursday, September 17 to Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Additional information will become available in spring 2015.