Judicial Branch

Pre-Law Series

The Pre-Law Series is a semester long initiative by the USF Student Government Supreme Court. Throughout the semester, we’ll be hosting a variety of legal professionals as a resource to help students understand what it means to have a career in law.

As part of the Pre-Law Series, we are giving away three law related prizes! In April, we will be having a raffle to give you the chance to win one of three prizes:

1. An LSAT Test Prep Course from ETC Test Prep (three winners)

2. A Set of PowerScore LSAT Prep Books (two winners)

3. A legal “prize bag” including a padfolio, pen, and more! (two winners)

To be eligible for the raffle, students must attend four of the eight Pre-Law Series events. If you can’t be there in person, you can watch all of our recordings for the Pre-Law Series on Microsoft Streams and answer quiz questions about the event after. The links to the quizzes will be put on this webpage after the event! When you become eligible for the raffle, you will be contacted by the Supreme Court and given more information on how you can enter to win.

Series schedule

February 3, 2021

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Stream Link

Student Rights on Campus (In Partnership with SCED and the Ombuds)

Interested in learning about your rights as a student? Join the USF Student Government Supreme Court, Student Conduct and Ethical Development, and the Ombuds as we discuss our offices and how we can be a resource for you. This event is part of the Pre-Law Series sponsored by the USF Student Government Judicial Branch.

February 11, 2021

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Meeting Link

Understanding Paralegals
Join the USF Paralegal Certificate Program as they explain what a paralegal is, what they do, how they’re different from a lawyer, and how you could become a paralegal right here at USF.

February 17, 2021

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Meeting Link

Lunch with a Lawyer
Want to know what lawyers do every day? Come to Lunch with a Lawyer! Lunch with a Lawyer will feature a panel of lawyers who all practice in different areas of the law. They’ll be here to answer your questions about anything and everything law related.

February 25, 2021

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Meeting Link

TBA
Details to come

March 3, 2021

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Meeting Link

TBA
Details to come

March 11, 2021

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Meeting Link

TBA
Details to come

March 17, 2021

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Meeting Link

TBA
Details to come

March 24, 2021

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Meeting Link

Pre-Law Fair
The main goal of this event is to help students see what opportunities are available to them in the legal field and familiarize them with different law schools. Get better connected within Tampa and beyond by attending the Pre-Law Fair!

Pre-Law Fair

The Pre-Law Fair will be held virtually this year over Microsoft Teams from 11 A.M. - 2 P.M. on March 24th. This year, over 25 law schools will be participating, as well as law firms, legal non-profits, test prep companies, and more. This even is made to serve pre-law students on the path to law school! The main goal of this event is to help students see what opportunities are available to them in the legal field and familiarize them with different law schools. Get better connected within Tampa and beyond by attending the Pre-Law Fair!

Pre-Law Fair Participants
Ave Maria University Boston College Boston University
Emory University Faulkner University Florida A&M
Florida Coastal University Florida International Florida State University
Georgia State John Marshall Law School in Atlanta Lousiana State University
Nova Southeastern Saint Thomas University Samford University
Seton Hall University Stetson University Texas A&M
University of Alabama University of Connecticut University of Florida
University of Illinois University of Miami University of Wisconsin
Washington and Lee University    

 

 Questions?

Please contact Chief Justice, Shannon Harner, at sg-chiefjustice@usf.edu