News and Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 9, 12-1 pm in Commons 211
Group meeting for juniors who are considering applying to law school in their senior year and seniors who plan to apply in Fall 2016. General procedures, LSAT advice and application timetables will be discussed. If you cannot attend this session, please schedule a meeting with Prelaw Advisor Nancy Gibson at BCDC. Many students choose not to apply during their senior year, but pursue another interest for a year or two after graduation, then go on to law school. Join the prelaw listserv at

BARBRI Law Preview is offering a $10K scholarship for students who are entering law school in 2016 to cover part of their 1L tuition.  The scholarship application will be open until 4/15/2016 and 20 finalists will be selected; one winner will be determined by Internet votes on social media and will be announced on 6/10/2016.  The $10,000 will be paid directly to the law school that the student indicates they will be enrolling in this fall — hopefully making law school more affordable for one entering 1L.
Details for how to apply to for this scholarship can be found at the following URL: and I have attached a PDF for your members’ ease of reference.


Ongoing:  Fridays when court is in session: The University of Maine Law School’s Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic invites Bates students to observe third year law students handling cases in Protection from Abuse cases for their clients. At Lewiston District Court, 71 Lisbon Street, Lewiston. The courthouse is about a mile from campus.  These cases involve petitioners seeking an order of protection in domestic violence cases.  If the petitioner does not have a lawyer, the law student will represent him or her free of charge.  Last spring, Bates students were able to shadow some student attorneys and their clients through the hearing process. Contact Nancy Gibson at if interested.

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