February '22 Newsletter

Tuesday, Feb 08, 2022





January 31, 2022
Happy New Year!!

Welcome back, UTA Pre-Law Students!!  As we move into the second half of this school year, we hope that you carve out time to enjoy the programming and events that are happening in the Pre-Law Center and in the Pre-Law student orgs!  We also want to give a special shoutout to Model United Nations that has now returned as a student org under the Pre-Law umbrella.  Welcome back you all!!  Details for how to join are below.

For those of you preparing to take the LSAT, please don’t forget to reach out if you have any questions or need any additional resources or assistance with prep.

We wish you a strong start to your semester and happy studying!

 Email us at prelaw@uta.edu with questions!


In This Month’s Newsletter


Save the Date for these Upcoming Spring Events

February Pre-Law Events

Volunteers Needed for Mock Trial Tournament

Law: Live in Color Black History Month Virtual Event

Virtual Law School Fair

LSAC Forums & Important Dates

Get Involved & Join A Pre-Law Student Org Today!

Law School Scholarships

Discount UTA LSAT Prep Course & Private Tutoring Options


  • Save the Date for These Pre-Law Center Events!


    Pre-Law Achievers Banquet LIVE@

    Rolling Hills Country Club in Arlington

    Friday, April 29th @6:30pm – A formal awards night to remember, celebrating graduates, advocates, leaders and more!  Ticket sales will open in March.  Don’t miss it!


    PLC Advising Q&A Event: Successful Applications Strategies

    Friday, March 4th @12pm – 1pm CST (Virtual Event)


    PLC Advising Q&A Event: Finding the Right Mentor

    Friday, April 1st @12pm – 1pm CST (Virtual Event)



  • February Pre-Law Center Events


    Virtual Law Student Panel

    Friday, Feb. 11th @2pm – 3pm

    Curious what law school is like for 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls and recent grads and how each stage is different?  Then you should definitely check out this panel as UTA Pre-Law graduates share their experiences now that they’re in law school and experiencing different stages of the law school process.

    Join Zoom Meeting


    Meeting ID: 825 1335 2572

    Passcode: utaplc


    Pre-Law Center Advising Q&A Event: So You Want to Go to Law School…Now What?  Tips for those New to Pre-Law

    Monday, Feb. 21st @2:30PM – 3:30 PM CST

    Are you a freshman, sophomore or just new to the idea of going to law school and have lots of questions?  This is a great info session for you! Many students are curious as to ways they can maximize their time early on in the process. Here we will discuss key strategies to help align you on the path to success.  This is a virtual event taking place on Zoom

    Join Zoom Meeting


    Meeting ID: 872 7030 0787

    Passcode: febq&a


  • Volunteers Needed for Virtual Mock Trial Competition

    The UTA Pre-Law Center will once again be hosting the American Mock Trial Association Regional Mock Trial Association Regional Mock Trial Tournament.  This year will be virtual and we are in need of students to assist with serving as “bailiffs” and supporting the tournament director to run the competition and assign teams to virtual courtrooms.

    The competition will take place Feb. 26-27th online via Zoom.

    Interested students are welcome to sign up HERE.

    Please direct any questions regarding this tournament directly to Mrs. White at amber.white@uta.edu. Thank you in advance for your help!!


  • Law: Live in Color Virtual Black History Month Event

    Succeeding in Law & The Roadmap to Law School

    Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, 5pm – 6pm

    Hear from four experienced legal professionals about their work finding pathways to justice for their clients and how they succeeded in law school.  Featured speakers include Criminal Defense Attorney Marquetta Clayton, In-House Counsel Nikki Chriesman-Green, District Attorney Candidate Albert John Roberts and Attorney Ron D. Harris. This virtual roundtable will be moderated and co-sponsored by Pre-Law chapter of the National Black Law Students Association and UTA chapter of the NAACP.

    Teams Meeting Link: Click here to join the meeting.


  • Virtual Law School Fair

    Friday, February 4th 1:00pm – 2:30pm CST

    You are cordially invited to the 10th Annual Wisconsin Statewide Pre-Law Diversity Conference and Law Fair. 

    Hosted by: Marquette University Law School and University of Wisconsin Law School

    When: Friday, February 4, 2022

    Place: Marquette University Law School (Milwaukee, WI)

    Time: Law School Fair 1:00 – 2:30 CST

    Cost: FREE

    Who should attend: ALL Pre-Law students are welcome!

    Registration is now open. View our Health and Safety Visitor Protocols here.


  • Spring 2022 LSAC Forum & Important Dates

    LSAC’s Still Primarily Virtual for Spring 2022

    For the 2021-2022 Admissions cycle, LSAC will host most of its Forums digitally so that any and all students can have access to critical resources and information.

    Why attend? 

    This is the nation’s largest law school fair and ALL law schools will be participating!  This is your opportunity to hear from admissions and recruiters at your dream schools.  LSAC will host a workshop for students preparing to take the LSAT where you will have the opportunity to hear directly from the test writers on how to excel on various aspects of the test.  You’ll also have the chance to participate in personal statement workshops and much more!

    When is the Last Virtual Forum? 

    Saturday, February 5: register by February 3

    How Can You Participate? 

    All you have to do is register!

    LSAC Digital Law School Forums

    For more on Upcoming LSAT Testing Dates and Deadlines

    Check out LSAC.org

    LSAT Dates, Deadlines & Score Release Dates | The Law School Admission Council (lsac.org)


  • Now’s A Great Time to Get Social! Join an Org Today!

    Pre-Law Society

    Students new to UTA or new the pursuit of a legal career will find benefit in socializing with other students pursuing the same goals!  This year, the officers are working to bring you a virtual semester of speakers, socials, community service events and the PLS LSAT Prep Study Group hosted by Ascent Test Prep co-founder and instructor Chris Nguyen.


    General Body Meetings: Mondays at 12p-1pm

    January 31st – Visit from UT Law https://utexas.zoom.us/j/94318747627

    February 14th – Visit from Baylor Law

    February 28th – Visit from Texas Tech Law https://texastech.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vd-yhpzovE9CDECLPewcs0KB-mr-5AL4C

    For more information about how to join this group, contact

    PLS President Alyssa Roerick (alyssa.roerick@mavs.uta.edu) or

    Vice President Faisal Altaq (Faisal.altaq@mavs.uta.edu)


    Women In Law

    Women in Law is meeting and looking for new members!  This organization is open to all majors and seeks to provide resources to advance women’s interest in the legal world. Students can look forward to bi-monthly meetings, socials, the WIL Speaker Series (all virtual for fall semester), and next semester a Spring Brunch and Women’s Retreat currently in the works!

    Women in Law GB Meetings will return in February!

    Ready to join this group now? Contact:

    WIL President Cheyenne Perez Bailey (cheyenne.perezbailey@mavs.uta.edu) or

    Vice President Cassidy Terrazas (cassidy.terrazas@mavs.uta.edu)  

    Website: https://utawomeninlaw.weebly.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/utawomeninlaw


    Model United Nations

    Model UN is officially back! Meetings will resume this Spring.

    For more information on what’s to come in Spring ’22 as well as details for upcoming MUN conferences, please email

    MUN President Zane Smith zxs5477@mavs.uta.edu  or

    MUN Secretary Kusum Regmi  kxr0198@mavs.uta.edu


    Prospective New Black Pre-Law Students Association

    For over fifty years, the National Black Law Students Association has worked to develop culturally responsible Black and minority law students that excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. NBLSA members are activists, thought leaders, and strategic thinkers. NBLSA alumni are partners, general counsel, judges, non-profit executives, and business operatives. Students are seeking to create a UTA Pre-Law Chapter of NBLSA.

    General Body Meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month 3:30 – 4:30 P.M.         Meetings will be in person (with masks) and a hybrid option will be offered as well for those who cannot attend in person.

    For more information, visit the NBLSA to learn more https://www.nblsa.org

    To sign up for updates or membership, email Ayleanna.Westbrooks@mavs.uta.edu



  • Law School Scholarships You Should Consider Preparing For Now

    If you are starting law school in the next couple of years, and could use some cash to make that happen, there ARE scholarships available from sources other than law schools.  You just have to do a little detective work.  Check out the following websites for information.

    Admissions Dean Scholarship Finder

    LSAC Law School Scholarship List

    Marshall-Motley Scholars Program


  • LSAC Fee Waiver & Discounted LSAT Prep


    Did you know that select commercial LSAT prep courses provide free assistance to those who qualify for the LSAC fee waiver?  If you are within 4 semesters of graduating, now is a great time to apply for the LSAC Fee Waiver! You also get nearly $1400 in fees waived in the application process…

    1. 2 Free LSAT Exams ($400)
    2. Free Score Preview ($45)
    3. CAS Fee Waiver ($200)
    4. 4 Free Score Reports ($160)
    5. 4 Free Law School Application Fee Waivers ($400)
    6. Free Subscription to LSAT Prep Plus/Law Hub ($99)

Apply at Fee Waivers for the LSAT & Credential Assembly Service (CAS) | The Law School Admission Council (lsac.org)



How does it work?

Students will be able to purchase their voucher through the New Pre-Law Center online marketplace opening soon.  The Voucher gives you the ability to take an LSAT Fundamentals prep course with the schedule of your choosing.  You will then have access to 10 3-hour lectures from a live instructor who will be ready to take your questions and help you produce the best score possible!  You will also have access to various Videos on Demand, practice tests, as well as 4 proctored LSAT exams ahead of the official test you will be taking.  PLUS LSAC’s LSAT Prep Plus will be included in your package completely free!

I have also attached a Voucher Program FAQ that will address any other questions you may have.

How can I purchase a voucher?

Go to our online Pre-Law Center Marketplace. More Pre-Law merchandise coming soon!


Ascent Test Prep is hosting bi-weekly in-person small group instruction through Pre-Law Society and also ser

Through proven strategies, their tutoring team has guided students to improve their official LSAT scores substantially.  The October 2021 LSAT saw 5 students with scores in the 170s. and November saw another student score a 175!  See the attached flyer for more information!

To schedule a consultation, visit www.ascenttestprep.com/lsat or email lsat@ascenttestprep.com.


UTA Pre-Law Center
Box 19525, Arlington, Texas 76019
  |   Phone: 817-272-6796  | prelaw@uta.edu