Category Archives: Events

1L Welcome Picnic

Meet your new classmates and enjoy free food at the 1L Welcome Picnic!

Sunday, August 21 @ 2:00-5:00 pm Hessel Park (just west of Neil on Kirby)


Sponsored by: Student Bar Association, Corporate & Business Law Association, Criminal Law Society, Illinois State Bar Association Student Division, Latino/Latina Law Students Association, Muslim Law Students Association, Outlaw, Prisoners’ Rights Research Project


Dean Stories

Interested in learning more about our amazing deans at the College of Law? Then come to the Dean Stories for a Q&A with Dean Smith, Dean Vermillion, Dean Columbo, and Dean Ribstein.

Event Details

What: Dean Stories

When: Tuesday, April 26th at noon

Where: Room D

The event is open to all College of Law students. Come prepared with any questions you may have for the deans. We hope to see you there!


What is Symposium?

It is an annual event hosted by WLS that brings speakers to discuss a particular topic.  This year, we are collaborating with a number of student organizations to discuss the theme of EQUALITY. The first day will feature a keynote speaker who will discuss issues of gender equality, and the following day will include speakers on other aspects of equality (e.g., equality in healthcare, religious equality, etc.).

When is Symposium?

February 23-24

Why come to Symposium?

It is a great opportunity to discuss an important topic in the law while also connecting with current students and enjoying good food.


We hope that you will join us!


RSVP to Women In Law Day

RSVP today to attend Women in Law Day!

The Women’s Law Society at the University of Illinois would like to assist females interested in law school by hosting Women In Law Day on November 6th from 9:30am-2pm at the University of Illinois College of Law. Women In Law Day is an opportunity for females to ask questions about applying to law school, the LSAT, the personal statement  and what it is really like to be a law student. Attendees ask current law students what worked for them in their application and speak with Dean Pless, Assistant Dean of Law School Admissions, to receive practical insight into the admissions process. There will also be an opportunity to ask professors questions about their experience in the legal field and what you can look forward to when you are in law school. This is a great opportunity for students interested in law school to meet UofI law students and receive unique insight into the admissions process that will be invaluable.

Make sure to RSVP today!

Professor Stories on November 15

Interested in learning more about your professors?  

Interested in gaining insight into preparing for finals and managing law school?

Come to Professor Stories for a Q&A with Professor Wexler and Moritz on November 15 at noon in Room B.

Professor Moritz currently teaching Legal Writing, Introduction to Advocacy and Employment Discrimination. Before coming to the College of Law she practiced Labor & Employment at Mayer Brown.

Professor Wexler is one of UofI’s recent hires and focuses on employment discrimination. She recently was at Florida State University where she taught torts, employment discrimination and international law.

Ambulance Chase 5K Run/Walk

The Women’s Law Society (WLS) at the University of Illinois College of Law is sponsoring the 8th annual Ambulance Chase 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, September 26, 2010.  The event will take place at 9 am on, and around, the University’s Main Quad.  All proceeds from this fun-filled and popular event will benefit “Women in Transition,” a not-for-profit homeless shelter in Champaign-Urbana that offers support services and safe transitional housing to disadvantaged women and their children.

The WLS is actively encouraging all members of the Champaign-Urbana community to participate in this exciting race; attendance is not simply confined to the College of Law community.  Runners and walkers, whether novice or experienced, are invited to join the race.

Sign Up Today!