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2017 NAPABA Convention

APA Pre-Law Conference

Friday, November 4

Hilton San Diego Bayfront | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

The National Asian Pacific American Pre-Law Conference offers prospective law school applicants the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the law school admissions process and the legal profession. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with current law students, admissions professionals, and attorneys in different practice areas.

Online registration has closed. Registration will re-open on-site. 

For hotel accommodations, visit our Hotel Reservations page. 

Conference Objectives

  • To educate prospective Asian Pacific American law students about preparing for the Law School Admissions Test, applying to different law schools, financing their legal education, succeeding in law school, and passing the bar examination through public discussion groups, forums, panels, lectures, workshops, and otherwise;
  • To educate the community about important issues related to the legal profession;
  • To raise awareness of minority and diversity issues related to Asian Pacific Americans in and out of law school and the legal community; and
  • To connect prospective Asian Pacific American law students with other prospective and current law students, attorneys, educators, and judges to foster professional mentorship and networking opportunities.


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | NAPABA Luncheon & Plenary Session | The Portrait Project: A Portrait of Asian Americans in Law generously supported by Duane Morris

Pre-Law Conference attendees are encouraged to join admissions professionals and current law student and attorney mentors who are attending the NAPABA Convention at the luncheon & plenary session. Look for signs indicating specially-reserved tables.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm | Registration & Networking

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Applying to Law School & Financing Your Legal Education
With thousands of applications being submitted to their schools every year, how do schools pick the best applicants for their schools?  What does law school really cost these days? What can applicants do NOW to prepare for this three-year financial endeavor? What role should scholarships play in the decision making process? Seasoned admissions and financial aid experts walk conference participants through the ins and outs of the law admissions process and how to finance their legal educationQ&A to follow.

3:00 pm - 3:50 pm | Student Life: "If I knew then what I know now, I would..."
Do you wonder what life as a law student is actually like?  Learn from a panel of current law students from both public and private law schools as they describe what life is really like as a law student and what it takes to be successful as a law student.

3:50 pm - 4:00 pm | Break

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Mock Law Class

Taught by an actual law school professor, this session will simulate what a true, typical first year law school class is like.

Financial Assistance |Scholarship Application Now Closed

Law School Resource Center Registration

NAPABA invites law schools to send materials for display at our Law School Resource Center during Convention. Law school resources will be available to attendees throughout the conference and will be listed on the NAPABA website with a link to your school's page. There is a $75 registration fee.

To participate in our Law School Resource Center, please complete the form here.


Participating Law Schools

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

California Western School of Law

Capital University Law School

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

DePaul University College of Law

Duquesne University School of Law

Fordham University School of Law

IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Marquette University Law School

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific

New England Law | Boston

New York Law School

Northeastern University School of Law

Penn State - Dickinson Law

Roger Williams University School of Law

Santa Clara University School of Law

St. Thomas University School of Law 

The Catholic University of America Law School

UCLA School of Law

University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

University of California, Irvine School of Law

University of Florida Levin College of Law

University of Georgia School of Law

University of Massachusetts School of Law

University of Washington School of Law

University of Wisconsin Law School

West Virginia University College of Law