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 the 2024 Spring semester:

Requirements and details

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  • Regular membership requirements are as follows for this semester.

  • Membership requirements are:

    • You must ​attend at least 4/5 GMMs.

    • You must pay dues

    • You must attend at least 1 Professional Development or LSAT event.

    • You must complete at least 1 hour of in-person volunteering and complete the Google Form for credit.

    • You must attend one DEI event

  • Dues are $10 for this semester! Dues are due by GMM 2. Info on how to pay dues is linked here: 

  • Office hours in the SAC are posted on the website and in GMM slides. 

  • Meeting dates for the Spring 2024 semester:

    • 02/06, 02/20, 03/05, 03/19, 04/16

    • All meetings begin at 7 PM

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Resources

​For updates, information, and other info during this semester please follow our Instagram:

For internship opportunities, LSAT resources, and regular announcements join our Facebook page:

The member resource folder is pinned on the Facebook page, offering access to a database of internships, slides from meetings and LSAT presentations, and more.

There will also be regular updates to the website so make sure to check in here for recaps on meetings and plans for next semester!

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General Member meeting 3
Professor Richard Monette

           We were extremely fortunate to have Professor Richard Monette as our GMM3 speaker! Professor Monette walked us through his experiences in undergrad through his current position working as a professor of Indigenous Law and Torts law at the UW- Law School. After growing up on a reservation in North Dakota, Professor Monette received an undergraduate degree in education. He later attended law school, earning his JD, before beginning impressive work in Washington DC with the United States Senate.  Now Professor Monette works at the UW Law School, teaching a variety courses. 

           Professor Monette provided insightful advice and knowledge at GMM3, ranging from topics of what it is like to serve as chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians to the complexities of water law. Professor Monette is clearly very well experienced and is a great resource for those who want to learn more about Indigenous Law, law and the environment, as well as business law. Thank you Professor Monette! 

          

membership requirements

Attend 4 of 5 General Member Meetings (GMM)

Attend 1 Social Event

Attend 2 LSAT and/or Professional Development Events

*3 hours of volunteering can be converted to a credit for a Social Event or an LSAT/Professional Development Event*

(Max of 2 credits can be earned)

Every semester, there are 5 General Member Meetings, in which all of PLS comes together. At these meetings, members are kept up to date on everything that is happening with PLS. At every meeting, there will be some kind of speaker, whether it be a host or panel. Previous speakers have been practicing attorneys, professors from the UW-Madison Law School, and admissions representatives. We hope to see you at the next GMM!

Social and Professional Development events allow PLS members to network with one another while also having opportunities to grow their professional skills, such as resume-building. Previous social events include ice skating, trivia nights, getting ice cream and more!  Professional development events usually include professional headshots, LinkedIn workshops, coffee with a lawyer, etc! 

Each semester, PLS requires members to complete at least an hour of volunteering to involve members in the greater-Madison area. In addition to service opportunities, there are a variety of leadership opportunities. Members have the opportunity to apply to be on the executive board and also are able to be on a member of exec's committee.

PLS hosts multiple LSAT practice tests that members can take at the office (in the SAC). There are also plenty of LSAT practice books in the office that members are able to utilize for their studies. There are also various LSAT events in coordination with the Center for Pre-Law Advising (CPLA) and online webinars. 

membership requirements

Attend 4 of 5 General Member Meetings (GMM)

Complete 1 hour of in-person volunteering

Pay dues

Attend 1 LSAT or Professional Development Event

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