NYC Law School Admissions Panel

NYC Law School Admissions Panel

Thinking about going to law school but you have no idea where to start looking? Want to research a few local law schools but don’t have the time?

Join the Pre-Law Society club on this Thursday, October 10, and hear from three great law schools in the New York City area. Here’s your chance to get all your questions answered by the experts. Guest speakers include:

– Cathy Alexander from Pace Law School.
– Jeanne Widerka from Cardozo Law School.
– Megan Meighan, Assistant Director of Enrollment Management at Hofstra Law School.
– Nicole Seawright from Quinnipiac University School of Law.

-Richard Harrison from St. John’s University School of Law.

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Time: 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Location: Room NVC 8-155

Refreshments will be served!

Want to write a killer personal statement and put your best foot forward?

Pre-Law Society @ Baruch College
Baruch’s Writing Center and J.Y. Ping, founder of 7Sage and PreProBono, have joined together to teach you how to emphasize your best assets and minimize all the negatives in your personal statement. Join us to learn about Baruch’s wonderful writing resources and have your questions answered.

Baruch’s Writer Center

The Writing Center provides a creative and friendly environment to students who wish to hone their writing skills. Staffed by professional writers, the Center offers one on one tutorial sessions – either by appointment or walk-ins, small group workshops and e-tutoring.

J.Y. Ping

J.Y. Ping has been teaching the LSAT since 2006 and has taught thousands of students. He is the founder of 7Sage and PreProBono, two organizations dedicated to making legal education more accessible. Ping graduated from Columbia University in 2007 where he studied Economics, Political Science, and Philosophy and holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Refreshments will be served!

Law & Order: SVU Special Screening

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Come join us as we watch Detectives Benson and Stabler face off against a demented psychopath. With many twists and turns around every corner, you never what will happen next. Will justice prevail or will the murderer get away?
Following the show, we are honored to have two Baruch College Faculty members join us for an informal discussion about Hollywood’s “perspective” on New York’s legal system.
Just how closely does the show following New York law? Would there be a different outcome in the real world?

Alan Rosenbloom, Esq.

Alan Rosenbloom, is an attorney currently teaching fundamentals of business law at Baruch. He has over twenty-five years of significant experience in the insurance and retail industries. Mr. Rosenbloom serves as a special assistant to the Dean of Zicklin and is responsible for setting up the business case competition program/ website for both graduate and undergraduate Zicklin students. For the undergraduate student population Mr. Rosenbloom is also responsible for setting up the Zicklin case club, which teaches undergraduates how to review and analyze a variety of business cases in a practical, experiential learning environment.

Mr. Rosenbloom serves as a court-appointed arbitrator in the Civil Court of New York and has worked with numerous Fortune 500 companies on a variety of legal matters. His emphasis has been on mergers and acquisitions and on general corporate matters. Early in his career he was a litigator of both civil and criminal matters. He has a familiarity with how large corporations operate as he has been involved with CFOs and CEOs for many years in his legal capacity as a general counsel for a large multinational insurance broker. His legal experience includes administrative and regulatory matters, and the development of information technology systems. He also serves on a variety of public and not-for-profit boards of directors.

Elliot Axelrod

Elliot Axelrod is a Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Law at the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College. He teaches undergraduate, graduate and honors law courses.
Beyond his work at Baruch, Axelrod has worked with the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and as a New York State Court Appointed Evaluator, Receiver and Guardian Ad Litem.
Axelrod’s work has been featured in numerous publications including the Lincoln University Law Review, University of Dayton Law Review, Oklahoma Law Review, and Vermont Law Review.
He graduated with a B.S. in 1964 from New York University, and a J.D. from New York Law School.

REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED!

BAT (Bloomberg Assessment Test) – October 3 & 10

Great meeting some new faces last Thursday at the Club Fair! Thanks to everyone who supported us there.

An event that we would like to highlight is the BAT – the Bloomberg Assessment Test – which is a great opportunity for students to connect with employers. The goal of the BAT is to match student strengths with employer needs, so you do not need to be an expert on all sections of the test, however there is no negative scoring so it is best to answer all questions. 

Bloomberg has relationships with over 20,000 global companies that now have access to use the test score data in their recruitment for full time and internship opportunities.  Taking the BAT cannot negatively impact your employment search and there is absolutely nothing to lose by participating in this opportunity.

After taking the test, you have the option to be anonymously entered into the Employer Talent Search Database, which employers use to search candidates to fill internship and entry-level positions. You can also choose to “opt-out” of the database if you wish. In addition, you can take the test to see where your strengths and weaknesses lie in order to gain valuable feedback regarding careers in business and finance.  All test results are anonymous so there is no chance of your identity being revealed alongside your scores and you maintain control over which employers you release your details to.   

The test is comprised of eleven sections measuring Finance Knowledge/Aptitude and Career Skills: with topics such as Economics, Analytical Reasoning, Math, Investment Management and Verbal Skills.

The test will take place on October 3 at 10 am and 2 pm, and October 10 at 9:30 am. To register, click here.

CLUB FAIR TOMORROW! (And another LSAT event in October!)

It’s that time of year again, Baruch students: the Club Fair is tomorrow! Lots of wonderful clubs will be promoting themselves, including Pre-law Society – and we have a lot of free goodies to give out (including food!)

The Fair will take place during usual club hours, from 12:40 to 2:00 pm, although it may start a bit earlier than 12:40. It will take place in the Vertical Campus’s Main Gymnasium, and be sure to keep an eye out for Pre-law Society while there. 

As always, free refreshments will be provided on our part – but we’re going to be giving away lots of free prizes, so you really wouldn’t want to miss us at the Club Fair. 

Last, we wanted to advertise an upcoming event in October at Baruch, sponsored by PreProBono. Read below for more details:

Logic Games on LSAT got you down? Don’t worry – PreProBono is here to help! Come to Baruch College, NVC 2-190 on October 27, 2012 for 8 hours of focused LSAT logic games instruction.  Experienced, 99th-percentile-scoring LSAT teachers will show you the ropes and give you all the tools you need to conquer this section of the LSAT. And the best part – it’s FREE! Register here, but hurry – space is limited!   

PreProBono Logic Game Workshop | Baruch College
October 27, 2012, 9:00 am- 5:00pm
Location: NVC 2-190
8 Hours of Focused Logic Games Instruction
Experienced, 99th-Percentile-Scoring Teachers 
“Phenomenal!” “Inspirational!” “Fun!”
All Students Attend for Free!
Deadline: 11:59pm, October 13, 2012
The Future Looks Just. Like You.

Law School Application Workshop

 

Thanks to everyone who came to our event with renowned law school expert and CEO Shawn O’Connor. Just as a reminder, you can get a FREE consultation from Stratus Prep by emailing consult@stratusprep.com – PLUS, you can get a 10% off discount on all Stratus Prep services by letting them know that you’re a Baruch student.

Our next event will be in two weeks, but make sure to keep an eye out for us at the upcoming club fair this week. Be sure to check here or Facebook soon for more details.