NAPLA - The Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors

Boston Connect 2020

  • 03/13/2020
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Suffolk Law School



Due to health concerns, we have postponed this event.  The morning panel and afternoon session with AccessLex will be offered on a date TBD as webinars.  Special thanks to Suffolk Law School, AccessLex and our panelists for working together on this event.  

Please join us on Friday, March 13, 2020, for the 8th annual Boston Connect, hosted by Suffolk University Law School. 

This one day conference is a great opportunity for professional development and to network with pre-law advisors and law school professionals from the New England area.  Our agenda includes interactive discussions as well as time just to engage as colleagues.  

Please register by Feb 28 - meal accommodations may not be possible after this date.

Schedule of Events




 9:45 am Check-in opens

10:00 am

Check-in, Continental Breakfast, and Mingling

Breakfast generously provided by Suffolk Law School

10:30 am-12:00 pm

Diversity in Law School:

Participate in this interactive session with a panel of admissions reps who will talk about how applicants can approach the diversity statement, and how to research diversity in law school. 


  • Chloe Matthews, Assoc. Dir. of Admissions, Boston University School of Law
  • Michael Donnelly-Boylen, Asst. Dean for Admission, Roger Williams School of Law 
  • Phil Harrinarine, Assoc. Dir. of Admissions, Yale Law School

12:00 -1:00 pm


No speaker - just engage with colleagues from area schools.

Generously provided by AccessLex

1:00-2:15 pm

AccessLex Feedback Session:  Resources for Prospective Law School Applicants

AccessLex Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to improving legal education, will share what prospective law school students have shared about their view of the most trusted sources of information, their opinions on a variety of tools and resources.  In this session, you’ll also get a chance to share your own feedback and advice.  Please bring a laptop, tablet, or phone so you can fully participate.   

2:15-3:00 pm

Reception with Suffolk Law School Dean Perlman & Tours

Take this opportunity to engage with your colleagues, learn a little more about Suffolk law school, and grab a snack before heading home.

Snacks generously provided by Suffolk Law School


Directions (driving and public transportation) and parking information can be found here. Please note that if you are driving to the program, you are advised to park in the Government Center Garage. Suffolk Law can only validate tickets from this garage. The rate will be $25.00 for the day.

See you soon!

**Online payment is strongly preferred.  If you cannot pay online, please contact Lauren Dropkin.

Questions? Please contact the Conference Chair, Lauren Dropkin:


phone: 781-736-3616

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