NAPLA - The Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors


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  • 07/13/2020 10:33 PM | Michelle Yingling (Administrator)

    LSAC Digital Law School Forums are taking the place of the in-person law school forums this fall:

    • Saturday, September 26, 2020, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET
    • Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET
    • Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm ET

    If you missed the recording of the LSAC information webinar on July 10, it will be available in the Members area for Pre-law Advisors at under “Webinars”.

    Students must register in advance for these events unlike in-person forums which allowed same-day registration. Student registration is now available at A list of schools participating in each event will be posted on before the event. Registrants for the September 26 event can revisit the event’s booths and sessions after that date. Schools may set up post-forum for attendees on their own.

    Pre-law Advisors may register here.

  • 02/07/2020 3:47 PM | Michelle Yingling (Administrator)

    Please join us Friday March 13, 2020, for the 8th Annual Boston Connect, hosted by Suffolk University Law School. Register under "Events".

  • 07/26/2019 8:42 AM | Michelle Yingling (Administrator)
    The following people have been elected to one-year terms as officers of NAPLA:
    President: Nancy Gibson, Bates College
    First Vice-President: Rita Ralston, Boston University
    Second Vice-President: Phil Mink, George Mason University
    Treasurer: Michelle Yingling, University of Pittsburgh
    Secretary: Laura Dropkin, Brandeis University

    The following people have been elected to two-year terms on the NAPLA board of directors:
    Lisa Abreu Morel, Rutgers University-Newark
    Scott Boddery, Gettysburg University
    Christopher Brooks, East Stroudsburg University
    Matthew Dillard, George Washington University Law School
    Sarah Whitfield, Colby College

  • 06/17/2019 2:34 PM | Michelle Yingling (Administrator)

    It’s almost time for the 2019 NAPLA Conference! We look forward to welcoming you to Boston this week and are writing to share some important pre-arrival information.

    Whether you are checking in for the Conference at Northeastern University on Tuesday or Boston University on Wednesday, luggage storage will be available at each location should you require it. Please take a look at the Conference Page on the NAPLA website for the complete schedule and directions.

    It’s been beautiful in Boston for the past several days, but the forecast for this week is less than stellar. Hopefully, it will change a bit, but for now it looks like we can expect at a minimum some cloudy days, and perhaps a bit of rain. We encourage you to bring an umbrella/rain gear since there will be a bit of travel on Wednesday and Thursday. Also, it’s worth remembering some comfortable shoes!

    We’re encouraging our Conference attendees to join us in a couple of sustainability initiatives this year. We encourage you to bring a favorite water bottle (maybe one from a law school you’ve visited, one you’ve picked up at a fair, or one from your own institution), and we also encourage you to bring a lanyard to use with the name badge we will supply.Both the water bottles and lanyards can work as conversation starters, so we hope you will enjoy doing this. No spoilers, but the gift we will receive from Northeastern Law in our Conference bags also fits this theme. We think you’ll like it.

    Finally, don’t forget to bring your business cards for the Law Fair! Once again, we’ll have some great prizes available for a few lucky people. Why not you?

    See you in Boston!

    The 2019 NAPLA Conference Committee

  • 02/15/2019 3:15 PM | Phillip Mink (Administrator)

    NAPLA has announced that scholarships are available for its 2019 conference in Boston. All those interested in applying should visit the "Conference" tab on the home page, and Scholarships" tab, and from the drop-down menu click on "Conference Scholarships."

  • 01/11/2019 9:38 AM | Phillip Mink (Administrator)

    NY Connect 2019

    Inaugural Meeting

    Fordham Law School

    150 W. 62ndSt., New York, NY room 7-119

    February 15, 2019

    9:30-10:00       Registration outside 7-119

    10:00-10:15     Welcome from Fordham Law

                            Dean Matthew Diller

    10:15-11:15     Introductory meeting of NYC-area prelaw advisors

                            Prof. Tom Rozinski, Touro College, NAPLA President

    11:15-11:30    Break

    11:30-1:00       Innovative J.D. programs in the New York area

                            Jack Graves, Director of Digital Legal Education, Touro Law Center

                            Kathleen Boozang, Dean of Seton Hall Law School

                            Denee Page, Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management, Syracuse Law School

    1:00-2:00         Lunch

    2:00-3:30         Advising Students with GRE scores

                            Julie Shurts, Associate Director, GRE Client Relations

                            Dave Martinidez, Dean of Admissions, Cardozo Law School

                            Alicia Meehan, Assistant Dean of Admissions, St. John’s Law School

                            Odeviz Soto, Associate Director of Admissions, Harvard Law School

    3:30                 Adjourn

    If you are interested in attending, don't delay in registering since we are over halfway to our capacity of 40. You may register here:

  • 11/12/2018 8:22 AM | Michelle Yingling (Administrator)

    The Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors is excited to announce the creation of New York Connect, a one-day program for pre-law advisors to be held at Fordham University School of Law on Friday, February 15, 2019. Modeled on the Boston Connect program that is now seven years old, NY Connect brings pre-law advisors together at a local law school for panel presentations about hot topics in pre-law advising as well as networking opportunities. It will also feature a presentation by the host law school and tours of its campus. Continental breakfast and lunch are included. The cost of attendance is $35.

    NY Connect is open to all pre-law advisors, although the one-day format makes it especially convenient for those within the New York City metropolitan area. We expect to begin around 9:30 and finish by 3:30. We are in the process of creating interesting panel presentations, and if you are interested in making a presentation, please email NY Connect Chair Tom Rozinski at

    Register here: New York Connect 2019

  • 09/04/2018 9:53 AM | Michelle Yingling (Administrator)
    As result of the elections that concluded on August 31, 2018, the following board of officers and directors has been elected for the 2018-19 academic year: 
    • President: Tom Rozinski (Touro College)
    • 1st Vice President: Nancy Gibson (Bowdoin College)
    • 2nd Vice President: Rita Ralston (Boston University)
    • Treasurer: Dianne McDonald (Bucknell University)
    • Secretary: Lauren Dropkin (Brandeis University)
    • Board member: Pamela Brown (Brooklyn College, CUNY)
    • Board member: Tina Coco (Baruch College, CUNY)
    • Board member: Heather Frederick (Slippery Rock University)
    • Board member: Hillary Mantis (Fordham University)- Incumbent
    • Board member: Michelle Yingling (University of Pittsburgh)- Incumbent
    • Associate member/Law school representative: Sarah Rethage (Northeastern University School of Law)
  • 06/26/2018 8:51 AM | Michelle Yingling (Administrator)

    The location for the Pre-Law Advisors National Council (PLANC) Conference for 2020 has been released.

    The conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana during the week of June 8 through June 12 at the Intercontinental Hotel. Official conference days during that week have not yet been decided.

    Hope to see you there!

  • 06/12/2018 9:15 AM | Michelle Yingling (Administrator)

    Please Note: Quinnipiac’s North Haven campus is completely tobacco free.  This is inclusive of all buildings, the grounds and parking areas.  There are no designated smoking areas.

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