First-Generation Prelaw Conference

Navigating Law School Admissions for First-Generation and Underrepresented Students

Saturday, November 4, 2023

9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


First-Generation applicants to law school face a unique set of challenges, often navigating the application and admissions process without the networks, resources, and support that may be available to their peers. Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s First-Generation Pre-Law Conference is meant to break down those barriers by providing information, connections, and resources for prospective law students. This program targets any students who do not have a familial relationship to the legal profession, as well as students who come from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the legal profession. Sessions and workshops taking place at the Conference include: 

  • Navigating the Law School Admissions Process
  • First-Generation Student Panel: "What I Wish I Knew"
  • Conversation with First-Generation Alumni: “Why Law School Was the Right Choice for Me”
  • Preparing for the LSAT
  • Financing Law School
  • Personal Statements 

View Schedule (pdf)

There is no cost for participation, but advance registration is required.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 1



Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
375 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611


Please contact Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at with any questions.