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SWAPLA’s Regional Law School Update

SWAPLA’s Regional Law School Update on Thursday, Aug. 6 from 12:00-1:15pm CDT. This webinar is intended for prelaw advisors to get an update on law school admissions, especially as it pertains to the law schools in our region. This is the Zoom link: Link Removed – Event Ended

Relevant and timely topics covered at this panel, include:

  • the impact of COVID on admissions (process, enrollment, etc.);
  • diversity efforts;
  • social media;
  • fall recruitment, among other subjects.

Our panelists represent a cross section of law schools in the SWAPLA region, including:

  • April Fox – Assoc. Dean, University of Tulsa College of Law
  • Mathiew Le – Asst. Dean, University of Texas School of Law
  • Jill Nikirk – Asst. Dean, SMU Dedman School of Law
  • Eruore Oboh – Asst. Dean, UALR, William H. Bowen School of Law
  • Camal Pennington – Director, The University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • David Weinberg – Asst. Dean, Tulane Law School

2020 SWAPLA Caravan Update

To accommodate social distancing measures and ensure the safety of all participants, SWAPLA has decided to suspend in-person Law School Fairs this fall. Therefore, there will not be an in-person law fair as part of the SWAPLA Caravan at any of our host institutions this year, including:

  • UT Dallas
  • UT Arlington
  • Texas Tech
  • Baylor University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Hendrix College
  • UTSA
  • Texas State
  • UT Austin
  • Texas A&M

Pre-law students will be encouraged to attend the Law School Admission Council’s digital (online) law forums on Sept. 26, Oct. 13, and Nov. 4.

PLANC 2020 Call for Proposals

The call for proposals for the PLANC 2020 Conference “Recovery and Growth: Best Practices and Creative Approaches in Pre-Law” is now open!

To submit a proposal for one of the six concurrent conference program tracks or the poster session, please do the following:

  1. Review the Conference Theme and Program Track descriptions at http://www.planc.org/call-for-proposals
  2. Complete the submission form at http://www.planc.org/planc-2020-program-session-submission

The submission window for concurrent (breakout) session proposals and poster proposals will run from today through Sunday December 1.  Proposals will be reviewed by our Program Selection committee in December with decisions finalized and the accepted proposal presenters notified in January.

Save the Date – 2020 PLANC Conference

PLANC 2020
“Recovery and Growth: Best Practices and Creative Approaches in Pre-Law”
Monday, June 8 – Thursday, June 11, 2020
Intercontinental New Orleans Hotel

Join us in New Orleans one year from now for the 2020 PLANC Quadrennial Conference!  Registration will open in Fall 2019 and our call for program proposals will go out in late summer!  Mark your calendars and we look forward to seeing you all in New Orleans.  

Applications for the Program Selection Committee are now open.  Please complete this interest form by Monday, June 24th!  The Program Selection Committee will review submitted program proposals for our concurrent sessions during the conference.  Participation in another conference committee does not preclude you from also putting in an interest form for this committee.

Arkansas and Texas Adopt the Uniform Bar Exam

Arkansas and Texas have now adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). Arkansas will administer the UBE starting in February 2020 and Texas will administer the UBE starting in February 2021.

The UBE is coordinated by National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) and is composed of the Multistate Essay Examination, two Multistate Performance Test tasks, and the Multistate Bar Examination. It is uniformly administered, graded, and scored and results in a portable score that can be transferred to other UBE jurisdictions.

A complete list of UBE jurisdictions can be found on the NCBE website.

SWAPLA Conference Logistics

Dear SWAPLA Conference Attendees:

We are excited that you will be joining us at SWAPLA’s Annual Conference, April 4-6, 2019, in Oklahoma City!

The Conference Logistical details, such as Wi-Fi information and parking instructions, are now available on the Conference Webpage. Additionally, here are some law schools’ maps and the conference evaluation form .

Additionally, please let us know at your earliest convenience if you have dietary restrictions so that we can plan accordingly (email Ana.Alvarez@utsa.edu).

We are looking forward to seeing you in Oklahoma City!