Pre-law advisory council


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Established in 2022, the Advisory Council serves as an important bridge between the Pre-Law Advising Services Office (PLAS) and the pre-law student and alumni community at UIUC.  The Advisory Council is made up of a diverse group of pre-law students and alumni representing different colleges, majors, and stages of the pre-law journey.  Together, the Council serves an important role in helping support the work of the Pre-Law Advising Services Office to enhance the resources and opportunities for all Illinois pre-law students and alumni. In addition to being ambassadors for the PLAS office, members of the Advisory Council assist and support the work of PLAS by providing feedback on the needs and interests of the UIUC pre-law community and assisting with PLAS activities and initiatives.  Members of the Advisory Council also receive invitations to unique professional development and networking opportunities each semester. 


The 2024 - 2025 Advisory Council will be comprised of up to twenty students:

  • Two representatives from the Class of 2028 (freshmen) - selected in the Fall 2024 semester.

  • Two representatives from the Class of 2027 (sophomores)

  • Two representatives from the Class of 2026 (juniors)

  • Two representatives from the Class of 2025 (seniors)

  • Up to Two Alumni representatives (UIUC graduates)

  • Ten to Twelve At-large members 


In addition, the Council is chaired by the PLAS Graduate Assistant.  Up to two senior Advisory Council applicants will be selected to serve as Vice-Chairs of the Council each year.



Selected individuals are expected to complete the following requirements in their role as Advisory Council members.


  • Attend the Fall Advisory Council Meeting (September)
  • Attend the Spring Pre-Law Leadership Summit (January/February)
  • Complete required participation activities during the Fall and Spring semesters (approx. 2-3 hrs per semester).  Council members may choose from a variety of opportunities throughout the semester. General types of participation activities may include:
    • Volunteer to assist with events.
    • Participate in student engagement activities.
    • Contribute to projects or initiatives.
    • Serve on focus groups.


In addition, Advisory Council members will have unique opportunities for networking, professional development, and more!

Learn more about the 2024-2025 Advisory Council in our brief Information Video!



How to Apply

Selection for the Council will be by application. Applications for the class of 2027, 2026, 2025, and Alumni Reps are now closed.


Applications for the Class of 2028 representatives will open in August 2024.