FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              Date: September 27, 2002

         Contact: Donna McCracken, 206-6716


 UIS Pre-Law Center a resource for those considering law school


SPRINGFIELD- The University of Illinois at Springfield has announced the creation of a Pre-Law Center on campus.  Located outside the central office of the Legal Studies Department in room 340 of the Public Affairs Center, the PLC is jointly sponsored by UIS’ Legal Studies, Criminal Justice, and Political Studies departments, all housed within the College of Public Affairs and Administration.

            The PLC is designed to provide information and assistance to UIS students who are interested in going to law school. Hal Goldman, assistant professor of legal studies and history and PLC director, noted, “Our mandate is to serve all the students in the UIS community who are thinking about applying to law school.  This includes helping them decide whether they should go to law school and how to apply, informing them about the various law schools and what they have to offer, and assisting them with application materials like resumés and personal statements.”

The PLC website, located at, provides contact information, lists of available resources, information on coming events, and links for students interested in taking the LSAT.

            Goldman and graduate assistant Jennifer Sconyers are available to counsel and assist students who have questions about the PLC or about law school. Contact them at (217) 206-6324 or (217) 206-6535, or by e-mail at