Law Fair 2021

Miami University invites all students, law schools, and law-related vendors and organizations to participate in its annual Law Fair on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at Shriver Center.

Information for Law Schools

There is a fee of $100 to participate, which covers a light lunch and refreshments and a table with two chairs to display your material. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 22, 2021. No refunds will be given after this date.

Register and Submit Payment

Location

Shriver Center
701 E. Spring Street
Oxford, OH 45056
11:30am-1:30pm

Shipping Materials

You may ship any marketing or recruiting materials that you want available for our Law Day Fair. We ask that they arrive no later than September 29, 2021. We will deliver your materials to your table at the Shriver Center Multipurpose Room the morning of the Fair. You may also drop off materials at the Shriver Center, 701 E. Spring Street, Oxford, OH 45056 prior to parking the day of the Fair.
Please ship materials to

Maria P. Vitullo
Director, Sue J. Henry Center for Pre-Law Education
159 Upham Hall
Oxford, OH 45056

Parking

Please arrive early for parking. You will need to register your vehicle online HERE to park near the Shriver Center, located at 701 E. Spring Street, Oxford, OH. Parking registration is free for law fair participants. This parking permit will allow you to park free of charge in the Shriver Center West and MacMillan Hall parking lots behind and adjacent to the Shriver Center, in addition to metered street parking on Maple Street.

There are also two public parking garage options (South Campus Ave Garage and North Campus Garage), both a few of blocks from the Shriver Center.

Due to limitations this fall and parking availability at the Shriver Center, there will NOT be shuttles to and from North Campus Garage, so if you park in a garage, please drop off your materials at the Shriver Center, 701 E. Spring Street, Oxford, OH 45056 prior to parking.

Map of Parking at Miami

Parking Garage Locations:

North Garage (Academic Parking Structure)
100 Withrow Ln.
Oxford, OH 45056

South Garage (Campus Avenue Garage)
501 S. Campus Ave.
Oxford, OH 45056

Garage Parking Map

Questions

Please contact us at: prelaw@MiamiOH.edu, or 513-529-6029.

Information for Students and Alumni

The Law Fair will take place Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Shriver Center.

This event is free to attend and affords students and law school representatives the opportunity to talk about what each law school can offer students in terms of an education and experience.

Preparing for the Law Expo

Questions to Ask

Please refer to LSAC's Law School Forums and Fairs page about potential questions to ask at a law fair.

What to Wear

While there is no dress code required, law schools may still be taking notes on who they meet with — consider the impression you are making! It is common to see juniors and seniors in business dress attire (suit or comparable) while first-year students and sophomores are often in business casual attire.

Year-By-Year Expectations

First and second year students are invited to take it all in — pick up literature from schools you think might interest you and listen to some of the questions upper-class students are asking (and the answers they are getting).

Juniors should use the Law Fair as a resource to figure out what they are looking for in a legal education and to start identifying which schools interest them. Be sure to do some preliminary research on schools you think you might apply to, but also feel free to engage with other law schools as well.

Seniors should use the Law Fair to get to know more about the law schools and introduce themselves as a potential applicant. If you are in the process of applying, try to stop by each school you're applying to and introduce yourself. All law schools track connections with students, whether it's via email, phone call, in-person, or at a Law Fair, so this is an opportunity to make a good impression.

Other Dos and Don'ts

The following suggestions are shared by Janet Hein, Director of Admissions at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law:

  • Before the Expo
    • Research which schools will be attending.
    • Have at least 3 questions prepared (pointed and that reflect you did your research on each school).
  • At the Expo
    • Do not be too familiar (treat the representatives with professional respect).
    • Be calm and pointed in asking questions.
    • Actively listen to the representative (do not just wait for your turn to talk).
    • Be respectful of the representative's time (they would like to talk to as many students at they can).
  • After the Law Fair
    • Email a thank you to each representative that you talk to (within 24 hours). Protocol for emails:
      • Use Mr./Ms. or the representative's title (e.g., Dean).
      • Always use professional language. Do not use inappropriate language (even casually).
      • Be patient for a response.
      • Treat your email as if it were a writing sample.
      • Be precise and concise in your message.
      • Do not bombard them with additional emails.