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Did you miss the Education Policy Trek to D.C.?

Julia Thompson – April 5th, 2017

Didn’t get a chance to make the Education Policy Trek up to D.C. on March 24? Don’t worry! Here’s a quick summary of what went down…


AMERICAN YOUTH POLICY FORUM

We first met with members of the American Youth Policy Forum, a nonpartisan convener that brings policymakers, practitioners, and researchers together to frame issues, inform policy, and create conversation about improving education and young people's lives.

Take Back The Night By Hacking!

Christie Julien – April 5th, 2017

Women in Computing Sciences and Take Back the Night are co-hosting a Hackathon from April 22nd - 23rd.   The goal is to create hacks preventing sexual assault and violence. It will start at 9am in Rice Hall in the Common Area on the first floor. Everyone from the UVA community is welcome to attend to meet new people, develop new skills, and create hacks to prevent sexual assault. No prior experience or skills necessary! All you need is a computer, a sleeping bag, and a few ideas! There will be food, prizes, and fun!

Guarantee yourself an Interview with Modern Guild!

UVA Career Center – April 5th, 2017

What: ModernGuild (MG) offers college students intensive 4-week, finance/consulting Accelerators incorporating 1-on-1 coaching sessions, rapid skill-acquisition exercises, and networking opportunities with industry experts - all at no cost whatsoever to the student. All those who successfully complete the Accelerator will be guaranteed interviews with one of their company partners, including Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Citi and Deloitte. 

LSAT Digital Pilot Test Opportunity for Students

Winnie Tsao – April 4th, 2017

The LSAC is looking for students interested in participating in a pilot for a digital LSAT. One of the pilot testing sites is at the University of Richmond; here is a link to the testing centers participating in this pilot test. The LSAC has announced a pilot for testing a digital version of the LSAT. They are looking for 1,000 test-takers to participate in the pilot test which will be administered at approximately 20 testing sites across the United States and Puerto Rico on Saturday, May 20th

LSAC Notice: Fee Waiver Process Change

Winnie Tsao – April 4th, 2017

LSAC established its fee waiver program in 1968 to ensure that no one is denied access to law school because of the inability to pay for the LSAT and other essential applicant services. The LSAC process for granting fee waivers has been revised and streamlined over time. Today, a US law school candidate can easily apply for a fee waiver online. 

For the past 10 years, LSAC has granted an average of $2.5 million each year in fee waivers. LSAC fee waivers are unique among testing organizations because fees are waived for all essential services, not just the test.  

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