The Elaine ’65 and Barry D. Epstein ’62 Prelaw Society
The Prelaw Society is a group of students with an interest in the law. Since it is a Student Council-recognized student organization, it operates independently of the Clark Prelaw Advisory Committee. There is, however, a close cooperation between the two. The Prelaw Society (PLS) also cooperates with the Career Services Office, Alumni Office, and other offices to sponsor events such as guest lecturers, alumni panels, a mock trial competition, movie nights, debates, and social gatherings to foster community spirit. The group also invites alumni back to campus each year to discuss their law school experience and offer advice.
The PLS also offers you a peer group of students who share your interest in the law. Upperclass students, especially graduating seniors, can offer considerable insight.
You may find that you want to take an active role and become part of the PLS’s executive board. Not only will this give you an opportunity to be active in prelaw programming, but it will also provide you with leadership experiences. Attend the Student Activities Fair in the fall of each year or drop a note to campus Box B-42, and ask to be placed on the membership list. Be sure to include your full name, class, box number, and phone number.
The message is simple: you are responsible for your four years at Clark. You have the opportunity to spend these years in pursuit of not only a liberal arts education, but also in pursuit of information about the law profession. Clark offers you both.
The Elaine ’65 and Barry D. Epstein ’62 Pre-Law Award
The Elaine ’65 and Barry D. Epstein ’62 Pre-Law Award is given annually to a prelaw senior or fifth-year student with high academic standing who has been active in the programming offered by the The Elaine ’65 and Barry D. Epstein ’62 Prelaw Society. The award was established in 2016 through a generous gift from Barry Epstein in honor of his late wife, Elaine Epstein.