Plan Your Event

Essential steps

  1. Request approval from Adrienne Packard, the Associate Director of Student Affairs, at if your event involves VIP guest speakers (such as an alum of the Law School, an elected or appointed government official, a judge, or other VIP), children, alcohol, or is open to the public.
  2. Reserve a room and optionally catering and A/V equipment. (Log in with your UCLAW ID.)
    • The room reservation system doesn’t work with Internet Explorer.
    • Catering must be ordered 48 hours in advance. If you do not have a confirmation 24 hours before your event, contact Events Manager Lucienne Goodman at
    • Recording requires a signed permission form (PDF).
    • An audio recorder is free; staffed audio or video services may entail a fee.
  3. Add a calendar entry. (Log in with your CNetID.)

More ways to promote your event

  • Posters
    • Download the template (Word doc) or design your own
    • Request printing from the Communications Office at (up to 10 11x17 copies).
    • Post them in designated spots
      • Bulletin board on the wall across from the mail folders
      • Lower level of the classroom wing behind each set of stairs
      • In the Green Lounge, in the freestanding chrome displays
      • Near the mail folders in the freestanding chrome display
      • By the exit door near the Auditorium in the freestanding chrome display
  • Email the school-wide LSA-Orgs listserv at
    • Only for student organization events
    • Only for events open to the entire school
    • No more than two emails per event
    • Send from your email address
  • The central University events calendar accepts student submissions.
  • Tag the University of Chicago Law School in Facebook posts or @UChicagoLaw in tweets.
  • After the event, send any pictures of law students, visiting speakers, and/or faculty to the Communications Office at —you may see them on the Law School website or in our publications!