Bar Exam Workshops this week: MPT outlining & Making up the Rules

Tuesday, February 9,  6:30 – 8:00:  MPT Outlining Strategies

Buckingham 101 – Food and casual conversation starting @ 6 PM

The concept of an MPT is easy – you don’t need to know anything other than how to write like a lawyer.  The execution – not so easy.  The outlining technique taught in this workshop allows you to organize and write your essay in the 90 minute time frame.  [Similar to ALA class, updated with less formal outline techniques]

Sign up here – so I bring enough food & MPT prompts

Thursday, February 11, 6:00 – 7:30  Making up the Rules

Buckingham 101 – Food and casual conversation starting at 5:30

How to prepare for, and survive, your mind blanking out at the most inopportune time.  The rule-making techniques will help you survive the ultimate failure, as well as improving your rule stack for the majority of the time when you remember the rules. 

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Remaining workshops in the series

  • Tuesday, February 16, 5:30 – 7:30 MPT Exam Simulation:  Every year, a few foolhardy souls never get around to writing any MPT essays until the morning of the first day of the bar exam.  That doesn’t usually end well.  Take advantage of the opportunity to write an MPT essay under exam conditions. 
  • Saturday, February 13, 12:00 – 5:00 PM:  Half-day Hangout:  More food, an informal repeat of any workshops you missed, a chance to ask whatever you haven’t gotten around to asking, I’ll time essays, MPTs, or MBE sets.  Whatever (within reason) will help you make it through this final stretch.

 (The series of 5 workshops + the Half-day Hangout will be repeated twice leading up to the July exam)

Questions:  Nancy Reeves, Assistant Director of Academic Success Programs

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Mahoning County Bar Foundation Scholarship

The Mahoning County Bar Foundation funds scholarships for persons having substantial ties to the Mahoning Valley who are about to enter, or who have already entered, law school.


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Patrick Malone & Associates announces scholarships

Patrick Malone & Associates is offering two scholarships of $5,000 each to law students committed to a career representing individuals serving in legal career paths such as elder law, immigration law, disability rights, and more. You can find more information about the scholarship here:

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2L Summer Positions with Thompson Hine – deadline is February 6th at 5:00 PM!

Cleveland, OH – Summer Law Clerk – Transactional – Thompson Hine LLP — Resume Collection
AkronLawJobs No. 7051 Overview: Thompson Hine LLP seeks a 2L for a transactional-focused summer clerkship in its Cleveland Office. The summer law clerk will work with members of the Corporate Transactions and Securities and Real Estate practice groups.
Qualifications: 2L with outstanding academic credentials (preferably with coursework in such areas as business associations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance, real estate finance / transactions, federal income tax, secured transactions, and bankruptcy). Excellent drafting and research skills. The ability to take on materials responsibility and interact directly with clients at an early stage. The drive to inspire client confidence and foster strong client relationships. A strong work ethic and independent discipline plus an interest in a career as a transactional attorney.
How to apply: Send your resume, cover letter and transcript to Director O’Brien at
Deadline: February 6, 2016

Cleveland, OH – Summer Law Clerk – Employee Benefits & Executive Comp. – Thompson Hine – Resume Collection
AkronLawJobs No. 7052 Overview: Seeking a 2L for a summer clerkship in the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation practice group.
Qualifications: 2L; Excellent academic credentials (preferably with coursework in areas such as federal income tax, executive compensation, retirement planning, and executive compensation benefits); Outstanding drafting and research skills; The ability to take on material responsibility and interact with clients at an early stage; A strong work ethic; and the desire to pursue a career in Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation law are required.
How to apply: Send your Resume, Cover letter and Transcript to Director O’Brien at
Deadline: February 6, 2016

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Law Office of Renkin & Associates announces Scholarship Opportunity

The Law Office of Renkin & Associates is pleased to announce the 2016 Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Law School Scholarship.  This scholarship was established to provide financial support to a student whose life has been impacted by lymphoma or leukemia and is seeking to continue his or her education through law school. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an applicant who submits the required application and essay by July 31st, 2016.

For more information and to download the application, please visit:

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