Early Start Bar Study Group

Early Start Bar Study Group – Central Hower 307

Fridays @ 2 PM

Sundays 6:30 PM

This week we’ll write a Secured Transactions essay  (available on the Springboard site)

The study group is open to anyone who has a bar exam in their future and who is interested in getting a head start.  (It is primarily designed for people preparing for the July 2017 bar exam, but at least one participant is preparing for the July 2018 exam!)

For information (or to be added to the Springboard support site), contact Nancy Reeves, Assistant Dean for Academic Success – nlr22@uakron.edu

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Early Start Bar Study & ALA Final Exam Review

Lots of opportunities to get a head start on the bar exam!

Early Start Bar Study – MBE (multiple choice) strategies – using released bar exam questions

Friday 4/14 – 2 PM – CH 307
Saturday 4/15 – 1 PM CH 307

ALA Exam Review (1 Contract, 2 Torts essays)

Saturday 4/15 @ 9:30 AM – Room 307
Monday 4/17 – 6:30 PM CH 312

(Materials for the essay review are posted on both the Early Start and the ALA Springboard sites)

The sessions are intended primarily for July bar examinees or students preparing for their ALA final exam, but anyone who expects to take a bar exam at some point in the future is welcome to attend any of these sessions!  It’s never too soon to stick your toes in the bar prep water!

For information, contact Nancy Reeves nlr22@uakron.edu

 

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Final ASP Group Study Sessions and Simulated Exams

The final ASP group Study sessions will be held in the week of April 17-21.

To help you in preparing for your upcoming exams, the ASP department is offering simulated exams in the 1st-year doctrinal courses.  The self-timed simulations give you practice writing answers to questions that are similar to what you will see on your professor’s exam under realistic time constraints.

Participating in these simulations will help you know what to expect on the exams so you can use the reading period to your best advantage.

The exam simulations will be offered in the following order:

  1. Monday,          04 / 24    Contracts
  2. Tuesday,          04 / 25    Civil Procedure
  3. Wednesday,    04 / 26    Property
  4. Thursday,        04 / 27    Criminal Law

The simulated questions will become accessible at 5:00 pm on the day the exam is scheduled for the particular topic.  Give yourself one hour to complete the exam simulation. 

The simulated answers will become available at 6:00 pm on the day the corresponding question is released.

This is a self-graded simulation, so there is no need to submit anything. You will compare your own answer to the sample to sasses your performance.

 

TO ACCESS THE SIMULATED EXAMS:

Login to Westlaw through the Law School sign in link.

Select TWEN to get to the My Courses page.

If you do not see the ASP Group Study Sessions 2016-2017 class listed in your course que,

select Add Course

scroll through the list of available classes at the University of Akron to find the course.

Select Add.

You should now have access to the course.

Back at the My Courses page

Select the ASP Group Study Sessions 2016-2017 link

From the list of links on the left-hand side, select Course Materials

Select the folder that corresponds to the class and section taught by your professor

Select the Exam Simulation file to access the question.

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Early Start Bar Study Group

Early Start Bar Study Group – Central Hower 307

Fridays @ 2 PM

Saturday 1 PM*

  • This week:  A contracts essay (Statute of Frauds and/or Parol Evidence)
  • Next week:  Interactive multiple choice strategies for the MBE (multiple choice) portion of the bar exam

The study group is open to anyone who has a bar exam in their future who is interested in getting a head start.  (It is primarily designed for people preparing for the July 2017 bar exam, but at least one participant is preparing for the July 2018 exam!)

Four out of four of the alumni panelists Tuesday night ALA class indicated the most important thing they did to prepare for the bar exam was to write lots of essays – so that by the time the bar exam rolled around the actual bar exam was just 12 more essays.  In contrast, the most frequent barrier to writing essays early is, “I don’t know enough to write essays yet.” This often leads to delaying essay writing until the last 2 weeks before the bar exam.  The study group is a risk-free way to get past that emotional hurdle and get started!

* There’s been a request to move the Saturday group to Saturday morning or Sunday evening.  If you’ve been attending (or are interested in attending the weekend group, let me know if either of those new times works for you)

For information (or to be added to the Springboard support site), contact Nancy Reeves, Assistant Dean for Academic Success – nlr22@uakron.edu

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Alumni Panel Discussion on the Bar Exam

I’m hosting an alumni panel discussion on the bar exam Friday morning from 9:45 AM to noon in my ALA class.  There are a few seats open in the classroom.  I’m making those seats available to people planning to take the July bar exam.   The class is also writing a torts essay ahead of the panel discussion – you’re welcome to participate in that, too, if you want an early taste of bar exam essays.

Because the number of seats is limited, please contact me if you would like to attend.  Nancy Reeves – nlr22@uakron.edu

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