Bar Exam Basics Workshops: Organizing your MPT – Today!

 Bar Exam Basics – a Series of Workshops

College of Arts and Sciences Room 136 (for this workshop)

College of Arts and Sciences Room 144 (for the last three workshops)

Each workshop is offered at 1:30 and 5:30, with the exception of the Half-Day Hangout

Wednesday, June 15, PM- Organizing Your MPT

The concept of an MPT is easy – you are provided all of the materials, and don’t need to remember 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 any ALA class, updated to include less formal outline techniques & case summaries]

  • Food & informal Q&A starts at 1:00 for the 1:30 workshop and 5:30 for the 6:00 PM workshop
  • Sign up here so I make sure to bring enough food!

The rest of the Workshop Series + the Half-Day Hangout

  • Tuesday, June 21 – MBE Strategies and Tactics (CSA 144)
  • Monday, June 27 –   Making up the Rules (CSA 144)
  • Tuesday, July 5 –  MPT Exam Simulation (CSA 144)
  • Saturday, July 16, 12:00 – 5:00 PM:  Half-day Hangout (Law school)

Not quite an alumni but want a head start?

If you are nearly ready to take the bar exam (graduating in December or next May) and just want an early start, feel free to come join the fun (and food)!    For the essay workshop, bring any multi-issue hypothetical you have written for any subject (response and preferably the prompt as well) – or try your hand at writing an actual Ohio essay and bring it (you can find tons at the bottom drop-down box here)

Questions?  Contact Nancy Reeves, Director of Academic Success, at nlr22@uakron.edu

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Bar Exam Basics Workshops: Organizing your MPT – Wednesday

Bar Exam Basics – A Series of Workshops

College of Arts and Sciences Room 136 (for June 15)

College of Arts and Sciences Room 144 (for the last three workshops)

Each workshop is offered at 1:30 and 5:30, with the exception of the Half-Day Hangout

Wednesday, June 15 – Organizing your MPT

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

  • Food & informal Q&A starts at 1:00 for the 1:30 workshop and 5:30 for the 6:00 PM workshop
  • Please bring your computer (if you expect to take the exam using a computer)
  • Sign up here so I make sure to bring enough food!

The rest of the Workshop Series + the Half-Day Hangout

  • Tuesday, June 21 – MBE Strategies and Tactics (CSA 144)
  • Monday, June 27 –   Making up the Rules (CSA 144)
  • Tuesday, July 5 –  MPT Exam Simulation (CSA 144)
  • Saturday, July 16, 12:00 – 5:00 PM:  Half-day Hangout (Law school)

Not quite an alumni but want a head start?

If you are nearly ready to take the bar exam (graduating in December or next May) and just want an early start, feel free to come join the fun (and food)!    Sign up here.

Questions – or interested in a repeat of the Essay Structure workshop?  Contact Nancy Reeves, Director of Academic Success, at nlr22@uakron.edu

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Bar Exam Skills Workshop – Today!

 Bar Exam Basics – a Series of 5 Workshops

College of Arts and Sciences Room 136 (for the first two workshops)

College of Arts and Sciences Room 144 (for the last three workshops)

Each workshop is offered at 1:30 and 5:30, with the exception of the Half-Day Hangout

Thursday, June 9, PM- Essay Structure Workshop

Graders spend an average of 2-3 minutes reading each of your essays.  Those 2-3 minutes will determine whether you will earn a license to practice law.   Make those minutes count!  Learn to make your essays grader-friendly.  [Similar to ALA lecture on essays.]

  • Food & informal Q&A starts at 1:00 for the 1:30 workshop and 5:30 for the 6:00 PM workshop
  • Please bring your computer (if you expect to take the exam using a computer), any essay you have written, OR 2 paper copies of your essay and multiple highlighters of different colors)
  • Sign up here so I make sure to bring enough food!
  • Featuring Apple Crisp (in addition to the usual Jimmy John’s fare)

 

The rest of the Workshop Series + the Half-Day Hangout

  • Wednesday, June 15 –   MPT Organizing Strategies (CSA 136)
  • Tuesday, June 21 – MBE Strategies and Tactics (CSA 144)
  • Monday, June 27 –   Making up the Rules (CSA 144)
  • Tuesday, July 5 –  MPT Exam Simulation (CSA 144)
  • Saturday, July 16, 12:00 – 5:00 PM:  Half-day Hangout (Law school)

 

Apologies!

I apologize if you are preparing for the July Bar Exam and are just hearing of today’s (Thursday’s) workshop.  I have been trying to reach you since Monday – but I have heard from several of you that you are no longer receiving (or have not ever received) my emails.

If you are among the alumni preparing for the bar exam who has not received up to 4 emails from me and one from Chris Crull (Assistant Director of Academic Success) since Monday, please let me know via email at nlr22@uakron.edu.  We’re working with IT (and looking for a work-around) to fix the communication challenges!

 

Not quite an alumni but want a head start?

If you are nearly ready to take the bar exam (graduating in December or next May) and just want an early start, feel free to come join the fun (and food)!    For the essay workshop, bring any multi-issue hypothetical you have written for any subject (response and preferably the prompt as well) – or try your hand at writing an actual Ohio essay and bring it (you can find tons at the bottom drop-down box here)

Questions?  Contact Nancy Reeves, Director of Academic Success, at nlr22@uakron.edu

 

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Conversation with an Ohio Bar Examination Grader

Don’t miss this opportunity to gain invaluable insight into the Ohio Bar Exam!

You are invited to a behind-the-scenes peek at the Ohio Bar Exam with Charles Price, former grader for the Ohio Bar Examination.  Mr. Price was responsible for writing a model answer and grading one essay question for each bar exam from 2006 to 2015, typically in contracts, civil procedure or evidence.

Thursday April 28 – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The location will be announced once we have an idea of room size needed.  Please sign up here.

(If space is limited, preference will be given to those taking the bar exam this summer.)

A light meal will be provided.

For more information, contact Nancy Reeves, Director of Academic Success.   nlr22@uakron.edu

 

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Bar Exam: Tuesday MPT Exam Simulation Tuesday and Saturday ELC workshop series

Tuesday, February 16,  6:30 – 8:00:  MPT Exam Simulation

Buckingham 101 – Food and casual conversation starting @ 6 PM

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 before February 23 (or July 26 – for those of you taking the July bar exam).

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

Essential Legal Concepts

Akron Law’s free ESSENTIAL LEGAL CONCEPTS (ELC) workshop series is designed to help prepare you for the upcoming bar exams.  The workshops will help you understand what to expect from the bar exam and will provide you with essential skills needed to effectively study for the Ohio Bar exam.  It is being taught by Adjunct Professor Joann Leong, a judicial clerk in the 9th District Court of Appeals.  Professor Leong has also worked reviewing essays for BarBri, and as a private bar tutor, for several years.

Akron Law strongly encourages your enrollment in this workshop.  It is not designed to replace any bar exam preparation course you are taking, but rather as a supplement.

The remaining two workshops will be held on the following days from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m in L-301. 

Saturday, February 20 – Focus on the Multistate Bar Exam (multiple choice)

Saturday, February 27 – Focus on the Multistate Performance Test (90 minute, closed universe question)

(You will benefit from the last two classes, even if you were unable to attend the first two – sign up here)

Questions:  Nancy Reeves, Assistant Director of Academic Success Programs

nlr22@uakron.edu

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