February Bar Exam – Early Start Study Group

Get a head start studying for the February 2017 bar exam!

Feeling adequately prepared for the bar exam is more challenging these days.  The NCBE increased subject matter contenty by 17% when it added Civ Pro (and is tweaking the property content in February), the formal bar prep period hasn’t expanded, and you may not be able to put the rest of your life on hold while you study.  Shifting some of your preparation ahead of the traditional bar study period might be the solution!

Eary Start Study Group – First Meeting

Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

  (Unless there’s a change in the consensus date by Friday @6 PM)

Central Hower near my office (308A)

Agenda:

  • Goal Setting – creating a schedule through February setting out how many practice problems you should do, when
  • Rule Memorization – begin work on developing an Akron Law flash card deck for use with a spaced repetition app
  • Discussion of the first essay:  February 2013, #10 (the discussion will be more useful if you’ve worked on it ahead of time)

If you’re interested, but can’t make this week – or more generally you can’t meet at the time nearly everyone else can – let me know.  If there’s enough interest, I’ll run a second group.  If you aren’t on my list yet, I’ll trade you a copy of the essay and access to the supporting Springboard materials for your email address.  🙂

Nancy Reeves, Director of Academic Success Programs

330-972-6809/nlr22@uakron.edu

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Early Start for the February Bar Exam – Organizing Meeting

 

Akron Law’s first Early Start Bar Study Group – Organizational Meeting

5:30 – 6:15 PM today (Tuesday, September 20)

Central Hower 310A

 

Take advantage of an opportunity to get an early start on your bar study!  It has gotten more challenging to pass the bar exam recently.  You have busy lives – and more material has to be mastered in the same brief study period between graduation and the bar exam.

 

I have my ideas about what would be useful – but come tell me what would make it worth your while to spend some regular time with each other/me this fall, with the goal of making this winter a bit more manageable!

If you can’t make the planning session today, check in here and let me know that you’re interested and I’ll inlcude you in the doodle poll to pick the best time(s) for the regular sessions.

Nancy Reeves, Director of Academic Success Programs

Central Hower Room 308A

NLR22@uakron.edu – 330-972-6809

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ASP Panel Discussion for Midterm Exam Study Strategies.

Join us on Monday, September 12 for a panel discussion about how best to prepare for midterms. Interim Co-Dean Sarah Cravens and Professor Pat Gaughan will be on hand to answer your questions and to offer insight about study strategies and what to expect on law school exams.

The panel discussion will be held on Monday, September 12 from 5:15 – 6:15 pm in Law 140.

 

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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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