Bar study group – Today!

1st opportunity to get an early start for the February 2018 bar exam!**

Join either the Thursday afternoon (1:00 PM – 3:00 PM) or the Saturday morning (10:30 – 12:30) study group in L-325.

On the agenda this week:

Creating a custom study schedule.  Once the formal bar prep period starts, your bar vendor will provide you with a detailed study schedule.  If you know you won’t be able to devote full time to studying for the bar exam during those 9 weeks,  you’re mostly on your own to create a schedule.  ASP has a tool, and guidelines, to help you plan – and keep yourself accountable.

Writing a response to Ohio Bar Exam question 6 from the February 2011 exam.  It is a standard contract formation question, ending with an auction question (fairly common).  You can find the question on the Supreme Court website (bottom drop-down box), or on Akron’s Early Start Bar Prep site (let me know if you want access – it has the question of the week + access to multiple choice questions from past bar exams and other resources).

Informal Q&A about bar prep courses.  There are some good deals currently available – IF you are able to make an informed decision in the very near future.  These deals are not so good, however, if you get locked into a course that you later decide isn’t the best course for you.  I’ll hang around at the end of the session in case you have questions that I can answer about how to match your learning styles with the available options.

**You are invited to join the group whether whether you are studying for the February 2018 bar exam, or the July 2020 exam, although it is probably most appropriate if you are planning to take a bar exam in the next year.

Questions?  nlr22@uakron.edu

Facebook:  @akronacademicsuccess

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(Early Start) Bar Study Group – Thursday/Saturday

Get an early start studying for the bar exam**!

Join either the Thursday afternoon (1:00 PM – 3:00 PM) or the Saturday morning (10:30 – 12:30) study group in L-325.

On the agenda this week:

Creating a custom study schedule.  Once the formal bar prep period starts, your bar vendor will provide you with a detailed study schedule.  If you know you won’t be able to devote full time to studying for the bar exam during those 9 weeks,  you’re mostly on your own to create a schedule.  ASP has a tool, and guidelines, to help you plan – and keep yourself accountable.

Writing a response to Ohio Bar Exam question 6 from the February 2011 exam.  It is a standard contract formation question, ending with an auction question (fairly common).  You can find the question on the Supreme Court website (bottom drop-down box), or on Akron’s Early Start Bar Prep site (let me know if you want access – it has the question of the week + access to multiple choice questions from past bar exams and other resources).

Informal Q&A about bar prep courses.  There are some good deals currently available – IF you are able to make an informed decision in the very near future.  These deals are not so good, however, if you get locked into a course that you later decide isn’t the best course for you.  I’ll hang around at the end of the session in case you have questions that I can answer about how to match your learning styles with the available options.

**You are invited to join the group whether whether you are studying for the February 2018 bar exam, or the July 2020 exam, although it is probably most appropriate if you are planning to take a bar exam in the next year.

Questions?  nlr22@uakron.edu

Facebook:  @akronacademicsuccess

 

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(Early Start) Bar Study Group

It’s fall – that means it is time to get a head start preparing for the bar exam! 

We’ll start meeting weekly to write practice essays for the bar exam.   We can also do some multiple choice, MPTs,  and work on mapping out a plan to spread your study out through the semester, so your bar prep doesn’t have to be crammed into the 8.5 weeks between late December and February 27.

The study group is also a good opportunity to get your feet wet in subject matter you skipped in law school (corporations, payment systems, etc.).  If you don’t do some advance study, you’ll need to learn it from a 3-hour lecture during bar prep – so it helps to have some advance exposure.

Anyone who ever plans to take bar exam is welcome to join the fun – but the group will specifically focus on the February exam.

Right now – I need your help choosing the best time for those who are interested.

I’ve created a doodle poll using the 4 favorite times selected by my ALA students.  If you’re interested, check in and let me know what works best for you.  (Click once to indicate a time is good, click twice for OK, but not ideal).  Your votes are changeable, so you can go back and shift your vote, if it looks like your first choice is circling the drain.

We’ll start meeting the week of the 24th (or Saturday the 23rd, if Saturday is the consensus time).

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Academic Sucess Workshop Series

Now that you’ve got a couple of weeks’ worth of classes under your belt, join Academic Success to refresh and deepen the skills covered in the Summer Workshop Series:

  • Case Briefing – Tuesday, September 12 – 2:15 – 3:15
  • Rule Synthesis and Outlining – Tuesday, September 19 – 2:15 – 3:15
  • Exam Strategies (to help prepare for midterms) – September 26  – 2:15 – 3:15

All workshops will be held in L-280

The workshops are designed for the fall 2017 entering class, but you are welcome to attend even if you’ve been here a while!

Note:  Keep an eye out for an announcement about the evening version of the workshops.  We’re trying to figure out how best to accommodate your schedules!

Questions?  Contact Asssistant Director Chris Crull ( cac170@uakron.edu )

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Norman S. Minor Bar Association Law Student Summit for Success

Second annual Norman S. Minor Bar Association Law Student Summit for Success – sponsored by the Tucker Ellis LLP Diversity Committee.

The Summit is scheduled for Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the offices of Tucker Ellis LLP (950 Main Avenue, Suite 1100, Cleveland, OH 44113).  The event will feature various panel discussions providing diverse law students with advice from legal professionals on how best to navigate law school and adequately prepare for a career in the legal profession. The Summit will culminate with a networking brunch at 1:00 p.m. that will allow law students to interact with legal professionals.  We would welcome your attendance at the networking brunch!

Please confirm your attendance at the brunch and register at give.classy.org/2017studentsummit no later than September 1, 2017.  Feel free to contact me directly with questions or concerns.

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