Application deadline to take the Feb 2018 Ohio bar exam is November 1

The deadline for your application to take the February 2018 Ohio bar examination is November 1, 2017.  The dates for the February 2018 bar examination are February 27, 28, and March 1, 2018.  Please see the Supreme Court of Ohio Bar Admissions website for information here.

Please email Law Student Services at with any questions.  Thank you!

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Early Start Bar Study Group

The Thursday group will NOT meet this week (I am out of the office through Friday).

Hope you can join us Saturday at 10:30 AM in L-325!

We’ll do a property essay this week.

All are welcome.

The group is intended primarily as a subject matter refresher, and an essay-writing skills practice for people preparing for the February (or July) bar exams.  But you also might find it useful if you still haven’t quite gotten the hang of IRAC or CRAC, how to use the facts to help sort out which rules to recite, or how to use an outline to help you organize your hypo answers.

Questions (or to be added to the early start website):  Nancy Reeves, Assistant Dean for Academic Success.

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Early Start Bar Study Group

Get a head start preparing for the February or July bar exam*!

Weekly study groups on Thursday from 1PM – 3 PM and Saturday from 10:30 – 12:30.  L-325

Drop in to either one.  You don’t have attend same one each week, and you don’t have to commit to coming every week.

We’ll do a torts essay this week.

*You’re welcome to join us even if it isn’t this February or July you are taking the bar exam, and essay structure is pretty much the same everywhere so come even if you’re taking the bar exam in a state other than Ohio.

Questions:  Contact Nancy Reeves at

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Deadline for February 2018 Ohio Bar Exam application is November 1

The deadline to take the February 2018 Ohio Bar Exam is Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

The “Application to Take the Bar Examination” may be found here.

Part of this application is your Character Certificate.  If you still need your Character Certificate, please email Mary Cooke at

Another part of the application is the Final Law School Certificate, which Law Student Affairs will send directly the Supreme Court of Ohio Bar Admissions Office after your degree is conferred on January 10, 2018.  On that Final Law School Certificate, we will indicate whether or not you have attended the Substance Abuse Lecture, which is required to take the Bar Examination in Ohio.

If you have any questions, please email Law Student Affairs at

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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.


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