Ohio Bar Exam locations: February 2016 & July 2016

From the Supreme Court:

The February 2016 exam will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.  The exam will be held February 23-25, 2016, in Battelle Hall at the convention center.

The July 2016 exam will be held July 26-28, 2016, at the Roberts Centre next to I-71 at Rt. 68.  As you are all now aware, the center is located between Columbus and Cincinnati on I-71.  The center is also located very near Wilmington, Ohio.  Parking at the Roberts Centre is free.

Now that the sites have been announced, Akron will begin working on finding hotel room blocks for Akron Law.  Rooms in these blocks are typically available through the end of the  month before the exam, at a discount.  An announcement will be made, once we have reserved room blocks.

If you want to stay on site at the Roberts Center for the July bar exam, you should reserve a room immediately.  The telephone number for the Holiday Inn is 937-283-3200 (locally) or 1-800-654-7036.  Those rooms were all taken within a couple of hours last year, once the site was announced.

Be aware, though, that you may not have access to the Holiday Inn on-site wi-fi parts of the day before the exam – you may want to ask when you make reservations, if this is important to you.  (The Supreme Court contract with the Roberts Centre in July requred that the wi-fi be shut off until 5 PM the day BEFORE the exam – so some students who arrived early could not access their online study tools.)

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December Graduates – Curious about the Bar Exam?

You are invited to:

Dinner with the Dean

Monday, October 26, from 5:30 – 6:30 PM – Room TBA

Light Meal

Remarks by Dean Wilson

Introduction to the Bar Exam & Life after Graduation

  • Lia Evans: Intro to Akron Law Alumni
  • Alisa Benedict O’Brien: Continuing Support from Career Planning
  • Nancy Reeves: The Bar Exam:  What to expect and Bar Support Provided by Akron Law

Alumni Panel Discussion/Family Panel Discussion

Wednesday, October 28 beginning at 6:40 PM – West 214

  • Alumni panel discussion about the bar exam experience
  • Family members/supporting friends panel discussion about the bar exam experience.  You are invited to bring anyone who will be supporting you as you prepare for the bar exam to hear about what to expect, from others who have been through it.  (Depending on interest, and how many family members I can recruit, this panel may be merged with the alumni panel.)

Please let me know here if you (or family members) plan to attend one or both events.

If you have questions, feel free to send me (Nancy Reeves) an email or stop by Room L-315.

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Attention: Students Taking the Ohio Bar Exam in February 2016

If you plan to take the Ohio Bar Exam in February 2016, this is for you!

Your application must be at the Supreme Court of Ohio offices by November 2, 2015.

Part of your application is your Character Certificate, provided by the School of Law.  If you have not yet requested your Character Certificate, you must do so right away by emailing Mary Cooke at mec@uakron.edu.

If you plan to take another state’s bar exam, please email Mary (mec@uakron.edu) that information as well.

Thank you!

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Substance Abuse Lecture is Today

Reminder that our Fall semester Substance Abuse Lecture is Today: Thursday, 9/24, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Law School Room 165.

Attend today to complete this requirement regardless of your year in law school. Graduating students please plan to attend if you have not yet attended a substance abuse lecture and plan to take the Ohio Bar exam.  Free substance abuse lectures are offered to the entire law student body only ONCE during the fall semester and ONCE during the spring semester.  The Ohio Office of Bar Admissions requires all students to take a one-hour substance abuse lecture during law school.

Absolutely no admittance after 5:30 pm – please arrive early to record your attendance.

Sponsored by The Office of Student Services, lawstudentservices@uakron.edu

A certificate from a law school or a continuing legal education sponsor, certifying that the applicant has received at least one hour of instruction on substance abuse, including causes, prevention, detection, and treatment alternatives. Substance abuse instruction that is provided by a continuing legal education sponsor qualifies under this section only if it has been accredited by the Commission on Continuing Legal Education as an approved sub-stance abuse activity under Gov. Bar R. X.
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Reminder Message from Kaplan for First Year Students!

Dear 1L student,
The Kaplan outline book is just part of your Free Kaplan 1L package. After receiving your book, please go online and take full advantage of Kaplan’s Free 1L Course Download. The course includes access to 1L outlines, over 50 hours of video and audio lectures by experienced instructors and access to over 1200 exam like questions, sample answers and explanations, provided in our online Qbank and Workbooks.

Redeem your course by going to kaplanbarreview.com.
Click on, “law school resources.”
Select “1L Online Course with downloadable PDF”.
Enter in your free download access code: “FREE1L18”

You will then receive a confirmation email with username, password and instructions on how to access the course.
If you have any questions about the access, please email Kesha Brooks, at kesha.brooks@kaplan.com or call the office at 800-523-0777

We hope you have a successful 1L year.

Kaplan Bar Review

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