Deadline for the Application to Register as a Candidate for the Ohio Bar is November 15

November 15, 2016 is the deadline for your Application to Register as a Candidate for Admission to the Practice of Law (for applicants in the second year of law school) to be RECEIVED in the Office of Bar Admissions at the Supreme Court of Ohio in Columbus.

If you requested your Certificate of Dean packet and have not yet picked it up, it is available to pick up from Mary Cooke’s office, Office 103 in the Administrative Suite in McDowell Law Center.  Please bring a photo ID to pick it up.  If you have any questions about the Certificate of Dean packet, please email Mary Cooke at  Thank you!

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Application deadline to take the Feb 2017 Ohio bar exam is November 1

The deadline for your application to take the February 2017 Ohio bar examination is November 1, 2016.  The dates for the February 2017 bar examination are February 21 – 23, 2017.  Please see the Supreme Court of Ohio Bar Admissions website for information here.

If you have not yet picked up your Character Certificate that must be submitted with your application, please see Assistant Dean Brian Fuller right away.

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

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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)


  • 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


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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 – 330-972-6809

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This Semester’s Substance Abuse Lecture is Today

Substance Abuse Lecture

Date:  Wednesday, September 7

Time: 5:15 – 6:15 pm    *Please note:  ARRIVE EARLY – there will be no admittance after 5:15 pm.

Location:  Goodyear Auditorium, Room 229 in the Polymer Building (the glass building just east of the law school)

Who should attend:  All students planning to take the Ohio Bar if you have not yet attended this lecture

The one-hour Substance Abuse Lecture is required if you plan to take the Ohio Bar at any time in the future.  You may attend this lecture during any semester you are in law school, and we will verify your attendance with the Supreme Court of Ohio when you graduate from law school.  You will definitely want to make this lecture, particularly if you are planning to graduate in Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 and you have not yet attended one.

If you have any questions, please email Student Services at

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