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

If you plan to take another state’s bar exam, please email Mary ( 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,

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
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 or call the office at 800-523-0777

We hope you have a successful 1L year.

Kaplan Bar Review

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2Ls: Bar Admissions Workshop is Today

For all 2Ls who plan to take the Ohio Bar:

Reminder that the Bar Admissions Workshop is today, Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in Room 165.

The Director of the Ohio Supreme Court Office of Bar Admissions will tell you how to complete your application and answer your questions.

See you then!

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IMPORTANT: Ohio Bar Exam Requirements for 3Ls

If you are graduating in December and/or planning to take The February 2016 Ohio Bar Examination – The Deadline for the Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Admissions to receive your Application to Take the Bar Examination is November 2, 2015.  You must have your full application submitted by this date.

A form required as part of the application packet is the Character Certificate, which must be processed by Law Student Services and signed by Assistant Dean Ivy Banks.

Please email before September 21 to request that your Character Certificate be completed. Thank you!

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