Bar Review Course Fellowships – Applications Available Soon

From Associate Dean Jordan:

After my announcement about bar review course vendors the other day, some of you have asked how to apply for the Fellowship to cover 90% of the cost up to $2200. Student Services Director Ivy Banks will send out the applications beginning October 1 for December degree candidates, and we will begin reimbursements on October 15th. We will do the same next semester for those graduating in May and taking the July bar examination.

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Offerings by Bar Review Course Companies – Message from Associate Dean Jordan

As we begin the school year, several companies will be promoting the sale of their bar review courses. We highly recommend that you take a bar review course in preparation for the bar examination, and as discussed below, the law school subsidizes a very substantial portion of the cost of your bar review course.

As you consider the various bar review course promotions, you should be aware of the following:

1. The law school will provide you with a fellowship to cover 90% of the cost of your bar review course, up to a maximum of $2200.

2. Although the subsidy significantly reduces the cost of the bar review course to you, you still need to be careful in selecting the course that is best for you. You should consider both cost and any other elements of the contract offered by the company.

3. This is an opportunity for you to exercise the skills you learned in Contracts. Examine each offer carefully. Generally, as any company offering any contract reduces its own potential income from the contract through discounts or cost reductions, it tends to add other provisions that strongly favor the company. This is normal commercial practice. As an intelligent consumer, particularly one with training in Contracts, you should carefully consider whether the balance suits your needs and make the choice appropriate to your situation.

Now is certainly the time to begin preparing for your ultimate success on the bar examination. Good luck!

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TONIGHT! Substance Abuse Lecture, Tuesday, September 16, 2014 – One-Hour Required by Ohio Bar

The University of Akron School of Law
Substance Abuse Lecture

All students are REQUIRED to take a one-hour substance abuse lecture before they are permitted to take the Bar Exam in the State of Ohio.

FREE substance abuse lectures are offered to the entire law student body (not just for graduating students) only ONCE during the fall semester and ONCE during the spring semester.

Please plan to attend the next Substance Abuse Lecture TONIGHT!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

5:15 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.

Room 165

No R.S.V.P. Necessary
Each Session Begins and Ends Promptly

Attorney Scott R. Mote,
Executive Director

Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program (OLAP)


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 alterna-tives. 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.

The next Substance Abuse Lecture will be offered:
Spring 2015

Contact Director, Student Services, Ivy K. Banks, Esq.

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Important Bar Reminder- Attention 2nd Year Full-Time & Part-Time Students



November 17 Deadline: Timely Application to Register as a Candidate for Admission to the Practice of Law (for applicants in the second year of law school)


Ohio Bar Admissions REQUIRES ALL students in their 2nd year of law school to submit an Application to Register as a Candidate for Admission to the Practice of Law by November 17, 2014.

The Ohio Bar Certificate of Dean must be included with your application.  The Office of Student Services will prepare your Certificate of Dean Packet which will include the Certificate of Dean, an official fingerprint card, and an official transcript (if we have two copies on file) and the packet will be ready for pick up on October 14, 2014 at the front desk. 


Please refer to The Supreme Court of Ohio’s website for other Important Dates and Deadlines located at


It is very important that you check the Akron Law Announcements Blog located at for Important Reminders and Announcements.


Plan to take the bar in another state? Contact the State Bar Admissions Office for more information.

Questions?  Please feel free to contact Director of Student Services Ivy Banks at

or College Program Specialist Terri Bisesi at

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November 3, 2014 Deadline: Application to take the February 2015 Bar Examination.

Please refer to The Supreme Court of Ohio’s website for more Important Dates and Deadlines located at:

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