Early Start Bar Study Group

Early Start Bar Study Group – Central Hower 307

Fridays @ 2 PM

Sundays 6:30 PM

This week we’ll write a Secured Transactions essay  (available on the Springboard site)

The study group is open to anyone who has a bar exam in their future and who is interested in getting a head start.  (It is primarily designed for people preparing for the July 2017 bar exam, but at least one participant is preparing for the July 2018 exam!)

For information (or to be added to the Springboard support site), contact Nancy Reeves, Assistant Dean for Academic Success – nlr22@uakron.edu

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Early Start Bar Study & ALA Final Exam Review

Lots of opportunities to get a head start on the bar exam!

Early Start Bar Study – MBE (multiple choice) strategies – using released bar exam questions

Friday 4/14 – 2 PM – CH 307
Saturday 4/15 – 1 PM CH 307

ALA Exam Review (1 Contract, 2 Torts essays)

Saturday 4/15 @ 9:30 AM – Room 307
Monday 4/17 – 6:30 PM CH 312

(Materials for the essay review are posted on both the Early Start and the ALA Springboard sites)

The sessions are intended primarily for July bar examinees or students preparing for their ALA final exam, but anyone who expects to take a bar exam at some point in the future is welcome to attend any of these sessions!  It’s never too soon to stick your toes in the bar prep water!

For information, contact Nancy Reeves nlr22@uakron.edu

 

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Early Start Bar Study Group

Early Start Bar Study Group – Central Hower 307

Fridays @ 2 PM

Saturday 1 PM*

  • This week:  A contracts essay (Statute of Frauds and/or Parol Evidence)
  • Next week:  Interactive multiple choice strategies for the MBE (multiple choice) portion of the bar exam

The study group is open to anyone who has a bar exam in their future who is interested in getting a head start.  (It is primarily designed for people preparing for the July 2017 bar exam, but at least one participant is preparing for the July 2018 exam!)

Four out of four of the alumni panelists Tuesday night ALA class indicated the most important thing they did to prepare for the bar exam was to write lots of essays – so that by the time the bar exam rolled around the actual bar exam was just 12 more essays.  In contrast, the most frequent barrier to writing essays early is, “I don’t know enough to write essays yet.” This often leads to delaying essay writing until the last 2 weeks before the bar exam.  The study group is a risk-free way to get past that emotional hurdle and get started!

* There’s been a request to move the Saturday group to Saturday morning or Sunday evening.  If you’ve been attending (or are interested in attending the weekend group, let me know if either of those new times works for you)

For information (or to be added to the Springboard support site), contact Nancy Reeves, Assistant Dean for Academic Success – nlr22@uakron.edu

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Alumni Panel Discussion on the Bar Exam

I’m hosting an alumni panel discussion on the bar exam Friday morning from 9:45 AM to noon in my ALA class.  There are a few seats open in the classroom.  I’m making those seats available to people planning to take the July bar exam.   The class is also writing a torts essay ahead of the panel discussion – you’re welcome to participate in that, too, if you want an early taste of bar exam essays.

Because the number of seats is limited, please contact me if you would like to attend.  Nancy Reeves – nlr22@uakron.edu

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Early Start Bar Study Group – Friday & Saturday

Come get a head start on studying for the bar exam!

Friday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM  – OR  – Saturday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Central Hower 307

Topics this week:

  • Essay write:  Secured Transactions (Ohio Bar Exam February 2005, Question 2)
  • Study Planning (March 22 is 62 days out from the start of bar prep – the start date one vendor suggests correlates with a significantly higher pass rate)
  • Anki flash cards

Next three sessions:

  • Sunday – April 2 @ 2:00 PM (Topic to be selected this week – no Friday/Saturday session next week)
  • Friday/Saturday – April 7/8 – Statute of Frauds & Parol Evidence
  • Friday/Saturday – April 14/15 – MBE (Multiple Choice) strategies

The study group is intended for people preparing for the July 2017 bar exam.  It’s never too early to start learning the skills you need to master the bar exam, so feel free to drop in even if you’re farther away from your bar exam!

If you’d like to participate, and you don’t yet have access to the Early Start Springboard site, let me know and I’ll add you.

Nancy Reeves – nlr22@uakron.edu

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