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Bar Exam Prep: MBE Workshop and Virtual Office Hours on Tuesday!

Bar Exam Basics – A Series of Workshops

Each workshop is offered at 1:30 and 6:00, with the exception of the Half-Day Hangout

Tuesday, June 21 – MBE Strategies and Tactics

College of Arts and Sciences Room 144

How to approach an MBE question plus a compilation of strategies from multiple sources to help you avoid sneaky tricks, eliminate wrong answers, and choose between the last two options once you’ve eliminated the others. The workshop will last approximately 90 minutes

  • Food & informal Q&A starts at 1:00 for the 1:30 workshop and 5:30 for the 6:00 PM workshop
  • Bring your cell phone, computer, or other means to connect to the internet!
  • Sign up here so I make sure to bring enough food!

The rest of the Workshop Series + the Half-Day Hangout

  • Monday, June 27 –   Making up the Rules (CSA 144)
  • Tuesday, July 5 –  MPT Exam Simulation (CSA 144)
  • Saturday, July 16, 12:00 – 5:00 PM:  Half-day Hangout (Law school)

Virtual Office Hours

Day 2 of virtual office hours – Courtesy of Akron Law faculty!

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Tuesday, June 21

Subjects:  Contracts & Sales and Secured Transactions – Professors Gibson & Huhn

Now that you’ve tried your hand at a few essays, take advantage of the opportunity to ask the experts about any remaining questions you have!  Login details on the Springboard July 2016 Bar Prep site.

Not quite an alumni but want a head start?

If you are nearly ready to take the bar exam (graduating in December or next May) and just want an early start, feel free to come join the fun (and food)!    Sign up here.

Questions – or interested in a repeat of the Essay Structure or MPT workshops?  Contact Nancy Reeves, Director of Academic Success, at nlr22@uakron.edu

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Bar Exam Basics Workshops: Organizing your MPT – Today!

 Bar Exam Basics – a Series of Workshops

College of Arts and Sciences Room 136 (for this workshop)

College of Arts and Sciences Room 144 (for the last three workshops)

Each workshop is offered at 1:30 and 5:30, with the exception of the Half-Day Hangout

Wednesday, June 15, PM- Organizing Your MPT

The concept of an MPT is easy – you are provided all of the materials, and don’t need to remember anything other than how to write like a lawyer.  The execution – not so easy.  The outlining technique taught in this workshop allows you to organize and write your essay in the 90 minute time frame.  [Similar to any ALA class, updated to include less formal outline techniques & case summaries]

  • Food & informal Q&A starts at 1:00 for the 1:30 workshop and 5:30 for the 6:00 PM workshop
  • Sign up here so I make sure to bring enough food!

The rest of the Workshop Series + the Half-Day Hangout

  • Tuesday, June 21 – MBE Strategies and Tactics (CSA 144)
  • Monday, June 27 –   Making up the Rules (CSA 144)
  • Tuesday, July 5 –  MPT Exam Simulation (CSA 144)
  • Saturday, July 16, 12:00 – 5:00 PM:  Half-day Hangout (Law school)

Not quite an alumni but want a head start?

If you are nearly ready to take the bar exam (graduating in December or next May) and just want an early start, feel free to come join the fun (and food)!    For the essay workshop, bring any multi-issue hypothetical you have written for any subject (response and preferably the prompt as well) – or try your hand at writing an actual Ohio essay and bring it (you can find tons at the bottom drop-down box here)

Questions?  Contact Nancy Reeves, Director of Academic Success, at nlr22@uakron.edu

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CQE Clinic Volunteer Training – Friday, June 24, 4:30pm – 6pm

Our next free Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE) clinic is Saturday, June 25, 2016!  We’re very excited to be providing opportunities for ex-offenders in Summit County to take a step toward gaining employment and independence!

We are looking for students to volunteer from 8:00am-12:45pm on Saturday, June 25, 2016.  The clinic will be held at the Oasis Outreach Opportunity Center (846 E. Exchange St., Akron, Oh 44306). The time you volunteer can be applied toward your graduation requirement as pro bono limited means hours.

There will be a mandatory volunteer training on Friday, June 24, 2016 from 4:30-6:00pm for first timers. The time you are at training will count towards your pro bono limited means hours as well. For those who have completed the training once before, you are more than welcome to attend the training for a refresher. However, you may not count the training towards your pro bono limited means hours again.

If you’re interested in volunteering or have any questions, please e-mail Brittany at bfw7@zips.uakron.edu. You can also learn more about the clinic at our website: http://www.uakron.edu/law/clinical/cqe-clinic.dot.

YOU MUST RSVP IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE CLINIC!!!

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Bar Exam Basics Workshops: Organizing your MPT – Wednesday

Bar Exam Basics – A Series of Workshops

College of Arts and Sciences Room 136 (for June 15)

College of Arts and Sciences Room 144 (for the last three workshops)

Each workshop is offered at 1:30 and 5:30, with the exception of the Half-Day Hangout

Wednesday, June 15 – Organizing your MPT

The concept of an MPT is easy.  You are provided all of the law and don’t need to remember anything other than how to write like a lawyer.  The execution – not so easy.  The organization technique taught in this workshop allows you to organize and write your essay in the 90 minute time frame.  [Similar to any ALA class, updated to include less formal outline techniques]

  • Food & informal Q&A starts at 1:00 for the 1:30 workshop and 5:30 for the 6:00 PM workshop
  • Please bring your computer (if you expect to take the exam using a computer)
  • Sign up here so I make sure to bring enough food!

The rest of the Workshop Series + the Half-Day Hangout

  • Tuesday, June 21 – MBE Strategies and Tactics (CSA 144)
  • Monday, June 27 –   Making up the Rules (CSA 144)
  • Tuesday, July 5 –  MPT Exam Simulation (CSA 144)
  • Saturday, July 16, 12:00 – 5:00 PM:  Half-day Hangout (Law school)

Not quite an alumni but want a head start?

If you are nearly ready to take the bar exam (graduating in December or next May) and just want an early start, feel free to come join the fun (and food)!    Sign up here.

Questions – or interested in a repeat of the Essay Structure workshop?  Contact Nancy Reeves, Director of Academic Success, at nlr22@uakron.edu

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