LSAC Diversity Committee Writing Competition

The Law School Admission Council’s Diversity Committee is offering a writing competition on “Why pipeline programs targeting students from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds are essential to the future of the legal profession.” All current law students are eligible, and there are categories based on law-school status (1L, 2L, 3L/4L). Essays may be up to 20 pages (5000 words or less). One winning paper will be selected from each of the three categories, and each winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and publication on discoverlaw.org. One overall winning paper will be submitted for publication in the Journal of Legal Education (or similar publication). The deadline is 5:00 p.m. EST on March 31, 2017.

Additional rules and formatting procedures are available here: LSAC Writing Competition Memo 2017. For questions, please contact Kent Lollis at klollis@lsac.org.

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2017 Summer Intern – Law School Admission Council in Newtown, PA

The summer intern works under the supervision of the Diversity Initiatives staff.  The intern will work with LSAC Diversity Initiatives, including the DiscoverLaw.org website, Prelaw Undergraduate School Programs, and LSAC Law School Forums.

Duties: Will be expected to prepare memos and written assignments, answer inquiries from prospective students, and assist with other projects as assigned. Some travel will be required.

Duration: Position is 10 to 12 weeks.

Qualification: 2L, 3L. Must be a current law student in good academic standing. Preference will be given to candidates with advanced communication skills and strong knowledge and understanding of various social media websites. Seeking applicants who share LSAC’s commitment to promoting diversity in the legal profession.

Compensation: Expected to work 37.5 hours per week at $22 per hour. Will work at the LSAC headquarters in Newtown, PA, and housing assistance will be provided, if needed.

How to apply: Applicants are required to submit a letter of interest; a resume; and the names, addresses, and contact information for two references. The letter of interest must explain why diversity, especially racial and ethnic diversity, is important to the legal profession, and must not exceed two pages in length. Must be submitted by e-mail to: The Office for Diversity Initiatives  Subject: 2016 LSAC Diversity Initiatives Intern,  DiversityOffice@LSAC.org

Deadline: February 10, 2016

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Bar Exam: MPT Workshop today – 6:30 PM

Bar Exam Basics – A Series of Workshops

Thursday January 12 – Organizing your MPT

Central Hower 312 – 6:30 workshop (6:00 for food and informal Q&A)

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.

  • Food & informal Q&A starts at 6:00 for the 6:30 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

  • Monday, January 16 – MBE Strategies and Tactics (Room TBA)
  • Thursday, January 26 –   Making up the Rules (Room TBA)
  • Friday, February 3 –  MPT Exam Simulation (Room TBA)
  • Saturday, February 11, 12:00 – 5:00 PM:  Half-day Hangout (Room TBA)

Want a head start on the MPT?

One of the challenges of the MPT is getting enough time to practice during the bar preparation period.  It is never too early to start!  Wherever you are in your law school career, you’re invited to start working on MPTs!    Sign up here.

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

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Student Mentors Needed for Spring Entering Class

We are looking for student mentors for our Spring 2017 Entering Class.  As you may recall, this is a tremendous resource for our IL students.  If you are interested in becoming a mentor to one of our new students please email Assistant Director Misty Franklin at misty@uakron.edu and include the following information:

  1. Please let us know if you would like to be a mentor to more than 1 student.  If so, please give the number of students you would like to mentor.  If not, please indicate “1.”
  2. Your legal interest
  3. Extracurricular activities you are involve in
  4. Interests outside of Law School
  5. Your undergraduate university
  6. Your undergraduate major
  7. Your hometown city and state
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