Essay Contest

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Early Start Bar Study Group

Want an early start on your bar exam study?  Skipped Wills?  Need a refresher on Negligence or Intentional Torts?  ASP has just the thing for you!

This Saturday (11/25 from 10:30 – 12:30), in preparation for the ALA final, we’ll write a Negligence tort that is similar to the one that will be on the ALA final.

Next Thursday (11/30) is another double-header.  At the request of those who attended last week, in the normal time slot (1:00 – 3:00) we’ll write a wills essay.  In the second slot (3:00 – 5:00) we’ll write an intentional torts essay from February 2013 – question 7 (the same one the Saturday group wrote on the 18th – also similar to one of the essays on the ALA final).

You can find the essays here if you want a sneak preview.

Saturday @ 10:30 AM in L-325 (Negligence Essay); Thursday 11/30 @1:00 (Wills Essay); @3:00 (Intentional torts Essay)


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Cleveland/Akron Minority Clerkship Program Info Session next Tues. 11/28 @12:15PM

The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar and Akron Bar Associations will be holding an information session next Tuesday, November 28th at 12:15PM in Room 160 for the Summer 2018 Minority Clerkship Program for 1Ls. Please plan to attend if you are interested in the program. Application details and timeline for the program will be discussed.

For questions, please email Dean O’Brien:

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Class of 2018 Professional Photo Sessions

*All law students receiving your law degree on January 10, 2018 (after fall 2017 semester) or on May 20, 2018 should plan to attend one of these sessions.*

Akron Law provides this opportunity for all student graduating after this fall 2017 semester and in May, 2018.  You will receive a professional head shot for your own personal use and for the Akron Law Class of 2018 Composite Photo.

All faculty and staff may be photographed as well if you need updated photos for the website, your Outlook email, etc.

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Damali Booker 1L Minority Job Fair

The 1L Job Fair is a project conducted by the Diversity Committee of the NBA.  It is a job fair held in January/February of each year for diverse students who are in their first year of law school, for summer clerkships between their first and second year.  In 2003, the job fair was named in honor of Damali Booker, daughter of Cyrus and Cherie Booker, who had participated in the job fair as a 1L, was in her 3rd year of law school and had already accepted a position with an employer she originally met at the job fair.  Damali died unexpectedly before her graduation from law school. Following is the timeline for 2018:

DATE                                                      SCHEDULE

  1. 1/8/18                                   Candidate Package Submittal Deadline
  2. 1/10/18                                 Resumes Available to Employers
  3. 1/16/18                                 Employer Interview Preference Deadline
  4. 1/19/18                                 Candidates Notified of Interviews/Confirmation
  5. 1/26/18 (Friday)           Reception (5:30 to 6:30 p.m. @ Waller)  Panel Discussion                                                    w/Students (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.)
  6. 1/27/18 (Saturday)      Job Fair  (8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. @ Waller)

*7.  2/9/18                                               Project Offers Made Available*

*8.  2/16/18                                             Candidate Offer Acceptance Deadline*

*The project offer dates (#7-8) listed are suggested, not mandatory. Offers are made at the discretion of the Employer. All correspondence after the Job Fair is between the Employer & the Candidate.

Mission of the Diversity Committee: The Committee’s primary focus is the promotion of opportunities for racial minorities in the Nashville Bar and the community. As the Diversity Committee, the committee’s efforts have been expanded to encompass diversity and inclusion based on other characteristics within the Nashville legal community. Toward that end, the goal of the committee will be to implement programs that: provide employment opportunities, assist with career development and professional advancement, and increase the number of diverse students attending and successfully completing law school.


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