Barrister’s Ball Survey

Each year, the Student Bar Association hosts Akron Law’s Barrister’s Ball. Barrister’s Ball is a formal event where students come together to enjoy a fun night full of food and dancing. This year, Barrister’s Ball will be on Friday, October 19th. In anticipation of the event, SBA is looking for feedback from the student body on some of the key aspects of the evening. Please click on the link and fill out the survey so that we can make sure this year’s Barrister’s Ball is the best yet!

The survey will close this Friday, September 21st! Be sure to give us your input before then!

Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Law Clerk – Linda M. Malek

AkronLawJobs No. 9578 Overview: Immediate Need! Extremely busy solo practice in Cuyahoga Falls working with criminal defense cases.

Duties: Writing motions to suppress. File documents with the courts.

Qualifications: 2L or 3L. Excellent writing skills. Self-starter.

How to Apply: Send your resume, cover letter and writing sample to Linda M. Malek at

Deadline: September 28, 2018

Extended Bar Prep Study Groups – Wed & Sat

The Extended Bar Prep Study Groups (formerly Early Start) will meet on Wednesday evenings 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM and Saturday morning 10:30 AM – 12:30 AM in L-325.

The formal bar prep study period is from graduation through the bar exam – roughly 9 weeks.  In those 9 weeks you need to (re)master 15-16 subjects, as well as learning how to write in a way that exploits the 2-3 minutes the grader spends reading your essay.

Many people find this is just not enough time (especially for the February bar exam – which includes a variety of holidays and time traditionally spent with families).   These study groups let you extend your bar prep study period by starting a semester or two ahead of graduation.

The study groups are open to anyone who wants to join – no advance preparation required.  I’ll bring outlines from the ASP resource room, and we’ll muddle through together – whether you’ve covered the material before or not.  It’s a relatively painless way to get started writing essays – the most important thing you can do to prepare for the bar exam.

This week we’re writing a wills essay (Ohio bar exam essay from February 2010, question 5).