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IBA: Law Students Learn What They Need to Know

From IndyBar
November 24, 2010
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By Sarah Garrison, IndyBar Review Marketing Director

Have you ever wished there was a manual for your relationships; your kids; your job? Law students are no exception, so the IBA created the What You Need to Know series.

Currently broken into three programs, throughout the school year, these sessions are carefully constructed to offer no-nonsense concepts and strategies on the tough topics facing all students including; transitioning into law school; how to prepare for exams and craft the ‘A’ answer; and of course facing the rigors of the bar exam.

Earlier this year, the first two sessions on transitioning into law school and succeeding on exams were very well received. Holly Wanzer of Jocham Hardin was once again thanked by a grateful student body, toting that her programs were the ‘best sessions on the subjects’ of the many they had attended and that were offered by the school. She also repeats her sessions for the evening students, so no one misses out on her great advice.

The final session of the series, What You Need to Know about the Bar Exam, will be held in March as a part of the Spring Bar Application Clinic as well as in June for summer associates at local firms. A valuable part of the clinic, which helps students complete their bar applications, students will get help deciphering the lengthy requirements for the bar application, a breakdown of the subject matters on the exam, and advice on preparing for exam, namely through the utilizing IndyBar Review, the premiere bar review course for IN bar candidates.

So while there will always be questions about life and its many surprises, law students can take comfort that the IndyBar has taken the guess work out of and will continue to offer guidance on the ways of law school and the Indiana bar exam.•

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  1. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

  2. As a lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne (but went to a real law school), it is not that hard to find a mentor in the legal community without your school's assistance. One does not need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to an unaccredited legal diploma mill to get a mentor. Having a mentor means precisely nothing if you cannot get a job upon graduation, and considering that the legal job market is utterly terrible, these students from Indiana Tech are going to be adrift after graduation.

  3. 700,000 to 800,000 Americans are arrested for marijuana possession each year in the US. Do we need a new justice center if we decriminalize marijuana by having the City Council enact a $100 fine for marijuana possession and have the money go towards road repair?

  4. I am sorry to hear this.

  5. I tried a case in Judge Barker's court many years ago and I recall it vividly as a highlight of my career. I don't get in federal court very often but found myself back there again last Summer. We had both aged a bit but I must say she was just as I had remembered her. Authoritative, organized and yes, human ...with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that even though we were dealing with difficult criminal cases, she treated my clients with dignity and understanding. My clients certainly respected her. Thanks for this nice article. Congratulations to Judge Barker for reaching another milestone in a remarkable career.

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