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IBA: Law Students Services Offered

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As another school year begins, the halls of IU Law School-Indianapolis are once again filled with anxious and overwhelmed first year students. Right away the IBA Student Division offers practical programming, networking, and fun events to help students acclimate to their new setting.

Tips from Peers; a kickball tournament; as well as two “What You Need to Know” programs focusing on Law School as a whole and First Year Exams are all planned in the first semester. The IBA Student Division is dedicated to helping students transition and thrive in the Indianapolis legal community and these programs will do just that.

While some are nervous about the beginning of classes, others start thinking about the end. Though it is only August, the bar exam is around the corner. The IBA is aware of this and has solutions.

The lengthy bar application is always daunting, not to mention time consuming. The IBA Bar Application Clinic will take some of the frustration out of the process. No need to squeeze in time during the week to get your picture and fingerprints taken, the IBA has brought the vendors to you, as well as expert advice on application mistakes to avoid.

After the application is in, it is time to hit the books and the best choice for those taking the Indian Bar, is IndyBar Review. For over 50 years, IndyBar Review has been the premiere bar review course for Indiana students, offering LIVE lectures from Indiana experts, up-to-date outlines, practice exams on every subject area covered and former Indiana Board of Law Examiners among our faculty to give insight and grade practice exams.

The IBA is dedicated to helping students on their pathway to the profession and provides mentoring and education for each stop along the way.

For more information about IBA Law Student activities contact sgarrison@indybar.org.•

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