Prof. Joyce Herleth, Director, Academic Support Services
Taking the New York Bar?
Planning for the Bar Exam
With the bar exam several months or years away, you are probably thinking – why should I worry about the bar exam now? The answer is that there are key steps you need to take now, even as a 1L or 2L, in order to later sit for the bar exam and be admitted to your state bar.
Step One: The first step towards passing the bar exam is to visit and “Like” the SLU LAW Bar Prep Facebook page (www.facebook.com/slulawbarprep) to receive updates on upcoming bar prep information sessions and workshops, view videos of past bar prep events, and obtain bar prep tips, strategies, pick-me-ups, etc. Not a member of Facebook? Not a problem! The Facebook page is a public page, so you can just bookmark it and check it periodically.
Step Two: Next, make sure to sign up for the “Bar Examination Preparation” TWEN page. This TWEN page contains my contact information and scheduled office hours; a calendar of upcoming workshops, information sessions, and bar examination deadlines; information on the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) and state bar exams; and much more.
I look forward to working with you during your time as a student at SLU LAW, and afterwards as a successful alumnus!
New to SLU: Bloomberg Law
New in fall of 2012 to the Saint Louis University Law School Community is Bloomberg Law. Bloomberg Law is a competitor to LexisNexis and Westlaw. The service combines the power of Bloomberg news and legal research with access to Federal and State court dockets and filings. In addition to legal materials, Bloomberg Law has transactional resources and BNA content. In addition BNA classifications and headnotes have been incorporated into opinions on Bloomberg Law. You can find BNA treatises, BNA portfolios as well as ABA and PLI publications. Bloomberg Law has a citator – BCite for checking the status of cases. Bloomberg Law is a recognized by the BlueBook. Bloomberg Law is available over the summer and can be accessed for six (6) months after graduation.
Bloomberg Law is available to the Law School Community. 1Ls will receive their access code in their LRW class. All other SLU law students do not need an access code and should go to: https://www.bloomberglaw.com/activateto request access. Students must use their SLU email address. Bloomberg will email your password information to you.
Want to know more about Bloomberg Law? Visit the Reference Desk and we will help. Notice of training sessions will be posted.
How can Writing Support Services help you as a law student? First through third year law students are welcome to make individual feedback appointments on all legal writing needs including writing assignments, revisions, writing samples, and seminar papers.
Second and third year students are invited to come by and talk about publishing ideas and resources available.