Doing Our Part: The Library’s Role in Supporting and Promoting Bar Preparation and the Advancement of Students (F8)

Date/Time: Monday, July 16, 2018: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Speakers: Dyann Margolis, Charleston School of Law; James McGrath, Texas A&M University School of Law; Kathleen (Katie) Brown, Charleston School of Law; Russell McClain, University of Maryland School of Law

In light of declining bar passage rates across the country, many law schools now have an “all hands on deck” approach to bar preparation and academic support/success. During this timely session, a panel of experts representing academic success/support and bar preparation departments in different law schools will discuss their unique roles and initiatives in a moderated, town hall-style session. They will discuss how developing relationships and collaborating with those in the library can assist and promote the work they are doing to support law students and those preparing for the bar. Finally, the panel will discuss the student needs they have identified on their campuses and how those in the library can help with new programming or leveraging things most libraries already provide, such as study rooms and collection development.

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