Saturday, February 2, 2019

Registration for Two Conferences at St. Mary's

Dear colleagues,

As I draft this, the weather in San Antonio is SUNNY and 68 DEGREES. 

  1. Now that I have your attention . . .

Please join St. Mary's University School of Law in beautiful San Antonio, Texas, for two conferences focused on academic and bar support!

First, in light of Texas moving to the UBE (in 2021?), on Thursday, March 7, 2019, St. Mary's will host a UBE Transition Boot Camp to discuss issues, strategies, and solutions for those schools (in Texas and elsewhere) facing an upcoming transition to the Uniform Bar Exam.  We have a host of expert presenters to help guide us all!  Specifically, we will discuss the details of the UBE and its grading structure – and how it differs from the tests it replaces.  We also recognize that this transition will cause changes in how we counsel students, the design of academic support programs, and the curriculum of the law school – so we have asked peers who have been through this process for recommendations on preparing our students, faculty, and academic support departments for the transition.  (A tentative schedule is attached; we have flexibility to stay longer if beneficial.)

Then, on Friday, March 8, 2019, St. Mary's is proud to host the 7th Annual SWCASP Conference – focused on innovative ideas that allow academic support departments to collaborate with others to achieve results.  The conference will kick off on Thursday evening with a welcome dinner sponsored by Barbri.  As in past years, we have a great slate of presenters for the conference to discuss all aspects of collaboration and coordination.  (A tentative schedule is attached.)

To register for either or both conferences, please use this form:

For both conferences, we have reserved a block of rooms (at a very good rate!) at the historic Menger Hotel, right next to the Alamo at 204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX, 78205.  Please use this link to reserve your room:  Hotel information is also located in the Registration Form link.  Please note that the hotel block closes on February 15.

Come enjoy our beautiful weather, excellent Mexican food*, and lots of ASP comradery.  We look forward to seeing you here!

Please reach out to Zoe Niesel or me with any questions, and all the best,

Mike Barry 
Assistant Dean and Practitioner in Residence

St. Mary’s University School of Law

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