First, in light of Texas moving to the UBE, 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.
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.