Welcome to SA 2018

June 14, 2018
We have already had a couple big days.  We studied for and took the bar exam and are currently writing a contract that every student at SA should sign.  

Thursday, June 14 is our first long day and our first field trip.  Here's what you need to know:
     1.  You need a bag lunch.
     2.  You need to have on walking shoes as we will be walking from the Ramsey County Courthouse to the Law Firm of Larson and King.
     3.  IF you want to buy something at Candyland, you need to have money.  It's weird but they really don't give things away.
     4.  Wear your SA T-shirt

SA will not end until 2:30 tomorrow so rest up, gear up, and be ready for a fun day.

What? Only 4 days left?

June 24, 2017
I can't remember a year when SA has flown by like it did this year.  Maybe I just have too much going on in my outside of school life.  I don't know, it just flew by!!

Monday we will work hard to settle the Bears case and we will need to really work hard on our Safe and Supportive Schools Act case for school district 13.  We still have a criminal case to try so...YIKES!!  I wonder if we will get it all done!

Monday Ryan will be back so we will do a make up game of Capture the Flag.  Then on Thu...
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SA 2017!!

June 14, 2017
It was a great first day!  What a wonderful group of interested learners.  I enjoyed every single minute of meeting you and working with you yesterday.  Great day!

Remember that Thursday, June 15 is our first field trip.  You need a bag lunch.  Will you bring one from home or eat a SA bag lunch?  The SA ones are free!!!!!  And, you don't have to make it yourself.  We will be going to the Ramsey County Government Center for a tour and some actual court time.  We will have to go through security...
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Field Trip Thursday--Bag Lunch

June 16, 2016
You need to know that tomorrow is a LONG day.  We will be at SA until 2:30.  We will be spending a lot of that time in downtown Minneapolis so bring your walking shoes.  We will be walking through the courthouses then to the IDS and then to and through St. Thomas Law School.  It should be a fun day.  Are you ready for it?

BRING a lunch tomorrow.
Good work on your contracts, people.
We will finish the bar exam tomorrow or it will go home to work on Thursday night.  It is due on Friday.

Friday will...
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2016 SA is Underway!

June 14, 2016
What a fun day.

What a marvelous, studious, hard working, interested, enthusiastic bunch you are.  I have assembled a fantastic law firm and I look forward to working with you all throughout the course of the 2016 Summer Academy.

Tomorrow will be full of hard work as we draft a contract, set up a file, work on the bar exam, design and dream about our office walls and construction, make name plates, schedule experts, and with any luck, meet our new client.  It's a tough case with some real clien...
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I Miss You Guys Already!

July 4, 2015
Did you have a good couple of days sleeping in and resting up?  You guys were a fantastic class and you made great friends and lasting memories.  I appreciate all your hard work at SA.  Thanks for being so lovely to work with and enjoy your well deserved summer break!   Mrs. Kovacs
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Our Criminal Case Begins

June 29, 2015
Prosecutor or Defense?  Which one are you?

So here's what you need to prepare to have done by tomorrow, Tuesday, June 30 @ 12:00 pm:

       Information removed so as not to give anything away in 2016
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3 More Days

June 28, 2015
Can you believe there are only 3 more days of SA?  Wow!  The blur that is Summer Academy seems to go faster and faster each year.  How can we only have 3 days left?

Tomorrow we will work on our client's marital termination agreement, meet our new client, and work on our Edu Law research project.  There will also be time given for work on office maintenance.  

Tuesday is the open house and we will wrap up our divorce case and work hard on the other two projects.

Wednesday we will start with a bit...
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Courtroom Drama

June 24, 2015
 Removed so as not to ruin 2016 fun.
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Those Pesky Clients

June 22, 2015
Keeping your client happy is not always easy.  But, they are the ones who pay you so you need to advocate for them once you take their case whether you want to or not.  Hmm...some of you found that hard to do today.  

Remember that we go on a field trip again on Thursday and you need to decide by tomorrow whether or not you want the FREE lunch that the school provides.  We will take your lunch orders tomorrow.  Check with mom and dad and see what they say.

Tomorrow 1. Contract between students ...
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About Me

Jamie Kovacs I used to be an attorney but now I am a 5th grade teacher. I really LOVE teaching. I have a son who is a lawyer who took this class when he was in 4th grade. He went to St. Thomas Law School. I have a daughter in law who graduated from George Washington Law School, clerked for an 8th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge, and is now working at the very large law firm of Gray, Plant and Moody. She's trying to get us into her law firm for a tour. My husband and I have 5 sons, 3 daughter in laws, 1 grandson and a beagle. My husband is very techy and helps me manage this website. Hope you enjoy being an attorney and practicing law over the next 3 weeks.


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