The Bar Readiness programs are designed to help students transition from law school study and exams to bar preparation and the bar exam. This transition begins in the final year of law school and continues through the 8 to 10 weeks preceding the actual exam administration.
3L/4L – Multistate Bar Strategies (Required)
An advanced survey of legal analysis and communication focusing on the Multi-State Bar Examination subjects, with writing exercises designed for graduating students preparing to transition to bar study. The course covers planning and preparation techniques for completing assignments involving substantive areas of the law, analyzing and solving bar essay and multiple choice questions, and communicating legal analysis in writing. Components of the course includes the incorporation of subject matter outlines, an online memory enhancement program, bar styled and actual released bar exam practice questions, and strategic approaches to essay writing and MBE question formats. This class is not a substitute for a commercial bar review course.
3L/4L – Performance Test Strategies (Elective)
The Performance Test (PT) accounts for approximately 26% of your score on the bar exam. Put another way, each performance test is equal to two (2) essays. This course focuses on the defvelopment of analytical and orginizational methods essential to successfully completing the performance test component of the Cailfornia Bar Exam. This course will cover topics including managing a case file, synthesizing legal authority, performing objective and persuasive drafting tasks, time management and perhaps most importantly, following directions. Each student will complete four (4) performance tests during the semester as homework assignments. In additions, students will be required to submit a variety of written assignments that either target specific areas that need improvement or build on lessons discussed in class.
Post Grad – Bar Exam Strategic Training (BEST)
The Bar Exam Strategic Training program (BEST) is a complimentary program for our graduates that provides comprehensive and targeted assistance during the bar exam review period. This customized program is not a standalone bar review course, but works in tandem with BARBRI to provide our graduates with the best opportunity to perform well on the California Bar Exam. BEST begins immediately after graduation and run continuously through the last day of the exam. Bar examinees receive a customized paced schedule, proctored simulated exams, progress tracking, essay and performance test grading with detailed feedback, general and stress relief counseling, and various other guidance on bar study and exam strategies.
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