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Bar Exam Preparation Course (3)

This is a three-credit course dedicated to transitioning students into their post-graduation bar exam preparation, and supporting their first-time taker success in the jurisdiction of choice. It is a companion course to your more rigorous commercial bar study after graduation.

IT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR A COMPREHENSIVE SUMMER COMMERCIAL BAR REVIEW COURSE YOU ARE EXPECTED TO TAKE POST-GRADUATION.

In terms of both structure and content, this course intentionally responds to needs specific to bar exam preparation. Therefore, it looks and operates differently from your traditional law school courses.

This course trains students to (i) master strategic areas of law commonly tested on the bar exam, and (ii) develop and/or refine test-taking skills required for success on the bar such as effectively answering MBE-styled multiple choice questions, drafting written responses to bar exam essay questions, and drafting work product for the Multistate Performance Test (MPT).

Substantive coverage centers primarily on MBE subjects because all jurisdictions test them. Since the majority of students sit for the Maryland bar, much of the process and admission protocol conversation is Maryland-specific. However, the overall goal remains to prepare all students for the bar exam of their choice be it a traditional bar exam or the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE).

To earn credit, students must attend at least 80% of classes and complete 100% of the written assignments.

This course is credit/no credit.

Current & Previous Instructors:
Russell McClain; Micah J. Yarbrough;

569S (CRN: 27041)       Credits: 3
    McClain; Yarbrough.
    Spring, 2018 ().
    Tues: 4:20-6:20  
    Room 107.
    31 openings. (Limit 85).
    Booklist.    
569S (CRN: 27384)       Credits: 3
    McClain; Yarbrough.
    Spring, 2018 (Evening).
    Wed: 6:30-8:30  
    Room 205.
    24 openings. (Limit 50).
    Booklist.    


Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course

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