Advanced Legal Writing: Bar Exam 1

Class Information Spring 2018

  • 2 units
  • Class No.: 66217
  • Meets: Mon
  • Time: 12:50 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Location: 202
  • Exam:
  • Course Description

Devin Kinyon

Associate Clinical Professor; Director, Office of Academic & Bar Success

Advanced Legal Writing: Bar Exam 1

Course Description:

(Formerly Advanced Legal Writing: Writing)This course hones timed analytical writing skills necessary to pass the Bar Exam.  Through extensive practice, students will develop a solid understanding of organization, depth, and precision required on the essay and performance test portions of the Bar Exam.  Students will write weekly practice exams in and out of class, and will receive regular feedback from their instructor.  Enrollment is limited to students in their final semester of law school.

Class Notes:

Smile.  You are going to pass the bar exam.  In this course, you will learn the skills needed to succeed on the bar exam.  In half of the class sessions, national expert Chris Fromm from Kaplan will teach you substantive law in torts, contracts, and criminal law.  Using that knowledge, you will learn strategies to dominate the MBE.  In the other half of the class sessions, you will work in small sections of 15 students with your writing professor to learn how to excel on essays and the performance test.  To earn credit in the course, all students must complete all assignments and take a 6.5-hour mock bar exam on Friday, April 20, or Saturday, April 21.