Advanced Legal Writing: Bar Exam 5

Class Information Spring 2023

  • 2 units
  • Class No.: 58141
  • Meets: Monday
  • Time: 12:50 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Location: 316
  • Exam:
  • Course Description

Devin Kinyon

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

Advanced Legal Writing: Bar Exam 5

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:

Credit/No Credit.

In this course, you will learn the skills necessary to smoothly transition into Bar review and pass the Bar Exam.  In half of the class sessions,  you will review the substantive law of torts, contracts, and criminal law.  Using that knowledge, you will learn and practice strategies for the MBE.  In the other half of the class sessions, you will work in small sections with a Bar 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 21, or Saturday, April 22.

Enrollment is limited to JD students in their final semester of law school only.