Bar Prep Workshop: Making up the Rules!

Making up the Rules

Tuesday, June 19 – 1:30 – L-201
Wednesday, June 20 – 6:30 – L-201

Thre are approximately 15 subjects on the bar exam.  Even if you don’t hit any speed bumps in your studying, there will still be rules you just don’t remember.  No one remembers them all, as you can probably tell from the released answers!

The rule-making techniques from this workshop will help you thrive when you mind goes blank, as well as helping you improve your rule stack for the majority of the time when you mostly remember the rules.

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Both sessons available by WebEx

The workshop is intended primarily for  people preparing for the July 2018 bar exam, but the longer you practice, the better your skills by the time it’s your turn!

[Similar to the Spring 2017 ALA – but with a new set of  essay snippets for rule generation]


(Early Start) Bar Exam Study Groups

New times this week!

  • Tuesday 6:30 – 8:30 PM (Evidence – hearsay)
  • Thursday 1:30 – 3:30 PM (Evidence – hearsay)
  • Saturday 10:30 – 12:30 (Constitutional Law)

We meet in L-325 – anyone studying for a bar exam (July or later) is welcome to join us!  If you haven’t started writing essays yet – it is a relatively painless way to start.

(Note:  I’ve reserved L-325, but it is possible we will be displaced by a Monday make-up class, since there is a Monday class that uses that room.  If so, we’ll meet near the room and go find another room)

Watch for announcements about bar prep workshops, which will start next week!

(Early Start) Bar Study Groups

Group essay write (and informal Q&A on how to make sense of your bar prep course) – L-325

  • Thursday:   1-3 – Property (mortgages)
  • Friday :  11-1 – Property (mortgages)
  • Saturday 10:30 – 12:30 – Corporations

The specific essays are from past Ohio bar exams  – it’s a painless way to start (or continue) your bar preparation.  Come join us!


Early Start Bar Study Groups & Review for ALA Final

The Early Start Bar Study Groups this week will serve as reviews for the ALA final exam.  All sessions meet in L-325 (unless we get too big for our britches as we did last Sunday, then look for us in 280 or 281)

  • Wednesday 7:00 – 9:00 – Contracts & Negligence (Sorry for the late start- my daughter has an art show from 6-8)
  • Thursday 1:00 – 3:00 – Intentional Tort & Contracts
  • Friday 11:00 – 1:00 – Negligence & Intentional Tors
  • Saturday 10:30 – 12:30 – Contracts & Negligence

Even if you’re not in ALA, you’re welcome to join any of the sessions to get a head start on writing Essays for the bar exam & a refresher on Torts and Contracts!

The goal is for you to be able to spend 3 hours total and review one of each of the kinds of essays that will be on the ALA final.  It is an ambitious goal to work through 2 essays in an hour – but you’re up to it!  (All essays are taken from the Ohio bar exam – and are similar to those on the UBE exam, so they are good practice for anyone thinking about taking a bar exam.)

Next week we drop back to 3 sessions (Wed, Thu, and Sat), and you pick the topics.  I’ve already heard requests for Secured Transactions.


Early Start Bar Study Group & Review for ALA final

The Early Start Bar Study Groups this week (and next week) will serve as reviews for the ALA final exam – and will meet at different times this week  because I have prior commitments on Friday and Saturday.  All sessions meet in L-325

  • Wednesday 6:30 – 8:30 – MPT write
  • Thursday 1:00 – 3:00 – MPT write
  • Sunday 1:00 – 3:000 MPT write

(No Friday or Saturday groups this week)

Even if you’re not in ALA, you’re welcome to join any of the sessions to get a head start on writing MPTs for the bar exam!

We’ll walk through as much as we can get through in 2 hours.  I’ll have a sample answer available so you can check the parts we didn’t get to.

(Next week the sessions will be double sessions – and we’ll write contracts and tort essays similar to those on the final exam.)