Bar Exam Workshops this week: MPT outlining & Making up the Rules

Tuesday, February 9,  6:30 – 8:00:  MPT Outlining Strategies

Buckingham 101 – Food and casual conversation starting @ 6 PM

The concept of an MPT is easy – you don’t need to know anything other than how to write like a lawyer.  The execution – not so easy.  The outlining technique taught in this workshop allows you to organize and write your essay in the 90 minute time frame.  [Similar to ALA class, updated with less formal outline techniques]

Sign up here – so I bring enough food & MPT prompts

Thursday, February 11, 6:00 – 7:30  Making up the Rules

Buckingham 101 – Food and casual conversation starting at 5:30

How to prepare for, and survive, your mind blanking out at the most inopportune time.  The rule-making techniques will help you survive the ultimate failure, as well as improving your rule stack for the majority of the time when you remember the rules. 

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Remaining workshops in the series

  • Tuesday, February 16, 5:30 – 7:30 MPT Exam Simulation:  Every year, a few foolhardy souls never get around to writing any MPT essays until the morning of the first day of the bar exam.  That doesn’t usually end well.  Take advantage of the opportunity to write an MPT essay under exam conditions. 
  • Saturday, February 13, 12:00 – 5:00 PM:  Half-day Hangout:  More food, an informal repeat of any workshops you missed, a chance to ask whatever you haven’t gotten around to asking, I’ll time essays, MPTs, or MBE sets.  Whatever (within reason) will help you make it through this final stretch.

 (The series of 5 workshops + the Half-day Hangout will be repeated twice leading up to the July exam)

Questions:  Nancy Reeves, Assistant Director of Academic Success Programs