Bar Exam: Making up the Rules

Making up the Rules

Tuesday, June 20 – L-325

1:00 PM & 6:00 PM

(Food and casual conversation starting 30 minutes ahead of the workshop)

By now the reality of just how many rules there are to memorize is probably hitting you.  It is is unlikely you will be able to perfectly remember every single rule on the bar exam.  (Don’t worry too much – no one remembers them all perfectly – why do you think the “better” released answers are so bad?)

This interactive workshop focuses on how to use your general legal knowledge and the facts in the prompt to help you salvage your essay when your mind blanks out at the most inopportune time.  The techniques are not only good for when your mind blanks, but for fine tuning and customizing the unwieldy rules your bar vendor often supplies and for spotting issues you may have missed.  [This is similar to Spring 2017 ALA, but with entirely new rule snippets.  This is different from earlier ALA classes.]

Sign up here so I make sure to bring enough food!

Remaining workshops in the series:

  • Thursday, June 29  – MBE Strategies and Tactics:  How to approach an MBE question, and a compilation of strategies from  multiple sources for avoiding NCBE sneaky tricks, eliminating wrong answers, and choosing between the last two once you’ve eliminated the others.  [Similar to the ALA course – with a different set of questions]
  • Monday, July 10 –  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.  (I will select an essay that is not used by any vendor this year, and was not used in ALA in 2016-17.)
  • Saturday, July 15, 12:00 – 5:00 PM:  Half-day Hangout:  Homemade food (sloppy joes or a summer soup, multiple varieties of hummus, veggies), 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.