601:512. FUNDAMENTALS OF LEGAL ANALYSIS (4)
This four-credit course focuses on mastering the specific skills needed to complete the three major components of any bar exam successfully: (1) essays; (2) multiple-choice questions; and (3) performance test portions. The course will also focus on understanding the bar review and bar examination process, with a primary focus on the New Jersey bar examination which is a UBE (Uniform Bar Exam) jurisdiction. The Pennsylvania bar examination will also be addressed.
Students will learn specific exam taking skills related to success on the bar exam, including strategies for reading and answering questions more quickly and more accurately. The course will also address the intangibles of successful bar taking -- student attitude, stress and time management. Specific skills will be taught to help students manage these factors, so that students will be able to prepare for and take the bar with a calm, yet focused, state of mind.
Please note that this course is not designed to provide a review of all the substantive law tested on the bar examination. Nor is the course designed to replace or be a substitute for a comprehensive, commercial bar review course.
Possible Texts and Materials:
Select Substantive Law Outlines
Practice Multiple Choice (MBE) Quizzes
Practice Essays (MEE)
Practice Performance Test (MPT)