Legal Methods is a one-credit course that students take during their first semester to help them develop the skills they need to succeed in law school and lay a foundation for bar passage.
*Course title changed from Legal Reasoning Workshop I (LRWI) (effective Fall 2018).
Principles of Legal Analysis (PLA)
PLA is a three-credit course that full-time students are required to take in their second semester if they end up on probation after their first semester (probation = having a cumulative GPA under 2.2). This course is designed to address and remedy the academic and non-academic reasons for each student’s performance during the first semester through large group and one-on-one sessions. PLA is designed to help students get on track and off probation.
Bar Exam Primer
This summer course covers heavily tested areas of the bar exam that students studied in their first year of law school, as well as crucial law school and bar exam skills. This course requires mandatory attendance of 12 hours of in-person sessions on campus. This course must be completed during the summer after a student’s first year.
Bar Prep Strategies: MPT*
Bar Prep Strategies: MPT is a two-credit course designed to teach, reinforce, and enhance the skills that are necessary for successful completion of law school and bar passage. Through MPT problems, group exercises, and individual feedback, students have the opportunity to master the skills of critical reading, legal analysis, and IRAC. While this course is required for some students, it is open to, and highly encouraged for all students.
*Course title changed from Legal Reasoning Workshop II (LRWII) (effective Fall 2018).
Bar Prep Strategies: MBE and MEE
Bar Prep Strategies: MBE and MEE is a three-credit course designed to be taken during a student’s last spring semester of law school. While this course does not replace the need to take a commercial bar prep course, it helps students learn substantive bar topics and key bar exam taking strategies. This course teaches students how to earn the most points on two parts of the UBE: the MBE and the MEE, and allows students to master their exam taking skills through lecture, modeling, completion of past bar exam questions, written feedback, and self-reflection. Students will also strategically plan their approach to their bar exam preparation post-graduation to ensure passage. While this course is required for some students, it is open to, and highly encouraged for all students.