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Bar Exam Resources

Bar Prep Program Open to Third Year Students:

Every Spring the College of Law offers Legal Analysis and Drafting: The Bar Exam. This course serves the dual purpose of equipping students to succeed on the written portions of bar examinations and preparing for legal practice by developing and honing skills relevant to legal analysis, professional and effective written communication, principled advocacy, and management of legal work. Students taking the course receive instruction, practice, critical peer review, and coaching in these skills that will be valuable in taking a bar examination in Ohio or any other jurisdiction. Students practice these skills using model and previously-administered essays and Multistate Performance Tests (MPTs). Students will also engage in self-assessment exercises addressing learning styles and time/work management issues. Although students will have an opportunity to review some core legal concepts, the focus of this course will be on practicing and developing the professional skills necessary to pass a bar examination and enter the legal profession.

This course is not intended to substitute for a bar preparation course, taken after Hooding, which is necessary to review core concepts learned throughout law school and those legal concepts not studied in law school or required by the jurisdiction in which students wish to practice. Instead, this course will build a strong foundation in the skills necessary to be successful on a bar exam.

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Other Helpful Sources:

  • National Conference of Bar Examiners
  • Ohio Bar Admissions
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    • Students taking the Ohio Bar exam should make hotel reservations ASAP, due to the fact that hotels book fast because of other event in the city that occur the same week as the summer bar
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