Advanced Analytical Skills

Advanced Analytical Skills

Course Number: LAW 861A
Course Credits: 2
Advanced Analytical Skills – Bar Preparation Advanced Analytical Skills builds on the analytical, writing and organizational skills necessary to enhance a student’s ability to prepare for the Bar Examination. Students will become thoroughly familiar with the format and components of the Bar exam. Students will review and outline some substantive topics, learn methods by which to review the tested areas of law, write outlines, complete practice essays, complete Multistate Performance Test questions, multiple choice exam questions and receive feedback on written answers. Memorization skills, time management and stress management techniques will also be taught. The final grade will be determined by students’ attendance and participation, weekly assignments, and a final exam. Enrollment limited to 50 students. (**25 students for the evening section**) This course is required for 3rd and 4th year students in ASAP. Advanced Analytical Skills – Bar Preparation, Distance Version (Fall semester) Advanced Analytical Skills builds on the analytical, writing and organizational skills necessary to enhance a student’s ability to prepare for the Bar Examination. Students will become thoroughly familiar with the format and components of the Bar exam. Students will review and outline some substantive topics, learn methods by which to review the tested areas of law, write outlines, complete practice essays, complete Multistate Performance Test questions, multiple choice exam questions and receive feedback on written answers. Memorization skills, time management and stress management techniques will also be taught. Students in the distance version of this class will be required to watch one recorded class session per week, answer and submit questions regarding that session each week, and complete the required weekly assignments. The distance version of this class will offer students significant flexibility in their schedule, as each class session can be watched at any time during the designated week. A minimum of one in-person meeting with the Professor will be required during the semester, and more may be scheduled at the discretion of the professor. Additionally, students will have the option to participate in on-line office hours with the professor, and engage with their classmates and professor using various forms of social media. The final grade will be determined by students’ performance on all online exercises, assignments, and a final exam. The distance version of Advanced Analytical Skills will cover the same material as the traditional version of this class. This course will count as 2 distance education credits. Enrollment limited to 30 students. This course is only available to third or fourth year students who are not in ASAP or who are taking the Bar Exam in February.
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