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Advanced Legal Analysis and Strategies for Bar Preparation

Twinette L. Johnson, Marcia A. Goldsmith


  • ISBN: 9781454868026

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  • Description

    The goal of Advanced Legal Analysis and Strategies for Bar Preparation is to present a comprehensive and holistic approach to bar exam study and test taking. This unique approach will provide instructors and students with one source that simultaneously provides the two necessary aspects of bar exam preparation: (1) an exploration and discussion of the skills associated with bar study strategies and techniques; and (2) actual bar exam practice questions to use in applying these study strategies and techniques. This textbook may be used as a guide or resource for law school academic support and bar preparation professionals whether their schools’ curriculum includes a bar prep course or not. The book may also be used or adapted for repeat bar exam takers.

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  • Additional Product Details

    Publication Date: 2/1/2019
    Copyright: 2019
    Pages: 344
    Paperback: 9781454868026

    Summary of Contents


    CHAPTER 1: Th e Time Is Now! Welcome to Bar Study!
    CHAPTER 2: Before You Start: Preparing to Study
    CHAPTER 3: Engaging from the Start: What to Do about Those Lectures, Commercial Subject Outlines, and Other Bar Materials

    CHAPTER 4: Creating a Bar Exam Study Schedule: Bar Study Is Not “Gone with The Wind” and YOU Are Not Scarlett O’Hara!
    CHAPTER 5: The MPT: A Winner of a Test
    CHAPTER 6: The MEE: You Write! Th erefore You Are . . .
    CHAPTER 7: The MBE: Th e Multiple Choice Portion of the Bar Exam
    CHAPTER 8: Final Study Days: A Macro Organizing Exercise

    EPILOGUE Believe You Will Pass the Bar Exam
    APPENDIX A: MPT Answers
    APPENDIX B: MEE Answers
    APPENDIX C: MBE Answers

  • Author Information

    Marcia A. Goldsmith

    Marcia Goldsmith joined St. Louis University School of Law in 2006 as an instructor for the Legal Research and Writing Program. For five years, Goldsmith was the director of Student Services at Washington University School of Law, where she taught the Academic Skills Program and worked closely with Legal Research and Writing instructors. In addition, she has taught a Supplemental Bar Review Program designed to enhance the students essay writing abilities both at Washington University and for SLU LAW.

    Twinette L. Johnson

    Twinette Johnson is a Professor of Law at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. She directs the School of Law’s Academic Success program. Prior to joining the School of Law faculty in 2017, Professor Johnson was an Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Academic Success Program at Southern Illinois University School of Law. There, she taught Agency and Partnership, Introduction to Commercial Law, Higher Education and Democracy (a writing seminar), Lawyering Skills, Advanced Legal Analysis and Strategies (a bar exam readiness course) and Professionalism and the Law.

    Professor Johnson also served on the faculty of Saint Louis University School of Law as an Associate Professor of Legal Writing. In that position, she taught Legal Research and Writing, Appellate Advocacy, and Advanced Legal Analysis and Strategies. Professor Johnson also served as the Associate Director of Bar Exam Preparation while there. In addition, she served as a faculty member in Saint Louis University’s Summer Institute program where she taught Legal Skills and Contracts.

    Professor Johnson’s previous professional experience includes a clerkship on the Missouri Supreme Court with Judge W. Duane Benton. She also held a position as an associate attorney with Shearman and Sterling, LLP, a New York based law firm. There, she practiced in the Bank Finance group where she represented financial institutions and corporations in investment grade and noninvestment grade financing transactions. Her research interests include higher education access policy and learning theory models in legal education. Professor Johnson earned her J.D. from Tulane University School of Law and her B.A. in English Literature from Saint Louis University.