Bar Day is a day-long program to launch bar preparation for the Class of 2014. It is the first in a SERIES of events to help 3Ls and LLMs prepare for the bar exam.
Three sessions of concurrent faculty lectures will survey upper-division elective subjects tested on the California Bar Exam. You may select the lectures you believe will be most helpful to you. If you have not taken these courses, or feel you need a refresher prior to the bar review, you are encouraged to attend. Note that this program is not intended as a substitute for a bar review course, but rather as a means to prepare yourself with a bit of basic knowledge so the bar review course, which speeds by, will be more meaningful and memorable.
9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Check-in
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Community Property with Professor Jo Carrillo;
Session One Constitutional Law II with Professor Lois Schwartz
11:30 a.m.– 12:15 p.m. Lunch (provided by UC Hastings for students who RSVP)
12:15 – 2:15 p.m. California Civil Procedure with Professor David Levine;
Session Two Criminal Procedure with Professor Rory Little
2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Snacks (provided by UC Hastings)
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Remedies with Professor Michael Zamperini;
Session Three Wills & Trusts with Academic Dean Beth Hillman.
4:30 p.m. “Bar on the Beach” to celebrate a productive day.
Thanks to our faculty who are volunteering time and expertise for this program.
There are three parts of the bar exam: the performance exam, the essays, and the multiple choice questions. Join Bar Expert Dennis Higa to learn about each component and about how the bar is graded. And understand the performance test component, which is the part of the bar that is typically least familiar to law students. What is the performance test? And how should you approach it?
Now that you understand the basics of the performance test, come try one! Take a sample performance test, and then debrief with Prof. Lois Schwartz to learn what you did right and how you can improve.
Learn strategies and approaches for successful bar essay writing in this workshop with Bar Expert Dennis Higa. Review past questions and check official answers released by the Bar Examiners. Understand the connection between writing for the bar essays and writing for the performance test.
Bar Expert Chris Ide-Don gives you an introduction to the Multistate Bar Exam (the multiple choice part of the bar), and he helps you understand the connections between studying for the MBE and studying for the essays. Review past multiple choice questions, and get tips for tackling the MBE. Also, learn strategies for identifying your strengths and weaknesses as you continue with bar preparation.