Pass the Bar Exam

Pass the Bar Exam

by Sara Berman

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Pass the Bar Exam by Sara Berman

Pass the Bar Exam, Teacher's Edition is designed to serve faculty who are developing or growing bar support efforts in law schools. Its companion book, Pass the Bar Exam, is a stand-alone volume for students to help them plan and navigate the road to bar success. This Teachers Edition, used in conjunction with that text, can help faculty design their own courses and workshops and assist in one-on-one counseling of students who are preparing to take the bar. Includes exercises, discussion questions, sample syllabi, and chapter-by-chapter lesson plans. The Pass the Bar Exam package will help you build the foundation for successful bar support.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781627223447
Publisher: American Bar Association
Publication date: 11/07/2014
Edition description: Teacher's Edition
Pages: 143
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Sara Berman joined the Concord Law School faculty as a pioneer in online legal education in 2000. She is also currently a visiting professor of bar support at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California. She resides in Torrance, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v

Preface vii

Chapter 1 The Need for Bar Support and Its Place within the Law School 1

Chapter 2 Bar Support and Academic Support Programs (ASP) 5

Chapter 3 Chapter-by-Chapter Exercises, Tips, and Assessments 7

Introduction to the Book 7

Introduction to Part I 8

Chapter 4 Extracurricular Bar Support 23

A Bar Support Workshops 23

B Summary Descriptions of Bar Support Workshops 24

C General Points with Respect to Extracurricular Programming 31

D Office Hours 32

Chapter 5 Curricular Bar Support 35

A Bar Success Courses 36

B Sample Syllabus 38

C Experiential Learning through Role-play Lessons 44

Chapter 6 Creating an Online Bar Support Program 53

Why Online for Bar Support 53

Online Learning Generally 54

The LMS 55

Asynchronous Teaching and Tools 55

Synchronous Tools 56

The Real-Time Classroom with Streaming Audio or Video 57

Professor Postings 58

Student Postings: Professor Moderated or Unmoderated 58

Instant Messaging 59

Polling 59

How I Launch and Run Online Classes 60

Recordings 61

Online Bar Support for Essays, MBEs, and PT Workshops 61

Online Mentoring 62

Chapter 7 Creating an Alumni Bar Mentoring Program 63

Conclusion 67

Appendix 69

Part I Text Exercises 69

Part II Resources for Practice Bar Exam Questions 119

Endnotes 121

Index 125

About the Author 131

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