Bar Preparation

The Barry University School of Law Department of Bar Preparation is responsible for overseeing and administering all bar application and bar preparation related activities at the Law School, including the Barry University School of Law Bar Preparation Program and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam Program.

The Barry University School of Law Bar Preparation Program is a comprehensive program that commences with the beginning of law school and continues throughout a student’s law school attendance. The Program concludes with intensive preparation after graduation until the administration of the bar exam. The Program offers an array of bar-focused workshops, bar preparation classes and one-on-one counseling and tutoring regardless of the state in which a student or graduate plans to take the bar exam.

A detailed Bar Prep webpage provides bar admission and bar-related information at the students' fingertips. Bar Prep workshops and lectures are accessible via this internal webpage. First-year law students are provided with online black letter law learning tools and in-class workshops and lectures relating to the multistate subject areas and essay writing skills. Second-year law students have access to additional workshops and lectures to assist them in maintaining knowledge in the multistate subject areas and their essay-writing skills. To round out the Program, third-year students and other students in their final semester of law school are required to take two bar preparation courses taught by experienced bar preparation professors. One course covers all six multistate subject areas; the second covers advanced bar essay writing. After graduation, the Program continues through the bar exam with a variety of lectures, workshops, tutoring, counseling, scheduling and simulated exams designed to meet the needs of Barry Law graduates and supplement their commercial bar review courses.

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam Program provides students who have taken Professional Responsibility in law school with exam preparation and support for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE). The Program offers simulated MPRE exams and hosts various commercial MPRE review sessions at the Law School.

All administrative members of the Barry University School of Law Bar Preparation team are available to counsel students on bar applications, bar admission issues, and bar preparation as well as one-on-one tutoring for the bar exam.

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners. The Florida Board of Bar Examiners conducts a rigorous background investigation of all bar applicants to determine their character and fitness to practice law. You are strongly encouraged to consult with the relevant agencies about any incident(s) which may have a bearing on your eligibility for admission into a state bar.

For additional information, please contact:

David Mouery, Assistant Dean of Bar Preparation and Academic Success

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