Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Bar Courses

232: Bar Exam Fundamentals

Credit Hours




Rigorous Writing

Bar Exam Fundamentals is a two-credit course that will teach you the analytical and organizational skills necessary to enhance your bar exam preparation.  In this pass/fail course, we will focus on a combination of substance and skill through the presentation of specific techniques for maximizing performance on all parts of the bar exam.  The course will focus on the most heavily tested doctrine in three bar exam topics, exhibiting how those topics have been tested on the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) and on the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE).   In this class, you will learn and review heavily tested subtopics, learn essay and MBE test-taking strategies, increase proficiency in taking MBE questions, and learn how to write a passing bar exam essay answer.  You will receive individualized feedback on written assignments that will help you hone your writing skills and give you the tools you need to successfully self-grade during bar prep.  While we will complete many essay and MBE-type questions, there will be no final exam. (Professor Sophie Dye)