Bar Preparation Studies
Bar Subject Review I, Bar Subject Review II, MBE Fundamentals, and Bar Prep are mandatory courses that build on the analytical, writing, and organizational skills taught across the ASL curriculum with the goal of enhancing a student's ability to prepare for the bar examination. Although the most intensive preparation for the bar will occur in the ten to twelve weeks before the bar exam, these courses will prepare students for that period of study and practice by introducing them to the format and components of the bar exam; the scope of the task; and study and organizational skills. Students will review select substantive topics; learn review methods for tested areas of law; complete practice essays, multiple-choice, and performance test questions; and receive individual feedback on written answers.
Virginia bar examinees will be required to take Bar Subject Review I, Bar Subject Review II, MBE Fundamentals, and Virginia Civil Procedure in their 3L year.
The above courses are not intended to replace a full-service commercial bar review preparation course.