On-Campus MPT Classes by BarWrite
Assisting Law Schools to Make Their Graduates Practice-Ready
On-Campus MPT Classes are a way for law schools to assist students in becoming both exam-ready and practice-ready. The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) part of the bar exam is a test of bar candidates’ ability to complete law office tasks efficiently and effectively.
Law schools today aim to graduate both JDs and LLMs that law firm employers can trust to perform standard law office tasks like writing memos, briefs, and letters.
Each MPT task requires bar candidates to complete a law office task. The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) includes two such tasks. States that have adopted the MPT, whether as part of the UBE or otherwise, have made a commitment to bar candidates’ practice-readiness.
Thus, the Multistate Performance Test (MPT) is a part of the bar exam that is directly aligned with the law schools’ goal of practice-readiness.
Law Graduates Can Be Both Exam-Ready and Practice-Ready
BarWrite is in a unique position to offer MPT courses on campus:
- Teaching Materials– When BarWrite teaches an MPT course on-campus, the foundational text is Dr. Gallagher’s book Perform Your Best on the Bar Exam Performance Test (MPT). Students use real MPT tasks, which BarWrite has licensed from the NCBE. These materials are updated frequently. The systems are unique. This text teaches the only published systems for completing all MPT tasks.
- Stress on Standard Templates for Law Firm Work Products. The BarWrite courses for the MPT start from the formats that first-year lawyers will have to use when they go into a law firm. After students learn the formats, they learn how to use them effectively.
- Quality Systems for the MPT. Students learn the BarWrite systems for the MPT. These are the only strategies yet designed for systematically performing the MPT tasks and completing the work in the time allowed. They are especially helpful to LLMs whose first language is not English.
- Experience– Dr. Gallagher and her staff have extensive experience teaching the MPT to groups of students including both JDs and LLMs.Linguistic Sophistication. The BarWrite MPT strategies are the work of Dr. Mary Campbell Gallagher, who holds the JD from Harvard Law School and the Ph.D. in theoretical linguistics. Their goal is to be adaptable to different levels of competence in English.
- Objectives. BarWrite’s objectives are to train students to become exam-ready and practice-ready in using basic law-office formats.
To discuss how BarWrite can assist your school in making law graduates both practice-ready and exam-ready please Contact Us.