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BarWrite® announces courses for the February 2018 Uniform Bar Exam.

BarWrite® president Mary Campbell Gallagher to offer Continuing Legal Education course for the New York City Bar Association:  Efficient, Effective and Powerful Legal Writing, December 5, 2017, 9-11am.

Legal Skills Prof Blog recommends BarWrite®’s blog post version of “How Does Judge Merrick Garland Stack Up As a Legal Writer?” (April 12, 2016)

BarWrite® concludes successful summer term of preparation for the July 2017 Uniform Bar Exam.

BarWrite® publishes newsletter article “How Does Judge Merrick Garland Stack Up As a Legal Writer?” (April 4, 2016)

BarWrite® president Mary Campbell Gallagher publishes Guest Blog Post “Six Ways to Doom Yourself on the Bar Exam.” It appears on the widely read “Careerist” blog on American Lawyer Media. (June 24, 2015)

BarWrite® president quoted in National Law Journal article on bar-prep. “Arizona Summit Defends Encouraging Grads to Delay Bar Exam.”

BarWrite® receives Global Legal Skills Award for early recognition of the special needs of foreign law graduates taking the bar exam.

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At the final convocation of Global Legal Skills-9 in Verona, Italy, Conference Director Professor Mark Wojcik awarded pioneering New York City-based bar-prep program BarWrite® the 2014 Global Legal Skills Award for institutions. The Award signifies BarWrite’s pioneering preparation of foreign lawyers and LLMs for the New York bar exam. BarWrite’s president Mary Campbell Gallagher, J.D. (Harvard), Ph.D., notes the Award cites BarWrite’s “early and thoughtful recognition” of the bar-exam preparation needs of foreign lawyers and LLMs.

Nearly half the candidates for the New York bar exam are foreign-trained, but their first-time pass-rate in July 2013 was only 46 per cent, markedly less than the 86 per cent first-time rate for candidates with a three-year J.D. degree. BarWrite® engineers its programs and course materials aiming to overcome that deficit.

BarWrite® president Mary Campbell Gallagher publishes comparative study, “A Comparison of the New York Bar Examination and the Proposed Uniform Bar Examination.” With Professor Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus, New York State Bar Association Journal. (February 2015)

BarWrite® president Mary Campbell Gallagher publishes “Alternatives for Scheduling the Bar Exam.” With Professor Carol A. Buckler, New York State Bar Association Journal. (September 2013)

 

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FREE! “MPT Tips for LLMs and Foreign-Trained Lawyers”

The main key to success on the MPT is reading the task memo. That may sound simple, but many bar candidates ignore it.  This article contains many other tips especially designed for LLMs and foreign-trained lawyers.

FREE! “Memorizing Law, Can It Make You Brilliant on the UBE?”

Memorization is unpopular in American education, but research indicates that memorizing in fact changes our brains. It makes it easier to learn new material. Why would that not be good for studying for the bar exam?

FREE! “5 Good and 5 Bad Study Strategies for the UBE”

Dr. Mary Campbell Gallagher has been preparing candidates for the bar exam for more than 20 years. Here are five bad study strategies and five good study strategies from her files of tips for bar candidates.

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