Bar Examination Preparation Program
All graduating New England Law│Boston students are eligible to enroll in Advanced Legal Analysis, a three credit hour course designed to foster student success on the bar exam. This course, taught by Professor Robert A. Coulthard, helps students transition from law school into the legal profession. Advanced Legal Analysis uses a problem-solving approach to teach legal analysis and writing skills that are critical to new lawyers’ success in the profession and on the bar examination. Students receive instruction, guidance, and feedback to refine foundational legal analysis skills that are tested on all state bar examinations and are useful for beginning practitioners.
Substantively, the course focuses on core Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) subjects: Constitutional Law, Contracts, Property, Evidence, Torts, and Criminal Law and Procedure. In addition to bar exam test-taking skills, students learn time management and organizational skills and key study techniques to help them succeed on the bar exam. The course gives students a head start in learning to effectively and efficiently use their bar review course materials and manage their schedules, while reducing anxiety levels.
Professor Coulthard has over six years of experience in designing, developing, and teaching bar exam review courses for graduating law students. He is currently a national MBE lecturer for BarBri. Professor Coulthard also provides exam application assistance, counseling, and individual tutoring to graduating New England Law students. During the two-month period prior to the administration of the exam, he teaches a supplemental bar exam course to lead students through the bar exam. The supplemental bar exam review program provides students with additional substantive review lectures, practice essay and MBE exams, and small group/individual tutoring. All of these valuable services are provided at no additional cost to students.