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Robert A. Coulthard
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Areas of Expertise
  • Bar Preparation
  • Academic Support

Robert A. Coulthard

Academic Excellence Professor and Director of Bar Examination Preparation Services


LLM, University of Missouri, Kansas City
JD, Washburn University School of Law
BA, University of Colorado, Denver

Professional Background

Before joining the faculty at New England Law, Professor Robert Coulthard served as director of academic achievement at Oklahoma City University School of Law and also taught at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law. He primarily teaches third-year law students how to pass the bar exam. Professor Coulthard also teaches in New England Law’s Academic Excellence Program.

Professor Coulthard is currently a National Multistate Bar Exam Lecturer for PMBR, specializing in multiple-choice test-taking skills and bar exam preparation; he previously taught for BarBri, Themis, and the ABA’s Council on Legal Education Opportunity (“CLEO”). His research interests include bar exam test-taking skills and strategies, legal writing, agricultural law, environmental law, international law, and tax and fiscal policy.

He has practiced before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal District Courts of Colorado and Kansas, the Kansas and Missouri Courts of Appeals and Supreme Courts, and numerous other state district and circuit courts. Before attending law school, Professor Coulthard served as a U.S. Army Infantry Officer in Europe and the Middle East.