SKILLMAN LAWYER’S QUOTE
“I knew I was passing while I was in the bar exam! Not only that, my MBE score was so high, I can waive into the D. C. bar. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! ….”
Rutgers-Camden Law School
Member, New Jersey State Bar
To enroll in The Supplemental Bar Preparation Course™, a student must first take The Basic Bar Preparation Course™. The information from The Bar Preparation Course™ gives the students and faculty a common framework and lexicon through which to perfect a bar candidate’s thinking and writing skills. Classes and private meetings are held via teleconference or Internet.
The course meets for six weeks for two hours per class. During five classes, ten students’ essays are critiqued line-by-line. The information from The Exam Writing and Legal Analysis class is applied to evaluate the strength and weaknesses of the students’ essays. One class is devoted to teaching students how to respond successfully to MBE questions.
- In the classes, students learn to understand the perspective of the bar-examiner reader and how to meet the standards applied to essays. One class session is dedicated to teaching students how to respond successfully to MBE questions by doing practice questions with the students.
- Each student may submit forty essays for critique by faculty. All essays are critiqued line-by-line in writing and returned within a week. Students who have submitted essays weekly during the course may submit essays until ten days before the bar exam.
- Each student meets with faculty one-on-one for six hours of private instruction or as we call it, Individual Instruction. Others might refer to the private meetings as “tutoring”. We prefer the term “Individual Instruction” because “tutoring” seems pejorative. We believe that all bar candidates can pass a bar exam. However, many bar candidates have been allowed to graduate from law school without fully understanding the standards applied to their work and how to meet them.
- For Individual Instruction, the student’s essays must be submitted by email at least twenty-four hours in advance. Twenty-four hours’ notice is required to cancel a scheduled appointment for Individual Instruction. If proper notice is not given, the student’s account will be charged for the session.
“Using Professor Skillman’s methods and assistance, I passed both the New York and New Jersey bar examinations and scored high enough on the MBE to make me eligible for admission to the District of Columbia bar. I strongly recommend Professor Skillman and The Skillman Method™.”
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Columbia Law School