The Skillman Method™

Courses for Bar Candidates

The Skillman Method™ is a transformative tool which can be applied to law school and bar exam preparation. Skillman lawyers go on to become top lawyers, tenured law professors, judges, appellate court justices, and public advocates.

Her bar preparation courses have been sponsored the Oregon State Bar, the Massachusetts Bar Association, Legal Aid Society of New York City, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, the Metropolitan Black Bar Association, the King’s County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, Vanderbilt University Law School, and the Judicial Friends.

The eight-hour Basic Bar Preparation Course™ was filmed at Vanderbilt Law School. It includes three classes and is available online 24/7 via video streaming. Once a student registers for the course, he/she has access to the course for a year.

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.

The audios of The Summer 2013 Supplemental Bar Preparation Course™ are enlightening. The bar candidates who participated in the six-week course were all re-taking a bar examination. Students in the course were sitting for the bar exam in Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and New York.

It is essential to understand Real Property if you want to excel in law school and on the bar exam. In the video of Professor Skillman’s two-hour lecture, you will learn how to classify estates and future interests with ease. Professor Skillman walks through a series of hypotheticals with the students. The class is illuminating.

Oftentimes, students are confused about how to classify Estates and Future Interests because of the casebook method. After Professor Skillman’s lecture, you will come away with a clear understanding of how to correctly classify the various interests. You will never feel confused again. The class was filmed at Vanderbilt University Law School.

The basics of understanding contract law is understanding how contracts are formed. The presentation of the cases in casebooks covering contract formation is quite often confusing.

In this two-hour lecture by Professor Skillman, she teaches a structured approach for analyzing contract formation questions. The class was filmed at Vanderbilt University Law School.

The class is insightful. You will come away with a clear understanding of how to identify the issues and structure your analysis of any contracts formation question. The approach can be used with common law and UCC contracts question.

There is an art to taking multiple-choice exams successfully. When Professor Skillman was in her last semester of law school at the University of California at Berkeley Law School, she had the good fortune to sit in on an one-hour course offered by Michael Josephson, Esq. At that time, Professor Josephson had his own bar preparation course.

Professor Josephson’s lecture entirely changed Professor Skillman’s understanding about the processes to use to do well on multiple-choice examinations. Professor Skillman has further clarified the processes for her students.

During the class, Professor Skillman and the students “walk through” several MBE questions. Bar candidates learn how to successfully answer MBE questions by using a linear approach. Professor Skillman teaches students a structured approach for responding to any Negligence question. The approach is helpful to bar candidates and law students alike. The practice questions were published by PMBR.