Suggested Courses to Prepare for the Bar

For a list of course descriptions and to view the projected curriculum, please see the Class Registration Information page on our website.

Bar Preparation – Suggested Courses

Course Why Recommended?
· Strategies for Bar Success Early exposure to bar preparation and practice in bar-tested topics, as well as general tips and strategies for exam success. Of all upper level courses offered at NUSL, this course is the one that will be the most helpful for the bar exam.
· Corporations (including Agency & Partnership and Limited Liability Companies)

· Evidence

· Advanced Criminal Procedure

Heavily tested on the bar and/or valuable in general for a well-rounded legal practice. These courses will be covered in your commercial bar prep course, but taking them in law school makes your summer bar review a bit easier.
· Family Law

· Secured Transactions

· Trust and Estates

· Conflict of Laws

· Criminal Trial Practice

These courses are tested less frequently on the bar exam and only as essay questions, which account for 30% of the overall bar exam score. The bar tested topics also will be covered in your selected commercial bar prep course.
· Legal Research and Writing 2

· Legal Writing Workshop

These courses give you additional practice and training on written legal analysis, which is a skill you will need to use on the bar exam, especially the essay questions.