Bar Exam Preparation

Printable PassTheBar Schedule Summer 2017

All sessions will be held from 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Please check the website, Twitter (@PittBarPrep) and Facebook (/pittbarprep) for updates.

May 23 Evidence MBE Workshop
Professor Jasmine Gonzales-Rose
May 25 Intro to the Bar Exam
Introduction to the Performance Test
Introduction to Essays
May 30 Guided PT
June 1 PT 1
Small Group/Peer Feedback
June 6 PT 2
June 8 Essay Strategy
Writing reflexive conclusions and rule statements.
June 13 Empl. Discrim Issue Spotting Exercise—Using Facts (Q4)
Professor Bratman
June 15 2 Essays
Small Group/Peer Feedback
June 20 2 Essays
Small Group Peer Feedback
June 22 2 Essays MBE Strategy
June 27 Commercial Transactions MBE Workshop
Professor Haider Hamoudi
June 29 2 Essays (Timing Practice)
July 11 PT 3
July 13 Review PT/ Final Preparations
July 18 TBD
July 20 TBD

Printable Room Schedule Due To 2017 Renovation Construction

May
      18
SEN 2200
19
SEN 2200
22
SEN 2200
23
SEN 2200
24
SEN 2200
25
SEN 2200
26
SEN 2200
29
NO CLASS
30
SEN 2200
31
SEN 2200
   
June
      1
SEN 2200
2
SEN 2200
5
SEN 2200
6
SEN 2200
7
SEN 2200
8
SEN 2200
9
SEN 2200
12
SEN 2200
13
SEN 2200
14
SEN 2200
15
SEN 2200
16
SEN 2200
19
SEN 2200
20
DL HALL 120
21
SEN 2200
22
SEN 2200
23
SEN 2200
26
SEN 2200
27
DL HALL 120
28
SEN 2200
29
SEN 2200
30
DL HALL 120
July
3
NO CLASS
4
NO CLASS
5
SEN 2200
6
SEN 2200
7
SEN 2200
10
SEN 2200
11
DL HALL 120
12
SEN 2200
13
SEN 2200
14
SEN 2200

SEN 2200 = Room 2200 Sennott Square. Enter across from the Law School on S. Bouquet. Up the stairs (or elevator) to 2nd floor. Room is on the left.

DL Hall 120 = Room 120 in David Lawrence Hall. Entrance off of Forbes, Room is on the Right. OR take the skywalk from the 2nd floor of Barco, through the doors, LEFT into David Lawrence Hall, and down one floor.

Quiet Study Rooms

David Lawrence Hall Rooms 232, 233

May 15-July 18. M-F, 8 AM- 4 PM

Barco Law Library will remain open during construction. Construction activities are scheduled from 7AM until 3:30 PM daily. Other libraries on campus remain open. Schedules for other libraries can be found here: http://www.library.pitt.edu/hours.

Access to the Ground Floor (Lockers, student lounge, refrigerator, and microwaves) will remain open during construction as well. 

Additional Items to Consider:

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All information on this site is updated annually during the summer or as information is received. Data comes from reliable sources, including the National Conference of Bar Examiners and the bar exam administrators from the various states.

Bar Exam Considerations for Scheduling Classes

Saturday Bar Workshops

NOTE: Effective with the February 2015 bar exam, the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), a part of the bar exam in 49 states, now includes Federal Civil Procedure.

Upcoming Deadlines: 

Deadlines for the February 2016 Pennsylvania Bar Exam

  • Timely -- October 30 -- $600
  • First Late-- November 15 -- $750
  • Second Late-- November 30 -- $1,050
  • Final-- December 15 -- $1,450

Questions about other states' deadlines and requirements can be directed to Rob Wible or check out this publication from the NCBE.

Check out this calendar of upcoming deadlines in PA, NJ, NY, MD, WV, OH, and VA. 

You should also check out the Twitter feed @PittBarPrep or our Facebook page. 

Please direct any questions to Rob Wible.

Need to meet with Rob? Check out his calendar here and request a meeting between 9 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.