Retaking the exam is, for many people, more difficult than taking the exam the first time. You’ll confront mental fatigue and doubt that you never experienced in your first attempt, and more problematically, you may find yourself with less time to prepare for the exam.
If your work and personal responsibilities prevent you from devoting the time required to participate in another Full Bar Review Course, you don’t have to study alone. In Pieper’s Concentrated Weekends (recommended for working students with a prior UBE score of 250 and above), you’ll get the guidance and structure you need to solidify your knowledge of the law. Plus, you’ll have our team of attorneys available to revise your written assignments and answer your substantive questions.
Pieper Concentrated Weekends includes the following features to assist you toward success on the bar exam:
- Flexible Study Schedule: Start when you are ready and work at your pace and on your terms. Spend less time in class, and more time with memorizing the law and practicing.
- Concentrated Substantive & Skills-Based Lectures: 50 hours available on demand lecture succinctly reviewing the UBE subjects while simultaneously working with MBE, MEE, and MPT questions to hone essential skills.
- Written Materials and Workbooks: Pieper’s six volumes of substantive UBE outlines and MBE, MPT, MEE workbooks.
- More Practice Questions: Over 600 additional MBE practice questions beyond the 1,500 contained in the Pieper workbooks.
- More Feedback: Weekly, personal feedback on MEE and MPTs.
So, how does the Pieper Concentrated Weekends work? Before starting with the first lecture (Contracts and UCC-2) you’ll study your bar review notes and outlines (with whatever materials you’re most comfortable) as if you were going to be tested on the substantive topics being tackled in exactly one week. That means devoting every available moment from now until then reviewing the material so that you’re familiar with everything from basic definitions to exceptions to the exceptions. Then, a week later, you’ll view Lecture 1, which will provide a thorough recap of the topics while integrating MBE and MEE questions as the substantive concepts are discussed. Ideally, the lectures will serve as reassurance that you adequately prepared the week before and now are prepared to sit for the exam (at least within the substantive areas covered that week), but more important, they can serve as a safety net. You’ll likely see that there are concepts that you thought you understood, while in reality, you were missing parts of the big picture. In this way, the Concentrated Weekends will solidify and build upon your knowledge of the law so that you reinforce your understanding of key details and avoid recycling any misconceptions.
You’ll then review and draft as part of the lecture an MEE, and, after completing the lecture, you’ll submit an essay for personalized substantive and organizational feedback. Each lecture will also review and discuss how to approach and conquer subject matter-specific MBE questions (so that you’ll be more likely to pick the correct answer once you’ve narrowed your choices to two) and you’ll complete MBE questions for homework. Next stop, week two where you will work independently as described above in preparation for lecture 2 (Constitution Law and Decedents’ Estates). Following this course of study, you’ll be ready for the UBE in 7 weeks.