Free Bar Preparation Services

This Summer, Boyd School of Law will be providing a series of Bar Examination Workshops free of charge for all graduating students and alumni. These workshops provide strategies for the different components of the bar exam and will be complemented by a weekly distribution of practice problems. A mock bar exam will be offered in the weeks leading up to the exam itself.

Early bar preparation increases your chances of passing the bar. Whether you are planning to take the Nevada Bar or another state’s bar, please consider taking advantage of the Bar Workshops being offered.

Spring 2018 Programming

Date & Location Program Presenter Description
3/31/18 @ 9 am (BSL 112) Zen of Bar Passage Prof. Chad Noreuil Professor Noreuil, author of the book, The Zen of Passing the Bar Exam, is a bar exam expert who will talk about how to deal with bar study in a practical manner. His lecture will offer information on how to approach the bar exam, study, commercial bar prep courses, and anxiety during bar exam study.
4/15/18 @ 9 am (BSL 112) Introduction to the Nevada Bar Exam Prof. Chelsea Baldwin This program provides the fundamentals of what to expect on the bar exam and things you can start doing today to increase your chances of passing the bar exam.
4/21/18 @ 9 am (BSL 112) Passing the MBE Prof. Joan Howarth Professor Howarth is a visiting professor at Boyd who has decades of bar preparation experience as well as a wealth of knowledge regarding substantive bar topics. She will show you how to answer multiple-choice questions through a substantive torts lecture.
4/28/18 @ 9 am (BSL 112) MPT Strategies and Approach Prof. Joe Regalia Professor Regalia has taught legal writing and bar exam prep for law schools, law firms, and organizations across the nation. In this interactive lecture he will cover the ins and outs of the multistate performance test (MPT), including strategies for acing each permutation of this test that the bar examiners might throw at you.
5/5/18 @ 9am (BSL 112) Essay Strategies and Preparation Mary Goza, Esq. Mary Goza served as Vice President and Director of BarBri's Nevada course, and she has been teaching Nevada bar essay writing workshops for over two decades. In this lecture, she'll provide strategies to ensure examinees are proving their competence to bar graders.

The post-graduation summer programming schedule:

Date Time Location (BSL) Topic

05/30/18 (Wednesday)

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Room 316 Introduction to the Nevada Bar (duplicate offering of the 4/15 program)
05/31/18 Email n/a Practice Essay Distribution
(to be submitted by COB 06/04/18 for feedback)
06/06/18 (Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Room 316 Introduction to the Multistate Bar Exam
06/07/18 Email n/a Practice Essay Distribution
(to be submitted by COB 06/11/18 for feedback)
06/13/18 (Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Room 316 Bar Exam Essay Basics
06/14/18 Email n/a Practice Essay Distribution
(to be submitted by COB 06/18/18 for feedback)
06/20/18 (Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Room 316 Multistate Performance Test Basics
06/21/18 Email n/a Practice Essay Distribution
(to be submitted by COB 06/25/18 for feedback)
06/27/18 (Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Room 316 Improving MBE Techniques
06/28/18 Email n/a Practice Essay Distribution
(to be submitted by COB 07/02/18 for feedback)
06/30/18 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm TBD Practice Exam Day 1
07/03/18 (*Tuesday*) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Room 316 Improving Essay techniques
07/05/18 Email n/a Practice Essay Distribution
(to be submitted by COB 07/09/18 for feedback)
07/07/18 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm TBD Practice Exam Day 2
07/11/18 (Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Room 316 Improving MPT techniques
07/12/18 Email n/a Practice Essay Distribution
(to be submitted by COB 07/16/18 for feedback)
07/14/18 (Saturday) 9:00 am - 1:30 pm TBD Practice Exam Day 3
07/18/18 (Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Room 316 Strategies for finishing touches
on bar exam preparation
07/19/18 Email n/a Practice Essay Distribution
(to be submitted by COB *07/20/18* for feedback)
Bar Exam
07/24/18 - 07/26/2018
Set by Nevada Board of Bar Examiners

Individualized Tutoring

From May to July, the Academic Success Program will provide individualized and small group tutoring for the bar exam.  If you are interested in individualized tutoring with the Academic Success Program, please contact Kelly Boan at 702-895-0490 or via email at kelly.boan@unlv.edu to schedule a meeting with Professor Baldwin or Sydney Lisy.