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Bar Passage: Capstone

​​The Bar Passage: Capstone provides you with in-depth training in legal analysis and exam-taking strategies for the bar exam.  You receive lectures that review core concepts of subjects tested on the bar exam, extensive guidance on exam-taking strategies, and frequent individual feedback on bar exam essay and multiple-choice questions.  

By the end of this course, you will be able to successfully

  • analyze bar exam essay fact patterns and evaluate how the applicable rules give rise to the outcome sought by the bar examiners;

  • draft answers to bar exam essay questions that provides a step-by-step account of how the rules are applied to the given facts to reach the outcome sought by the bar examiners; 

  • analyze bar exam multiple choice fact patterns and evaluate how the applicable rules indicate which answer option is the best choice;

  • assess your own performance on practice bar exam questions to determine individual strengths and weaknesses; and

  • organize and execute a personal bar exam study plan to maintain pace with your commercial bar course schedule. 

The capstone is worth three credit hours and meets twice weekly. One day focuses on multiple choice questions and the other on essay questions.  Your work is evaluated based on bar exam standards and skills. 

By the end of the course, you will have answered over 200 multiple-choice and over 20 essay questions that were previously tested on the actual bar exam. 

Please contact Professor Kleppetsch at​ with any questions. ​