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  • Academic Success Staff | Pace Law School
    Analytical Skills course to third year students preparing for the Bar Exam In August 2009 she became the Associate Director of the Academic Success Program and was involved in all aspects of academic success at the law school She is now the Director of Academic Success and is thrilled to be able to use her experiences both as a student at Pace and as a professor to continue to expand and improve the Academic Success Program Danielle graduated magna cum laude from Pace Law School in 2006 While a student at Pace she received her certificate in environmental law participated in the Environmental Litigation Clinic served as an articles editor for the Pace Environmental Law Review and worked as a Dean s Scholar for two semesters Prior to joining the Academic Success Program at Pace Danielle was an associate at the law office of Elizabeth Swire Falker Esq PC where she practiced in the areas of reproductive and adoption law Publications Creating an Asynchronous Distance Learning Class Learning Curve Winter 2015 Law School Outlining Why When and How to do it Bloomberg Law August 2013 Engaging Millennials Using Twitter in the Classroom The Law Teacher Volume XVIII Number 2 page

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  • Preparing for the Bar Exam | Pace Law School
    and be certified by the Board to the Supreme Court Appellate Division within three years Students should take the MPRE well in advance of the Bar exam They should plan to devote approximately 25 hours to preparing for the MPRE Additional information about the MPRE is available at www ncbex org III The New York Bar Exam The New York Bar Exam is administered each February and July The Schedule Day 1 New York Portion 9 00 12 15 3 Essays 40 minutes each 50 Multiple Choice 1 5 minutes each 1 30 4 30 2 Essays 45 minutes each Multistate Performance Test 90 minutes Day 2 MBE Portion 9 00 12 15 100 Multiple Choice 1 8 minutes each 1 30 4 30 100 Multiple Choice 1 8 minutes each Day 3 Second State optional New York Subjects Tested All MBE Subjects and NY distinctions Agency Partnerships Corporations No Fault Insurance Workers Compensation Conflict of Laws New York Constitutional Law Family Law Remedies NY and Federal Civil Jurisdiction and Procedure Professional Responsibility Trusts Wills and Estates New York Scoring 5 Essays 40 400 points 50 NY MC 10 100 points 1 MPT 10 100 points 200 MBE 40 400 points 1 000 points A minimum passing score is 665 The Multi state Performance Test The MPT is a 90 minute assignment designed to test the Bar candidates ability to use fundamental lawyering skills in a realistic situation A Case File and a Library are provided along with an assignment such as write a memo a brief a statement of fact or a will Sample MPT Questions can be downloaded at www ncbex org IV The Multistate Bar Exam The MBE consists of 200 multiple choice questions from the following subjects Contracts 34 Questions Torts 34 Questions Constitutional Law 33 Questions Criminal Law Procedure 33 Questions Evidence 33 Questions Real Property 33 Questions Federal Civil Procedure will be added to the MBE as a sixth subject starting with the exam in February of 2015 The distribution of questions will be adjusted accordingly V Taking a Concurrent Bar Exam Concurrent Bar Exams can be taken in states including Maine Maryland Massachusetts and New Jersey The most common concurrent exam taken by Pace Law School graduates is New Jersey The exam for the second state is taken on the third day of the examination period after the New York exam and the MBE exam The New Jersey Exam consists of 7 essays worth 65 VI Important Dates and Deadlines Please refer to the Academic Success TWEN page click here for important Bar exam related dates and deadlines VII Commercial Bar Preparation Courses A commercial Bar course which runs for approximately eight weeks prior to the Bar exam is necessary for you to review what you have already learned in law school and to learn Bar tested subjects that you have not yet studied The commercial Bar courses are familiar with what is tested and how it is tested Your commercial course will

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  • First-Year Students | Pace Law School
    Departmental Directory Give to Pace Law School Web Mail Pace University Search form Search Academic Success You are here Home Students Academic Success First Year Students The first year of law school is an experience that is unmatched While all graduate programs are challenging law school demands that students embark on a new learning style The Academic Success Program assists students to make the adjustment to law school learning through

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  • Frequently Asked Questions | Pace Law School
    an exam that is three months away You will need to create an outline Outlining will help you understand how all the rules fit together and will be a vital component of your exam preparation 4 What can I do to adjust to the Socratic Method Remember that your professors are not trying to intimidate you or make you feel stupid rather they are trying to challenge your mind to go further than you thought was possible As you prepare for class try to anticipate some questions that your professor may ask 5 Why does it take me 10 minutes to read one page of a case Some subjects are very difficult to comprehend For example constitutional law and civil procedure are new and foreign while torts and criminal law may contain more familiar language and fact patterns When reading a case that is difficult to understand use your law dictionary to assist you but try not to get lost in the details Instead ask yourself the following questions 1 What is this case supposed to teach me and 2 How does it fit with the case I read yesterday This will help you understand where the case fits within the big picture of the course 6 Because there is little feedback in law school how can I determine how I am doing throughout the semester To make sure you are on track attend the Academic Success Program study skills workshops outline throughout the semester practice hypothetical questions throughout the semester and try taking several practice exams during the last month of classes 7 How do I manage my time effectively It is important to determine what works best for you Do so by setting a schedule and sticking to it Click here for time management tips 8 How do

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  • Pointers | Pace Law School
    Recreation Shuttle Bus Quick Links A Z Index Apply Now Academic Calendar Academic Calendar January Admits Registrar Bursar Shuttle Bus Schedule Campus Map Departmental Directory Give to Pace Law School Web Mail Pace University Search form Search Academic Success You are here Home Students Academic Success Pointers Academic Success Program In order to achieve academic success students must become adept at managing both their time and their stress levels The

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  • Effective Time Management | Pace Law School
    University Search form Search Academic Success You are here Home Students Academic Success Pointers Effective Time Management Pointers for Effective Time Management Make a Plan for Living Use day planner divided by hours to schedule all of your activities for the day Be sure to schedule enough time for everyday things like sleeping eating and commuting Protect yourself from people who do not support your new challenge and goals Many people do not understand the time commitment required in law school and may think you are ignoring them or no longer want to be their friend Explain your new situation to your friends and family to help them see why you will not have as much free time as you used to Sometimes it becomes necessary to have less contact with those who are not supportive of you and who do not respect your need to devote a significant amount of time to your studies Schedule some time daily for a fun activity like going to the gym or watching a movie Schedule larger blocks of time on the weekends for visiting family and friends Make a Plan for Studying Analyze your learning strengths and weaknesses Focus on difficult tasks

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  • Pointers for Reviewing Your Exams | Pace Law School
    Putting the past behind you is a good approach however you need to nail down what went right and what went wrong so that you can start this semester with a positive frame of reference There are many reasons someone might not do well on a final exam and there are different ways for improving based on what needs improvement For example if you see that the professor wrote too conclusory on your final exam you will know that you need to work on expanding your analysis section before reaching a final conclusion Or if you see that you did not get any points for a particular analysis it may be because you analyzed the wrong issue so you know that you will need to work on your ability to spot the correct issues on future exams Excuse 4 You are sure you know which questions you did poorly on You would be surprised at the number of students who are mistaken about their exam performance You will not know for sure which questions you did well on and which ones you did poorly on until you look at your exams Imagine how horrible this semester will be if the things you thought you did right you did wrong and you unwittingly repeat those mistakes Excuse 5 The exam won t have any comments that make sense to me Your exam may not have comments on it but some professors will supply a sample answer or a checklist of issues that should have been discussed If this is the case you can compare what you wrote to the sample or the checklist and see what was missing If your exam has no comments and your professor did not supply a sample answer or a checklist you can meet with your professor and get an explanation of how your particular exam was graded What exams should you look at You should look at those you thought you would do well in but didn t and if you have time look at those you did well in How do I go about it Most professors will make their exams available during the exam review period which usually takes place at the start of the next semester Some professors however will require that you come to their office to pick it up and return it to them when you are finished others will require that you read the exam in their office with them present What to look for when reviewing your exam 1 Look at the point totals to see how you did overall Did you have trouble with one particular question or did you perform fairly evenly on each question 2 Look for patterns Did you do poorly on all first questions last questions Did you allocate time well have initial jitters or did fatigue set in 3 Are there certain types of questions you did better on How did you do on the policy questions The issue spotting questions Multiple

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  • Stress Management | Pace Law School
    Admits Registrar Bursar Shuttle Bus Schedule Campus Map Departmental Directory Give to Pace Law School Web Mail Pace University Search form Search Academic Success You are here Home Students Academic Success Pointers Stress Management Pointers for Effective Stress Management Make a Month long Time Plan Using a calendar mark off days and times you have classes Then mark off specific days such as days that you will outline each course and days you will devote to legal writing You should begin outlining your courses about one month into the semester Updating your outlines each week will ensure that you finish them well before your final exams Make a Week long Time Plan As the semester becomes more and more packed with assignments and exam preparation focus on a weekly time plan Don t forget to include non law school commitments on your calendar This will help you complete your personal tasks while you maintain focus on your law school commitments You should devote at least two hours of preparation time to every one hour of class Stress Reduction Tip Plan some stress reducing activities in your calendar Everyone needs to take a break from studying sometimes Be sure to eat

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