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Bar Studies Program

Once completing law school, every student who wants to practice law has one last hurdle to overcome: the Bar examination. The Bar Studies Program at Seattle University School of Law provides students and graduates with guidance during their studies to prepare them for success on the Bar examination.

Bar Exam Skills Lab is offered as a for-credit class for graduating 3Ls. Bar Exam Skills Lab focuses on building the analytical, writing and organizational skills necessary to enhance a student's ability to prepare for the Washington State Bar exam and beyond. This seminar provides students with hands on practice writing Bar exam essays, peer evaluation of their writing and individual Professor feedback. Memorization and outlining skills, time management strategies and stress management techniques will also be taught. Students are expected to fully prepare and participate during the seminar and attend conferences with the course instructor to review practice bar exams and assess bar exam preparedness. Bar Exam Skills Lab, while designated to assist with student bar examination preparation, should not be considered a substitute for comprehensive commercial bar review courses. This is a pass/fail course.

In addition to the offered credit course, the Bar Studies Program offers free non-credit workshops, graduate panels and discussions to all law students. These resources familiarize students with the subjects and format of the Washington State Bar examination and study strategies to employ as they look forward to sitting for the Bar. This comprehensive Program assists all Seattle University School of Law students and graduates with every aspect of Bar examination preparedness.

Contact Bar Studies

Lisa Young
Director, Bar Studies Program
Phone: 206.398.4323

Lori Lamb
Sr. Administrative Assistant
Bar Studies Program
Phone: 206.398.4033

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National Conference of Bar Examiners' Comprehensive Guide

General guide to questions concerning bar admissions within each jurisdiction. This guide includes a directory of state bar admission agencies. Use the link on this page to access the most current version of this guide to find out more information regarding the jurisdiction in which you plan to practice.

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