Varsity Tutors can place you in a comprehensive Louisiana Bar prep program that can help you prepare for your upcoming exams. The Louisiana Bar exam consists of two exams: a nine-part written examination and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE). As such, Louisiana does not utilize the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) and is the only state that doesn't administer the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) portion of the UBE. Louisiana is also one of several states that don't generally offer reciprocity to practicing attorneys admitted to other state Bars, but they do offer temporary licensure to lawyers from other jurisdictions that meet specific criteria.
Because Louisiana doesn't include any portions of the UBE, preparing for the state Bar exam can be tough for lawyers coming from other states. If you'd like additional assistance prepping for the exam, our Louisiana Bar prep program can help. This program is designed to help law students and practicing attorneys familiarize themselves with Louisiana's laws while teaching them how to broaden their procedural knowledge, sharpen their legal analysis skills, and review important topics related to jurisprudence.
How can Louisiana Bar prep help prepare me for the written examination?
Louisiana's nine-part written examination is a comprehensive essay examination covering nine important elements of Louisiana's legal system. Because of the complex nature of this assessment, the written examination is broken up into three days, with each day covering three different areas of law.
There are a number of benefits that come from working with a private tutor or participating in a Louisiana Bar prep course. Both programs can help you learn how to improve your analytical and problem-solving skills, so you're more likely to interpret statutes accurately and apply them when solving problems on the exam. You can also learn how to look more closely at case law, looking at how you can and can't apply legal precedent in different contexts. All of this can help with furthering your legal knowledge, which can increase your chances of performing well on the written exam.
The benefits of Louisiana Bar preparation extend beyond boosting your practical legal knowledge. A tutor or course instructor can also help you build better test-taking skills. This is especially helpful for people who don't perform well on tests, whether because of nerves or because they get confused by the way questions are written. Our Bar prep program can help with this by helping you prepare for the format and layout of the written examination. You can learn how to identify important information in questions, so you don't spend time focusing on the wrong details. An academic mentor can teach you how to manage your time more effectively, so you have enough time to answer each of the questions on the exam. They can also aid you in developing better persuasive writing and analytical skills, so you're better equipped to express your argument clearly in writing. All of this can go a long way towards helping prepare you for the written exam, which can increase your chances of scoring high on the assessment and can even prevent any test-day jitters.
What are some topics that I can learn through Louisiana Bar preparation?
There's a lot of material to cover when studying for the nine-part written examination, so you'll need to have a strong understanding of Louisiana law. If you're not someone who likes to learn through self-study, online study classes or private tutoring can help you get ahead. In both programs, you'll get to learn about important legal topics through detailed and structured lesson plans. Let's look at some of the information you can expect to find through Bar prep.
Both prep courses and private instruction gives you the opportunity to review all nine sections of the written examination. When studying for the first three sections, Civil Code I, II, and III, you'll learn about topics like family law, intestate successions, contracts, tenant law, and property law. When reviewing these topics, you'll have the ability to engage in discussions with your tutor, class instructor, or classmates. You can look at historical and current cases around these issues, talk about landmark cases, and engage in activities designed to help you better understand the material.
You'll also learn about Louisiana civil code and procedure, torts, and commercial law. You can look at the legal implications that come with starting a limited liability company, learn about negligence and strict liability, and take a deeper look into Louisiana's legal system.
The final three subjects covered in the written examination are constitutional law; criminal law, procedure and evidence; and federal jurisdiction and procedure. Here's where you can learn about the US Constitution, focusing heavily on the parts that you'll need to know as a practicing attorney. You'll also learn about the Louisiana Criminal Code and all relevant jurisprudence related to it and how to handle evidence. You'll also learn about the federal judicial system, how the law is applied in federal courts, and any important differences between federal law and Louisiana law.
What do I need to focus on when preparing for the MPRE?
The MPRE is a multiple-choice assessment covering ethics and the code of conduct in the legal profession. The examination consists of 60 questions that cover topics like attorney-client relationships, identifying and preventing conflicts of interests, the various roles of an attorney, and client confidentiality. Louisiana Bar preparation can help you study for this exam by giving you the opportunity to look more closely at regulations in the legal profession. Instead of just memorizing the code of conduct, you can look at real-world ethical violations and talk about why they were violations. Your instructor or personal tutor can give you examples of situations that you may have thought were ethical, but were in violation of the legal code of conduct. All of this can aid you in becoming a better lawyer by teaching you how to identify and avoid murky situations that could put your career at risk.
What are some other advantages of Louisiana Bar preparation?
Regardless of whether you study with a personal tutor or as part of an online prep class, you'll work with someone who's committed to helping you succeed. Both programs offer you the chance to take a hands-on approach to studying for the Bar exam, looking at how you can take your legal knowledge and apply it practically in the professional world. What's more, if you're enrolled in a prep class and you struggle to understand the coursework, you can arrange to meet privately with your instructor for additional assistance. If you're enrolled in tutoring and find one or more concepts difficult to understand, the tutor can adopt teaching methods that are better suited to your personality and learning style.
Our prep programs are designed to be as convenient as possible. We understand that you have other obligations outside of preparing for the Louisiana Bar exam, which is why we've designed both programs to be as flexible as possible. Classroom lessons are provided in an online virtual classroom, and private tutoring is conducted through our Live Learning Platform. The advantage of this is that you'll be able to study from anywhere provided you have internet access and a compatible computer, tablet, or mobile device. The addition of smart tools like virtual whiteboards and video chat aim to make the learning experience as interactive and collaborative as possible. You may be surprised at just how engaging private instruction can be through this tool.
Registering for classes is quick and easy. We offer two and four-week lessons concurrently, so choose the one that best aligns with your schedule and preferences. They both cover the same amount of material and have the same total classroom hours, but the two-week option is better suited for people who want to complete the program as quickly as possible. We also provide you with several meeting times to choose from. That way, you can select a meeting time that works best with your schedule.
If you don't have the time to participate in classes, don't worry. New lessons open up every month, so you'll always have the chance to study for the Louisiana Bar when it's most convenient for you. Alternatively, you could register for private instruction instead. It's even more convenient and can be adapted to suit your busy schedule. All you have to do is let us know when you're available at what time and we'll find a tutor who can accommodate you. You can even choose to study at night and over the weekends.
How do I sign up for Bar prep near me?
Varsity Tutors makes it easy to participate in a prep program. All you need to do is connect with an educational consultant by phone or online and ask them about Louisiana Bar prep. They can answer any questions you have about the program, and if you're ready to get started, they'll place you in the next available class. If you'd like to work with a private tutor instead, we'll find you a personal instructor who can work with you right away.