Course Descriptions and Prerequisites

A complete description of courses offered at Coastal Law, including the number of credits and prerequisites associated with each course, is available through the link below. 

We seek to offer each course on a regular basis, although some courses are experimental and may not be offered in future semesters.  Please consult the "Class Schedules" link on the left for information about whether a particular course is offered in an upcoming semester.

Please also consult the Suggested Schedules & Course Concentrations page for help in selecting courses that are appropriate for your schedule and interests.

Bar Exam Success Strategies (MBE; 3 credits)

This course is designed to begin preparing students to take the multiple choice portion of the bar exam (MBE).  Students will study the highly tested portions of the bar exam.  Through the use of problems and exercises in a bar exam format, students also will become familiar with techniques for analyzing and answering multiple choice questions, which comprises half of the bar exam in Florida and in most states.  This course will not involve essay writing or preparation for state-specific testing.  Florida bar exam takers should register for Advanced Florida Bar Studies in order to begin preparation for the Florida portion of the bar exam.  Please note this course is not a substitute for a bar preparation course following graduation.

 

Bar Exam Success Strategies Plus (MBE, plus essay/MPT; 4 credits)

This course is designed to begin preparing students to take the bar exam in states other than Florida.  Students will study the highly tested portions of the bar exam.  Through the use of problems and exercises in a bar exam format, students also will become familiar with techniques for analyzing and answering multiple choice questions (which comprises half of the bar exam in most states), organizing and writing essay answers, and completing the Multistate Performance Test (MPT).  Three of the four credit hours for this course will focus on selected legal material routinely tested on the multiple-choice portion of the bar exam (MBE).  The remaining one credit hour of this course will provide:  i) general essay writing strategies applicable to any state bar examination; and ii) an overview and exposure to the MPT.  Please note this course is not a substitute for a bar preparation course following graduation.


 

 

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