U.S. Bar Exam Prep Essay Writing Workshop

The U.S. Bar Exam Prep Essay Writing Workshop is a lecture series on techniques and strategies to pass the written portions of the bar. Learn how to:

  • Manage time efficiently
  • Focus on the call of the question
  • Effectively annotate the essay prompt
  • Organize answers
  • Write clear rules and analyses
Date & Time:
Saturday, February 27, 2016
  • Session I: 10:00-12:30
  • Session II: 14:00-16:30
Saturday, March 26, 2016
  • Session III: 10:00-12:30
  • Session IV: 14:00-16:30
(first come, first serve basis).
Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall (Access)
(Includes class sessions I-IV, and materials)
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  • The workshop will be held in English.
  • The Workshop is not intended to replace a commercial bar preparation course, and will not review substantive material tested on bar exams.
  • The Workshop is subject to cancellation.
  • Flyer is also available (PDF:146KB).


  • 10 hours of in-depth instruction
  • One-On-One Personalized Feedback
  • Written Essay Reviews / Model Answers
  • Guided Essay Peer Review
  • 5 Practice Essays, Attorney Graded


Catherine Pugh

Catherine Pugh specializes in criminal defense law, with an emphasis on civil rights and police misconduct litigation. Upon law school graduation, she was one of only ten Honors Hires for the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division. Ms. Pugh worked in the Special Litigation Section, specializing in “pattern and practice” investigations and litigation for: abuse under the color of law; violations of constitutional rights of the institutionalized; and abuse of juveniles in confinement. Ms. Pugh received the Scriba Regis Award from the California Western School of Law, and was nominated for The American Society of Legal Writers Scribes Award, for her Comment, “What Do You Get When You Add Megan Williams to Matthew Sheppard and Victim Offender Mediation? A Hate Crime Law Prosecutors Will Actually Want to Use.” Before arriving in Japan, Ms. Pugh was a Trial Attorney for the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. She is a licensed attorney, and is admitted to the Maryland State Bar.

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