U.S. Bar Exam Study Course

The TUJ Law U.S. Bar Exam Study Course is a comprehensive lecture series on techniques and strategies to take a U.S. state bar exam. This class will help prepare you for the bar exam, the multistate/multiple-choice section (“the MBE”), state essays, and the multistate performance test (“MPT”) questions.

The course will use many different resources, including doctrinal lectures, classroom discussions, group activities, substantive outlines and note-taking worksheets, many practice questions, individual coaching, etc. In this class, as with the bar exam, what matters most is results, and our goal is to make sure that each of you can use these various inputs to produce successful outcomes.

Date & Time:
Saturday, August 27 - Saturday, November 12
*See the class schedule below for more details.
Capacity:
15 (first come, first serve basis).
Venue:
Temple University, Japan Campus, Mita Hall (Access)
Cost:
¥75,000 (Includes 10 Class Sessions + Course Materials)
Reg Deadline:
Friday, August 26
Registration:
E-mail tujlaw@tuj.temple.edu by August 26

Notes:

  • This Course will be held in English.
  • This Course is not intended to replace a commercial bar review and preparation course, but will include substantive law lectures covering the MBE subjects.
  • This Course is subject to cancellation.
  • This course is non-credit and does not qualify an individual for a U.S. bar exam or license to practice law.
  • This course is open to the public.

Highlights

  • 33 hours of in-depth instruction
  • Lectures on MBE substantive law topics
  • Full and summary outlines on all MBE subjects
  • Mini-bar practice exams under simulated test conditions
  • Student answer reviews / model answers
  • One-On-One personalized Feedback

Instructor

Image of Professor Randall K. Spencer

Professor Randall K. Spencer

Licensed attorney in Utah and Colorado,
Former Bar Examiner for the Utah State Bar Criminal Law Section

J.D.
Brigham Young University
B.A.
Japanese studies, Brigham Young University

Randall K. Spencer's criminal trial experience dates back to 1993 when he won his first jury trial practicing under the third-year law student rule. After graduation, he clerked for a trial court judge, and then worked four years as a public defender before entering private practice. He is a founding and managing partner of Fillmore Spencer LLC (Provo. Utah), which was initially composed of three attorneys and has grown to fifteen. For twenty-two years, he has handled all aspects of criminal cases from speeding tickets to murder. He has represented defendants in a number of nationally and internationally high profile cases. He also maintains a significant civil litigation case load. Martindale-Hubbell has recognized Mr. Spencer as an AV Preeminent lawyer. He has taught numerous CLE courses relating to criminal law and lectured at law schools. He has twice lived in Japan and speaks Japanese.

Class Schedule

Class Date Time Topic
1 Saturday, August 27 10:00-13:00 Lecture
2 Saturday, September 3 10:00-13:00 Lecture
3 Friday, September 9 18:30-21:30 Lecture
4 Saturday, September 24 10:00-13:00 Simulated Practice Exam
5 Saturday, October 1 10:00-13:00 Lecture
6 Friday, October 7 18:30-21:30 Lecture
7 Friday, October 14 18:30-21:30 Lecture
8 Saturday, October 29 10:00-13:00 Simulated Practice Exam
9 Saturday, November 5 10:00-13:00 Lecture
10 Saturday, November 12 10:00-17:00 Simulated Mini-Bar Exam