Bar Exam Preparation

Bar Preparation Courses Offered

The following courses are specifically designed to assist students with bar exam preparation for Louisiana and all other states.

LAW-L767 Consolidated Legal Analysis, 3 hrs.

Revisits fundamental principles of legal analysis in a systematic manner, building and consolidating skills needed to master the details of varied areas of law, to analyze the relationship between facts and legal rules, to identify legal issues, and to make persuasive written arguments in support of legal conclusions.  Frequent written exercises and in-class examinations will be given.

LCIV-L950 Louisiana Bar Preparation Seminar, 3 hrs.

Focuses on preparation for the Louisiana Bar Examination.  This course addresses Louisiana rules of law and analysis frequently tested on the bar.  The subjects covered may include, but will not necessarily be limited to, discreet portions of Code III (Secured Transactions and Security Rights), Louisiana Torts, Constitutional Law, Federal Jurisdiction and Procedure, and Louisiana Business Entities.  In addition to a final examination, graded in-class examinations will be given for each subject.  All examinations will closely resemble the actual bar examination questions.

LAW-L950 Bar Preparation Seminar, 3hrs.

Focuses on preparation for the Multistate Bar Examination.  This course addresses practice multiple choice questions and practice essay questions on select topics within subjects covered by the Multistate Bar Examination.  Subjects covered in the course may include Constitutional Law, Contracts and Sales, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Evidence, Real Property, and Torts.  In addition to a final examination, graded in-class examinations will be given for each subject.  All examinations will closely resemble the actual Multistate Bar Examination.

Videos from the Winter 2014 Supplemental Bar Exam Lectures

Links to videos of winter, 2014 Bar Exam Prep lectures for graduates taking the February, 2014 Louisiana Bar Exam.  Please contact for Vimeo password assistance, if needed.

Video Links Lecture Subjects
Video Part-1 Part-2 Property
Professor John Lovett
Video Persons
Professor Monica Wallace
Video Part-1 Part-2 Successions/Donations
Professor Sandi Varnado
Video Obligations
Professor Sandi Varnado
Video Community Property
Professor Dian Tooley-Knoblett
Video Sales and Leases
Professor Dian Tooley-Knoblett
Video Security Rights/Conflicts
Professor Dian Tooley-Knoblett
Video Torts
Professor Blaine LeCesne
Video Business Entities/Negotiable Instruments
Professor Trey Drury
Video Part-1 Part-2 Constitutional Law and First Amendment
Professor Andrea Armstrong and
Professor M. Isabel Medina
Video Part-1 Part-2 Federal Jurisdiction and Procedure
Professor Mary Garvey Algero

Classes for Louisiana Bar Examination

All classes on this list are the civil law versions, unless stated otherwise.

(1)  Code I: 8 a.m.-10 a.m.
Property I
Property II
Community Property
Civil Law of Persons
(2)  Code II:  10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Louisiana Donations and Trusts
(3)  Code III: 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Obligations I
Obligations II
Sales and Leases
Security Rights
Secured Transactions*
Miscellaneous Code Topics**
(4)  Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure:  8 a.m.-10 a.m.
Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure
(5)  Torts:  10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Torts I
Torts II
(6)  Business Entities/Negotiable Instruments:  2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Business Organizations
Negotiable Instruments
(7)  Constitutional Law:  8 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Constitutional Law
Advanced Constitutional Law--14th Amendment
First Amendment (Speech and Religion)***
(8)  Criminal Law:  10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Criminal Law
Constitutional Criminal Procedure
(9)  Federal Jurisdiction and Procedure:  2 p.m.-5 p.m.
Civil Procedure I
Civil Procedure II
Courts in a Federal System

Conflicts of Law is a course that is not tested in isolation; it may appear on Codes I-III and/or Torts.

*     The common law version of this course is substantially similar to the civil law version.
**   This includes liberative prescription, deposit, mandate, compromise, and quasi-contracts.
*** Sometimes speech and religion are taught as two separate courses.  Both are fair game for this section of the bar exam.

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