Bar Exam Preparation


Preparing for Out-of-State Bar Examinations 

There is a Common Law Blackboard course available with supporting material for those preparing for an out-of-state bar exam. Contact (504-861-5981) for access.

List of State Bar Associations:

Preparing for the Louisiana State Bar Examination 

Lecture Series and Blackboard:

July 2014 Louisiana Bar Preparation Evening and Weekend Lecture Schedule 

This lecture series is accompanied by a Blackboard course with supporting materials, exam tips, and a discussion board.

If you are preparing to take the July 2014 Louisiana bar exam, please contact (504-861-5981) for Blackboard access       and/or Vimeo password assistance.

Each of the following lectures will last from two to three hours and will be held in Room 405 (except Saturday, July 12th and June 28th,             both of which will be in Room 111).

Date and Time


Saturday, May 17 9am

Tips and Strategies for the Louisiana Bar Exam
Professor Suzanne Scalise

Sunday, May 25

Professor John Lovett
Video Part-1:
Video Part-2:

Saturday, May 31

Professor Bobby Harges

Sunday, June 1

Community Property and Conflicts of Law
Professor Dian Tooley-Knoblett

Wednesday, June 4

Successions, Donations, and Trusts
Professor Sandi Varnado
Video Part 1:
Video Part 2:

Sunday, June 8

Sales and Leases
Professor Sandi Varnado

Tuesday, June 10

Security Rights and Secured Transactions
Professor Dian Tooley-Knoblett

Thursday, June 12

Professor Sandi Varnado

Monday, June 16

Negotiable Instruments
Professor Trey Drury

Saturday, June 21

Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure
Professor Blaine LeCesne

Sunday, June 22

Criminal Law, Procedure, Evidence
Professor Bobby Harges

*Saturday, June 28
9am in Room 111

Constitutional Law
Father Moore

Tuesday, July 8

Federal Jurisdiction and Procedure
Professor Mary Garvey Algero

Video Part 1:
ideo Part 2:

*Saturday, July 12
8am in Room 111

Simulated Bar Exam
Professor Suzanne Scalise

Link to what you can/cannot bring to the Louisiana Bar Examination

Link to when newly enacted legislation will be tested


National Conference of Bar Examiners and American Bar Association's Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements 

Bar Exam Information and Links for Common Law Students

Bar Exam Application links for other states:

List of State Bar Associations:

Bar Exam Information and Links for Civil Law Students  

Louisiana Supreme Court Court Committee on Bar Admissions:

Louisiana Bar Application:

Louisiana Bar Exam Admission Information and FAQs:

Includes information on:

  • Admissions
  • Fees
  • Deadlines
  • Grading of Exam
  • Bar Review Courses 

 Bar Preparation Courses 

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

LAW-L767 Consolidated Legal Analysis, 3hrs. 

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, 3hrs. 

Focuses on preparation for the Louisiana Bar Examination.  This course addresses Louisiana rules of law and analysis frequently tested on the bar.  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.

Schedule of Louisiana Bar Exam and Corresponding Loyola Course Offerings 

Examination Schedule:

Corresponding Course Offerings 

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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