NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL — DEAN ANTHONY CROWELL — JUMP START PROGRAM

Dear Students,

Before you read any further, pull out your calendars and reserve the following dates:

Saturday, February 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, February 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday, March 2 from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday March 9 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday March 17 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

These are the dates that NYLS will be holding its Bar Examination Jump Start Program.

What is the NYLS Bar Examination Jump Start Program?
As you know, the Law School’s faculty, administration, and I are fully committed to supporting your efforts to preparing for the bar exam. To that end, we have created the Jump Start Program to familiarize you with the exam and its various sections, including the New York portion (consisting of essays and the Multistate Performance Test (MPT)), and the multiple choice portion. The program will also review the substantive areas of law that are covered, including wills and trusts, evidence, contracts, New York practice, criminal law, and criminal procedure. Our faculty worked with two commercial bar prep course providers, Pieper and BarBri, to design the program and representatives from both companies will provide instruction. In addition to completing practice questions, students who participate in this program will receive detailed feedback on their essays and MPTs. The attachment contains a detailed description of what will be covered in the program as well as biographies for the instructors.

Why Should Students Participate?
While the program does not replace the need to take a bar prep course, it will provide a solid foundation for your bar study and will help you be ready to hit the ground running and make the most of a bar prep course when you start it this summer. I believe in this program and strongly encourage you to participate. Getting early feedback on your performance on practice questions is crucial to assessing your strengths as well as areas for improvement as you begin formal bar prep.

I understand that you all have many demands on you from school and work, but I believe this program is so vital that I have arranged for every student who completes all five sessions to receive $500 in cash, which I hope you will put towards a bar prep program.

How do Students Sign Up for Jumpstart?
Please register here: [redacted]

I hope that you will take advantage of this program, and I am confident that our combined efforts and partnership will lead to success. If you have any questions, please contact Associate Dean Deborah Archer at [redacted].

Dean Crowell


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