Advanced Supplemental Bar Preparation
The law school offers a free series of classes and practice questions designed to introduce third-year JD students and interested LLM students to all components of the bar exam in most jurisdictions. The program is offered every spring semester. For Spring 2013, the law school has retained Kaplan Bar Review to present the program, which is called, appropriately enough, the Kickstart Program. All students planning to take a bar exam in July 2013 or February 2014 are strongly encouraged to participate. Regular participation is recommended but not essential. Students who cannot attend all sessions or take all sets of practice questions should still participate whenever they can. Students are under no obligation, financial or otherwise, to take their summer preparation course from the same commercial provider that the law school has retained for the spring program.
The Kickstart schedule is available below under Downloads
To partcipate in the program, please submit your email address to Professor Bratman requesting that he forward the address to Kaplan, which will in turn send you an email with login credentials allowing you to access the online features, including videos and practice questions. You must be a Pitt law student to participate. Program materials are available from boxes outside of Professor Bratman's office, 429-F. Some materials appear online.
Please note that this program does not replace but rather supplements and eases the transition into your standard summer commercial preparation course.