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Entering the Profession (LAWS 4810)

This is a guide for students of Prof. Dunn's course, Entering the Profession. Please note that current CWRU law students may already access the textbook for no additional cost via the Law Library's subscription to West Academic Study Aids.

Course Info

This course provides an introduction to the testing formats and required skills common to bar exams in United States jurisdictions, including the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE, multiple-choice format); the Multistate Performance Test (MPT, task-oriented essay); and essay questions in various substantive areas (which generally incorporate some state-specific content). Substantive content will be presented to provide raw material for practice testing. Students will earn the course credit by attending at least 80% of class sessions and completing 100% of written assignments with at least 65% success rate. Rewrites and retests will be allowed on request. The course does not comprise complete preparation for any bar exam. Rather, it provides familiarity, study strategies, and test-taking instruction along with limited substantive content.


Prof. Liam Dunn

Prof. Liam Dunn is the Director of Academic Support and an Instructor of Law who teaches professional responsibility, legal analysis & problem solving, and entering the profession. Prof. Dunn's scholarship focuses on legal ethics and Title IX in the university setting.


The syllabus for your course is available on Canvas.


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