Foreign-Trained Attorneys Can Pass the New York Bar Exam
BarWrite® Publishes White Paper “Five Tips for Success on the New York Bar Exam for Foreign-Trained Attorneys”
New York, NY, May 2010. BarWrite® and BarWrite Press http://www.BarWrite.com announces that its founder and president, Mary Campbell Gallagher, has issued a white paper, “Five Tips for Success on the New York Bar Exam for Foreign-Trained Attorneys.” Dr. Gallagher, a graduate of Harvard Law School who holds the Ph.D. in linguistics, notes that in 2009, only 44.1 per cent of the 4,000-plus foreign-trained attorneys who took the New York Bar Exam for the first time passed, in contrast with 86.7 per cent of new J.D.s from New York’s 15 law schools. Foreign-trained attorneys, she argues, are not preparing for the exam the right way.
Dr. Gallagher’s white paper “Five Tips for Success on the New York Bar Exam for Foreign-Trained Attorneys,” says that foreign-trained attorneys must start by recognizing the bar examiners’ limited objectives. The bar examiners expect a candidate to know basic law and apply it to a problem from daily practice the way a recent law graduate would. What makes the New York exam so hard is that the time allowed to solve each problem is very short, making memorization crucial. Bar Candidates also need to adopt a different strategy for each separate part of the New York bar exam.
WRITE FOR WHITE PAPER. Dr. Gallagher’s white paper, “Five Tips for Success on the New York Bar Exam for Foreign-Trained Attorneys,” shows how foreign-trained attorneys can prepare effectively for the bar exam. For a copy, write to: Staff@BarWrite.com.
BACKGROUND ON DR. MARY CAMPBELL GALLAGHER. A graduate of Harvard Law School who holds the Ph.D. in linguistics, Dr. Mary Campbell Gallagher is president of BarWrite® and BarWrite Press, which offers large courses preparing candidates for the bar exam, and author of the book Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays. The St. John’s Law School Forum called Scoring High probably “the best money you can spend on bar exam preparation.” Dr. Gallagher is also an Adjunct Instructor at the NYU School of Continuing & Professional Studies. On May 24, 2010, she will teach a one-evening course on strategies lawyers can use to improve their own resumes.
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