Bar Exam Accelerated Training (B.E.A.T.tm): Spring 2014 Fact Sheet

SCHEDULE

Day I - Friday, March 21 - Room 402
12:00-12:45 PM Program Introduction
1:00-3:30 PM Torts Mini Review (Negligence)
4:00-6:30 PM Contracts Mini Review (Contract Formation/Remedies)

Day II - Friday, March 28 - Rooms 402 & 602
9:30 AM-12:00 PM Multistate Performance Test (MPT) Workshop
12:30-3:30 PM New York Practice Mini Review
12:30-3:00 PM Maryland Civil Procedure Mini Review

Day III - Friday, April 4 - Room 402
12:00-2:30PM UCC (Secured Transactions/Commercial Paper)
3:00-5:30PM Essay Writing Workshop

Day IV - Friday, April 11 - Room 402
12:00-4:00 PM Essay & MBE Testing & Exam Analysis

ADMINISTRATION

B.E.A.T. 2014 will be administered by Ms. Sherry Weaver, director of the Office of Diversity Services -- sweaver@wcl.american.edu, 202.274.4032, and Associate Dean Mary Clark - mlclark@wcl.american.edu, 202.274.4010. Inquiries may be directed to Ms. Weaver or Dean Clark; written requests and documentation should be submitted to Ms. Weaver.

AWARD

All students who successfully complete the B.E.A.T. program will be awarded $150 for application to their individual bar exam prep course. Payment will be issued directly to participants upon successful completion of required attendance and documentation.

ATTENDANCE

Prior registration is not required, and all 3L and 4L students are eligible to attend. To complete successfully B.E.A.T. 2014, participants must attend all sessions. [Exception: Those students who are not taking either the Maryland or New York bar exams and who attest so in writing in advance may elect not to attend those state-specific workshops on the afternoon of March 28.] Sign-in will be required at each session. One electronic (webcast) make-up session will be permitted, upon written request and approval.

DOCUMENTATION

Participants will maintain their own attendance record, which will be supplied at the intro session. They will submit the record with a university Disbursement Request at the end of the program. More information about this process will be provided later, but it is important that participants keep accurate and accessible records of payments made by them to their prep course provider to support the Disbursement Request.