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What Not to Write: Real Essays, Real Scores, Real Feedback (California)

  • Tania N. Shah
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No lecture on technique or the substantive law prepares you for writing bar exam essays like reading and critiquing actual scored essays — both the good essays and the bad ones. All of the sample essays in WHAT NOT TO WRITE have been written by bar candidates. Nothing, not even grammar or spelling, has been changed. Through step-by-step instruction, examples, and critiques, WHAT NOT TO WRITE gives you insight into and practice writing consistently strong bar exam answers in the allotted amount of time. Authored by the founder and the vice president of LawTutors, a highly respected bar exam preparation program, WHAT NOT TO WRITE features:
  • Real essay answers to real bar exam questions, including PT questions
  • Step-by-step guidance on how to successfully write the answer to a bar exam essay or PT question
  • Opportunities to practice writing bar exam answers in essay form
  • Exercises in critiquing sample essays — both good and bad ones
  • Self-critiquing exercises
  • The authors’ critical analysis of both highscoring and low-scoring essays
  • Exam-taking advice and suggestions
  • Rules of law are signposted and explained where applicable

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About the authors
Tania Shah
Visiting Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills
Western State College of Law

Tania N. Shah was born and raised in Southern California. Tania is a published author, a practicing corporate attorney, serial entrepreneur, professor of law, and rescue-dog lover. Tania is currently a full-time law professor at Western State College of Law as part of Westcliff University in Irvine, California and is a legal instructor at Washington University School of Law in their Master of Legal Studies Program. Tania also teaches for the Law Division of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing supplemental educational and career support to incoming Ivy League law students from underserved communities.& Tania owns LawTutors, LLC (a legal education company), Shah Law, LLC (a business law firm) and is co-owner of In The Know Legal (a legal template company). Tania was recently featured in Boston Voyager Magazine for her unique approach to legal education, was the winner of Boston University’s 2010 Young Lawyer’s Chair award in 2010, and was featured as one of the Top 100 Attorneys for 2020.& Tania has taught as an adjunct professor for Bar Preparation at University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth School of Law (where she also taught full time), Boston University School of Law, and Suffolk University School of Law. Tania graduated from U.C. Berkeley, where she was a commencement speaker, and Boston University School of Law, where she was Executive Editor of the Science and Technology Law Review and a Moot Court finalist, going on to compete at Nationals. bEducationb B.A., B.S., U.C. Berkeley J.D. Boston University School of Law

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