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Clearing the Last Hurdle: Mapping Success on the Bar Exam, Fourth Edition

  • Wanda M. Temm
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Clearing the Last Hurdle: Mapping Success on the Bar Exam by Wanda M. Temm is designed as a comprehensive textbook for a for-credit bar preparation course. This all-inclusive textbook includes substantive outlines on all Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) topics and all Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) topics and is also easily adaptable for state-specific jurisdictions. Clearing the Last Hurdle focuses on guiding a law student in understanding the tasks involved in bar preparation; giving the student specific suggestions on how to study; and providing sufficient practice questions to improve the student’s skills in answering MBE, essay, and performance test questions. In addition, it emphasizes using mind maps, which allow a student to make the necessary associations between concepts for better memory retention and recall, to order thinking about each topic. The book includes practice questions in all three formats—multiple choice, essay, and performance tests—with score sheets to more specifically guide students in how to review their practice answers. The teacher’s manual includes student sample answers with score sheets to assist professors in understanding how to assess a bar exam essay.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • All-new essay questions
  • New MBE questions included
  • Updated subject matter summaries
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About the authors
Wanda M. Temm
Clinical Professor of Law, Director of Bar Services
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

Wanda Temm received her bachelor of arts in 1977, graduating summa cum laude from Ottawa University. After receiving her master of science from Purdue University in 1979, Professor Temm was a social worker for six years until she entered the University of Kansas School of Law. She received her J.D. in 1988 after serving as note and comment editor of the Kansas Law Review. Professor Temm was admitted to the Kansas Bar in 1988 and the Missouri Bar in 1989. Prior to joining the faculty in 1991, she practiced with the firm of Shook, Hardy and Bacon specializing in business litigation and appellate practice. Professor Temm received the 2012 Womenrsquo;s Justice Legal Scholar Award from Missouri Publishers Media, which recognizes women faculty members who demonstrate leadership, integrity, service, sacrifice and accomplishment in improving the quality of justice and exemplifying the highest ideals of the legal profession. She also received the 2006 Tiera Farrow Faculty Award for her leadership, dedication, and commitment to improving the position of women in the law. Professor Temm is the director of the Legal Writing Program and the founder of the UMKC Bar Pass Program. She teaches the courses Introduction to Law and Lawyering Processes, Advanced Lawyering Processes, Advanced Legal Writing: Litigation Drafting, Advanced Legal Writing: Practical Skills, Legal Analysis and Methods, Family Law and Civil Procedure.

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