Introduction to the Multistate: Strategies and Techniques course

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How many credits are offered with the Introduction to the Multistate: Strategies and Techniques course?
This course is available for one (1) credit. If you wish to enroll for credit, you will do so through Banner. The course is also available without course credit. See Questions 15 and 16 for more details on taking the course without credit.

What are the dates of the course?  The course will meet from Wednesday, January 2 – Tuesday, January 8.

Does the class meet every day from January 2 – January 8? Yes. The course will meet for class each day (7 days) in a classroom at Memphis Law.

What time will the class meet? The class will meet each day from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. The class will include a break each day for lunch.

How many days of the course can I miss? None. You must attend all seven days of the class.

Can I attend the class remotely? No. You must attend all seven days of class in person at Memphis Law.

What portion of the class is online? You will complete an online quiz each day as an assignment after class. You will also have online access to practice MBE-style questions. You will have access to the online practice questions until the end of the Spring semester.

In addition to tuition, is there a fee associated with the course? Yes.

  • You will pay a $299 fee to Kaplan for the course.
  • You also have the option to pay $449 for both the course and a three-day summer bar course. Opting to add the three-day summer bar course will give you access to the online practice questions until the end of the July bar exam.

How is the Kaplan fee collected? Once you enroll in the course, we will send Kaplan your name and email address. Kaplan will send you a link to complete registration and to collect the fee.

When does the Kaplan fee become nonrefundable? Once you take receipt of the printed materials and/or start using the Kaplan account.

How is the course organized? 

Each day you will take an in-class 50-question quiz. After a lunch break, the lecturer (some live lecturing and some video-recorded lecturing) will review all 50 questions to explain the underlying law and how the questions are designed to solicit information from you so you can learn techniques to improve your accuracy in answering MBE questions. You will complete a quiz after class each day.

Does this course have a final exam? Yes. The final exam is tentatively scheduled for Friday, January 11 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. The exam will be a three-hour, 100 question test.

How will I be assessed in this class? This is a pass/fail course. To pass this course, you must attend all classes, complete all quizzes, and satisfactorily complete the final exam.

If I decide while taking the class that I no longer want to take the class for credit, when must I withdraw? 

If you initially register for the course for credit, you must withdraw from the course by the day before the final exam or by Thursday, January 10, to avoid being administratively reenrolled and assessed a pass or fail grade.

Can I take the course without credit? 

Yes. You may take the course without credit. If you choose to take the course without credit, you must pay the Kaplan fee of $299, but you won’t pay any tuition-related fees or costs. Once you register using the link below, we will send your name and email address to Kaplan, and you will receive an email from them to complete registration and pay the fee. Your fee will become nonrefundable once you take receipt of the printed materials and/or start using the Kaplan account.

You will register by using the following link: https://memphis.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dcFS4Dnl3ZFZ4up

If I take the course without credit, must I still comply with the attendance policy to attend all classes in person? 

No. If you opt not to take the class for credit, you are not required to attend the classes in person. You have the option of attending in person or viewing the lectures on demand from any location.

What if I have a question not listed here? Contact Prof. DeShun Harris at D.Harris@memphis.edu.

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