COURSE ADDITION TO FALL 2016 SEMESTER

Dear students:

The below course has been added to the fall 2016 semester. Students who are done with their first year required courses may go to myStetson to add this course.  Let us know if you have any questions.

Survey of Florida Law (CRN 1389, Course# 3894, Section 2) — ADDITIONAL SECTION added (ATTN part-time students – this is an evening course)

We have recently added an additional section of Survey of Florida Law that will meet on Thursdays, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, with an additional online component that requires an additional hour each week of online lecture. This course is identical to the Survey of Florida class offered on Wednesday and Friday, but is scheduled to allow part-time students easier access to the course.

Though the online portion is asynchronous, it must be completed prior to the live class each week.  Any students (FT or PT) who intend to take the February bar are welcome to register.

Survey of Florida Law is a skills-development course that focuses on improving analytical skills to approach and do well on bar exam essay questions.  The course is graded on the S/U basis, but has a number of weekly requirements that must be met in order to complete the course satisfactorily.

Students will sharpen analytical skills through review of selected topics in Florida bar exam subjects. Students will perform legal analysis through reading, outlining, writing, and studying a series of bar exam essays every week.  Additional emphasis will be on refining memorization skills and learning how to self-assess understanding of concepts.

The course includes an intensive substantive review of selected legal material routinely tested on the Florida bar exam, and uses problems and exercises in a bar exam format to familiarize students with techniques for answering essay questions.

The substantive review is presented through online lectures, which must be viewed prior to class sessions.  Students will also be required to write an essay response after the substantive review, and prior to the class session.  Many of these assignments will be scored by Tara Koch, a former bar exam grader.  Class sessions will focus primarily on analysis of essay questions and techniques for memorizing information and organizing essay responses.

 

Linda S. Anderson
Professor of Legal Skills
ADA Coordinator