NEW YORK, NY. April 2007. If you think foreign lawyers must be at a disadvantage when they take the New York bar exam, think again. On May 5, 2007, at the Global Legal Studies Conference at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, noted bar exam expert Mary Campbell Gallagher, J.D., Ph.D., will explain why some foreign attorneys are able to write better New York bar exam essays than Americans.
"Many foreign attorneys are excellent at memorization and highly-disciplined," Dr. Gallagher says. "They may have less breadth of knowledge of American law than graduates of American law schools. But they have a tremendous advantage over those American bar candidates who do not know the basic rules of law backwards or who cannot study efficiently."
A nationally-recognized speaker and lecturer on the bar exam, Dr. Gallagher is the author of Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays: In-depth Strategies and Essay-Writing Practice That Bar Review Courses Don’t Offer, out from BarWrite Press in its third edition. The book teaches Dr. Gallagher's Under-Here-ThereforeTM systems for legal writing, based in Aristotelian logic, which she introduced in the first edition (ARCO 1991).
Mary Campbell Gallagher, J.D., Ph.D., is president of BarWrite® and BarWrite Press. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and she holds the Ph.D. in linguistics. BarWrite provides bar courses in New York, and Dr. Gallagher lectures nationwide on how to improve law school grades and how to pass the bar exam. Dr. Gallagher is the author of Scoring High on Bar Exam Essays: In-depth Strategies and Essay-Writing Practice That Bar Review Courses Don't Offer, Third Edition, 2006, which teaches the unique Under-Here-ThereforeTM systems. The St. John's Law School Forum called Scoring High "the best money you can spend on bar exam preparation." Students can check their law school bookstore or order the book and companion CDs directly from the publisher, BarWrite Press, at http://www.BarWrite.com. For more study tips for law students and bar candidates, visit http://www.BarWriteBlog.com.
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