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The Bar Exam: Florida Bar Spring Workshop Series

How to pass the Bar Exam

Bar Description

Ave Maria School of law provides a series of bar materials and classes to third year students. Those materials as well as in-class activities will be listed here.

Ave Law Department of Bar Preparation

Ave Maria School of Law offers an innovative in-house bar prep program taught and supervised by Professor Chris Buscaglia, the law school’s Director of Bar Preparation.

Goal: To adequately train and fully prepare students for the Florida and out-of-state bar examinations.

Program Components: For-Credit Bar Review Courses and a Supplemental Bar Preparation Program

Once the commercial bar courses are completed, Ave students can attend a 5-Day final review of the Florida subjects, and a 3-Day final review of the Multistate subjects.

There will be no shortage of opportunities to maximize your chance of passing the most difficult, and the most important, exam you will ever take.

Please contact:

Chris Buscaglia, Director of Bar Preparation, for more details at (239) 687-5348 or

Cameron Colledge, Assistant Director of Bar Preparation, at (239) 687-5356 or

Supplemental Bar Exam Preparation Workshop

1. Bar Preparation Boot Camp: May 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 30.  (9:00 a.m.- 4 p.m. ONLINE):

Each of the seven Multistate Bar subjects will be reviewed using practice multiple choice questions (a 50-question quiz will be administered each morning, and an afternoon lecture will discuss the applicable rules for correctly answering the quiz questions, together with MBE test-taking strategies).  
2. Bar Preparation Workshops (1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., ONLINE):

Two-hour afternoon sessions directed at the most highly tested subject areas on the Multistate and Florida Bar Examinations: 
• June 8:  MBE Criminal Law

• June 12: MBE Real Property I

• June 15: MBE Real Property II

• June 16: MBE Constitutional Law

• June 17: MBE Evidence • June 18: MBE Civil Procedure

• June 19: Florida Evidence • June 22: MBE Contracts

• June 24: Florida Civil Procedure

• June 25: Florida Constitutional Law

• June 29: MBE Torts • June 30: Business Entities

• July 2: Florida Criminal Procedure

• July 6: Wills

• July 7: Negotiable Instruments

• July 9: Secured Transactions

• July 10: Family Law 
*** Dates subject to change*** 
3. MBE 3-Day Final Review: July 20-22 (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., ONLINE):

Graduates will complete a 200-question simulated MBE on day one. The second and third day will be spent deconstructing the questions in a lecture format, identifying the applicable rules, and discussing exam-taking strategies. 
4. Florida Final Review: July 23 (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; ONLINE):

Graduates will complete practice multiple choice and essay questions directed at the most highly tested subject areas on the Florida Bar Examination. 
5. Individual Tutoring:

Throughout the bar preparation period, individual tutoring will be available to all Ave Maria students sitting for the July Bar Exam.   

Advice on Preparing for The Bar

If I had to give one piece of advice to a student preparing for the bar exam it would be this: before you walk into that room to take the bar exam, make sure that you did everything humanly possible to prepare yourself for the exam. You never want to say these words: “If only I had studied harder….”

- Christopher Buscaglia, Director of Bar Preparation

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