Advanced Legal Analysis
Advanced Legal Analysis (ALA) is divided into two courses â€“ ALA Lab and ALA Workshop. Both are skills development and pre-bar preparatory courses designed to introduce third-year students to certain critical skills, techniques, protocols, and frameworks that are essential to maximize their bar exam preparation and pass the bar exam. The ALA Workshop covers selected substantive legal material that is routinely tested on the Florida portion (Part A) of the Florida Bar exam, and the ALA Lab covers selected substantive legal material that is routinely tested on the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), which is given in nearly every state.
Emphasis in ALA is on the mastery of the skills necessary for effective study for the bar exam. Through the use of problems and exercises in a bar exam format, students become familiar with techniques for answering multiple choice questions from the Florida portion of the bar exam and the MBE, and with analyzing, organizing, and writing essay questions based on Florida law. The goal is to prepare students for effective bar exam preparation immediately upon graduation.