Introduction to MEE
The MEE course focuses on the substantive areas of law most commonly tested on the UBE, such as, but not limited to, Contracts (common law principles and Article 2), Business Associations (Corporations at NYLS), Criminal Law and Procedure, Secured Transactions (UCC Article 9), and Trusts and Estates. While students receive lectures on these topics, the primary focus on the MEE portion of the course is on the students’ ability to produce effectively written responses in a logical, coherent IRAC format. Students are required to complete at least three essays in class, and at least two essays on the final exam. MEE instruction accounts for approximately two-thirds of the course. Students will also receive practice and guidance on the Multistate Performance Test, a critical legal writing simulation worth a significant portion of their overall bar exam score.
This upper-level substantive course covers areas of law most commonly tested on the UBE and provides students with the opportunity to practice drafting essay answers to MEE questions.
This course is part of the Core Curriculum. Students whose grade point average ranks them within the second, third and fourth quartiles of their class, at the beginning of their penultimate year, will be required to take this course in their final year. Students whose grade point average ranks them outside of this cohort will be strongly encouraged to take this course