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Walter H. Bentley III Minority Bar Passage Program

The Walter Bentley Minority Bar Passage Program (MBPP) is designed to improve bar passage rates of law school graduates sitting for the Michigan Bar Exam.  Traditional bar review courses focus only on the multi-state portion of the exam, MBPP focuses on the essay writing portion and effective essay writing techniques to help you maximize your overall essay exam results.

The program is approximately Seven (7) weeks, and includes weekly examinations, a mock bar examination, group and one-on-one essay technique review sessions, as well as lectures by local attorneys.  MBPP provides assistance in the areas of: (i) Essay Writing Skills/ Strategy; (ii) Test Taking Skills Strategy; (iii) Time Management (iv) Stress Management.  MBPP does not include review of substantive law.  Accordingly, MBPP should be taken in conjunction with a traditional bar review course to give you the ultimate edge in studying for both multi-state and essay writing sections of the exam.

Registration opens tomorrow, May 14, 2019. Register at the link below:

2019 PROGRAM DATES: Saturday, June 1, 2019 KICKOFF (ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY), thereafter program meets every Saturday until July 20, 2019 (excluding July 6th in recognition of the 4th of July)
TIME: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
LOCATION: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY SCHOOL OF LAW 651 East Jefferson Ave. Detroit, MI 48226 (Downtown Detroit)
COST: $85.00 (Non-Refundable) for WBA members and  $100.00 (Non-Refundable) for non-WBA members
Committee Chair: Rosa Weaver – rosa.weaver@4283legaladvisors.comCo-Chair(s): Todd Dishman –; Choi Portis –; Diane Hutcherson –

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Every class is MANDATORY.  Failure to abide by the attendance policy may result in removal from the program.


Week 1: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM 

Week 2: Saturday, June 8, 2019, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Week 3: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Week 4: Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Week 5: Saturday, June 29, 2019, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Week 6: Saturday, July 13, 2019, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Week 7: Saturday, July 20, 2019, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Send Off

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