Course Location:

Atlanta

Law Preview courses are built to teach incoming law students the skills and tools they need to get to the top of the class. By taking a Law Preview course this summer, students will learn:

  • Core 1L Material (Torts, Contracts, Property, and More)
  • Case Briefing and Case Law Analysis
  • Exam-Taking Strategies
  • Legal Writing and Research 101
  • And More

Location Details

Emory Univ. School of Law

Summer 2019 faculty displayed, time and professors are subject to change.

Course Dates: July 27 - August 1, 2020

Class Times:
Monday-Friday: 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Course Faculty

Ani Satz

Emory University School of Law

Associate Professor of Law

Keith Syska

Attorney-Lecturer

Tim Holbrook

Emory University School of Law

Robert Ahdieh

Emory University School of Law

Professor of Law

Martin Redish

Northwestern University School of Law

Professor of Law

John Hasnas

Georgetown University

Professor of Law

Irwin Stotzky

University of Miami School of Law

Professor of Law

Frederic Neustadt

Fordham University School of Law

Professor of Law

Sample Course Syllabus

The Law Preview Course has been optimized to allow our students to digest instructor content while moving at a quick pace. The syllabus shown here demonstrates how our courses are typically structured.

Sessions are taught by multiple law school professors throughout the day and include question and answer time at the end of each session. (Question and answer time is not included in the Online Course option.)

*Subject to change depending on location.

Monday

  • Mandatory Registration & Welcome

    7:15AM – 7:30AM

  • Academic Success Tactic 1: Case Briefing & Case Law Analysis

    7:45AM – 9:15AM

  • Contracts

    9:30AM -12:00PM

  • Lunch Break

    12:00PM – 1:00PM

  • Contracts

    1:00PM – 5:00PM

Tuesday

  • Success Tactic 2: Academic Success in Law School

    7:45AM – 9:15AM

  • Property

    9:30AM – 12:00PM

  • Lunch Break

    12:00PM – 1:00PM

  • Property

    1:00PM – 5:00PM

Wednesday

  • Success Tactic 3: Outlining & Employment

    7:45AM – 9:15AM

  • Torts

    9:30AM – 12:00PM

  • Lunch Break

    12:00PM – 1:00PM

  • Torts

    1:00PM – 5:00PM

Thursday

  • Civil Procedure

    8:00AM – 12:00PM

  • Lunch Break

    12:00PM – 1:00PM

  • Constitutional Law

    1:00PM – 5:00PM

Friday

  • Criminal Law

    8:00AM – 12:00PM

  • Lunch Break

    12:00PM – 1:00PM

  • Success Tactic 4: Exam-Taking Strategies

    1:00PM – 5:00PM

Saturday

  • Legal Writing

    9:00AM – 12:30PM

  • Lunch Break

    12:30PM – 1:30PM

  • LexisNexis Online Legal Research Training

    1:00PM – 5:00PM

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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Is there homework?

Yes. There are about 35-40 pages of reading per class which generally takes students about 3-1/2 hours to complete.

We recommend that you read ahead through Wednesday on the syllabus so you do not find yourself overwhelmed with work during the week.

Do I really need to brief all my cases?

Yes. Using the format outlined in the Case Briefing chapter of our book, attempt to brief the cases for at least the first two days.

We will review the case briefing process on the first day, and at the conclusion of each professor’s substantive lecture, you will be able to download model case briefs so that you can compare them to yours and gauge your progress.

How seriously should I take the reading assignments?

Pretty seriously. We recommend that you read through Wednesday before you arrive. We cover a lot of material during the week and the professors are going to expect you to have read in advance. To review the reading assignments for your session, download them from your account.

If I sign up for a Live Classroom class and can’t make it, what’s the refund policy?

If you cancel your seat two weeks before the start date of your session, you will lose a $400 seat reservation deposit; thereafter, no refunds shall be given. If you decide to defer enrollment in law school for a year, your tuition will be applied to a Law Preview class the following summer.

How do I know if a Live Classroom still has space available?

If you are able to register online, we have open seats at the live venue. If a session is filled, we will provide plenty of notice that you are enrolling for a spot on the waitlist.

If I end up on the waitlist for a Live Classroom session, what are my options?

Our Live Classroom sessions do fill up and, when they do, we need to put students on a waitlist. If that happens to you, you have the option to switch to another Live Classroom session in that city or switch to the Live Stream or Online Course options. If none of those options are attractive alternatives for you, we'll issue a full refund.

I thought I was supposed to get free study aids from Aspen Publishers. Where are they?

The free study aids supplied by Aspen Publishers are sent digitally to the email address used to register.

I am visually or hearing impaired. Will Law Preview make reasonable accommodations?

Absolutely. For students who are visually impaired, we make our written materials available in a digital format that might make them easier to read. For students who are hearing impaired, we will provide closed captions for our online (on-demand) course option so that it is easy to go back and review. Please email us before May 1st to learn more about our accommodations for the hearing impaired.

Course Materials

Are there book fees for course materials?

There are no book fees.

Will I receive a hard copy of the materials for my Live Stream Course?

Yes. Materials will be shipped to your home. A PDF version is also available for immediate download in your user account.

Will I receive a hard copy of the materials for my Online Course?

Online students can immediately download their course materials from their BARBRI user accounts. If you'd like us to send you a hardcopy, just email admin@lawpreview.com and we'll be happy to accommodate you.

When should I expect to receive the live course materials?

We ship our course materials by UPS Ground Delivery so they arrive at least 2-3 weeks before your session’s start date. Legal Research and Writing Workshop materials can be picked up on Saturday morning.

If you’re signing up late (the weekend before the course), you can simply complete the reading assignments using the downloadable PDF we provide and pick up a hard copy of any course materials the first day of the class — we always have extras on site!

We do not ship to P.O. boxes.

If I sign up late, can I have my course materials overnighted to me?

For students who sign up at the last minute, we provide you with a downloadable PDF of the course book so you can complete your assignments for the first day. We have a few extra books on hand at the session for those students who register at the last minute and need a hardcopy of the book.

Does the cost of the online course include any books?

There are no book fees. All of the supplemental content for each module will be available as a PDF download. The course does include the 1L Outline Book, which is also in PDF format. It may be mailed to the student at their request.

Live Course

Where can I download my reading assignments, schedule, or directions to the law school?

After course materials have been mailed, you can download all the information you need to prepare for Law Preview by logging into your account using the following URL: https://esc.barbri.com/login.html.

When are the classes held?

Generally, classes run Monday – Friday from 7:45AM to 5:00PM; our Saturday classes run from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. For the exact times of your Law Preview session, you can download a course schedule by logging into your account.

What is the dress code?

Come as casual as you like. T-shirts, sandals, and shorts are fine; however, we do recommend that you bring a sweatshirt or light jacket with you since many of the schools that host Law Preview keep their facilities pretty cool during the summer months.

Do I need to bring a laptop?

While most students bring a laptop, it's not necessary. Whatever method of notetaking that works best for you is what we recommend.

What if I'm a Sabbath observer, or have a wedding and can't attend the Saturday class.

No worries, we've got you covered. If you're unable to attend the Saturday class for any reason, just let us know and we'll provide you with the Online Course access to that session.

Are there regular breaks?

The professors generally break about once an hour to give students a chance to stretch their legs or grab a cup of coffee. Additionally, there is a one-hour lunch break each day to allow students to visit restaurants and delis on or around campus.

Live Stream & Online Course

What kind of computer or computer programs do I need to be able to view the Live Stream Course?

The preferred browser is Google Chrome and we recommend a hard-wired internet connection with sufficient bandwidth for streaming video.

Will I be able to ask questions during the Live Stream Course sessions?

Yes. You can submit questions during the session through an online chat window – an on-site student instructor will ask your question and the professor will respond via the live session.

When will I get my email containing my login instructions for the Live Stream Course?

The online access information will be sent at least one week before the live session.

When does the live stream course take place?

Every summer we broadcast our Live Stream from one Live Classroom session. Check out our locations and dates to find out which session we'll be streaming this summer.

What’s the difference between Live Stream and Online Law Preview Programs?

Students who enroll in the Live Stream program will watch a LIVE broadcast of the Law Preview Live Classroom class and will have the opportunity to ask questions of professors through a moderated chat feature.

In case Live Stream participants miss a day or need to supplement their notes, we also provide them with on-demand access that allows them to pause/rewind/play; On-Demand access is available on a 24-hour delay. So, Live Stream participants get the best of both online options.

What is the duration of each live stream session?

The Live Stream is typically broadcast from a west coast session. Classes typically run from 7:30AM to 5PM (PST). If that sounds like a long day, it is — but don't worry, we make it fun and provide plenty of breaks!

What if I miss a live stream lecture?

Live Stream participants typically cannot fit Live/Live Stream attendance into their summer work schedule. For that reason, Live Stream students are able to pause/rewind/fast forward during the lectures.

Is the Online Course self-paced or do I join a virtual classroom?

The modules are self-paced.

Do I have the ability to pause and play the Live Stream course at my leisure?

No. You will only have the ability to view the course live or watch the recordings afterward.

Can I view the Live Stream Course on a tablet or smartphone?

Yes. If using a tablet or smartphone, simply utilize the web browser to navigate to the online course portal.

Can I record the classes to listen to at a later time?

Because of obvious copyright issues, we do not allow students to record Law Preview lectures.

Payment Plan

What is the Payment Plan Option?

Our Payment Plan Option allows students to reserve a seat and attend any Law Preview class simply by paying a $400 non-refundable seat deposit. Then, the balance of any unpaid tuition will be billed in two equal installments on September 15th and November 15th.

How do I apply using the Payment Plan Option?

You can register for Law Preview and attend any Law Preview course using the Payment Plan Option simply by indicating your desire to do so during our online registration process. Once your registration and seat deposit have been received, a customer service representative will email you a Payment Plan Authorization Form, which you then must complete and return to us within 5 business days with a copy of your driver’s license and the front/back of the credit card you intend to use to charge the balance of your tuition.

Why do you need a copy of my driver’s license and credit card?

We ask that you submit a copy of your driver’s license when you return the Payment Plan Authorization form because we typically service students right before they change their physical address and your driver’s license can help us locate you at a later date. As for the copy of the front and back of your credit card, our credit card processing provider requires that we have this on file any time we are charging a credit card for services that have already been rendered.

What recourse does Law Preview have if I default on my unpaid balance?

Law Preview reserves the right to turn your entire account over to a collection agency. In addition, we also reserve the right to report any non-payment to the registrar at your law school for inclusion in your Character and Fitness file, which could negatively affect your admission to the Bar. Thankfully, in 20 years we never had to resort to either option — please don't be our first!

I have to return the Payment Plan Authorization form in 5 days, what’s the best way to do that?

Returning the Payment Plan Authorization form by fax (617-695-9386) is probably the fastest and most secure way to return it to us. If you’d like to mail it, you may send it to: Law Preview, c/o Payment Plan, 880 Blue Gentian Rd, Ste 140, Eagan, MN 55121. Since the Payment Plan Authorization form contains credit card information, we do not recommend you scan/email it back to us unless you save the form as an encrypted, password-protected PDF — if you choose this option, remember to give us a call with the password so we can open the file!

Am I eligible to take advantage of all applicable discounts when using the payment plan option?

Yep. If your enrollment qualifies for an early enrollment discount and/or a discount from one of our partner schools or organizations, you will still be able to deduct those amounts from your overall Law Preview tuition.

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