As an organization, MLER recognizes the importance of using innovative ways to further our mission. To that end, we have rededicated ourselves to expanding the organization and have developed the MLER Diversity Pipeline Program. As part of this program, MLER works with various organizations, including Just The Beginning- A Pipeline Organization and the Chicago Consortium of Diverstiy Legal Professionals to introduce high school and college students to the legal profession and to assist law school students in their studies and professional development. Within these program, we strive to promote an increase in underrepresented student enrollment in law schools by addressing educational and social barriers and by conducting workshops for students as early as ninth grade, We look forward to partnering with new organizations! Do not hesitate to contact us, MLER prides itself in being the best go-to-value add-organization in the Midwest!

Bar Process Management Program

Our flagship program is the Bar Process Management Program. Our Program is offered twice a year, January and June, in preparation for the Illinois Bar Exams conducted in February and July, respectively. Each Program session lasts approximately six weeks and consists of small group meetings and large group lectures. Every week students are given a practice exam which includes both essay and Multistate Bar Exam questions. Generally, three licensed attorneys tutor each small group and, on a weekly basis, the tutors grade and provide personalized feedback on each student’ s practice essay exams. Students who are repeat test-takers are given additional attention through weekly homework assignments which are also evaluated by our tutors. MLER also conducts a DIRAC (Decision, Issue, Rule, Application, Conclusion) clinic, a Multistate Performance Test clinic, and a full-day simulated Multistate Essay Examination. The Program is distinguished through the dedicated support of our tutors and the invaluable tips and tools we provide on how to balance the stresses during the bar exam preparation period.

Each Program term lasts approximately six or seven weeks and consists of the following:

  • Small group meetings and large group lectures.
  • Weekly practice exams with essay & Multistate Bar Exam questions.
  • Feedback on exams and the exam taking process.
  • Clinics on essay writing, the MPT and the MBE.
  • Specialized program for repeat test-taker, including additional attention through weekly homework assignments.

MLER’s Bar Process Management Program employs an holistic approach to taking the Bar exam by (i) focusing on the development of its students’ writing and analytical skills, and (ii) giving its students the necessary tools to help them effectively study, manage stress, and understand how to balance their other real world obligations while studying for the Bar exam.

MLER’s Bar Process Management Program is unlike any other. Our holistic approach provides dedicated support of our tutors and the invaluable tips and tools we provided on how to balance the stresses during the bar exam preparation period. If you are sitting for the bar, MLER’s program would be the perfect supplement to any bar preparation plan.

What We Expect

The students of our Bar Exam Preparation Program are provided with a wide range of services to increase their likelihood of success on the bar exam. Our dedicated tutors work with students throughout the preparation process to address academic and personal needs. However, students are taught early on that success will depend on their personal dedication and commitment to the Program. Thus, all students are asked to abide by the following guidelines:

  1. Enroll in a commercial bar review course
  2. Attend MLER every week and take all exams
  3. Create and follow a study schedule
  4. Repeater students are encouraged to complete all homework assignments
  5. Maintain a POSITIVE mental attitude, believing in your success, and making a
    commitment to become an MLER tutor once you have passed the bar.

Pricing for Students

The current fees for the MLER Bar Exam Preparation Program are the following:

  • Standard Registration: $375.00 (April 15, 2017- May 12, 2017)
  • On-Site Registration: $425.00 (May 25, 2017)

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Enrollment for Students

If you would like to apply for the Summer 2017 Bar Exam Preparation Program, please complete the application located here: Student Registration Form (Standard Fee). If you wish to make an online payment, please send your request to mlerprogram@gmail.com.

Need-Based Scholarships

We do offer a very limited number of need-based scholarships for the Program. You must attach documentation to substantiate the Scholarship Financial Affidavit (e.g., bank statements, rent, loan payments, etc.). You may scan and email supporting documentation to mlerprogram@gmail.com.

In the event a scholarship is granted, students must pay the balance of any Program cost not covered by the scholarship amount. If a scholarship is not awarded, but the student still wishes to participate in the Program, the student must pay the full registration fee (either the Standard or On-Site fee – based on the date of registration).

Instructions for completing a need-based scholarship is located in the Student Registration form above.

Program Dates, Times, and Location

Classes for the MLER Bar Exam Preparation Program cover six-week periods in January (February Bar) and June (July Bar). All Program classes are held at the Depaul University College of Law, 25 E Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60604. PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION CHANGE.

Program Commitment

Please note that it is essential that each student registered with the MLER Program attend each session in its entirety. Tutors are asked to attend every Thursday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., and we expect students to respect their donated time and energy.

Program Coordinators

Jerome Taylor, Coordinator: jcoenic.taylor@gmail.com
Candice Smith, Tutor Coordinator: candice02@hotmail.com