Lawyering Fundamentals (LF) is a 3-day course you will take during Orientation on August 10 - 12, 2016. The LF course simulates the first semester of law school. It includes daily classes in which you will be questioned on the assigned reading, answer law school exam-style questions, and receive helpful law school success strategies. You will also sit for a final exam at the end of LF. It will not be counted in your GPA, but it will help you assess your progress. However, most importantly, the course will help demystify some of the law school teaching methods in order to help you acclimate and succeed faster. Therefore, consider LF the first step of your legal training.
By August 1, 2016, we will post the materials you will need to review for Lawyering Fundamentals. Please note that you will have assignments and readings due on Wednesday, August 10. You should complete these assignments prior to the beginning of Orientation. We anticipate that you will need about 5 hours to complete the required assignments for the first day of the Lawyering Fundamentals course. You will have additional assignments to complete on Wednesday evening before Thursday's classes and on Thursday evening before Friday's classes and exam.
In order to complete your assignments, you will need to use the BarBri Matrix website. We anticipate that you will receive login information at your University of Memphis email address by August 1, 2016. You will not be able to log in until you receive the login instructions. If you have not received login instructions by August 1, 2016, please check your junk mail folder. If you have other technical questions or difficulty logging in, please contact BarBri at IPLearningTeam@barbri.com.
Torts Case Materials
BarBri Matrix Website
Matrix Student Instructions
On August 31, 2016, we will have a mandatory exam review for the Lawyering Fundamentals exam. The review session will take place from 11:30 - 12:50 in Wade Auditorium.