Power of One Campaign

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You have the power to pass the bar exam on your first attempt—and receive $600.

100% of Detroit Mercy Law students who completed key benchmarks passed the July 2021 bar exam on the first try.

While students study for the bar exam in their own way, key benchmarks universally lead to success. We are so confident in these benchmarks, that Detroit Mercy Law is offering 2022 alumni graduates—who sit for the Bar Exam for the first time in July 2022 and who complete all of the benchmarks—a $600 award to help reimburse their bar prep expenses.

 

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    Portability

    Take your passing score to any other jurisdiction—and be admitted without having to pass another bar exam (so long as you fulfill the state's other requirements, like character and fitness).

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    Marketability

    Increase your value and reach by being admitted to neighboring states or other jurisdictions that relate to your specialty.

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    Capability

    Detroit Mercy's curriculum is uniquely suited to prepare you for any bar exam. Clinical experiences prepare you for the practical performance exam, doctrinal courses prepare you for the substantive sections, and the Bar Exam Strategies course covers the skills you need to pass.

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It’s critical to pass on the first try to unlock opportunities you’ve been working hard to accomplish.

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    Employment

    Passing on your first attempt means getting that all-important license right away—and it puts you in the best position to secure legal employment. Plus, you get to add Esquire to your title (if you're into that sort of thing).

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    Investment

    It's expensive to fail the bar—and not just the time and money to take it again. It delays employment. Pass the first time and put those resources toward your new goals. Plus, get $600 for completing the reimbursement program.

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    Empowerment

    Doesn't it feel great to take control of your future? Success on the bar is no accident, it's the result of doing the work. And the formula isn't a secret: Bar Exam Strategies + 85% completion of your bar review program + 1,200 Adaptibar questions = 100% pass rate.

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It’s critical to pass on the first try to unlock opportunities you’ve been working hard to accomplish.

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    Faculty Support

    From orientation to years of class instruction, the Detroit Mercy Law faculty have been here for you, so it only makes sense that they would mentor you through the bar exam.

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    Reimbursement Program

    Increase your chances to pass the bar and get paid? Yes, please!

Reimbursement Program: Benchmarks

Review each of the key benchmarks that universally lead to success below.  Within each benchmark section, completion details are provided. Details are coming soon about how to sign up for this program.

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    Complete Bar Exam Strategies Course

    Enroll in the Bar Exam Strategies course (LAW 3214) for the Winter 2022 term. Both in-person and online courses are available. You must pass the course with at least a 2.2 to remain eligible for the reimbursement. This course will begin you bar preparation and allow you to complete a percentage of your summer bar review course.

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    Complete 85% of an approved commercial bar prep course

    Candidates must complete at least 85% of their summer bar review course including all graded essays, multiple choice question sets, the simulated MBE, and simulated exam as assigned by their vendor.  

    Approved commercial vendor lists will be posted here when available.

    Candidate progress will be monitored by Detroit Mercy Law faculty mentors and the Academic Success and Bar Preparation Department.  Candidates will not need to submit any proof of their progress. 

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    Complete 1,200 AdaptiBar questions

    Adaptibar is a third-party program designed to increase MBE accuracy.  It will be provided to the graduating class at the start of the Winter 2022 term, free of charge.  It will also be used in the Bar Exam Strategies course.  During a candidate's summer study, completion of 1,200 Adaptibar questions, with at least a 55% accuracy rate, will be required to remain eligible for the reimbursement.  These will be in addition to those assigned in the bar review course.  

    A schedule with specific completion dates will be posted here once available.  Candidate progress will be monitored by Detroit Mercy Law faculty mentors and the Academic Success and Bar Preparation Department.  Candidates will not need to submit any proof of their progress. 

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    Participate in faculty mentoring program

    Each candidate will be paired with a faculty mentor for the duration of their summer study period. Faculty members will set up check-ins with candidates every other week to reinforce success goals and provide general support. Candidates must meet at least five (5) times with their mentor to remain eligible for the reimbursement.

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    Pass the bar exam on the first attempt

    Being a participant in this program will help you pass the bar on the first attempt and get your $600.

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