This course is an interactive experience in a small class setting designed to teach critical thinking, writing, listening, and exam-taking skills. The course covers four criminal law concepts that are tested regularly on the California Bar Examination: entrapment; necessity; duress; and use of deadly force in defense. Emphasis will be placed on synthesizing learning and developing analytical skills. Open by invitation only to first-year students whose Fall exam scores indicate they might benefit from additional academic support. This course is offered to full-time day students during the Spring semester of the traditional first-year program and to evening and PLEAS students in the Summer Session following the first year of study.