Advanced Topics in American Law is a course that will be open by invitation only to third-year day and fourth-year part-time students who voluntarily agree to delay graduation by one semester. The course focuses solely on the California Bar Exam. The course fulfills no graduation requirements and must be taken on top of the 87 units required for graduation.This course builds on the analytical, writing, and organizational skills taught throughout the law school's curriculum, with the goal of enhancing a student's ability to prepare for, and pass, the California Bar Examination. The course will consist of a series of lectures on topics tested on the California Bar Exam. Each week of the semester, students will be required to take timed, simulated, three-hour exams, in addition to the three-hours of class time. The timed, three-hour, simulation practice exams will include essay, multiple choice, and performance test questions. At the conclusion of the course, students will be required to take a three-day, eighteen hour, simulated bar exam.