THE JULY 2013 VIRGIN ISLANDS BAR REVIEW MANUAL IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.
The VI Bar Review is the first and only bar review course offered for the VI Bar Exam. The Manual is a comprehensive review of the areas of the law tested on the local, essay portion of the bar exam.
The manual contains case as well as statutory law. It also contains practice exams, most of which are based on actual prior exams, as well as suggested answers.
The manual consists of four volumes. The first three volumes contain outlines of the twelve subjects tested. The fourth volume contains the practice exams and proposed answers.
We also offer an exam writing workshop via the internet. The workshop is tailored to each candidate's schedule and needs. In the workshop, we provide additional exam questions and personalized review and critique of essays. We also provide additional exam taking tips and mnemonics. For additional information on the workshop, click on the “Workshop and Tutoring” page above.
Purchase Information: We update the material twice yearly prior to each exam, as of May 1 and December 1. You may purchase the manual at any time however. Should you purchase the material between exams, (eg.: March – April 15 and August – November 15) we will provide you with the updated material free of charge prior to the next exam.
Testimonial: Please visit the following link for a discussion of the bar exam and the manual: http://www.vimovingcenter.com/talk/read.php?4,52298,52416
Manual Excerpts: For excerpts from the bar review manual, please click on the following link: Bar Review Manual Excerpt
What’s New: Historically, Virgin Islands courts have looked to federal law (eg. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure) as the source of much of the law, rules, and procedure in Virgin Islands courts. Recently, however, the Virgin Islands Supreme Court has assiduously applied VI law and rules to cases arising in the Virgin Islands Supreme and Superior courts. While federal law and rules are oftentimes used as a guide or persuasive authority, federal jurisprudence no longer has the hegemony over Virgin Islands cases that it once had. It is important to recognize this development and to apply, in first instance, local Virgin Islands law and rules to issues arising on the Virgin Islands bar exam.