Criminal Law Rule Statements for Bar Exam & Law School Exam
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Criminal Law Rule Statements for Bar Exam & Law School Exam

Rule statements for Criminal Law, short essay fact patterns, video explanations, free essay grading, and mentoring
4.3 (2 ratings)
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518 students enrolled
Created by Kasey Shah
Last updated 4/2017
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  • 39 mins on-demand video
  • 42 Articles
  • 42 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Students will learn about Criminal Law rule statements, elements, and how to draft their own rule statements
  • Students will learn how to write short essays on Criminal substantive law
  • Students will be better prepared for the Bar Exam
  • Students will be better prepared for the Law School Exam
  • Students will be better prepared for FYLSE Exam
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  • Students must have either currently or in the past enrolled in a law school
  • Basic understanding of Contracts Law is required

This course is designed to teach you all the major rule statements of Criminal Law substantive course for essay writing section of the Bar Exam and Law School Exam. I will share two variations of the rule statements and identify elements for each rule statement. I will explain the rule statement in video lectures. I will also share PDF documents with the rule statement variations and elements. 

Furthermore, I will challenge you to write rule statement variations #3 and #4 on your own so that you learn how to make up your own rule statements from the elements. This method has worked very well for me and many other students that I have shared it with because once you practice with this method you will not have to remember rule statements verbose. It will relieve your exam worries and you can use the time to prepare for MBE and Performance Test sections of the Bar Exam.

Hot Pencil Essay Writing Drill Method by Kasey Shah:

I have pioneered Hot Pencil Drill Method of short essay writing to help students get started on writing essays early, gain confidence in their essay writing, and receive a good score on their essays. To that end, I have and will be providing short fact patterns for every rule statements in this course to encourage you to write IRAC based short essay responses. You will write two short essays per short fact pattern, Hot Pencil Drill 1 and 2. In Hot Pencil Drill 1 you are asked to write a full IRAC for each element not to exceed 5 paragraphs and 10 minutes. In Hot Pencil Drill 2, you are asked to write an accelerated IRAC based short essay response not to exceed 2 paragraphs and under 5 minutes. I am very confident that upon the completion of this course you will lose your fear of essay writing and would be more confident essay writer, which is sure to result in a great essay score in the Bar Exam and/or Law School Exam.

This Course is designed to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Provide students with the rule statements for all major Criminal Law substantive topics.
  2. Guide students to write their own rule statements and engage in a practice of not memorizing rule statements for this subject.
  3. Guide students to write short essays based on my innovative method of "Hot Pencil Drills" to relieve anxiety of writing essays, lose fear of writing essays, and receive great score for their essays at the Bar Exam and/or Law School Exam.

Free Essay Grading Limited Time Offer:

For a limited time, I am offering free essay grading and mentoring to the Bar Exam candidates as well as Law School students enrolled in this course. Send me 1 essay or send me 100 essays. I will provide you with annotated vide and text feedback to help you improve your essay writing and receive great score at the Bar Exam and/or Law School Exam.

List of Rule Statements for Criminal Law Course:

Please note that this course is constantly being updated and new rule statements are added and the current rule statements and short fact patterns are updated. For the list of Rule Statements included in this course, please check Curriculum Section for this course.

Who is the target audience?
  • Bar Exam Candidates
  • Law School Students from 1L, 2L, 3L
  • First Year Law School Exam (FYLSE) candidates
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Curriculum For This Course
46 Lectures
3 Lectures 33:34


Video lecture for each of the rule statement in this course is being uploaded. Please go through all attachments and text in all rule statement lectures. I hope to upload these lectures within a few weeks, no later than May 31st, 2017. See my email announcements as I upload these video lectures.

Thank you!

Dynamic Course Content - Constantly Updated
16 Lectures 24:44



Intent to Kill

Deadly Weapon Doctrine


Murder in the First Degree

Felony Murder

Redline Limitation to Felony Murder

Depraved Heart Murder

Wanton Conduct

Voluntary Manslaughter

Involuntary Manslaughter

Actual Cause for Murder

Proximate Cause for Murder

Pinkerton Rule
Criminal Defenses or Culpabilities
8 Lectures 12:39
Insanity Defense - M'Naghten Rule

Insanity Defense - Irresistible Impulse Rule

Insanity Defense - Durham or Product Rule

Insanity Defense - MPC or Substantial Capacity

Entrapment Defense

Duress Defense

Defense of Factual Impossibility

Defense of Legal Impossibility
Inchoate Crimes
4 Lectures 06:11



Wharton Rule
Crimes Against Person
12 Lectures 18:31
Criminal Battery

Criminal Assault by Attempted Battery

Criminal Assault by Intentional Frightening




Larceny by Trick



False Pretenses

Receiving Stolen Property

Crimes Against Dwelling
2 Lectures 02:58

1 Lecture 05:16
About the Instructor
Kasey Shah
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Attorney at Law & Information Technology Professional

I am an attorney at law admitted to practice law in California. I passed the Bar Exam on my first attempt in 2014. I was recipient of the best brief award in the legal writing course during my law school years. I also passed the Patent Bar Exam, which is a pre-requisite to become a patent agent or a patent attorney.

I have a formula that I want to share with the future bar and patent bar exam candidates, which will help them prepare & pass these very difficult licensing exams. I have taken 25 or so such licensing and certification exams over my career and I know what it takes to pass such difficult exam. Bar Exam and Patent Bar Exam are two of the most difficult exams out there. I am extremely passionate about teaching the law, mentoring my students, and providing my extensive support to my students. Pass the Bar and/or the Patent Bar Exam and add highly anticipated word “Esq.' or Patent Agent, or Patent Attorney at the end of your name! 

As my second persona, I am a technology professional with 20+ years of experience working in various capacities in information technology space in Silicon Valley. I have worked for reputable companies as well as founded and operated my own business for several years.

I hold Master of Science (MS) degree in Computer Engineering from University of Southern California. I also hold Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Concord Law School. In addition; over the last two decades, I have achieved over 20 certifications from various IT companies. I am a staunch believer of life-long learning and mentoring. I enjoy learning new topics and share my knowledge. 

Teaching at Udemy is like coming to a full circle for me. In 1998, I founded an IT training company called Hello Computers; training students for Cisco, Microsoft, Check Point, Sun, Oracle, and ISC2 technologies. I trained thousands of students over several years. I authored four books for four different CCIE certification tracks that were sold to thousands of customers for $495 per book!

In 1999, I was one of the early adopters delivering technology training over the internet. Over the years, I trained thousands of students across the world for CCIE exam using WebEx. We achieved an unimaginable feat in year 2000 when students from UK, New Zealand, Africa, and Japan enrolled in 5 day class for $4K each without ever seeing an instructor. Since then, technology has come a long way. Today, instructors on Udemy are training millions of students across the world!

I am extremely thrilled to be teaching courses on Udemy. I plan on teaching law as well as technology related courses on Udemy platform. I feel that I bring in a unique perspective as a technology savvy lawyer and I want to share my knowledge, experience, and passion with my students. 

I look forward to collaborating with each and everyone of you. There is a statistics out there that one who engages in conversation about learning subjects is twice more likely to succeed. I promise to respond to every single message in all formats including q&a forum, tweet, Facebook post, discussion topic, email, text and so on. I am grateful for your enrollment in my class and I look forward to working with you closely!

Thank you and see you in my class!

Customer quote for one of my courses on Udemy:

"Hey Kasey! I'm using the OmniPrep patent bar course, and supplementing it with your course. I must say, I am thankful that I had a solid understanding of the patent fundamentals prior to your course. I'm halfway done at the moment, and each question makes me realize "WOW.. I thought I knew this.. but not in this insane level of detail!" I'm hopeful to pass the exam and would love your guidance to help me along the way. Thank you! The course rocks and I hope to finish this weekend. :D

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