Best time to sit for the bar exam

When is the best time to sit for the bar exam? For most people the answer is the same: immediately after graduating from law school. The reasons for this are clear: Academic readiness. You are at your peak in terms of academic performance when you are fresh out of school. You have honed your study…

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Advice for bar exam repeaters

If you were previously unsuccessful on the bar exam, do not give up hope. We have compiled a list of tips for students who are repeating the bar exam. You must approach your studies differently the second time around. Many of the things you did the first time, such has watching lectures, reading outlines, and…

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Should you worry about your state’s pass average?

In my opinion, law students waste too much time and energy worrying about their state’s bar passage rates. Your state’s overall pass average for a particular exam is not the biggest predictor of individual success. Instead the factors which are actually within the control of the student tend to prove to be the more accurate…

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Be Selective When Choosing An Elective

Should I take bar exam subjects while in law school? This is a question that most law students struggle with as they choose their elective courses. While most law schools do require you to take bar subjects as part of your core law school curriculum, your state bar exam is likely to test on additional…

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How will I pay for the bar exam?

When you first applied to law schools and sat down to budget your funds for tuition, books, etc., you may not have realized that after leveraging yourself to the hilt, you were going to need to cough up even more money after graduation for something called the bar exam. Don’t feel bad. Most students fail…

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Can I work while studying for the bar exam?

I train students for the bar exam. In my many years of teaching, the question of working while studying has come up often. Now given the recent economic downturn, this question comes up with even greater frequency. While I always advise students not to work while studying for the bar exam, I realize that some…

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Bar Exam Study Tips

As you begin your preparation for the Bar Exam, here are some general tips to keep in mind: Have a plan – Before you even begin your substantive review of the materials in your bar review course, you should pull out your calendar and create a detailed timeline that will serve as your study plan…

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The Multistate Bar Exam Is Just Like Dating

Both the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) and the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) differ from multiple-choice exams you have taken in the past. Unlike the traditional multiple-choice exam where you simply pick the right answer, the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) has devised a different kind of multiple-choice, called a “best answer choice” exam.…

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Top 10 Things You’ll Wish You Knew About The Bar Exam

Hindsight is 20/20, especially when it comes to bar exam preparation. Unfortunately, first-time test-takers do not have the luxury of hindsight. Therefore, I will share with you the top ten things that previous test-takers wished that they had known when they began the process of preparing for the bar exam. For best results, implement these…

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Welcome to the Bar Prep Blog

We are excited to launch this new blog as a source of expert advice on all aspects of the bar exam. In future installments we hope to tackle a wide range of topics to assist you throughout the bar exam process. For instance, we plan to discuss the often confusing process of applying to take…

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