Does it Matter Where to Take the UBE?

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The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) is appealing to many bar exam takers due to the portability of scores.  States that administer the UBE all administer the same MBE, MEE, and MPT portions.  You will receive a score that can then, in most cases, be transferred to another UBE jurisdiction.  If you have achieved a passing score according to the score set by the state you seek to transfer to, you can be eligible for admission to the bar without taking a new state’s bar exam (though you will still have to complete their other licensing requirements, including perhaps passing a state law portion of the exam, passing character and fitness/the MPRE, paying fees, etc.)

Thus, many bar exam takers may think that it doesn’t matter where to take the UBE; that they can take it in any state and transfer freely.  However, there are other factors to consider, meaning all Uniform Bar Exams are not ultimately created equal!

If you are considering the UBE and wondering whether it matters where to take it, this post is for you!  We will go through factor you should consider outside of the actual test questions themselves, which could make certain states’ UBEs more appealing to you. Continue reading Does it Matter Where to Take the UBE?

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I am an attorney taking the UBE. How do I make sure I pass?

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We receive many emails from attorneys who decide to take the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). If you are an attorney taking the UBE, you probably want to do whatever you can to pass it the first time you take it. This may be because:

  • you don’t want to spend more time studying for a bar exam than you have to!
  • your boss or firm expects you to pass it the first time
  • you want to be licensed as soon as possible so you can be an asset to your team

Here, we give you some advice on how to maximize your chances of passing the bar exam the first time you take it.  Continue reading I am an attorney taking the UBE. How do I make sure I pass?

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How to Write Better, Faster Multistate Essay Exam Answers

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The Multistate Essay exam (MEE)  is a 3-hour component of the bar exam and consists of 6 essay questions.  You will have 30 minutes to answer each essay question.  Here, we discuss some tips and tricks for how to utilize those 30 minutes and write better, faster multistate essay exam answers. Continue reading How to Write Better, Faster Multistate Essay Exam Answers

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Five Bar Exam Memorization Tips for Kinesthetic Learners

Bar Exam Memorization Tips for Kinesthetic Learners

Five Bar Exam Memorization Tips for Kinesthetic Learners

It is very important to understand your learning style in order to get the most out of your study time.  There are many different study techniques out there and some work better than others for each individual.  Be sure to take our bar exam learning style quiz to figure out how you learn best!  In this post we cover 5 bar exam memorization tips for kinesthetic learners!  These tips are for students that learn more by doing and participating in a physical experience than by seeing or hearing.  If you find that you learn best this way, then these bar exam memorization tips for kinesthetic learners are for you!

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July 2018 Washington DC Bar Exam Pass Rate is 67%

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On Friday, November 9 at 5:00 PM, Washington DC posted the list of applicants that passed the Washington DC bar exam. The Examiners also announced that the July 2018 Washington DC Bar Exam pass rate is 67%. 1140 of 1702 applicants passed the bar exam.  Continue reading July 2018 Washington DC Bar Exam Pass Rate is 67%

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How to Study for the MBE – from a 180 MBE Scorer

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The MBE is one of the most notoriously difficult parts of the bar exam. Students struggle with multiple-choice questions and often find it hard to improve their MBE scores. Here, we tell you how to study for the MBE in an efficient way. These are the techniques that I recommend, many of which helped me score a 180 on the MBE.  Continue reading How to Study for the MBE – from a 180 MBE Scorer

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UBE Bar Exam Prep – Alternative Bar Prep that is Tailored to You

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Looking for bar exam preparation that is tailored to you? That is exactly what JD Advising offers! One of our most popular courses is our Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) prep course. Both first-time takers and repeat bar exam takers are attracted to this course for a variety of reasons. One of the reasons that students are attracted to our UBE Bar Exam prep options is because we have options that are personalized to you that help maximize your chances of passing the bar exam.   Continue reading UBE Bar Exam Prep – Alternative Bar Prep that is Tailored to You

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Retaking the New York bar exam? Make sure to do this!

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If you are retaking the New York bar exam, you are not alone. Thousands of examinees fail the New York bar exam every administration. You cannot change the past, but you can maximize your chances of passing the New York bar exam on your next attempt!  Continue reading Retaking the New York bar exam? Make sure to do this!

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Failed the Michigan bar exam? Here are some prep options!

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If you failed the Michigan bar exam, you may be looking for some Michigan bar exam prep options to help you pass the bar exam the next time you take it. Here, we cover some Michigan bar exam prep options. We highly recommend you contact us early if you are interested in one of these options because many of them fill up quickly!  Continue reading Failed the Michigan bar exam? Here are some prep options!

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What NOT to do if you failed the Uniform Bar Exam 

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We have tons of advice on what to do if you failed the Uniform Bar Exam. (For example, see this free guide on what to do if you failed the Uniform Bar Exam!) In this post, however, we tell you what not to do if you failed the Uniform Bar Exam. These are common mistakes that examinees make after receiving failing results. By being aware of them, hopefully you can avoid making them! Continue reading What NOT to do if you failed the Uniform Bar Exam 

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Law School Application Timeline: 5 Things To Know

Law School Application Timeline

Law School Application Timeline: 5 Things To Know

Law School Application Timeline: 5 Things To Know: There’s a specific law school application timeline you need to have on your radar. It’s important you know what deadlines and benchmarks exist so that you can prepare accordingly. It’s never too early to start planning, so here’s what you need to know to get started!

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Retaking the bar exam in February? It won’t be that bad!

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We have heard from many bar exam takers who have failed the July bar exam and find themselves retaking the bar exam in February. There is nobody on this planet who looks forward to retaking the bar exam. However, the February bar exam will be a different experience from July’s.  And it won’t be that bad! Here, we list some advantages of taking the February bar exam.  Continue reading Retaking the bar exam in February? It won’t be that bad!

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How to Increase Your MPRE Score

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How to Increase Your MPRE Score

How to Increase Your MPRE Score: If you aren’t scoring as high as you would like on your practice MPRE questions, or if you didn’t pass the MPRE and need to figure out how to get a higher score next time, we can help! In this post, we discuss some great ways to increase your MPRE score!

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