Exactly How Long Are Bar Prep Courses?
Preparing to take the bar exam can feel overwhelming. You have a large amount of material to learn in a limited amount of time. As you create your study plan, it’s important to think about how long you will need to study. Most bar prep courses are around two months long, but you may want to spend more or less time studying depending on personal considerations.
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Subjects Tested on the New Bar Exam
Here, we list the subjects tested on the new bar exam (or the “next generation of the bar exam”). If you are taking the bar exam in 2024 or 2025, these will be the subjects you will be expected to know. Continue reading Subjects Tested on the New Bar Exam
fWhich States are Delaying or Modifying the July 2021 Bar Exam?
Which states are delaying or modifying the July 2021 bar exam? The NCBE has announced a remote option for July 2021 takers. To get an idea of what states did for the last bar administration (February 2021), check out this post.
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Common Post Bar Exam Feelings And What They Mean
If you have taken a recent administration of the bar exam and are one of the thousands of people anxiously awaiting results, you’re not alone! Take a deep breath and realize that the hardest part of the bar exam process is over with. Now that you have taken the exam, you may be dealing with anxiety, stress, or frustration in connection with your performance on the exam. These are common bar exam feelings!
You may be thinking – “Did I fail the bar exam? I definitely feel like I failed the exam.” First, relax. Second, nobody really talks about the mixed emotions that accompany most test-takers after the exam. Instead, most of the emphasis during bar prep is focused on managing expectations and emotions prior to and during the exam. Third, as mentioned above, you’re not alone. It’s totally normal to feel this way after the bar exam!
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Can You Fail the MEE and Still Pass the Bar?
After you finish taking the bar exam, it’s not uncommon to feel like you did poorly. If you feel like you failed the exam, or failed a section of the exam like the MEE, you’re not alone. However, there’s some good news: many students who feel like they failed the bar go on to pass! If you’re worried you failed the MEE, there’s even better news: you can fail the MEE and still pass the bar!
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Do’s and Don’ts the Day Before the Bar Exam
One of the common questions bar students ask is, what do I do the day before the bar exam? Do I review outlines or should I review flashcards? What about looking at old exams? You might be surprised to learn that none of these answers is correct. The below discusses the best and worst things you can do the day before the big test. (Note: This post assumes test takers are sitting for the bar in-person. Due to Covid-19, please review guidelines from the state where you plan to take the test.)
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Which States are Delaying or Modifying the February 2021 Bar Exam?
Which states are delaying or modifying the February 2021 bar exam? The NCBE has announced a remote option for February 2021 takers. To get an idea of what states did for the last bar administration (July 2020), check out this post.
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I Failed the Baby Bar Exam. What Should I Do?
If you failed the baby bar exam, you are not alone. The baby bar exam typically has about a 20% pass rate! Here are five actionable steps to take to succeed on the baby bar exam the next time around! Continue reading I Failed the Baby Bar Exam. What Should I Do?
How to Dissect Your Baby Bar Exam Score Report
You may be wondering how to dissect your baby bar exam score report (or FYLSE score report). A lot of examinees who do not quite get a 560 on the exam wonder what they excelled at and what they need to improve on. Continue reading How to Dissect Your Baby Bar Exam Score Report
How I Failed the Bar Exam then Passed With a 295 (50-point score increase)!
I finally feel as if I can call myself a lawyer without reserve.
A 295 is a passing score in EVERY jurisdiction.
Here I want to tell you how I failed the bar exam, then increased my score 50 points to pass with a 295. Continue reading How I Failed the Bar Exam then Passed With a 295 (50-point score increase)!
What To Do The Night Before The Bar Exam
All of the time dedicated to studying, preparing, and practicing comes down to Day One of the Bar Exam. Many students feel as though they need to take advantage of every waking minute to maximize study and preparation time. For the most part, that mindset will serve you well during the bar prep process. However, there is one exception that students should be aware of. The day, and more importantly the night, before the Bar Exam.
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