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The California Bar Exam does not test THAT much California Law

The California Bar Exam does not test THAT much California Law

The California Bar Exam is notoriously difficult. It has one of the highest passing scores in the United States and it has one of the lowest pass rates. It may surprise you to know that the California Bar Exam itself does not actually test that much California law. The California bar exam is broken down as follows: Continue reading The California Bar Exam does not test THAT much California Law

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Real Property MBE Tip of the Day

Real Property MBE Tip of the Day

Welcome to our MBE tip of the day series. This “MBE tip of the day” post focuses on real property.

You will see 25 scored real property MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam. In this post, we will review a real property question together. Note that we have posted several MBE tips (which you can find links to at the bottom of this post) that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these questions, it could increase your MBE score by that many points if you see any of these issues tested again (which, by the way, you will!). These posts of MBE tips and tricks will not only cover substantive law but also strategy.  So each “MBE tip of the day” post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. You can sign up to receive these posts directly to your inbox for the upcoming administration at the bottom of this page.

You can also review these MBE tips for FREE using the free subscription of our new MBE platform here!

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Uniform Bar Exam Essay Instructions: Read before taking the Uniform Bar Exam!

Uniform Bar Exam Essay Instructions: Read before taking the Uniform Bar Exam!

If you are taking the Uniform Bar Exam, it is well worth it to become acquainted with the Uniform Bar Exam essay instructions (that is, the Multistate Essay Exam instructions) prior to sitting for the exam. Below is a screenshot of the instructions that you will receive on test day. Read them now so that there are no surprises when you sit down to write your answers to the essay portion of the Uniform Bar Exam! (You can click on the screenshot to open it in a new tab.) Continue reading Uniform Bar Exam Essay Instructions: Read before taking the Uniform Bar Exam!

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Torts MBE Tip of the Day

Torts MBE Tip of the Day

Welcome to our MBE tip of the day series. This “MBE tip of the day” post focuses on torts.

You will see 25 scored torts MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam. In this post, we will review a torts question together. Note that we have posted several MBE tips (which you can find links to at the bottom of this post) that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these questions, it could increase your MBE score by that many points if you see any of these issues tested again (which, by the way, you will!). These posts of MBE tips and tricks will not only cover substantive law but also strategy.  So each “MBE tip of the day” post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. You can sign up to receive these posts directly to your inbox for the upcoming administration at the bottom of this page.

You can also review these MBE tips for FREE using the free subscription of our new MBE platform here!

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I Failed the Barbri Simulated MBE. How Do I Pass the Bar Exam?

I Failed the Barbri Simulated MBE. How Do I Pass the Bar Exam?

If you failed the Barbri simulated MBE, you are not alone. We talk to students every single administration who fail the Barbri simulated MBE (sometimes by a lot!) and go on to pass the bar exam. Here, we tell you a game plan for boosting your MBE score as much as possible in the time you have left.

But first…let’s cover what not to do. Continue reading I Failed the Barbri Simulated MBE. How Do I Pass the Bar Exam?

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Wondering how you will score on the real MBE? Try our JD Advising MBE app!

Wondering how you will score on the real MBE? Try our JD Advising MBE app!

There is no better way to gauge how you will score on the real MBE than by taking an actual MBE exam. Thankfully, the National Conference of Bar Examiners (the organization that writes the MBE) has released several exams over the years!

In fact, there are four MBE practice exams that were released prior to 2015. (These do not contain Civil Procedure questions, as Civil Procedure questions were added in 2015.)

An additional exam was released in 2019. These exams are available for purchase on our JD Advising app. You can see screenshots below. Continue reading Wondering how you will score on the real MBE? Try our JD Advising MBE app!

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California Bar Exam Attack Outlines — Study Smart for the California Bar Exam

California Bar Exam Attack Outlines – Conquer the California Bar Exam! 

If you are looking to boost your bar exam score, check out our California Bar Exam guide here. Each section of the guide contains attack outlines for the California bar exam topics! We tell you when California bar exam essay topics were tested, how they were tested, and we give you some recommended essays to complete as you prepare for the California bar exam. We hope you enjoy our guide!  Continue reading California Bar Exam Attack Outlines — Study Smart for the California Bar Exam

What Sets JD Advising Outlines Apart from the Rest?

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What Sets JD Advising Outlines Apart from the Rest?

At JD Advising, we think that outlines are a critical component of bar prep. Your outlines are what you fill out during lecture and what you review and memorize! Therefore, it is critical to have organized, streamlined, outlines that tell you exactly what you need to know — and don’t need to know — when you study for the bar exam. We also believe that, as a bar review course and tutoring provider, it is our job to provide our students with the best possible outlines available. So we have corrected all of the problems we have seen with traditional outlines to make your job — studying for the bar exam — as easy as possible.

Here, we tell you the common problems with standard bar exam outlines and how we have corrected these problems. We then show you samples of our outlines so you know exactly what sets JD Advising outlines apart from the rest!
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Evidence MBE Tip of the Day

Evidence MBE Tip of the Day

Welcome to our MBE tip of the day series. This “MBE tip of the day” post focuses on Evidence.

You will see 25 scored evidence MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam. In this post, we will review an evidence question together. Note that we have posted several MBE tips (which you can find links to at the bottom of this post) that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these questions, it could increase your MBE score by that many points if you see any of these issues tested again (which, by the way, you will!). These posts of MBE tips and tricks will not only cover substantive law but also strategy.  So each “MBE tip of the day” post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. You can sign up to receive these posts directly to your inbox for the upcoming administration at the bottom of this page.

You can also review these MBE tips for FREE using the free subscription of our new MBE platform here!

Continue reading Evidence MBE Tip of the Day

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Taking the Michigan Bar Exam? Is it worth it to review Professional Responsibility?

Taking the Michigan Bar Exam? Is it worth it to review Professional Responsibility?

If you look at our Michigan bar exam frequency chart, you will notice something interesting — Professional Responsibility has not been tested the last five Michigan Bar Exam administrations. Not only that, but prior to February 2017, it was tested practically every single bar exam! Click the picture below to make it larger. Continue reading Taking the Michigan Bar Exam? Is it worth it to review Professional Responsibility?