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Is it common to run out of time on the MPT portion of the bar exam?

Is it common to run out of time on the MPT portion of the bar exam? 

We get a lot of emails after the bar exam from examinees who ran out of time on the multistate performance test (MPT) or essay portion of the bar exam. They wonder if they can still pass and if they are the only students who ran out of time on the MPT portion of the bar exam. Continue reading Is it common to run out of time on the MPT portion of the bar exam?

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February 2020 Michigan bar exam takers: the exam will be held at the Kellogg Center!

February 2020 Michigan bar exam takers: the exam will be held at the Kellogg Center!

This is a note to all of those taking the February 2020 Michigan bar exam: the Michigan Board of Law Examiners has announced that the February 2020 Michigan bar exam will be held at the Kellogg Center on February 25 and 26. Continue reading February 2020 Michigan bar exam takers: the exam will be held at the Kellogg Center!

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What Data Is Your Bar Review Course Sharing with Your Law School?

What Data Is Your Bar Review Course Sharing with Your Law School?

It is common practice for major bar review courses to share student data with that student’s law school. Upon information and belief, virtually every company shares information about the percentage of a bar review course that their students have completed. (They do this in different ways — percentage of total assignments completed, or percentage of assignments completed vs. those assigned, etc.). Continue reading What Data Is Your Bar Review Course Sharing with Your Law School?

Should I Talk about Bar Exam Questions after the Bar?


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Should I Talk About Bar Exam Questions After the Bar?

After you’ve completed the bar exam, it can be extremely tempting to talk about bar exam questions with other takers.  It is certainly human nature to want to dissect the questions you were just asked and assess your performance.  However, that can do a lot more harm than good!  It is important to resist the temptation to talk about bar exam questions after the bar.

Below, we tell you why! Continue reading Should I Talk about Bar Exam Questions after the Bar?

July 2019 Uniform Bar Exam Recap

July 2019 Uniform Bar Exam Recap (MEE and MPT)

In our blog post we give you a quick recap of the July 2019 Uniform Bar Exam, including what was tested on the July 2019 Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) and the July 2019 Multistate Performance Test (MPT).

[Note: Our blog post has been modified to remove any factual information from the essay questions/MPTs as these have not been released publicly yet. We still discuss the general subjects and topics tested.] 
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July 2019 Michigan Bar Exam Recap

July 2019 Michigan Bar Exam Recap

In this post, we give you a recap of the July 2019 Michigan Bar Exam.

On the whole, this was a difficult exam. A lot of students had trouble with the exam because of the unexpected subjects (Creditors Rights, Negotiable Instruments!), strange topics tested (Constitutional Law), and the strange way in which other subjects were tested (e.g. Criminal Law, Corporations, Civil Procedure). However, if you prepared for the exam, you will pass!!  Continue reading July 2019 Michigan Bar Exam Recap

When Will the July 2019 Michigan Bar Exam Results Be Released?

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When Will the July 2019 Michigan Bar Exam Results Be Released?

Wondering when the July 2019 Michigan Bar Exam Results will be released? We are too! The Michigan Board of Law Examiners states that Michigan Bar Exam results are released mid-November but in reality, they usually are released earlier than that. Below, you can see the past release dates for July Michigan Bar Exam results.

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July 2019 California Bar Exam subjects have been leaked!

July 2019 California Bar Exam subjects have been leaked!

If you are taking the July 2019 California Bar Exam, we have interesting news. (Note: we modified this from our original “good news and bad news” sentence since the news isn’t actually very good in the eyes of most!) July 2019 California bar exam subjects have been leaked. If you are like most examinees, you are probably NOT happy about this. Most examinees are very annoyed and feeling as though they are not rewarded for their hard work studying subjects that are not on the list. Many examinees are also worried the curve will be harder now that the subjects have been released.

To attempt to make it fair for all examinees, the State Bar of California emailed all applicants with a list of the subjects (see below). It said they were providing this out of “an abundance of caution and fairness.”  (Whether this is actually fair is a point up for debate, as the California State Bar did mention on its Twitter that these were released to deans on Thursday, so some students had a three-day “advantage” of knowing the subjects ahead of time. That does not seem too fair to us!)

We have not heard of something like this happening in the past — especially not with a bar exam with as many examinees as the California bar exam.

While you may feel angry, annoyed, (or maybe even happy), the best thing you can do is continue to prepare for the California bar exam with the time left.

Continue reading July 2019 California Bar Exam subjects have been leaked!