Memorize Black Letter Law

How To Memorize Black Letter Law For The Bar Exam

How To Memorize Black Letter Law For The Bar Exam

Memorizing black letter law is a critical component of bar exam preparation.  The bar exam, after all, tests many subjects—each with their own concepts and detailed legal rules.  For example, the UBE has the potential to test 16 different subjects. Likewise, the Michigan bar exam has the potential to test 24 subjects.  If you don’t have a firm grasp of the countless legal rules within those subjects, you won’t be able to confidently attack questions on the MBE and essay portion.  And you need confidence on the bar exam!

Despite the importance of memorizing black letter law, many commercial bar prep companies dedicate little, if any, time to the task.  What’s more, these companies often recommend that students read outlines repeatedly as a way of learning and memorizing the law—a fairly inefficient process.  In this post, we’ll explain how to effectively memorize black letter law for the bar exam.

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MPT Review Tasks

5 MPT Review Tasks If You Failed The Bar Exam

5 MPT Review Tasks If You Failed The Bar Exam

While studying for the bar, many students underestimate the MPT. People mistakenly believe it is an easy assignment because the laws and cases are prepared. However, if the MPT is not given the respect it deserves when studying, students will tank this portion of the exam along with their hopes of passing the bar.

If you failed the MPT, use these 5 MPT review tasks to better understand why you didn’t excel and better prepare for the next exam!

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February 2020 Uniform Bar Exam Recap | JD Advising

February 2020 Uniform Bar Exam Recap | JD Advising

In our blog post, we give you a recap of the February 2020 Uniform Bar Exam, including what was tested on the February 2020 Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) and the February 2020 Multistate Performance Test (MPT).

Note that we had to delay in posting this until NCBE answers were released in June, given that the NCBE now restricts any of its licensees from discussing the exam until official answers are released. We hope you did not mind the delay in posting this. Please read the full recap below!
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Mental health questions removed from the Michigan Bar Exam application

Mental health questions removed from the Michigan Bar Exam application

Mental health questions removed from the Michigan Bar Exam application

February 2021 Michigan bar applicants will not see a question asking about mental health on their Michigan Bar Exam application. This comes from an order issued by the Michigan Supreme Court in March 2020.

In this post, we cover the order and what this means for those submitting a Michigan Bar Exam application.

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Identical triplet sisters discuss how to stay safe studying for the bar exam during the coronavirus pandemic

Identical triplet sisters discuss how to stay safe studying for the bar exam during the coronavirus pandemic

JD Advising founder interviews her two identical triplet sister doctors on how to stay safe studying for the bar exam during the coronavirus pandemic in a brief three-part series that takes less than 15 minutes to watch in total. Continue reading Identical triplet sisters discuss how to stay safe studying for the bar exam during the coronavirus pandemic

MPT Practice

How Much MPT Practice Do I Need To Complete?

How Much MPT Practice Do I Need To Complete?

The MPT is often overlooked and discounted as “easy” because it is a “closed universe.” Students know they receive the cases and laws so there is nothing they need to memorize prior to taking this portion of the exam. Unfortunately, this mindset causes many students to skip studying for the MPT, losing out on crucial points. The best aspect of the MPT is that students who practice can drastically increase their scores for the section, thus the overall exam.

Follow these four tips to determine how much MPT practice you need!

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Low MBE Score

How To Quickly Improve A Low MBE Score

How To Quickly Improve A Low MBE Score

The MBE is a major component of every bar exam. It takes a lot of work to succeed in this portion of the exam. The MBE requires you to quickly identify a subject matter and nuanced rules within that topic before applying them to the scenario provided. If you’re struggling with MBE practice, you’re not alone. In this post, we give you tips on how to quickly improve a low MBE score. Read further to see our insight into how to improve!

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Bar Exam Memorization

The Best Universal Bar Exam Memorization Techniques

The Best Universal Bar Exam Memorization Techniques

Memorization is crucial when it comes to bar exam preparation. This is often the missing link in many bar prep plans. Even if you think you’re “bad” at memorizing information, don’t panic! We believe everyone can effectively memorize material. In this post, we discuss the best universal bar exam memorization techniques that everyone should follow!

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COVID-19 Bar Exam Checklist

COVID-19 Bar Exam Checklist

If you are taking the bar exam during the COVID-19 pandemic, keep in mind the following items on our COVID-19 bar exam checklist. We have listed special considerations for students taking an online bar exam and students taking an in-person bar exam. These are some important things to consider as the bar exam nears. You don’t want to be scrambling at the last minute to make sure you are complying with the bar examiners’ rules! Instead, you will have a less stressful experience if you prepare ahead of time for the bar exam that will be offered during this COVID-19 pandemic! Continue reading COVID-19 Bar Exam Checklist