How To Use IRAC on Law School Exams

Use IRAC on Law School Exams

How To Use IRAC on Law School Exams

Final exams in law school can be scary, especially if you get professors who like to give long-winded essay questions.  A fact pattern that is paragraphs and paragraphs long is very intimidating!  Having the right approach is essential to your success – and the most efficient approach is to use IRAC on law school exams.  You’ve probably been taught IRAC (issue, rule, analysis, conclusion) in your classes, and now is your chance to put it into practice!  In this post, we tell you how to use IRAC on law school exams.

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Is It Merely Stress or Anxiety?: Anxiety in Law School

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Is It Merely Stress or Anxiety?: Anxiety in Law School

Is It Merely Stress or Anxiety?: Anxiety in Law School: In the post “Law School and Your Mental Health” we discussed some risk factors for mental health issues and some basic prevention strategies. In the post “Is it Stress or Something More? Depression in Law School” we looked at depression, which is a common category of mental illness. Now, we’re going a little deeper into another very common category of mental health issues- Anxiety. So are you feeling stress or anxiety? Let’s look a little deeper.

This post is for informational purposes only, and it is not a substitute for diagnosis and treatment by a trained professional.

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Legal Research and Writing Tips for 1Ls

Legal Research and Writing Tips

Legal Research and Writing Tips for 1Ls

Legal research and writing is a very important component of 1L year.  In this post, we offer five legal research and writing tips for 1Ls!  These are skills you will use the rest of your legal career, so developing a strong foundation is critical.  This is not a class that you should ignore or write off.  You will be well rewarded in your future for possessing strong legal research and writing skills!

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Tips for Law Students taking the Uniform Bar Exam

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In this post, we give some tips to law students taking the Uniform Bar Exam. These are tips that you can use in law school to maximize your chances of passing the Uniform Bar Exam the first time you take it.   Continue reading Tips for Law Students taking the Uniform Bar Exam

How to Calculate your MPRE Score on an MPRE Practice Test

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Wondering how to calculate your MPRE score on an MPRE practice test? You may have taken a 60-question MPRE practice test and be wondering what your score means. Here, we tell you how to calculate your MPRE score on an MPRE Practice test.  Continue reading How to Calculate your MPRE Score on an MPRE Practice Test

Don’t Miss Out On Our July 2019 Early Bar Prep Tips!

Studying For The Bar Exam In July 2019? Get A Head Start With Early Bar Prep!

If you are taking the July 2019 bar exam, join our Early Bar Prep Email Series! Hundreds of law students across the nation have already joined, and are receiving weekly tips on how to prepare for the bar exam. Tips range from tackling the MBE to creating a study schedule well in advance so that you can hit the ground running! You can read more below to find out about what type of tips we send out! Continue reading Don’t Miss Out On Our July 2019 Early Bar Prep Tips!

How To Prepare For Your Law School Summer Job

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How To Prepare For Your Law School Summer Job

How To Prepare For Your Law School Summer Job: With finals in sight, many law students are preparing for their upcoming summer experience. Wherever you are planning to spend your summer—at a firm, courthouse, or company—there are a few things you should do before stepping foot in the office.

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What can I bring into the MPRE testing center?

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Many students don’t do their homework before the MPRE and they are surprised that they can’t wear their watch. Or their fitbit. Or that they have to go all the way back to their car to dispose of their phone. Or that the photo identification required is very specific!

Here, we tell you what you MUST bring, what you MAY bring, and what you MAY NOT bring into the MPRE testing center. Note that we are just pointing out a few of the salient items. Please make sure that you take the time to read all of the updated test day policies on the NCBE site hereContinue reading What can I bring into the MPRE testing center?

Why I Didn’t Do Law Review

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I graduated as the #1 student and would have been a write-on to law review, had I chosen to do it. However, I didn’t do law review and there are a few reasons why. Before I go into them, I want to make a disclaimer: I think law review can serve as an invaluable experience and some students should definitely take the opportunity to do it. So, this is not a post saying “don’t do law review.” This is simply a post about why I chose not to do law review.  Continue reading Why I Didn’t Do Law Review

Early Bar Prep: How to Make an Early Bar Prep Schedule

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Early bar prep can be beneficial for some students. Other students really do not need an early bar prep program (or are intimidated or overwhelmed by the thought of it!) In this post, we discuss a few things:

  • whether you need early bar prep,
  • what you should do during early bar prep
  • how to make an early bar prep schedule 

As noted above, early bar prep is not for everyone. However, some students find it very beneficial to spend some time beginning their bar prep early. Continue reading Early Bar Prep: How to Make an Early Bar Prep Schedule

How long is the MPRE? And Other Basic MPRE Questions Answered

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Here, we answer a few basic MPRE questions that students often ask us. We tell you how long the MPRE is, whether you need to take the MPRE to become a licensed lawyer, and what a passing MPRE score is.  Continue reading How long is the MPRE? And Other Basic MPRE Questions Answered

How To Start Bar Prep Early With A Tutor

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You’ve surely heard by now what an extensive (and exhaustive!) task preparing for the bar exam is.  There’s a lot of material that is fair game on the exam, meaning that there is a lot you need to memorize in a short period of time.  To make this task easier, it is a great idea to start bar prep early!  Understandably, those who are still in school have a lot of other responsibilities to handle, which certainly complicates things.  However, it is not impossible to start your bar prep early while you’re still in school!

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MPRE Sample Questions: Where to Find Them

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The Best MPRE sample questions are those released by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE).  These MPRE sample questions are the best because they are past released MPRE questions or closely styled from past released MPRE questions. Here, we tell you where to find these questions as well as additional sources for MPRE sample questions.  Continue reading MPRE Sample Questions: Where to Find Them