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How To Memorize Black Letter Law

How To Memorize Black Letter Law

To say that the bar exam requires a lot of memorizing is an understatement. Memorizing rules for the bar exam is different than studying for law school finals. While you had one week to study for two to four finals in law school, you now have three months to study for the bar. So you might be wondering, how am I going to memorize 17+ subjects (depending on your jurisdiction) in 3 months? In this post, we give practical steps to memorize black letter law.

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Should I Memorize Black Letter Law For The Bar Exam?

Should I Memorize Black Letter Law For The Bar Exam?

Many students struggle with balancing their study time between memorizing black letter law and working through practice questions. In fact, some students mistakenly believe that they will memorize black letter law most effectively by passively reading through highly-detailed outlines and doing hundreds or thousands of practice questions. The large commercial bar preparation companies do little to dispel this belief, with some going so far as to actively discourage students from spending time memorizing the law.

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When Will February 2020 Washington DC Bar Exam Results Be Released?

When will February 2020 Washington DC Bar Exam Results be Released?

Washington DC bar exam results are usually released around the beginning of May. (Our formal prediction is Wednesday, May 13.) Note that last administration, the DC Board stated ahead of time when results would be released. So stay tuned to their website as they may do the same thing this administration.

Note that Washington D.C. seems to like releasing results on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for the most part. Read below for more information. Continue reading When Will February 2020 Washington DC Bar Exam Results Be Released?

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When Will the February 2020 Michigan Bar Exam Results Be Released?

When Will the February 2020 Michigan Bar Exam Results Be Released?

Wondering when the February 2020 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-May, but in reality, they usually are released earlier than that. Below, you can see the past release dates for the February Michigan Bar Exam results.

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Seven Bar Exam Tech Tips To Help You Study

Seven Bar Exam Tech Tips To Help You Study

Online video bar exam courses. Electronic flashcards. Remote bar exam tutors accessible by video conferencing. You have access to so many tech tools to help you study for the bar exam. But technology brings distractions as well, whether it’s getting sucked into a Netflix show or mindlessly scrolling through Instagram. When you’re stressed out and have been studying for weeks (or months), it’s tempting to put down your study materials and pick up your phone. We already have tips on how to enjoy studying for the bar, and how to not burn out while studying. In today’s post, we’ll focus on 7 tech tips that will help you stay focused, engaged, and energized while studying for the bar exam.

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How is the Bar Exam Formatted?

How is the Bar Exam Formatted? 

You may wonder how the bar exam is formatted.

Every jurisdiction administers a bar exam and is free to format the bar exam as they see fit. Most jurisdictions have an essay component. All jurisdictions besides Louisiana and Puerto Rico administer the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), which is a 200-question multiple-choice exam. In most jurisdictions, the MBE is worth about 50% of an examinee’s overall bar exam score.

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