How to Study for the MBE – from a 180 MBE Scorer

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The MBE is one of the most notoriously difficult parts of the bar exam. Students struggle with multiple-choice questions and often find it hard to improve their MBE scores. Here, we tell you how to study for the MBE in an efficient way. These are the techniques that I recommend, many of which helped me score a 180 on the MBE.  Continue reading How to Study for the MBE – from a 180 MBE Scorer

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MBE Frequency Chart: Highly Tested MBE Topics

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Here, we discuss the highly tested MBE topics. Before we do so, it is important to note that the MBE subjects are all tested equally. The MBE covers seven subjects:

  1. Civil Procedure
  2. Constitutional Law
  3. Contracts & Sales
  4. Criminal Law & Procedure
  5. Evidence
  6. Real Property
  7. Torts

Each subject is apportioned 25 questions, for a total of 175 total scored questions. (There also are an additional 25 test questions, which can be pulled from any subject.)

Highly Tested MBE Topics

While the MBE subjects are tested equally, the MBE topics within each subject are not tested equally. We have listed the MBE subjects in order and ranked the topics from most-to-least tested. You can see which subtopics fall within these topics by downloading the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) subject matter outline hereContinue reading MBE Frequency Chart: Highly Tested MBE Topics

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What is the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) and How is it Scored?

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Here, we tell you what the Multistate Bar Exam is, which states administer it, and what a “passing” MBE score is. We also tell you which subjects are tested on the MBE and give you some tips for studying for the MBE. Continue reading What is the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) and How is it Scored?

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Recap Of The July 2018 California Bar Exam

July 2018 California Bar Exam

Recap Of The July 2018 California Bar Exam

Continuing the trend, the July 2018 California Bar Exam essays had quite a few racehorse essay questions! We were not surprised to see this, given the difficulty of the California bar exam generally. Here are our general thoughts about what appeared on the July 2018 California Bar Exam essays and performance test.

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Bar Exam Consultation Services

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Bar Exam Consultation Services

Looking for a Bar Exam Consultation?

If you recently found out you failed the bar exam, you may be looking for a bar exam consultation to figure out the next steps. A bar exam consultation can be extremely helpful to determine a tailored and personalized study plan. Students report feeling so much better and motivated after talking to one of our bar exam experts! We offer this service to students taking the bar exam in any state.  Continue reading Bar Exam Consultation Services

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How to Conquer Evidence on the California Bar Exam

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Here, we tell you how to conquer Evidence on the California Bar Exam. Evidence is regularly tested on the California Bar Exam. Like other subjects, it is somewhat predictable in terms of how it is tested.

Here, we tell you how to approach Evidence on the California Bar Exam, including some of the issues you should expect to see tested in Evidence questions. Continue reading How to Conquer Evidence on the California Bar Exam

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How to Conquer Real Property on the California Bar Exam

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Here, we tell you how to conquer Real Property on the California Bar Exam. While most people find Real Property to be difficult and nuanced, the good news is that California has not tested California distinctions in Real Property questions on the California Bar Exam. Real Property also is somewhat predictable in how it is tested.

Here, we tell you how to approach Real Property on the California Bar Exam, including some of the highly tested issues in Real Property questions. Continue reading How to Conquer Real Property on the California Bar Exam

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Five Reasons You May Have Failed The Bar Exam

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It is very common to feel like failing the bar exam is the end of the world.  Remember, though, that it most definitely isn’t!  If you failed the bar exam, make sure you keep things in perspective.  This is just one bump in the road and it certainly isn’t a sign of what is to come.  To help ease your anxiety, make sure you read this note to those who failed the bar exam.

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MBE Percentiles for July 2018

MBE Percentiles for July 2018

Here, we tell you what your MBE score means if you took the bar exam in July 2018. You may wonder exactly how you did on the MBE in comparison to others. Knowing your MBE percentile is a valuable source of information.  This chart, released by the state of Illinois after the July 2018 bar exam, will tell you your approximate MBE percentile. Continue reading MBE Percentiles for July 2018

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How A Bar Exam Tutor Can Help You Pass The Bar Exam

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How A Bar Exam Tutor Can Help You Pass The Bar Exam

If you find yourself struggling with bar prep, a bar exam tutor could be just the thing to put you on the right track. In this post, we go over the best reasons to get a tutor!

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MBE Raw Score Conversion Chart

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MBE Raw Score Conversion Chart

You may be wondering what “raw” score you need on the Multistate Bar Exam in order to achieve a passing score on the MBE. We have input the data that we have available into an MBE raw score conversion chart (above). (You can click on the picture to make it bigger.) Continue reading MBE Raw Score Conversion Chart

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Should I Hire a Bar Exam Tutor?

should I hire a bar exam tutorA lot of prospective clients ask us, “should I hire a bar exam tutor?” It is true that not everybody needs a tutor to pass the bar exam. In fact, not even everybody that has failed the bar exam in the past needs to hire a bar exam tutor to pass the bar exam (although if you are in this boat, you are more likely to benefit if you hire a bar exam tutor!)

Here, we discuss the advantages of hiring a bar exam tutor as we as some other factors to consider when deciding whether to retain a bar exam tutor. If you are looking for tutoring, please contact us and we are happy to advise you specifically! The factors below will give you a general idea if a bar exam tutor is right for you.  Continue reading Should I Hire a Bar Exam Tutor?

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