February 2019 California Bar Exam Recap

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Recap of the February 2019 California Bar Exam Essays and Performance Test

As per usual, the February 2019 California Bar Exam essays had quite a few racehorse 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 February 2019 California Bar Exam essays. Continue reading February 2019 California Bar Exam Recap

MBE Tip of the Day: Evidence

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MBE Tip of the Day: Evidence

Welcome to our MBE tip of the day series. This “MBE tip of the day” post focuses on evidence.

You will see 25 scored evidence MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam. In this post, we will review an evidence question together. Note that we have posted several MBE tips (which you can find links to at the bottom of this post) that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these questions, it could increase your MBE score by that many points if you see any of these issues tested again (which, by the way, you will!). These posts of MBE tips and tricks will not only cover substantive law but also strategy.  So each “MBE tip of the day” post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. Finally, you can sign up to receive these posts directly to your inbox for the upcoming administration at the bottom of this page.

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MBE Tip of the Day: Constitutional Law

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MBE Tip of the Day: Constitutional Law

Welcome to our MBE tip of the day series. This “MBE tip of the day” post focuses on constitutional law.

You will see 25 scored constitutional law MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam. In this post, we will review a constitutional law question together. Note that we have posted several MBE tips (which you can find links to at the bottom of this post) that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these questions, it could increase your MBE score by that many points if you see any of these issues tested again (which, by the way, you will!). These posts of MBE tips and tricks will not only cover substantive law but also strategy.  So each “MBE tip of the day” post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. You can sign up to receive these posts directly to your inbox for the upcoming administration at the bottom of this page.

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MBE Tip of the Day: Constitutional Law

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MBE Tip of the Day: Constitutional Law

Welcome to our MBE tip of the day series. This “MBE tip of the day” post focuses on constitutional law.

You will see 25 scored constitutional law MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam. In this post, we will review a constitutional law question together. Note that we have posted several MBE tips (which you can find links to at the bottom of this post) that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these questions, it could increase your MBE score by that many points if you see any of these issues tested again (which, by the way, you will!). These posts of MBE tips and tricks will not only cover substantive law but also strategy.  So each “MBE tip of the day” post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. You can sign up to receive these posts directly to your inbox for the upcoming administration at the bottom of this page.

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February 2019 Bar Exam Results Release Dates by State

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February 2019 Bar Exam Results Release Dates by State

Wondering when the February 2019 bar exam results will be released in your state? In this post, we tell you:

  • When examinees find out their February 2019 bar exam results;
  • How examinees find out their February 2019 bar exam results;
  • Statistics and Pass lists for the bar exam;
  • A passing score for the bar exam;
  • Whether you will see your bar exam score;
  • Whether your bar exam will be regraded or whether there is an appeals process; and
  • Where you can find more information about the bar exam.

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MBE Tip of the Day: Torts

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MBE Tip of the Day: Torts

Welcome to our MBE tip of the day series. This “MBE tip of the day” post focuses on torts.

You will see 25 scored torts MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam. In this post, we will review a torts question together. Note that we have posted several MBE tips (which you can find links to at the bottom of this post) that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these questions, it could increase your MBE score by that many points if you see any of these issues tested again (which, by the way, you will!). These posts of MBE tips and tricks will not only cover substantive law but also strategy.  So each “MBE tip of the day” post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. You can sign up to receive these posts directly to your inbox for the upcoming administration at the bottom of this page.

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MBE Tip of the Day: Contracts and Sales

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MBE Tip of the Day: Contracts and Sales

Welcome to our MBE tip of the day series. This “MBE tip of the day” post focuses on contracts and sales.

You will see 25 scored contracts and sales MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam. In this post, we will review a contracts and sales question together. Note that we have posted several MBE tips (which you can find links to at the bottom of this post) that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these questions, it could increase your MBE score by that many points if you see any of these issues tested again (which, by the way, you will!). These posts of MBE tips and tricks will not only cover substantive law but also strategy.  So each “MBE tip of the day” post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. You can sign up to receive these posts directly to your inbox for the upcoming administration at the bottom of this page.

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Four Effective Bar Exam Study Habits

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While there is no perfect way to study for the bar exam, there are certainly ways that help your chances of passing – and ways that hinder your chances.  Having effective bar exam study habits is the best way to ensure you are as prepared as possible for the bar!  In this post, we go over four bar exam study habits that will ensure you are studying effectively for the bar exam.  Try to work on incorporating these habits and strategies into your bar prep early on so you are making the most of your study time!

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MBE Time Management: Develop an MBE Scantron Strategy

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MBE time management is a struggle for many students. It is important to manage your time on the MBE for two reasons:

  • First, you want to make sure you answer each question on the MBE. (You are not penalized for incorrect answers!) Thus, every bubble should be filled in.
  • Second, you want to make sure you are able to answer the questions you are most likely to get right. This means that you do not want to just randomly fill in the last ten bubbles on your scantron sheet. If you have to “randomly fill in” a bubble on your scantron sheet, it is better if you probably wouldn’t have known the answer to that question anyway. In other words, you want to be strategic about which questions you guess on.

We have some great strategies on MBE timing tips here. In this post, we simply focus on developing MBE time management using an MBE scantron strategy.  Continue reading MBE Time Management: Develop an MBE Scantron Strategy

How to Write Bar Exam Issue Statements

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This advice is not something you will hear from a commercial bar exam course but we strongly believe in it based on the thousands of graded bar exam essays we have read from Uniform Bar Exam states, Multistate Essay Exam states, and states that do not administer either exam. In this post, we tell you how to write bar exam issue statements that are effective and that maximize your points on a bar exam essay answer! Continue reading How to Write Bar Exam Issue Statements

MBE Topic Frequency Chart

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In this post, we have an MBE topic frequency chart which shows the highly tested topics within each subject.  We have listed the MBE subjects in alphabetical order and ranked the topics from most-to-least tested within each subject. If you are looking for an even more detailed breakdown of which exact subtopics fall within each topic, please download a PDF of the 2019 National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) subject matter outline here. (The outline was written by the NCBE, the organization that writes the bar exam, and restyled by us.)  Continue reading MBE Topic Frequency Chart

The Month Before the Bar Exam — Your Questions Answered

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Here, we list some common questions that students ask us the month before the bar exam. You can read the answers to all of the questions below or click on the specific questions you are interested in.

If you have a question that is not answered, please feel free to contact us or post in the comments below!

*We will continue to update this post with questions and answers as we receive them

MBE Tip of the Day: Civil Procedure

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MBE Tip of the Day: Civil Procedure

Welcome to our MBE tip of the day series. This “MBE tip of the day” post focuses on civil procedure.

You will see 25 scored civil procedure MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam. In this post, we will review a civil procedure question together. Note that we have posted several MBE tips (which you can find links to at the bottom of this post) that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these questions, it could increase your MBE score by that many points if you see any of these issues tested again (which, by the way, you will!). These posts of MBE tips and tricks will not only cover substantive law but also strategy.  So each “MBE tip of the day” post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. You can sign up to receive these posts directly to your inbox for the upcoming administration at the bottom of this page.

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