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Four Things I Wish I Knew About My Online Bar Exam

Four Things I Wish I Knew About My Online Bar Exam

Are you worried about taking an online bar exam? Are you curious about what others who took the bar exam during a pandemic experienced? In this article, I’ll discuss four things I wish I would have known before taking an online bar exam! The first two are exam-day specific, and the second two points relate to preparation for the exam. Be sure to keep them in mind when mentally preparing yourself for exam day!

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How To Study At Home For Law School Classes

How To Study At Home For Law School Classes

This fall, most law school classes will look different from the norm. While some schools are offering in-person instruction, many have shifted to a hybrid or online model. Access to campus libraries and other study areas may be restricted or prohibited. For law students across the country, one of the keys to a successful year will be learning how to study at home. Luckily for you, we have a few tips!

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Which States are Delaying the July 2020 Bar Exam and Offering a Fall Bar Exam Instead?

Which States are Delaying the July 2020 Bar Exam and Offering a Fall Bar Exam Instead?

Which states are delaying the July 2020 bar exam and offering a fall bar exam instead? As noted in prior posts, the NCBE has decided to administer a fall bar exam. States have until May 5 to determine whether they wish to administer a July bar exam or delay it (likely about two months) until the Fall. At that time, the NCBE will decide whether it will administer both a July bar exam and a fall bar exam or whether it will only administer a fall bar exam (assuming there is not enough interest in a July bar exam). The questions will be different if both exams are administered.

New: check out this post on where to take the bar exam in 2020!

Update 7/23/20: If your state is administering the remote NCBE exam, check out these NCBE FAQs for more helpful details on this online exam! Also, make sure to check your state bar’s website for any other details!

Update 6/29/20: 60% of states have changed their July 2020 bar exam in some way.

Update 6/14/20: Most jurisdictions (31, in fact) are planning on administering a July bar exam (with the vast majority of jurisdictions administering the exam in-person). However, in total, these states represented only 37.3% of July 2019 bar takers. Many of the states with the largest number of bar exam takers in July 2019 (California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, among others) have decided instead to administer a fall bar exam. You can see a breakdown of which states are offering a July v. Fall bar exam option below. 

UPDATE 6/1/20: The NCBE is offering a limited MBE, MEE, MPT exam online on October 5-6 for jurisdictions to use as an “emergency option” if the July or fall exams cannot be administered. This exam would be completely remote.  It would not constitute a full bar exam; it would be shorter than the traditional bar exam. Further, any score would not be eligible to be transferred as a UBE or MBE score to other jurisdictions or released to candidates via NCBE score services. Scores will not be equated or scaled as a traditional standard full-length pen-and-paper bar exam would be.

UPDATE 5/5/20: the NCBE states on its website that it will make materials available for a July exam AND both September exams, and it is up to the states to choose an administration or even multiple.

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When Will the October 2020 New York Bar Exam Results be Released?

When the Will October 2020 New York Bar Exam Results be Released?

October 2020 New York Bar Exam results should be released around the last week of November or first week of December. (Our formal guess of the release date is Thursday, December 3, 2020, but it could really be anytime!) However, this year, the exam is being administered on October 5-6, 2020. So, we have no basis for this prediction, as this is uncharted territory! You can read more about New York’s October 2020 bar exam changes here

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Essential Tips For The October 2020 California Bar Exam

Essential Tips For The October 2020 California Bar Exam

On July 16, 2020, the California Supreme Court instructed the State Bar of California to develop a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) guide pertaining to the online California bar examination on October 5−6, 2020. Are you looking for tips on how to tackle the October 2020 California bar exam based on the recently released FAQ guide from the California State Bar? Below we will provide you with tips on how to approach the California bar exam based upon the information included in the FAQ guide. Please note the FAQ guide will be updated based questions received by the State Bar, so please continue to review the guide for additional information periodically.

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

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

Wondering when the July 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-November but in reality, they usually are released earlier than that. However, we suspect there will be some delays in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. And, the July 2020 Michigan Bar Exam is like no other—it will be one-day, essay only, and administered remotely. You can read more about the changes to the Michigan Bar Exam here. Below, you can see the past release dates for July Michigan Bar Exam results.

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California Bar Exam Updates

Huge California Bar Exam Updates For October 2020

Huge California Bar Exam Updates For October 2020

Huge California Bar Exam Updates For October 2020: On July 16, 2020, the California Supreme Court provided long-awaited news about the fate of the California bar exam. Not only did the announcement reveal the cancelation of the September bar exam, but it also postponed the exam to October 5-6, 2020, extended the registration period for the exam, permanently reduced the passing score from 1440 to 1390, and authorized a provisional licensure program. Each of these key points will be discussed in greater detail below. Keep reading for our analysis of these California Bar Exam updates.

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When Will the October 2020 Washington D.C. Bar Exam Results Be Released

When will the October 2020 Washington D.C. Bar Exam results be released?

Washington D.C. Bar Exam results are usually released around mid-to-end of October. However, this year, the exam is being administered on October 5-6, 2020, and ONLINE only. So, we have no basis for this prediction, as this is uncharted territory! You can read more about D.C.’s bar exam changes here. Thus, it is unclear when the October 2020 Washington D.C. Bar Exam results will be released, but we have a guess!.

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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

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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