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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Four Tips To Withdraw A Law School Application

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Four Tips To Withdraw A Law School Application

This is a very common question that plagues many applicants but one that’s easy to answer. For applicants and law schools alike, the application process can be incredibly personal. Applicants form relationships with law admissions staff, professors, current students and even prospective classmates throughout the admissions cycle.  Many applicants struggle to withdraw their application from consideration because they feel connected to a school, even though it’s not the best fit for them.

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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

Is a live or prerecorded bar exam class right for me?

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One thing you should consider when choosing a bar exam course is whether a live or prerecorded lecture is best for you. Some courses (including our JD Advising course) offer both — that is, you can attend live or you can watch the prerecorded version later. Other courses only offer one option — usually the prerecorded option.

Evaluating whether a live or prerecorded bar exam class is right for you is one of the first steps in choosing your bar prep course and planning out your bar prep.  Continue reading Is a live or prerecorded bar exam class right for me?

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

How To Handle Law School Admission Rejection

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How To Handle Law School Admission Rejection

Rejection always hurts and it can be even more painful when it’s from your dream school. While rejection is disappointing, it doesn’t mean you won’t get into a different, great law school and have a successful legal career. Here are our tips on how to handle law school admission rejection!

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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

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