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Can I Pass The Bar Exam If I Ran Out Of Time?

Can I Pass The Bar Exam If I Ran Out Of Time?

Each year, many students report running out of time on the bar exam.  If you’re in this group, it’s important to know that you’re not alone.  Even the most well-prepared students can struggle to meet the bar exam’s time limitations.  Students who run out of time on a section (or sections) of the exam naturally ask if they can still pass the bar.  The answer is, of course, yes.  Running out of time is certainly not ideal, but it happens to the best of us.  If you ran out of time on the bar exam, it’s tempting to spend the next month or two anticipating—and preparing for—a failing score.  Before you go down the rabbit hole of unnecessary worry, allow us to offer some perspective.

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How Will I Feel After The Bar Exam?

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Most people walk into the bar exam hoping that they will feel “good” after the bar exam. They want to enjoy their post-bar exam vacations, or celebrations or time off. Or they just want to go back to work feeling confident they will not have to take the bar exam again.

Unfortunately, this is not how most people feel!

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Can I Pass The Bar Exam If I Miss An MPT?

Can I Pass The Bar Exam If I Miss An MPT?

The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) is a unique component of the bar exam.  Unlike the MEE and MBE, it is a “closed universe” exam that does not require you to apply black letter law that you’ve committed to memory.  Even so, the MPT is no cakewalk, and some exam takers find themselves facing an unfamiliar MPT question that throws them for a loop.  Naturally, these students ask: Can I pass the bar exam if I miss an MPT question?  The answer is an emphatic yes.  In this post, we’ll explain why.

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Popular JD Advising Bar Exam Resources for First-Time Bar Exam Takers

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Popular JD Advising Bar Exam Resources for First-Time Bar Exam Takers

JD Advising offers a suite of resources and products for first-time bar exam takers. Below are some of our most popular products and services. We also have several products and services for law students including a free five-star MPRE course and law school tutoring. Continue reading Popular JD Advising Bar Exam Resources for First-Time Bar Exam Takers

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How is the Bar Exam Formatted?

Step Four of How to Pass the Bar Exam:

Get to Know the Format of the Bar Exam

You may wonder how the bar exam is formatted. Learning how the bar exam is formatted is an important step to passing the bar exam!

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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MBE Memorization Quiz: Test What You Know!

MBE Memorization Quiz: Test What You Know!

It is important to memorize the nuances of the law if you want to pass the MBE. After all, the MBE tests the nuances. The MBE does not test if you have a general understanding of the law. Below, please find our MBE memorization quiz to see if you are on track.

If you take our MBE memorization quiz and find you don’t do too well, it may be worth it to review these strategies to memorize your bar exam outlines.

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February 2020 Bar Exam Results Release Dates by State

February 2020 Bar Exam Results Release Dates by State

Wondering when the February 2020 bar exam results will be released in your state? In this post, we tell you:

  • When examinees find out their bar exam results;
  • How examinees find out their 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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Should I take a Break during the MBE?

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The MBE consists of three hours of testing during the morning and three hours during the afternoon.  During each of those sessions, you will be tasked with answering 100 multiple choice questions.  This is understandable a very taxing experience, both mentally and physically.  Many bar exam takers wonder it is beneficial to take a short break during the MBE, or whether the risk is greater than the reward.  In this post, we discuss some factors to consider before you decide if it is worth it to take a break during the MBE. Continue reading Should I take a Break during the MBE?

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How to Raise Your MBE Score: What to Do and What NOT to Do

How to Raise Your MBE Score: What to Do and What NOT to Do

If you feel like you are stuck in a rut and don’t see your MBE score budge, this is for you. You may answer a hundred questions a day and get the same score no matter how much effort you put in. You may read every answer explanation. You may be doing a lot of work but not seeing a lot of results! This is very common. We specialize in helping students get out of MBE ruts and raise their MBE scores. Here, we will tell you three things to stop doing — after all, time is your most precious asset! Then, we will tell you three things to start doing instead. Hopefully, you will raise your MBE score so you exceed your goals! We see this happen with a lot of our students. Continue reading How to Raise Your MBE Score: What to Do and What NOT to Do

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Bar Exam Memorization: Do I Have Enough Law Memorized?

Bar Exam Memorization: Do I Have Enough Law Memorized?

Bar exam memorization is one of the topics students ask us about most! You may be wondering if you have enough law memorized for the MBE. While you want to memorize as much as you can (especially of the highly tested issues!), it is unrealistic to think that you will have every single nuance tested — especially with the amount of material you may have on hand.

Here, we have a free bar exam memorization quiz so you can find out if you are on track!

We write a lot about memorization because it is one of the most important things you can do to pass the bar exam! If you are looking to improve your score (on the essay or MBE portion of the exam) it is one of the most important things you can do! Continue reading Bar Exam Memorization: Do I Have Enough Law Memorized?

4 Tips To Help You Study For the UBE In Your Spare Time

4 Tips To Help You Study For the UBE In Your Spare Time

Do you need to be somewhere in an hour?  Is it close to the end of your study day but you just aren’t ready to shut it down yet?  Looking for some short and simple things you can do to fill your time?  In this post, we give you four short tasks that will still help you study for the UBE in your spare time.

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