Wayne State Law Students – Join Us Tomorrow, March 28th for a Q&A Session!

Wayne State Law Students – Join Us Tomorrow, March 28th for Lunch and a Bar Exam Q&A Session!

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LSAT Timing Tips

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LSAT Timing Tips

LSAT Timing Tips: I always tell students that the LSAT has two equally challenging and important aspects: the material and timing. In fact, for many, timing is more difficult than the material. Given all day, most people who study LSAT material could score well on the test. When a person studies for the LSAT, they are actually preparing for two tests, one of which focuses on the material, and one of which focuses on timing. In that vein, here are some LSAT timing tips to help with the timing side of things!

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I Failed The Illinois Bar Exam. What Should I Do?

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I Failed The Illinois Bar Exam. What Should I Do?

Illinois bar exam results will be out this week! Let’s say it is the worst-case scenario: You’ve received your bar exam results only to learn that you’ve failed the Illinois Bar Exam. This is an incredibly disappointing moment. You may not know how to share this news with family and friends or how to proceed next. Below we provide you with some advice on the process of having to study and sit for the bar exam again.

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Sign up for JD Advising’s Newsletter To Get Updates Directly To Your Inbox!

Whether you’re preparing to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), months away from starting law school, ready to take law school exams or beginning your bar exam preparation, JD Advising’s newsletter has something for you.  Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest information on our courses as well as strategies, tips and tactics on how to manage all things law related.  

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One Month Until Law School Exams: How to Study

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One Month Until Law School Exams: How to Study

As the end of the semester approaches, it’s time to start thinking about the final exam.  Now that there’s only one month until law school exams, your focus should shift to how best to prepare.  You should not be spending as much time on cases. Cases will not help you do well on the exam.  Law school exams are not going to give you a fact pattern that mimics an already decided case.  The fact patterns tend to be long and incorporate many different issues, generally focusing on more grey areas that prompt you to interpret existing law.  This is why it is important for you to focus on learning the rules taught during the semester and then applying them to unfamiliar fact patterns. In this post, we tell you how to do that!

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What Does My Illinois Bar Exam Score Report Mean?

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What Does My Illinois Bar Exam Score Report Mean?

What Does My Illinois Bar Exam Score Report Mean?: You’ve taken the Illinois Bar Exam, waited many weeks in anticipation of your score, and now you have to make sense of confusing score report. What does it all mean? Below we will help you break down the different components of your Illinois bar exam score report. Currently, the minimum passing scaled score on the exam is 266 (out of a possible 400 points).

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How to take JD Advising and Barbri

JD Advising and Barbri

I want to take Barbri and JD Advising. How do I do both?   

“I want to take JD Advising and Barbri. How do I do both?” Many students are already signed up for Barbri but want to get an edge up on the bar exam by using JD Advising in some way as a supplement. However, they also, understandably, do not want to overwhelm themselves with bar exam supplements!

We frequently get asked: How do I take JD Advising and Barbri to get the most out of both?

In this post, we tell you several different options (ranking from most to least expensive) that will tell you how to take both JD Advising and Barbri at the same time to maximize your chances of taking the bar exam once!
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Why You Should Use A Private LSAT Tutor Over A Prep Course

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Why You Should Use A Private LSAT Tutor Over A Prep Course

Many students wonder whether using a private LSAT tutor or a course will help them most. In this post, we cover what a private LSAT tutor can give you that a large prep course can’t!

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Why is a UBE Bar Exam Tutor a Great Investment?

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Why is a UBE Bar Exam Tutor a Great Investment?

Are you preparing for the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)? Are you looking to supplement your traditional bar exam course? Or are you looking for a personalized approach to bar study? Either way, JD Advising can help you! Below we explain why a UBE tutor could be the right investment for you.

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Join JD Advising’s Ashley Heidemann for an AMA on Scholastica Law Review Editors LinkedIn Group

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Are you a law student looking for advice on how to study?  Do you have questions about the bar exam preparation process? Join JD Advising’s Ashley Heidemann for an AMA on Scholastica Law Review Editors LinkedIn Group

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Law School Class Schedule – Bar Subjects or Personal Interests?

Law School Class Schedule – Bar Subjects or Personal Interests?

As the semester starts to wind down, many students start to think about what their law school class schedule for next year will look like.  Picking classes can seem somewhat daunting, especially for 1Ls who had virtually their entire first year planned for them.  A lot of the class topics might be completely unfamiliar.  One easy way to break down the options, however, is to divide the subjects into ones that are on the bar exam and ones that aren’t.  When I (Laura) was a 1L my favorite question to ask older students, advisors, professors, etc. was whether I should be taking bar subjects or subjects of personal interest.  Unfortunately I never really got a straight answer.  Now that I’ve been through both law school and the bar exam, I have a better perspective. So, when planning out your law school class schedule, prioritize classes that are of interest to you!

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MEE Predictions: Review of February 2017

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MEE Predictions: We Accurately Predicted 70% Of What Was Tested During Our MEE Seminar!

Our MEE (Multistate Essay Exam) Seminar students had a tremendous advantage over many other exam takers on the February 2017 exam. We thoroughly reviewed 15 years of previous essays in each of the 16 subjects to develop our predictions. We are happy to report that our MEE predictions correctly forecasted more than 70% of the subjects on the MEE. In addition, we accurately predicted many of the specific issues that were tested on the essays. Below we discuss in detail which of our MEE predictions appeared on the exam.

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The GRE: A Breakdown For Law School Applicants

The GRE: A Breakdown For Law School Applicants

Last week, Harvard announced that, as part of a pilot program, it would accept GRE scores for admission to its law school. It joins the University of Arizona as the only two accredited law schools to allow the GRE to be used in place of the LSAT. As one of the top law schools in the country, Harvard might be a bellwether for larger changes taking place in law school applications. What does this mean for the future of the LSAT, and how will it change applying to law school? And how does the GRE compare to the LSAT?

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How is JD Advising Different From Barbri?

How Is JD Advising Different From Barbri?

How Is JD Advising Different from Barbri?: We have put a comparison chart here so you can see how JD Advising is different from Barbri. Note that the Barbri information is all based upon information and belief. If you have different information, please email us and we will update our chart!  Continue reading

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What Score Do I Need To Pass The UBE?

What Score Do I Need To Pass The UBE?

Although over 25 jurisdictions use the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), a passing UBE score varies from state to state. So, to save you time searching, we’ve listed the jurisdictions that use the UBE and what you need to pass it!

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