Five Essential Last Minute Bar Exam Tips

Five Essential Last Minute Bar Exam Tips

Taking the bar exam in a few days? Here are five essential last minute bar exam tips to keep in mind. These last minute bar exam tips make the difference between passing and failing for some!

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MBE Tip of the Day: Civil Procedure MBE Tips

MBE Strategies Blog Post Series:  Welcome to our MBE tips and tricks blog post series — this post focuses on Civil Procedure MBE tips. We started this MBE series months ago and it was so popular that we are continuing it each bar exam administration.

You will see 25 scored Civil Procedure MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam.

Note that we have posted a total of 19 posts that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these 19 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 post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. Continue reading

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Is It Normal To Not Feel Ready For The Bar Exam?

how to succeed in law schoolIs It Normal To Not Feel Ready For The Bar Exam?

Is It Normal To Not Feel Ready For The Bar Exam?: In short, yes. Many students do not feel “ready” for the bar exam. Everybody wants one more month to study (and yet everybody doesn’t want that because they want to take it and get it over with!).

We have very few students – even our highest scoring students – that feel “confident” going into the exam. Most feel worried, anxious, and not ready for what awaits them.

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MBE Strategy of the Day: Real Property

MBE tutoring, MPRE sample questionsMBE Strategies Blog Post Series:  Welcome to our MBE tips and tricks blog post series — geared toward those looking for extra MBE help! This post focuses on a Real Property MBE tip. We started this 14-day series months ago and it was so popular that we are continuing it for February bar exam takers.

You will see 25 Real Property MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam.

Note that we have posted a total of 18 posts that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these 18 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 post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. Continue reading

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How Will I Feel After The Bar Exam?

failed the uniform bar exam, stressed out in law schoolHow Will I Feel After The Bar Exam? 

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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Which LSAT PrepTests are Best?

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Which LSAT PrepTests are Best?

In the course of studying, many students wonder how many LSAT PrepTests they should review. Later this week, Preptest 80 from the December 2016 will be released. So, most students will have access to dozens of previous exams. For many, that’s more than they could ever hope to work through. So, which LSAT PrepTests are best for preparing for your administration? We’ll break it down by section!

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What are the most frequently tested MEE/UBE issues?

What are the frequently tested MEE (Multistate Essay Exam) issues?  If you are trying to study “smart” for the multistate essay exam or uniform bar exam, you will no doubt wonder what the most frequently tested MEE issues are!

The first step to knowing where to focus when you approach the MEE is to be aware of the most frequently tested MEE subjects.  You can see a chart of the highly tested MEE subjects here.
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Bar Exam Quiz #2 is available!

bar exam quiz 2Ready for the bar exam? We have two bar exam quizzes that test whether your memorization is up to par! The first bar exam quiz can be found here. The second one is found below.

Our bar exam quiz is short — only 7 questions. But it tests whether or not you are ready for the bar exam — at least the memorization aspect of it. If you struggle with memorization, then you will also struggle with application (because you won’t have enough law to apply!). So this quiz tells you whether you need to work on memorization this last week before the bar exam.

Note: We have purposely chosen questions that are highly-tested on many state bar exams, including the multistate essay exam (and Uniform Bar Exam).  Continue reading

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Where do I find MPRE sample questions?

MPRE sample questionsWhere do I find MPRE sample questions?

Where do I find MPRE sample questions? You may wonder where to find MPRE sample questions.  When looking for MPRE sample questions, the absolute best source will be actual released MPRE questions. This is the best source because these closely mimic what you will see on test day. Continue reading

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The Ins and Outs of Law School Clinics

The Ins and Outs of Law School Clinics

Last week we posted about the three main law school extracurricular activities 2L and 3L students can participate in and why it is highly beneficial to do so (you can read that post by clicking the link!). This week we wanted to offer some guidance on another wonderful opportunity 2Ls and 3Ls should consider – law school clinics!!  Most programs require all students to complete some sort of field work requirement before they graduate. Law school clinics are an excellent way to meet it! Continue reading

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MBE Tip of the Day: Evidence

MBE Strategies Blog Post Series:  Welcome to our MBE tips and tricks blog post series! This post focuses on an Evidence MBE tip. We started this 14-day series months ago and it was so popular that we are continuing it for February bar exam takers.

You will see 25 Evidence MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam.

Note that we have posted a total of 17 posts that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these 17 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 post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. Continue reading

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Ashley Heidemann from JD Advising LLC participates in University of Detroit Mercy Law School’s Professionalism in Action

Ashley Heidemann from JD Advising LLC  (pictured first on the left in the second row, above) participates in the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Professionalism in Action program.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law hosts
Professionalism in Action Event

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MBE Tip of the Day: Criminal Procedure

MBE DiagnosticMBE Strategies Blog Post Series:  Welcome to our MBE tips and tricks blog post series! This post focuses on a Criminal Procedure MBE tip. We started this 14-day series months ago and it was so popular that we are continuing it for February bar exam takers.

You will see 25 Criminal Law and Procedure MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam. About half of those will be Criminal Procedure questions.

Note that we have posted a total of 16 posts that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these 16 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 post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. Continue reading

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Ready for the Bar Exam? Take our Bar Exam Quiz!

Ready for the bar exam? Take our bar exam quiz to find out!! Our bar exam quiz is short — only 7 questions long. But it tests whether or not you are able to articulate some of the most highly-tested areas of law. The point of a quiz like this is not to see if you truly understand and/or can apply the law. Rather the point is just to see how your memorization is!

If you struggle with memorization, then you will also struggle with application (because you won’t have enough law to apply!). So this quiz tells you whether you need to work on memorization these last two weeks before the bar exam.

Note: We have purposely chosen questions that are highly-tested on many state bar exams. These questions also correspond with subjects that we think could be coming up on the multistate essay exam (and written portion of the uniform bar exam). Continue reading

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How to Write a Law School Addendum

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How to Write a Law School Addendum

Crafting a law school addendum can be an intimidating process – most likely, you must re-confront an issue that you hoped was behind you. For purposes of Character & Fitness, this statement is an essential piece of an application package for several applicants. Instead of viewing it as an obstacle, however, we want you to think of what you have overcome, how you adapted and grew, and how capable you are of pursuing your dream as a law student.

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