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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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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 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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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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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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July 2017 MEE Predictions

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July 2017 MEE Predictions


July 2017 MEE Predictions: 
Are you wondering what is going to be on the July 2017 Multistate Essay Exam (MEE)? Us too! We have created our own July 2017 MEE predictions. These are the essay subjects that we think are coming up, primarily based on past MEE questions (as you can see in the chart below).  We think that you may see the following on the July 2017 MEE.

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California Bar Exam Essay Frequency Chart

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California Bar Exam Essay Frequency Chart

Are you looking for a comprehensive California bar exam essay frequency chart? Here’s our chart chart of the essay subjects tested on the California bar exam since 2006 through the present date. The essay chart will show you which subjects tend to be frequently tested (e.g., Professional Responsibility!) and which ones are not tested as often (e.g., agency).  You can also get an idea of which subjects are generally tested in conjunction with another subject (which you are more likely to see with the new test format as of July 2017). Our chart provides a more accurate representation of when subjects were tested because we have separated Corporations, Agency, and Partnership; Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure; Contract Remedies and Tort Remedies; California Civil Procedure and Federal Civil Procedure; Trusts and Wills; and the California Evidence Code and the Federal Rules of Evidence.

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How to Format a Bench Memo on the MPT

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How to Format a Bench Memo on the MPT

A law clerk will generally write a bench memorandum to assist appellate judges in clarifying issues prior to oral argument or to advise a trial judge on particular issues prior to a motions hearing.  It is not a common MPT task. However, the UBE tested this task twice in the last five years – in July 2012 (State of Franklin v. Soper) and on the February 2017 exam. Here are some tips on how to approach this MPT task if you encounter it on exam day. We use State of Franklin v. Soper as an example (a bench memo on the defendant’s pretrial motion to exclude evidence).

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Looking for Something Different than Barbri?

Looking for something different than Barbri?

If you are looking for something different than Barbri or a standard commercial course, you are not alone. Many students are not attracted to the large-group video-recorded lectures, the overwhelming to-do lists, the made-up bar review questions, and the lack of accountability that most standard commercial bar review courses provide. Continue reading

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JD Advising Giveaway!

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JD Advising Giveaway! Find out how you can win a copy of our “How to Pass the Michigan Bar Exam” book and our Uniform Bar Exam MEE One-Sheets here!

JD Advising is giving away one copy of our “How to Pass the Michigan Bar Exam” book and our “Uniform Bar Exam MEE One-Sheets” to two lucky winners!  The winners of the giveaway will be chosen at random on March 16, 2017.

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UBE Bar Exam Prep Options

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Looking for some great UBE bar exam prep options? We have a wide variety of services and products that have helped students across the country pass the UBE.

We offer a super-tailored, individualized approach. Our instruction is superior. Our materials are superior. Our outlines are precisely tailored to what is tested and we offer our students all past released questions for the MBE, MEE, and MPT. We frequently accurately predict subjects and topics coming up on the bar exam.

We have a plethora of UBE bar exam prep options. offer everything from a full-service Uniform Bar Exam course, to tailored private tutoring to a book of MEE one-sheets.  If you are looking for a recommendation on what would be the best route for you, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.  Many students combine some of these UBE bar exam prep options with a commercial course if they are looking to get the upper hand on the exam. Continue reading

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Post bar exam anxiety won’t go away!

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Post bar exam anxiety won’t go away!

If you are feeling a lot of post bar exam anxiety, you are not alone. Many students feel stressed out after they take the bar exam. They worry about whether they passed. And they can’t stop thinking about the questions they answered incorrectly! If you are feeling a lot of post bar exam anxiety, we will tell you tips for easing it in this post. Continue reading

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