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July 2017 Bar Exam Results Release Dates by State

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Wondering when the July 2017 bar exam results will be released in your state? In this post, we tell you:

  • When examinees find out their July 2017 bar exam results;
  • How examinees find out their July 2017 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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Top 5 Last Minute MBE Tips

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Top 5 Last Minute MBE Tips

In this post, we discuss our top five last minute MBE tips. You may wonder if there is anything you can do – or avoid doing – at the last minute to improve your MBE score. And the good news is, there is! You can improve your Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) score by keeping these last minute MBE tips in mind.

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What Are The Most Highly Tested MBE Topics?

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What Are The Most Highly Tested MBE Topics?

The Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) tests many areas of law. It does not, however, necessarily test these areas equally! To get a high MBE score, you need to focus your attention most strongly on the areas most likely to appear within a topic. For example, Civil Procedure questions on the MBE are more likely to touch on jurisdiction and venue issues than appealability and review ones. So, what are the most highly tested MBE topics?

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10 Best MBE Tips and Tricks – by a Bar Expert who Scored a 180 on the MBE

bar exam essay timing, best MBE tips and tricks10 Expert MBE Tips and Tricks: In this post, I discuss the top 10 Multistate Bar Exam or MBE tips and tricks that will help you improve your MBE score. These MBE tips and tricks are not only what I used to score a 180 on the MBE in February 2011, but they are many of the same techniques we teach hundreds of bar exam students each administration. They are timed tested ways to improve your score!

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Criminal Law MBE Tip of the Day – MBE Tips Series

MBE tips, MBE Criminal Law tipsMBE Strategies Blog Post Series:  Welcome to our MBE tips and tricks blog post series — this post focuses on Criminal Law 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 Criminal Law and Procedure MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam.

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Seven Disadvantages of Taking Barbri — and How to Combat Them

Seven Disadvantages of Taking Barbri

Seven Disadvantages of Taking Barbri: While plenty of students pass the bar exam with Barbri, there are some disadvantages of taking Barbri that students walking into the bar exam (particularly first time takers) are not aware of when they write their big check for the bar review course. In this post, we talk about some of the disadvantages of taking Barbri as well as how you can combat them.    
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How do the California Bar Exam changes for July 2017 affect how you should study?

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How Do The California Bar Exam Changes For July 2017 Affect How You Should Study?

How Do The California Bar Exam Changes For July 2017 Affect How You Should Study?: Are you taking the California Bar Exam in July 2017?  Should you change your approach because it is now a 2-day exam instead of a 3-day exam? Below we will highlight which parts of the exam have changed, which parts have stayed the same, and how these changes will affect your study plan.
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Should I Take Barbri Twice?

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Should I Take Barbri Twice?

Should I Take Barbri Twice?: The short answer to this question is no! Treat it like anything else you would treat in life. If it didn’t work out the first time, why do it again and risk the exact same result? We see many people who are unsuccessful with the bar exam and yet they stick to their same approach over and over again. Finally, after multiple attempts and lots of lost time, they decide to do something different. Usually they are successful after they change their approach. So, the long answer to the above question is to change up your approach to the bar exam. In other words, don’t take your commercial course over again. Click here for our post on how to change your approach the second time you take it.

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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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February 2017 Bar Exam Results Release Dates by State

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February 2017 Bar Exam Results Release Dates by State

Wondering when the February 2017 bar exam results will be released in your state? In this post, we tell you:

  • When examinees find out their February 2017 bar exam results;
  • How examinees find out their February 2017 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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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 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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Tips For Outlining Bar Exam Essays On Exam Day

Tips For Outlining Bar Exam Essays On Exam Day

Are you having trouble figuring out how to best organize your essay answers? Creating a short outline can be an effective tool to help you with organization and time management. Below we provide some tips for outlining bar exam essays — try to incorporate some of these strategies as you do your practice essays.

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