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JD Advising Working Closely with Top Detroit Law Firms

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JD Advising Working Closely with Top Detroit Law Firms

This past administration, JD Advising, LLC worked with top Detroit law firms to help summer associates prepare for the bar exam.  Ashley Heidemann from JD Advising presented seminars on the structure of the Michigan bar exam and highly tested subjects and issues. The seminars also guided students on how to answer MBE and essay questions on the exam.

Associates also enrolled in JD Advising’s Michigan essay course, Michigan bar exam seminar, and purchased JD Advising’s How to Pass the Michigan Bar Exam book.

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July 2017 Bar Exam Results Release Dates by State

July 2017 bar exam results, bar exam essay timingJuly 2017 Bar Exam Results Release Dates by State

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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How to Study for the Bar Exam in a Week – A Procrastinator’s Guide

study for the bar exam in a week, self-grade bar exam essaysHow to Study for the Bar Exam in a Week – A Procrastinator’s Guide

There is one week left until the bar exam. If you are like many people that “put things off” to the last minute, you are not alone.  We are not saying you can complete a comprehensive bar exam prep program in a week. However, it is possible to boost your score significantly with the week you have left — especially if you use your time most effectively.

Here we have some general tips first – then a schedule to follow if you are looking for a day-by-day schedule of what to do the last week of bar prep. Continue reading

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For Procrastinators: How to Study for the MBE at the Last Minute

scored low on the barbri simulated mbe, study for the MBE at the last minuteHow to Study for the MBE at the last minute! We know it is not ideal to study for the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) at the last minute. However, many students find themselves panicking or not feeling sure of how to approach the MBE and they wonder what they can do near the very end to boost their score. Continue reading

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We wrote 5 of 7 Passing Michigan Bar Exam Appeals for February 2017 Bar Exam

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We Wrote 5 of 7 Passing Michigan Bar Exam Appeals
for February 2017 Bar Exam

The Michigan Board of Law Examiners’ only passed seven Michigan bar exam appeals in the State of Michigan for the February 2017 administration.

We are thrilled to have written five of those appeals. Of the passing appeals that we wrote, three clients passed needing only one point on appeal. One passed needing two points. One passed needing three points.

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How – and Why – You Need To Self-Grade Bar Exam Essays

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How – and Why – You Need To Self-Grade Bar Exam Essays

We just had a student tell us last week that learning how to self-grade bar exam essays was the best thing she did when she was studying for the bar exam.

“Self-grading” is a method where you read a bar exam essay fact pattern then write or bullet point your answer and compare what you wrote with the model answer. When you compare what you wrote with the model answer, use a different color pen (or font) to write out anything you missed and to give yourself tips like an actual grader would.

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Official February 2017 Michigan Bar Exam Results Released: With a 49% Passage Rate, Statistics Look Dismal

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The Statistics Look Dismal: February 2017 Michigan Bar Exam Passage Rate

The Michigan Board of Law Examiners recently quietly released the February 2017 Michigan Bar Exam passage rate statistics.

Of the 415 bar exam takers that took the bar exam in February 2017, only 203 passed. The overall Michigan bar exam passage rate post-appeals is 49%.*  This is the lowest it has ever been according to the statistics available. (*Note: 7 appeals passed in the State of Michigan for the February 2017 bar exam. We are fortunate enough to have written 5 of them.)

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Looking For Last Minute Bar Exam Tutoring? We Can Help!

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Looking For Last Minute Bar Exam Tutoring? We Can Help!

We officially have less than 3 weeks until the bar exam. Right now, you should be hitting your stride in review. If, however, you still have some weaknesses to work on, we can help! Here are the benefits of last minute bar exam tutoring.

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What is the Michigan Bar Exam Like? – From Someone Who’s Been Through It!

What Is the Michigan Bar Exam Like?

What is the Michigan bar exam like? If you’re taking the upcoming July bar exam, I’m sure you’re doing a lot of worrying.  What all is going to be on the test?  How can I remember all of this material?  What happens if I fail?  What is taking the Michigan bar exam like? How can I reduce bar exam test day stress?

As a fellow taker of a July version of the Michigan bar exam, I am here to help you with the last question.  I can tell you exactly what taking the Michigan bar exam is like, and offer a few inside tips on how to reduce bar exam test day stress.  But before I get into just what goes down those few days, I want you to remember something: every single taker is feeling just like you are right now.  Everyone is worried and stressed.  There is nothing wrong with feeling that way.  You just have to push past that feeling and focus on doing everything you can to succeed on this test!

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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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MBE Tips Series: Real Property MBE Tip of the Day

real property mbe tips, mbe strategies, mbe tutoring real propertyMBE Strategies Blog Post Series:  Welcome to our MBE tips and tricks blog post series — this post focuses on  Real Property 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 Real Property MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam.

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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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I Scored Low on the Barbri Simulated MBE. What Should I Do?

scored low on the barbri simulated mbeI scored low on the Barbri Simulated MBE Exam. What Should I do?

If you are like most students, if you scored low on the Barbri simulated MBE, you may be tempted to freak out, start answering 100 questions a day, and neglect other parts of your bar study – like learning outlines or practicing essays.

But, that is the exact opposite of what you need to do! If you scored low on the Barbri simulated MBE exam,  here is what you need to do: Continue reading

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