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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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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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8 Things I Wish I Knew Before The Bar Exam

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8 Things I Wish I Knew Before the Bar Exam: The following post is a list of wishes a student who passed the bar exam on her fifth try came up with. Use them as guideposts to make sure you are fully ready before the bar exam!

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How I Passed The Bar Exam On My Fifth Try

passed the bar on my fifth tryHow I Passed The Bar Exam On My Fifth Try

A student who recently passed the bar exam in Michigan on her fifth try wrote this post. Below, she details what she changed to get her passing score! So, if you have failed the bar multiple times, there is always hope!

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How I Designed My Perfect Swearing In Ceremony

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The following is a testimonial from one of our students who recently passed the bar exam. She describes how she structured her swearing in ceremony to make it as special an occasion as possible!

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A Short Story for Those Who Failed the Bar Exam

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A Short Story for Those Who Failed the Bar Exam

A short story for those who failed the bar exam. This story was re-purposed. The original story is by Gerry Shishin Wick – (reprinted here).
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Failing the Bar Exam: 5 Lessons Learned

JD Advising ScholarshipFailing the Bar Exam: 5 Important Things to Remember & Lessons Learned – by Someone Who Failed the Bar Exam

Note to reader: The author of this guest post failed the bar exam. The author shares their five most important lessons learned from failing the bar exam:

There are either two outcomes for students who take the bar exam. They will either pass or fail it. If you happen to have failed the bar I hope you realize that this particular failure will not destroy you. Failure matures you. Failure has the ability to shatter hope. However, failure can also help an individual to re-piece his or her identity. By embracing failure, and accepting it as a part of life, one can became lighter, stronger, and wiser. When we fail, especially at something we tried exceptionally hard to achieve, it feels like a small death. However, this small death can give rise to new growth and new life. Thus, we must learn from our failures in order to grow.

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July 2016 New York Bar Exam Results Released

MPRE passage rateJuly 2016 New York Bar Exam Results Released!  The July 2016 New York Bar Exam results were released today–on Friday, October 28, 2016. The overall passage rate is 64% (which is an increase from 61% last year). First time takers had a 73% passage rate.  You can see the press release here. Continue reading

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I Scored Low on the MEE (Multistate Essay Exam) – What Should I Do?

scored low on the MEE, scored low on the multistate essay examI scored low on the MEE (Multsitate Essay Exam). What should I do?  We hear this question a lot! Some students are very surprised when they get their Multistate Essay Exam scores back. They say “I expected to score low on the MBE — but not the MEE!” If you did not pass the bar exam, then it is crucial to figure out what went wrong. Why did you score low? How can you make sure you improve this score? Continue reading

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Should I Start Studying for the Bar Exam Early?

how to write an MEE answer, civil procedure MBE, bar exam, MBE questionsShould I Start Studying for the Bar Exam Early?

Should I start studying for the bar exam early?: Many students worry about when they start their bar prep. Typically, most students for the July bar will start in May, and for the February bar exam, they will start in December. For some, though, bar exam prep needs to start earlier, for a variety of reasons. In our experience, the people who need to start their bar prep early are those who:

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What to Do When you’ve Failed the Bar Exam: Five Fears and How to Conquer Them.

what to do when you've failed the bar examWhat to Do When you’ve Failed the Bar Exam: Five Fears and How to Conquer Them. Failing the bar exam is not only aggravating, disappointing, stressful, and a number of other emotions all at once, it also quickly breeds fears. These fears can be fears about the future — both immediate and distant. Fears about what other think. And fears that you will never feel better. In this post we talk about five common bar exam failure fears and how to conquer them. Conquering these fears is the first step. So if you are wondering what to do when you’ve failed the bar exam, or where to begin — recognizing and getting over these fears is a necessary first step. Continue reading

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My Significant Other Failed the Bar Exam! What Should I Do?

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Your significant other failed the bar exam. There might not be a more helpless feeling in the world. What do you do for someone who has to put up with such disappointment? Here are some steps forward!

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How to Pass the Bar Exam the Second Time – 5 Things to Do Differently

pass the bar the second timeHow to Pass the Bar Exam the Second Time Around–5 Things to do Differently:  If you were like a lot of people on your first time taking the bar exam, you took Barbri, or Kaplan, or some commercial course. You probably spent a lot of time watching lectures and feeling like a stenographer mindlessly filling in lecture blanks. Then you probably spent a lot of time doing “AMPS” or doing whatever work your course assigned you, or feeling guilty about not completing it, or constantly comparing yourself with your friends to make sure they didn’t complete the assignments either. You may have also spent a lot of time telling yourself “I am putting in so many hours, I have to pass.” Or “If so-and-so passed, I can pass.” Or, “My course says that if I do whatever they say, I will pass.” Continue reading

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Should I Re-Watch Bar Exam Lectures if I Fail the Bar Exam?

failed the bar examShould I Re-watch Bar Exam Lectures if I Fail the Bar Exam?

A lot of students who fail the bar exam struggle to figure out the best approach for the next round. We find that for most re-takers it is not helpful to re-watch bar exam lectures. Actually, only about 10% of repeat takers find re-watching bar exam lectures helpful. That means 90% of repeat takers do not. A small handful of people might opt to re-watch a lecture they completely missed or one that was particularly helpful. But the general answer to this question is: do not plan on re-watching all of your BarBri or Kaplan lectures if you fail the bar exam. Continue reading

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Have you Failed the Bar Exam? Do you Want Free Money? Apply for our JD Advising Scholarship!

failed the bar examHave you Failed the Bar Exam? Do you Want Free Money? Apply for our JD Advising Scholarship! Continue reading

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