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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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Michigan Bar Exam Passage Rate by School for the July 2016 Michigan Bar Exam

The Michigan Board of Law Examiners’ has released the Michigan bar exam passage rate by school for the July 2016 Michigan bar exam. In this post, we tell you the overall Michigan bar exam passage rate as well as the Michigan bar exam passage rate by school. Continue reading

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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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What does my New York Bar Exam Score Report Mean?

Mee one sheetsWhat does my New York Bar Exam Score Report Mean?  Wondering what your New York Bar Exam Score Report means now that New York is a Uniform Bar Exam jurisdiction? We tell you  here.

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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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What is a Lawyer Swearing-In Ceremony?

judge-1587300_640What is a Lawyer Swearing-In Ceremony?

Now that you have graduated from law school and passed the bar exam, you are ready to begin your professional career. However, there’s one more small step: your lawyer swearing-in ceremony!  In many jurisdictions, this is the final step before “officially” becoming a lawyer. If you are unfamiliar with the process, here’s a general description:

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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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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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July 2016 Michigan Bar Exam Results are Released!

MEE CourseJuly 2016 Michigan Bar Exam Results are Released! July 2016 Michigan bar exam results are out! They have been posted by seat number on the Michigan Board of Law Examiner’s website online. Continue reading

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

failed the bar examMy Significant Other Failed the Bar Exam! What Should I Do?

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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What does my MBE Score Mean?

mbe score mean, take the MPT seriouslyWhat does my MBE score mean? You Multistate Bar Exam score (MBE score) is the score you receive on the multiple-choice portion of the bar exam.

States no longer release “raw” scores. So you won’t see the actual number (currently out of 190 scored questions) of questions that you answered correctly. Rather, you will just see the “scaled” number. (The National Conference of Bar Examiners—NCBE—no longer releases how they “scale” scores, however, if you want some idea, see this post. It will tell you how your raw score compares with your scaled score using past statistical data.) 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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