In this post, we discuss some common bar exam essay mistakes that we see examinees make. We have been reviewing student answers from the February 2018 multistate essay exam (MEE) and we have seen the same mistakes being made repeatedly. We see these mistakes made every administration! So, we will discuss some of these common bar exam essay mistakes and how to avoid them. Continue reading
Rhode Island Officially Adopts the Uniform Bar Exam
The Rhode Island Supreme Court announced on June 7 that it is officially adopting the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). Rhode Island became the last state in New England to adopt the UBE officially. It has been considering adoption of the UBE in recent years to make score transfers from adjacent state easier. Relevant portions of the announcement for those taking the Rhode Island bar exam or hoping to transfer their score have been copied below.
What Is It Like To Take the California Bar Exam?
What Is It Like To Take the California Bar Exam?: In this post, a recent bar exam taker gives us her experience of what it’s like to take the California bar exam!
You may wonder how long the MPRE is and how long you should expect to stay at the testing center. The MPRE itself is two hours. You will have that time to answer 60 questions, 50 of which are scored and 10 of which are unscored test questions. Continue reading
If you are taking the New York Bar Exam, you may wonder about the advantages of hiring a New York Bar Exam private tutor.
There are several advantages to hiring a tutor to help you pass the bar exam! A tutor can keep you on track, help you to gain confidence that you are studying the right way, and ultimately help you improve your score as much as possible to maximize your chances of passing the New York bar! Below, we list a few additional advantages of hiring a New York Bar Exam private tutor. Continue reading
The Illinois Board of Law Examiners announced on June 8 that it is officially adopting the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). It is the 30th state to do adopt the Uniform Bar Exam. It has been considering adoption of the UBE since 2016. You can read the full announcement here. Relevant portions of the announcement for those taking the Illinois bar exam or hoping to transfer their score have been copied below. Continue reading
LSAT Logic Games Predictions June 2018
In this post, we go over our LSAT Logic Games predictions June 2018. We have no inside knowledge from LSAC. Rather, we carefully analyze released Preptests to see if any patterns emerge. Continue reading below for our thoughts!
Civil Procedure MBE Tip of the Day
Welcome to our MBE tip of the day series. This “MBE tip of the day” post focuses on Civil Procedure MBE questions.
You will see 25 scored civil procedure MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam. In this post, we will review a civil procedure question together. Note that we have posted several MBE tips (which you can find links to at the bottom of this post) that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly. If you can master these 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 “MBE tip of the day” post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. You can sign up to receive these posts directly to your inbox for the upcoming administration at the bottom of this page.
We have several foreign attorneys or LLM students reach out because they plan on taking the Uniform Bar Exam (usually in New York). Many of these students ask us how they should prepare. In this post, we give advice for foreign attorneys and LLM students. Continue reading
Many examinees take the multistate performance test (MPT) portion of the bar exam for granted and do not realize that succeeding on the MPT is key to passing the Uniform Bar Exam! In this post, we tell you why examinees ignore the MPT portion and why you should not fall into this trap! Continue reading
In this post, we discuss three common MBE mistakes to avoid. These are MBE mistakes we see students make frequently. And by figuring out what they are at the beginning of your bar exam preparation, hopefully you can avoid them! Continue reading
Some students who hear how “easy” the MPRE exam is wonder if they really need to study for the MPRE. Or they have already made up their minds that they are not going to study for the MPRE for more than a day or two. And, some of them will amazingly pass! (Note: you are far more likely to pass if you take this approach after taking your Professional Responsibility or Ethics course in law school!) But, passing is not guaranteed and a lot of people who don’t study (or barely study) are not successful when they attempt the MPRE! Continue reading
A lot of soon-to-be bar exam takers ask us how many essays they should practice before the bar exam. Some examinees do not practice any essays before they take the bar exam (and some of these examinees still pass the exam!) Here, we tell you our advice on how many essays you should practice before the bar exam. Continue reading
If you are looking for some simple MPRE study strategies that work, look no further! Here, we tell you how to study efficiently for the MPRE using time-tested study strategies. These are strategies that we teach our MPRE students and the vast majority of them (over 90%) pass the MPRE. Continue reading
What Is It Like To Take The Bar Exam In New York?
What Is It Like To Take The Bar Exam In New York?: In this post, a bar exam taker gives her insight into what it is like to take the bar exam in New York!