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Advantages of hiring a New York Bar Exam private tutor

Advantages of hiring a New York Bar Exam private tutor

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

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Illinois Officially Adopts the Uniform Bar Exam (Finally!)

Multistate Essay ExamIllinois Officially Adopts the Uniform Bar Exam (Finally!)

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

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Civil Procedure MBE Tip of the Day

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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.

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“I am a foreign attorney taking the Uniform Bar Exam. How should I prepare?”

Take The LSAT“I am a foreign attorney taking the Uniform Bar Exam. How should I prepare?”

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

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The Key to Passing the Uniform Bar Exam: the MPT

useful LSAT postsThe Key to Passing the Uniform Bar Exam: the MPT

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

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Three Common MBE Mistakes to Avoid

July 2017 Michigan Bar Exam ResultsThree Common MBE Mistakes to Avoid

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

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How many essays should I practice before the bar exam?

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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

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Three Ways to Have a Better Bar Exam Experience

Better Bar Exam Experience

Three Ways to Have a Better Bar Exam Experience

After you’ve suffered through the challenges of preparing for the bar exam, you’ve probably become terrified about what the actual test itself is like.  While the bar exam is difficult, there’s no getting around that, there are a few things you can do to have a better bar exam experience.  Thinking about these things ahead of time will hopefully relieve some of the stress that those few days will bring.  We want to help make your bar exam experience go as smoothly as possible!

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A Quick and Efficient Multistate Essay Exam Approach

Multistate Essay Exam TemplateA Quick and Efficient Multistate Essay Exam Approach

In this post, we discuss a quick and efficient multistate essay exam approach! Whether you are beginning to study for the multistate essay exam (MEE) or whether you have been looking at multistate essay exams essays for a while now, it is never too late to polish your approach to the MEE!  Continue reading

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Is a private bar exam tutor right for me?

Is a private bar exam tutor right for me?

If you are taking the bar exam, you may wonder if a private bar exam tutor is right for you. Not everyone needs a private bar exam tutor, however, a tutor can be invaluable in keeping you on track while you study, keeping you confident that you are doing the right thing, and ultimately helping you pass the bar exam.   Continue reading

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Five Common Mistakes First Time Bar Exam Takers Make

Mistakes First Time Bar Exam Takers Make

Five Common Mistakes First Time Bar Exam Takers Make

Five Common Mistakes First Time Bar Exam Takers Make: Taking the bar exam is a daunting experience, but for a first-time taker, it can be completely overwhelming.  While a lot of new things in life come with a little trial and error, the bar exam is a bit different.  Although failing the bar on your first try is certainly not the end of the world, you also shouldn’t take the first try lightly.  Luckily for first-time takers, there is a wealth of information out there for how to best approach the bar exam.  So, many examinees before you have made mistakes in their own preparation, and you can easily learn from them!  We’ve put together this list of five common mistakes first-time bar exam takers make.  If you are aware of these ahead of time, hopefully, you can avoid the pitfalls and traps that have cost people in the past!

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Evidence MBE Tip Of The Day

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Evidence MBE Tip of the Day

Welcome to our MBE tip of the day series. This “MBE tip of the day” post focuses on Evidence MBE questions. You will see 25 scored Evidence MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam.

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.

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Retaking the Bar Exam: Five Tips for Repeat Bar Exam Takers

Retaking the Bar Exam: Five Tips for Repeat Bar Exam Takers 

Retaking the bar exam can be dreadful to think about. If you have failed the bar exam, you are most likely not looking forward to getting started studying again. Maybe you feel as though you did everything you possibly could the last time you studied. You may also feel burnt out, depressed, and not know where to begin.

Here are a few tips that we have found especially helpful for repeat bar exam takers. (If you are in a Uniform Bar Exam state, jump to this post, where we specifically discuss tips for Uniform Bar Exam repeat takers.)  These tips will help give you direction and make you feel more confident and hopeful as you approach the next bar exam.  Continue reading

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