How to Pass the Baby Bar: The Baby Bar (California First-Year Law Students’ Examination or FYLSE) is a one-day exam, during which students must complete four one-hour essays and 100 multiple-choice questions in Contracts, Criminal Law and Torts. Examinees must score at least 560 points out of a possible 800 points to pass the exam. this is the equivalent of answering 70% of the questions correctly. The exam is administered twice a year, in June and October.
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The Baby Bar (California First-Year Law Students’ Examination) requires examinees to complete four one-hour essays in the morning and 100 multiple-choice questions in the afternoon. Many students incorrectly assume that the exam does not require much preparation – this could not be further from the truth! Successful examinees must demonstrate a thorough understanding of Contracts, Criminal Law, and Torts akin to the California Bar Exam. In June 2015 only 16.9% of all takers passed the Baby Bar! Below we tell you how JD Advising can assist you with your preparation for the Baby Bar. Continue reading
Do not be deceived by the cute-sounding name “baby bar.” The baby bar is neither easy nor cute nor something you want to encounter more than once. Unfortunately, many students do find themselves taking the baby bar more than once as there is only an approximate 20 percent passage rate. That is why it is worth it to get a baby bar tutor the first time you take it! (If you want to learn more about what the baby bar is, please read this post.) Continue reading
The “baby bar” is another name for the First-Year Law Students’ Examination (FYLSE). It is administered by the State Bar of California in both June and October. Not everyone has to take the baby bar exam! It is primarily administered to those who study law at unaccredited law schools (including online law schools). Note that some students who get into academic trouble at accredited law schools in California also have to take the baby bar to continue on in law school.
Students are allowed to take the exam after their first year of study. Continue reading