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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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What is the Repeat Taker Bar Exam Passage Rate?

What is the Repeat Taker Bar Exam Passage Rate?

We get asked a lot of questions about the repeat taker bar exam pasage rate. Fortunately, the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) has just released data with the most recent numbers from the 2017 bar exams.  Here, we tell you what the data says and what it doesn’t say!  Continue reading

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I Failed The MBE. What Should I Do?

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I Failed The MBE. What Should I Do?

If you failed the MBE portion of the bar exam, you are certainly not alone. It is very common to fall short on the MBE, especially with recent MBE statistics which show the average MBE score is going down. Here, we discuss what to do if you failed the MBE portion of the bar exam.

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I Failed The Bar Exam By 20 Points (or More) – What Should I Do?

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I Failed The Bar Exam By 20 Points (or More) – What Should I Do?

If you failed the bar exam by 20 points or more and are feeling discouraged, you are not alone!  Many examinees who have failed come to us feeling downcast about their intelligence or hopeless about their futures.  It is important to remember though, that success on the bar exam is not a measure of intelligence, and it is certainly not predictive of your future.  Passing the bar exam requires the proper approach, and sometimes it takes more than one try to find what works for you.  There’s nothing wrong with that!  And 20 points or more is certainly not insurmountable! We’ve helped many people overcome 20-point (30-point and upwards) deficits.  It just takes a little work!

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Failed the MBE? Check out our MBE course specifically for repeat takers!

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Failed the MBE? Check out our MBE course specifically for repeat takers!

It is disappointing to fail the bar exam, and extremely disappointing to fail the multistate bar exam (MBE) portion of the bar exam. The MBE portion is difficult to master and many students describe doing thousands of practice MBE questions but barely seeing their score increase.

A lot of students work “hard” but don’t study well. If you failed the MBE, it is time for a new approach! The good news is, we have helped hundreds of students dramatically improve their MBE scores. It takes hard work, a smart approach, and a willingness to step away from the approach that did not work for you the first time. We teach you this approach in our MBE course. Continue reading

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What (Not) To Say To Someone Who Failed The Bar Exam

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What (Not) To Say To Someone Who Failed The Bar Exam

Unfortunately, not everyone passes the bar exam their first time around. It is nothing to be ashamed of and many successful lawyers have failed the bar exam. When someone fails the bar exam they have to deal with a whole array of feelings that come with failing. After failing the bar exam they will come to terms with how to approach this failure. One of the things they may be worried about is how to talk about failing the bar exam with their friends and family. You can make this easier for them by knowing what to say to someone who has failed the bar exam. Below are things not to say and things you should say.

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Retaking the Uniform Bar Exam: Tips to Get Started

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When you find out you failed the Uniform Bar Exam, it is devastating. It is hard to get started on a plan moving forward. Many students wonder what they could have done differently. Or, they feel helpless. If they completed 95% of their program and still did not pass the bar exam, what can they possibly do this time to pass? It is easy to feel lost after failing the bar exam. In this post, we give you tips for retaking the Uniform Bar Exam.  Particularly, we tell you how to get started.  Continue reading

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Is the Uniform Bar Exam easier than a State Bar Exam?

Is the Uniform Bar Exam easier than a State Bar Exam?

A lot of students wonder if the Uniform Bar Exam is easier than a state bar exam. We get this question a lot when bar exam results are released as students consider taking the Uniform Bar Exam instead of their state bar exam.

In this post, we answer the question “Is the Uniform Bar Exam easier than a State Bar Exam?” Continue reading

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Can I Appeal my Illinois Bar Exam Score?

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We have been asked this question a lot this week, especially given that February 2018 Illinois bar exam results were just released.

The short answer is, unfortunately, you cannot appeal your Illinois bar exam results. The Illinois Board of Admissions released this scoring memo which states that “Bar examination results are final and non-appealable. The Board of Admissions does not entertain requests for review, regrading, or other relief.” The Board does automatically regrade all scores between a 262 and 265 prior to results being released. But once results are released, they are final. Continue reading

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How To Ask Your Law Firm To Pay For Bar Exam Preparation

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How To Ask Your Law Firm To Pay For Bar Exam Preparation

How To Ask Your Law Firm To Pay For Bar Exam Preparation: Bar exam preparation is expensive! Not only do you have a course to pay for, you will also have to get living expenses covered if you are taking time off work, and you may also have several additional costs (the costs of a hotel if you need to travel, filing fees, exam software fees, costs to be “cleared” by character and fitness, etc.) You can read more about bar exam costs here if you want to make sure you have your bases covered!

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I’m Embarrassed I Failed The Bar Exam! What Should I Do?

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I’m Embarrassed I Failed The Bar Exam! What Should I Do?

I’m Embarrassed I Failed The Bar Exam! What Should I Do?: With the many feelings that come with failing the bar exam, one of the main ones you may be feeling is embarrassed. Even though you know you should not be embarrassed for failing the bar exam you cannot seem to help the feeling from creeping back in. Especially when your coworkers, friends, and family may not be making it any better. The last thing you want to hear is someone telling you not to be embarrassed. You obviously know that. So, here are some things you can do to counter the embarrassment.

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Four Reasons You May Have Failed The Uniform Bar Exam

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Four Reasons You May Have Failed The Uniform Bar Exam

Four Reasons You May Have Failed The Uniform Bar Exam: So, you failed the Uniform Bar Exam. Now what? First, stay calm and realize this is not the end of the world (even though it may feel like it!) Second, don’t just jump back into studying the same way you did before. Before you do that, you need to figure out why you failed the Uniform Bar Exam so you can address your weaknesses and pass on the second try!

Below is a summary of four common reasons people fail the UBE and what you can do to overcome these pitfalls.

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