Bar Exam Essay Predictions: Should I Listen or Not?

by Dustin on

In this bar exam video, I tell you how to handle bar exam essay predictions and whether to listen to them or not.

Hey everyone! Dustin here from and author of the #1 Amazon bestseller, The Seven Steps to Bar Exam Success. And one of my bar exam coaching clients asked me what my thoughts were on essay predictions, whether she should listen to people who are going out there and giving predictions about what essays will show up on the bar exam. And my thought, generally speaking, don’t listen to those.

I know there’s a lot of people, they do a lot of studies and some of them can be relatively accurate in terms of what comes up; however, it’s still important to know all the topics that are going to show up on the bar exam, because if you do all this studying and you go based on a prediction and then a topic shows up and you didn’t study it, you know you could be throwing your entire bar exam, your entire bar prep out the door if you have no idea of what to do on a specific essay because you’ve never even looked at any of it.

If you want to go with their predictions, go for it. You want to maybe spend more time on those, from people who maybe have a better record of it, but in my opinion it’s good to know all the topics and be able to handle all the topics that show up on bar exam day as opposed to just relying on the predictions.

That’s my take on it. Go with whatever your intuition feels. If you feel intuitively drawn one way versus another, then go for it. To be totally honest, on my bar exam I had an intuitive feeling that we would not be tested on evidence. I did very little studying of evidence at all. I lucked out. We didn’t have evidence as an essay but that was a very strong intuition that I had. If you have strong intuitions pulling you somewhere or you want to listen to some predictions and you intuitively feel you could, then go for it. Otherwise, just prepare all the topics.

That’s my tip for today. Go out there and get them this week. I’ll see you in the next video. And always remember that your name appears on the pass list. And also, please go ahead and head on over to and download your 12 Keys free PDF to bar exam success, to help you study better, be more effective and save time on your bar prep so you can go out there and pass your bar exam. Head on over to to download that now. Take care.     

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