Bar Exam Essays Part 1: How do they grade the bar exam essays?

You will spend close to two months, take dozens of practice essays, and spend a good two or three days in the bar exam.  That’s a lot of time to put into the exam, and how much time do you think the graders will invest into reading your essays?  About three to five minutes per […]

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Don’t Believe the Hype. Do your Job.

  The New England Patriots have been the most successful NFL franchise the last ten years.  One phrase the team believes in is, “Don’t believe the hype,” as evidenced by it having been posted throughout their stadium.  Despite all the media hoopla and extravagance surrounding what this team accomplishes, the players in the locker room are […]

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How many hours a day should I study for the bar exam?

This is a great and common question! The answer… it strictly depends on you. It is nearly impossible to give a straight, generic answer to this question because we all think and study differently. It will depend on 1) the skills and knowledge you’ve already gained in law school, 2) what form of bar prep […]

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Affirm Your Bar Exam Success!

Affirmations and Visualization can be key to passing the bar exam. The top athletes, actors, and self-development gurus utilize visualization to their advantage. You may have heard the phrase, “Sow a thought, reap an action. Sow an action, reap a habit…” If your thoughts and expectations are oriented towards passing the bar exam, your mindset […]

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Top 12 things to get situated before studying for the bar exam

Preparing for the bar is a time of focus and discipline.  The last thing you want are overdraft statements from the bank, “Where the heck are you?!?!?!” text messages from your significant other, or angry growls from your stomach asking you to feed it some real food.  So, before your bar prep begins, let’s take […]

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Should I take the February or July bar exam?

Some of you who graduate may be inclined to take the bar exam right away or decide to wait a semester.  Ultimately, your success on the bar has much more to do with you and your own preparation than when you will be taking the bar exam; however, let’s take a look at the Top 9 […]

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What should My Routine be while Preparing for My Bar Exam?

The bar exam study period is right around the corner, and you are wondering, “What routine should I keep?  Should I still exercise?  Should I drop that yoga class?  Can I still see my girlfriend on the weekends?” Here’s the best advice I received, and I’ll pass it along to you: Whatever routine you were engaged […]

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