Today we welcome an attorney who shares her very personal story about failing the California bar exam and what she learned from the experience. She offers some great advice for those of you grappling with the same emotions.
We are pleased to welcome to Bar Exam Toolbox our friends from BarIssues.com who are talking about helpful tips for bar exam preparation. BarIssues is a website and database that can help you identify commonly tested issues and then find which essays tested those issues in the past. Be sure to check out Lee’s review of the tool here. Welcome! [Read more…]
We are pleased to welcome back Brian Hahn to the Bar Exam Toolbox. Brian is the founder of Make This Your Last Time, and is a second-time passer of the California bar exam and is here today to share five things he did differently the second time around taking the bar exam. Welcome, Brian! [Read more…]
Today, I want to share with you another great resource for you folks studying for the California bar exam. I was recently introduced to BarIssues.com – a website and database that can help you identify commonly tested issues and then find which essays tested those issues in the past (so you can practice them). It is quite a handy tool and one that I think many bar studiers could benefit from!
You’ve now had some time since the bar exam to recover. Hopefully you have gotten back to the life you were forced to neglect during the study period. Maybe you have even taken a vacation or bar trip of some kind, which we definitely recommend! [Read more…]
In California, some law students find themselves needing to study for and take the First Year Law Students’ Exam (also known as the Baby Bar or FYLSE). Although this exam might not sound very challenging (it is only one day and covers only three subject areas), the pass rates are painfully low: June 2013 had a 24.1 percent overall pass rate (26.7 percent for first-time takers) and October 2013 had a 19.2 percent overall pass rate (23.5 percent for first-time takers).
So the question becomes why do students perform so poorly on the Baby Bar. Here are the top five reasons I believe people fail the Baby Bar. [Read more…]
The First-Year Law Student’s Examination (also known as the Baby Bar) is an exam given by the State Bar of California Committee of Bar Examiners. It is administered in the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas twice a year, in June and October (the next exam is October 28, 2014). [Read more…]