Do you have to wait until graduation to start preparing for the bar exam? No! There are many things you can do while still in school to smooth out your bar prep and give yourself the best shot at passing. Read on for ideas.
Preparing for the Bar Exam as a Law Student
- Easy Steps To Take During Law School to Improve Your Bar Prep Readiness We describe a few easy steps you can take during law school to improve your readiness going into bar prep and help you feel confident about taking the exam.
- Three Ways to Prepare for the Bar Exam While Still in Law School Here are a few suggestions on how you can maximize your time in law school and get ahead of the game when it comes time to study for the bar exam.
- Selecting Law School Courses for Bar Success Selecting courses with the bar exam in mind will ensure that you’re in the best position possible when it comes time start your bar exam studies, and that could make all the difference. These suggestions can help you create a class schedule that will satisfy your graduation requirements while also ensuring that you are as prepared as possible for the bar exam.
- Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered - Bar Prep As you finish up law school, the next step is preparing for the bar exam. We're answering some of the most common questions from law students about bar prep.
- Why You Should Take Evidence During Law School and Why It'll Be Important to Your Bar Study If you are at a law school that does not require Evidence and if you’re on the fence about whether or not to take an Evidence class, let me set you straight: take it.
- How Early to Start Preparing For the Bar Exam, and How? Every law student considers the question of how early to start preparing for the bar exam. But the best answer to this question is probably that you ought to start your bar prep as early as you possibly can by learning how to do legal writing clearly and concisely.
- Thinking Ahead: Don't Let the Bar Exam Catch You By Surprise As you move towards the end of law school, you may be wondering about what’s next. In this post, we wanted bring some clarity and give a run down on what you should be doing to get ready for the bar exam as a 3L.
- 8 Bar Exam Questions for 3Ls to Answer Now Right now, the July 2017 bar exam probably feels pretty far off. But there are a lot of logistics to get through before you ever start studying. Here are 8 questions you should get answers to this fall.
- When Should You Take Bar Exam Electives in Law School? The bar exam is an inevitable box you must check off before earning the right to be called Esquire. Recognizing this, many students often wonder whether they need take course covering subjects that may appear on the bar and, if so, when. Fortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to the “When” and “Why” questions of taking Bar-elective courses.
- Twas the Summer Before 3L - What to do to Prepare for the Bar Exam The summer before your 3L year is an interesting time in a law student’s life. Many rising 3Ls are busy in their summer positions, typically full-time at a law firm or with a judge. However, it is also the last summer before going out into the real world to be practicing attorneys or studying to for the bar exam in July. So, many law students want to enjoy their 3L summer rather than worrying about school and the dreaded bar exam once the semester begins.
- Getting Ready for Bar Prep? Do These 5 Tasks First To help simplify your life in the final days before the bar exam, and to ensure that you’re able to get the most out of the bar prep period, make sure you’ve completed the following five tasks before bar prep starts.
- Prepping for the Bar Exam through Law School and Beyond Think bar preparation begins after you receive your diploma? Think again. There are things you can do as early as your first year to ensure that you are successful at your first (and hopefully only) attempt at the bar exam.
- How to Prepare for the Bar Exam While in Law School If you’re just beginning your first or second year of law school, the last thing you’re probably worried about is the bar exam. While you shouldn’t focus too much energy specifically on doing bar prep during law school, there are a few things you can focus on along the way that will set you up for bar exam success.
- What to Expect from Law School Bar Prep Law school bar prep classes are a relatively recent phenomenon. If your school offers a bar prep class and you’re required to take it, or just considering it, here are some things you might expect.
- When Should Law Students Get Interested in the Bar Exam? In Part I of our three part interview with Dr. Mary Campbell Gallagher, the founder and president of BarWrite® and BarWrite Press, she shares her expertise on everything related to the bar exam.
- 3L Bar Exam Tip: Graduation Requirements and Bar Electives You need to be smart about how you spend your 3L year. Yes, you should take some great electives and participate in clinics, but don't completely ignore the bar exam.
- Bar Exam Tips for 3L Students It’s never too early for 3L students to start thinking about bar exam preparation, especially if you’re sitting for the February exam. As you start your final year of law school, here are a few things you should think about now.
- 3L Bar Exam Tip: Know Your State Bar Admission Requirements It's a good idea to decide as early as possible where you're going to take the bar exam so you can start familiarizing yourself with your state's admission requirements. We've got some simple tips to help you with this process.
- Selecting the Right Bar Review Provider for You When selecting a bar review provider, it's tempting to choose the bar review course that happens to have a table in your law school hallway or a course that you know someone else has taken. But taking the easy way out can be a mistake. Instead, you should consider what review program is right for you!
- Warning, Burnout Ahead! Take a Pre-Bar Exam Study Break Law students around the country are taking the last final exams of their law school career and starting to look ahead to the bar. If you're set to start studying for the bar as soon as finals finish, SLOW DOWN! You may want to consider taking a study break before you start bar prep.
- The Performance Test: Why You Should Be Studying Now As many 3Ls look forward to the bar exam, it's common to feel a bit overwhelmed. Students start to wonder, “What should I be doing right now?” Our answer is simple: start learning about the performance test!
- Bar Exam Toolbox Podcast Episode 46: Should You Take Bar Classes in Law School, and When? We’re talking about whether, and when, you should take bar classes in law school, and which classes will help you prepare successfully for the big day.
- Are You Next to Take the Bar Exam? 5 Tips for You! The fact that you're next to take the bar exam will first dawn on you when your 3L friends finish taking the exam. You may find it frustrating that no one really shared with you what you should be doing to get ready for the bar exam. Because of this, 3Ls, we have some tips for you.
- 3L Bar Exam Tip: Get the MPRE Out of the Way! The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is a requirement for all but four U.S. jurisdictions. If you need to take the MPRE, decide when you're going to do that now and stick it on your calendar to make sure the MPRE doesn't prevent you from becoming a lawyer.
Know you need extra help? Take a look at our bar exam tutoring offerings, and help ensure you only have to sit for the bar exam once!