A little more than 8 years ago, I vividly remember announcing, “I am never taking another standardized test again!” It was November 2010, and I had just found out I passed the Maryland bar exam. I was 29 years old and I FINALLY felt like a grown-up because grown-ups don’t have to take standardized tests!
That feeling lasted many years, until my husband and I made the very grown-up decision to move across the country to California. The legal powers-that-be in California did not care that I had passed the Maryland bar exam, was also admitted to the DC bar, had been a practicing attorney for 8 years, and had argued before judges in various state and federal courts. California wanted me to prove that I could perform at the distinguished professional level of “minimum competence.” [Read more…] about The 3 Most Important Study Tools for Any Bar Exam Self-Studier