Previously, we discussed five pieces of advice for tackling the new online bar exam in California. Here are five more tips to add to your list:
As a California bar taker, you probably just received the instructions from the State Bar about remote testing. So did we. Wow. As if you weren’t already preoccupied enough with studying for the exam, here’s a new detailed list of do’s and don’ts that you need to consider. Thanks, Calbar!
First off, I would be remiss if I did not mention the good things to come of this admittedly weird new exam format: [Read more…] about Changes to Make When Studying for the New Online California Bar – Part 1
We’ve recently heard from several bar students and their partners about how stressful the current situation is. You’ve got the Coronavirus pandemic to worry about, the uncertainty of future bar exam dates and formats, social and political unrest, plus, social distancing is stripping everyone of their normal go-to measures for self-preservation, such as getting outside and socializing. [Read more…] about Bar Study During Coronavirus with a Cohabiting Partner
As if you didn’t already have enough to deal with, right? Self-isolation, the accompanying stress that goes along with that, inaccessibility of your usual coping mechanisms like the gym or hanging out with friends. . . And, piled on top of that, you just found out you failed the bar exam! What a recipe for disaster.
If you’re dealing with bad news about the bar during the Coronavirus, this post is for you! [Read more…] about Failing the Bar Exam During COVID-19
Most bar students I work with study for two to three months before the exam. Now that COVID-19 is pushing more and more July bars around the country to Fall 2020, it’s time to start thinking about how, where, and when you will study if your exam dates change.
Even if you work with a bar study program or tutor, it will be crucial to pace yourself. One thing I’ve noticed over the years as a bar tutor is that most students are smart enough to pass. What gets in the way are other things: [Read more…] about Coming Up with a COVID-19 Contingency Plan for Bar Study
It’s been a common question from our students over the past few weeks: “Are they going to postpone the bar exam?” And the answer is, we don’t know for sure, but it’s headed that direction, at least in some jurisdictions.
As you know, the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) is in charge of developing and producing bar exam content around the country. They are the people in charge. However, each jurisdiction is deciding on its own whether to proceed with administering the bar this summer. [Read more…] about Bar Exam Postponement Due to COVID-19