I’ve been spending the past few days checking out an iPhone/Android app called Critical Pass. It’s a great way to supplement your preparation for the MBE. [Read more…] about Tools for Bar Exam Success: Our Review of the Critical Pass App
The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) is comprised of multiple choice questions, subject essays, and performance tests. Today we’re going to talk about how to approach a subject essay, also known as the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE). It is absolutely critical to have a method for thinking through and writing a subject essay on the UBE because thirty minutes per essay goes by quickly. The end goal is to plug in each of the parts of IRAC as quickly and efficiently as possible. [Read more…] about How to Approach a Uniform Bar Exam Subject Essay (MEE)
If you’re deciding whether to take the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) or the California Bar Exam, then you’ve come to the right place.
First, do you have to live and work in California? If so, there’s no need to read any further: you need to take the California Bar Exam. Passing the exam is the only way to become licensed in California. [Read more…] about Deciding Whether to Take the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) or the California Bar Exam
The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) has been sweeping across the country in recent years, and with the addition of New York, it now seems poised to become the dominant exam. This is a good thing for law students. Here are three reasons why: [Read more…] about Three Reasons You Should Support the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)
Most of the focus of a typical bar exam preparation program is on learning the law, practicing the essays and multiple choice questions, and review. But it’s important not to lose sight of another aspect of bar preparation, which is less complex, but equally as important: exam day logistics. You need to be equally prepared for where you’re going to stay, what you’re going to wear, how you’re going to get to the testing center, what you’re going to bring, and what you’re going to eat and drink and when. It’s important to think through these things in advance, so that on the day of the exam you can focus all of your energy on the actual exam. [Read more…] about Five Tips for Oregon Bar Exam Day Logistics
Last time, I wrote about how to get the most out of your bar exam tutor. Now, I’d like to tackle the commercial bar preparation courses. Each bar season, law students and graduates flock to Barbri and Kaplan as the default methods to prepare for the exam (full disclosure: I used Kaplan). Firms often even pay for their new associates to take one of these two courses, so there’s a real incentive to use them. But since these courses are so popular with a wide variety of people, the downside to them is that they take a one-size-fits-all approach to studying that provides little in the way of individualized feedback. There’s always a danger that you may not be making the best use of the course materials for your individual studying needs. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your course: [Read more…] about How to Get the Most out of Your Bar Exam Prep Course