It’s always in the back of your head. In class. At the gym. In the bar (a more fun type of bar). Your whole 3L year it’s natural to constantly be thinking about the bar exam. And, somewhat surprisingly, it’s not always easy to find answers to some of the questions that burn on our brains the most. In talking with current 3Ls, I’ve tried to come up with six of the most burning questions for which a state’s bar website won’t really have an answer. The answers to these questions are just opinions. At the end of the day, do whatever feels right to you! [Read more…] about Answering 3Ls’ Pre-Graduation Burning Bar Questions
There’s a lot to do on a bar essay. You spend so much energy trying to spot issues. Then you immediately try and reach into the deepest depths of your memory to come up with a rule of law. You can’t forget the conclusion. But all too often writers gloss over what is really the most important part of any essay: the analysis. Within the discussion of each issue, you should include an analysis of how your facts apply to the rule of law you cited. Here are five easy to follow tips to make your analysis section strong. [Read more…] about 5 Easy Tips to Bolster Your Analysis on the Bar
All I remember is feeling my stomach drop. Article IV Privileges and Immunities and the Dormant Commerce Clause were the topics of the fifth and final essay on the July bar exam. Those are topics that the test prep companies say, “These probably won’t show up on the test. Don’t worry about studying them too much.” So, naturally, they showed up.
I remember just staring at the prompt trying to figure out if I was missing something. I thought to myself, “Am I really about to try and write an essay on topics I barely studied?” I was. But I had to break through that initial panic. This post is about how you can do it, too, by planning ahead exactly how you’re going to start any essay that comes your way. [Read more…] about How to Get Past the Initial Panic on a Bar Essay