It is October. The trees are changing color (although it is a little early for that in California), we are decorating for Halloween (at least we are at my house – wow my kids are going all out this year and have even made their own handmade pumpkin scarecrow), and the sunsets start to shift to that magical fall light. Fall is also my favorite time of year because I love all things that are made with pumpkin or squash. Do you love fall as much as I do? [Read more…] about Bouncing Back from a Bar Exam Failure
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Sean Silverman’s UBE and MBE Essentials
Sean Silverman of Silverman Bar Tutoring is a friend of ours here at the Bar Exam Toolbox. He has written some really helpful posts on the MBE that you can check out in your free time (ha ha):
I learned recently that Sean had published some books to help students learn the law covered by the UBE and the MBE, and I asked him to send me a copy so I could share my thoughts with readers. He was nice enough to do so, so here you go! [Read more…] about The Essentials for the UBE and MBE
Bar results for California came out on Friday and it is possible your name wasn’t on the pass list. If that is the case, we are really sorry. We know how devastating this news can be. It is okay to feel upset, frustrated and even angry. We get it. But along with those (very valid) feelings, it is also time to figure out a plan of what to do next. If you are scratching your head and wondering where to go from here, this checklist is a great place to start. [Read more…] about Did You Just Fail the California Bar Exam? What You Should Do Now
Today, I want to share with you another great resource for you folks studying for the California bar exam: BarIssues.com. I have been using BarIssues.com as a tutor for a few years now, but it’s first and foremost a tool for students. BarIssues.com is a website and database that can help you identify commonly tested issues and then find which essays tested those issues in the past (so you can practice them). It is quite a handy tool and one that I think many bar studiers could benefit from! [Read more…] about BarIssues.com: A Resource for the California Bar Exam
Our bar students have been using AdaptiBar to practice MBE questions for a few years now, and they’ve liked what they’ve seen, so I wanted to take this opportunity to update our review of this helpful product.
And scroll down for an opportunity to save on AdaptiBar! [Read more…] about Tools for Bar Exam Success: AdaptiBar
The California State Bar Board of Trustees recently voted to scale back the state’s three-day exam to just two days. Starting in July 2017, the exam will include one day of essays and one day of the MBE (like most of the country). The essay day will likely include five one-hour essays and one 90-minute performance test. (Currently the California Bar Exam uses a 3-hour performance test, while the Multi-State Performance Test is 90-minutes). Each day will be weighed equally. [Read more…] about Are You Kidding Me? The California Bar Exam Is Going to be Two Days in 2017