If you’re preparing for the bar exam and need to take the multiple-choice Multistate Bar Examination (or “MBE”), you might be wondering how to get access to practice MBE questions with explanations. One option is UWorld, which offers an online MBE prep program with some great features. I was given complimentary trial access to UWorld’s “QBank” program to evaluate their new MBE prep software. This post explains how UWorld works and provides an overview of some of its tools that can help you get ready for the bar exam.
If you’re taking the bar exam, you already know that you’ll need to work very hard in order to learn all the material that’s needed to pass. But with so much law to learn, it’s easy to forget what skills will be tested on the different parts of the bar exam. Keeping these core skills in mind while you study can help guide your efforts as you prepare for one of the most important tests of your life.
Although the precise format of the bar exam varies by state, this post assumes that you’ll face some combination of essay questions, multiple-choice questions, and a performance test (or tests). We’ll cover the various skills that are tested on each of these so that you know how to focus your energy as you prepare for the exam. [Read more…] about What Skills Do I Need on the Bar Exam?
If you’re an attorney who is considering an out-of-state move, you may need to take the bar exam in your new state of residence. I recently moved to Nevada and was faced with this challenging prospect nearly six years after first being admitted to practice in California, where I attended law school and started my legal career. Although it was difficult to work while studying for a second bar exam in a totally new state, with some diligence and extra time to prepare, I passed the Nevada bar exam on my first attempt.
This post will give you some factors to consider and strategies to put in place before you register for a bar exam as an attorney applicant. It may seem like an impossible task, but with a plan for success and a few months of hard work, you can pass another bar exam. [Read more…] about How to Prepare for the Bar Exam as an Attorney Applicant
If you’re an attorney considering an out-of-state move or have recently relocated, you might need to sit for the bar exam in your new state. As you already know, taking the bar exam is a daunting challenge. Few people look forward to the process of preparing for the exam, and it can be difficult to get motivated to start studying. This is especially true if you have already passed in a different state.
This post highlights some strategies to get motivated to take the bar exam again in a different state and stay motivated while you study. Although you might be dreading the process of preparing for another bar exam, an attitude shift can make a huge difference in your ability to work through the material and set yourself up for success. [Read more…] about How to Get Motivated to Take a Second State’s Bar Exam
If you’re looking into commercial bar prep companies, one great option is AdaptiBar. I used AdaptiBar to prepare for the Nevada bar exam after moving there from California, where I was admitted to practice in 2014. Because Nevada offers no reciprocity to attorneys licensed in other states, I had to sit for the entire three-day bar exam in Nevada and retake the MBE. AdaptiBar generously offered me complimentary access to its app to help me get ready for the exam. With six years having gone by since I first took and passed the bar exam, I was rusty on the MBE and knew I needed the help. [Read more…] about Using AdaptiBar to Prepare for the MBE on the Bar Exam
As the pandemic caused by the spread of COVID-19 continues, states across the country are adjusting their plans for the next administration of the bar exam. Although a few states have opted to offer their bar exam online, most will carry on with an in-person administration with various modifications to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Some states will do so as soon as July 2020, while others have postponed until September or October 2020.
If you plan to sit for an in-person bar exam later this year, this posts outlines some of the additional things to keep in mind while you prepare. The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented crisis that adds stress to an already stressful event, so planning ahead is one of the best ways to manage your anxiety about the test. Here are five steps to take before you sit for an in-person exam during COVID-19.