The unimaginable happened. After all that time spent studying, all the social engagements you gave up, not to mention the family time, you just got word that you failed the bar. You’ve never failed at anything before. How did this happen? You’re entitled to some pity me time – but not too much. Depending on what you want to do next, you might have to get right back on that horse. Before you do that, however, ask yourself some important questions. [Read more…] about So, You Failed the Bar Exam! Now What?
People decide to “go it alone” for bar prep for a number of reasons or circumstances. One reason may be cost – after going into debt for law school or spending a fortune on a bar review course the first time, you just don’t have the money to spend on it this time. Another reason may be that you have to work while you are also studying for the bar exam and don’t want to be committed to a time-sensitive schedule put out by a bar prep program. Finally, you’ve kept or accumulated materials to use for your bar prep and feel confident about your ability to do this on your own. Whatever reason you have, consider the following suggestions to help you enhance your experience and increase your chance for success. [Read more…] about Self-Study – How to Survive
Are you thinking about preparing for the bar exam yet? It doesn’t matter whether you are a 1L, or in your final year of law school. Thinking about the bar exam should start as soon as possible so that a good foundation can be laid before actual bar prep begins. [Read more…] about It’s Never Too Early to Think About Bar Prep
So, you are already licensed to practice law in one state and now want to become licensed in a second jurisdiction. If you are really lucky, the second jurisdiction will admit you upon a motion and the completion of an application (see Iowa for example). If you took the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) you might be lucky enough to get reciprocity from another UBE jurisdiction.
However, other jurisdictions might force you to take the complete bar exam all over again unless you meet certain requirements allowing you to take a shorter version of the bar exam called the “Attorneys’ Exam.” The requirements to qualify for the Attorneys’ Exam often include a minimum period as a licensed practicing attorney (anywhere from three to five years), and whether your license and/or degree are from somewhere outside the United States. Should you qualify for the Attorneys’ Exam and you are truly motivated, the next step you should take is to develop a viable plan for success. When developing this plan recognize your time and financial restrictions, and consider the following:
On May 28, 2019, the Mississippi Supreme Court granted a petition amending rules governing admissions to the Mississippi Bar. As a result of this change, many are taking notice and wondering if the change is an anomaly that will only impact the Mississippi bar, or an idea that could catch fire throughout the country. [Read more…] about Is the Mississippi Supreme Court on The Cusp of a New Trend?
Can you believe it has been about six to eight weeks since you started studying for the bar exam? Everyday, including weekends, you start your day by reviewing some core subject and tweaking your attack plans. At some point during the day you take a practice essay exam or a set of practice MBE’s. As each week passes, you have gotten better at spotting the issues on a bar question. You’ve even gotten more and more MBE questions right with a better understanding of why certain answers were wrong. [Read more…] about You Are So Close – Now Don’t Blow It!