You’ve heard that the bar exam is one of the most challenging and stressful exams that you will take in your career. Many people get anxious leading up to the bar exam and try to manage it the best they can. There is a lot of focus regarding anxiety leading up to the bar exam and during bar prep. However, what about the anxiety and panic that you may experience while you are actually taking the exam? Unfortunately, this is something that happened to me – I had a mini panic attack during the bar exam. So what do you do when that happens?? And how can you survive and manage to pass the bar exam? Fortunately for you, since I have first-hand experience and managed to pass my bar exam on the first try despite it, here are my tips on how to get through a panic attack in the middle of the bar exam. I hope that my experience and advice can help you if the situation presents itself during your bar exam. [Read more…] about Bar Exam Perspective – What to Do if you have a Panic Attack in the Middle of the Bar Exam?
You’ve done it! You have conquered the hardest exam that you will ever have to take! You spent countless hours studying, preparing, sweating, praying, and crying. You have finally finished the bar exam. Whew! I know what you’re thinking, now what? There is all this built-up momentum leading up this moment and now you are done… You took the bar exam and you will get the results and that’s that, right? Although you have finished the bar exam you are not quite finished yet. You have now entered the waiting period. Here is some advice to help you through the post-bar exam life. [Read more…] about Bar Exam Perspective – I Finished The Bar Exam, Now What?
I’m a first generation college student, meaning I am the only one in my immediate family (and in my situation, most of my extended family as well) that has gone to college and gotten a degree. I am also the only one in my family who graduated from law school and is a practicing attorney. As a first gen who went through the bar exam process, I have learned some of the challenges that are presented by being a first generation student. Although everyone gets stressed regarding preparing for the bar exam and learning exactly what is tested, I feel like there is extra stress added if you’re a first generation law student. Not only did I not have anyone that I knew who had taken the bar other than my fellow classmates, I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into or where to turn. It was a very stressful experience. Fortunately for you, I did successfully pass the bar exam on my first attempt! Although it was a difficult time that I still have nightmares about today, I am hoping that I can use my experience to make your trip to the bar exam a much easier and smoother process. So here is my bar exam advice as a first generation student: [Read more…] about First Generation Perspective – Bar Exam Advice
The bar exam is just around the corner and tensions are high! Where did the bar prep period go?? It feels as though bar prep has dwindled away down to the last few weeks in a matter of seconds! Now you are about to embark on a journey like no other: the bar exam. You have spent countless hours studying and preparing for the hardest exam of your life. I remember how I felt the month before the bar exam… I definitely wasn’t panicking… In all seriousness, the last few weeks of bar prep were very stressful and anxiety-ridden for me. Sometimes I cannot believe I made it through that time in my life! So, in order to make your life better during bar prep, I have curated a list of things to do in the month leading up to the bar exam to help you get through one of the most difficult periods of your life. I hope that this list helps you push through bar prep! [Read more…] about Bar Exam Top 10 – Top Ten Things to do the Month Before the Bar Exam
Congratulations! You are in your last year of law school and you are looking forward to graduating! So you finally get to take a break and relax a bit, right? Unfortunately, even though you are ready for some much deserved rest, you are about to enter the next segment of your marathon, the bar exam! I remember how I felt after I finished law school and had to transition into bar prep. I was tired, stressed, and ready to put the bar exam behind me. Looking back, it’s hard to imagine myself going through it all! In order to make your life easier, I have curated a list of things that I did before I took the bar exam that helped me survive one of the most difficult periods of my life. Here are ten things for you to do before taking the bar exam: [Read more…] about 10 Things to do Before Taking the Bar Exam
You finished law school and now it’s time to prepare for the bar exam. Sounds simple, right? The bar exam is one of the most important things that you will do in your legal career. Afterall, in most states, you can’t be a lawyer without it! As such, there is a lot of stress, anxiety, and discomfort during the time leading to this monumental event. You may feel like you are wasting part of your life by being solely concerned about bar prep. Unfortunately, your life does not stop when you are studying for the bar. You still have social expectations, events, and relationships with other people to tend to. And yes, that includes romantic relationships as well! So how are you supposed to manage studying for the bar and being a good romantic partner? How are you supposed to juggle your love life and one of the most difficult parts of your career? Fortunately for you, I successfully managed to pass the bar exam and keep my relationship intact. Here are some tips to help you and your partner get through bar prep unscathed! [Read more…] about Bar Exam Perspective – How to Make Your Relationship Last Through Bar Prep