You are gearing up to take the bar exam. You have your nose to the grindstone and have been spending your days studying since graduation. Theoretically, you know what the bar exam is like and what to expect. However, you still aren’t 100% sure how to prepare yourself or what the exam will be like! Fortunately for you, I have experienced the bar exam myself and have successfully passed the bar exam. In order to help you understand what to expect when taking the bar exam, I have curated a list of things that not everyone knows about it. Here are ten things they don’t tell you about the bar exam. I hope that this list helps you feel more prepared when test day comes. (Note: I took the Michigan bar exam a few years ago, so my advice is based on my experience in that jurisdiction. However, many jurisdictions have similar testing procedures. In any case, check your particular state’s bar examiners website for more detailed information!) [Read more…] about 10 Things They Don’t Tell You About the Bar Exam
The bar exam is right around the corner, and I’m definitely not panicking… I am taking the Michigan bar exam for the first time and suddenly my bar prep has dwindled down to the last few weeks prior to the exam. I took the month of the exam off of work (I worked after graduating while also prepping) so that I could focus on getting ready for the most important exam of my life! If you are like me and DEFINITELY not panicking, here is a day in my life while studying for the bar exam in the final month of bar prep. I hope that by giving you a look into my daily life studying it can help you in your bar prep adventure. [Read more…] about Bar Prep Perspective: A look into a day of bar prep life right before the exam!
You finished law school, graduated, and are ready to start your career, right? Unfortunately no, you are now entering one of the most dreadful periods of time in a law student’s career: bar prep. This is when your life comes to a halt and you become a studying hermit in order to pass the bar exam. So how exactly do you get yourself ready for the bar exam and successfully pass? Fortunately for you, I have navigated the treacherous fields of bar prep and victoriously passed the bar exam! In order to make your life easier in preparing for the bar, I have curated a list of things that I did to help me get prepared for the bar exam. Here are ten things for you to do to get yourself ready. I hope that this list helps you feel equipped for success on the bar exam! [Read more…] about Bar Exam Top 10 – 10 Things to do to Get Yourself Ready for the Bar Exam
You walked across the aisle to (likely) obtain your diploma holder. You cheered for yourself because you could finally put law school behind you and focus on your future career. Wait a second, not so fast! You still need to take and pass the bar exam. So that means more studying and bar prep. But I know what you are thinking, you JUST finished law school. Do you REALLY have to study for the bar now? I am a recent law school graduate myself and can feel the pain you are in. You are desperately searching for a way out, a vacation, ANYTHING. You just survived three long years of torturous lectures, reading assignments and hypotheticals. You deserve a break, right? I am so sorry to tell you this my friend, unfortunately you really do need to study for the bar exam. [Read more…] about Bar Prep SOS: I just Graduated Law School, Do I Really have to Study for the bar?
I did it. I survived taking the Michigan bar exam! I made it through hours of testing and stress that will probably stay with me for years to come. So I know what you are thinking: now what? You finally make it through one of the worst times in your life and now you are just stuck waiting around for results? Unfortunately, this is the reality of the road to becoming an attorney. Some people have jobs lined up that won’t start until they have official bar exam passage. Others are still looking for jobs for when they become attorneys. There are also people who take the time after the bar exam to relax and go on a post-bar vacation. I, on the other hand, went right back to work following the bar exam. This is my story of transitioning back to office life after taking the bar exam. [Read more…] about Post-Grad Perspective – Bar Prep to Office Life
You finished law school and spent months studying and stressing over the bar exam. You suffered through the two or three day exam and waited patiently for results to come in. When you looked at the list of individuals who passed, you could not find your seat number anywhere. Unfortunately, you knew what this meant – you failed the bar exam. So, what should you do? What are some tips for retaking the exam? Should you give up your dreams and forget the bar exam? In order to help you through this difficult time, I have answered some questions that you may be asking regarding failing and retaking the bar exam. Hopefully these answers will provide you some guidance and encouragement during this disheartening experience. [Read more…] about Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered: Failing and Retaking the Bar Exam