Any good bar exam preparation program will show you how to break down a bar exam essay, how to analyze a multiple choice question, and how to focus your studies on the subjects and areas that matter most. Some programs are better than others (like Bar Exam Toolbox!), however what these programs don’t cover are the hidden issues with taking the bar.
For example, did you know that you will have to travel, sometimes really far away to take the bar exam? The MPRE, the ethics portion of getting licensed to practice law, is often offered in many more locations than the bar exam itself. Other standardized tests like the SAT and LSAT are offered in numerous places giving test takers ample opportunity to take the exams in a place convenient to them. The bar exam? Not so much.
Here is something good, bad, and ugly that may surprise you about taking the bar exam. [Read more…] about Confessions of a Bar Examinee: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly