(1) It is shrouded in mythology. I am from California. My parents are both attorneys that took the bar exam in California. I grew up surrounded by lawyers. And every one had a bar exam story. The bar is one thing that all attorneys have in common. It is challenging and overwhelming and in states with low passage rates, over half of the people who take it fail! This creates a mystique around the experience, which causes increased anxiety for all of those studying. There are also a lot of really unfortunate myths floating around relating to the bar exam, many of which will be addressed on this website.
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If you are taking the bar exam for the first time (or even if you are a repeat taker) you are likely getting ready to log hours upon hours at your commercial bar review course. But do you know what to expect when you sit with hundreds of others in a ballroom, conference center or law school?
Lets be honest, I didn’t. I took Barbri and I had heard that you just went to class and “followed the study schedule.” I want you to be more prepared. Here are some things to know about what happens during a typical commercial bar review course.