I have been talking to many students around the country about how they should best prepare for the bar exam. Many students complain that writing out exam answers takes too much time. So they just want to outline and issue spot exam answers. For most of us, this is not wise. Why?
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Law students around the country are taking their last final exams of their law school career. As law school winds up, their focus turns to the bar exam. It is just weeks away (okay, not weeks, months actually—but it may feel like “weeks”).
Many students already have their bar review materials sitting at home, waiting to be opened. Some students are already cracking into those materials, trying to get a jump start on prep.
However, if this is you, I warn you, burnout may be coming!
When I was taking the bar exam, I had a personal motto for myself, “One and Done.” I would tell this to myself when things got hard, when I got frustrated, or when I just wasn’t sure I wanted to keep working. I was going to give this everything I had and then some, because I wanted to do this only once.
The performance test is my favorite part of the bar exam because you don’t need to know any law. Great, isn’t it? But folks still struggle with this part of the exam. There are a few keys to being successful on the performance test:
(1) You need to have an approach.
(2) You need to practice that approach.
(3) You need to get feedback on your writing. [Read more…] about The Key to the Performance Test: Find Your Approach
As the February bar exam is now past, it is time to look forward to July. Many 3Ls have nervously registered for the exam and are likely paying for their commercial bar review courses. You may have even received some bar exam materials in the mail. As you unpack book after book, you may start to feel a bit overwhelmed, which is completely normal. This raises the question for many 3Ls around the country: “What can I do to study now?” [Read more…] about The Performance Test: Why You Should Be Studying Now
It is a nasty job market out there, as we all well know. And it is likely that if you are waiting for your bar results, you are also in the process of looking for a job. What fun, right? So how do you go about job hunting when you aren’t yet a licensed attorney? [Read more…] about Job Hunting While Waiting for Bar Results