By Sara Valentine, Capital University Law School Graduate
Hey, BARBRI! I passed the Ohio Bar Exam!
I am so thankful to my mom, my friends, and my support group for getting me to this point. I would especially like to thank Capital University Law School for providing me with a stellar education that allowed me to work fulltime while attending evening classes for law school. The evening program at Capital Law took four long, hard years. It was all worth it for this moment and this day.
However, I owe a lot of my happiness today to BARBRI. I still remember how overwhelmed I was starting up that first class. The process this summer was nothing less than grueling, but I am so thankful that I can look back and say that all of my hard work paid off. I stuck to BARBRI’s program, I focused on areas where I was struggling, and I walked into the Ohio Bar Exam confidently. What a relief to be celebrating today. I want to congratulate everyone who got good news this morning and those who have received good news as results have been rolling in. I am thrilled for you all!
For those of you who did not meet with success, I know it is a very tough time. Please try to focus on the fact that what you are attempting is something most people never even have the guts to try. You should feel proud of yourself for making it this far and be confident that ultimately you will absolutely pass this exam. BARBRI is in your corner all the way. BARBRI has representatives who can do their best to help you figure out what worked for you, what didn’t, and how to change the result next time around.
For those of you who did pass, did you know that BARBRI is here for you even after you’ve become a licensed attorney?
You’re going to be getting BARBRI’s post-bar email about QLTS and BARBRI’s Attorney’s Course. If you’re interested in practicing abroad, BARBRI has a prep option for the QLTS exam. If you’re interested, you can find out more about the exam and what BARBRI offers by clicking here.
Do you need to take the bar exam in another state?
BARBRI is still here for you! The BARBRI Attorney’s Course is a streamlined, online course designed to save you time. The BARBRI Attorney’s Course bypasses some basic bar exam test-taking skills that are critical for first time takers, it gets your quickly to the most highly tested areas of the exam overall and within each subject, and it pinpoints your topic and subtopic weaknesses so you can spend time working the areas of law that will most benefit your exam score. You can find out more about the BARBRI Attorney’s Course by clicking here.
I know that the idea of taking another bar exam is what nightmares are made of. However, getting licensed in other states or abroad is only going to benefit you in the long run. You’re going to set yourself apart by being able to hit the ground running in states where firms only have a few attorneys practicing or no attorneys at all. Although doing this all over again isn’t necessarily appealing, especially so soon after the July bar exam, you will be able to set yourself up for long-term success if you are able to get licensed in more states.