U.S. bar prep & licensure tips

Getting ahead of the Character and Fitness process in 2L year

September 29, 2022

It may feel early in your 2L year, but believe it or not, it’s already time to start thinking about the Character and Fitness portion of your bar application. The Character and Fitness (C&F) section of the application varies by state, so it’s best to check the rules for your anticipated bar exam state before […]

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The final countdown to the bar exam

June 3, 2022

The last couple of months has probably felt challenging to say the least. With the finish line in sight, you may be feeling everything from excitement to anxiety. Just remember to take a moment to feel proud of the hard work and dedication you’ve put forth as you’ve prepared for your upcoming bar exam. As […]

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2L to 3L year: Time to start bar exam planning

May 21, 2022

If you’re like most law students, your 2L year was so busy that you did not really have time to stop and think. Not to worry. You finally have this law school thing down and now it’s on to future planning. In the midst of finishing up your classwork, 3L year is about figuring out […]

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How to succeed on the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

May 15, 2022

Let’s start with what we already know about the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE): With 200 questions to answer over a period of six hours (that’s an average of one minute and 48 seconds per question), it’s a demanding test. With seven major areas of substantive law tested, there are questions on a wide range of […]

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How balance, sleep, down time and saying “no” can help you pass the bar exam

May 13, 2022

It is important to embrace balance in every aspect of your life, especially when it comes to law school and the bar exam. You already know how important it is to stay focused and regimented in your studies. It is equally important to make sure you are getting some down time each day. Balance During […]

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How to track your bar prep progress and percentile rank

May 7, 2022

BARBRI Bar Review makes staying on schedule easy, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still track your progress. In fact, BARBRI has some specially designed features that go beyond the simple numbers to help you stay on track. It all starts by figuring out your schedule beyond the recommended daily hours that the BARBRI interface provides (courtesy […]

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What can I do differently when retaking the bar exam?

April 16, 2022

Mike Sims, BARBRI President When students receive the incredibly disappointing news that they were unsuccessful, many ask what they can do differently when retaking the bar exam. My advice is to first, take a moment. Let yourself process and reset. The bar exam is very hard. Do not allow yourself to be mentally pulled into a place […]

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What’s the best approach to MBE questions?

April 16, 2022

By Roger Meslar, BARBRI Sr. Director of MBE Testing and Assessments During the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), you’ll answer 200 multiple-choice questions over a total 6-hour timeframe – 100 questions in the 3-hour morning session and 100 in the 3-hour afternoon session. This means that you’ll have an average of 1.8 minutes to answer each […]

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Taking the bar exam in another state? Strategies I used on my second bar exam

April 3, 2022

By Sam Farkas, BARBRI curriculum architect and instructor I took, and passed, my first bar exam in Florida several years ago. When I was considering taking the bar exam in another state (Georgia), I seriously questioned whether I was up for it. I felt this way even though, through my role at BARBRI, I help […]

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Have a U.S. LL.M.? Don’t rule out getting admitted to the Florida Bar

March 30, 2022

New York and London have traditionally been major trade centers for cross-border legal transactions. Thus, providing greater opportunity for attorneys desiring to globalize their legal careers than many other cities. But now there’s another viable path for foreign-educated U.S. LL.M. graduates looking to broaden their professional horizons, especially in the area of international arbitration. On […]

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