U.S. bar prep & licensure tips

Bar exam supplements: Boost your confidence and boost your score

April 28, 2023

The bar exam is too important to leave anything up to chance. You want every advantage you can get in your bar preparation. That means targeting any potential knowledge gaps in the areas you know you need the most assistance. If you choose to augment your overall course, bar exam supplements can offer a way […]

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The bar exam curve: It’s real

March 1, 2023

The bar exam curve is very real. In fact, MBE score results consistently fall into a bell curve pattern every single bar exam administration. Still, there will be detractors of the bar exam curve. The bottom line is that BARBRI has studied the MBE since it debuted in 1972. The best bar exam passing strategy […]

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Paying attention to early bar exam requirements in 2L year

January 14, 2023

Believe it or not, the second year of law school is when you should begin researching early bar exam requirements. If you’re a 2L student reading this blog, yes, that means pretty much now. It’s not too early to get moving on this process. Depending on the state/jurisdiction in which you plan to take the […]

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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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