U.S. bar prep & licensure tips

Is the bar exam curve real?

September 22, 2023

The bar exam curve is very real. What it helps do is establish a passing threshold that takes into account the overall performance of all test takers on the multiple-choice portion for a single bar exam administration. You can see this phenomenon in action by checking out recent Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) National Scaled Score […]

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Get back on track: Tips for successfully re-taking the bar exam with BARBRI

September 22, 2023

Sometimes the bar exam doesn’t go as anticipated. It is an incredibly difficult exam that tests even the most strong-minded. If you received the news that you need to retake the bar exam, know that plenty of now successful attorneys have been in your shoes. As you move forward, remember to take a deep breath […]

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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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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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