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Is the Bar Exam Curve Real?

June 19, 2024

The bar exam curve is very real, and it can be your ally in passing the exam. By understanding how the curve works and leveraging tools like BARBRI’s bar prep courses, you can maximize your chances of landing on the passing side. Establishing a Passing Threshold The primary function of the curve, or scaled scoring, […]

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Balancing Your Time Between Finals and Papers

June 11, 2024

Time is almost always an issue in law school, especially as end-of-semester finals and papers approach. You may feel like you have little control over the time challenge. However, with the right strategies, you can balance your law school to-do list effectively to reduce your stress. Assess Before You Begin It’s hard to manage what […]

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Midterm Exam Study Prep Tips

June 7, 2024

Law school midterms will soon be here. And while they’re just miniature exams and rarely count as much as final exams, they’re still an integral part of your legal journey. Beyond the fact that they count for a particular percentage of your grades, they also offer a snapshot of your understanding and progress in the […]

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The Intersection of Law School and Current Events

May 30, 2024

Let’s face it, at any given time there can be a lot going on. Whether in your personal life, with law school, or with current events. All are important issues that deserve your research, attention, and discussion. Yet, it’s important not to lose sight of any potential negative or triggering impacts such issues can have […]

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Mastering the MBE: Avoid Selecting Obscure Answer Choices

May 29, 2024

When it comes to the challenges presented by the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), it’s best to not overthink this exam. Yes, the MBE may seem daunting. It’s one big final exam covering all your first-year studies and more. You have only six hours to answer 200 questions, each of which has four answer choices. (In […]

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Should I Join a Study Group in Law School?

May 28, 2024

As a 1L law student, you’ve likely faced numerous questions about how best to tackle your studies. One common dilemma is whether to join a law school study group or stick to solo studying. The answer isn’t one-size-fits-all. Every student learns differently, prepares differently, and definitely studies differently. You know you best. But let’s dive […]

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Working While Studying for the Bar Exam

May 16, 2024

GUEST BLOG by Brian C. Pike, Esq. Passed the New York Bar Exam, Michigan Bar Exam, and Tennessee Bar Exam Associate General Counsel at Baker Donelson Should I work while I prepare to take the bar exam? If you ever ask a practicing attorney this question, they undoubtedly will fall into two heavily defended camps: (1) […]

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How to use BARBRI 1L Mastery to conquer the day-to-day

October 26, 2023

If you’re in the thick of 1L year and wondering how you’re going to make it, rest assured, you can do this. The first year of law school is many things, from challenging to exciting to incredibly frustrating at times. The way to conquer your day-to-day routine as you navigate classes and uncover the black […]

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Four ways to brief cases even faster

October 11, 2023

As you may have already discovered, your speed-reading abilities may not carry over as much as you would like in law school. You must now carefully and critically analyze, question and reason every paragraph, sentence and word. Here’s how to get the most out of your preparation for class and your reading of assigned cases. […]

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How I would have done law school and bar prep differently

October 5, 2023

By Makenzie Way, a former BARBRI student and graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. She currently serves as a labor and employment associate with WilmerHale in Boston. Even as early as 2L year, my bar prep strategy was to take all bar exam related subjects sooner rather than later in law school. I even […]

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