ABA data proves it: When more students take BARBRI, more students pass the bar exam

March 13, 2019

In a recent study, BARBRI’s data scientists evaluated pass rates reported by every ABA accredited law school, in every jurisdiction for the past three years*. We then compared the results of students at those schools who studied for their first exam with BARBRI Bar Review with those who studied with another course or some other […]

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How many graded essays are included in BARBRI Bar Review? Can I have unlimited essays graded?

March 6, 2019

By Steve Levin, BARBRI Sr. Director of Essay Testing These are questions my colleagues and I hear frequently… and the short, sweet answer is that we’re happy to grade as many essays as you want to submit during your BARBRI Bar Review course. However, before we get too caught up in numbers, let’s first talk about […]

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The art of networking like a pro, law school style

February 26, 2019

GUEST BLOG Stephanie Baldwin, 1L at the University of Arizona The legal community is much smaller than any of us realize and who you know can help build your reputation and reveal future opportunities.  But how do you make these connections and create new relationships? Networking of course. Networking does not have to be scary or […]

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Doing “extra” to improve your odds of bar exam success

February 20, 2019

By Stefan Borst-Censullo, Esq. To begin off I want to apologize to you, the good reader, for my contribution to this over stuffed cannon of “hey so you’re about to take the bar, here’s some tips.” However, you have obviously decided to read this post, so you are either very bored or beyond desperate. In […]

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Your MBE success: Does “X” really mark the spot?

February 19, 2019

Samuel Farkas, BARBRI Director of Legal Learning and Lecturer What’s the Magic Number of MBE Practice Questions You Should Answer to Pass the Bar Exam? Perhaps you’ve heard that you need to work “X” number of practice MBE questions each week to pass the exam. Or, maybe you’ve heard there is some magic number of total […]

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How many MBE practice questions come with BARBRI? Are they real released questions?

February 19, 2019

By Mike Sims, BARBRI President The short answer is that you’ll have access to over 2,500 MBE practice questions, and an MBE final prep comprised of 100 “real” MBE questions recently released by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE), during your BARBRI Bar Review course. Working practice questions is very important. Now add a big […]

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Character and fitness: Not just virtues, requirements

February 16, 2019

By Mike Sims, BARBRI President If you are a graduating 3L student, you can probably relate to these tweets: You never realize how many addresses you’ve had for the past 10 years until you fill out the bar’s character and fitness. #lawschoolproblems It’s fun listing employers like Show-Me’s and Tequila Wyld on my bar application […]

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My three steps for success after passing three bar exams

February 15, 2019

GUEST BLOG BY Gregory Rutchik, Attorney at Law Years ago, about this exact time, I was studying for my first bar exam, the New York Bar. I remember feeling anxious and thinking “how on earth am I going to study twenty-two subjects (yes, that is what the syllabus said at the time) for the New […]

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3L advice about mentoring, networking and relationships

February 5, 2019

[ Courtney Boykin, 3L at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law ] When I was in college I attended a lot of networking events. I built a strong relationship with the dean of my college and had the privilege to meet many different people doing many different things. I believe that mentors […]

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Twelve things family and friends need to know about law school

November 28, 2018

GUEST BLOG Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Everyone knows law school is stressful. But for a law student, it can be difficult to describe how the strains of law school impact your ability to connect with their non-law school friends and family. Often times we suppress our frustrations because we […]

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