Five reasons why you should study early for the bar exam

September 20, 2018

By Mike Sims, BARBRI President Every year, students ask me if they should begin studying early for the bar exam. Does it hurt or does it help? Our experience and data tells us that students should begin studying for the bar exam early if at all possible. Here are 5 reasons why: You are more likely […]

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The bar exam curve: It’s real

September 19, 2018

Even after years of published MBE results and graphs, there are still people who try to convince others that the bar exam curve is not real. Those people must not have studied the MBE every year since its inception in 1972. MBE results fall in a pattern that looks like a bell curve every single […]

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Law school graduates “fairly certain” they’ll fail the bar exam

August 16, 2018

Mike Sims, BARBRI President An Answer to the Recent “Above The Law” Article A headline on Above the Law said, “Law School Graduates ‘Fairly Certain’ They’ll Fail the Bar Exam.” If you’re feeling that way, let me assure you that, based upon my 26 years of working with bar preppers, your feelings are normal. The first […]

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Five great things about studying for the bar exam

April 21, 2018

Taylor Friedlander, BARBRI Director of Legal Education Does this headline strike you as far-fetched? After all, everyone knows that studying for the Bar Exam is a difficult experience. It’s a fact that’s tried and true, in the way the Pope is Catholic and the sky is blue. But don’t let that get you down. Yes, […]

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The one thing you need to know / do to pass the bar exam

April 19, 2018

By Sam Farkas, Esq, BARBRI Curriculum Architect and Instructor As you approach the bar exam, you’ll likely be inundated with all kinds of “quick fix” strategies. You are a trained critical thinker, so hopefully, you recognize that if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. At BARBRI, we’ve heard everything from “create […]

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After an event or interview, how do you follow up?

March 21, 2018

GUEST BLOG Katie R. Day, Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D. Candidate 2018 Around this time of year, I see the same question popping up on law school message boards and in law student’s conversations. “How do I follow up?” The question applies to so many scenarios: job and internship interviews, networking events, bar association […]

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Before immediately saying “yes!” to that long-awaited job offer

March 8, 2018

GUEST BLOG Katie R. Day, Quinnipiac University School of Law It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for since you started going on job interviews. You got a job offer! There’s nothing more exciting than landing your first job after law school graduation. But once the excitement wears off, you realize that you need to evaluate […]

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How to use spring break to make the rest of the way easier

February 28, 2018

GUEST BLOG Katie R. Day, Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D. Candidate 2018 Spring break is generally thought of as being a much-needed break from the hectic law school schedule. It’s a time to relax, maybe take a vacation, and enjoy not having class. While I do believe you should use your spring break to […]

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Interview season: How to make a great first impression

February 14, 2018

GUEST BLOG Katie R. Day, Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D. Candidate 2018 It’s that time of year again: interview season! Whether you’re a 1L or 2L applying for an internship or a 3L looking for a post-graduation job, you’ll definitely be doing some interviews in the coming weeks and months. The interview is such […]

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Five things successful attorneys did not learn in law school

February 11, 2018

By Sam Farkas, Esq., BARBRI Product Development Manager 1) BECOME AN EFFICIENT PROBLEM SOLVER Law school may have taught you the framework and skills to solve legal problems, but it did not teach you how to solve them efficiently. Successful attorneys are acquainted with two basic principles: The Pareto Principle that states 80 percent of […]

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