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Paying attention to early bar exam requirements in 2L year

January 15, 2021

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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What’s next after failing the bar exam?

January 6, 2021

As you move forward after failing the bar exam, first thing’s first. Take a deep breath and allow yourself to process. You are not alone. And like those before you, your resilience will help you come back better and stronger.  Here are a few tips to help refocus and ensure the next time you take the bar […]

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How to brief a case in U.S. law school

January 4, 2021

Learning how to brief a case is a necessary part of studying U.S. law. You will undoubtedly hear the term regularly during your time in law school. Quite simply, a case brief is a set of notes you take on each assigned case to ensure you are paying attention to what’s important. Your case brief […]

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BARBRI scholarship and other bar review options you may not know about

January 4, 2021

See if you qualify for a BARBRI scholarship Year after year, BARBRI supports thousands of students who seek to change the world. BARBRI awarded over $4.5M in scholarships to public interest students and other world-changers last year alone. A limited number of public interest scholarships are available for select BARBRI Bar Review courses. View the […]

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Should I start studying early for the bar exam?

December 20, 2020

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 several reasons why: You are more likely […]

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What can I do differently when retaking the bar exam?

December 16, 2020

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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How BARBRI helped me pass the Massachusetts Bar Exam

December 11, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 2020 Law Graduate at the University of Pennsylvania ] It’s official … I PASSED THE MASSACHUSETTS BAR EXAM!! The bar exam is always stressful, but this year even more so. I began studying for the Massachusetts Bar Exam amidst a global pandemic with no true idea what my future held for me. […]

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Seven insights about the judicial internship application process

December 8, 2020

[ Kathryn Pope, 2023 Law Graduate at the University of Florida Levin College of Law ] A judicial internship offers law students an opportunity to work in a judge’s chambers, performing duties such as researching various laws and writing legal memoranda. Judicial internships are one of the most coveted summer positions because they allow students the […]

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The types of law school exams you may encounter during finals

December 8, 2020

[ Stephanie Baldwin, 3L at the University of Arizona ] Law school exams are once again upon us. Because I am a glutton for punishment, I decided to take 18 credits this semester, which means I have six different final exams. Yay … To top it off, they are all different types of final law […]

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NYSBA membership: BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep and QLTS Prep alums

December 3, 2020

BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep and BARBRI QLTS Prep students and alumni enjoy a free 2-year membership to the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) – International Section and one additional Section of your choice. ABOUT NYSBA For more than 140 years, NYSBA has been the voice of the legal profession in New York state. Our […]

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