Non-US Law Student or Lawyer

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

March 26, 2021

By Katie R. Day, Quinnipiac University School of Law 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 conferences, etc. You go […]

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Unraveling the mystery of the Multistate Performance Test (MPT)

March 26, 2021

By Marta Young, BARBRI Institutional Programs Course Instructor If just the thought of the Multistate Performance Test (lovingly called the MPT) is raising your blood pressure, trust me, you are not alone. Each bar review session, I hear from students with high levels of anxiety over this test. If you fall into this category, keep […]

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What’s the best approach to MBE questions?

March 26, 2021

By Roger Meslar, BARBRI Sr. Director of MBE Testing and Assessments During the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), you’ll answer 200 multiple-choice questions over a total 6-hour timeframe – 100 questions in the 3-hour morning session and 100 in the 3-hour afternoon session. This means that you’ll have an average of 1.8 minutes to answer each […]

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What to remember for your law school graduation checklist

March 26, 2021

By Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School If you’re anything like me you love to plan. Somehow time has escaped me and now it’s the middle of the semester, meaning my desire (and need) to begin planning all things commencement related has become too strong to ignore. So, in typical OCD fashion, I […]

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BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep & traditional BARBRI Bar Review: What’s the difference?

March 8, 2021

As a foreign-trained attorney or international law graduate considering sitting a state bar exam in the United States —whether or not you have or are completing an LL.M. program in the U.S. ―you know you have study options with BARBRI, the #1 U.S. bar exam prep company. But what is the best option for you? […]

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How to overcome the onset of Zoom fatigue, law school stress

March 8, 2021

By Bree A. Vculek, George Washington University Law School Why video calls can be exhausting We’re multi-tasking. We’re logged on for a lecture, checking email (and our three social channels …), trying to entertain our quarantine puppy (just me?), texting friends and family, and checking out the décor in our professors’ and classmates’ homes. Talk […]

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International student sits New York Bar Exam: A personal insight

March 8, 2021

By Hemant Chauhan, BARBRI Legal Advisor Having sat for the New York Bar Exam in July 2018, I can certainly tell you that was the most difficult legal examination I have sat to date. Having arrived at JFK Airport from London Heathrow a week before the exam, I felt it important to be in a […]

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Passing the New York Bar Exam helps attorney sharpen her global skills

March 8, 2021

By Alexia Maas, Esq., Senior Vice President, General Counsel at Volvo Financial Services I am Alexia Maas and I lead the Volvo Financial Services Global Legal & Compliance Function, which supports the business across the 48 countries in which it currently operates. I originally qualified to practice law in Scotland in 1997. I then spent […]

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Study + work: How to successfully do both

March 7, 2021

By Hemant Chauhan, BARBRI Legal Advisor If you are looking to internationalize your legal career as a foreign-trained lawyer or law graduate by pursuing qualification as a U.S. attorney, you’ve made a wise decision. Know that preparing to sit a U.S. Bar Exam doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Although you may grapple with […]

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From Morocco to Manhattan: Charting a global career

March 7, 2021

By Jihane Chraibi, Esq. It’s been a year in the making, but I’ve conquered the New York Bar Exam. (It sure feels good to put this in print!) Growing up in Morocco, I can’t honestly say when I first got the urge to blaze a global career path but I do know that Europe and […]

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