Non-US Law Student or Lawyer

Study and exam day tips from a New York Bar Exam taker

August 29, 2019

By Saurabh Aggarwal, BARBRI Legal Coordinator I recently sat the New York State Bar Exam. It was an experience like no other for me. If you are preparing to enter the uncharted waters of a U. S. bar exam, it is my hope that what I share here will help ease the apprehension and uncertainty […]

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It’s bar exam time – let’s do this

July 25, 2019

GUEST BLOG by Sara Valentine, Graduate of Capital University Law School Bar Exam is Next Week… This post is all about your ability to crush the bar exam. Regardless of whether you haven’t been doing your best leading up to this point, you’ve been learning and putting in the time. You know that you have […]

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Random reflections: When you’re the only one in the room

April 12, 2019

Guest blog by Courtney Boykin, 3L at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law As an African-American woman, I am accustomed to moving throughout social spaces that are predominately white. Growing up in relatively small West Tennessee town, my schooling atmospheres were typically predominantly white. Moving off to undergraduate school at a […]

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BARBRI Extended U.S. Bar Prep or BARBRI Bar Review: As a foreign attorney, which course should I take?

January 2, 2019

As a foreign-trained attorney or international law graduate considering sitting for a bar exam in the United States —whether or not you have or are completing an LL.M. program in the U.S. ―it will serve you well to strategize your exam preparation. Successfully passing a U.S. bar exam will signify your understanding of U.S. law, […]

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California Bar Exam: Trouble spots and how to conquer them

December 10, 2018

By Steve Levin, BARBRI Senior Director of Essay Testing Unless you’ve already taken a different U.S. bar exam, the California Bar Exam probably is unlike any exam you’ve ever taken in your life. It’s certainly more expansive than any exam you faced in law school and makes finals week look like child’s play. Imagine preparing […]

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Work during bar prep? Advice from a two-time bar passer

November 13, 2018

GUEST BLOG by Brian C. Pike, Esq. Passed the 2015 New York Bar Exam Passed the 2017 Michigan Bar Exam Sitting for the 2020 Tennessee Bar Exam Attorney at Baker Donelson Do I work during the Bar Exam?  Should I work while I study? What a dreaded question.  If you have ever asked a practicing attorney this […]

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New York Bar Exam: How to apply for eligibility without a 3-year law degree

November 8, 2018

By Aoife Keenan, LL.B., LL.M. Legal Advisor, BARBRI  I started working with BARBRI in 2015. At the time, I was not aware of the U.S. route to qualification. Naturally, as a law student, I was intrigued. The thought of qualifying in two jurisdictions was really appealing to me. I had always been interested in working […]

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At the intersection of law school and current events

October 3, 2018

Makenzie Way, 2L at the University of Pennsylvania Law School Let’s face it, there’s always a lot going on, whether in your personal life, with school or with current events. While these are certainly important topics and events that deserve your research, attention and discussion, it’s important not to lose sight of any potential negative […]

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Benefits and drawbacks of joining a law school study group

September 24, 2018

It’s no secret, really. Every student learns differently, prepares differently and definitely studies differently. You know you best. By now, you are getting a good feel for this experience called law school. Or you may already have a strong sense of what works for you and what doesn’t. Perhaps you have yet to try something […]

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The bar exam curve: It’s real

September 19, 2018

The bar exam curve is very real. In fact, MBE score results consistently fall into a bell curve pattern every single bar exam administration. Still, there will be detractors of the bar exam curve. The bottom line is that BARBRI has studied the MBE since it debuted in 1972. The best bar exam passing strategy […]

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