Bar Exam Study Tips

What can I do differently when retaking the bar exam?

April 16, 2021

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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Five reasons why BARBRI MBE Immersion really matters

April 1, 2021

By Mike Sims, BARBRI President The BARBRI MBE Immersion workshop is one of the first activities you’ll encounter before you start your substantive bar review lectures (with the exception of our friends studying for Louisiana). While we understand that you may not feel as excited as we do about studying for the bar exam, here […]

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The BARBRI Simulated MBE (and follow-up webinar) is crucial

March 26, 2021

By Sara Valentine, Capital University Law School  Okay, let me just be the first to thank BARBRI for the Simulated MBE. I know, that seems like an odd thing to say, but nothing could have better prepared me for the bar exam than to sit down for six hours and do 200 multiple-choice MBE questions. […]

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Bar exam study tips: Thoroughly review the explanatory answers

March 26, 2021

Explanatory answers can be one of your best teachers of the law In bar prep, explanatory answers exist for an important reason: to simply break down the rules and how they work, driving to a deeper understanding of the law. Sometimes you can learn as much or more from spending time and really digging in […]

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Bar exam study tips: Grapple with the MBE materials

March 26, 2021

By Stephanie Goetz, BARBRI Director of Publishing and Online Course Creation More doesn’t automatically mean better In preparing for the Multistate portion of the bar exam, many students think the best strategy is to tackle the largest quantity of multiple-choice practice questions as if it’s a race to reach some magic number. The truth is, […]

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

February 19, 2021

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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Studies show BARBRI students score more points on the bar exam

February 19, 2021

The bar exam is arguably the most important and most difficult test of your life. Nobody wants to fail. Everybody wants to walk into the exam with the confidence that they are going to pass, the first time. BARBRI students are best equipped to perform at the highest levels on exam day. In all of […]

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9/10 BARBRI students pass the bar, but we don’t care about bar exam pass rates. Here’s why.

January 31, 2021

It’s easy to get caught up in bar exam pass rates when considering your bar prep options. The reality is that about 9 out of 10 BARBRI students who do the average amount of work pass the bar. That’s impressive … but we don’t care about that number, and neither should you. We recommend that […]

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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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Bar prep pointers now that I’ve officially taken the bar exam

October 19, 2020

By Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Graduate While I won’t be able to say whether I passed until a few months from now, I can definitely point out a few things that I truly believe will lead you in the direction of bar exam success. Do your absolute best to not only […]

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