Bar Exam Study Tips

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

October 19, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 2020 Law Graduate at the University of Pennsylvania ] 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 […]

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Taking the bar exam in another state? Strategies I used on my second bar exam

October 17, 2020

By Sam Farkas, BARBRI curriculum architect and instructor I took, and passed, my first bar exam in Florida several years ago. When I was considering taking the bar exam in another state (Georgia), I seriously questioned whether I was up for it. I felt this way even though, through my role at BARBRI, I help […]

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The secret to MBE success: Does “X” really mark the spot?

October 14, 2020

Samuel Farkas, BARBRI Vice President Instruction How many MBE practice questions should I work to pass the bar exam? Perhaps you’ve heard that you need to work “X” number of MBE practice questions each week to pass the exam. Or, maybe you’ve heard there is some magic number of total MBE questions that you have to […]

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How many graded essays are included in BARBRI Bar Review?

October 14, 2020

By Steve Levin, BARBRI Sr. Director of Essay Testing My colleagues and I hear this question frequently… and the short, sweet answer is that the number of graded essays included in your BARBRI course depends on the BARBRI bar prep option you select. There are several that include an unlimited number of graded essays. But, don’t […]

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Important BARBRI Simulated MBE lessons for the real thing

September 18, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 2020 Law Graduate at the University of Pennsylvania ] Here we are, just shy of being one month out from the October bar exam. Like most other BARBRI Bar Review students, I sat down for the “dreaded” BARBRI Simulated MBE. Now on the other side of this monumental bar prep assignment, I […]

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Bar prep and how I would have done law school differently

September 2, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 2020 Law Graduate at the University of Pennsylvania ] As part of prematriculation, even as early as 2L year, my “very early” bar prep strategy was to take all bar exam related subjects. I even had the lofty goal of beginning my bar study during 2L summer … oh, how naive was […]

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How to make the bar prep experience fit you perfectly

August 11, 2020

[ Makenzie Way, 2020 Law Graduate at the University of Pennsylvania ] How is it possible that we’re already this far into bar prep?! Someone needs to tell the world to slow on down, because I feel like I’m just now getting the hang of this whole ‘studying for the bar’ thing.  Everyone told me […]

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