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3L job hunt SOS: What to do if you don’t have an offer … yet

March 26, 2021

By Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Hear that? It’s the constant chatter around summer jobs and hopeful offers. You’re happy for your 3L friends and peers who’ve landed something, but deep down you’re starting to freak out because you don’t have an offer … yet. What do you do? How are you […]

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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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2L year on-campus interviews (OCI) checklist

March 26, 2021

By Makenzie Way, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School 2L year begins, for most of us, with a week of non-stop on-campus interviews (OCIs), resulting hopefully in stellar summer associate offer(s). Since we’ve all likely heard enough OCI success/horror stories to fill a short novel, let’s instead go over the items you’ll need and the […]

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What else you can do to prepare for law school final exams

March 26, 2021

You have your outlines complete and you’re ready to start studying for law school final exams. You’re trying to memorize the rules of law and apply them, but what else should you be doing? Here are a few extra finals prep tips: Schedule and track your study hours Hold yourself accountable by scheduling your study […]

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1L tips for tackling different law school exam types

March 26, 2021

By Stephanie Baldwin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law I just took my 6th law school exam and my second one for this semester, and so far all of them have been slightly different. Here is an explanation of the different types and some tips to help you prepare. Closed book with open […]

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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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The U.S. LL.M. | 6 tips for choosing your law school classes wisely

March 26, 2021

By Juliana Del Pesco, BARBRI International Legal Manager LL.M. programs at some U.S. law schools allow students to create their own class schedule. This is a great benefit. And it can be overwhelming, too. There are many interesting classes, professors, and visiting faculty. It’s difficult to decide. Which professors interest you most? Should you focus […]

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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

By Everett Chambers, BARBRI Vice President of Institutional Programs Explanatory answers can be one of your best teachers of the law In the realm of bar review, 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. As I wrote […]

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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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