Archives: Douglas Whaley

Douglas Whaley

How to Pass the Bar Exam, Part 2: Exam Day and Afterward

This is the conclusion of a two-part series on passing the bar exam.  You’ll find part 1 here. Taking the Bar Exam: Exam Day 1. Fill out the exam as instructed. When the starting signal is given, first set up your time schedule. DON’T MAKE MISTAKES ON THIS. 2. The Questions. There will be good … Read more >

Douglas Whaley

How To Pass the Bar Exam, Part 1: Pre-Exam Advice

Earlier in my teaching career I gave bar review lectures all over the country for a ten year period.  Thus I witnessed thousands of people facing bar exams, heard their concerns, gave them advice, and eventually developed a mini-lecture I threw into the mix containing my advice on taking bar exams.  That lecture, somewhat developed, … Read more >

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Law School Exam Strategy: 30 Tips for Before, During, and After the Exam

GETTING STARTED Everyone gives you different advice. Take what sounds right to you and ignore the rest. The best way to do well on exams is all too obvious: study! Even if you’ve slacked off until now on this requirement, it’s still not too late to put in the time. Okay, studying is hard work, … Read more >

Douglas Whaley

How I Became a Law Professor

Becoming a law professor was largely the result of an alphabetical accident.  As an undergraduate (and indeed during all of my education to that point), I could make A’s if I applied myself, which usually I did only in the courses that I liked. The others I could make B’s in without much effort. Consequently, … Read more >