Tag: bar exam

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 >

Stephanie Mann

Post Bartum Depression

After months of studying, the day of the bar examination finally arrives. Once you have finished the exam, all you can think about is celebration and sleep. After a couple of days of recovery, you start thinking about the next step in your life. If you are one of those lucky few to have a … Read more >

Sophie Dye Gayle

Five Secrets to Essay Success on the Bar Exam

You know everything there is to know about quorums. You’re an expert at constitutional standards of review.  You’ve got the Rule Against Perpetuities down cold (maybe…).* Now what? It’s not enough to simply parrot rules of law on the bar exam. You’ve got to show the examiners that you actually understand the rules and know … Read more >

Keith Elkin

10 Common Reasons for Failing the Bar Exam

Before starting the bar exam preparation process again, unsuccessful examinees should take a look back and determine why they failed because understanding the reasons for failing will help guide their preparation efforts this time around. The common reasons for failing the bar exam are not mutually exclusive and many are related. Don’t be surprised if … Read more >

Stephanie Mann

What to Expect At the Bar Examination

Throughout law school, a student constantly hears about the bar examination. You spend your law school career and the summer (or winter) after graduation preparing for this exam, and then three years of study culminates in a grueling examination over the course of two days. The very notion of the bar examination is so daunting … Read more >

Stephanie Mann

The Daily Struggle of Studying for the Bar Exam

Congratulations! You have just finished a grueling three years of law school. After 36 months of hard work, you now finally possess your Juris Doctorate. But don’t let that celebration last too long: Before you have had a chance to fully recover from your last set of finals and the excitement of graduation, you will … Read more >

Earthen Johnson

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go: The Bar Exam Marathon

The days following law school graduation are like finding out you won a race… only to be told “false start, back to the starting line.” Thinking back to last year, there was so much excitement around graduation. My family and friends talked about the accomplishment and milestone in my life, but given that none of … Read more >

Gayla Langlois

Eye on the Prize: Advice for Passing the Bar Exam

Towards the end of law school, there are some momentous occasions: your last class, for example, and last exam. I have a fond memory of going to Flash’s for fun (aka girly) drinks with my friends every year after our last exam. And then there is graduation day. You may start thinking of all the … Read more >

Sumana Cooppan

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Law students are constantly bombarded with advice: what classes to take in order to pass the Bar Exam, the best ways to spend their 1L and 2L summers, which journals or organizations to join, how to conduct themselves in job or clerkship interviews – the list goes on, and the barrage of proffered guidance does … Read more >