If you are retaking the July 2016 New York Bar Exam, you may wonder how you should be studying it. Many students have called us and asked about the New York Bar Exam changes and how that should impact what they study. In this post, we give a summary of the major New York Bar Exam changes that takers of the July 2016 New York Bar Exam (and beyond) should be well aware of:
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However, most states (including UBE states) have not one but two MPTs, worth 20% of an examinee’s overall score. Thus, while you may not have to spend as much time rigorously preparing for the MPT as you do for, say, the MBE, you should still take it seriously. One way to get better at taking the MPT is to learn the five most common mistakes that students make when approaching the MPT– and how to avoid them.
In this post, we discuss five very common mistakes we see students make and how to avoid these mistakes when you take the MPT. Read more
If you failed the New York bar exam, you are not alone. In this post, we tell you how to come up with a Plan B to maximize your chances of passing the New York Bar Exam the next time you take it. Read more
What does my New York Bar Exam score mean?
UPDATE: READ THIS POST IF YOU TOOK THE NEW YORK BAR EXAM AFTER FEBRUARY 2016. THIS POST ONLY COVERS THE “OLD” NEW YORK BAR EXAM SCORE REPORT.
If you took the February 2016 New York Bar Exam, you may wonder what your New York Bar Exam Score report means. (As of the writing of this post, February 2016 New York Bar Exam results have just been released and mailed to candidates at the email filed with the Board.)
Even though New York will be switching to the Uniform Bar Exam in July 2016, if you fail the bar exam, it is still critical to know what your score report means if you failed the bar exam, so that you can identify your strengths and weaknesses and conquer the next bar exam. Read more
Massachusetts bar exam results were mailed to applicants on April 21, 2016 and a list of successful applicants on the Massachusetts Board of Bar Examiners website here.
According to the Massachusetts website, a total of 691 applicants sat for the February 2016 Massachusetts bar exam, of whom 350 (50.7%) passed. Other Massachusetts bar exam statistics are as follows: Read more
Overcoming Law School Test Anxiety and Bar Exam Anxiety—A New Tip that May Surprise You.
Whether you are taking the LSAT, law school final exams, or the bar exam, you may feel test anxiety. Some students feel debilitated by anxiety and panic, miss questions, and fail because of their anxiety or get a lower score than they otherwise would. Read more
It is on page 30 and it is called “7 Things I wish I’d known before taking the bar exam”
It goes through seven tips that I find extremely useful for law students in their second or third year, as well as people taking the bar exam for the first time.
You can also view the print publication online here.
A summary of tips in the National Jurist Article are below, but we recommend you read the full article at the link above. Read more
The Michigan Board of Law Examiner’s just announced that under the new Michigan bar exam security policy “No More Coats, Fitness Trackers, or Beverages Other Than Clear Plastic Bottle of Clear Water” This could impact upcoming July takers as the Breslin Center is usually freezing and many students have considered bringing coats in the past. Read more
Article by Tish Browning — The Free Legal Aid Clinic (“FLAC”) held its 51st Annual Fundraiser on Saturday, April 16, and it was a tremendous success. FLAC is a student run, non-profit organization that provides free legal services to survivors of domestic violence and the elderly community in the metro-Detroit area, and JD Advising was grateful to be a part of the festivities!
Attorneys from JD Advising helped FLAC students organize their silent auction, and JD Advising was happy to donate two baskets to the auction and a gift certificate for a free, two-hour tutoring session! We enjoyed creating the baskets, which were a “Coffee Lovers Basket” that included a French press, gourmet coffee, and a number of other treats; and an “Italian Dinner Basket,” which contained everything the winner needed to create a delicious Italian meal, including a variety pastas, sauces, a colander, and even an apron. Read more
The bar exam comes at the end of three years of studying in law school, thousands of dollars spent in tuition, and then even more time, money, and energy spent on expensive bar review courses. It is the last step for students on their way to finally becoming lawyers. Read more
Multistate Essay Exam Subject Frequency Chart
Looking for a good Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) subject frequency chart? We have compiled a chart of the essay subjects tested on the MEE since 2011 through the most recent exam.
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Note that the subjects tested on the February 2022 bar exam were:
- Secured Transactions,
- Contracts, and
- Criminal Law
Nobody wants to have to retake the MPRE. It is a hassle to study for, a hassle to take, and a hassle to register for. Many students are embarrassed to have failed the MPRE (since there is this widespread rumor that it is an “easy” exam!).
However, even though failing the MPRE can leave you with a bad feeling, failing the MPRE can be a good thing too. We tutor a lot of repeat MPRE takers and this is what we hear from them: Read more
Do you have a Civil Procedure exam coming up? Try out our practice civil procedure jurisdiction question below! It is about an attorney named Mike who gets a job at Peers and Zpector. It contains personal jurisdiction and subject matter jurisdiction issues. If you would like the model answer, sign up for a tutoring session with us so we can go over it together. We also have an Erie question that goes with this that we will give you if you sign up for a tutoring session. Hope you enjoy the Suits references :) Read more
Which Jurisdictions Administer the UBE, MEE, and MPT?
Wondering which jurisdictions administer the UBE, MEE, and MPT? The UBE stands for the Uniform Bar Exam. It is composed of the multistate bar exam (called the MBE which is a 200-question multiple-choice exam), the Multistate Essay Exam (called the MEE which is a six-question essay test), and a Multistate Performance Test (an MPT, a three-hour task designed to test lawyerly skills).
Updated as of April 19, 2022. Please check the NCBE’s website before relying on this post.
Michigan bar exam results are not out yet at the time of the writing of this post but we have been receiving several inquiries about bar exam preparation options from both first-time takers and repeat takers. We are summarizing all of the options that we offer bar exam takers in this post.
If you have any specific questions or if you are wondering what our specific recommendation would be for you personally, please contact us by emailing us at your convenience at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us at 248-228-5547. We are happy to answer any questions you have and provide personal recommendations for your situation.