I Need Help in Law School. What Should I Do? Realizing you need help in law school, and then acting on it is difficult. However, the speed of law school courses and the volume of material that you learn daily is too great to sit on the fence about getting help. If you wait too long, you might find yourself extremely behind. Not to mention, overwhelmed! So, if you are reading this post—Congrats! You’ve taken the first step to getting help! Here are our recommendations for what you should do: Read more
Multistate Performance Test Tips (MPT Tips)
Looking to score high on the Multistate Performance Test (MPT)? It is well worth it to perfect your MPTs considering they are worth 20% of your overall exam score in UBE states. Here are just a few Multistate Performance Test tips that will help you do just that. Read more
A good law school prep course can be a huge advantage to new law students. A good law school prep course will teach you exactly how to succeed–and indeed, excel–in law school. This will open up a variety of doors, including employment opportunities, the opportunity to interview for competitive clerkships or internships, scholarship opportunities, as well as the opportunity to be on law review. Thus, since law school success is so important, your choice of law school prep course is equally important! Below are some factors to consider when choosing a law school prep course. Read more
So your worst nightmare has come true: after three years of law school, and countless hours of studying, you have failed the bar exam. All the hard work seems for nought. Further, you were fortunate enough to have found a position in a saturated job market. You have just started your career, and now have to deal with the embarrassment of telling your boss you failed the bar exam. What do you do? In this post, we outline how, exactly, to tell your boss you failed the bar exam. Read more
Many students struggle with timing on the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE). So if you are struggling with timing, you are certainly not alone. Many students either fail the bar exam (or go through a lot of unnecessary worry that they will fail the exam!) due to timing issues. Some miss an entire question or more. It is best to make sure you have control of your timing on the Multistate Essay Exam so that this does not happen to you! Read more
Results for some states are coming out soon! You may be reading this because you failed the bar exam. Or, because you are worried you failed the bar exam.
We have helped hundreds of students who have failed the bar exam overcome it and be better people and attorneys for it! So, if you failed the bar exam, and are wondering what to do next, here is a detailed, step-by-step guide. Read more
Are you looking for individual, high-impact LSAT tutoring in Birmingham, Michigan? Do you want to avoid large seminars or classes where you won’t receive the individual attention you deserve? Do you appreciate one-on-one tutoring that can tailor an LSAT study program specifically to your strengths and weaknesses? We’re here to help! Read more
Here are a few helpful suggestions on what to do the day before the MPRE.
What to Do the Day Before the MPRE:
What Classes Should I Take in Law School? If you are in your first year of law school, you will likely have a predetermined schedule. However, many students have a lot more leeway in determining their classes their second year of law school. Read more
Where Can I Find Past MEE Questions and Analyses?
If you are taking the MEE, it is worth it to look for past MEE questions and analyses. The MEE questions are important for many reasons. First, it is important to practice them ahead of time to get used the format. Second, you will be able to identify patterns in the types of questions the examiners like to give. Lastly, the MEE answers are important so that you can “self-grade” your essay answers. This makes sure you are on track! And you will see that you improve your score as you practice. Read more
I Failed the Bar Exam Twice (or Three Times or Four Times) If you failed the bar exam twice, three times, four times, or more, believe me, you are not alone! Many students fail the bar exam once then think “I just need more time to study” and then fail it again. Or they work […]
Michigan Bar Exam Appeal Passage Rate Drops Dramatically: We have been meaning to post about the Michigan bar exam appeal passage rate for some time.
The February 2016 Michigan bar exam appeals were released a few weeks prior to the July 2016 Michigan bar exam. Michigan bar exam passage rate statistics by school were released shortly after that.
Update 1/1/23: Michigan no longer allows examinees to appeal their bar exam score! We will no longer be writing appeals for Michigan Bar Exam takers. Read more
Looking for MEE outlines (Multistate Essay Exam outlines)? We have the best!
The Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) is a very important component of the bar exam. The MEE comprises 30% of the overall score in Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) jurisdictions. Non-UBE jurisdictions that administer the MEE set their own policies to determine how much weight should be given to the MEE in relation to the overall score. Because the MEE compromises almost 1/3 of the overall score in UBE jurisdictions, it is important to use quality outlines to help you study. Not all outlines are created equally! Below are a few reasons why JD Advising has the best MEE outlines. Read more
LSAT Timing Tip: Start timing yourself earlier! Often, students ask when they should start timing themselves on practice LSAT questions. Some people love being put under pressure immediately. They know that ultimately, their success on the exam is going to be based, in large part, on how efficiently they can answer questions. They are easily able to overlook the initial frustration, because they know that with time and repetition, they’ll have a better grasp on the questions and be able to answer them more quickly. Read more
Top Five 1L Legal Writing tips: As you start your first year of law school, you will be surprised by how much advice you will receive from …everyone! What follows however, is some great advice as you prepare for one of your most important classes, Legal Writing. This is written by a legal writing professor who has seen the same mistakes made by 1L’s – over and over! Read more