Many students fear running out of time on law school exams–and for a good reason! Law school exams are often lengthy and you are expected to do a lot in a short period of time! Here are our 5 top tips to perfect timing on law school exams. Read more
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Our Top Legal Resume Tips
Whether you are an experienced attorney or still in your first year of law school, having a legal resume on hand and up-to-date at all times is a smart career move. Your resume might be the first item an employer sees. So, it is important not to appear unprofessional and immediately be out of consideration for the job.
“I Messed up an MPT on the Bar Exam. Does that mean I failed the bar exam?”
Believe it or not, but this is one of the most common questions we hear after the bar exam. On the multistate performance test (MPT) portion of the bar exam, many students:
- run out of time and do not wholly answer an MPT
- feel overwhelmed and miss the point of the MPT
- spend too long reading the MPT and do not have much time to write their answers
- brief cases rather than answering the question asked
- are not sure how to approach the MPT due to lack of practice
The multistate performance test is one of the most overlooked and under-practiced portion of the bar exam. While we always tell students to take the MPT seriously, we know that the vast majority of bar exam takers focus on the other portions of the bar exam significantly more than the MPT. In this post we tell you why, even if you messed up the MPT on the bar exam, you can still pass! Read more
What If I Didn’t Do Well On First-Year Law School Exams?
It’s no secret that your grades in your first year of law school are very important and that the final exam comprises most of your grade. Thus, you should take studying for finals very seriously! But even if you didn’t do well on your first-year law school exams, it doesn’t mean you can’t recover and improve moving forward! Doing poorly is an excellent wake-up call, an indication that something didn’t work right. In this post, we give you a few tips of what you can do if you didn’t do well on your first-year law school exams! Modifying your approach with these tips will give you a better chance at success next semester!
We answer this question every bar exam and this bar exam is no exception! Many students, despite their best efforts and their best practice at time management, will miss a question on the MEE (the multistate essay exam). Then they get anxious and spend several weeks worrying about it before getting bar exam results! In this post, we break down the math, and we tell you why missing a question on the MEE does not mean you failed the bar exam.
In this post, we discuss the accuracy of the JD Advising February 2018 Michigan Bar Exam predictions. We also discuss which issues surprised us! On the whole, we are happy to report that many of our predictions for the February 2018 Michigan bar exam were completely accurate. Read more
Examinees were asked to draft a “leave-behind” document in the Franklin Resale Royalties Legislation MPT on the February 2012 exam. A leave-behind is a document which is given to legislators to persuade them to vote in favor of specific legislation.
How to Succeed in Law School Guide: Introduction and Table of Contents
In this guide, we discuss how to succeed in law school. Law school is very different than undergrad. The teaching style is different, the homework is different, the grading is different, and the exams are different! So having a time-tested strategy can make a huge difference between excelling in law school or merely being average.
Unfortunately, nobody tells you how to succeed in law school once you get there. Professors do not tell you what to focus on. You are just thrown into your classes and given a lot of work from the beginning! So, we have taken it upon ourselves to create a comprehensive—and free—guide on how to succeed in law school. Read more
What To Do If You Need To Redraft Contract Provisions On The MPT
Examinees were asked to redraft contract provisions on the MPT in July 2013 in the Palindrome Recording Contract MPT. Keep reading to see how to tackle this wildcard MPT task!
A Printable Bar Exam Packing List
Here we have a printable bar exam packing list! If you are looking for something to print off in preparation for bar exam day, look no further! We also have a few bar exam packing tips that have helped our students. If you have any of your own, please feel free to share in the comments below! Read more
How To Draft A Dispute Resolution Statement On The MPT
In this post, we continue our “wildcard” MPT series by discussing how to draft a dispute resolution statement on the MPT. Examinees were asked to draft a dispute resolution statement on the MPT in February 2010 (Logan v. Rios).
Five Reasons Why Our Uniform Bar Exam Course Is Great For Full Time Workers!
Are you a practicing attorney looking to transfer to a Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) jurisdiction? Or maybe you are a full-time worker looking to study for the UBE? Either way, our UBE Course is a great solution for you. Read below for five reasons why the UBE Course is the best solution for full-time workers taking the UBE!
What is the MPRE pass rate?
You may wonder what the MPRE pass rate is. This data (above) is the most recent data on the NCBE’s website (though it is from 2016). Read more
Where to Find REAL MPRE Questions
Here, we discuss where to find real MPRE questions—that is, questions that have appeared on past MPRE exams. Many students use questions that are distributed by commercial courses. Students complain that some questions are too hard, others are too easy, and overall they are not representative of what they see in actual MPRE questions.
In this post, we tell you where to find real MPRE questions. As noted above, real MPRE questions are retired MPRE questions that have been distributed on past MPRE exams (but will not be distributed on future exams). They are the most representative of the MPRE questions you will see on test day. Read more
In this post, we cover five MPRE tips and tricks to conquer the MPRE. We frequently recommend these MPRE tips and tricks to our students and several of them see their scores improve after trying them out. Read more