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Law School Applications And LSAT Scores Current Trends
The 2020-21 admissions cycle has proven more competitive than past years. There are many reasons for this, including COVID-19, the election year, and our current political and social climate. Two specific factors that are contributing to the increased competition of this cycle are the increase in law school applications and LSAT scores. So, what does this mean for applicants?
Can You Fail the MEE and Still Pass the Bar?
After you finish taking the bar exam, it’s not uncommon to feel like you did poorly. If you feel like you failed the exam, or failed a section of the exam like the MEE, you’re not alone. However, there’s some good news: many students who feel like they failed the bar go on to pass! If you’re worried you failed the MEE, there’s even better news: you can fail the MEE and still pass the bar!
Where Do I Find a Law School Mentor?
The truth is, navigating law school from admissions to the bar exam is difficult without some assistance. Some law students have parents who are lawyers and have gone through the process. Others have other family members or friends who can give them advice. That said, plenty of other students don’t know any lawyers, and many are the first in their families to go to college. Irrespective of your connections to the legal field already, everyone can benefit from a law school mentor. Keep reading to learn how to find one for yourself!
Do’s and Don’ts the Day Before the Bar Exam
One of the common questions bar students ask is, what do I do the day before the bar exam? Do I review outlines or should I review flashcards? What about looking at old exams? You might be surprised to learn that none of these answers is correct. The below discusses the best and worst things you can do the day before the big test. (Note: This post assumes test takers are sitting for the bar in-person. Due to Covid-19, please review guidelines from the state where you plan to take the test.)
Which States are Delaying or Modifying the February 2021 Bar Exam?
Which states are delaying or modifying the February 2021 bar exam? The NCBE has announced a remote option for February 2021 takers. To get an idea of what states did for the last bar administration (July 2020), check out this post.
How to Dissect Your Baby Bar Exam Score Report
You may be wondering how to dissect your baby bar exam score report (or FYLSE score report). A lot of examinees who do not quite get a 560 on the exam wonder what they excelled at and what they need to improve on. Read more
How I Failed the Bar Exam then Passed With a 295 (50-point score increase)!
I finally feel as if I can call myself a lawyer without reserve.
A 295 is a passing score in EVERY jurisdiction.
Here I want to tell you how I failed the bar exam, then increased my score 50 points to pass with a 295. Read more
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When deciding how to study for the MPRE, many law students opt for an MPRE course. We highly recommend a course for many reasons but remember, not all MPRE courses are created equal. Using the wrong MPRE course may keep you from passing and force you to take the MPRE multiple times. To avoid that fate, do your research on MPRE courses beforehand. You should consider factors like the course content and structure, client satisfaction, and the number of people who use the course. Each of those considerations points to our free MPRE course, which has helped countless students pass the MPRE.
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How To Score A 1L Summer Position
Whether you’re about to start your 1L year or already have one-semester completed, you’ve probably heard about 1L summer positions. 1L summer positions are vital to success in law school, but probably not for the reasons you might expect. While they likely won’t have an impact on the academic side of law school, they will impact the career side. A 1L summer position plays an important role in helping you secure a 2L summer associate position. In turn, that 2L position hopefully manifests itself into a full-time employment offer for after graduation and the Bar Exam.
What To Do The Night Before The Bar Exam
All of the time dedicated to studying, preparing, and practicing comes down to Day One of the Bar Exam. Many students feel as though they need to take advantage of every waking minute to maximize study and preparation time. For the most part, that mindset will serve you well during the bar prep process. However, there is one exception that students should be aware of. The day, and more importantly the night, before the Bar Exam.