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Issue Spot On The Multistate Essay Exam, Practicing MBE Questions

Four Tips For Practicing MBE Questions

Four Tips For Practicing MBE Questions

Studying for the bar exam is a demanding process. It requires a balance of learning new concepts, reviewing law you learned (maybe as far back as 1L year!), memorization, and practice. Practicing MBE questions is a key component to mastering the bar exam and should be done regularly. However, if you don’t practice strategically, the MBE can be a detriment to your chances of passing the bar exam. In this post, we give you some of the top MBE practicing tips so that you can maximize your chances of scoring well on the MBE portion of the bar exam.

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End of My Legal Career

Is Failing the Bar Exam the End of My Legal Career?

Is Failing the Bar Exam the End of My Legal Career?

If you’re wondering if failing the bar exam is the end of your legal career, we’ve got a simple answer: no! Many successful attorneys fail the bar exam and then go on to have successful legal careers. This list includes former presidents (Franklin D. Roosevelt), former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (she passed the Arkansas bar, but was never able to pass the D.C. bar exam), former First Lady Michelle Obama, and many other highly successful individuals. To help you follow in their footsteps, we’ve put together this list of steps to take after failing the bar exam.

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What Are The UBE Tested Subjects?

What Are The UBE Tested Subjects?

The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) includes three sections. The first is the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), which is comprised of multiple-choice questions. The second is the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE), which includes six essay questions. Finally, the third is the Multistate Performance Test (MPT), which contains two legal tasks. Below, we cover the subjects that could appear on each section of the UBE!

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Post-Graduate Offer

What Happens to My Post-Graduate Offer If I Fail the Bar?

What Happens to My Post-Graduate Offer If I Fail the Bar?

Finding out that you didn’t pass the bar exam can be incredibly difficult. Students often wonder how failing the bar exam can impact offers of employment that these students have already received.  Are they completely rescinded? Does the employer look down on you because you were unsuccessful on your first time taking the bar exam? Do employers give second chances to pass the bar exam? These are all very popular questions and many students are uncomfortable asking them during job interviews. So, does the world really end if you have an offer lined up after law school and fail the bar? Nonsense! Many employers are understanding of an employee who has failed the bar exam. Most employers are willing to give second chances to those who failed the bar exam. It is very rare that a post-graduate offer is completely rescinded simply because someone failed the bar exam. Let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons why.

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MEE Topic Frequency

Five MEE Topic Frequency Insights Since 2016

Five MEE Topic Frequency Insights Since 2016

There is one question every bar examiner wants an answer to before sitting for the bar exam. What essay topics is the NCBE going to include on the bar exam? Sadly, no one outside of the NCBE knows for certain which essay topics will appear on any bar exam administration! However, after analyzing MEE frequency beginning with the February 2017 administration and continuing through the February 2021 administration, we noticed five very interesting patterns with the selection of topics. This post will explain 5 of our MEE topic frequency insights into the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) selection of MEE topics over the past 5 years for the Uniform Bar Exam.

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Pre-Law School Questions, MBE Review

How Important Is MBE Review During Bar Prep?

How Important Is MBE Review During Bar Prep?

If you’ve made it through law school, you’ve likely survived more multiple-choice tests than you can count. You’re probably not thrilled at the prospect of studying for one more, especially since written exams are the norm in law school. You may be wondering how much time you need to spend studying for the MBE. How important is the MBE to your overall bar exam score? The short answer is that the MBE is an important component of your bar exam score. This post will provide a brief overview of the MBE and explain why scoring well on the MBE is so critical to passing the bar exam.

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Mental Struggles After Bar Exam Failure

Mental Struggles After Bar Exam Failure

With many states recently releasing bar exam results, some applicants are relieved that they passed while others are devastated when they find out they failed. For those of you who didn’t get the news you were hoping for, we want to assure you that you are not alone! Thousands of attorneys go on to have successful and fulfilling careers after passing the bar exam, even if they failed one (or more!) times before passing. We’re here to tell you that retaking and passing the bar exam is doable. In this post, we touch on how to handle the mental struggle after failing the bar exam.

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Failed The Bar Exam Part II

What To Do If You Failed The Bar Exam Part II Webinar

What To Do If You Failed The Bar Exam Part II Webinar

We are excited to share with you that we have a new free webinar on what to do if you failed the bar exam. This webinar is led by one of our course instructors and tutors, Heather Buck. Our goal is to save you hours of time studying for the bar exam and help you come up with a new action plan to pass the bar exam!

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Bounce Back After Failing

How To Bounce Back After Failing The Bar

How To Bounce Back After Failing The Bar

If you failed the bar exam, chances are you aren’t feeling so great.  Feelings of disappointment, sadness, and frustration can distract you from moving forward on your bar exam journey.  But we’re here to tell you that just because you failed the bar exam doesn’t mean that you won’t ever pass the exam!  With a little bit of reflection and planning, you can turn your first bar exam experience into a powerful tool that will help you to succeed on the second exam.  We’ve provided three tips you can use from your first exam experience to help you bounce back after failing the bar exam and to shape your subsequent bar exam preparation.

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Experimental Bar Exam Questions

How Do Experimental Bar Exam Questions Work?

How Do Experimental Bar Exam Questions Work?

The MBE includes experimental bar exam questions, and these questions do not count towards your final score. In total, there are 25 experimental questions on the MBE portion of the bar exam. That means of the 200 total MBE questions you will answer on the bar exam, only 175 will be scored. Above all, the NCBE uses experimental questions on the bar exam only as a resource for examiners.

These questions are used by examiners to determine the level of difficulty, formatting, length, and complexity of future MBE questions. For example, if 90% of applicants missed an experimental question, that may mean the question was too difficult. Likewise, if 90% of applicants correctly answered an experimental question, that may mean the question was too easy.

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What’s The Deal With The Patent Bar?

What’s The Deal With The Patent Bar?

Law school is an experience wrought with exams. There are midterms, finals, the MPRE, and of course, the bar exam. Seems like enough to fill almost any law student’s plate, right? Well, for some law students interested specifically in patent prosecution, there’s an additional exam. It’s called the United States Patent and Trademark Office Registration Examination, otherwise known as the Patent Bar. “Oh great” you must be thinking, “another bar exam.” Well, not quite. Let us explain.

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