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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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Tell People You Failed The Bar

How To Tell People You Failed The Bar Exam

How To Tell People You Failed The Bar Exam

Chances are, your friends and family know that you are taking the bar exam, and may start to ask you about your results once it is over.  If you get the unfortunate news that you did not pass the bar exam, who do you have to share that news with, and how should you let them know?  In this post, we discuss some tips for how and when to tell people that you failed the bar exam. Remember that you are not alone if you failed the bar exam!  Lots of famous (and non-famous) people have failed the bar exam and went on to have extremely successful careers!  This may be a setback to the beginning of your legal career, but it is something you can overcome.

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How To Predict MEE Subjects That Could Be Tested

How To Predict MEE Subjects That Could Be Tested

Many companies, JD Advising included, attempt to predict which subjects the NCBE will select to test on the next administration of the MEE portion of the Uniform Bar Exam.  No one has “inside knowledge” when making these predictions; rather, they are guesses based on patterns we have seen from previous administrations of the MEE.  Predicting what subjects might appear on the bar exam can help you decide where to spend some extra time studying, and might warn you if there are subjects more likely to come up where you should spend a little extra time.  In this post, we discuss some of the patterns and insights from the MEE Frequency Chart that can help you predict MEE subjects for your bar exam.

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Time Management On The MBE

3 Tips For Time Management On The MBE

3 Tips For Time Management On The MBE

One minute and forty-eight seconds. That’s how long you have to answer one MBE question on the bar exam in order to finish on time. Now take that time and multiply it by 200 MBE questions. Six hours. That’s the amount of time you should be spending on both sections of the MBE portion of the bar exam. Easier said than done, right? Time management on the MBE is a skill that can make the difference between passing and having to re-take the bar exam. So, if you’re struggling with time management on the MBE portion of the bar exam, what can you do? Well for one, know that you’re not alone! Time management skills are something that thousands of applicants struggle with during each administration of the bar exam. The tips included below will provide you with steps to become faster, more accurate, and more confident with MBE questions.

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Why You Failed The Bar

Why You Failed The Bar Exam: 5 Common Reasons

Why You Failed The Bar Exam: 5 Common Reasons

If you recently received the unfortunate news that you did not pass the bar exam, you may be wondering what exactly went wrong.  After putting in months of studying, it can often be difficult to understand why you did not achieve the results you worked so hard for.  Studying for the bar exam is much different from studying for law school, and it can often be hard to know what you should be doing and how you should be spending your time when you are studying for the bar exam.  In this post, we will go over some of the common mistakes that students make that lead them to fail the bar exam.

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Should I Take The UBE If I Failed The California Bar Exam?

Should I Take The UBE If I Failed The California Bar Exam?

The California Bar Exam is notoriously one of the hardest bar exams in the country.  Even though California lowered the passing score from 1440 to 1390 in 2020, California still requires one of the highest scores for passing (and also has one of the lowest passing rates) in the country.  If you recently failed the California Bar Exam, you may be wondering if you should re-take the California Bar Exam, or if you should consider taking the Uniform Bar Exam in another state that has a lower passing score.  In this post, we discuss some of the things to consider to determine whether you should retake the California Bar Exam or take the Uniform Bar Exam.

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Michigan Officially Adopts the Uniform Bar Exam—Everything You Need to Know!

Michigan Officially Adopts the Uniform Bar Exam—Everything You Need to Know!

On October 13, 2021, the Michigan Supreme Court ordered that Michigan join nearly 40 other jurisdictions in adopting the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE)!

You can read the court’s official order here.

Answers to the most commonly asked questions we get are below. Please join our free webinar as we answer even more questions about Michigan’s adoption of the UBE and discuss exactly what the UBE is! Continue reading Michigan Officially Adopts the Uniform Bar Exam—Everything You Need to Know!

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Can I Study For The Uniform Bar Exam In Two Weeks?

Can I Study For The Uniform Bar Exam In Two Weeks?

The bar exam is in two weeks, and you haven’t really started studying yet.  You are wondering if it is too late or if you still have time to study and pass the exam.  Can you study for the Uniform Bar Exam in two weeks and pass?  The short answer is, yes, nothing is impossible!  Is it an ideal situation?  Definitely not.  However, we understand that sometimes things come up, life happens, and you may be left with less than an ideal amount of time to study for the bar exam.  In this post, we give you tips on how to make the most of your time to prepare for the Uniform Bar Exam in two weeks.

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How To Deal With Glazing Over During the MBE

How To Deal With Glazing Over During the MBE

The Multistate Bar Examination (or “MBE”) portion of the bar exam is almost always considered a marathon rather than a sprint. This means that stamina and accuracy are preferred over outright speed. Going too fast on the MBE portion of the bar exam can cause you to overlook facts and ignore answers. The MBE portion of the bar exam is six hours from start to finish.  More specifically, that’s 100 questions in the first three hours and 100 more in the following three hours. If you’ve taken a simulated bar exam, you might have noticed that things sometimes get a little blurry during the MBE. It makes sense when you think about it. Two hundred multiple-choice questions are a lot to ask of someone! So, if slow and steady is the more reasonable approach to the MBE, how do you avoid burnout? We’ve assembled our top tips to help you deal with glazing over during the MBE.

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Three Ways To Help A Friend Who Failed The Bar Exam

Three Ways To Help A Friend Who Failed The Bar Exam

As more and more states begin to release bar exam results, students nationwide will be dealing with new realities. Pass or fail, checking your bar exam results is an emotional process. If you’re one of the students checking your bar exam results in the near future, know that you’re not alone! For those of you who have already received your results and passed the bar exam – congratulations! You’ve achieved a monumental triumph. However, not everyone passes the bar exam. If you have a friend who failed the bar exam, you may be curious about how you can be supportive and helpful. Regardless of whether you took the bar exam, reaching out to someone dealing with undesirable results can make a difference.

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Bar Exam Results July 2021

When Will the July 2021 New York Bar Exam Results be Released?

When the Will July 2021 New York Bar Exam Results be Released?

July 2021 New York Bar Exam results should be released around the last week of October or the first week of November. (Our formal guess of the release date is Wednesday, October 27, 2021, but it could really be anytime!) UPDATE 10/12/21: The New York State Board of Law Examiners said: “the Board expects to release the results of the bar exam by mid-December 2021.” UPDATE 10/18/21: The New York State Board of Law Examiners said: “At this time, the Board expects to release the results of the July 2021 bar examination by no later than November 10, 2021.” 

UPDATE 10/28/21: BAR RESULTS ARE OUT AS OF 10:55 AM ET ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2021!

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Bar Exam Results July 2021

When Will the July 2021 Michigan Bar Exam Results Be Released?

When Will the July 2021 Michigan Bar Exam Results Be Released?

Update: Michigan bar exam results are out! You can read more here! You can look up results on the Michigan BLE page here!

Wondering when the July 2021 Michigan Bar Exam Results will be released? We are too! The Michigan Board of Law Examiners states that Michigan Bar Exam results are released mid-November but in reality, they usually are released earlier than that. However, we suspect there will be some delays in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the July 2021 Michigan Bar Exam will be administered remotely. You can read more about the changes to the Michigan Bar Exam here. Below, you can see the past release dates for the July Michigan Bar Exam results.

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Questions By Licensed Attorneys Taking The Uniform Bar Exam

Questions By Licensed Attorneys Taking The Uniform Bar Exam

Many attorneys find themselves in a position of having to take another bar exam years after graduating from law school and becoming licensed.  If you are starting to think about taking another bar exam, you may have some questions about where to even begin.  In this post, we cover some of the common questions from licensed attorneys who are taking the uniform bar exam.

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How Long Do I Have to Transfer a UBE Score?

How Long Do I Have to Transfer a UBE Score?

A common misconception of the UBE is that, once you pass it, you can transfer a UBE score to a new jurisdiction at any time. However, this is untrue!

Depending on the state you want to transfer your score to, you may have as little as two years to transfer your score! You also may have to pass a state-specific exam to be admitted to the bar.

Below, we break down exactly how long you have to transfer a UBE score in each state that accepts the UBE. We also note if there are any other special considerations to be aware of!

Updated 10/14/21, check the NCBE for the most up-to-date information on score transfer timelines and state-specific components.

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