If you are in the unfortunate position of having failed the bar exam and are preparing to take it again, you may be wondering whether there is a limit on the number of times you can fail the bar exam. Although some states do not limit the number of times you are permitted to fail the bar exam and still be eligible for licensure, others cap the number of times you may fail the exam. This is an important piece of information to be aware of because it can affect whether you should consider re-taking the bar exam right away after finding out that you failed.
Free What To Do If You Failed The Bar Exam 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! Read more
Failing the bar exam can feel like the end of the world. Many students put in months of hard work yet do not pass the bar exam. However, failing the bar exam does not mean the end of your legal career. It merely represents a setback. Check out these tips for moving past passing the bar and onto being a licensed attorney!
The Best Bar Exam Course (at an affordable price!)
There are several bar exam courses you can choose from. The best bar exam course will help you pass the bar exam the first time you take it (or the next time you take it, if you are a repeat taker!). Our on demand bar exam course is the best course out there for the following reasons:
1. You get instruction from bar exam experts.
Our instructors have all:
passed the bar exam (and often more than one bar exam!) with extremely high scores
know exactly what is tested—and how it is tested—on the bar exam
tutored extensively for the bar exam (and know how to explain tricky concepts!)
get top ratings from our students
We are not professors who teach the bar exam “on the side.” We live and breathe the bar exam! We are full-time tutors and teachers who have decades of combined experience.
2. You get the best outlines available!
We are known for our fantastic outlines. We make sure we are providing you the best possible materials available so that you can study smart for the bar exam. Our outlines are colorful, concise, and complete, as you can see from the samples below.
3. You get real practice questions!
We pride ourselves on giving you the best — the best instruction, best outlines, and best practice questions. So, we give you over 1,500 actual released multistate bar exam (MBE) questions and real essays and multistate performance test practice problems from 1995 on.
By practicing with actual, official, NCBE-licensed questions, you will be the most prepared for the questions you see on exam day.
4. You get essay feedback from our star essay graders!
Our essay graders have consistently received top reviews. Our essay graders undergo rigorous training so that they can serve as graders and coaches.
Our goal is to provide you with encouraging feedback to help you maximize your score on the essay portion of the exam. Often, students do not know what they should be doing differently to write high-scoring essays. Your personal attorney essay grader will tell you exactly what to do so you can pick up the most points on this important section of the exam!
5. We have an easy-to-use platform with a study schedule that starts when you start.
Our on-demand platform comes with varied study schedules so you can start whenever it works best with your schedule and finish up classes with time to review before the bar exam. You can see a sample calendar from a previous administration below and our variety of study schedules here. We also provide sample daily study schedules that match with all of our different start option calendars.
We do our best to work with your schedule so that you do not feel anxious about completing assignments.
We have easy-to-use learning modules so you can listen to course lectures, memorize the law, practice MBE questions, and hand in essays without worrying about falling behind. See a preview of our course here.
If you are a repeat taker, it is especially important that you do something different to pass the bar exam. Our on demand bar exam course will provide you with a fresh, new approach to the exam!
If you are a first-time taker, we recommend you take our course. If you are unsure, check out our testimonials. Our reviews speak for themselves!
Here are tips from our repeat takers who failed the bar exam, then passed!
We specialize in helping repeat takers pass the bar exam – second, third, fourth, fifth+ repeat takers. (We just helped someone pass the bar who had been taking it for ten years!) So, we have access to a lot of great tips! Note that some of these are relatively small changes that can make a BIG difference in your overall score. Read more
Will I Lose My Employment Offer By Failing The Bar?
Finding out that you haven’t passed the Bar Exam is not an easy pill to swallow. It’s an even more difficult pill for those who have employment offers lined up for after law school. As if not passing the Bar Exam isn’t enough to deal with! Students often wonder what becomes of employment offers once a person fails the Bar Exam. Are they completely rescinded? Does the employer look down on you because you were unsuccessful? Do employers give second chances to pass the Bar Exam? Or will someone automatically lose their employment offer by failing the bar?
These are all very popular questions and many students are uncomfortable asking them during interviews or when offers are received. 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 an employment offer is completely rescinded simply because someone failed the Bar Exam. Let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons why.
If you have taken a recent administration of the bar exam and are one of the thousands of people anxiously awaiting results, you’re not alone! Take a deep breath and realize that the hardest part of the bar exam process is over with. Now that you have taken the exam, you may be dealing with anxiety, stress, or frustration in connection with your performance on the exam. These are common bar exam feelings!
You may be thinking – “Did I fail the bar exam? I definitely feel like I failed the exam.” First, relax. Second, nobody really talks about the mixed emotions that accompany most test-takers after the exam. Instead, most of the emphasis during bar prep is focused on managing expectations and emotions prior to and during the exam. Third, as mentioned above, you’re not alone. It’s totally normal to feel this way after the bar exam!
If you failed the baby bar exam, you are not alone. The baby bar exam typically has about a 20% pass rate! Here are five actionable steps to take to succeed on the baby bar exam the next time around! Read more
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
You’ve checked the pass list multiple times and scoured your brain for where you may have gone wrong. You’ve ensured that no mistakes were made by the examiners and that your essays weren’t accidentally switched around. Sound familiar? If so, you’re likely one of the thousands of examinees who failed to pass the bar exam. Accepting the fact that you did not pass the bar exam is a tough but necessary pill to swallow. The good news? You now have the opportunity to learn from your mistakes. To help you prepare for the exam and increase your chances of success, avoid making these common mistakes that help repeat takers fail the bar exam.
Given California’s recent slump in bar exam passage rates, it’s no wonder that taking the California Bar Exam as a repeat test taker is becoming more and more common. In fact, the last several administrations of the California Bar Exam saw a large portion of test-takers fail. Taking the California Bar Exam and finding out you didn’t pass is difficult enough. The thought of retaking the exam can be even more dreadful and generally brings with it frustration, anxiety, and stress. It’s common for many repeat test-takers to juggle work, personal lives, and more during a second attempt at the California Bar Exam.
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