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  • Take Care of YOU While Preparing for the California Bar Exam
    August 7, 2022

    Take Care of YOU While Preparing for the California Bar Exam

    Preparing for the California Bar Exam is a grind. Taking the California Bar Exam is grueling. And passing the California Bar Exam is cause for celebration – as well as a huge sigh of relief! The entire process was not designed to enhance your mental health. Many people prepare for, take, and pass the bar in spite of the toll it takes on their physical and mental wellbeing. But, to maximize your chances of success on the bar exam, you need to factor taking care of yourself into the equation.
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  • Professional Responsibility: Broadly Tested on the California Bar Exam
    July 4, 2022

    Professional Responsibility: Broadly Tested on the California Bar Exam

    Professional Responsibility is tested heavily on the California Bar Exam. You might find PR the subject matter of its own essay question. You might find it as a crossover question with another doctrinal subject. You might find it a part of or the whole topic on a performance exam. And, you might find it in multiple places in the same bar exam!

    So, be on the lookout! Just because you passed the MPRE does not mean that you have seen the last of PR issues.
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  • 10 Tips to Level Up Your Bar Exam Training
    May 17, 2022

    10 Tips to Level Up Your Bar Exam Training

    What you do between now and July 26th matters!

    You have just finished three or four years in law school. Now you face that pesky two-day bar exam at the end of July – the thing that stands between you and a career in practicing law.

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  • Jill's Law School Success Story
    May 10, 2022

    Jill's Law School Success Story

    I attribute my success to Fleming’s. I practiced writing exams, even before I knew the rules (I just read the Fleming’s model answer first, wrote down the rules, and practiced straight application and analysis). I watched Jeff’s lectures on the e-Learning website and listened to them over and over, even through the night.
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  • Surviving Your First Year of Law School
    March 30, 2022

    Surviving Your First Year of Law School

    Put simply, you survive your first year through the law school process, which requires two separate and distinct steps. Step 1 - You have to learn the law. Step 2 - You have to learn how to apply the law to law school exams in a time-driven testing environment. One without the other will not achieve your law school objectives. 
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  • How The Bar Exam Tests Your Fundamental Lawyering Skills
    March 21, 2022

    How The Bar Exam Tests Your Fundamental Lawyering Skills

    For those who did not pass, it does not appear their results reflect a lack of legal knowledge. The vast majority of bar candidates who sit for the exam have an adequate command of the law. Rather, the test results for those who did not pass reflect a general lack of test-taking skills on the MBE and written portions of the exam.
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