Uniform bar exam?

October 14, 2009 at 9:17 am | Posted in Bar Examination Resources, Law in the News | 2 Comments
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Above the Law and the Adjunct Law Professor Blog both blogged about a story that appeared in the October 12th National Law Journal.  The story explains that 10 states have signed on and will switch to a uniform bar exam developed by none other than the National Conference of Bar Examiners.   For those that don’t know the NCBE folks, they write the MPRE. 

Don’t be scared though.  New York and a handful of other states have decided not to go with the uniform bar exam format.

Debt and bar admission

July 2, 2009 at 10:19 am | Posted in Bar Examination Resources, New York Legal | Leave a comment
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Can massive debt prevent you from being admitted to the NYS Bar?  The NY Times wrote an interesting article yesterday on that topic. 

Thanks to the Legal Blog Watch.

Bar exam — you’re not alone

June 16, 2009 at 1:49 pm | Posted in Bar Examination Resources, The Dreaded "E" Word: Exams! | Leave a comment
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We’ve seen many students in the library recently studying up for the Bar Exam.  While you’re studying and doing your research online, why don’t you check out this list of blogs written by students just like you on taking the Bar.  There are study tips and tricks from those who have “been there and done that”.  Here are the list of blogs.

Cross-posted from Law Student Blog.

Exam time!

May 12, 2009 at 10:04 am | Posted in The Dreaded "E" Word: Exams! | Leave a comment
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Now that exams are in full swing, don’t forget to check out the resources that the library has to help you do your best.  Right on this very blog page, go to “First Year Finds” at the top and discover our Library Exam Page.  Here, you can also find information on the TWEN website and information on how to access these resources.

Good Luck!

Financing bar preparation

February 18, 2009 at 1:45 pm | Posted in Bar Examination Resources, General Interest | Leave a comment
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Although it’s still a few months away, the WSJ Law Blog had an interesting post on how students are or are not getting loans for bar preparation.  You can read more here.

Review help…

December 8, 2008 at 3:22 pm | Posted in The Dreaded "E" Word: Exams! | Leave a comment
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The Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction has developed a number of 1L, 2L, and 3L lessons based upon subject.  Check them out!

Online lawschool grad and bar exam

November 24, 2008 at 11:28 am | Posted in Law in the News, The Dreaded "E" Word: Exams! | Leave a comment
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From the Law School Innovation Blog: “The Massachusetts state supreme court has ordered that a graduate of an online law school be allowed to take the bar exam. Ross Mitchell of West Newton sued the Board of Bar Examiners for preventing him from taking the exam because he does not have a degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association.”  You can read the opinion here.

July 2008 NYS Bar Exam results

November 17, 2008 at 10:44 am | Posted in Law in the News, The Dreaded "E" Word: Exams! | Leave a comment
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Are now open to the public.  Click here to see the results.

LSAT free law school?

September 29, 2008 at 9:45 am | Posted in General Interest, The Dreaded "E" Word: Exams! | Leave a comment
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The WSJ Law Blog is reporting that Michigan Law School is waiving the LSAT requirement for undergraduates who have a 3.8 GPA or higher.  You can read more about this here.

A new requirement?

September 11, 2008 at 10:04 am | Posted in General Interest, The Dreaded "E" Word: Exams! | Leave a comment
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From the Law Librarian Blog: Last month, the ABA’s House of Delegates concurred in Resolution 112B which deleted Interpretation 302-7 of the Standards for Approval of Law Schools concerning bar examination preparation courses. Prior to this action, prep courses could not count toward law school graduation. Law schools are now free to require the successful completion of a bar course as a condition of graduation.

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