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.

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.

Interesting post on bar exam prep

July 10, 2008 at 10:01 am | Posted in Bar Examination Resources, The Dreaded "E" Word: Exams! | Leave a comment
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From a post on the Volokh Conspiracy entitled More on Reducing the Pain of Taking the Bar Exam: “In the original post, I argued that many students spend too much time preparing for the bar exam and attending prep courses. Since the exam is primarily a test of memorization, many people can pass simply by studying the books at home, and taking practice tests (which is what I did myself, and I know quite a few other people who successfully did the same thing).”  You can read more about the post here.

A Lawyer Walks into a Bar…

July 1, 2008 at 10:31 am | Posted in Bar Examination Resources, Just for Fun | Leave a comment
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No, this isn’t the beginning of a joke but is the title to a documentary on taking the California bar exam.  You can read more about the film here and here.  Thanks to the Volokh Conspiracy.

Bar Exam Resources

May 22, 2008 at 10:46 am | Posted in Bar Examination Resources | Leave a comment
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In addition to your bar preparation courses, there are other materials out there to help you prepare for the bar examination.  Please check it out here.

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