It’s that time of year. July bar exam results have come out in many states. While some people are celebrating, others are receiving disappointing news. Unfortunately, not everyone passes the bar exam on their first try. If you are one of those people, you might find yourself wondering what your chances of passing the bar exam are on your second try, and how best to study for the bar exam the second time.
Previously on this blog, we’ve talked about how to best prepare for law school. There are a lot of things you can do before and during law school to set yourself up for success. But even the most prepared students will likely still find law school a challenge.
If you are reading this article, you are likely feeling unfulfilled in your current career. This could be a sign that it is time to start thinking about doing something new. But if you are looking to change careers at 40 or later, starting over can be a daunting prospect. Can you change careers at 40? Of course you can!
Let’s be real for a moment – cramming for an exam is not ideal. Properly studying for an exam takes time – reviewing material, memorizing, doing practice exams. Those things should not be crammed in the day, or night, before a test. But sometimes even the most prepared students find themselves short on time to study.
While the Bar Exam gets all the attention as the standardized exam standing between you and your dreams of becoming a lawyer, the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is also required for admission to the bar in almost every state. The MPRE is a multiple-choice exam, testing legal ethics and professional responsibilities of practicing attorneys. Here’s everything you need to know about the MPRE.
Are you just starting law school? There’s an app for that! In the past, new law students were taught that beginning law school meant investing in a few essential books and supplements. A good law dictionary, hornbooks, and casebook supplements were typically on every law student’s first semester shopping list. But now, rather than buying stacks of books, you can achieve the same levels of preparation through several apps made for law students.