Now that we have discussed the sections of the UBE and why studying for this exam will be wayyyyyyy different than studying for law school exams, it’s important to discuss HOW to study for each of these sections. Ultimately, everyone will find what works for them which may differ by person, but there are some important tips to know before you even begin your preparations.
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Now that you know the basics of the Bar Exam format, it’s time to start thinking about how to study for this exam. Many of you may be thinking, “I am just going to do exactly what I did in law school because that seemed to work.” But that is not the best approach. The Bar Exam is a very different exam than the exams you took in law school, so it is going to require different preparation. Let’s first consider how the Bar Exam is different from your previous three years of law school exams.
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.
Well this is it! You have made it to the third and final section of the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). After today you will have a complete understanding of the basics of each section and we can go a little further into study strategies for each. So without further ado, I present to you the Multistate Performance Test (MPT).
The bar exam is a stressful process. It involves months of studying, and two days of testing. It is something you hope to only do once. But what happens if you fail the bar exam? Can you retake the bar exam?
In our last post we began to explore the specifics of the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), starting with the multiple-choice section of the UBE, the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE). In this post we will move on to the essay portion of the UBE, the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE).