You had a plan for bar prep- you were going to start early and study every day. You thought you you could get through 3-4 hours of lecture videos, read the commercial outlines, review your notes, and do 50 MBE questions and 2-3 essays under exam conditions. Even if you can do this once, it's … Continue reading Bar Prep: Focus on the Process
Commercial bar prep has officially begun. First-time takers should be studying full-time for the next nine weeks. This is not optional. This is brain science. This is common sense. Studying for the bar exam is often analogized to training for a marathon. You don't just wake up and decide to go for a 26.2 mile … Continue reading Training for the Bar Exam
In August the Ohio Supreme Court Announced it had adopted the Uniform Bar Exam. Although the first administration of the UBE will be July 2020, the current Ohio exam will start transitioning to the UBE in February 2019. The components will still be the same- 2 MPTs, 12 essays, 200 MBE- and the essays will … Continue reading Ohio Bar Exam Update
Changes are coming to the MPRE. Beginning in August 2019 the MPRE will begin to transition from a paper-based test to a computer-based exam. The key phrase is "begin to transition." For the August and November MPRE, up to 5,000 examinees will be randomly selected during the registration process of each test administration to take … Continue reading MPRE Update: Transition to Computer-Based Testing
The sweet spot of study time for any bar exam is 10 weeks. This is easy for those taking a July exam because you can start mid-May after exams and graduation. However, for the February exam, 10 weeks of study time means starting Dec 17th (some commercial bar prep companies do have this as the … Continue reading When Should I Start Studying for the Bar?