On August 14th, the Ohio Supreme Court announced it will begin using the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) and the first test administration will be July 2020. Those graduating in 2019 will still take the Ohio-specific exam. Ohio joins more than 30 other jurisdictions already using the UBE. The UBE is coordinated by the National Conference … Continue reading Ohio Adopts Uniform Bar Exam
The August 2018 Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) is this Saturday and it's not hard to pass... IF you take the time to prepare. The MPRE is like the written test to get your driver’s license- it’s easy if you know the material. However, if you don’t read the little booklet with the rules of … Continue reading Studying for the MPRE
The bar exam is finally over. You've been dreaming of this day for months, maybe even years. For the first time in a long time, you don't have to do anything. No class to read for, no paper to write, no exam to study for. Yikes. You haven't had the luxury of free time in … Continue reading Put the Bar Exam Behind You
The bar exam starts tomorrow. Do not study today. You've been studying for months, you know enough, and you are ready. Rest and re-charge so you can perform your best when it matters. Use this time to power up for tomorrow. Take some deep breaths. Close your eyes. Focus on the positive. As you start … Continue reading The Bar Exam: It’s Go Time
If you’ve ever trained for, well… anything then you know what it means to taper. Taper is a time of rest and reduced workouts prior to a major event. It’s a time for your body (and brain) to rebuild, refuel, and recover from weeks of intense training. For an athletic event, reduced training before competition … Continue reading Tapering for the Bar Exam
One more week until the bar exam. It may not feel like, but this is a good thing. Although you don’t know everything, you know enough. From here on out it's about mindset. Below are a few suggestions to help you do your best. Get Your Brain on the Bar Exam Schedule: You’ve spent all … Continue reading One. More. Week.
Nine weeks ago you started this journey and now you are heading into the final week of bar prep. You are heading into the home stretch but you still have some energy. Resist the urge to start cramming information into your brain. It's unnecessary and not the best use of your time. A more productive … Continue reading Heading Into the Homestretch: Stay in Control