This is a guest blog by a recent law school grad who failed the bar exam and chose to take it again. Spoiler alert- the person passed the second time. Bar exam results day You woke up on Friday, October 27 at 6:45am, if you even slept at all. You go to the Supreme Court … Continue reading When You Fail the Bar Exam
Many third year law students believe they have good time management skills. This conclusion is usually based on a false premise: grades. Just as grades are not feedback for learning, grades are not indicative of time management skills. You may have gotten an A in a class but this is merely the outcome. It means … Continue reading Knowing How to Manage Your Time
Studying for the bar exam was stressful but so is waiting for results. Some jurisdictions have already posted results but many bar takers are still waiting to find out whether they passed or failed. Ohio releases bar exam results at 7am on the last Friday of October. Regardless of when you find out, as that date … Continue reading Waiting For Bar Exam Results
The bar exam is over. Years of school and months of focused preparation came down to 2+ days. You did everything you could and now you have to believe it was enough. You've got a few months before bar exam results will be released so what are you supposed to do now? Do not look back … Continue reading The Bar Exam is Over. Now What?
It’s go-time. The bar exam starts tomorrow. Do not study today. I promise it is ok: you have been studying for years. Today is better used for re-charging and resting (or pacing around). It’s time to power up for tomorrow. Take a few minutes to reflect on how much you’ve accomplished. Three years ago it took … Continue reading Running and the Bar Exam
It's the final weekend before the bar exam which means it is time to taper. Law school exams have conditioned you to study hard right up until it’s time to take the exam. However, this is not a law school exam. This is no 3 hour test where you’re allowed to use highlighters, wear watches, drink coffee, … Continue reading Bar Exam: Taper Time
Tips on Getting Into (and Staying) the Bar Zone: Get Your Brain on the Bar Exam Schedule: There is no doubt you’ll be able to wake up early on bar exam day but if your bar prep routine hasn’t quite followed an 8-6 schedule, your brain has gotten used to this lifestyle. Your brain has … Continue reading The Bar Exam: Getting in the Zone