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
Guest blogger Bryan Becker is a 2016 graduate of The Ohio State University Moritz College of law, he now lives deep within the bowels of the school and can be spotted on stormy nights in a forgotten corner of the library. I have been asked to provide some insight on how the bar exam prepares … Continue reading The Bar Exam: Testing Skills that Form the Cornerstone of the Profession
An Ode to Bar Exam Fear On July 2 check bar fear at the door. You know this crap and a whole lot more!! You’ll look at the first essay. Okay, you’re gonna dig deep. You need to grit your teeth, bite your lip 3 more days til you sleep Dig deed into your bar … Continue reading The Bar Exam Bard
I talk about motivation every year around this time. That's because we are at the slap-happy stage of bar prep. You’re getting the work done and haven’t lost all your drive but that laser-focus from the first few weeks isn't there. A quick look at social media reveals lots of clever bar exam posts, photos, … Continue reading Mid-Prep Motivation
Get comfortable being uncomfortable. What does “get comfortable being uncomfortable” mean? It’s something I’ve been saying for years. When I coached swimming, I said it to my athletes all the time. In swimming, every hundredth of a second matters so when you’re five meters from the wall and you think you need to take a … Continue reading Get Comfortable Feeling Uncomfortable