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The February 2014 Bar Exam: The Bar Exam Writing Process for your Essays

Posted in Uncategorized on December 31, 2013 by barprofs

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Here is a suggested list that you might want to try as you continue to practice your bar exam essays.

Allocate your time for each question

Make sure that you understand how much time you have to write your essays. If you have 3 essays to do in 3 hours, then you must allocate 1 hour each for each of your 3 essays. The Bar Examiners know this. Do not attempt to write more than one hour for one essay, even if you know the subject of one essay better than the others – you do not want to short-change any essay.

When you start to read:

Begin with the call of the question. You want to understand what the Bar Examiners are asking you, prior to reading the fact pattern. This way, you can keep in mind the call of the question as you read through the fact pattern

On reading the question:

You must read “actively”. You want to identify the area of law and the legal relationship between the parties, circle or underline any amount of money, dates, locations, quantities, and ages. Also note key words such as “oral”, “written”, “minor”.

Outline your answer before writing

After reading your fact pattern, make sure you outline your answer so you can follow an organized pattern as you write.

Use your remaining time to write:

After writing your outline, write out your essay, using headings and sub headings so that you can make it easy for your grader to follow your essay.

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The February 2014 Bar Exam: Include Your Family in Studying for the Bar Exam

Posted in Uncategorized on December 27, 2013 by barprofs

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For those students who are taking the February 2014 bar exam, take a few days off to relax your mind and have quality time with those that love you. Take the time off with no guilt attached. You can get back to work full time after the holidays.

Those that really love you want to see you pass the bar. Know that with certainty. Those who are pulling and picking at you, saying you don’t have to study that long or want you to go to the clubs and parties are not your true friends and do not want you to be successful.

Sometimes those loved ones see you study and see your struggle and wish they could help you, but don’t know how. Bar applicants who have children find it hard to be both a parent and have a full time study plan. Don’t ignore them. Try to integrate them into your “experience”.

During these weeks of celebration for Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years’, look at those that are supporting you in ways you may not even realize. Maybe your mom makes you breakfast every morning before you leave to go study. Maybe your spouse is doing the heavy lifting as you study. Let them know you appreciate their support, even if they are just getting out of your way during this period before the bar exam.

No person is an island. You need your family and friends during this stressful period of bar exam studying. Have your family help you. They will be glad to help and they will be proud of the little part they played in your success. Give your family members or your children one of your study books and have them test you. This is particularly good for the elements of a cause of action. Have your family help you recite those causes of action. See if you can make a game out of it, with your children or family members each calling out an element of a cause of action.

You may be surprised on game day when you are calling up the exceptions to the hearsay rule and you remember the face of your loved ones yelling it out to you.

Have a terrific New Years’. Rest, relax and then get back to work. The February Bar Exam is right around the corner.

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The February 2014 Bar Exam: Keep a Limited Study Schedule Through the Holidays

Posted in Uncategorized on December 24, 2013 by barprofs

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There is less than a day before Christmas, our families are making plans for the holidays, we are doing our last minute shopping and making sure we have our travel plans in place for visiting. Yet, you have the February 2014 bar exam right around the corner.

This is not the time to do round-the-clock studying. You will not be able to keep up a schedule like that anyway and you shouldn’t have to do it during this time of the year. But there are batches of time you can take during these holidays so that you can keep up your schedule plan.

Don’t put the books away. If you are traveling by plane or by train, you certainly can read your outlines instead of playing games or watching movies on your computer or iphone. If you are driving to your destination, get some tapes and play them as you drive instead of listening to music to pass the time. You can get an hour or two in for studying every day while you are enjoying the holidays. Think about getting up an hour early while everyone else is still asleep or go to bed an hour early and read your outlines in bed before you sleep.

Also think about taking a few days off completely from studying , i.e Christmas Day, New Years Eve– it will refresh your mind and make you eager to get back to work after those breaks.

These study techniques will keep you focused on the job ahead, but also allow you to take the remaining time off and relax with your family. You know that your family will do anything to help you achieve your goal, so let them fuss over you – you deserve it.

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The February 2014 Bar Exam: Understand the Black Letter Law

Posted in Uncategorized on December 23, 2013 by barprofs

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You must build a good, solid foundation of the black letter law. In order to have a good foundation, you must review each bar exam subject. Go through each subject, one by one and absorb each subject as best you can. As you go through the subject, make sure you understand the basic law before you move on.

To build a foundation of the law, you need to break the subject areas into more manageable components. Break your subject into topics. And go through the elements of the topics of each subject.

What I mean by that is to take a subject, like Torts. Then break the Tort subject down to topics, i.e. Negligence. Do you know all the elements of negligence? Do you know the elements of battery? You can outline it and/or make sure you know it by heart before you move on. You can do that memorization by reciting it or writing it down without looking at your notes or outlines.

Once you feel you know that topic, do a few essay questions and some MBE on that topic just so you know you have it.

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For Repeat Bar Takers and Foreign Educated Lawyers Taking the February 2014 Bar Exam

Posted in Uncategorized on December 19, 2013 by barprofs

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Bar Professors has expanded its bar review course for repeat takers for the February 2014 Bar Exam. A special course will also be offered to foreign lawyers and/or LLM and ESL students taking the New York or California Bar Exam.

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The February 2014 Bar Exam: Sound Like a Lawyer When You Write

Posted in Uncategorized on December 18, 2013 by barprofs

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The purpose of the bar exam is for the bar examiners to determine if you are ready to be a lawyer. That’s why using lawyer-like words will help you when you write.

I don’t mean for you to use legalisms or a lot of “wherefor art thou” type of language. Instead use the verbs that lawyers use. For example, don’t tell the bar examiners that the court will find the criminal defendant innocent. A defendant is always found not guilty. When a plaintiff prevails, don’t say that the plaintiff won the case. Instead of telling the bar examiners that the court will reject the petition, tell the bar examiners that the court will dismiss the petition. Instead of a party losing a venue issue, for example, say that the party waived his right to it.

Also use “term of art” lawyer words. For example, one of my pet peeves is when a law students doesn’t use the word pretermitted child when discussing a child who was omitted from a will . Use words like elective share when discussing what the spouse is entitled to in the will.

Your essay will be much better when you use language that lawyers use.

Remember, write like a lawyer for your bar exam essays and MPTs. Only then will the bar examiners know you are ready to practice law.

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The February 2014 Bar Exam: Learn Your Bar Exam

Posted in Uncategorized on December 16, 2013 by barprofs

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Bar Exams are creatures of habits. If you study your bar exam you should have a pretty good idea of what you will see when you sit for your bar exam in February 2014.

Look at past exams in your state. What is the format? Is it a long fact pattern or a short fact pattern? Look at the call of the question. What type is the call of question? Is it a generic type, i.e , talk about the issues that give you no clue as to the essay itself or is it a two or three specific questions that you can answer, pointing the way to the issues that the bar examiners want you to focus on?

Now, look at the subjects tested on your past exams. Is there a pattern of frequently tested subjects? Are there 7 or 8 topics that the bar examiners like more than others? This will enable you to practice those frequently tested subjects.

By learning your bar exam, you will be better prepared to face the unknown and you will not be surprised when you open your exam booklet on the day of the bar exam.

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