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November 2015

Ask The Professor: I Am Not Privileged Enough To Be Tutored For The Bar Exam

The privileged do not look at tutoring as remedial. They see it as part of their general education. To get a leg up on their competition, they get tutored. If you have ever attended a private school, you know what I am talking about. Whether you have some issues that need fixing or just want [...]

Ask The Professor: If You Failed The NY Bar Exam, You Have A Problem!

The upcoming February bar exam will be the last New York Bar Exam in its current format. Starting July 2016, the New York Bar Exam will no longer test New York law. New York has adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) and if you do not pass in February, you will be taking and studying for [...]

Why Are Bar Exam Retakers Failing At Such A High Rate?

As the July 2015 bar exam results continue to be released, we are seeing a very troubling trend: bar pass rates are dropping across the country. The average score on the MBE portion of the July test fell 1.6 points from the previous year, reaching its lowest level since Ronald Reagan was President. This number [...]

October 2015

Ask The Professor: What Happens If You Fail The Bar Exam?

It’s 12:01 a.m. Your phone pings as an email arrives from the Board of Law Examiners. The bar exam results are here. You nervously open the email and quickly scan through until you see, “We regret to inform you …” Why bother reading any further, you know what it says. A rush of emotions pour [...]

Ask The Professor: What Happens If You Fail The Bar Exam?

It’s 12:01 a.m. Your phone dings as an email arrives from the Board of Law Examiners. The bar exam results are here. You nervously open the email and quickly scan through until you see, “We regret to inform you …” Why bother reading any further, you know what it says. A rush of emotion pours [...]