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May 2016

Ask The Professor: 7 Myths About Preparing For The Bar Exam — Will They Cause You To Fail?

Anyone who has ever passed the bar exam feels like they can give expert advice to anyone else preparing for the exam. We all have that drunk uncle who also happens to be an attorney who wants nothing more than to share with you their secret for passing, however, the reality is that most people, [...]

Ask The Professor: The #1 Reason Why You Failed The Bar Exam

I should have studied harder. I did not know enough law. Maybe I am not cut out to be a lawyer? Friends who spent less time studying than me, passed.  How is that possible? What’s wrong with me? These are but a few of the comments I have heard over the last 40 years preparing [...]

April 2016

Ask The Professor: Retaking The New York Bar Exam This Summer? 5 Things You Need To Know About The New Uniform Bar Exam

If you failed the New York Bar Exam and are planning to retake it this summer (and you should!), you are going to be sitting for a completely different exam. New York has adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) and it will be administered for the first time starting in July 2016. So… does this [...]

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

As the February 2016 bar exam results continue to be released, we are seeing a very troubling trend: bar pass rates are still dropping across the country. The mean scaled score on the February administration of the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) fell to 135, down 1.2 points from the previous year, and the lowest average [...]

October 2015

Ask The Professor: Why You Failed The Bar Exam

I should have studied harder. I did not know enough law. Maybe I am not cut out to be a lawyer? Friends that spent less time studying than me, passed.  How is that possible? What’s wrong with me? These are but a few of the comments I have heard over the last 40 years preparing [...]

July 2015’s New York Bar Exam Results Are Out

The New York Bar Exam Results for the July 2015 bar exam were just released! If you took the New York Bar Exam in July, you can now find out if passed. You should have received an email overnight with the verdict, but you can also find out if you were successful by going here and [...]

Ask The Professor: 8 Myths About Preparing For The Bar Exam – Will They Cause You To Fail?

Anyone who has ever taken the bar exam will dole out advice on how best to prepare for the test. A lot of good that did the students taking the July 2015 exam. National pass rates plummeted.  The average MBE score dropped. Law schools blame the students. Law students may need to blame their friends [...]