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Law School Classes that Build Practical Lawyering Skills

The heavy emphasis that most law schools place upon teaching students to “think like a lawyer” sometimes obscures the fact that the legal profession requires more than just a theoretical understanding of how the law works. Practical skills are vital to the successful practice of law, so it is imperative that students seek out opportunities to build those skills before graduation.

One of the most common complaints from legal employers …

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Bar Points: Everything is Fair Game on the Multistate Essay Exam

With all the confusing acronyms thrown about with respect to the bar exam, it’s no surprise that many bar takers become confused about what is actually being tested. The most common misconception about the bar exam in states that test both the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) and the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE) is that there will only be MBE subjects tested in essay form on the MEE.

Alas, if only …

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Bar Points: “Big Ticket” Items on the Multistate Bar Exam

As most bar takers are well aware, the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) tests six areas of law: Constitutional Law, Contracts, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence, Torts, and Real Property. Many examinees are, quite naturally, a bit overwhelmed by the sheer breadth of material tested.

What many bar takers don’t realize is that the MBE tests certain subtopics within each area of law more frequently than others. What this means for …

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Bar Points: Strategies for Success on the Multistate Essay Exam

Now that you have an idea of what you will face on the MEE, it’s time to talk strategy.

One of the most common misconceptions about preparing for the essay portion of the bar exam is that it is necessary to “master” all the material before attempting to do any practice essays. This kind of attitude is common among first-time bar takers and can be detrimental to achieving solid …

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Bar Points: How to Structure Your Daily Bar Exam Study Schedule

It’s bar exam season again, and thousands of new law school graduates around the country have already begun to prepare for the most rigorous test they will ever face.  It’s natural to be apprehensive going into what many bar takers view as the most stressful time of their lives, but there are some simple things you can do from the outset to ensure your ultimate success on test day.

Unlike …

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