Passing the bar exam is not just about passing a test: it is changing your identity, moving from student to professional, and getting ready to assume the role as an ethical leader in a complex legal world. When studying for the bar, students need to not only master the material but also prepare to...
Passing the bar exam is not just about passing a test: it is changing your identity, moving from student to professional, and getting ready to assume the role as an ethical leader in a complex legal world. When studying for the bar, students need to not only master the material but also prepare to become a lawyer. Pass the Bar
motivate students to do what it takes to succeed on both the bar exam and in the legal profession afterwards. The time that so many people dread can be an empowering stage if approached with the right attitude, are equipped for success, and then do the necessary work to succeed. The book includes worksheets, questionnaires, goal setting sessions, and other tools to help you stay organized and focused, as well as advice and personal examples drawn from decades of teaching students in law schools and bar review. Read and complete activities in sections on:
- First Time Bar Passage
- Reduce Distractions, Increase Focus, and Manage Time
- Get and Use Quality Help
- Write and Post Your Schedule
- Practice MBEs, Essays, and Performance tests
- Acknowledge and Thank Those Who Helped You
- Transition from Student to Professional
Pass the Bar is like a helpful mentor, offering concrete advice on how to face and handle today's challenges to lawyers and almost lawyers and achieve despite them. And whatever challenges arise, and whatever a student ultimately does with their education, the first, most important step is to pass the bar exam.
CONTENTS PART I: FIRST-TIME BAR PASSAGE
CHAPTER 1 - Set Your Goal and Commit to Success
CHAPTER 2 - Develop a Plan for Success: Your GPS to Bar Passage
CHAPTER 3 - Climb the Bar Exam Mountain; Transition from Student to Professional CHAPTER 4 - Reduce Distractions, Increase Your Focus, and Manage Your Time
CHAPTER 5 - Get and Use Quality Expert Help: Reliable Bar Review Courses, Academic Support Faculty, and Trusted Mentors
CHAPTER 6 - Enlist your Troops and Lose the Naysayers:It Takes a Village of Positive People CHAPTER 7 - Write and Post Your Schedule; Then Adapt It to Maximize Productivity
CHAPTER 8 - Practice Tests: The Heavy Lifting
CHAPTER 9 - The Home Stretch: Eliminate Distractions and Embrace Success
CHAPTER 10 - Celebrate Your Achievement, and Acknowledge and Thank Those Who Helped You (Then Set Your Next Goal!)
PART II: REPEATING THE BAR EXAM: THE NEXT TIME IS THE LAST TIME
CHAPTER 11 - Why Didn't I Pass the Bar Exam?
CHAPTER 12 - I Feel Like I Was Kicked in the Teeth
CHAPTER 13 - Rethink Failure" and Use Your Previous Experience as Preparation for Success CONCLUSION ENDNOTES