California Bar Exam: Good Luck Tomorrow!

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Hello All,

I want to wish everyone who is taking the bar exam tomorrow the very best of luck!

Remember to stay positive and keep your head above water tomorrow – don’t let the test get to you and remember that a big part of succeeding on this exam is simply not giving up and continuing to write and write and write. You can do it!

I do have a few final thoughts before day one’s essays . . .

Every bar round there are subjects that repeat from the prior bar round – not just Professional Responsibility, but other subjects as well. Therefore, it is always a good idea to consider what might be tested if a subject repeats. If you are a follower of my blog, then you will know that it is my opinion that you need to be prepared for every subject because the bar examiners can test anything they want to test. Your job is to be prepared for all of the bar tested subjects, regardless of whether it was just tested or not.

A good way (but, certainly no guarantee) of thinking about the subjects that might repeat and trying to figure out what might be more likely to show up should a subject repeat, is to consider what is most often tested within that subject. For example, on the essay exams one of the most commonly tested area within Property is the area of Landlord/Tenant. Property was just tested on the July bar exam (easements). So, if Property were to repeat I would not be surprised if you were to get Landlord/Tenant. Of course, there is no way to know if you will get property or if you would get landlord/tenant. But, historically landlord/tenant has been tested a great deal, so it is (like anything) a possibility.

If Civil Procedure were to repeat (and I think there is a good chance that it will) then I would consider jurisdiction issues (as these are tested very heavily) and in particular, I would not be surprised if you were to see diversity jurisdiction with an issue with aggregation (perhaps two defendants being sued but, neither for the jurisdictional amount required (exceeding 75,000.00) and so you would have to address aggregation. Often when this is tested, the plaintiff is seeking money damages against one defendant (but, the amount plead does not exceed 75,000.00) and is seeking against another defendant injunctive relief. The problem then becomes – can you aggregate the claims of the defendants. The answer is likely no. But, what the examiners want to see is a discussion of the issue – aggregation as well as a discussion of the injunction being given some type of valuation that could possibly be then aggregated to meet the amount in controversy. The problem however, even if the injunctive relief plus the damages can somehow meet the amount in controversy, is that the only way the claims against the defendants can be aggregated is if they were joint tortfeasors. Typically they will not be joint tortfeasors.

This is a key point to make – that often the answer may be clear, but it is not the answer (yes, or no) that the examiners care about as much as they care about the path. It is like showing your work on a math problem. It is key that you have the discussion. And, the discussion (your analysis and resolution of the problem) is worth far more than your actual answer/ conclusion.

Of course, there is no way to know whether you will have Civil Procedure or Property repeat from the July bar exam to the February bar exam. But, not a bad idea to consider it or think about it.

Above all, write your heart out tomorrow. Really, I mean it, write your heart out. Don’t leave anything out that you think about. If you dismiss an issue, then dismiss it on your paper/laptop screen. The graders don’t know if you left something out because you chose to or because you forgot or didn’t think about it. So, if you are dismissing something in your head, be sure to dismiss it on the page so that the grader knows what you were thinking.

All the best to everyone taking the bar tomorrow!

Remember, you can do it!

California Bar Exam: 4 Days to Go!

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Hello All,

The California bar exam is just four days away! At this point, it is normal for anxiety and nerves to run high. But, you need to channel that nervous energy into something positive. Instead of focusing on how little time you have left to prepare, focus on what you can do. And, put to rest those things that you had planned to do, but did not get around to doing during your bar prep. You know what I am talking about: “I will write 25 timed essays” or “I will do 50 MBEs every day” So, you didn’t do that. So, maybe you didn’t do anything close to what you thought you were going to do to prepare for this exam. That does not mean you can’t pass it. Let that stuff go. It is over and there is nothing you can do about it now. So put it behind you. What can you do now? You can make use of every (waking) minute between now and the bar exam.

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE NEXT FOUR DAYS! Read as many essays as you can. Reading essays is a fantastic way to prepare for the California bar exam. There are several reasons (and I have written on this quite a bit) for why this is true. One is that the California bar examiners repeat the same essays over and over. The odds of their being essays on the February 2017 bar exam that are very similar to essays that were tested on prior exams is very high. In fact, based upon bar exam history, it is pretty much a guarantee that many of the essays that are on day one and day three of the bar exam will be essays that have been tested pretty exactly the same way in earlier exams. As a result, the more essays you see now, the more likely you will see something on the actual exam that is like what you reviewed and studied. This is a big deal. Think about it – you could walk into the test on Tuesday morning, open the exam booklet and see three essays that were virtually identical to essays that you had read and studied the answers to – now how great would that be? Pretty great!

So, read essays and study the answers to essays. That is probably the single most effective thing that you can do right now to increase your score and increase your chances of passing this exam.

PREDICTIONS:

Here are a few more predictions (and I will write more soon). So far, I have suggested that you might get a Criminal Law/Murder exam. This could be all Criminal Law or crossed with Criminal Procedure and/or Evidence (see earlier post for more details on this). I also suggested that you might see Evidence and Wills. I think both topics are likely.

If you were to get Evidence just know that it is typically a racehorse type of exam. It goes fast and so must you! You need to get in and get out quickly. If you were to have a transcript style essay, then the pacing and speed is even more challenging as these types of essays can have as many as 11 calls. Yes, 11 calls! I know that sounds crazy, but it is true and if you have never seen one, well you need to see one so that you know what to expect and how you can successfully navigate it on exam day. And you can do it. But, if the first time you see a transcript style exam is on the actual bar – well, that is less than desirable. So make sure that you get your hands on one of these and study the answers (preferable – study the bar examiners’ released answers as this is the far more realistic version of what you need to and can do). We haven’t seen an Evidence transcript style essays in quite some time. So it is due. That doesn’t mean that you will get it this bar round, but I would be prepared for it. This means that you should a) review a transcript style essay so that you can see how these are answered and b) review and memorize the form objects (as these come up quite a bit on transcript style essays).

If you join our tips list (see previous post) I will send you our 9 step approach to Evidence.

WILLS:  Wills is certainly a possibility. Of course, there is no way to know for sure what will be tested on the bar exam. However, it has been a will since we have seen Wills tested as whole essay. Instead, it has only (in the past several bar rounds) shown up as a cross over with Trusts. This is fairly common (to see Wills and Trusts as a cross-over essay). And, in fact, it is the most common way to see Wills or Trusts tested – together as a cross-over. However, the bar does test both topics separately (for example, a Trusts only essay or a Wills only essay). It has been a while since the bar examiners have tested just Wills, all by itself. As a result, I think this may be due.

If you see a Wills only essay then I would expect to see some of the typical repeating issues/favorites. These include: pretermitted heir, omitted heir (these are a frequent flyer for Wills essays), DRR (remember, you have to have TWO purported wills on the fact pattern for DRR to be an issue), integration, incorporation by reference and acts of independent legal significance (highly, highly testable), undue influence (the bar examiners LOVE this topic within Wills. Know the test: SOMU: Susceptibility, Opportunity, Motive and Unnatural disposition – meaning the gift(s) go to a non-relative) and Will Formation. If Will formation is at issue, you may very well have an issue with DRR (but, again, only if there is another will on the fact pattern).

Other topics that you might see on the exam (and that I will write more about) are: Torts. Constitutional Law or Civil Procedure. With respect to the latter two, these were both on the July bar exam. However, if you have been following this blog, you will know that subjects always repeat from the prior bar round to the next (and I don’t mean just Professional Responsibility – that almost always repeats, we all know that). But, other topics repeat as well. I think Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure and even Property are all possibly candidates. I will write more on these topics and what might be more likely in terms of testing if these show up on the bar exam.

Until then, keep reading past essays! This is so key and can make such a difference in you passing or failing – really, it really makes a difference. So do it!

Also, the last day to register for the LIVE STREAM of our Final Bar Exam Review session on Saturday, February 18th is today at 1:00 pm. We overnight materials to you, so today is the final cut off for live stream program. For more details about this program, see my earlier post. If you want to attend in person, you can register now online all the way through Saturday at 11:30 am. We also take registration at the door on the day of the event.  (but we recommend that you pre-register online).

All students who attend in-person will receive our latest Cram Sheets and predictions.  They will also be able to ask me their last minute questions, and get in-depth insight on topics that are predicted to be on this upcoming Bar Exam.  Spots for this session are limited!  One of the reasons of this session is that it builds confidence – something I feel is really necessary in order to navigate the exam. The confidence comes from the fact that you learn how to put the material that you have been studying all of this time, together into a manageable approach. For example, what if Constitutional Law repeats (and it absolutely could, and SOMETHING is going to repeat) would you know how to write a First Amendment Speech essay? Would you know how to write Products Liability (now this a real race horse exam, and the bar examiners look for and want certain things addressed – if these things are missing from your answer – then it simply isn’t likely be a passing answer). Again, read more essays! This is SO important. But, if you are looking for a guided review and a way to walk into the exam with approaches for what may very will come up on your exam, then consider attending our Final Bar Exam Review (either in person in Los Angeles) or via LIVE STREAM

Click Here to Pre-Register Now for the Final Bar Exam Review on February 18th!

Deadline register for the live stream option is today, February 17th @ 1:00pm PST.

 

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If you are unable to join me on Saturday, please be sure to sign up for my February Bar Exam Tips List.  You can do that by following the link below.  After that, you will be added to our exclusive list of examinees that receive daily tips and “how-to’s” for test taking up until the day of the exam. The first set of tips will go out a bit later today.

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The most important thing you can do for yourself is to believe in yourself and to remain positive. You are the only person that can control how you feel, put a positive spin on this and actively work at telling yourself that you can do this. YOU CAN DO THIS!

I will post more predictions and essay scenarios. Until then all the best in your studies. And, I hope to see some of you in class this Saturday!

All the best of luck!

Lisa Duncanson

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Bar Exam: Join Our Free Tips List!

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Hello All,

With the February bar exam just 8 days away, most bar review courses have long since wound down and you are kind of on your own. It can be a time where many examinees feel lost. So to help you feel a little less lost, each year I send out tips to those who want to sign up for our tips list. And, of course I continue to write posts here on the blog.

 

Stay tuned for more Bar Exam Predictions and essay scenarios! Also, I will be posting a step by step approach for writing a Criminal Law Murder essay. I will also post a step by step approach for writing First Amendment Speech essays (yes, Constitutional Law was tested last time and YES, it could repeat and often repeats, so you need to be prepared)!

Don’t want to wait for the predictions? It is not too late to become one of our enrolled students!

Our enrolled students receive detailed predictions along with possible/likely essay scenarios and past California bar essays based upon the areas that I think might be more likely. While I do not, nor would I ever, claim to be able to predict what was going to be on the bar exam, I do think that it is helpful to consider essay scenarios that are either more  that we simply have not seen in some time and that many would, therefore, consider due.

We have two options available in these final days leading up to the bar exam.

Option One: The Final Bar Exam Review class You can attend in person in Los Angeles or via LIVE STREAM on February 18th. But, sign up today and you will receive our Extensive Predictions Email with Selected Sample Essays and Answers right away, along with a suggested study plan for the days leading up to the bar exam.

What is the Final Bar Exam Review? In the Final Bar Exam Review, I teach my students live, how to actually write likely essays, how to identify sleeper/hidden issues that most people miss, how to get the points you need – the points that can make the difference in re-read and make the difference between passing comfortably and not passing, how to use the proper form for the essays and the performance test. Our students love this session, and many say it was the one thing that pushed them across the finish line. This time, anyone, while space allows can join (in person or via live stream). For more information, a complete list of what is included and to sign up, click on the image below!

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Option Two: Is a materials only version of our Bar Exam Cram Session that was offered earlier in the bar round. Both options include the extensive Predictions/Essay Scenario Email along with Selected Essays and Answers and a suggested study plan for the days leading up to the bar exam. Both programs include our Bar Exam Cram Sheets. The “10-Day Study Plan” is adaptable to having fewer days of study remaining. Our cut off for enrollment is Wednesday, February 15th at noon or when we run out, whichever is first. For more information and a complete list of what is provided, click on the image below:

 

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California Bar Exam Predictions Feb 2017 Part One

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Hello all,

First of all I want to thank you for following my blog. It truly is humbling to see so many followers. And now for some predictions!

As I have explained in earlier posts, my enrolled student are always my first priority. They also expect a period of time where my “predictions” are available only to them. However, I do release predictions on this blog every year and today is the first set. I will continue to post on the blog up through the bar exam, including providing revised predictions based upon day one’s testing.

A bit about my “predictions”

First of all, I do not claim (nor would I ever claim) that I could predict what is going to be tested on the bar exam. However, I do think it is worthwhile to think about some possible essay scenarios when studying in the coming days. I also think that it makes sense to spend some time on topics that we have not seen on the exam in some time. However, any topic could show up on the bar exam. And, you should expect to see some of the topics that were tested on the July 2016 bar exam, to repeat on the February 2017 bar exam. Typically two or even three subjects will repeat from one bar exam to the very next bar exam. Also, out of six essays you should expect to see testing of about 8 topics (this allows for cross-over essays).

Additionally, any topic that you are worried about, or that you are hoping does not show up on the bar exam – deserves your attention!

Okay, so that being said, here are the first areas I would begin to start thinking about in terms of what might be possible on the February 2017 bar exam:

Criminal Law Murder – either all by itself, without any Criminal Procedure or Crossed with Criminal Procedure (a very common way for testing of murder on the California bar exam). See the tab to the right on this blog and you will see an approach for writing Criminal Law Murder Exams. Also, I will post it again in the coming days, just for ease of reference. This prediction should not surprise you, most would predict this area. And the bar examiners know this. So, my thoughts are this: if you get a Criminal Law Murder exam on the bar this round, I think it is going to be a tricky one. I know you don’t want to hear this, but it is what I would expect if I were you. Of course, the California bar examiners could choose to leave murder of the exam again. But, if you do get it, I would expect it to be a racehorse (because these exams generally always are race horse style exams) AND I would expect it to be perhaps a bit awkward or different than your everyday, run of the mill, more straightforward type of Criminal Law Murder essay. Again, it could be just Criminal Law or it could also test (and this is typically more likely) Criminal Procedure issues.

What if you see Criminal Procedure?
If you were to get a cross-over with Criminal Law Murder what would it likely be? Well, usually it involves a Fourth or Fifth Amendment issue. That is how it typically gets tested. But, here are a few wrinkles as I see it: The last time Criminal Procedure was tested, it was an entire essay devoted to the Fourth Amendment. While this has been done before, it isn’t your every day, run of the mill Criminal Procedure essay. Add that to the fact that the last time Murder was tested (February 2008) it was tested with a pretty challenging 5th and 6th Amendment issue with respect to right to counsel. Also, not your everyday, run of the mill call of the question. But, not really that far out of bounds – did you see that, I just said the bar examiners were out of bounds . . . 🙂 I digress.

Thinking about all of this (and I do think about all of this – a lot) it suggests to me that there are other things coming. That perhaps this time, the examiners will resurrect an area of testing that has also been ignored for some time and put it back into play. When I say resurrect, I mean that it simply hasn’t figured into the essay lately in the way that it has in past years (but, is still highly testable). These areas are: 6th Amendment jury issues (including peremptory challenges based upon race and/or belief or non-belief or opposition to the death penalty) and the 8th Amendment – specifically either a capital punishment issue (whether the imposition of the death penalty is constitutionally permissible) or bail issues (right to bail, right to reduced bail – by the way – there is no constitutional right to “affordable bail” – no outline will tell you that and yet, it has been asked as a call of the question on the bar exam in California many, many times with respect to in pro se defendants – now you know the correct answer).

Understand that statistically, the most common way to see Criminal Law Murder crossed with Criminal Procedure is to see a 4th or 5th Amendment issue (or both). So you certainly could see that and should be prepared for it too. But, given what I have seen and that some day the bar examiners have to test 6th Amendment jury issues and 8th Amendment issues on the essay again – well it could very well be this February.

The other topics I am suggesting you review in the coming days are: Wills and Evidence. I will write more on both of these topics soon.

But wait, there’s more! We are LIVE STREAMING our Final Bar Exam Review!
We are live streaming our Final Bar Exam Review that we provide to our enrolled students on Saturday, February 18th and making it available for purchase to either attend in person or now, via live stream, from anywhere. This is a course that takes you through the topics that I think are most likely, provides you with how to attack these topics and how to basically survive, successfully, the California bar exam. We are excited to be able to make this available online as a live stream. It has been requested from our blog followers and from our students that fly in from out of state that we provide it this way and so we are doing it!

If you are interested in this program, you can learn more about it here:
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Additional Option – available while supplies last is our Bar Exam Cram Materials only (no video included, no live instruction, but access to our predictions and cram sheets and selected essays and answers).
The Bar Exam Cram (materials only option is intended for students who were unable to attend our Bar Exam Cram Session but, still want the course materials. It is NOT the same program as the Final Bar Exam Review. This is available for a limited period of time and while supplies last – this also includes our Predictions and Sample Answers and the Bar Exam Cram Sheets Book as well as a ten day study plan that can be continued to be adapted for use up until about 5 days before the bar exam (hence the limited availability). For more information, see Bar Exam Cram.

Stay positive, YOU CAN DO THIS!
Wishing you the very best in your studies!
Sincerely,
Lisa Duncanson
Bar Exam Guru
Founder/Program Director
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There are Still a Few Spots in the Bar Exam Cram Session!

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Hello All,

Bar None Review Team here – with the bar exam now just 20 days away, we wanted to let you know that we still have a few spots left in our Bar Exam Cram Session on February 4th & 5th!

Also, be sure to scroll down and read Lisa Duncanson’s (aka, the Bar Exam Guru’s) latest post about how to tackle the last 20 days leading up to the bar exam. She will be teaching this weekend’s Bar Exam Cram Session!

There are 20 Days left until the February California Bar Exam!  If you don’t know what to do in the final days leading up to the bar exam, then this two-day course may just be the thing for you!screen-shot-2017-02-02-at-2-09-48-am

Students leave this intense, comprehensive review feeling confident as we take what seems unmanageable and make it understandable.

Students range from first time takers to repeat bar takers, as well as attorney takers.

It isn’t just a condensed substantive review – it is a method and a strategy for passing the California bar exam.

Our method, created and perfected by Professor Lisa Duncanson (aka the Bar Exam Guru) provides students with a strategic approach to each bar tested subject.

Your registration provides you with the Bar Exam Cram Sheets, as well as a 10-Day Study Plan that kicks off after the Bar Exam Cram Session and tells you what to do, every day, for the last ten days leading up to the bar exam! This program can be taken in conjunction with another bar exam course or as a standalone program. We also send out sample essays and answers based upon the Bar Exam Guru’s exam predictions.

The 10 Day Study Plan is a detailed roadmap to use in the critical, finaldays leading up to the bar exam.

Make the most of the last two weeks before the bar exam!

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California Bar Exam: Where to focus in the last 20 Days

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Hello All,

Thank you for following the blog and for your patience this February regarding the expected Bar Exam Predictions. We had a record turn out in our class sessions and this “guru” has been very busy. I hope that the materials available on this blog are helpful (see the “freestuff” tab above, if you haven’t already for downloads). I will be releasing bar exam “predictions” on the blog this bar round. Also, I will make additional handouts and a few recommended essays for your review (based upon my “predictions”).

A note about my “predictions” – I do not claim to be able to predict what will be tested on the bar exam. Nor do I recommend that you dictate your studies around anyone’s “predictions” – that being said, I think it can not hurt to focus on a few possible essay scenarios – especially in the final days leading up to the exam. So, as I have done in the past, I will begin releasing these “predicted” areas and provide some essay scenarios that I think are worth taking a look at prior to the exam. You may want to take a look at last July’s predictions and essay scenarios – I really thought easements would be tested and so I provided a step-by-step approach to easements on the blog. It showed up on the actual test. Again, I do not recommend that you study around these essay scenarios, but I do think it is helpful to focus in on some of the areas that may be a bit more likely for testing simply because we have not seen it tested in a while. So this will be coming as it gets closer to the exam. I know, you would like it now, and I get that. But, my focus is on my enrolled students and they do expect to have some exclusive access for a period of time. So out of respect for them, I will not be releasing any predictions until next week.

My philosophy about the California bar exam: I do not subscribe to any conspiracy theories about the California bar exam. Nor do I believe that the lower pass rate this past July has anything to do with the bar exam becoming harder or less fair. It is what it is – it is a test. There are swings in the bar pass rates over the years and I have seen swings like this more than once in my tenure both taking the bar exam and preparing examinees for the bar (which I have been doing since 1996). I also do not subscribe to the idea that the February bar exam is harder than the July bar exam. I just want to put that out there. The bar exam is hard. But, you have to believe that you can pass it and you have to put aside any idea that the deck is stacked against you – because it isn’t.

So what do you really need to focus on, right now? You have 20 days left to study for the bar exam. 20 Days. Let that sink in for a bit. Take a deep breath. I know, it is scary, you are right to have some anxiety – it is – after all, the bar exam. And not just any bar exam but, the California bar exam. But, it is passable, you can do it and you CAN resolve to do everything in your power to make certain that you utilize these final 20 days in the best way possible and give yourself the best chance of passing the bar exam.

Why do so many examinees fail the California bar exam? I think it is helpful to understand why (in my opinion) so many people fail the bar exam – even after studying very hard, all of the time, for months. (So that you can avoid these pitfalls)!

It isn’t generally because a student didn’t work hard or study hard. Instead, people fail because they never get enough time in with the actual exam. Think about it this way: you are about to take six essays, two performance tests and 200 MBEs. You need to know what the bar examiners want from you. This is especially true with the essays. So many examinees walk into the bar exam without a clear idea of how they are even going to write the essays. What will your first sentence be if you have to write a Constitutional Law, First Amendment Speech essay? Do you have an approach for that? Because you should. If you don’t, how do you figure this out in time for the bar exam? One way is to review past exams and study the past answers. This is extremely helpful.

How do you memorize everything? You also need to memorize a lot of information. Everyone knows this. But, what many bar examinees fail to recognize is that you need to also make sure that you are memorizing what you actually need. I can tell you that memorizing a 100 or 150 page outline for every topic (if this is even something that is humanly possible) will not likely translate into your being able to identify the correct issues on an essay exam. And if you can not identify enough of the correct issues on an essay exam, then you simply will not be able to write on enough issues to pass and it really will not matter that you have that 100 or 150 page outline memorized.

I am not saying that a long outline is not a useful (and even necessary tool) for passing the bar exam. But, when it is this close to the exam, you need to begin (if you haven’t already) getting exposure to as many past bar exam essays as you can (read these, study these, study the answers) as well as memorize approaches and definitions that are manageable. By manageable, I mean that instead of 150 page Contracts outline, you memorize a 4 page, condensed contracts outline. And, preferably you have a step-by-step approach for each subject area.

So now what – great, I came here, read the “guru’s” latest blog post and I am now freaking out! If you do not have a condensed outline, read the essays. If you do not have a step-by-step approach for each subject area – read more essays. The information is there. And it is not too late!

There are so many more reasons to read essays and study the answers but, I will focus on just a few:

  1. If only I could see the test in advance: Past bar exam essays repeat and repeat over the years. In fact, most bar exam administrations do not test anything new or anything in a different way than has been tested previously. This means that if you study past bar exam essays, you increase the likelihood of seeing something on the actual bar exam that you have read and studied before. How great would it be to walk into the bar exam (in 20 days) and open your test booklet for the essays and read the first essay and realize that you had just studied a very similar essay and the accompanying answer. It would be pretty great.
  2. It is actually a form of substantive review: Another reason to study and review and read the answers to past California bar essays is because it is actually a type of substantive review but, in a way more memorable context.
  3. Learn what the examiners want from you: Finally, and this is a big one, by reading past California bar essays and studying the released answers (selected by the California bar examiners as the answers that should be released) you will learn what the examiners were looking for and this is critical.

Understand this: you may think you know the law at this point but, if you are not able to translate your knowledge and memorization of long outlines into correctly identifying the issues that the bar examiners wanted addressed for a particular essay, you will likely fail the bar exam. I know, this is blunt and sounds harsh. But, it is true and I wouldn’t say it if I didn’t think that you still had time to fix this  (assuming it is an issue for you) with the time remaining. I will write more on this after the Bar Exam Cram Session that I am teaching this weekend.

But, please, do yourself a favor and read past California bar exam essays and really study the answers. This is how you will know what the examiners are truly looking for on a given fact pattern and you do need to know that in order to pass.

Thank you again for following this blog, we have had over 890,00o views – it is humbling and I am grateful to have this outlet to offer a little guidance and help.

Stay positive, you can do this! I will write more in the coming days.

All the best in your studies!

Sincerely,

Lisa Duncanson
Founder/Program Director, Bar None Review
Bar None Review
213-529-0990
barexamguru@yahoo.com

California Bar Exam: Do you need a new strategy for passing the bar?

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Hello all,

Do you need a new strategy for passing the California bar exam? Due to high demand, we are offering a second, free, “How to Pass the California Bar Exam” Workshop on December 14, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

I will be teaching this workshop. This will be the last free workshop I will teach prior to the February 2017 bar exam. As a bonus, I will address some preliminary predictions for the February 2017 bar exam. I hope to see you there!

Students will receive a free copy of our Guide to Passing the California Bar Exam as well as free bar exam writing templates. In addition to addressing what you should do differently to pass the California bar exam, this workshop will provide substantive coverage on how to successfully write for the California bar examiners, study strategies and specific techniques for improving your MBE scores as well as the proper form and structure of a solidly passing essay.

Come and learn how to develop a plan for passing California bar exam. Space is limited. Reserve your space today!

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