Bar Exam: 51 Days Away!

Hello Bar Takers!

The February 2022 Bar exam is 52 days away! What are you going to do to make sure that you pass the exam?

Do you know when you should start memorizing? Do you know what you should be memorizing? Do you know how to structure and format an essay for the California Bar Examiners? If not, you definitely need to do something about it. Bar None Review’s Bar Exam Cram Session will help you with this.

See this video for more information, but also, read on!

Our next Bar Exam Cram Session is on January 8th. We also offer a second session on February 5th. Each Session is different. The January 5th Session is focused on what you need to know to really jump start, and improve your studies through the bar exam. The February Bar Exam Cram Session provides examinees with everything we cover in the first session, but with an added focus on what to do in the last ten critical days leading up to the California Bar Exam. Ideally, you should sign up for both sessions.

Why should you sign up for both sessions? Our students who attend both Bar Exam Cram Sessions enjoy an 80% pass rate!

How much does it cost? Purchased separately, each Bar Exam Cram Session is $995. But, we are offering both Bar Exam Cram Sessions for $1,390. Click here for more information and to sign up!

Students in either session, receive the the Bar Exam Guru’s Essay Predictions, 22 – 30 past California essays that reflect the predicted areas, the Bar Exam Cram Sheets, the 10 day study plan, and email access to the Bar None Review Team.

But, our students who attend both Bar Exam Cram Sessions enjoy an 80% pass rate on the California Bar Exam. One of the reasons why the sessions work out so well for our students is because these sessions build confidence.

This confidence comes from learning insights and the “hidden issues” you need to cover in an essay – the nuances that the California Bar Examiners are looking for in an above passing essay answer. These all to often, unknown issues or “hidden issues”, must be addressed to pass any essay.

Why is this “unknown?” Because no one is teaching it. For example, did you know that if Defamation is tested that you should address Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress (IIED)? The fact pattern will not provide facts that show the plaintiff suffered severe emotional distress. However, it is expected that you bring up IIED on virtually every Defamation essay. How do you do it? Like this:

Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress (IIED)
Here, the Plaintiff may be able to recover for IIED if she can show that the defamatory statement was "extreme and outrageous" and caused her severe emotional distress.

The prima facia case for Defamation requires 1) Defamatory statement, 2) published to a third party, and 3) Damages...

By addressing IIED before you get into your Defamation discussion, you are letting the grader know right away that you are more than competent. This insight could add five points to your essay. Most examinees do not have a clue that this is required on a Defamation essay.

The other “hidden issues” that often come up on a Defamation exam (without, seemingly any facts to warrant a discussion) are the economic torts (interference with contract, interference with prospective advantage). Most examinees miss these issues. If you miss it, your answer will not receive a passing score.

How do you know when to address the Economic Torts on a defamation exam? If the plaintiff owns a business. That is it. So simple. You will not be given facts that tell you that the plaintiff lost business or that there were contracts in existence or any damages. But, just like IIED, the California Bar Examiners expect you to bring it up as a possible route to recovery.

These tidbits, or nuances, are required to pass an essay. And, every subject, every subtopic that is tested has required “tidbits” and “nuance” that without will leave you stuck with a 60, a 55 or even a 50 on your essays. It is what distinguishes those who pass from those who do not pass. You just simply have to be in the know. This is a big part of what the Bar Exam Cram Session will do for you – position you to write essays that address all of the issues (especially the “hidden” issues).

No one seems to be conveying this to bar examinees. But, this information is critical to have in order to pass. Think about it this way – the graders want you to prove to them that you are ready to be a lawyer. If someone walks into your office and tells you they think they were defamed, what are some of the questions would you need to ask them in order to be sure they were properly represented? “How has this affected you?” Have you lost friends?” “Are you experiencing problems in your marriage because of the defamation? Have you had less customers at your coffee shop? Are you anxious, not able to sleep?

No, you will not likely have any facts on a defamation essay that would scream IIED or Economic Torts. But, I promise you, this is what they expect, want and require.

Sign up for our next Bar Exam Cram Session to learn the hidden and unexpected issues that show up in every topic!

I look forward to seeing you on Zoom at our next Bar Exam Cram Session!

All the best,

Lisa Duncanson
Founder/Program Director
Bar None Review
Author: BarExamGuruBlog
(213) 529-0990