Hello Bar Takers!
Wouldn’t it be great to show up on day one of the California Bar Exam, open up your essays and see essays that are very similar to the essays you have just reviewed? Even if it was just one out the five essays that was very similar, wouldn’t that feel great?
There is still time to put yourself in this position – where some, or even most, of the essays on exam day are very familiar to you.
But, even more important, having a focus for the next few days is not only motivating, it provides a sense of calm, which opens the door to a greater likelihood of success on the California Bar Exam.
If you have followed this blog or my Youtube channel, you already know that memorizing rules is not enough and will not equate to passing essay answers. In order to be successful on the California Bar Exam it is extremely important to successfully bridge the gap between the rules and how the rules are actually tested in the context of the exam.
You have already done this with your MBEs – by completing and practicing the released (by the National Conference of Bar Examiners) MBEs you are essentially learning the law in the context of the exam.
However, very few exam takers understand how the law is tested on the essays. It is critical to understand what the California Bar Examiners embrace in passing and above passing essay answers. There is still time to capture this information before you sit for the bar exam.
All the best to everyone taking the February 2022 Bar Exam!