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Mar 20, 2018
The LSAT vs. The Bar Exam

The formal part of your legal education is book-ended by two exams. At the front, the LSAT and, at the end, the bar exam. While you’re probably familiar — or in the process of becoming familiar — with the LSAT, the bar exam is foreign to most applicants and law students. The LSAT is a […]

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Jul 17, 2017
Is the California Bar Exam Hard?

The bar exam is supposed to be a test of minimal competence. You pass, you’re competent enough to be a lawyer. You fail, and, well, you’re incompetent (at least until the next bar exam administration). But California has always had a reputation for having a very tough bar exam, perhaps going beyond a test of […]

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Apr 04, 2017
Is the Bar Exam Getting Less Terrible?

Ugh, the bar exam. After the third year of law school, and closely following law review work, the bar exam is the next biggest drag in a young lawyer’s career. It’s supposed to be a minimum competency test, but making everyone cram the same general legal knowledge, no matter what kind of law they will […]

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Sep 21, 2015
Early Bar Exam Results (And What They Mean for You)

Results are starting to trickle in from the July 2015 bar exam, and a first glance at the numbers shows that they’re not encouraging – the average score on the multiple-choice section of the exam has reached its lowest levels since 1988. This news comes on the heels of last year’s results, when bar exam […]

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May 15, 2015
The Uniform Bar Exam: LSAT Part Two

If you’re studying for the LSAT right now, you probably think it is a pretty terrible test that requires a lot of work and preparation. I hate to break it to you, but law school life doesn’t get easier after you pass the initial hurdle of the LSAT. In fact, the LSAT isn’t even the […]

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Nov 13, 2019
How Many Practice Exams Should You Take?

If you were tasked, by some cruel and capricious force, with completing a piano recital at a theater full of people, would you start preparing for the performance by attempting to complete the recital, from beginning to end, over and over again? Most of us who don’t know the first thing about pianos could not […]

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May 27, 2019
Tips for the Last Week Before the June Exam

Happy Memorial Day! Now, if you’re taking the June LSAT, you would be forgiven if you forgot that this is Memorial Day. Especially given that the June test is — checks calendar — yikes, one week away. Instead of remembering those who served, you’re trying to remember all the common fallacies and whether the word […]

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May 07, 2019
We Tried Out the New Digital LSAT Practice Exams

We’re creeping closer and closer the unveiling of the digital LSAT this July. And it’s starting to become apparent that people are getting a little bit nervous about the format swap, if the barrage of questions about the July test that I’ve been getting from prospective test takers is any indication. LSAC seems to sense […]

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Aug 27, 2018
Looking Past Your Practice Exam Scores

As you know by now, after completing and scoring a practice exam, you get assigned a three-digit number. And as you must also know by now, that three-digit number carries quite a bit of weight. It can be a source of consternation or pride, of panic or promise, of dread or relief. In fact, that […]

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Jul 17, 2018
A Glossary of Legal Jargon You Were Too Embarrassed to Ask About

People often say that attending law school and familiarizing yourself with legal thinking is like learning a new language. One aspect of the process that makes it so unfamiliar is the prevalence of unfamiliar terms and phrases. In the interest of avoiding any potential embarrassment for incoming law students, this post is going to provide […]

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