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September 9, 2019
Today, we are welcoming special guest Elizabeth Knox -- disability consultant and tutor -- to talk about the types of situations in which you could apply for accommodations on the bar exam, and tips for having your request approved.
September 2, 2019
In this second part of a two-part episode, we are going through drafting an answer for the the July 2018 California Performance Test. We recommend listening to last week's episode first, where we focused on reviewing the task memo, file, and library.
August 26, 2019
Today, we're walking through a Performance Test from the California Bar Exam. In this first part of a two-part episode, we are focusing on reviewing the task memo, file, and library for the Brief on the July 2018 California Performance Test. In the next episode, we'll talk about outlining and drafting your answer.
August 12, 2019
Mindfulness is a common buzz word these days, but the reason it's so popular is that, for a lot of people, it really works. Today, we're discussing various mindfulness techniques to help you stay calm and collected while preparing for the bar exam, and beyond.
July 29, 2019
Today, we're discussing the specific things bar graders are looking for as they're going through stacks of student answers in a limited amount of time.
July 22, 2019
Studying for the bar exam is like a marathon -- you need to taper off your training in the final days so you can rest and restore energy. Today we are going through things to do during your final weekend of bar prep.
July 15, 2019
Today, we are sharing some last minute tips to help you squeeze out as many points as you can from the performance test portion of the bar exam.
July 8, 2019
As we are seeing more and more jurisdictions switch to the UBE instead of a state-specific bar exam, many bar takers are being put in the position of taking a new bar exam, even if they are repeat takers. So, what does this mean for folks taking the UBE for the first time?
July 1, 2019
Today, we're talking about how to avoid burnout while studying for the bar exam, and what to do if you feel that you're already burned out.
June 24, 2019
Effective practice is not easy, but it's the best active learning you can do. Today, we're going through our top tips to get the most out of your bar exam practice and set yourself up for success on exam day.
June 17, 2019
Today, we're talking about what we learned about the MBE while creating the Practice of the Week (POW) MBE Workshop, and spending lots of time with the questions.
June 10, 2019
Today we are walking through a California Bar Exam question on tort law, taken from the February 2016 exam. This is part of our series of podcasts talking about how to approach questions on the California Bar Exam.
June 3, 2019
Today, we're discussing things to consider when starting to study for the bar exam early, who's a good candidate to study early, and when it makes sense to start.
May 27, 2019
Today, we're talking about optimal preparation for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) with special guest Brittany Raposa -- one of our bar exam and law school tutors.
May 20, 2019
Today we're talking about whether, and when, you should take bar classes in law school, and which classes will help you prepare successfully for the big day.
May 13, 2019
Today we're focusing on strategies to help you beat the trend of declining MBE scores, seen in recent data released by the National Conference of Bar Examiners.
May 6, 2019
Today we are walking through a California bar exam question on constitutional law. This is part of our series of podcasts talking about how to approach questions on the California bar exam.
April 29, 2019
Today, we're chatting with special guest Maggy Mahalick, Corporate Counsel and Content Manager for AdaptiBar, about how this tool can help you prepare for the MBE.
April 22, 2019
Today, we're talking about effective memorization methods to help you optimize your time and retain more information while studying for the bar exam.
April 15, 2019
Today, we're walking through a UBE family law and conflicts of law essay question. This is one of our series of podcasts on how to approach Multistate Essay Examination questions.
April 8, 2019
Today, we are talking with Alexandra Muskat about her experiences finding success after a bar exam failure.
April 1, 2019
Today we are walking through a California bar exam question on property. This is one of our series of podcasts on how to approach California bar exam questions.
March 25, 2019
Today we're talking about setting up your daily study schedule while studying for the bar exam, so you can get the most out of your study time, without burning out.
March 18, 2019
Today, we are walking through a UBE secured transactions essay question. This is one of our series of podcasts on how to approach Multistate Essay Examination questions.
March 11, 2019
Today we're talking about dealing with panic on the bar exam. Tune in to find out how to handle feelings of anxiety that might arise on exam day.
March 4, 2019
Today we are walking through a California bar exam question on corporations. This is one of our series of podcasts on how to approach California bar exam questions.
February 25, 2019
Today, we're talking about how to support your significant other or loved ones during the bar exam. If your partner is studying for the bar exam, tune in (or feel free to pass this one along to loved ones, if you're the bar studier).
February 18, 2019
Today we're walking through a Civil Procedure MEE question. This is one of our series of podcasts on how to approach each section of the UBE.
February 11, 2019
Today we are walking through a California bar exam question on wills and community property. This is one of our series of podcasts on how to approach California bar exam questions.
February 4, 2019
Today, we're talking about how to pass the bar exam in 10 days (and why this plan is probably a bad idea).
January 28, 2019
Today we're talking about goal-setting and changing bad bar exam study habits.
January 14, 2019
Today, we're talking about how the bar exam poses unique challenges to foreign-trained attorneys.
January 7, 2019
Today, we're discussing how to balance the law and your analysis on a bar exam essay, and why the ratio of law to analysis may be very different than you think!
December 17, 2018
Today, we are discussing a Wills and Trusts MEE question. This is part of our series of podcasts on how to approach each section of the UBE.
December 10, 2018
Today we're sharing our top 10 tips to handle working and studying for the bar exam.
December 3, 2018
Today, we're discussing what you can learn from your score report if you failed the bar exam. Don't just put it in a drawer!
November 26, 2018
Today we're walking through a California bar exam question on professional responsibility and evidence. This is one of our series of podcasts on how to approach bar exam essay questions.
November 19, 2018
Today, Lee discusses a corporations MEE question and walks you through how to plan an answer. This is one of our series of podcasts on how to approach each section of the UBE.
November 12, 2018
Today is the second episode in our two-part series analyzing real MBE questions. Lee and guest Sean Silverman, an MBE expert, walk through several MBE questions and give their take on how best to approach them.
November 5, 2018
Today, Lee walks through some past MBE questions with guest Sean Silverman, an MBE expert.
October 29, 2018
Today, we’re here with Mihal Ansik, one of our expert California bar exam tutors, walking step-by-step through a real California bar question and discussing how to effectively read the facts. This one is extra long, but worth it!
October 15, 2018
Today, we’re here with Ariel Salzar, one of our most experienced bar exam tutors, discussing the top 5 mistakes students consistently make when studying for the bar exam.
October 1, 2018
Today, we're discussing our top tips for mastering the MBE portion of the bar exam. If you’re taking the exam in nearly any jurisdiction you'll have to take the MBE so don’t miss this episode!
September 17, 2018
Today we are talking about smart ways to study for the bar exam if you're a kinesthetic learner. While this may be the least likely learning style for law students and lawyers, this episode is chock full of great tips that anyone can use!
September 3, 2018
Today, we're talking about how best to study for the bar exam if you're a visual learner. We have lots of fun techniques to discuss (which all types of learners can use), so tune in!
August 20, 2018
Today, we're talking about studying for the bar as an auditory learner, along with some techniques anyone can use, even if this is not your preferred learning style.
August 6, 2018
Today, we're talking about a very important topic -- planning ahead to get ready for the bar exam. If you’re a 1L or 2L, you may be thinking you can skip this episode, but that would be a mistake! There are lots of important things to think about and prepare for in advance, so listen and learn.
July 23, 2018
Today, our guest is Megan Canty, the Director of Academic Success and Bar Exam Preparation at Wayne State University Law School and a Bar Exam Toolbox tutor. We’re talking about something that is incredibly important for the bar exam: handling stress, so you can perform your best! Remember – don’t forget to BREATHE!
July 9, 2018
Today we're getting ready for exam day with bar exam expert Brittany Raposa, Director of Bar Support at Roger Williams University School of Law and a bar exam and law school tutor with the Law School Toolbox and Bar Exam Toolbox.
June 25, 2018
Today we are talking with Ariel Salzer, a highly-experienced bar tutor on our team, about a very important topic: self-sabotaging behavior while studying for the bar exam.
June 11, 2018
Today, we're discussing our top bar exam writing tips with special guest, Ariel Salzer. Ariel is one of our most experienced California bar exam tutors, so we're super excited to have her here today to talk about the essay portion of the bar exam, which, as many of you may know, can be a huge headache for those taking the bar.
June 4, 2018
Today we're talking to Doretta McGinnis, a legal writing expert and one of our fabulous bar exam tutors here at the Bar Exam Toolbox, about the Multistate Performance Test, or the MPT.
May 28, 2018
Today we are discussing a difficult reality for many law graduates. What happens if you fail the bar exam? If you've just gotten disappointing news, we have helpful tips in this podcast to help you regroup. If you are in law school right now, this podcast can offer you tips on how to make sure you are as prepared as possible for the bar exam. So, hopefully this will be the only attempt that you need!
May 21, 2018
Today Lee talks with guest Sean Silverman, an MBE expert, who tutors for the MBE, the Florida bar exam, and the UBE.
May 14, 2018
Today we are talking with the CEO of AdaptiBar, Tarek Fadel, to learn more about the product, his path from lawyer to entrepreneur, and how you can use this tool to improve your MBE scores.
May 7, 2018
Today we're talking with Sadie Jones, a former BigLaw recruiter, about job situations that come up surrounding the bar exam. This includes studying for the bar(s) while working and what typically happens at work if you fail the bar.
April 30, 2018
Today, we're sharing advice for first-time bar exam takers. Even if you're still in law school and the bar exam may be a few years away, this is great stuff to keep in mind as you get ready.
April 23, 2018
Today, we’re talking through some bar exam basics for 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls who have the bar exam looming on the horizon. Even if you're still in law school, it's not to early to start thinking about the bar exam!
April 16, 2018
Today we are talking with Dr. Jared Maloff, a licensed clinical psychologist in Beverly Hills, about getting accommodations for the bar exam. This topic is critically important, because a large numbers of students and bar studiers struggle to get the accommodations they need for the bar exam, even when they've successfully gotten accommodations in law school. Tune in to find out more about the accommodations process for the bar exam.
April 10, 2018
We are excited to have you join us to talk about the bar exam (everyone’s favorite topic). The goal of this episode is to give you an idea of who Lee and Alison are, what the Bar Exam Toolbox is, and why we think it is important to talk about the bar exam as much as we do.
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