The Bar Exam Toolbox podcast helps bar takers pass with less stress and anxiety. Hosted by bar exam experts Lee Burgess and Alison Monahan, the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast covers a wide variety of topics, ranging from how to learn and memorize all the law you need to know for the bar exam, to how to write a passing essay, to how to get bar exam accommodations. If you're struggling with the bar exam, or work with students who are, tune in for practical strategies for bar exam success!
Today, we're talking about preparing for taking an online bar exam, which will be the norm this year due to coronavirus concerns. We also discuss the recently-released information on how the October California bar exam will be administered.
Today, we're discussing the latest updates from different jurisdictions on how the bar exam is likely to be administered this year, and sharing strategies to help you prepare for taking the fall exam amidst all the uncertainty.
Today, we have another update on what is known about the bar exam administration in different jurisdictions, which will hopefully help you make a more informed decision on how to proceed with your study schedule amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is another episode in our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them to fact patterns. Today, we're talking about a commonly tested Civ Pro topic -- subject matter jurisdiction.
This episode is part of our "Listen and Learn" series, where we review legal concepts and apply them to fact patterns. Today, we're talking about a topic you will see on every Evidence essay on the bar exam: Relevance.
Today, we're introducing a new series of podcast episodes called "Listen and Learn," where we're going to review substantive areas of the law and apply some of that law to facts. In this episode, we're talking about homicide.
Today, we are walking through a UBE Agency and Partnerships essay question from the February 2018 bar exam. This is part of our series of podcasts on how to approach Multistate Essay Examination questions.
Today, we are walking through a UBE Criminal Law/Procedure and Evidence essay question from the July 2016 bar exam. This is part of our series of podcasts on how to approach Multistate Essay Examination questions.
Today, we are walking through the February 2016 California bar exam question on wills, trusts, and property. This is part of our series of podcasts talking about how to approach questions on the California bar exam.
Today, we are walking through the February 2017 California bar exam question on criminal law and criminal procedure. This is part of our series of podcasts talking about how to approach questions on the California bar exam.
In today's episode, we are walking through the July 2016 California bar exam question on contract law. This is part of our series of podcasts talking about how to approach questions on the California bar exam.
In this second part of a two-part episode, we are going through drafting an answer for the February 2018 Multistate Performance Test. We recommend listening to last week's episode first, where we reviewed the file and the library.
This episode is part of our series on how to approach questions on the UBE. Today, we are walking through the file and library on the February 2018 Multistate Performance Test. Next time, we'll discuss drafting an answer to this performance test.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.