It's bar exam season and new law grads across the country are gearing up for the most rigorous test of their lives. Here are a few tips to help you ace this all-important exam.
- Establish a study plan. Establish a study strategy by outlining what you will study over the next month. While you don’t need to follow your plan to the letter, it can help guide your study efforts. Allocate 2-3 hours a day to practicing multi-state questions and the rest of your day to outlining the law and completing practice essays.
- Create study sheets. To aid in memorizing black letter law, photocopy or retype your bar review outline, leaving the points of law blank. Create several copies and fill in the blanks. Putting pen to paper instead of repeating the material to yourself or a friend may aid in memorization and give you a better sense of how well you've mastered the material.
- Schedule down time. Take time off from studying to relax and recharge. You don’t want to burn out in the last weeks before the exam.
Here are a few helpful links to bar exam study resouces: