Tag Archives: Bar Preparation

CHARACTER AND FITNESS AS A NATIONAL STANDARD

I am passionate about attorney admissions issues and helping law students make the transition from student to practicing lawyer. I hope there is truth in the adage “if you do something long enough you will become an expert.” I still learn more each day from my clients, my colleagues and my students. I have been Read More

SHOULD YOU DO YOUR OWN BAR APPEAL?

If you are reading this before the results are released, you’re are too worried or just morbidly curious. The release of Michigan Bar Examination results is a time frought with joy and anguish. Not everyone gets the news they want. But before you start reading though your study materials again, you need to consider your Read More

HOW MICHIGAN BAR EXAMINATIONS ARE GRADED

The Michigan Board of Law Examiners promulgated, administers and grades the Michigan Bar Examination. It is offered twice a year. Each time it is administered, a company of legal professionals is enlisted to get you your grade. The Multistate Bar Examination The Multistate Bar questions are graded by the National Board of Law Examiners. That Read More

DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP!

If you have failed the bar, don’t despair. OK, you can despair a little. But you need to do a couple of things: 1. Order Your Results: No matter how bad you did, get the results and get some feedback. 2. See if You Have Some Other Options: Maybe you can appeal. Maybe you’re held Read More

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE STATE BAR OF MICHIGAN

      This post is NOT a replacement for the www.michbar.org directions and forms.  No, this is more of a practical article on how to approach the State Bar of Michigan’s application.  1.     First Look at the Forms.  The application and supporting forms are lengthy and require massive detail.  Everywhere you have lived, all of your previous Read More

HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH BAR PREP?

For some, Bar prep is a monantic pursuit: isolated from others; living on MBE questions and Red Bull. 12 hours a day is just not enough time for them. They will do more reviewing and reading than they even thought they could do. Others claim two weeks was enough for them. Intense, focused preparation, take Read More

TAKE THE BAR EXAM ONCE

I have spent over 15 years in practice helping others pass the bar and over one year prior to that helping myself pass the Bar Exam. The question that always amazes me is, “Am I spending too much time studying?”  I was far too insecure to feel I was doing enough.  I felt guilty taking Read More

QUALITY V. QUANTITY BAR EXAM STUDIES

No doubt: The Michigan Bar Exam is a challenge.  Even the most accomplished student is daunted by its size and scope.  Determination, fear and intimidation are just some of the feelings this test gives to its candidates.  It is a huge project; the ultimate final exam. How should you approach your studies?  How much time do Read More