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July 2020 Bar Exam Coronavirus Update

Dear July 2020 LawTutors Bar Students: I hope everyone is safe and healthy during this time. I am sure that the added stress regarding the uncertainties surrounding the July 2020 bar exam does not help.  I wanted to let you know any updates or changes on our end:...

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Structure Of A Legal Memorandum

Structure Of A Legal Memorandum

Writing a legal memorandum is one of many necessities for lawyers. It is an important skill to learn whether you are in law school or practicing for the Multistate Performance Test (MPT) or the California Performance Test (CA-PT). Read on to learn how to structure a legal memorandum.

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How To Brief A Case

How to Read a Legal Citation: A citation is a reference to legal authorities and precedents such as statutes, legal opinions, regulations, and law review articles. Citations are used in legal memoranda, arguments to courts, legal textbooks, judicial opinions, law...

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Passachusetts No More!

Starting with the July 2012 Essay portion of the MA Bar Exam, the commonly known nickname “Passachusetts” became no longer applicable. Compared to the last thirty bar exams, these essays were by far the most issue-laden and challenging, especially with respect to the...

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Bar Exam Excuse Makers

I DON’T LIKE THE BAR EXAM, HENCE I DO NOT BELIEVE I SHOULD HAVE TO TAKE IT (and other musings of Bar Examinees). By Joseph Keeney, Esq. Attorney Instructor, LawTutors, LLC 1.  I graduated law school with a 3.5 therefore, I shouldn't have to take the bar exam....

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How to Study Effectively For The Bar Exam

Clearly, studying for the bar exam is not the most fun thing you can imagine doing. Though, if doing MBE questions just for kicks is your idea of a good time….who am I to judge?  For those of you that don’t get your kicks from MBE questions, since I can’t make the...

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Failing The Bar And The Stupidty Myth

Failing The Bar And The Stupidty Myth

Myth: You are Stupid Because You Failed The Bar Myth Buster: You Are Not Stupid Trust me on this. I have had so many students come to me stating that they are stupid due to the fact that they failed the bar. Maybe they missed it by 25 points, maybe by 2. Either way,...

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So You Failed The Bar?

So You Failed The Bar?

It’s not the end of the world. Trust me on this. And yes, I know you’ve all heard stories about successful attorneys that failed the bar the first time around. Hey, If JFK jr couldn’t pass………but it doesn’t make you feel any better. I know. So, take a day or two to...

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How To Study For Exams

Most of you have completed midterms by this point, if your professor gives them.  You are also probably starting to get into study mode for finals.   So, in the Halloween spirit (because it’s my favorite holiday), I’ve decided to give you some treats. Now, while I...

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MPRE Tips

So you didn’t pass the MPRE the first, or second, or fifth, time around. What went wrong and what can be done differently? First and foremost, do NOT beat yourself up. This does not mean you didn’t study hard enough (though maybe it does!), or that you’re not ethical,...

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Why Law School Is Different Than Undergrad

Most of you have already figured out that law school is nothing like college. In fact, with the lockers and structured classes, it’s a bit more like junior high!  However, there are a few things you should be aware of. 1)      Social networking sites: while it feels...

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Take Care of Yourself In Law School

We know you have very little time, so its easy to let things like exercise and nutrition fly right out the window. Take it from someone who has been there, this is NOT a good idea. Find time to go to the gym, or run, or jog, or just go for a walk once a day. I know,...

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