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The Law School Toolbox Podcast: Tools for Law Students from 1L to the Bar Exam, and Beyond

315 EpisodesProduced by Alison Monahan and Lee Burgess - Law School Toolbox, LLCWebsite

The Law School Toolbox podcast is an engaging show for law students about law school, the bar exam, legal careers, and life. Each week, we offer practical tips and advice on academic matters, careers, and more. The Law School Toolbox podcast is hosted by opinionated law school and bar exam experts A… read more


026: Thinking Ahead to Get Ready for the Bar Exam

The fact that you are a 1L or 2L doesn't mean that you can't be thinking ahead to bar exam preparation. And if you're a 3L, you definitely need to be planning for the bar! It's important to keep bar prep on your radar throughout law school, so you will be ready when the big day arrives. Here are some tips for preparing successfully, whatever year you are!

In this episode we discuss:

  • The biggest mistake that law students make when thinking about bar exam preparation
  • Handling the bar exam "culture of fear"
  • Preparing for the bar exam as a 3L
  • Getting the most for your money with bar prep
  • Tips for selecting a bar review provider
  • Understanding what bar prep options are offered at your school
  • The courses we took and didn't take that could have helped with the bar exam
  • What you need to do ahead of time (bar admission paperwork, accommodations, saving money)
  • Bar preparation for 1Ls: What you should and should not do your first year
  • Taking the MPRE
  • How to work on your study skills now so you will be prepared for the bar exam

Good luck on the bar!


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Thanks for listening! 

Alison & Lee

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