What Should I Do If I Fail The Bar Exam?

Posted on 10-30-2014 by
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Life is full of curveballs and how are we supposed to be prepared for them? In the case of a recent graduated law student, the ultimate “curveball” would be failing the most important test of all – the Jurisdictional Bar Exam.

In an article by AboveTheLaw, Professor Joseph Marino has some advice for students who have “swung and missed” on the test.

1. Don’t be afraid to ask for help
Many students who are at the top of their classes work with a tutor. They can help you with more than just your homework. They can help you manage your schedule; help identify any problems/weaknesses and improve upon them.

2. When it comes to doing questions, quality not quantity is key
Each state’s board of law examiners release the official questions with model answers/responses. Look over the questions and see what had worked and why it worked.

3. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Remind yourself that you don’t need to get an A+ to pass. Getting a “C” will get you a passing grade as well. Keeping that in mind, look over your tests and identify your strengths and improve upon your strengths in order to improve your score based off your strengths.

4. Don’t Panic!
Just look at it as a small bump in the road to something bigger. Takes a breath and come up with a plan.

And if you have failed, don’t fret. Here is a list of the most prominent American attorneys who have failed a bar exam in their lives.

Read the article of the 10 famous bar exam failures >>

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