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Although everyone knows that memorizing is useful for the bar exam, and most lawyers have memorized at least the first few lines of an oral argument, memorizing is deeply unfashionable. New research, however, suggests that we shouldn't save
It's early May, so you have time to do a good job of preparing for the July bar exam. Start by reading "Five Tips for Early Bar Exam Prep" http://www.barwrite.com/5-tips-for-early-bar-exam-prep.html
Second, if you have not signed up yet for your full bar review course, or you are in <hr /> doubt about the course you signed up for, read "Five Reasons Foreign-Trained Lawyers and LLMs Need a Full Bar Review Course." http://www.barwrite.com/llms-full-bar-course.html Also read: Five Tips for Choosing a Full Bar Review Course." http://www.barwrite.com/5-tips-for-choosing-full-bar-course.html
Third, get control of your bar exam study schedule. Sign up now for the replay of the teleseminar "How to Design Your Daily Study Schedule." http://barwrite.com/free-teleseminar-three.html You will receive four hand-outs by email. Read them as you listen to the replay, for which the call-in number is: 832-551-5171, the ID: 102019#, and the recording number: 7.
Fourth, whether you are taking the New York bar exam or the exam in another jurisdiction, download my new Kindle ebook "Contracts and UCC for the New York State Bar Exam." http://amzn.to/1oiLzlD It's only $2.99 until next Monday! Now is your chance to start memorizing the "World Cup Rules(TM)" for Contracts and UCC, which you find in the ebook, and which will serve you on the MBE, too. The ebook also contains bar exam questions and sample answers. If you are going to use the questions and answers, be sure to read the chapter called "How to Use This Book."
Fifth, as you move forward, focus on the most heavily tested rules in the most intensively tested subjects. Make sure to test yourself every day. Reading is not preparing! You learn best by quizzing yourself.
I'll have more to say later.
Best of success,
MCG Mary Campbell Gallagher, J.D., Ph.D. Founder and President, BarWrite and BarWrite Press http://www.BarWrite.com
Josh Waitzkin's The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance is both a memoir of a brilliant learner and an instructional guide to learning anything and to living fully.
As a little boy Waitzkin learned chess from the street hustlers in Washington Square Park, and he became a national chess champion at the age of nine. When he was fifteen, his father created a book and a movie about him, "Searching for Bobby Fisher." The attention damaged his relationship to chess, however, and he began studying Tai Chi Chuan. In this new realm he became a World Champion.
Waitzkin's thoughts on how to learn--how to learn almost anything--come from subtle observation of himself and of others as he mastered these vastly different arts,
To: Faculty Using the Book Perform Your Best on the Bar Exam Performance Test (MPT) as Course Text/Host Law Schools for MPT Workshops
From: Mary Campbell Gallagher, J.D., Ph.D.
Re: Proposed Intensification of MPT Courses
Date: March 4, 2014
Students' response to the MPT methods I teach in Perform Your Best on the Bar Exam Performance Test (MPT) continues to be outstanding. Last week a New York bar candidate told me that he had left the MPT to last, and so he had been 10 minutes short of time. He said, "I could not imagine finishing the MPT" without using those systems. Another bar candidate said that before taking my MPT Boot Camp the MPT had been "a black hole."
Believing nonetheless that we can always improve even on success, following are several intensifications I plan for my MPT courses, at BarWrite® and for host law schools.
Do foreign-trained attorneys who want to become members of the New York bar need to take a full bar review course?
Yes, indeed. First, the New York bar exam is notoriously difficult for most foreign-trained lawyers, and they fail at twice the rate of JDs. Not knowing enough law has to be a major reason, but there are at least five additional reasons why taking a full New York bar course is vital, not optional. And BarWrite® is objective on this question, because it does NOT offer a full bar review course. BarWrite® offers only
One of the benefits of belonging to the New York State Bar Association is receiving the Journal. The content is often excellent. Each month, Gerald Lebovitz, a New York City Civil Court judge, presents "The Legal Writer." Last March, for example, Judge Lebovits continued his series on Summary Judgment.
Good writers have strong writing habits. Writing is not just intellectual work. As Professor Richard K. Neumann, Jr., of Hofstra once said to me, I teach legal writing "like a sport." He was right. I teach by
My observation from more than 20 years of teaching legal writing is that people who write slowly rarely have slowness in their DNA. More often, slow writers are really doing different things from the students who write faster.
Paris has had height limits for hundreds of years, producing the
low-lying skyline that visitors and Parisians love. Now, however, the Mayor and City
Council want to build new skyscrapers that will pierce the historic
horizon. Parisians oppose skyscrapers, but the Mayor is adamant. The architectural preservationist association SOS Paris, of
which I am a member, is vigorously battling this threat, and
PERFORM YOUR BEST ON THE BAR EXAM PERFORMANCE TEST
SCORING HIGH ON BAR EXAM ESSAYS: Book and CDs
Mary Campbell Gallagher, J.D., Ph.D., Founder and President of BarWrite® and BarWrite Press
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Welcome to BarWriteBlog.com, the blawg about the bar exam and the first year of law practice, including researching and writing memoranda, briefs, and letters.
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