BEST BAR REVIEW BASICS
The methods you have embarked upon learning will guide you through the mental preparation required to pass the California Bar Examination. You must master these principles before you can apply the substantive law to answering an examination or multi-state question. Your success depends on you! Dedication and discipline to these principles requires the preparation and methodical implementation of a rigorous schedule and the burning desire to be an attorney at law.
1. DEVELOP AN “ATTITUDE”
Only YOU can prevent forest fires, as Smokey the Bear used to say. Attitude is everything. The way you approach any goal determines your success. If you look at the bar examination as a hurdle that cannot be overcome without some expectation of entitlement, you will fail miserably. Just because you went to law school does not entitle you to pass the bar examination.
2. “MARKET” YOUR PLAN
Put pen to paper and write out a schedule for each day of the week. For example, on Monday devote six hours of your time to a particular substantive course. Do the same through Thursday. On Friday, utilize your time constructively by practicing what you have learned Monday through Thursday.
3. FOLLOW YOUR PLAN
Substantive courses should be approached through a review of the law for each bar tested course by way of the outlines provided by Best Bar Review. In conjunction with outline review, you should practice multistate examination questions provided by Best Bar Review. Finally, you should brief cases from the case books you were provided during law school for each course. Briefing does not mean simply reading the cases. It means using methods such as IRAC to brief each case on a separate piece of paper, as if it were an examination question. This should be done for each substantive course you identify on your Monday through Thursday schedule.
4. PRACTICAL APPLICATION
On Friday, you should do practice examinations for each of the courses you studied on Monday through Thursday.
5. THE CALIFORNIA “THREE-STEP”
Practice examinations on Friday should be approached in a threefold manner. For example, spend your time doing nothing other than spotting issues in selected practice examinations questions. Next, spend time solely outlining examinations on scratch paper without answering the examination question. Finally, practice writing examination questions and compare them to the example answers given. The examination questions will be provided by Best Bar Review. Once you have mastered this process, you will then be in a position to time yourself and take an examination question from start to finish.
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