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  • California Bar Examination February 2012 results

    May
    18

    STATE BAR ANNOUNCES RESULTS FOR February 2012 CALIFORNIA BAR EXAMINATION

    NOTE TO EDITORS: The pass list for the February 2012 California Bar Examination can be found on, and downloaded from, the State Bar’s home page: www.calbar.ca.gov on May 20, 2012 at 6 a.m., PDT. The list will be organized both alphabetically and by ZIP code.

    Contact: Laura Ernde 415-538-2028 [email protected]

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  • Good news tonight!

    May
    18

    I've heard back from several students thus far tonight and I have received quite a bit of good news!  5th timer passes!  A student who fought the bar in the past about getting essays graded, got bad news, used this program, and passed.   A student tried to reach me from another continent, found me, we worked together, and he passed.  A student with a learning disability used the program and passed. 

    Some great stories tonight!  I am so proud of these students!

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  • TODAY'S THE DAY!

    May
    18

    Good luck to all those who took the February 2012 California Bar Examination!  Results day is today.  I know it's hard to stay focused on your job during the day, and those irritating but well-intentioned people are going to come find you and say that you've passed and you have nothing to worry about.  Nothing you can do about it except wait until 6 pm arrives and you check online.

    Best wishes for good news!

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  • It's that time of year again!

    May
    16

    You know what I'm talking about.  Results Day is just about upon us.  The grading is completed for the California Bar Exam.  Nothing else you or anyone else can do about it.  Clear your head and wait for Friday at 6 pm.

    Sucks, doesn't it?  And we've all got someone at work, or a family member, who is saying to you, "You've got this in the bag.  OF COURSE you're going to pass." 

    Unsettling, no?

    It's no fun.  You know it was a tough exam, you know the February pass rates in California on the bar exam aren't high.  So you're boxed in.

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  • Happy May law exam takers!

    May
    01

    May is always a stressful time for law exam takers of all types.  For the February 2012 Cal Bar Exam applicants, I wish you good news 17 days from now!  For the law students, good luck on exams.  I wish you excellent issue spotting, and I hoep you're able to finish your exams!

    When in doubt, apply a fact!

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  • Rabeha Kamaluddin, Esq.

    Hi Steve!

    I'm doing well - I work in DC now as an associate at Fulbright & Jaworski.

    You were the best bar teacher ever!!!!!!!

    I've recommended you to a ton of people studying for the Cal Bar.

  • Congrats on finishing the Cal Bar Exam... now go UPLOAD!

    Mar
    02

    Well done on surviving that crazy corps question, and who knew that property was going to be on the Cal Bar Exam?  That's why you study every single subject, folks. 


    Now you're done.  But are you really?


    Have you uploaded yet?  If not, you have until noon today to get it done!  It should only take 5-10 minutes with a good internet connection, so get started!  You have four hours left as of this post.  So get it done! 

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  • A note about Tuesday's Performance Test on the February 2012 Cal Bar Exam

    Feb
    28

    From what I've heard tonight, the PT was about PR, arising out of a partnership gone awry.  If that's the case, then it would seem logical that a partnership/PR crossover question on Thursday would NOT occur.  The Bar can do whatever it wants, of course.  But they don't seem terribly charitable or magnanimous about its testing choices.  Again, from what I heard PR was the subject matter on the PT - that's where the points were.

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  • Uploading information for the Laptoppers taking the February 2012 Cal Bar Exam!

    Feb
    28

    As per the Cal Bar web site.  You must upload your exam no later than Friday, March 2, at noon.


    Note that you are allowed, nay, strongly f'ing encouraged, to upload your exam on Tuesday night.  I think it's a FINE, FINE, idea. 


    Here's the poop from the Cal Bar:

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  • How 'bout those Cal Bar Exam predictions on Tuesday morning?

    Feb
    28

    Almost like they consulted me before setting the exam! 


    3 for 3 in the morning - FABULOUS!


    First up was a wills/trusts question - just like I said it would go. 


    Second was Con Law 1st Amendment free speech.  The 1st Amendment was implicated in the call of the question.  I prepped my students heavily with an enhanced 1st Amendment free speech plan and it sounds like it was useful there!


    Third was Evidence... and WINNIN' TIME!'s legendary Evidence Boilerplate shall set you free!

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  • Good luck on the February 2012 Cal Bar Exam! Predictions, anyone?

    Feb
    28

    Hello everyone!


    Good luck to all February 2012 Cal Bar Exam applicants!


    What an exciting day - LICENSES ARE AVAILABLE TODAY! 


    Predictions for the Cal Bar exam?  The exam's going to start in minutes so it's too late for the Bar to change the questions if they see this... so let's release the hounds.


    In no particular order:


    Con Law (1st A free speech or dormant commerce clause)


    Evidence

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  • Good luck on the February 2012 Cal Bar Exam! Predictions, anyone?

    Feb
    28

    Hello everyone!


    Good luck to all February 2012 Cal Bar Exam applicants!


    What an exciting day - LICENSES ARE AVAILABLE TODAY! 


    Predictions for the Cal Bar exam?  The exam's going to start in minutes so it's too late for the Bar to change the questions if they see this... so let's release the hounds.


    In no particular order:


    Con Law (1st A free speech or dormant commerce clause)


    Evidence

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  • PT Class is ON!

    Jan
    05

    Happy New Year, everyone!

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  • New Year's Eve and the Bar Exam

    Dec
    31

    Some of you had a great year and passed the bar exam.  Well done!


    For others, your time is coming.  Congrats on continuing to pursue your dreams!


    New Year's Eve can be quite an interesting time.  For those who took the bar exam but haven't passed yet, it's a time to look back and feel pain and sorrow.  In 1999, I chose a different approach.  I chose to think about the opportunities that the new year presented.  I felt that the next year was my year and that I was going to put it all together, pass the bar exam, and have the best year of my life!

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  • Issue Identification!

    Nov
    21

    Need some help on the essays on the Cal Bar Exam?  How do you improve on the essays?


    Quality analysis is not enough.  Why?  If you can't spot issues, how can you possibly write up quality analysis?


    Substantive law isn't enough either.  Why?  If you can't spot issues, how can you worry about if you know enough law?


    Some tutors and even former graders will grade essays for you and will help you extensively on improving your analysis.  However, unless they attempt to help you spot issues better, the help you're getting is quite incomplete.

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  • MBE Tutoring for the California Bar Exam? YES!

    Nov
    20

    If you did not receive good news on Friday, I'm sorry to hear it.


    Some of you received your results letter on Saturday or Monday and the MBE was part of the reason you failed the exam.


    Happens all the time.  For some of you, it's that you've historically not been a good standardized test-taker.  For others, you didn't have books that reflected the diffculty of the exam. 


    So how do you get help on the MBE?  Individual help?

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  • Application deadlines for the February 2012 Cal Bar Exam

    Nov
    18

    If you were unsuccessful on the July 2011 Cal Bar Exam and if you intend to take the February 2012 Exam, please take note of the following deadlines:


    Timely application deadline without late fee:  Monday, December 5, 2011


    Timely application with late fee:  December 6, 2011 - January 17, 2012.


    STATUTORY DEADLINE to apply for the February 2012 Cal Bar Exam:  January 17, 2012.

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  • July 2011 California Bar Examination Results

    Nov
    18

    Congratulations to all that passed the Cal Bar Exam!  The official statistics are:


    San Francisco, Nov. 18, 2011, 6:00 p.m. – The State Bar of California's Committee of Bar Examiners reported today that 54.8 percent of the applicants passed the July 2011 General Bar Examination (GBX). If the 4,635 people who passed the July 2011 exam satisfy other requirements for admission, they will become members of the State Bar.

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  • Cal Bar Committee of Bar Examiners' report regarding Santa Clara and Sacramento incidents on July 2011 Exam

    Nov
    18

     Updated Information Regarding Incidents at the


    Santa Clara Convention Center and Sacramento Convention Center


    and Grading of the July 2011 California Bar Examination

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  • GOOD LUCK!

    Nov
    18

    To all those awaiting results from the July 2011 Cal Bar Exam, I hope you hear good news in the next few minutes!

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  • Waiting for bar exam results... the wait is almost over!

    Nov
    16

    What a terrible November this has been for many California Bar Examination applicants who took the July 2011 examination.  For some, the anticipation of results has been on their minds since the beginning of the month.  For others, it's starting now.  Either way, the waiting game is no fun!

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  • Law School Blog - The Ides of November!

    Nov
    15

    I told you that this time would come!


    Remember how I mentioned that you law students should start outlining in October?  That you'd thank me in mid-November for all the hard work you pushed yourself to put in over those six weeks? 


    Well, here we are... the Ides of November!


    This is a horrible time for law school students, isn't it?  Trying to catch up with outlining.  Trying to write practice exams.  Reading for class?  When was the last time you did that?

    Posted By Steve read more
  • WINNIN' TIME! and The Trigger List... eBook style!

    Nov
    15

    FINALLY!


    WINNIN' TIME! and The Trigger List are now available on Amazon for the Kindle.  If you don't want to tote the hardcopy wherever you are going, now you have another option!


    Get your copy today!

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  • Do you want an ebook?

    Jun
    28
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  • Law School Blog - Week 10 - practice exams!

    Oct
    27

    Well, well, well... where did all the time go?


    Yup, seems like yesterday that the semester just started, didn't it?  I know I feel that way, and I'm the prof, not the student!


    Where should you be at this point in the semester?  If you're typical, you're probably behind, and a bit frazzled.  Maybe you've hit the wall.  Maybe you've not totally come out of hitting the wall.  The only thing you know is that it's late October, and December will be here before you know it.

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