By Steve I. Friedland. Available on West Academic. Copyright 2010
Description: Based on the premises that the bar exam essay is often different in style, length, and scoring from the law school exam essay and that organization and issue identification can best be achieved by a structured, strategic approach rather than "winging it," this book uses frameworks as a guide to writing a top-notch essay. The opportunity to practice techniques allows students to further improve their writing.
By Steve I. Friedland & Jeffrey Scott. Available on West Academic.
Description: This book presents a method for teaching students to pass the bar that is easy to learn and implement. Topics covered include learning to study actively rather than passively; choosing study partners who will help, not hinder, your studying; learning to think, read, and write critically; dissecting multistate exam questions; coping with pressure; making the most of the weeks before the bar exam; and preparing for the day of the exam.
Abstract. "This book helps law students and law school graduates prepare to take and pass a state bar exam for licensure to practice law. The authors, an award-winning law school professor and an expert instructional designer, offer a comprehensive guide to the resources, programs, and practices necessary to improve bar-taking skills and increase probability of passing what has become in many jurisdictions a very demanding test."
Submitted by Ashley Heidemann, 12/28/2017
"Many students wonder how much time is needed to study for the bar exam. In this article, we tell you the total number of hours, as well as the total number of weeks, you should study for the bar exam. We also give you some important things to keep in mind when determining how much time you should spend studying for the bar exam."
What if the Bar Exam were read as a work of jurisprudence? What is its theory of law? How does the Bar Exam compare to works of jurisprudence by H.L.A. Hart, Ronald Dworkin, Karl Llewellyn, and others? This short tongue-in-cheek book review of the Bar Exam seeks to answer these questions. Each year, thousands of lawyers-to-be ponder over it, learning its profound teachings on the meaning of the law. They study it for months, devoting more time to it than practically any other jurisprudential text. It therefore comes as a great surprise that such a widely read and studied work has barely received scholarly attention. It is time to rectify this situation and put the Bar Exam in its place as the great work of jurisprudence that it is.