We are quickly approaching my favorite time of the year - Halloween! Candy and the Great Pumpkin signal cooler weather and fall memories. This is the perfect time to get a jump on your studies for the February 2017 bar exam. Whether you are a repeater who took time off, failed July, or you simply graduate in December, you can gain an edge in your preparation by starting early.
With most commercial bar review courses like Barbri starting their February 2017 courses in mid-December, there is the potential to gain two months of a cushion on your fellow examinees. With that much time, you can really build a solid foundation in the MBE subjects.
How's about an 8 week plan consisting of the following:
Week 1 (October 10) Civil Procedure
Week 2 (October 17) Constitutional Law
Week 3 (October 24) Contracts
Week 4 (October 31) Criminal Law / Criminal Procedure
Week 5 (November 7) Evidence
Week 6 (November 14) Torts
Weeks 7 & 8 (November 21- December 2) Real Property (Extra time for Thanksgiving holiday)
For 5 days during each week of this 8 week plan,(whether you do it Monday-Friday or some altered schedule due to work is up to you), you should plan to:
This can take 2 - 4 hours depending on how fast you work. This is doable. And it can have you feeling more confident and prepared come mid-December regardless of whether you are taking Barbri or studying on your own.
I always appreciate hearing from people as to how they study on their own for bar exams. Feel free to share your story of how you're trying to achieve your dream of becoming a lawyer.