8 episodes

A weekly podcast where we answer bar exam related questions and also comment on legal implications of current events.

Any questions may be directed to podcast@barexamdrills.com.

Each episode will interview an attorney sharing their own struggle through the Bar Exam, in which - they eventually triumphed!

We are looking for attorneys who had to repeat the bar examination for future episodes. If you would like to share your journey or know of one that should be on the podcast, please email BSMP@californiabaressaydrills.com.

The Bar Exam Drills Podcast The Bar Exam Drills Podcast

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    • 4.7, 3 Ratings

A weekly podcast where we answer bar exam related questions and also comment on legal implications of current events.

Any questions may be directed to podcast@barexamdrills.com.

Each episode will interview an attorney sharing their own struggle through the Bar Exam, in which - they eventually triumphed!

We are looking for attorneys who had to repeat the bar examination for future episodes. If you would like to share your journey or know of one that should be on the podcast, please email BSMP@californiabaressaydrills.com.

    BSMP - Ep 012 - Christine Revelo-Lee

    BSMP - Ep 012 - Christine Revelo-Lee

    Our TWELFTH episode, where Christine Revolo-Lee shares her bar exam journey!

    We start the episode discussing CARL’s alma mater, Making of a Murderer and Self-Care.

    Christine then talks about her reverse engineering method with the Bar Exam Drills app.

    Things then get emotional in the discussion of the lowest points of bar prep.

    Later, we have discussion of mindsets to consider after the bar exam and before results.

    Christine ends the episode by saying that the “sublime feeling of passing is equal to failing 4 times and then passing on the 5th attempt”.

    We continued to have some neat discussion after I stopped the podcast episode, but left it after the outro as bonus footage.

    This series of podcasts are designed to be listened to during Bar Exam Preparation for inspiration and motivation.

    Each episode interviews an attorney sharing their own struggle through the Bar Exam, in which they eventually triumph!

    Please email BSMP@barexamdrills.com for any questions regarding the Bar Exam Drills app or the episode itself.

    • 42 min
    Ep 007 - COVID-19, Bar Exam Postponement, and Scaffolding.

    Ep 007 - COVID-19, Bar Exam Postponement, and Scaffolding.

    There has been so much concern and discussion about the effect of COVID-19 and the July 2020 Bar Exam.

    New York has announced postponement until “fall”, while California’s emergency teleconference on March 30 did not result in a definitive decision as to postponement of the July 2020 examination.

    Many people have been hoping and wishing for a “JD Privilege” which would allow for being licensed while having a Juris Doctorate rather than sitting for a Bar Exam.

    I think that a Diploma Privilege would never happen in certain jurisdictions with lower bar pass rates. This would allow for the practice of law without passing a bar exam for so many new attorneys at present, let alone the cumulative applicants that have yet to pass.

    Further, it makes sense there would be a simultaneous outcry by those 1.35M currently licensed attorneys in the United States and 170k in California alone.

    NCBE has recently announced 3 separate dates that materials would be available for the “July” Exam. The usual July dates and two September dates of 9 & 10 as well as 30 & 1.

    All this to say that the Bar Exam itself is not going anywhere. I definitely do not think it will be administered normally in July for most jurisdictions if at all, and will likely be postponed to the later dates in September with new precautions considered and the added possibility of further postponement.

    In following news of bar exam postponement so closely, a new problem has arisen - Why would examinees bar prep if they have no idea when they are even going to sit for the exam?

    This reasoning easily follows because ALL programs except for Bar Exam Drills are based on schedules - meaning it must be aligned with an actual exam date.

    For the Bar Exam Drills app, it actually doesn’t matter when the exam is to be administered. The more time the better, because the Bar Exam Drills app is principled on Scaffolding.

    Levels of MBEs in any of the 8 separate subjects must be mastered before moving on to new material.

    That way for every new level, it is reinforced leaving you with a significant advantage for a postponed bar exam.

    If you have any questions that you would like us to answer, please direct them to podcast@barexamdrills.com.

    • 7 min
    Ep 006 - Prioritization of MBEs in Bar Study.

    Ep 006 - Prioritization of MBEs in Bar Study.

    This episode is short and quick. Just an answer to the basic question that is being asked of the BED program - How is all this MBE drilling going to help my writing?

    Please listen/watch to the episode for the answer to the above question where Brandon states “It could not have been answered any better”.

    If you have any questions that you would like us to answer, please direct them to podcast@barexamdrills.com.

    • 3 min
    Ep 005 - 1000s of MBEs, PT Drills, One App and believing in the study method.

    Ep 005 - 1000s of MBEs, PT Drills, One App and believing in the study method.

    This episode is the first episode I had to run solo!

    Brandon was busy this week doing a motion to suppress for one of his clients, and I still had so many questions that came in this past week after the Thanksgiving Holiday.

    So, I addressed them the best I could.

    Started out with doing 1000s of MBEs and still failing the exam, and how that’s even possible.

    Then I answered a question about the PT Drill section in the Bar Exam Drills iOS App.

    Next, was a question from a user that wanted to know if BED was the only app needed for the California Bar Exam. Short answer - Yes, only app needed.

    The last part of the episode is where I address believing in whatever study system that YOU decide to use, to trust it and go with it.

    If you have any questions that you would like us to answer, please direct them to podcast@barexamdrills.com.

    • 8 min
    Ep 004 - Best Study Technique, Not Showing for an Exam and Obligations during Bar Prep.

    Ep 004 - Best Study Technique, Not Showing for an Exam and Obligations during Bar Prep.

    This fourth episode of BEDP, we answer a broad question which asks about the BEST Bar Study techniques. First, we discuss an overlooked requirement in bar prep - adequate sleep. Right after the discussion of adequate sleep, I get into the driving principle behind the Bar Exam Drills iOS app and why it addresses the fatal weakness in bar prep that no other bar preparation system has addressed. This principle then results in the answer to what is the BEST Bar Study technique.

    The next question is asking about ramifications to not showing up for the bar exam after you have registered with the State Bar to sit for it. I point out another benefit to BED in the sense that you can set a goal for how far you advance in BED by the registration deadline, and if you can’t make it, it means that your pace is likely not quick enough for the next exam, but perhaps for the bar exam administration after that.

    Lastly, we answer a question about going to a best friend’s wedding and the amount of detriment it would have on studying for the bar exam. Feelings of resentment in failure of the exam towards the best friend are also broached. To show a deep relatability of the issue, I show a picture of my daughter from 2015 in which she experienced a water park for the first time. It really strikes an emotional chord with me as I recall one of my many attempts and chose to not go with my wife and my daughter to the water park, and to study instead to “ensure” that I pass the upcoming bar exam. TLDR - just go. A few hours will NOT do anything to your preparation for the bar exam, and in fact, may relax you and give you a much needed respite from your studies.

    If you have any questions that you would like us to answer, please direct them to podcast@barexamdrills.com.

    • 23 min
    Ep 003 - Civ Pro, MPRE changes and Essays.

    Ep 003 - Civ Pro, MPRE changes and Essays.

    This third episode we begin with a question from a law student who asks how to get a hold on their learning of Civil Procedure, with its vast number of rule codes, case law and concepts.

    To answer this Civil Procedure question, Brandon uses his what I call “savant” Civ Pro knowledge to explain his strategy.

    Next I bring up the new changes that are upcoming in the world of the MPRE exam, and may eventually be applicable to the MBE.

    Finally, we answer a general question about the best bar preparation company for essays.

    Answering this question allows us to speak about our own Bar Examination Drills (BED) offering:

    $1500 - Includes:

    (1) Bar Exam Drills iOS App.
    (2) 10 Graded essays.
    (3) 2 Graded PTs.
    (4) 2 Hours of WEEKLY scheduled phone call/facetime/skype, etc.
    (5) UNLIMITED emails.

    If you have any questions that you would like us to answer, please direct them to podcast@barexamdrills.com.

    • 19 min

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Inspiring & Motivating! A must for all bar takers!

I am so grateful that I stumbled upon this podcast several months ago. It is invaluable for ALL bar exam takers! The interviews on the podcast provide insight and advice from the perspective of those who have taken the bar exam more than once, and finally passed. The guidance that this podcast provides is extremly helpful and motivating. It has fired me up with both enthusiam and confidence and has given me a new outlook on how to study for the bar exam.

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