7 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.

    Ep 009 - Mental Health with Dr. Kari Sherman and Andrew Sherman

    Ep 009 - Mental Health with Dr. Kari Sherman and Andrew Sherman

    We start out the episode with a brief background from both Dr. Sherman and Andrew Sherman.

    We then set in to pre-thought out questions which are a culmination of questions and concerns brought up to both Andrew and San in regards to bar prep every examination cycle.

    The first question has to do with what Dr. Sherman refers to as “micromanaging the past” with having regret in the responses after a bar exam has been submitted.

    We then discuss alcohol and substance abuse from the stress of law school, the law profession and the bar exam.

    Dr. Sherman ends the podcast with emphasis on using the mental health resources available to bar examinees including those provided by the State Bar of California.

    mentalhealth@barexamdrills.com
    a.sherman@csoflaw.com
    san.do@barexamdrills.com

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

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Bar Study Motivation Podcast - Ep 014 - Jennifer Venable

    Bar Study Motivation Podcast - Ep 014 - Jennifer Venable

    Our FOURTEENTH episode, where Jennifer Venable, or Jen-Ven as I affectionately like to call her, shares her bar exam journey!

    We start by reminiscing about our alma mater, Trinity Law School in Santa Ana, CA.

    We then talk about a challenge to all those who are planning to sit for the February 2021 Bar Exam and plan on using the BED app.

    Next, Jen-Ven shares some very important insight on negativity during bar prep.

    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.

    • 29 min
    Bar Study Motivation Podcast - Ep 013 - Bekki W. Prather

    Bar Study Motivation Podcast - Ep 013 - Bekki W. Prather

    We start out the episode with congratulations as Bekki just received her passing result from the October 2020 exam just 2 days prior.

    Bekki then shares her opinion on taking a break from the bar exam due to “bar fatigue”. (Short answer: don’t take a break!)

    Next, we discuss learning through repetition in the BED app.

    As Bekki shares, clearing headspace to study with the bar exam is strongly advised.

    In ending the show with what Bekki’s plans as a lawyer will be in family law, we quickly get back into nerding out on Bus Association and Community Property Essays.

    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.

    • 53 min
    Ep 008 - Post Bar Employment with Special Guest Denise Howell.

    Ep 008 - Post Bar Employment with Special Guest Denise Howell.

    This episode was recorded a year and a half ago and I wasn’t able to edit it sooner!

    Better late than never? Many are still waiting for the Oct 2020 results.

    Coincidentally, there is a reference to working remotely which fits perfectly with what is going on now with the “work from home” movement (pandemic).

    At the end of the episode we finish with a light discussion of “results anxiety”.

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

    • 23 min
    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

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grock49 ,

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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