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10 Tips on How to Deal with Failing the Bar
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Summary: Harrison Barnes provides insight from his experiences and observations of others failing the bar exam from prestigious schools and low-ranking law schools.

Read the full article here: 10 Ways To Bounce Back After Failing The Bar And Pass On Your Next Attempt


No one is immune to failing the bar exam. There is a trend of those that attend the top law schools to not take the exam as seriously as they should and failing because they did not properly prepare. Then there are plenty of other law school graduates from average programs that fail the bar exam simply because the test is hard. No matter who you are, there is no guarantee that you will pass the test.

Harrison Barnes has seen too many of those that fail the exam the first time give up on the law and find something else to do. He has provided ten tips to help those that fail to pick up their feet and keep going on.

  1. Deal with it then get over it.
  2. Take the exam again.
  3. Prepare even more for the exam.
  4. Earnestly take help classes.
  5. Find a tutor or a small class with an instructor.
  6. Adjust your attitude and focus.
  7. Think about the future excitement and opportunities once you pass.
  8. Studying differently than last time.
  9. Don’t hesitate to get a prescription or ask for special accommodations if you need them.
  10. Be practical, not a scholar, in how and what you study.


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