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Free Bar Workshop in SF

Posted by mcgeorgebarprep on March 12, 2014

“For People of Color (FPOC) Bar Exam Workshop: FPOC & JDC will be presenting a bar exam workshop on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. The purpose of the event is to provide a comprehensive overview of the bar examination.  The purpose of the workshop is to introduce current law students and law school graduates to the bar exam and to the extent possible, demystify is components. The event will be in San Francisco. The event is free but students must register.”

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=3a270096-8eaa-4da0-8b46-bee4fcb5a53b&c=8e291120-40d3-11e3-a17d-d4ae529a8639&ch=8ffa9cd0-40d3-11e3-a283-d4ae529a8639

[NOTE:  You do not have to be a person of color to participate. This event is not sponsored by Pacific McGeorge so please direct any questions to the organizers.]

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Sacramento Bar Location Change

Posted by mcgeorgebarprep on March 5, 2014

For the first time in many years, the July Sacramento bar exam will not take place at the Convention Center.  It will be administered at the Doubletree or McClellan Convention Center instead.  Please visit http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov/Examinations/CaliforniaBarExam.aspx and click on “Information” for more details.

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MBE Boot Camp

Posted by mcgeorgebarprep on March 1, 2014

Great turnout at the MBE Boot Camp today!  Tomorrow starts at 10:00 a.m. and covers Evidence, Torts, and Con Law.

http://mcgeorgebarprep.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/mbe-boot-camp-updated-with-subject-order/

 

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Posted by mcgeorgebarprep on February 25, 2014

Wishing all bar takers the absolute best!! You’ve got this!!

 

 

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Great Advice…

Posted by mcgeorgebarprep on February 14, 2014

…from my colleague Benjamin Alba (DePaul):

“[1.] Stay focused.  Use your stress management strategies.  Stay mentally tough.  Recognize that you have invested hundreds of hours of intensive study into this.  All (or nearly all) of the rules you have been diligently memorizing will NOT suddenly fall out of your brain.  A positive attitude will maximize your performance.

[2.] Staying positive is also a big key to surviving the next two weeks and passing the exam.  If your performance on the practice exams is not exactly where you want it to be, identify the specific topics (e.g., res ipsa loquitur, not just “torts”) in which you are weakest and focus on closing the knowledge gap.  Now that you have finished your commercial review course, you can devote all your time to memorizing rules and doing practice questions without new material constantly being dumped into your brain, and your performance will improve.  No matter how prepared or unprepared you may feel, expect a great sense of uncertainty in the exam room – this is NORMAL among nearly everyone who passes.

These last eight weeks have marked a period of tremendous professional and personal growth for you.  In the end, you want to walk out of the exam room feeling that – no matter what the outcome – you did your very best to prepare for the bar.  You shouldn’t ask for more than that.  This attitude went on to serve me well in my former litigation career, especially after arguing a motion, trying a case, or writing an appellate brief.

Keep up the momentum.  Keep pacing yourselves.  You can do this.

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Last Extra Feedback Exam Due Tonight!

Posted by mcgeorgebarprep on February 10, 2014

The final Extra Feedback Program exam, the PT, is due tonight at 6:00 p.m.  If you don’t have a copy of the question, you can find it here (beginning on p. 54).

 

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An Antidote for Mindlessness

Posted by mcgeorgebarprep on January 31, 2014

This is one of many articles supporting a mindfulness practice (meditation, yoga, etc.) in order to manage stress and maintain focus — two things vital to passing the bar!

Key quotation:  “[A]s the semester dragged on, the control group performed worse than they had originally, while the students who received mindfulness training became more accurate and focused. [The mindfulness] regimen, it seemed, wasn’t just a way to get better; it was a way to keep from getting worse.

Mindfulness training . . . may work as a protective factor against the typical stresses of student life—or any stress, for that matter, since it improves emotional equilibrium and enables people to better handle distractions.”

You might consider a simple meditation practice as you move into Bar Month this weekend.  Each morning, take five minutes to sit quietly and focus on your breathing.  Banish any outside thoughts — just focus on your breath.  It takes so little time, and provides so many benefits.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/2014/01/an-antidote-for-mindlessness.html?mobify=0

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EFP Exam Due Tomorrow!

Posted by mcgeorgebarprep on January 26, 2014

The next Extra Feedback Program exam is due on Monday, January 27, at 6:00 p.m.  Please click the link for more information and where/how to submit your answer.

If you don’t have a copy of the question: 

Contracts Q JPG

 

 

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MBE Boot Camp – Updated with Subject Order!

Posted by mcgeorgebarprep on January 24, 2014

Pacific McGeorge students/alumni only:  Please join us for the free MBE Boot Camp!

All levels of students are welcome (1L-4L). We encourage you to attend the full program, but you are welcome to come only for the subject(s) that interest you.  Each subject should take roughly one hour to cover.

If you would like to attend, even for just a portion, please send an email to clee1@pacific.edu by Feb. 14 so we know how many copies to make.

MBE Bootcamp Flyer II

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Winter 2014 Extra Feedback Program Schedule

Posted by mcgeorgebarprep on December 31, 2013

For Pacific McGeorge graduates ONLY:

2-2014 EFP Schedule

Please note:  The Extra Feedback Program is available to Pacific McGeorge graduates ONLY.  

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