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How to Retake the Bar Exam and Pass

After all of the sacrifices you made this summer, you’ve learned that you didn’t pass the Uniform Bar Exam and now face the daunting task of...

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November 01 2017

Video: Retaking the New York Uniform Bar Exam

The results came in an email. The news was nothing less than excruciating. You failed the New York State bar exam. What now?

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October 27 2017

Introducing Pieper's Full Bar Review Course Packages

We understand that each and every one of our students has their own unique needs. Some simply want our basic course, while others require add-ons,...

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October 20 2017

Understanding the MPRE: How It's Scored

Law students surely know about the bar exam, but many may be unaware it's comprised of several different sections: the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE),...

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October 16 2017

Preparing for the MEE: Everything You Need to Know

The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) is administered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) in more than three dozen states and territories...

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October 06 2017

How to Pass the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE)

The Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) section of the Uniform Bar Exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions—175 scored, and 25 unscored pretest...

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September 28 2017

How to Choose the Best Bar Prep Course

Choosing your bar review course is an important decision. Not only are such courses expensive investments, they'll also determine how prepared you...

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September 15 2017

I Failed the UBE. Now What?

It's the moment of truth. Your phone alerts you to that long-awaited email from the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). And then your...

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August 25 2017

How a UBE Tutor Can Help You Pass the Exam

Whether you're retaking the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) or taking it for the first time, preparing isn't easy. Even with the help of a bar review...

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August 18 2017

Your Guide to Bar Review Courses

Along the journey to practice law, no test will prove as challenging, or more important, than the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). It's this two-day exam...

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August 08 2017

Pieper's Question of the Day: Get Sample Bar Exam Questions Daily

When preparing for the Multistate Bar Exam (MBE), it's not enough just to know the information. A critical part of being successful on the MBE is...

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July 28 2017

How a Tutor Can Help You Improve Your MBE Score

The Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) is the most heavily weighed section of the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), accounting for 50% of your final score. So, how...

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July 21 2017

How to Get the Most Out of Online Bar Review

In today's day and age, just about everything can be done online, including your Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) review. This enables you to re-watch its...

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July 07 2017

9 Bar Exam Study Habits That Will Change Your Life

The Uniform Bar Exam has three components, is broken up over the course of two days, and requires months of preparation.

Luckily, passing the bar...

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June 23 2017

6 Surefire Ways to Find Motivation to Study

Preparation is critical to achieving success on the bar exam, and it requires a significant amount of time dedicated to studying. Yet discovering...

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June 16 2017

5 Ways to Tell You're Bar Exam Ready

As your bar review course and months of relentless studying finally wind down, you may be wondering: "Am I ready for the bar exam?" Although it...

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June 07 2017

How to Pass the UBE in New Jersey

Since its creation in 2011, states across the country have rapidly embraced the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), a standardized test created by the ...

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May 31 2017

Here's What Former Students Have to Say About Pieper

Finding the right bar review course is crucial to your success on the UBE. You need a program that provides the comprehensive knowledge and...

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May 24 2017

How to Succeed on the Multistate Essay Exam

You only have 30 minutes for each of the six essays on the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE)—and they fly by lightning fast! With so much to process and...

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May 17 2017

Conquer the July UBE with Pieper

The July 2017 Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) is right around the corner. Choosing the right bar review course to best prepare you for this all-important...

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May 11 2017

4 Bar Exam Note-Taking Strategies That Work

Taking notes is an important part of learning, understanding, and digesting the information you need to know for the bar exam. Most students find...

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May 05 2017

5 Steps to Dealing With Bar Exam Failure

When bar exam results come out, thousands of candidates across the country learn that they failed. If you’re one of them, always remember that...

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April 27 2017

Conquering the Bar: Why You Should Get a Tutor

Whether you're taking the bar exam for the first time or re-taking the exam, you know that studying for the bar exam is a daunting,...

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April 20 2017

How Pieper Can Lead Foreign LLMs to Success on the UBE

Foreign attorneys often have very impressive resumes. They've acquired experience and credentials from top international law firms and prestigious...

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April 18 2017

7 Reasons You Should Take a Bar Exam Review Course

Virtually everyone who prepares to take the bar exam does so with the help of a bar review course. The reason most people taking the bar exam...

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April 14 2017

Bar Examiners to Provide (Slightly) More Information to Candidates Who Fail the Bar Exam

One of the most frustrating things about getting your bar exam results back is the lack of information you receive about your score. You'll get...

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March 31 2017

9 Reasons you Need a Bar Exam Study Schedule

In order to pass the bar exam, you need to make the most of your study time. Ask anyone who's passed the bar, and they'll tell you that the best...

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March 24 2017

Practical Bar Exam Study Tips That Actually Work

Bar exam candidates have to master a lot of information in order to pass the bar. From our years of helping students prepare properly, we have...

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March 17 2017

What's the Best Study Environment for the Bar Exam

Having the proper study environment can be as important for your bar exam preparation as knowing what you need to study. As you prepare for the...

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March 10 2017

Secrets to Passing the Bar Exam the First Time

As a bar exam candidate, you'll want to do everything in your power to ensure that you'll pass the bar exam the first time around. After putting...

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March 03 2017

How to Prepare for the MPRE

The Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination, commonly known as the MPRE, is an exam with 60 multiple-choice questions that almost every...

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February 24 2017

What You Should Do the Night Before the Bar Exam

By the time the bar exam comes around, you have spent countless hours studying and preparing. You took a bar review course, did multiple-choice...

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February 17 2017

The Macbook Pro with Touch Bar Gets Banned From the Bar Exam in Some States

If you’re taking the bar exam this year, you may not be able to use your MacBook laptop. Some states are banning the use of the newest MacBook...

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February 10 2017

How to Prepare for the NYLE

In addition to passing the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), New York Bar Exam candidates must also take the New York Law Course (NYLC) and pass the New...

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January 27 2017

9 Reasons to Sign up for Pieper's Bar Exam Question of the Day

Bar exam candidates from every state, except Louisiana, will have to face the Multi-State Bar Exam (MBE) come exam day.  This is the...

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January 20 2017

February 2017 Bar Exam: MBE Changes You Must Know

The Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) is the multiple-choice section of the Uniform Bar Exam that includes 200 questions. Previously, out of those 200...

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January 16 2017

Process-of-Elimination Tips: How to Tackle the MBE

The Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) consists of 200 multiple-choice questions to answer in six hours. You have a little less than 2 minutes for each...

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January 05 2017

Pieper Bar Review: Why We're Better

Picking a bar review course is never easy. Most likely, this is the most important test you will ever take, so who you choose to help you prepare...

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December 31 2016

How to Beat Your Bar Exam Procrastination

Procrastination—we’re all guilty of it. It is easy to keep postponing an unpleasant (but important) task like studying for the bar exam. Sometimes...

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December 23 2016

How Listening to Music can Help you Study for the Bar Exam

As someone who will be taking the bar exam soon, you spend hours on end studying. If you’ve ever studied in a public space without headphones on,...

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December 13 2016

Healthy Foods to Snack on When Studying for the Bar

While preparing for the bar exam, you’ll probably spend hours at a time studying. It’s tedious, exhausting, and requires a lot of brain power....

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December 08 2016

Studying for the Bar Exam During the Holidays

The holidays are hectic enough, but trying to study for the February bar exam during the holidays is a recipe for chaos. Between holiday baking,...

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November 29 2016

Famous People Who Have Failed the Bar Exam

As you no doubt know, states have released their bar exam results over the past few weeks. If you didn’t pass, you might initially think...

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November 22 2016

Can You Still Get a Job if You Didn’t Pass the Bar Exam?

Today’s job market is incredibly competitive. Employers commonly wait to extend offers until after prospective candidates have passed the bar exam...

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November 15 2016

July 2016 NJ Bar Exam Results Continue Their Steady Decline

Law school graduates around the country who took the bar exam in July 2016 have been finding out the results. While many of them will be happy to...

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November 09 2016

Top Reasons People Fail the Bar Exam

So you spent months studying for the bar exam, and sadly you just found out you failed. We’re sure you think everyone knows—even your mailman—and...

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November 03 2016

3 Last-Minute MPRE Tips

The MPRE is almost here! This gets you one step closer to officially becoming a licensed attorney.

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October 24 2016

5 Note-Taking Strategies for Bar Review

Although it would be great simply to come to class and absorb all the knowledge just by listening, most people cannot learn that way—especially...

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October 21 2016

How to Write an Essay Outline for the MEE

With only three hours to complete six essays on the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE), your time is so limited you won't be able to create a...

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October 12 2016

Why Studying All Night is Never a Good Idea

Pulling all-nighters is a time-honored study practice. It’s likely that every student at some point has stayed up all night long cramming for a...

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September 29 2016

More MBE Pretest Questions Added to Next Bar Exam

The Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) is the multiple-choice section of the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). Test-takers must answer 200 questions in the allotted...

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September 20 2016

How to Get Motivated to Study for the Bar Exam

Considering all the work that lies ahead of you, figuring out how to get motivated to actually sit down and start studying for the bar exam may...

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September 12 2016

What to Do While Waiting for Bar Exam Results

So you’ve finally taken the bar exam. For months, you were engulfed in reading materials and practice questions, barely finding time to sleep....

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September 08 2016

Registration for the October 13 NYLE Ends September 13

In addition to passing the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), anyone seeking admission to the bar in New York must complete both the New York Law Course...

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September 02 2016

Law School Advice: Getting Through the Last Semester

It’s your last semester of law school. You’re almost there—you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. But don't lose your focus just yet. You...

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August 25 2016

First UBE in Massachusetts to Take Place in July 2018

Joining dozens of states across the country, Massachusetts recently announced that it is adopting the Uniform Bar Exam.

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August 11 2016

6 Last-Minute Bar Exam Tips

With the bar exam quickly approaching, time is running out and stress levels are probably running high. But that doesn’t mean you’re allowed to...

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July 25 2016

Acing the MPT: A Look at the Bar Exam's Performance Test

The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) is a component of the bar exam that aims to assess test-takers’ legal problem-solving skills. The bar...

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July 22 2016

Braving the MEE: 4 Bar Exam Essay Tips

The Multistate Essay Exam, or the MEE, appears on the first day of bar exams throughout the country, including the Uniform Bar Exam and many...

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July 14 2016

Mastering the MBE: What the Multistate Bar Exam Looks Like

The Multistate Bar Exam, otherwise known as the MBE, is a section of the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) and every state’s bar exam besides Louisiana’s....

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July 13 2016

How to Change Bad Study Habits So You Can Pass the Bar

Bad study habits are hard to break. But when you’re trying to prepare for the bar exam, you have to try. Though it may be a struggle, it’s not...

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July 11 2016

The 5 Best Ways to Deal with Your Bar-Exam Anxiety

Feeling nervous before you take the bar exam is completely normal. In fact, if you weren’t at least a little anxious, that would be cause for...

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June 30 2016

Summer of Studying: 4 Tips for Passing the July Bar Exam

While everyone else you know is going on vacation, heading to the beach and working on their tans, you’re spending the majority of your summer...

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June 29 2016

How to Create Your Most Optimal Study Environment

Some people prefer to study in complete silence, while others thrive in a noisy location. As you prepare for the bar exam, your most optimal study...

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June 08 2016

What to Consider When Crafting Your Bar Exam Study Schedule

Whenever anyone offers you advice pertaining to the bar exam, creating some type of study schedule usually tops the list. Most likely your review...

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June 07 2016

West Virginia and Connecticut Adopt Uniform Bar Exam

As New York, Vermont and Washington, D.C., prepare to administer their first Uniform Bar Exams (UBEs) this July, and New Jersey and South Carolina...

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June 06 2016

Bar Exam Prep: The Best Apps for Studying, Part 2

Apps are constantly being released and updated, so what better way to get into the right studying mindset than to use apps that prepare you for...
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May 18 2016

What to Consider When Choosing a Bar Exam Review Course

Preparing for the bar exam is an uphill battle. With only a couple of months left to study for it and classes for the July ’16 Uniform Bar Exam...

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May 16 2016

Journey to the Bar Exam: From Law School to the UBE

It’s that time of year again when law students graduate and find they have about one minute to take a breath before they turn their attention to...

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May 13 2016

Working While Studying for the Bar Exam: Is It Possible to Pass?

It’s likely that when you tell people you’re getting ready to take the bar exam, their reactions are nothing short of priceless—usually they...

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May 10 2016

Pass Rate for February 2016 NY Bar Exam Only 41 Percent

The results for the most recent New York Bar Exam, which took place this past February, have officially been released, and it looks like more than...

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May 09 2016

7 Common Study Mistakes to Avoid While Preparing for the Bar

There are so many good study tips to help you pass the bar exam, but it’s also essential to know which inefficient study practices you should...
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May 06 2016

UBE Countdown: 81 Days until the Bar Exam. What Takes Priority?

Eighty-one days.

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May 05 2016

Bar Exam News: MBE Scores Continue to Drop

If you took the bar exam in February, you probably received your results by now or you will soon. With the latest scores in hand, the National...

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May 04 2016

Reminder: Pieper’s Uniform Bar Exam Review Course Starts May 16

As we look at the February bar exam in the rearview mirror, we can see the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) right around the corner, so we’re getting ready...

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May 03 2016

Why Procrastination and the Bar Exam Don’t Mix

It’s difficult to think of any instance when procrastination has a positive outcome. Most of the time, you just end up with frustration. You’ve taken...

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May 02 2016

The Pieper Difference: How We Compare to BarBri and Themis

Since its introduction in 2011 when it was used in only one state, the UBE has exploded onto the national scene. Now adopted by twenty states and...

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April 27 2016

Throwback Thursday: Pieper Bar Review Still Effective After 30 Years

On July 16, 1984, John M. Pieper—founder of Pieper Bar Review—was featured in a New York Times article about the company’s growth, his passion for...

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April 21 2016

New Jersey Will Administer First UBE in February 2017

And New Jersey makes 22.

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April 19 2016

UBE Prep: 5 Ways to Reduce Stress

Stress is inevitable when you’re in the middle of preparing for the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). At times, the strain may seem impossible to manage,...

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March 31 2016

Pieper People Pass the Bar: Past Students Share Pieper Experiences

Picking the right bar review course is a crucial step in passing the bar exam, but sometimes students overlook the importance of this decision or...

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March 28 2016

Passing the Bar Standard: Recent Report Reveals New ABA Plans

According to The New York Times, the American Bar Association (ABA) is now setting a new deadline for law schools to meet bar passage rate...

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March 25 2016

What Happens After the Bar Exam?

You’re one month removed from the February NY Bar Exam. It’s done! You can officially breathe again.

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March 24 2016

Bar Exam Prep: The Best Apps for Studying

When law students begin studying for the bar, they are oftentimes overwhelmed by the amount of material they have to cover. Many tend to become...

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March 22 2016

Are You Ready for the UBE?

The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) is unlike any other test you will ever have to take. And although the preparation process is important whenever you...

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March 21 2016

Solo vs. Group Study: The Pros And Cons To Both Study Techniques

Throughout all the years of being a student, one of the age-old questions is: Is it better to study alone or in a group? Most people decide what...

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March 18 2016

The Importance of Law Firm Internships

Students can and should take advantage of the internship opportunities offered through their law school. Even more importantly, students should...

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March 07 2016

Attorney Jobs: Landing Your First Job after Law School

No one knows better than you what it took to earn your law degree. Now you face the challenge of finding a job after law school so you can get...

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March 04 2016

How to Get the Most Out of Your Bar Review Course

Congratulations! In your first semester you made a deposit on a bar review course! Now all you have to do is show up to class and pass the exam....

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March 03 2016

Want to Know How to Pass the Bar Exam? The Secret is Pieper.

In order to pass the bar exam, you will need some guidance. Even if you’re a conscientious student who always studies ahead of time, the bar exam...

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March 02 2016

Introducing the Pieper Uniform Bar Exam Question of the Day

Preparing for the bar exam is a demanding exercise that seems to take priority over whatever else you may have to do. When you’re attending law...

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February 26 2016

The Pieper Method: How Pieper Prepares Students for the UBE

Pieper Bar Review has been helping students pass the NY bar exam for more than four decades, and in light of the Empire State moving to the UBE,...

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February 25 2016

The MPRE: What You Need To Know

Almost every state requires applicants for admission to the bar in their state to complete the MPRE (if you’re seeking admission in Maryland,...

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February 25 2016

New York isn’t the Only Jurisdiction Administering First UBE in July

The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) was first adopted by Missouri in 2011, and over the past five years, a number of other jurisdictions have followed in...

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February 24 2016

How to Mentally Prepare for the MPRE

Getting ready for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (MPRE) requires more than just knowing the format and reviewing the material....

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February 17 2016

Bar Exam Study Tip: Take a Review Course with Friends

For most students, studying for the bar exam a solitary experience that involves attending lectures in silence (whether it be in person or...

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February 16 2016

The Difference Between the NY Bar Exam and the UBE

Studying for the bar is stressful enough. Students don’t want to be unprepared because they didn’t have a clear idea about the format or the...

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January 22 2016

Studying For The Bar Exam Timeline: How To Get Organized

Getting and staying organized is a major part of studying for the bar. Without putting a plan into place, you may not study as much as you need...

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January 14 2016

What is the UBE (Uniform Bar Exam)?

Here is some information about the Uniform Bar Exam in order for you to know what material it covers and how it makes getting licensed in multiple...

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January 14 2016

Night or Day: When’s The Best Time To Study For The Bar Exam?

Sometimes no matter how much you study for the bar exam, you still cannot absorb the information. You paid attention in class. You completed all...

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January 14 2016