Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Miscellany: A Novel Approach to Bar Preparation

Studying for the bar exam is simultaneously one of the most stressful and tedious things I've ever experienced: stressful because your ability to earn a livelihood hinges on the result of a single, lengthy exam, and tedious because the typical bar exam covers a huge amount of material that must be reviewed over a long period of time.

I started out like most people, going over outlines, doing practice questions, and reviewing law school textbooks. Ulgh.

Eventually, I decided to get creative. Inspired by books like "Algebra the Easy Way" (it introduces math problems in the form of an extended fantasy narrative), I'm now writing short stories that contain various points of law embedded in a memorable (hopefully) story. I'm not sure how effective it'll be as a learning aid, but at least it's less tedious than poring over outlines over and over again.


At 9:21 AM, Blogger James R. Rummel said...

Is it possible to retake the bar exam if you are having an off day?

At 3:37 PM, Blogger Mulliga said...

Yes, but you're going to have to pay the $1000 application fee again. :-P


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