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what makes the BAR exam difficult?

I wanna be able to know how difficult it is to pass the BAR exam. I wanna be able to become an attorney when I'm older, and what the chances are to become what I want,

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Lora’s Answer

Hi, Myla,

Well, the difficulty lies with the beholder! Short answer - the Bar Exam depends on your education and how prepared you are to answer the questions based on the law. Having said that, I think you may be asking about the LSAT? That is the test you take to get accepted into law school. It is designed to test your logic skills. Those type of tests can be very challenging. indeed, but with practice, you can succeed!

Good luck!
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Nancy’s Answer

Hi Myla,
Bar exams vary by state; most take place over 2 days, there are still one or two states that take place over three days (e.g. Nevada). Depending on state, the bar exam can cover a broad range of topics; for that reason, some bar exams are considered harder than others (e.g. New York and California). There are lots of bar preparation programs available, and I would encourage you to sign up for one of those. Those programs set a pretty rigorous schedule of reading new material, reviewing previously studied material, and taking practice exams. Treat it like your job, and put in the time -- it's only for a limited period of time (6 weeks or so). My philosophy was, I am only going to take this exam one time, so I am going to put in the time now to ensure I pass. It was worth it: I took two bar exams over three days, and passed both on my first try. Good luck!
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DENNIS’s Answer

Hi Myla:

I was admitted in several States with different bar exams. The exam was tough because it is a multi-day test covering ANY possible legal topic. You need to be up on all the topics to be prepared. Also, sometimes it's not the right answer but the closest answer to right! Strange but true. The test also tests your ability to spot issues and then analyse them in a rational way. You may see a valid arrest in a question. Guy sitting next to you may see a violation of a constitutional right. Both have the right - duty - to support their position with a cogent legal argument. Adding to the stress is the fact you have to wait months for the results and those results dictate if you can practice law in that state.
Despite these comments, it's kinda of a neat challenge. You work hard, study hard, worry hard and in the end it makes you a better lawyer by forcing you to focus on the issues. Clients come in all shapes and sizes. You never know what issue they are coming into your office with. You need to be ready to handle the crisis - whatever it is. People don't go to lawyers with a tooth ache - they come in with a life ache and want you to fix it.
Don't be worried - the fact you asked this question tells me you'll be more than ready when the time comes!
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Terri’s Answer

The bar exam may seem like a daunting task, though its level of difficulty and pass rate can differ from state to state. But don't worry, there's a wealth of resources at your disposal when you are preparing for the exam to aid you in your preparation. A majority of law graduates opt for a commercial bar review course, and numerous law schools provide courses and post-graduate programs specifically tailored to help their students pass the bar.

You will likely find yourself dedicating months to prepare for the bar exam, treating it basically like a full-time job. It might sound intense, but many graduates have found that by crafting and adhering to a study schedule, the task becomes much more manageable.

Remember, there are countless attorneys across the country, each with diverse educational journeys and backgrounds, who have triumphed over the bar exam! Best of luck!
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