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The Extra Mile Podcast for Bar Exam Takers. A look at all things related to the bar exam with your host, Jackson Mumey, owner of Celebration Bar Review. Episodes include interviews with successful bar exam students, exam review and analysis and preparation suggestions and tips to help you pass your bar exam.
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Aug 31, 2015

Episode 19: Show Notes

In Today's Episode, I'll be updating you on the bar exam news from NY, California and Florida and talking about some of the feedback from our students following the July 2015 bar exam.

This Episode discusses:

  • Switch in NY to the UBE 
  • Change in the CA Exam Format
  • Proposed Reciprocity for the Florida Bar
  • Feedback after the July 2015 Exams

Here's the transcript for this Episode

Blog Post about the Florida Bar Exam Reciprocity Proposal

Blog Post about the NY Bar Exam Switch to the UBE

After listening to this episode, what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the bar exam.

Just drop me an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

If you'd like to join our Extra Mile for Bar Takers private group on Facebook, just click here for an invitation.

You can also join our Free Live Online Training: How to Make the NEXT Bar Exam Your LAST Bar Exam!
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Aug 27, 2015

Episode 18: Show Notes

In today's episode I tackle one of the biggest, most persistent and ultimately, most harmful myths about studying and taking the bar exam: issue spotting. If you take one of the "BigBox" bar reviews, you'll have issue spotting pounded into your brain and if you listen to the law school professors you'll be sure it's the 'only' way to pass the exam. 

The problem? It's just not true. The bar exam is nothing like law school and issue spotting is a gigantic waste of time, energy and words. In this episode I'll explain why you should avoid issue spotting on your bar exam!

In upcoming episodes I'll be counting up through all ten myths that destroy productivity and keep bar takers from passing the exam. 

If you can't wait to hear all of them on the Podcast, you can watch them all now by clicking on this link:

YouTube Video Series

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After listening to this Myth, what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about Bar Exam Myths.
Just drop me an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

If you'd like to join our Extra Mile for Bar Takers private group on Facebook, just click here for an invitation.

You can also join our Free Live Online Training: How to Make the NEXT Bar Exam Your LAST Bar Exam!
Just go to: www.celebrationbarreview.com/webinar

Click Here to subscribe via RSS (non iTunes Feed)

Click Here to subscribe via iTunes

Go to our website for all the Podcast episodes and show notes

Please be sure to leave an honest rating and review when you're done listening. I really want to get your feedback!

Aug 24, 2015

Episode 17: Show Notes

If you just finished your bar exam you're probably wondering, "what now?" That's a great question and in today's Podcast, I'll address one of the big concerns - should you post-mortem your exam?

As you'll learn, the waiting period until bar exam results are released can be a time of frustration - or can be put to good use - and this episode will help. 

I've also just written a new blog post on this topic called: "5 Things to Do While You Wait for Your Bar Exam Results" and you'll want to check that out as well.

After listening to this episode, what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the bar exam and the post-mortem process.

Just drop me an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

If you'd like to join our Extra Mile for Bar Takers private group on Facebook, just click here for an invitation.

You can also join our Free Live Online Training: How to Make the NEXT Bar Exam Your LAST Bar Exam!
Just go to: www.celebrationbarreview.com/webinar

Click Here to subscribe via RSS (non iTunes Feed)

Click Here to subscribe via iTunes

Go to our website for all the Podcast episodes and show notes

Please be sure to leave an honest rating and review when you're done listening. I really want to get your feedback!

Aug 20, 2015

Episode 16: Show Notes

Is the bar exam the same as a law school final? Should you prepare for the bar exam as you studied for finals in school? Isn't the bar exam just the final test of law school? If you answered "Yes" to any of those questions, you're going to want to be sure to listen to today's episode from my series "Top 10 Bar Exam Myths" I talk about Myth #4: "It Worked in Law School."

You'll learn what makes the bar exam vastly different from a law school test and why the study and testing habits you had in law school will be of substantially less value in passing the bar. 

In upcoming episodes I'll be counting up through all ten myths that destroy productivity and keep bar takers from passing the exam. 

If you can't wait to hear all of them on the Podcast, you can watch them all now by clicking on this link:

YouTube Video Series

After listening to this Myth, what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about Bar Exam Myths.
Just drop me an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

If you'd like to join our Extra Mile for Bar Takers private group on Facebook, just click here for an invitation.

You can also join our Free Live Online Training: How to Make the NEXT Bar Exam Your LAST Bar Exam!
Just go to: www.celebrationbarreview.com/webinar

Click Here to subscribe via RSS (non iTunes Feed)

Click Here to subscribe via iTunes

Go to our website for all the Podcast episodes and show notes

Please be sure to leave an honest rating and review when you're done listening. I really want to get your feedback!

Aug 17, 2015

Episode 15: Show Notes

The Bar Exam tests your knowledge of the law, but just knowing the law is never enough to pass. Over the years I've seen countless numbers of bar takers focus exclusively on memorizing and reciting the rules of law and then discover that the skill being tested on the bar exam was actually something different. 

How can that be? As you listen to today's message from my series "Top 10 Bar Exam Myths" I talk about Myth #5: "Know the Law Cold!"It may shake you up but it's a message you absolutely don't want to miss!

In upcoming episodes I'll be counting up through all ten myths that destroy productivity and keep bar takers from passing the exam. 

If you can't wait to hear all of them on the Podcast, you can watch them all now by clicking on this link:

YouTube Video Series

After listening to this Myth, what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about Bar Exam Myths.
Just drop me an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

If you'd like to join our Extra Mile for Bar Takers private group on Facebook, just click here for an invitation.

You can also join our Free Live Online Training: How to Make the NEXT Bar Exam Your LAST Bar Exam!
Just go to: www.celebrationbarreview.com/webinar

Click Here to subscribe via RSS (non iTunes Feed)

Click Here to subscribe via iTunes

Go to our website for all the Podcast episodes and show notes

Please be sure to leave an honest rating and review when you're done listening. I really want to get your feedback!

Aug 13, 2015

Episode 14: Show Notes

Today we're talking with my favorite student of all time. And she's also my daughter! 

In this interview, you'll meet Megan Saia, a California attorney who passed the bar exam on her first try after graduating from law school at the University of Virginia. 

Megan describes the process of the bar exam with the unique insight of someone who grew up in the bar review, took the course, passed the exam, worked with Celebration Bar Review as an editor and then a special mentor for repeat California Bar Takers. 

Her "360 degree" view of the exam is something you won't want to miss!

YouTube Video of our conversation

Let me know if this interview has been helpful. You can leave a Rating and a Review and I invite you to drop me an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com with any questions or comments.

If you'd like to join our Extra Mile for Bar Takers private group on Facebook, just click here for an invitation.

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Click Here to subscribe via iTunes or go to our website for all of the Podcast Episodes and show notes.

 

Aug 10, 2015

Episode 13: Show Notes

There are no shortages of gimmicks and fads when it comes to studying for the bar exam. The problem is... most of them are more hype than reality. In today's episode we'll look at several of the persistent ways bar takers try to beat the system and why that strategy usually fails.

Today's message is from my series "Top 10 Bar Exam Myths" and in this Episode, I talk about Myth #6: "Fool Me Once!" In upcoming episodes I'll be counting up through all ten myths that destroy productivity and keep bar takers from passing the exam. 

If you can't wait to hear all of them on the Podcast, you can watch them all now by clicking on this link:

YouTube Video Series

After listening to this Myth, what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about Bar Exam Myths.
Just drop me an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

If you'd like to join our Extra Mile for Bar Takers private group on Facebook, just click here for an invitation.

Click Here to subscribe via RSS (non iTunes Feed)

Click Here to subscribe via iTunes

Go to our website for all the Podcast episodes and show notes

Please be sure to leave an honest rating and review when you're done listening. I really want to get your feedback!

Aug 6, 2015

 

Episode 12: Show Notes

What happens when a father and son both take the Florida Bar Exam - 10 years apart? For Herman and Alex Tarnow it was a chance to compare and connect over the shared experience. In today's episode, they share with Jackson what it was like to study and pass the Florida bar using Celebration Bar Review.

You'll hear how Herman took the Florida Bar Exam as an attorney already licensed in NY and CT and Alex took the exam out of law school. Though their backgrounds were quite different, they both succeeded on the exam and today they practice matrimonial law together at www.tarnowlawfirm.com in Naples FL. 

YouTube Video of our conversation

Let me know if this interview has been helpful. You can leave a Rating and a Review and I invite you to drop me an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com with any questions or comments.

If you'd like to join our Extra Mile for Bar Takers private group on Facebook, just click here for an invitation.

Click Here to subscribe via RSS (non iTunes Feed)

Click Here to subscribe via iTunes or go to our website for all of the episodes and show notes.

 

Aug 3, 2015

Episode 11: Show Notes

Is the Bar Exam fair? Ask a lot of applicants and they would say "No!" But is that really accurate and true? 

In this Podcast, I'll discuss another of the challenges for bar exam takers as they wade through all of the test mythology that exists and stay focused on the real task at hand. 

Today's message is from my series "Top 10 Bar Exam Myths" and in this Episode, I talk about Myth #7: "It's Not Fair!" In upcoming episodes I'll be counting up through all ten myths that destroy productivity and keep bar takers from passing the exam. 

If you can't wait to hear all of them on the Podcast, you can watch them all now by clicking on this link:

YouTube Video Series

After listening to this Myth, what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about Bar Exam Myths.
Just drop me an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

If you'd like to join our Extra Mile for Bar Takers private group on Facebook, just click here for an invitation.

Click Here to subscribe via RSS (non iTunes Feed)

Click Here to subscribe via iTunes

Please be sure to leave an honest rating and review when you're done listening. I really want to get your feedback!

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