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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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Nov 30, 2015

Episode 45: Show Notes

In this episode we talk with a successful California bar exam taker, Virginia Marsh. After attending a State accredited law school, Virginia passed the FYLSE (Baby Bar) and then a few years later took the California General Bar Exam and passed on her first try!

In this conversation, Jackson and Virginia talk about the approach she used to direct her study, how she prepared for the MBE, CA Essays and Performance Tests with Jackson's help, and some of the challenges she faced as a non-traditional student and bar taker. It's an inspiring and insightful conversation with someone who really beat the odds!

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode.

Just drop me an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

Transcript of Today's Episode

Virginia's law firm website link

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Nov 26, 2015

Episode 44 Show Notes:

The Holiday Season is upon us and for bar takers, this can be an extremely difficult time to balance all of the commitments that we face. Some bar takers obsess about study and ignore the season and its joys. Others are so captured by the escapism of the holiday time that they procrastinate from their studies. Both approaches can be disastrous to a successful exam outcome.

This Episode looks at this challenge and suggests a middle ground that you can use to navigate the Holiday Season and study for the bar exam.

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode. 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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Nov 23, 2015

Episode 43: Show Notes

In this episode we talk with another successful bar exam taker, Anna Sokol. What makes Anna's story so impressive is that she passed the Georgia Bar Exam on her first try...and she is a foreign-trained attorney and working mom!

Anna and Jackson discuss the new Georgia Bar Exam rules for foreign attorneys and the challenges the test presents for applicants who are not native English speakers. You'll also hear how Anna balanced the demands of work and family while she completed her LLM and then studied for the bar. 

Anna shares her story and offers suggestions for other bar takers about how to succeed on the Georgia Bar Exam.

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode.

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Anna's law firm website link

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Nov 19, 2015

Episode 42 Show Notes:

In the conclusion of a 2-part interview, we're talking with bar exam and NLP expert, Elena DuCharme about her work with bar takers who struggle with the emotional side of the exam.

Elena has been working with Celebration Bar Students since 2012 and during our conversation she explains her background and why the work she's doing is so important to our students' success.

In the second half of this interview we'll be discussing:

  • why people fail the bar exam
  • how to see that failure as an opportunity on the bar exam for the future
  • how the Celebration Bar Review Successful Test Application Resources "STAR" works for students
  • why there is "no failure, only feedback"
  • NLP Techniques for the bar exam
  • how to remove the 'horror movie' in your head
  • the power of visualization
  • why students focus on failure 
  • PhotoReading and why it's so successful for bar exam study

Links referred to in today's episode:

Elena DuCharme's website for bar exam students

Link to our Successful Test Applications Resources (STAR)  and PhotoReading products discussed in this Episode

PhotoReading from Learning Strategies Inc.

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode.

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Transcript of Today's Episode

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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Text: NEXTBAREXAM to 33444

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Nov 16, 2015

Episode 41 Show Notes:

In this first part of a 2-part interview, we're talking with bar exam and NLP expert, Elena DuCharme about her work with bar takers who struggle with the emotional side of the exam.

Elena has been working with Celebration Bar Students since 2012 and during our conversation she explains her background and why the work she's doing is so important to our students' success.

In the first half of this interview we'll be discussing:

  • the intersection of the bar exam and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • why people don't get what they want
  • what it means to 'walk the plank' of the bar exam
  • the blocks that keep people from passing
  • why some people freak out and others stay calm in the bar exam
  • the flight/fright/freeze syndrome
  • the fear of failure and the fear of success
  • self sabotage or 'creature neurology' and its impact on test takers
  • the importance of mindset

In the next episode we'll continue the conversation with a look at the tools available to help students overcome these barriers.

Links referred to in today's episode:

Elena DuCharme's website

Link to Carol Dweck's book "Mindset"  discussed in this Episode.

Link to our Successful Test Applications Resources (STAR) discussed in this Episode

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode.

Just drop us an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

Transcript of Today's Episode

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 or 
Text: NEXTBAREXAM to 33444

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Nov 12, 2015

Episode 40 Show Notes:

Does the Bar Exam frighten you? If so, today's episode will be critical to your success. In this episode, Jackson continues his series on "Shifts" in the Bar Exam and looks at the results of fear when studying and taking the exam.

Particularly for those who are retaking the exam, fear can be overwhelming and debilitating, but using the analogy of a child who fearlessly tries to 'pet the tiger' at the zoo, it's possible to overcome your fear and move towards your goals.

You'll learn why fear can stop you and what you need to shift in your thinking to move forward. 

Link to Peter Arnell's book "Shift" discussed in this Episode.

Link to our Successful Test Applications Resources (STAR) discussed in this Episode

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode.

Just drop us an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

Transcript of Today's Episode

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 or 
Text: NEXTBAREXAM to 33444

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Nov 9, 2015

Episode 39: Show Notes

In this episode we talk with Stan, another successful bar exam taker. What makes Stan's story so inspiring is that he passed the Bar Exams of Florida, NJ and NY in spite of several failed attempts.

In our discussion, you'll hear Stan explain what changed for him and why he was motivated to keep trying, even after initially failing. You'll learn the approach he used to study and how he learned to study and prepare differently in order to succeed.

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode.

Just drop me an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

Transcript of Today's Episode

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 or 
Text: NEXTBAREXAM to 33444

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Nov 5, 2015

Episode 38 Show Notes:

When should you start studying for the bar exam? That's the question we answer in this Episode and the answer may surprise you. 

We'll look at the different approaches to start and study times based on the type of bar review you're taking and using the concepts of "Shifts" in thinking, Jackson explores why you may want to change your perspective on this question.

Link to Peter Arnell's book "Shift" discussed in this Episode.

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? We'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the Bar Exam and this Episode.

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Transcript of Today's Episode

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 or 
Text: NEXTBAREXAM to 33444

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Nov 2, 2015

Episode 37: Show Notes

The NY Bar Results for July 2015 are in and in this episode, we'll be taking a deeper dive into the numbers and the reasons behind the drop in scores across the state.

Whether you took the NY bar exam in July 2015 or plan to take the test in 2016, this review of the results will help you prepare and understand the test in new ways. 

In this Episode Jackson considers 4 reasons for lower pass rates on the exam:

  • Less Qualified Bar Applicants
  • Subjectively Harder Test Questions
  • Grade Bias
  • Educational Pedagogy and Inertia

Links referred to in this Episode:

NCBE Exam Statistics

Statistical Tables

NY Exam Results 

After listening to this Episode, what do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts, questions and experiences about the NY Bar Exam and this Episode.

Just drop me an email at jackson@celebrationbarreview.com

Transcript of Today's Episode

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 or 
Text: NEXTBAREXAM to 33444

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