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The Extra Mile Podcast for Bar Exam Takers

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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Apr 4, 2024

Maximizing Your Bar Exam Prep: From Study Techniques to Handling Inevitable Hardship

This episode covers a discussion aimed at students preparing for the July 2024 Bar Exam, with an emphasis on the critical planning phase 120 days out from the test.

The hosts underscore the importance of beginning intensive studies and utilizing resources like Bootcamp for strategic preparation.

With the February 2024 results imminent, they discuss strategies for those awaiting results and those beginning their study journey.

The podcast also touches on the significance of mindset, handling challenges effectively, and strategic planning with time management. They explore the new Video Critique Service for essay feedback and emphasize continuous, tailored study efforts despite any disruptions.

The episode concludes with motivation to adopt a perspective of handling hard challenges better, thoughtfully integrating personal coaching opportunities and insights from a basketball coach to inspire and guide Bar Exam candidates towards success.

00:00 Welcome and Introduction to the Bar Exam Season
00:52 The Importance of Intentional Study in the 120-Day Window
02:06 Bar Exam Results and What They Indicate
03:09 Preparing for the Bar Exam: Strategies and Tips
07:16 Bootcamp: The Ultimate Tool for Bar Exam Success
13:13 The Power of Mindset and Investment in Success
21:44 Navigating the Course: Time Management and Updates
26:55 The Truth About Bar Review Courses
27:39 Introducing the Video Critique Service
29:48 Navigating Study Challenges with Limited Internet
33:11 Mastering PhotoReading for Bar Exam Success
35:24 Restarting Bar Exam Preparation: Strategies and Advice
40:07 Embracing the Challenge: Handling Hard Better

Video Episode 463

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Mar 21, 2024

This episode of the Extra Mile Podcast for Bar Exam Takers, hosted by Jackson Mumey with guest Judge Tracey Dawson, delves into a comprehensive overview of the bar exam landscape for 2024. The hosts cover a variety of topics, including a review of the February 2024 exams, strategies for starting preparation for the July 2024 exams, an introduction to the upcoming live Bootcamp for Bar Prep in Denver, and updates on the Next Generation Bar Exam alongside changes to the current Legacy Bar Exam.

Additionally, they introduce a new video critique program for exam writing practice. The podcast emphasizes the importance of early and effective exam preparation, offering insights into exam patterns based on feedback from recent tests across various jurisdictions, such as Florida, California, and UBE states.

The episode concludes with discussions on alternative paths to licensure without taking the bar exam, as seen in Washington state, and a brief on the logistical and beneficial aspects of attending their live Bootcamp event.

0:00 Episode 462
00:19 Introduction and Overview
01:52 Deep Dive into February 2024 Bar Exam Insights
16:12 Exploring the Next Generation Bar Exam
23:40 State-Specific Bar Exam Updates and Changes
24:07 Exploring Alternative Paths to Legal Licensure
24:38 The Challenges of Non-Traditional Bar Licensure Programs
28:58 Preparing for the July 2024 Bar Exam
31:26 Introducing the Video Critique Service for Bar Exam Prep
34:35 Announcing the Upcoming Live Bootcamp in Denver
44:49 Closing Remarks and Q&A Session Updates

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Video Episode 462

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Mar 2, 2024

Preparing for the Future: The Next Generation Bar Exam

Jackson Mumey and Judge Tracey Dawson host a podcast episode discussing the Next Generation Bar Exam. Mumey and Dawson discuss the timeline for implementation, potential changes in the new bar exam's format, and its implications for current and future bar exam takers. They speculate on the possible focus areas of the new exam and potential differences in exam format. The show hosts also discuss the potential implications for bigger jurisdictions like Florida, California, New York, Texas, and Georgia which have not made any commitments to the Next Generation Bar Exam yet. The podcast aims to provide updated information about the bar exam and preparing for changes down the line.

00:00 Introduction to the Podcast
00:19 Discussing the Next Generation Bar Exam
00:43 Changes in the Exam Format
01:47 Understanding the New Question Types
03:13 The Impact of Changes on Exam Duration
03:46 Subjects to be Tested in the Next Generation Exam
05:43 Skills Required for the New Exam
08:42 The Future of Bar Exams
13:02 Preparing for the Next Generation Exam
14:34 Conclusion and Final Thoughts

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Feb 21, 2024

Your Biggest Challenge One Week Before the Bar Exam: Overcoming Anxiety and Building Confidence

In the latest episode of Extra Mile Podcast for Bar Exam Takers, host Jackson Mumey and panelists, Briana, Tracey, and Bobga focus on tackling final preparations for the bar exam. They stress the importance of staying confident, maintaining a growth mindset, and approaching studies strategically.

The panel discusses various challenges faced by students such as test timing, memorization, exam pattern, handling writing sections, and emphasize keeping calm, focusing on patterns and relationships in laws rather than rote memory.

They also talk about not just focusing on cramming in more information, but taking care of oneself and preparing mentally for the exam day.

0:00 Episode 460
00:19 Introduction and Welcoming the Panel
00:40 Discussing the Upcoming Exam and Personal Experiences
02:20 Addressing Student Challenges and Concerns
02:38 Bootcamp
07:47 Addressing Specific Student Challenges
22:46 Effective Study Techniques and Approaches
23:01 The Importance of Review and Error Reduction
23:50 Self-Care and Mental Wellbeing During Exam Preparation
23:54 Addressing Weak Areas and Overcoming Exam Anxiety
24:27 Balancing Practice and Study in the Final Stretch
26:49 Identifying and Addressing Weak Areas in MBE Subjects
27:40 The Importance of a Growth Mindset and Confidence
30:31 The Importance of Staying Focused and Committed
30:40 Preparing for Potential Challenges on Exam Day
41:54 Final Thoughts and Encouragement Before the Exam

Video Episode 460

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Feb 15, 2024

Preparing for the Bar Exam: Staying Focused and Building Confidence

In this episode of the Extra Mile Podcast for Bar Exam Takers, host Jackson Mumey and the coaching staff discuss how to effectively approach the upcoming Bar Exam. They emphasize the importance of adopting a growth mindset, staying focused, and balancing work, especially during the final stretch leading up to the exam. Points discussed include the efficiency of FLA (Fact Law Application) over IRAC (Issue, Rule, Application, Conclusion) in approaching exam questions, the value of scheduled self-care and the significance of maintaining a proper diet. They also shared their insights into pacing oneself in order to not burn out, how to approach essay and MBE practice tests, and the significance of building confidence and resilience. The discussion also includes the importance of taking care of one's emotional wellbeing, adopting a positive outlook and responding effectively to the stress and pressure that can affect performance.

0:00 Episode 459
00:36 Discussion on Bar Exam Preparation
00:41 Introduction and Welcoming Remarks
01:09 Introducing Guest Speakers and Topics
01:59 Insights on Learning and Exam Preparation
02:20 Mindset Coaching and Gratitude Journal Challenge
03:53 Importance of Group Coaching and Mindset
04:54 Announcements and Updates
07:54 Introduction to Live Bootcamp
10:37 Addressing Questions on Exam Preparation
15:51 Discussion on Multistate Bar Examination (MBE)
20:16 Boosting Confidence for the Exam
21:17 Strategies for Exam Preparation
22:30 Understanding the Structure of Practice Tests
25:14 The Importance of Mindset in Exam Success
28:44 Addressing Concerns about Essay Writing
35:44 Final Words of Encouragement

Video Episode 459

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Feb 8, 2024

The hosts, Jackson Mumey and Tracey Dawson discuss preparation strategies for the upcoming bar exam, three weeks away. They mention multiple tools and techniques for efficient studying, emphasizing the importance of using every resource provided. Tracey shares an anecdote about her career and imparts advice on tackling anxiety through proper preparation. Jackson provides a plan for the final weeks of study, stressing the crucial role of deliberate, intentional work in achieving success.

0:00 Episode 458
00:19 Introduction and Announcements
00:45 Group Coaching Calls and Exam Preparations
00:51 Exam Trend Lines and Predictions
03:20 Live Bar Prep Bootcamp Announcement
08:04 Addressing Student Questions and Concerns
13:36 Essay Writing Tips and Techniques
17:39 The Importance of Structuring Your Legal Arguments
17:41 Common Mistakes in Writing Legal Essays
19:53 The Power of Preparation: Becoming a 'Law Dog'
22:37 Understanding the Professional Responsibility Exam
29:02 The Final Stretch: Preparing for the Bar Exam
34:09 Closing Remarks and Encouragement

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Video Episode 458

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Feb 2, 2024

Tips for Bar Exam Preparation: Overcoming Fear & Embracing Growth

In this live coaching session, Jackson Mumey, Amanda, and Tracey host a live session to address student queries, provide guidance, and share insights related to the Bar Exam preparation.

They urge students not to panic as there is ample time for preparations.

They encourage students to trust the process, attend group coaching sessions, maintain accountability, and utilize available resources to the maximum.

The hosts discuss the concept of 'Super Ego' and how it can lead to self-sabotage among Bar Exam aspirants.

Amanda shares her reflection on the need for transformation and stepping up to become a new version of oneself to pass the bar exam, drawing insights from a meditation she recently completed.

00:00 Introduction and Welcome
00:06 Countdown to the Bar Exam: Preparations and Expectations
00:48 The Importance of Group Coaching
03:02 The Value of Workshops and Coaching Packages
05:22 Announcement: Live Two-Day Bootcamp
12:12 Addressing Student Questions: PhotoReading and Essay Writing
17:43 Understanding the Online MBE Practice
25:20 Final Thoughts and Encouragements
25:39 Understanding the Pace of Study
25:58 The Importance of Staying on Task
26:22 Setting Realistic Expectations and Deadlines
26:34 The Role of Predictions in Exam Preparation
27:24 The Importance of Time Management and Scheduling
28:08 Avoiding the Pitfalls of Overstudying
28:34 The Value of Physical Calendars and Planning
29:03 The Dangers of Relying on External Resources
29:38 Staying Focused and Avoiding Distractions
30:13 Balancing MBE and State-Specific Reviews
32:54 Dealing with Illness During Bar Prep
33:16 The Importance of Rest and Self-Care
38:12 Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt
46:52 The Role of the Super Ego in Bar Prep
56:00 Concluding Thoughts and Encouragement

 

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Video Episode 457

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Jan 26, 2024

Bar Exam Preparation Strategies & Tips - January 24th Update

In this episode, the team discusses various aspects of preparing for the Bar Exam and answers student questions.

The main topics include the significance of group coaching, the value of sticking to the provided study plan, the timing of upgrading coaching packages, and the approach towards Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) questions.

The importance of accessing the MPRE course and the key role of stepping repetition in enhancing learning is also outlined.

Various experiences of past students are shared, shedding light on the benefits of enrolling in the Bar Prep Bootcamp.

Additionally, the concept of marker questions in bar examination is explained.

The session concludes with an encouraging segment by Tracey on how she parallels her personal experiences of rehabilitation after major surgery with the journey of Bar Exam preparation.

00:00 Introduction and Welcome
00:37 Announcements and Group Coaching
01:27 Importance of Group Coaching Calls
02:45 Upgrading Your Course and Personal Coaching
04:25 Payment Plans and Course Upgrades
07:28 Importance of Investing in Additional Resources
08:53 Announcement of Live Bar Prep Bootcamp
09:10 Details and Benefits of the Bar Prep Bootcamp
15:59 Testimonial on the Impact of Bootcamp
23:58 MPRE Course and Study Duration
25:21 Understanding the Bar Exam Preparation Process
26:04 Accessing the Question Bank: What You Need to Know
27:17 The Importance of Practice Questions in Bar Exam Preparation
27:55 The Role of Scheduling and Structure in Bar Exam Success
30:30 The Truth About Passing Scores and Bar Exam Preparation
39:00 The Art of Essay Writing for the Bar Exam
47:16 The Importance of Following the Study Plan
48:09 Manifesting Success: A Personal Journey
52:25 Final Thoughts and Encouragement

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Video Episode 456

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Jan 11, 2024

Extra Mile Podcast: New Year Study Tips & Updates for Bar Exam Takers

In this episode of the Extra Mile Podcast, Jackson Mumey is joined by Amanda and Judge Tracey for an informative discussion about preparing effectively for the bar exam. The team discusses the importance of structured preparation, the benefits of specialized coaching, and also provides tips on dealing with changes in exam procedures. Other topics covered include the myth of 'fixed number of daily questions', the advantages of mind mapping, and an amusing anecdote of a travel misadventure. The discussion is vital for bar exam takers seeking strategies to maximize their study time and exam performance.

0:00 Episode 455
00:19 Introduction and Welcome
00:45 New Year's Reflections and Getting Back to Routine
04:58 Handling Changes in Bar Exam Rules and Regulations
08:13 Dealing with Handwriting the Bar Exam
15:48 Understanding the Impact of PhotoReading on Exam Scores
20:50 Discussing Student's MBE Score and Importance of Trusting the Process
21:22 Understanding the Role of Super Ego in Exam Preparation
22:10 Emphasizing the Importance of Self-Assessment and Not Overemphasizing Results
23:10 Clarifying Discrepancies Between Lecture and Written Materials
27:27 Debunking the Myth of a Magic Number of MBE Questions
34:15 Discussing the Importance of Mind Maps in Study Process
34:49 Debating the Merits of Waiting for the Next Generation Bar Exam
37:16 New Year's Resolutions and Consistency in Bar Exam Preparation
40:38 The Dangers of Being Your Own Coach: A Travel Story

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