Has anyone working started studying for the July bar?

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Has anyone working started studying for the July bar?

Postby Lawworld19 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:18 pm

Trying to find similarly situated people taking on this challenge!

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Re: Has anyone working started studying for the July bar?

Postby Lawworld19 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:37 pm

I have finished 11.7% of Themis so far, seeing if anyone else is in a similar position or has been.

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Re: Has anyone working started studying for the July bar?

Postby longwait » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:36 pm

I started with Themis too.
This is my second bar. I studied full time for the first. Trying to study over evenings and weekends is like having a second job!

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Re: Has anyone working started studying for the July bar?

Postby Lawworld19 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:51 pm

longwait wrote:I started with Themis too.
This is my second bar. I studied full time for the first. Trying to study over evenings and weekends is like having a second job!


Second bar as in passed the first and sitting for another jurisdiction?

I am currently clerking for a Judge, then May 14th I start my job with the firm that hired me as an associate. Salaried position so I am sure they will work me to the bone. Only giving me one week off. My bosses both went to UVA law and literally think of me passing the bar as not even a question haha I went to a low tier state school. This is my first bar. I am very nervous. Trying to get to 25% completion before May 14th when everyone else starts. Hopefully then I will have enough time to finish up the course. How far are you along? Currently only scoring 50-55% on MBE practice in contracts :?

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Re: Has anyone working started studying for the July bar?

Postby longwait » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:58 pm

Yes passed the first (UBE):)
I am a little over 25% on Themis--switched to flex after finishing 5 contracts MBE session, doing all the lectures (and assessment questions) first.

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Re: Has anyone working started studying for the July bar?

Postby Lawworld19 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:22 pm

longwait wrote:Yes passed the first (UBE):)
I am a little over 25% on Themis--switched to flex after finishing 5 contracts MBE session, doing all the lectures (and assessment questions) first.



Wow, you are far along. You will for sure finish the course. What are you getting on the MBE contracts?

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Re: Has anyone working started studying for the July bar?

Postby longwait » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:24 pm

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Re: Has anyone working started studying for the July bar?

Postby Kaycoleman90 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:00 pm

Also working full time and studying. Using Themis, Adaptibar and the critical pass flash cards. How are you guys amending the Themis schedule to work with your work hours?

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Re: Has anyone working started studying for the July bar?

Postby longwait » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:48 pm

You cannot amend the fixed schedule (let me know if I'm wrong--would love to do it).
Themis has a fixed schedule assuming a mid May date. If you start earlier, the program just expands the schedule over time available.
I use flex mode. The only thing that changes on the Themis schedule based on what you did on the flex mode, is they assign a final assessment e.g. Torts assessment, if you finished a section of lectures.

Right now I am spending 1-2 hours on weekdays and 4-5 on weekends. I will probably increase mid-May.

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Re: Has anyone working started studying for the July bar?

Postby Kaycoleman90 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:06 pm

What states are you guys from?

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Re: Has anyone working started studying for the July bar?

Postby longwait » Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:22 pm

I'm taking California

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Re: Has anyone working started studying for the July bar?

Postby hockeyman969 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:12 pm

I passed the UBE in July 16 studying full time and passed Florida July 17 working full time, it's a marathon and I always dedicated at least 4 hours a day to studying during the week and spent lunch hours studying as well. Very doable if you've slain the dragon once already.

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Re: Has anyone working started studying for the July bar?

Postby Lawworld19 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:31 am

I am taking the Ohio bar Exam. I am 18% done but have stopped for this week and will not do any next week because I have law school exams. My goal is then the get to 30% completion by May 14th (when most people start).

I am thinking of getting adaptibar, doing 20 every morning, review flashcards from leansheets on lunch (rotate to keep older material fresh in my mind)
then grind Themis at night.



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