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The Bar Exam Toolbox Podcast: Pass the Bar Exam with Less Stress

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The Bar Exam Toolbox podcast helps bar takers pass with less stress and anxiety. Hosted by bar exam experts Lee Burgess and Alison Monahan, the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast covers a wide variety of topics, ranging from how to learn and memorize all the law you need to know for the bar exam, to how to write a passing essay, to how to get bar exam accommodations. If you're struggling with the bar exam, or work with students who are, tune in for practical strategies for bar exam success!
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272: Coping with Anxiety During Bar Prep and on Exam Day (w/Angela Corbett)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, we're speaking with therapist Angela Corbett from TrueCandor Behavioral Health about handling anxiety when studying for the bar exam and on test day. In this episode, we discuss: Understanding anxiety and its manifestations Tips for coping with anxiety during the bar prep period Managing anxiety on test day Determining whether you should postpone taking the exam Bar exam accommodations for people struggling with anxiety Resources: TrueCandor Behavioral Health (https://truecandor.com/) Podcast Episode 39: Batting Test Anxiety in Law School and on the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-39-battling-test-anxiety-law-school-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 219: Quick Tips – Breathing Exercises for Test-Day Anxiety (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-219-quick-tips-breathing-exercises-for-test-day-anxiety/) How to Manage Your Anxiety in the Days Before the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/how-to-manage-your-anxiety-in-the-days-before-the-bar-exam/) Test Anxiety and the Bar Exam: How Should You Handle It? (https://barexamtoolbox.com/test-anxiety-bar-exam-will-effect/) Seeking Accommodations on the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/seeking-accommodations-on-the-bar-exam/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-272-coping-with-anxiety-during-bar-prep-and-on-exam-day-w-angela-corbett/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on  Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee  
7/22/202429 minutes, 11 seconds
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271: Quick Tips -- Optimizing Studying for the MBE

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, we talk through how to diagnose your MBE study difficulties, how to resolve them using tried and true methods, and the ways in which platforms like AdaptiBar and UWorld can help with your bar prep.  In this episode, we discuss: Common issues bar exam studiers tend to have How platforms like AdaptiBar and UWorld can enhance your bar prep routine How to approach answering MBE questions Understanding the law through open-book practice and transitioning to closed-book and timed practice Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) Practice of the Week (POW) MBE Workshop (https://barexamtoolbox.com/practice-of-the-week-pow-mbe-workshop/) AdaptiBar (https://www.adaptibar.com/) UWorld (https://www.uworld.com/) Handling the MBE (https://barexamtoolbox.com/handling-the-mbe/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-271-quick-tips-optimizing-studying-for-the-mbe/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on  Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/15/202414 minutes, 21 seconds
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270: How to Approach MBE Questions (w/Examples)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! In this episode, we're talking about the multiple-choice portion of the bar exam, and we're doing a walkthrough of three real MBE questions. In this episode, we discuss: The structure of the Multistate Bar Examination Strategies for effective MBE preparation Real MBE questions walkthrough: Contract Law Property Law Constitutional Law Resources: Practice of the Week (POW) MBE Workshop (https://barexamtoolbox.com/practice-of-the-week-pow-mbe-workshop/) AdaptiBar (https://www.adaptibar.com/) UWorld (https://www.uworld.com/) NCBE: National Conference of Bar Examiners (https://www.ncbex.org/) NextGen Bar Exam (https://nextgenbarexam.ncbex.org/) Podcast Episode 21: How to Analyze Real MBE Questions (w/Sean Silverman) – Part 1 (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-21-how-to-analyze-real-mbe-questions-w-sean-silverman-part-1/) Podcast Episode 22: How to Analyze Real MBE Questions (w/Sean Silverman) – Part 2 (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-22-how-to-analyze-real-mbe-questions-w-sean-silverman-part-2/) Podcast Episode 50: What We Discovered About the MBE From Explaining Lots of Questions (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-50-what-we-discovered-about-the-mbe-from-explaining-lots-of-questions/) Podcast Episode 123: Listen and Learn – First Amendment (Content-Neutral Restrictions) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-123-listen-and-learn-first-amendment-content-neutral-restrictions/) Tips for MBE Practice Questions (https://barexamtoolbox.com/tips-for-mbe-practice-questions/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-270-how-to-approach-mbe-questions-w-examples/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on  Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee  
7/8/202437 minutes, 26 seconds
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269: Listen and Learn -- Creation of Partnerships

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! In this episode from our "Listen and Learn" series, we cover the formation and characteristics of three types of partnerships – general partnership, limited partnership, and limited liability partnership. To illustrate these concepts, we also analyze two questions from previous California bar exams. In this episode, we discuss: Formation and characteristics of: General partnerships Limited partnerships Limited liability partnerships Examining partnership liability through hypos Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2022 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/February-2022-CBX-Essay-Qs-and-Selected-Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2013 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/February-2013-CBX%20Selected%20Answers%20Essays.pdf) Podcast Episode 84: Tackling an MEE Partnerships Essay (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-84-tackling-an-mee-partnerships-essay/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-269-listen-and-learn-creation-of-partnerships/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/1/202418 minutes, 50 seconds
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268: How to Avoid Common Bar Essay Writing Mistakes (w/Kelsey Lee)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to have Kelsey Lee with us -- one of our expert tutors from the Bar Exam Toolbox team. Join us as we discuss the most common pitfalls in bar essay writing, and share our top tips for mastering this portion of the exam. In this episode, we discuss: Kelsey's background and work in the legal space Five common mistakes that students make when studying for or executing the writing portion of the bar exam Five tips for mastering bar exam essay writing Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) Podcast Episode 10: Top 5 Bar Exam Essay Writing Tips (w/Ariel Salzer) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-10-top-5-bar-exam-essay-writing-tips-w-ariel-salzer/) Podcast Episode 28: Balancing Law and Analysis on a Bar Exam Essay (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-28-balancing-law-and-analysis-on-a-bar-exam-essay/) Podcast Episode 69: 5 Things We Learned From Writing Bar Exam Sample Answers (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-69-5-things-we-learned-from-writing-bar-exam-sample-answers/) Podcast Episode 265: Quick Tips – What If You Run Out of Time While Writing a Bar Essay Answer? (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-265-quick-tips-what-if-you-run-out-of-time-while-writing-a-bar-essay-answer/) How To Be a Bar Exam Essay Writing Machine (https://barexamtoolbox.com/how-to-be-a-bar-exam-essay-writing-machine/) Legal Writing Tip: Imagine You're Talking to Your Grandma (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/legal-writing-tip-imagine-youre-talking-to-your-grandma/) What Are Bar Exam Graders Really Looking For? (https://barexamtoolbox.com/what-are-bar-exam-graders-really-looking-for/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-268-how-to-avoid-common-bar-essay-writing-mistakes-w-kelsey-lee/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on  Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee  
6/24/202436 minutes, 35 seconds
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267: Quick Tips -- Using Past Bar Essay Questions for Practice

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! In this week's episode, we're talking about using past bar exam essay questions as part of your study process. In particular, we talk about when to start practicing, how to practice, how much of your study time to spend practicing, and how to self-evaluate your answers. In this episode, we discuss: When to start practicing essay questions and how to practice effectively Allocating study time for essay practice Self-evaluating your answers Resources for practice questions and feedback Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) Brainy Bar Bank – UBE (MEE + MPT) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/brainy-bar-bank-ube-mee-mpt/) Brainy Bar Bank – California Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/brainy-bar-bank-california-bar-exam/) NCBE: National Conference of Bar Examiners (https://www.ncbex.org/) The State Bar of California (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/) Podcast Episode 51: Making the Most of Your Bar Exam Practice (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-51-making-the-most-of-your-bar-exam-practice/) Copying Model Answers Isn't "Practice" (https://barexamtoolbox.com/copying-model-answers-isnt-practice/) Benefits of Practice Questions (https://barexamtoolbox.com/benefits-of-practice-questions/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-267-quick-tips-using-past-bar-essay-questions-for-practice/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on  Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/17/202416 minutes, 9 seconds
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266: Quick Tips -- Pre-Writing Outlining for Bar Essays

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Quick Tips" series, we're talking about the importance of taking time to outline or otherwise plan your bar essay answer before you start writing. In this episode, we discuss: Why should you spend time pre-writing at all? Best practices for pre-writing Different methods you can use to outline your answer How long to spend on your pre-writing process and how much detail to include in your outline Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) UBE (MEE + MPT) Writing of the Week (WOW) Course (https://barexamtoolbox.com/ube-mee-mpt-writing-of-the-week-wow-bar-exam-course/) Podcast Episode 10: Top 5 Bar Exam Essay Writing Tips (w/Ariel Salzer) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-10-top-5-bar-exam-essay-writing-tips-w-ariel-salzer/) Podcast Episode 136: Outlining on the Remote Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-136-outlining-on-the-remote-bar-exam/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-266-quick-tips-pre-writing-outlining-for-bar-essays/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on  Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/10/202412 minutes, 59 seconds
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265: Quick Tips -- What If You Run Out of Time While Writing a Bar Essay Answer?

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Quick Tips" series, we're talking about time management on the bar exam. Specifically, we share tips on what to do if you run out of time when writing an essay answer. In this episode, we discuss: What happens if you run out of time on an essay or miss one completely? Fighting the urge to keep writing How to quickly wrap up your essay response and move on Time management tips that can help you avoid running out of time altogether Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) SpacedRepetition.com (https://spacedrepetition.com/) Podcast Episode 242: Quick Tips – How to Avoid Running Out of Time on the Performance Test (PT) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-242-quick-tips-how-to-avoid-running-out-of-time-on-the-performance-test-pt/) Podcast Episode 244: Spaced Repetition and Memorization During Bar Prep (w/Gabe Teninbaum) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-spaced-repetition-and-memorization-during-bar-prep-w-gabe-teninbaum/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-265-quick-tips-what-if-you-run-out-of-time-while-writing-a-bar-essay-answer/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on  Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee Today, I want to share a game-changer for your bar exam prep: SpacedRepetition.com. We've interviewed their CEO on the podcast before - check out episode 244 - but if you haven't heard about it, the site uses cutting-edge cognitive science to double, triple, or even quadruple memory retention, making sure you remember the most tested black letter law when it counts. The science is very real, and very effective, and we highly recommend giving it a try. It's only $99, and you even get a full week to decide if it's for you before you pay a penny. Plus, as a listener of our podcast, you get an exclusive 15% off the "Boost Deck," which is the product on SpacedRepetition.com made specifically for bar-preppers. When you check out, enter "toolbox" in all lower-case letters to get the discount! (This is an affiliate promo code, which means that we may receive a small commission if you use it, at no additional cost to you. We only recommend products we trust and believe will be beneficial to our followers. Thanks for helping us bring you valuable content!)
6/3/202411 minutes, 40 seconds
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264: Listen and Learn -- Concurrent Estates (Property)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're talking about concurrent ownership of property. For a discussion on the related topic of present and future estates, you can check out episodes 250 and 251 of the podcast. In this episode, we discuss: Concurrent estates versus present and future estates The three major forms of concurrent ownership: Tenancy in Common Joint Tenancy Tenancy by the Entirety Sample questions illustrating the above concepts Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) SpacedRepetition.com (https://spacedrepetition.com/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2011 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202011%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, October 2020 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/October-2020-Essay-Selected-Answers.pdf) Podcast Episode 244: Spaced Repetition and Memorization During Bar Prep (w/Gabe Teninbaum) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-spaced-repetition-and-memorization-during-bar-prep-w-gabe-teninbaum/) Podcast Episode 250: Listen and Learn – Present and Future Estates (Part 1) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-250-listen-and-learn-present-and-future-estates-part-1/) Podcast Episode 251: Listen and Learn – Present and Future Estates (Part 2) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-251-listen-and-learn-present-and-future-estates-part-2/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-264-listen-and-learn-concurrent-estates-property/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee Today, I want to share a game-changer for your bar exam prep: SpacedRepetition.com. We've interviewed their founder on the podcast before - check out episode 244 - but if you haven't heard about it, the site uses cutting-edge cognitive science to double, triple, or even quadruple memory retention, making sure you remember the most tested black letter law when it counts. The science is very real, and very effective, and we highly recommend giving it a try. It's only $99, and you even get a full week to decide if it's for you before you pay a penny. Plus, as a listener of our podcast, you get an exclusive 15% off the "Boost Deck," which is the product on SpacedRepetition.com made specifically for bar-preppers. When you check out, enter TOOLBOX in all caps to get the discount! (This is an affiliate promo code, which means that we may receive a small commission if you  use it, at no additional cost to you. We only recommend products we trust and believe will be beneficial to our followers. Thanks for helping us bring you valuable content!)
5/27/202426 minutes, 4 seconds
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263: Navigating Accommodations and Self-Advocacy in the Legal Field (w/AJ Link)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! In this week's episode, we have AJ Link joining us on the podcast. AJ is the president of the National Disabled Legal Professionals Association and today we're talking about accommodations and advocating for yourself in the legal profession. In this episode, we discuss: AJ's background and legal career path The mission of the National Disabled Legal Professionals Association The reasons why many students hesitate to file for accommodations for the bar exam Appealing accommodations decisions if your request is denied Resources for getting the documentation for accommodations in place What are some ways to advocate for yourself in the workplace? Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) LinkedIn: AJ Link (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jabarilink/) LinkedIn: National Disabled Legal Professionals Association (https://www.linkedin.com/company/national-disabled-legal-professionals-association/) Twitter: National Disabled Legal Professionals Association (https://twitter.com/NatDisLegal) SpacedRepetition.com (https://spacedrepetition.com/) Podcast Episode 2: Accommodations for the Bar Exam (w/Dr. Jared Maloff) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-2-accommodations-for-the-bar-exam-w-dr-jared-maloff/) Podcast Episode 60: Applying for Accommodations on the Bar Exam (w/Elizabeth Knox) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-60-applying-for-accommodations-on-the-bar-exam-w-elizabeth-knox/) Podcast Episode 244: Spaced Repetition and Memorization During Bar Prep (w/Gabe Teninbaum) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-spaced-repetition-and-memorization-during-bar-prep-w-gabe-teninbaum/) Everything You Need to Know About ADA Accommodations for the MPRE and Bar Exams (https://barexamtoolbox.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-ada-accommodations-for-the-mpre-and-bar-exams/) Leveling the Playing Field: Testing Accommodations on the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/leveling-the-playing-field-testing-accommodations-on-the-bar-exam/) Should You Apply for Bar Exam Testing Accommodations? (https://barexamtoolbox.com/apply-bar-exam-testing-accommodations/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-263-navigating-accommodations-and-self-advocacy-in-the-legal-field-w-aj-link/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on  Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee Today, I want to share a game-changer for your bar exam prep: SpacedRepetition.com. We've interviewed their CEO on the podcast before - check out episode 244 - but if you haven't heard about it, the site uses cutting-edge cognitive science to double, triple, or even quadruple memory retention, making sure you remember the most tested black letter law when it counts. The science is very real, and very effective, and we highly recommend giving it a try. It's only $99, and you even get a full week to decide if it's for you before you pay a penny. Plus, as a listener of our podcast, you get an exclusive 15% off the "Boost Deck," which is the product on SpacedRepetition.com made specifically for bar-preppers. When you check out, enter "toolbox" in all lower-case letters to get the discount! (This is an affiliate promo code, which means that we may receive a small commission if you use it, at no additional cost to you. We only recommend products we trust and believe will be beneficial to our followers. Thanks for helping us bring you valuable content!)
5/20/202444 minutes, 17 seconds
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262: Listen and Learn -- Motions for Judgment as a Matter of Law and Motions for New Trial (Civ Pro)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! In this week's episode, we're focusing on a topic from Civil Procedure -- specifically, motions for judgment as a matter of law and motions for new trial, where the moving party is asking the court to take certain issues away from the jury. In this episode, we discuss: The two types of motions for judgment as a matter of law The standard for granting a motion for judgment as a matter of law Filing and granting motions for new trial Analyzing a hypo encompassing the above concepts Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) SpacedRepetition.com (https://spacedrepetition.com/) Podcast Episode 203: Listen and Learn – Motions for Summary Judgment (Civ Pro) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-203-listen-and-learn-motions-for-summary-judgment-civ-pro/) Podcast Episode 244: Spaced Repetition and Memorization During Bar Prep (w/Gabe Teninbaum) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-spaced-repetition-and-memorization-during-bar-prep-w-gabe-teninbaum/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-262-listen-and-learn-motions-for-judgment-as-a-matter-of-law-and-motions-for-new-trial-civ-pro/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee Today, I want to share a game-changer for your bar exam prep: SpacedRepetition.com. We've interviewed their founder on the podcast before - check out episode 244 - but if you haven't heard about it, the site uses cutting-edge cognitive science to double, triple, or even quadruple memory retention, making sure you remember the most tested black letter law when it counts. The science is very real, and very effective, and we highly recommend giving it a try. It's only $99, and you even get a full week to decide if it's for you before you pay a penny. Plus, as a listener of our podcast, you get an exclusive 15% off the "Boost Deck," which is the product on SpacedRepetition.com made specifically for bar-preppers. When you check out, enter TOOLBOX in all caps to get the discount! (This is an affiliate promo code, which means that we may receive a small commission if you  use it, at no additional cost to you. We only recommend products we trust and believe will be beneficial to our followers. Thanks for helping us bring you valuable content!)
5/13/202417 minutes, 52 seconds
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261: Quick Tips -- Bar Exam Accommodations Basics

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about using accommodations for the bar exam due to disabilities or other conditions. In this episode, we discuss: Why accommodations are important Various types of accommodations available for the bar exam Applying for accommodations if you haven't had them in the past A step-by-step guide for securing accommodations Tips for effective use of the accommodations once you've got them Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) SpacedRepetition.com (https://spacedrepetition.com/) Podcast Episode 2: Accommodations for the Bar Exam (w/Dr. Jared Maloff) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-2-accommodations-for-the-bar-exam-w-dr-jared-maloff/) Podcast Episode 60: Applying for Accommodations on the Bar Exam (w/Elizabeth Knox) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-60-applying-for-accommodations-on-the-bar-exam-w-elizabeth-knox/) Podcast Episode 244: Spaced Repetition and Memorization During Bar Prep (w/Gabe Teninbaum) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-spaced-repetition-and-memorization-during-bar-prep-w-gabe-teninbaum/) The Early Bird Gets the Worm: How and When to Apply for Bar Exam Accommodations (https://barexamtoolbox.com/the-early-bird-gets-the-worm-how-and-when-to-apply-for-bar-exam-accommodations/) Leveling the Playing Field: Testing Accommodations on the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/leveling-the-playing-field-testing-accommodations-on-the-bar-exam/) Should You Apply for Bar Exam Testing Accommodations? (https://barexamtoolbox.com/apply-bar-exam-testing-accommodations/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-261-quick-tips-bar-exam-accommodations-basics/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on  Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee Today, I want to share a game-changer for your bar exam prep: SpacedRepetition.com. We've interviewed their CEO on the podcast before - check out episode 244 - but if you haven't heard about it, the site uses cutting-edge cognitive science to double, triple, or even quadruple memory retention, making sure you remember the most tested black letter law when it counts. The science is very real, and very effective, and we highly recommend giving it a try. It's only $99, and you even get a full week to decide if it's for you before you pay a penny. Plus, as a listener of our podcast, you get an exclusive 15% off the "Boost Deck," which is the product on SpacedRepetition.com made specifically for bar-preppers. When you check out, enter "toolbox" in all lower case letters to get the discount! (This is an affiliate promo code, which means that we may receive a small commission if you use it, at no additional cost to you. We only recommend products we trust and believe will be beneficial to our followers. Thanks for helping us bring you valuable content!)
5/6/202413 minutes, 37 seconds
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260: Listen and Learn -- Elements of a Crime

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, we're focusing on the basics of Criminal Law – that is, the elements of a crime. Specifically, we're going to spend some time diving into the two most important elements: causation and mens rea.  In this episode, we discuss: The four elements necessary to prove a crime The defendant's state of mind and criminal intent when they commit a crime Actual and proximate causation Two hypos from previous California bar exams Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2007 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202007%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, October 2020 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/October-2020-Essay-Selected-Answers.pdf) Podcast Episode 185: Listen and Learn – Prosecution of a Criminal Trial (Burdens, Presumptions, Sufficiency) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-185-listen-and-learn-prosecution-of-a-criminal-trial-burdens-presumptions-sufficiency/) Podcast Episode 202: Listen and Learn – Defenses to a Crime (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-202-listen-and-learn-defenses-to-a-crime/) Podcast Episode 218: Listen and Learn – Intent Under the Model Penal Code (Criminal Law) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-218-listen-and-learn-intent-under-the-model-penal-code-criminal-law/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-260-listen-and-learn-elements-of-a-crime/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/29/202421 minutes, 43 seconds
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259: How to Minimize Borrowing for the Bar Exam (w/Jesse Mecham from YNAB)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today we are excited to speak with Jesse Mecham -- a personal finance expert and founder of You Need A Budget -- about ways to decrease spending and borrowing during bar prep and generally in life. In this episode, we discuss: How Jesse got into the field of budgeting and personal finance The YNAB "four-rule method" for managing money Thinking creatively when you're facing financial challenges and debt How to approach your community of family and friends for help Budgeting your finances with the future in mind Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) YNAB: You Need A Budget (https://www.ynab.com/) Podcast Episode 256: Quick Tips – Budgeting for the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-256-quick-tips-budgeting-for-the-bar-exam/) How to Prepare for the Bar on a Budget (https://barexamtoolbox.com/how-to-prepare-for-the-bar-on-a-budget/) Why I Packed My Own Lunch for the Bar Exam (And Maybe You Should Too) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/why-i-packed-my-own-lunch-for-the-bar-exam-and-maybe-you-should-too/) Post Bar Trips on a Budget (https://barexamtoolbox.com/post-bar-trips-on-a-budget/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-259-how-to-minimize-borrowing-for-the-bar-exam-w-jesse-mecham-from-ynab/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/22/202440 minutes, 37 seconds
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258: Keys to Bar Exam Success with Themis (w/Rebecca Petrilli)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today we're excited to be speaking with our guest Rebecca Petrilli from Themis Bar Review. We'll share our top 10 tips for using your bar review program to its full capacity to achieve better writing and MBE scores. Note: This episode is brought to you by Themis Bar Review – the gold standard in bar exam preparation. Right now, Themis has a special offer for Bar Exam Toolbox podcast listeners. If you sign up for their July 2024 bar review course, you can get a $500 discount using the promo code BAREXAMTB500. (This offer is valid until midnight Central Standard Time on May 20th, 2024.) In this episode, we discuss: How Themis's personalized study schedule works Getting feedback on your essays and multiple choice questions What does Themis do to support students with regard to memorizing the law? Building in breaks into your study routine Making a plan for how to triage if you fall behind on your studying Tips for part-time bar studiers Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) Themis Bar Review (https://www.themisbar.com/) UWorld (https://www.uworld.com/) UWorld MBE QBank (https://legal.uworld.com/mbe/) Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things, by Adam Grant (https://adamgrant.net/book/hidden-potential/) Podcast Episode 78: Learning Through Mistakes in Bar Prep (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-78-learning-through-mistakes-in-bar-prep/) Podcast Episode 155: Creating a Study Schedule for the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-155-creating-a-study-schedule-for-the-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 244: Spaced Repetition and Memorization During Bar Prep (w/Gabe Teninbaum) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-spaced-repetition-and-memorization-during-bar-prep-w-gabe-teninbaum/) Podcast Episode 253: Bar Exam Best Practices – Creating Good Habits (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-253-bar-exam-best-practices-creating-good-habits/) Podcast Episode 254: Quick Tips – Best Habits for Studying for the Bar Exam While Working (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-254-quick-tips-best-habits-for-studying-for-the-bar-exam-while-working/) Things to Consider When Choosing Your Bar Prep Course (https://barexamtoolbox.com/things-to-consider-when-choosing-your-bar-prep-course/) How to Pass the Bar By Doing What Makes You the Most Uncomfortable (https://barexamtoolbox.com/how-to-pass-the-bar-by-doing-what-makes-you-the-most-uncomfortable/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-258-keys-to-bar-exam-success-with-themis-w-rebecca-petrilli/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/15/202445 minutes, 21 seconds
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257: Listen and Learn -- Consideration (Contract Law)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, in an episode from our "Listen and Learn" series, we're discussing an important concept from Contract Law - consideration - which is one of the three requirements of contract formation.  In this episode, we discuss: The three requirements of contract formation What is consideration? The two ways in which consideration can be provided The situations in which there is never valid consideration Examples from previous California bar exams Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2008 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202008%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2006 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202006%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2002 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/July-2002-CBX.pdf) Podcast Episode 95: Listen and Learn – Promissory Estoppel (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-95-listen-and-learn-promissory-estoppel/) Podcast Episode 161: Listen and Learn – Contract Formation (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-161-listen-and-learn-contract-formation/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-257-listen-and-learn-consideration-contract-law/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/8/202419 minutes, 58 seconds
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256: Quick Tips -- Budgeting for the Bar Exam

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we're discussing just how much it can cost you to sit for the bar exam, as well as some mitigation strategies to try to reduce the cost and help cover any shortfalls.  In this episode, we discuss: Researching the costs and fees associated with the bar exam in your state Choosing a bar prep course Some mitigation strategies to help reduce your expenses Pros and cons of working during bar prep Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) Themis Bar Review (https://www.themisbar.com/) Budgeting for the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/budgeting-for-the-bar-exam/) Making Your Budget During Bar Preparation (https://barexamtoolbox.com/managing-your-budget-during-bar-preparation/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-256-quick-tips-budgeting-for-the-bar-exam/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/1/202416 minutes, 59 seconds
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255: Quick Tips -- Best Bar Exam Study Habits for Takers w/ ADHD

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Quick Tips" series, we're talking about best habits for studying for the bar exam if you're coping with ADHD or ADD.  In this episode, we discuss: Creating a detailed study schedule Employing the Pomodoro Technique for time management Using different learning styles and strategies for memorizing the law Outlining and planning your essays and performance tests Making step-by-step attack plans Doing a quick review of the work you've done each day Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) Pomodoro Technique (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_Technique) Law School Toolbox Podcast Episode 72: Seeking Accommodations in Law School and on the Bar Exam (with Dr. Jared Maloff) (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/podcast-episode-72-seeking-accommodations-law-school-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 15: How to Study for the Bar If You’re an Auditory Learner (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-15-how-to-study-for-the-bar-if-youre-an-auditory-learner/) Podcast Episode 16: How to Study for the Bar as a Visual Learner (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-16-how-to-study-for-the-bar-exam-as-a-visual-learner/) Podcast Episode 17: How to Study for the Bar If You’re a Kinesthetic Learner (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-17-how-to-study-for-the-bar-if-youre-a-kinesthetic-learner/) Podcast Episode 245: Quick Tips – Memorization Techniques for the Different Learning Styles (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-245-quick-tips-memorization-techniques-for-the-different-learning-styles/) Navigating the Bar Exam with ADHD: Embracing Neurodivergence for Success (https://barexamtoolbox.com/navigating-the-bar-exam-with-adhd-embracing-neurodivergence-for-success/) Bar Study Tips for Students with ADHD (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-study-tips-for-students-with-adhd/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-255-quick-tips-best-bar-exam-study-habits-for-takers-with-adhd/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/25/202414 minutes, 44 seconds
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254: Quick Tips -- Best Habits for Studying for the Bar Exam While Working

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Quick Tips" series, we're talking about best habits for studying for the bar exam while working full-time or part-time.  In this episode, we discuss: Creating a bar exam study schedule Evaluating the topics on which to spend more time When to begin studying Finding a bar review provider and/or tutor that work with your schedule Avoiding burnout during bar prep Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) AdaptiBar (https://www.adaptibar.com/) UWorld (https://www.adaptibar.com/) Podcast Episode 26: 10 Tips for Working & Studying for the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-26-10-tips-for-working-studying-for-the-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 52: Avoiding Burnout While Studying for the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-52-avoiding-burnout-while-studying-for-the-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 82: Tips for Long-Term Bar Exam Studiers (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-82-tips-for-long-term-bar-exam-studiers/) Working While Studying? “Play” Bar Prep Like You’re Playing Risk (https://barexamtoolbox.com/working-while-studying-play-bar-prep-like-youre-playing-risk/) Managing Full-Time Work and Studying (https://barexamtoolbox.com/managing-full-time-work-and-studying/) Working and Studying for the Bar? 5 Reasons to Be Confident (https://barexamtoolbox.com/working-and-studying-for-the-bar-5-reasons-to-be-confident/) Working + Bar Prep: A Post-Grad Perspective (https://barexamtoolbox.com/working-bar-prep-a-post-grad-perspective/) How to Create a Bar Exam Study Schedule (https://barexamtoolbox.com/how-to-create-a-bar-exam-study-schedule/) Should You Start Studying Early for the Bar Exam? (https://barexamtoolbox.com/should-you-start-studying-early-for-the-bar-exam/) Selecting the Right Bar Review Provider for You (https://barexamtoolbox.com/selecting-the-right-bar-review-provider-for-you/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-254-quick-tips-best-habits-for-studying-for-the-bar-exam-while-working/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/18/20249 minutes, 11 seconds
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253: Bar Exam Best Practices - Creating Good Habits

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we're talking about creating great bar exam study habits and ones that would be useful in your life in general. In this episode, we discuss: Learning through doing the things that make you uncomfortable Finding your learning style Why you should allow yourself to make mistakes Time-tracking your daily activities Using spaced repetition to memorize information Keeping your focus while studying Stacking new habits onto existing ones Resources: Writing of the Week (WOW) Bar Essay Workshop (https://barexamtoolbox.com/writing-of-the-week-wow-bar-essay-workshop/) Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things, by Adam Grant (https://adamgrant.net/book/hidden-potential/) Forest app (https://www.forestapp.cc/) Podcast Episode 30: Changing Bad Bar Exam Study Habits and Setting Useful Goals (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-30-changing-bad-bar-exam-study-habits-and-setting-useful-goals/) Podcast Episode 125: Best Practices for Studying for an Online Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-125-best-practices-for-studying-for-an-online-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 211: Building New Habits While Studying for the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-211-building-new-habits-while-studying-for-the-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 221: Quick Tips – Tools for Handling Distractions During Bar Study (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-221-quick-tips-tools-for-handling-distractions-during-bar-study/) Podcast Episode 244: Spaced Repetition and Memorization During Bar Prep (w/Gabe Teninbaum) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-spaced-repetition-and-memorization-during-bar-prep-w-gabe-teninbaum/) Podcast Episode 245: Quick Tips – Memorization Techniques for the Different Learning Styles (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-245-quick-tips-memorization-techniques-for-the-different-learning-styles/) How to Pass the Bar By Doing What Makes You the Most Uncomfortable (https://barexamtoolbox.com/how-to-pass-the-bar-by-doing-what-makes-you-the-most-uncomfortable/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-253-bar-exam-best-practices-creating-good-habits/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/11/202435 minutes, 43 seconds
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252: Listen and Learn -- Property-Based Intentional Torts

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, in an episode from our "Listen and Learn" series, we're discussing property intentional torts and their specific defenses.  In this episode, we discuss: A brief review of intentional torts When is a defendant liable for trespass to land? The differences between trespass to chattels and conversion  The necessity defense for property intentional torts The case Vincent v. Lake Erie Transportation Co. Two hypos from previous California bar exams involving property intentional torts  Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2016 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/February2016CBX_QuestionsSelectedAnswers_R.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2022 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/February-2022-CBX-Essay-Qs-and-Selected-Answers.pdf) Vincent v. Lake Erie Transportation Co. (https://www.casebriefs.com/blog/law/torts/torts-keyed-to-epstein/intentionally-inflicted-harm-the-prima-facie-case-and-defenses/vincent-v-lake-erie-transportation-co-2/) Podcast Episode 39: Tackling a California Bar Exam Essay: Real Property (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-39-tackling-a-california-bar-exam-essay-real-property/) Podcast Episode 65: Tackling an MEE Real Property Essay Question (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-65-tackling-an-mee-real-property-essay-question/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-252-listen-and-learn-property-based-intentional-torts/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/4/202421 minutes, 35 seconds
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251: Listen and Learn -- Present and Future Estates (Part 2)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, we're diving into the second part of our discussion on present estates and future interests. In the previous episode we reviewed the default property interest, the fee simple absolute, and defeasible fees. In this episode we're covering life estates, reversions, and remainders. In this episode, we discuss: A review of the fee simple absolute Life estates Reversions and remainders Taxes and mortgage payments for a life estate Examples illustrating the above concepts Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2008 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202008%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2003 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/February%202003%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) Podcast Episode 39: Tackling a California Bar Exam Essay: Real Property (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-39-tackling-a-california-bar-exam-essay-real-property/) Podcast Episode 65: Tackling an MEE Real Property Essay Question (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-65-tackling-an-mee-real-property-essay-question/) Podcast Episode 250: Listen and Learn – Present and Future Estates (Part 1) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-250-listen-and-learn-present-and-future-estates-part-1/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-251-listen-and-learn-present-and-future-estates-part-2/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
2/26/202418 minutes, 46 seconds
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250: Listen and Learn -- Present and Future Estates (Part 1)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! In this episode, we're diving into a topic from Property Law -- Present and Future Estates. In this first part of a two-part series, we discuss the default property interest, the fee simple absolute and defeasible fees, along with the corresponding future interests. Next week we'll cover life estates, reversions, and remainders. In this episode, we discuss: The definition of present estates and future interests The fee simple absolute Types of defeasible fees Shifting and springing executory interests Examples illustrating the above concepts Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2011 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202011%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2015 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/July2015_CBXSelectedAnswers_EssayQuestions1-6_R.pdf) Podcast Episode 39: Tackling a California Bar Exam Essay: Real Property (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-39-tackling-a-california-bar-exam-essay-real-property/) Podcast Episode 65: Tackling an MEE Real Property Essay Question (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-65-tackling-an-mee-real-property-essay-question/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-250-listen-and-learn-present-and-future-estates-part-1/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
2/19/202422 minutes, 11 seconds
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249: Quick Tips -- How to Prepare for the NextGen Bar Exam While Still in Law School

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, we're continuing our discussion of the NextGen Bar Exam with a few tips on what classes and skills to focus on in law school for a more seamless bar prep experience down the line. In this episode, we discuss: An overview of the NextGen Bar Exam and how it's different from the UBE The nine bodies of law tested on the NextGen Bar that require memorization Learning practical client skills through related courses and clinics Strengthening your legal writing and critical reading skills Resources at your law school to use in preparation for the bar exam Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) NCBE: NextGen Bar Exam Content Scope (https://nextgenbarexam.ncbex.org/pdfviewer/ncbe-nextgen-content-scope-may-24-2023/) NCBE: NextGen Bar Exam FAQs About Recommendations (https://nextgenbarexam.ncbex.org/faqs/) NCBE: NextGen Bar Exam Sample Questions (https://nextgenbarexam.ncbex.org/nextgen-sample-questions/) Podcast Episode 83: Honing Your Mindset for Bar Exam Studying (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-83-honing-your-mindset-for-bar-exam-studying/) Podcast Episode 198: The NextGen Bar Exam (w/Doretta McGinnis) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-198-the-nextgen-bar-exam-w-doretta-mcginnis/) Podcast Episode 248: Considerations for the NextGen Bar Exam (Plus Questions We Still Have!) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-248-considerations-for-the-nextgen-bar-exam-plus-questions-we-still-have/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-249-quick-tips-how-to-prepare-for-the-nextgen-bar-exam-while-still-in-law-school/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
2/12/202412 minutes, 32 seconds
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248: Considerations for the NextGen Bar Exam (Plus Questions We Still Have!)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about the format and scope of the NextGen Bar Exam, which will eventually replace the UBE. The first administration of the new bar exam format is scheduled for July 2026. In this episode, we discuss: Timeline for replacing the UBE with the NextGen Bar Exam The subject matters and skills that will be tested The three question types planned for the new exam What classes to take in law school to help you be better prepared for the bar Score portability of the NextGen exam to different jurisdictions A few sample questions from the NCBE website Resources: NCBE: NextGen Bar Exam Content Scope (https://nextgenbarexam.ncbex.org/pdfviewer/ncbe-nextgen-content-scope-may-24-2023/) NCBE: NextGen Bar Exam FAQs About Recommendations (https://nextgenbarexam.ncbex.org/faqs/) NCBE: NextGen Bar Exam Sample Questions (https://nextgenbarexam.ncbex.org/nextgen-sample-questions/) Podcast Episode 83: Honing Your Mindset for Bar Exam Studying (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-83-honing-your-mindset-for-bar-exam-studying/) Podcast Episode 198: The NextGen Bar Exam (w/Doretta McGinnis) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-198-the-nextgen-bar-exam-w-doretta-mcginnis/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-248-considerations-for-the-nextgen-bar-exam-plus-questions-we-still-have/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
2/5/202432 minutes, 53 seconds
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247: Listen and Learn -- Negligence: Factual Causation

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we're focusing on one of the most highly-tested topics on the bar exam: Negligence. In particular, we're talking about the different ways in which factual causation can be proved. In this episode, we discuss: Review of the elements of negligence What is factual causation and the five tests that are used to prove it Analyzing two hypos from previous California bar exams Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2019 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/Feb2019_CBX_SelectedAnswers.EssayQuestions_R.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2017 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/Jul2017_CBXSelectedAnswers_EssayQuestions1-5.pdf) Summers v. Tice (https://casetext.com/case/summers-v-tice) Sindell v. Abbott Laboratories (https://wiki.harvard.edu/confluence/display/GNME/Sindell+v.+Abbott+Laboratories) Podcast Episode 186: Listen and Learn – Negligence: Proximate Cause (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-186-listen-and-learn-negligence-proximate-cause/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-247-listen-and-learn-negligence-factual-causation/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/29/202419 minutes, 16 seconds
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246: Listen and Learn -- Amendments to Pleadings (Civ Pro)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, in our "Listen and Learn" series, we're discussing the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure – more specifically Rule 15, which deals with the instances in which a party can amend their pleading. In this episode, we discuss: A quick refresh on the statute of limitations The three major circumstances under which a party is likely to seek to amend their complaint Amending a party's pleading before the statute of limitations has run out How a plaintiff establishes that their amended complaint relates back to the original filing, if the statute of limitations has run out A look at the cases Krupski v. Costa Crociere and Singletary v. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, in which the plaintiffs sought to amend their complaints Analyzing two hypos from pervious California bar exams  Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2011 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202011%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2013 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/February-2013-CBX%20Selected%20Answers%20Essays.pdf) Krupski v. Costa Crociere (https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/560/538/) Singletary v. Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (https://caselaw.findlaw.com/court/us-3rd-circuit/1039805.html) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-246-listen-and-learn-amendments-to-pleadings-civ-pro/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/22/202419 minutes, 51 seconds
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245: Quick Tips -- Memorization Techniques for the Different Learning Styles

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about memorization for the bar exam. In particular, we discuss several memorization techniques and provide examples to illustrate each one. We also talk about adapting these techniques to the different learning styles. Lastly, we go over some general memorization tips that all bar exam studiers should follow. In this episode, we discuss: Brief review of the three main types of learners How mnemonics can be used by the different types of learners What is the "memory palace" technique? "Chunking" pieces of information into groups for easier memorization How is the "rubber duck method" used for learning? The benefits of spaced repetition Some general tips that all students should remember when studying for the bar exam Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) Spaced Repetition Systems, LLC (https://www.spacedrepetition.com/) Podcast Episode 42: Memorization Techniques for the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-42-memorization-techniques-for-the-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 118: More on Memorization for the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-118-more-on-memorization-for-the-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 191: Quick Tips – Using Spaced Repetition to Memorize (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-191-quick-tips-using-spaced-repetition-to-memorize/) Podcast Episode 199: Using Spaced Repetition for Your Law School and Bar Exam Studies (w/Gabriel Teninbaum) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-199-using-spaced-repetition-for-your-law-school-and-bar-exam-studies-w-gabriel-teninbaum/) Podcast Episode 244: Spaced Repetition and Memorization During Bar Prep (w/Gabe Teninbaum) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-244-spaced-repetition-and-memorization-during-bar-prep-w-gabe-teninbaum/) Memorization Tips for Bar Exam Success (https://barexamtoolbox.com/memorization-tips-for-bar-exam-success/) Targeted Bar Exam Study Strategies for Memorization, Different Learning Styles, and More (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-study-strategies/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-245-quick-tips-memorization-techniques-for-the-different-learning-styles/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/15/202414 minutes, 40 seconds
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244: Spaced Repetition and Memorization During Bar Prep (w/Gabe Teninbaum)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today we're excited to have guest Gabe Teninbaum back on the podcast. He is a law professor and creator of spacedrepetition.com and we're talking with him about memorization for the bar exam.  Note: If you’re interested in checking out spacedrepetition.com for yourself, you can use the coupon code TOOLBOX15 for 15% off any product on the website. In this episode, we discuss: How Gabe become interested in helping people improve their ability to memorize information Scientific research backing spaced repetition How the platform spacedrepetition.com works Where do students tend to struggle when they're trying to memorize for the bar? What is Gabe's most important piece of advice for bar exam memorization? How is generative AI shaping legal education and legal practice? Resources: Spaced Repetition Systems, LLC (https://www.spacedrepetition.com/) Paxton AI (https://www.paxton.ai/) Casetext (https://casetext.com/) Claude (https://claude.ai/login) Emanuel Law in a Flash Series (https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/8AEB98DB-EF14-4B68-89B4-45F3902D31F6) Podcast Episode 42: Memorization Techniques for the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-42-memorization-techniques-for-the-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 118: More on Memorization for the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-118-more-on-memorization-for-the-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 191: Quick Tips – Using Spaced Repetition to Memorize (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-191-quick-tips-using-spaced-repetition-to-memorize/) Podcast Episode 199: Using Spaced Repetition for Your Law School and Bar Exam Studies (w/Gabriel Teninbaum) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-199-using-spaced-repetition-for-your-law-school-and-bar-exam-studies-w-gabriel-teninbaum/) Can Spaced Repetition Help You Learn the Law? (https://barexamtoolbox.com/can-spaced-repetition-help-learn-law/) Why Waiting to Memorize Until the Last Two Weeks Is a Bad Idea (https://barexamtoolbox.com/waiting-memorize-last-two-weeks-bad-idea/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-244-spaced-repetition-and-memorization-during-bar-prep-w-gabe-teninbaum/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/8/202429 minutes, 22 seconds
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243: Listen and Learn -- Professional Responsibility: Prosecutors' Duties

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, in our "Listen and Learn" series, we review the professional rules regarding the duties owed by prosecutors when bringing criminal charges. We also look at how these issues might show up on the bar by going through a question from the 2009 California exam.  In this episode, we discuss: The duties of a prosecutor during a criminal trial Issues of fairness to opposing party and counsel Analyzing a question from the July 2009 California bar exam Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2009 (https://nwculaw.edu/pdf/bar/July%202009%20Essays%20and%20Sample%20Answers.pdf) Podcast Episode 24: Tackling a California Bar Exam Essay: Professional Responsibility and Evidence (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-24-tackling-a-california-bar-exam-essay-professional-responsibility-and-evidence/) Podcast Episode 194: Quick Tips – The MPRE (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-194-quick-tips-the-mpre/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-243-listen-and-learn-professional-responsibility-prosecutors-duties/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
12/18/202311 minutes, 6 seconds
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242: Quick Tips -- How to Avoid Running Out of Time on the Performance Test (PT)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Quick Tips" series, we're talking about how to avoid running out of time on the performance test, and what to do in case that happens. In this episode, we discuss: Planning for how you're going to split up the allotted time for the PT Practical steps you can take to speed up each of the reading, planning, and writing stages How to avoid panicking, get unstuck, and write your best possible answer if you are running out of time Resources: How to Ace the Performance Test with Bar Exam Toolbox (https://barexamtoolbox.com/how-to-ace-the-performance-test-with-bar-exam-toolbox/) Podcast Episode 9: Mastering the Performance Test (w/Doretta McGinnis) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-9-mastering-the-performance-test-w-doretta-mcginnis/) Podcast Episode 241: Overcoming Common Performance Test Problems (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-241-overcoming-common-performance-test-problems/) Managing the Clock on a 90-Minute Performance Test (https://barexamtoolbox.com/managing-the-clock-on-a-90-minute-performance-test/) Five Common Issues on the Performance Test and How to Fix Them (https://barexamtoolbox.com/five-common-issues-performance-test-fix/) Strategies for Common Performance Test Issues (https://barexamtoolbox.com/strategies-for-common-performance-test-issues/) Three Things to Do to Raise Your Performance Test Scores (https://barexamtoolbox.com/three-things-to-do-to-raise-your-performance-test-scores/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-242-quick-tips-how-to-avoid-running-out-of-time-on-the-performance-test-pt/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
12/11/202313 minutes, 2 seconds
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241: Overcoming Common Performance Test Problems

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about common struggles with the bar exam performance test and strategies for overcoming them. In this episode, we discuss: What is the purpose of the performance test? Some of the most common ways people struggle on the PT Managing your time for reading, planning, and writing Tips for writing successful PT answers The 80/20 rule for getting the most points on the test! Resources: How to Ace the Performance Test with Bar Exam Toolbox (https://barexamtoolbox.com/how-to-ace-the-performance-test-with-bar-exam-toolbox/) Podcast Episode 9: Mastering the Performance Test (w/Doretta McGinnis) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-9-mastering-the-performance-test-w-doretta-mcginnis/) Managing the Clock on a 90-Minute Performance Test (https://barexamtoolbox.com/managing-the-clock-on-a-90-minute-performance-test/) Five Common Issues on the Performance Test and How to Fix Them (https://barexamtoolbox.com/five-common-issues-performance-test-fix/) Strategies for Common Performance Test Issues (https://barexamtoolbox.com/strategies-for-common-performance-test-issues/) Three Things to Do to Raise Your Performance Test Scores (https://barexamtoolbox.com/three-things-to-do-to-raise-your-performance-test-scores/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-241-overcoming-common-performance-test-problems/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
12/4/202331 minutes, 33 seconds
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240: Quick Tips -- Tackling the Bar Exam with ADHD

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! If you've recently received an ADHD diagnosis as an adult, you might be feeling daunted by the prospect of conquering the intense bar exam prep process. Join us for this episode as we build a game plan to help you navigate this challenge and be successful on the exam.  In this episode, we discuss: How does ADHD manifest itself in adults? Things you might particularly struggle with during bar prep if you have ADHD Creating an optimal environment for studying Tools that can help you stay focused What to do when you feel mental fatigue setting in Applying for accommodations on the bar exam Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) Forest app (https://www.forestapp.cc/) Freedom app (https://freedom.to/) Anki app (https://www.ankiapp.com/) Pomodoro Technique (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_Technique) Podcast Episode 60: Applying for Accommodations on the Bar Exam (w/Elizabeth Knox) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-60-applying-for-accommodations-on-the-bar-exam-w-elizabeth-knox/) Bar Study Tips for Students with ADHD (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-study-tips-for-students-with-adhd/) Navigating the Bar Exam with ADHD: Embracing Neurodivergence for Success (https://barexamtoolbox.com/navigating-the-bar-exam-with-adhd-embracing-neurodivergence-for-success/) Technology, Structure, and Community Help You Stay Focused During Bar Prep (https://barexamtoolbox.com/technology-structure-and-community-help-you-stay-focused-during-bar-prep/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-240-quick-tips-tackling-the-bar-exam-with-adhd/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
11/27/202312 minutes, 16 seconds
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239: Quick Tips -- How Journaling Can Help You Stay on Task During Bar Prep

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! In today's episode, we explore how journaling can be used to help you stay on task, manage your stress, and give you a significant edge in your bar exam prep. In this episode, we discuss: The unique challenges of the bar exam The benefits of journaling for bar takers Different types of journaling Practical tips for effective journaling Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) Podcast Episode 57: Using Mindfulness Techniques in Your Bar Exam Preparation (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-57-using-mindfulness-techniques-in-your-bar-exam-preparation/) Podcast Episode 231: Sustaining Mental Health During Bar Study and Beyond (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-231-sustaining-mental-health-during-bar-study-and-beyond/) Tricks for Staying on Track and Avoiding Distractions When Studying for the Bar (https://barexamtoolbox.com/tricks-for-staying-on-track-and-avoiding-distractions-when-studying-for-the-bar/) How to Keep Yourself on Task While Studying for the Bar (https://barexamtoolbox.com/keep-task-studying-bar/) Making the Most of Bar Exam Breaks: Maximizing Your Free Time for Success and Well-Being (https://barexamtoolbox.com/making-the-most-of-bar-exam-breaks-maximizing-your-free-time-for-success-and-well-being/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-239-quick-tips-how-journaling-can-help-you-stay-on-task-during-bar-prep/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
11/13/202311 minutes, 13 seconds
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238: Managing Self-Sabotaging Behavior with a Solid Study Schedule

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! In this episode, we're talking about setting up a solid study schedule to protect yourself from self-sabotage during bar prep. In this episode, we discuss: The dangers of overstudying and understudying Avoiding distractions during bar prep Planning around big life events When should you start doing practice and how much time to devote to it?  How to set up a good schedule that will keep you on track and help you avoid self-sabotage Resources: The Brainy Bar Bank: Streamlining Bar Study (https://barexamtoolbox.com/brainy-bar-bank/) Writing of the Week (WOW) Bar Essay Workshop (https://barexamtoolbox.com/writing-of-the-week-wow-bar-essay-workshop/) "Listen and Learn" series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) SmartBarPrep (https://smartbarprep.com/) Podcast Episode 136: Outlining on the Remote Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-136-outlining-on-the-remote-bar-exam/) Writing Practice, From Week One Until the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/writing-practice-from-week-one-until-the-bar-exam/) When You Should Start Doing Partial or Full Practice Exams (https://barexamtoolbox.com/when-you-should-start-doing-partial-or-full-practice-exams/) Start Early, Practice Often: Developing a Study Schedule (https://barexamtoolbox.com/start-early-practice-often-developing-a-study-schedule/) Steps to Making Your Own Bar Exam Study Schedule (https://barexamtoolbox.com/steps-to-making-your-own-bar-exam-study-schedule/) Tricks for Staying on Track and Avoiding Distractions When Studying for the Bar (https://barexamtoolbox.com/tricks-for-staying-on-track-and-avoiding-distractions-when-studying-for-the-bar/) How to Pass the Bar by Doing What Makes You the Most Uncomfortable (https://barexamtoolbox.com/how-to-pass-the-bar-by-doing-what-makes-you-the-most-uncomfortable/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-238-managing-self-sabotaging-behavior-with-a-solid-study-schedule/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
11/6/202333 minutes, 8 seconds
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237: Listen and Learn -- Discovery (Civ Pro)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, we're focusing on an important Civil Procedure topic: Discovery. We look at the process during which the parties exchange information with each other through required initial disclosures, the "meet and confer" conference, and depositions. In this episode, we discuss: A review of the scope of discovery The initial disclosure requirements under Rule 26(a) The "meet and confer" conference under Rule 26(f) Rules specific to taking depositions of parties Analyzing two hypos involving discovery Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2015 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/Feb2015_CBXSelectedAnswers_EssayQuestions1-6_R.pdf) Podcast Episode 204: Listen and Learn – Scope of Discovery and the Work-Product Privilege (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-204-listen-and-learn-scope-of-discovery-and-the-work-product-privilege/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-237-quick-tips-discovery-civ-pro/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
10/30/202321 minutes, 48 seconds
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236: Quick Tips -- Framing Failure as Feedback

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, in an episode from our "Quick Tips" series, we're looking at ways to get in the right mindset for studying again if you've failed the bar exam, and how to use your score report as a starting point. In this episode, we discuss: What can you learn from your score report? Visualization techniques Daily prompts for setting and evaluating your goals Positive affirmations to use throughout bar prep The benefits of mindfulness and meditation Specific mindfulness activities to try Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) I Failed the Bar! (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-strategies-for-different-types-of-students/#bar-exam-failure) Podcast Episode 25: How to Interpret Your Bar Exam Score Report (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-25-how-to-interpret-your-bar-exam-score-report/) Podcast Episode 57: Using Mindfulness Techniques in Your Bar Exam Preparation (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-57-using-mindfulness-techniques-in-your-bar-exam-preparation/) Can Meditation Help You Prepare for the Bar Exam? (https://barexamtoolbox.com/can-meditation-help-you-prepare-for-the-bar-exam/) 10 Steps of Yoga Nidra (https://www.yogajournal.com/meditation/meditation-classes/10-steps-of-yoga-nidra/) Ways to Bring Positivity Into Bar Studies (https://barexamtoolbox.com/ways-to-bring-positivity-into-bar-studies/) Tools for Bar Exam Success: Bar Exam Mind – A Book Review (https://barexamtoolbox.com/tools-for-success-bar-exam-mind-a-book-review/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-236-quick-tips-framing-failure-as-feedback/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
10/23/202311 minutes
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235: Quick Tips -- How to Balance Parenting with Bar Exam Study

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! In this episode from our "Quick Tips" series, we're talking about how to balance parenting, or really any life commitments, with studying for the bar exam. In this episode, we discuss: Communicating with your child throughout bar prep Dedicating intentional time to spend with your kids Establishing and maintaining a positive mindset Identifying and relying on your support group Planning your schedule in advance and being prepared to be flexible Making time to recharge your batteries Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) Podcast Episode 52: Avoiding Burnout While Studying for the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-52-avoiding-burnout-while-studying-for-the-bar-exam/) Time Management for the Bar (https://barexamtoolbox.com/time-management-for-the-bar/) Tips for Surviving Bar Prep as a New Parent (https://barexamtoolbox.com/tips-for-surviving-bar-prep-as-a-new-parent/) Being a Parent During Bar Prep: The Ultimate Test in Multitasking (https://barexamtoolbox.com/being-a-parent-during-bar-prep-the-ultimate-test-in-multitasking/) Bar Exam Tips: How Do You Recommend Studying While Balancing Family Responsibilities? (https://barexamtoolbox.com/how-do-you-recommend-studying-while-balancing-family-responsibilities/) Five Tips for Balancing Bar Exam Prep with Work and Life Responsibilities (https://barexamtoolbox.com/five-tips-for-balancing-bar-exam-prep-with-work-and-life-responsibilities/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-235-quick-tips-how-to-balance-parenting-with-bar-exam-study/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
10/16/202316 minutes, 25 seconds
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234: Rebounding from a Bar Exam Failure

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, we're discussing how to process your negative emotions after failing the bar exam and move forward in the most productive way. In this episode, we discuss: What is your score report telling you? How to find what works for you and change your study routine accordingly Having real conversations with your job Thinking about whether you should postpone retaking the exam Knowing how and who to approach for help Applying for bar exam accommodations Resources: I Failed the Bar! (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-strategies-for-different-types-of-students/#bar-exam-failure) SmartBarPrep (https://smartbarprep.com/) Regan Robinson, Futurist (https://www.linkedin.com/in/reganrobinson/) Podcast Episode 5: Career-Related Bar Exam Issues (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-5-career-related-bar-exam-issues/) Podcast Episode 42: Memorization Techniques for the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-42-memorization-techniques-for-the-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 52: Avoiding Burnout While Studying for the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-52-avoiding-burnout-while-studying-for-the-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 60: Applying for Accommodations on the Bar Exam (w/Elizabeth Knox) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-60-applying-for-accommodations-on-the-bar-exam-w-elizabeth-knox/) Podcast Episode 199: Using Spaced Repetition for Your Law School and Bar Exam Studies (w/Gabriel Teninbaum) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-199-using-spaced-repetition-for-your-law-school-and-bar-exam-studies-w-gabriel-teninbaum/) Famous People Who Failed the Bar But Did Okay in the End (https://barexamtoolbox.com/famous-people-who-failed-the-bar-but-did-okay-in-the-end/) The Question I've Never Been Asked About the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/question-ive-never-asked-bar-exam/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-234-rebounding-from-a-bar-exam-failure/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
10/9/202334 minutes, 42 seconds
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233: Listen and Learn -- Impeachment (Part 2)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! In part one of our two-part series on the topic of Impeachment, we discussed discrediting a witness's character. Today, we're focusing on testimony impeachment – that is, discrediting a witness's testimony.  In this episode, we discuss: How opposing counsel might discredit a witness's character Evidence of prior inconsistent statements Questioning a witness's ability to observe, remember, or relate the facts being testified to Using hearsay to impeach declarants Analyzing two hypos involving impeachment Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2017 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/CBXFeb2017_Selected_EssayQuestions1-6_R.pdf) Podcast Episode 89: Listen and Learn – What Is Hearsay? (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-89-listen-and-learn-what-is-hearsay/) Podcast Episode 143: Listen and Learn – More Hearsay Exceptions (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-143-listen-and-learn-more-hearsay-exceptions/) Podcast Episode 232: Listen and Learn – Impeachment (Part 1) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-232-listen-and-learn-impeachment-part-1/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-233-listen-and-learn-impeachment-part-2/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
10/2/202317 minutes, 57 seconds
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232: Listen and Learn -- Impeachment (Part 1)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, we're diving into part one of a two-part series on the topic of Impeachment. Specifically, we're focusing on character impeachment – that is, discrediting the credibility of a witness. In this episode, we discuss: What is witness impeachment? Demonstration of bias Examining a witness's character for truthfulness Evidence of prior bad acts and convictions Analyzing two questions from previous bar exams Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2016 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/February2016CBX_QuestionsSelectedAnswers_R.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2020 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/February-2020-Essay-Selected-Answers.pdf) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-232-listen-and-learn-impeachment-part-1/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
9/25/202322 minutes, 15 seconds
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231: Sustaining Mental Health During Bar Study and Beyond

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to welcome Ryan Zajic – a senior legal content developer at UWorld and a licensed attorney in the state of Nebraska, and Dr. Janani Krishnaswami – a certified physician in preventative medicine, internal medicine, and lifestyle. We're talking about the very important topic of mental health for law students and those studying for the bar exam, and in the legal field in general. Thanks to Themis Bar Review, the gold standard in bar exam preparation, for sponsoring this episode! In this episode, we discuss: How our guests got involved in the bar prep world What the results from The 2021 Survey of Law Student Well-Being show What are the primary challenges that students face while studying for the bar? Coping mechanisms you could try if you find yourself struggling during bar prep How Themis and UWorld have developed their programs with mental health and success in mind What our guests would do differently if they had to take difficult exams at this time in their life Resources: Themis Bar Review (https://www.themisbar.com/) UWorld (https://www.uworld.com/) UWorld Legal (https://legal.uworld.com) The 2021 Survey of Law Student Well-Being (https://thebarexaminer.ncbex.org/article/summer-2022/2021-survey-of-law-student-well-being/) Podcast Episode 57: Using Mindfulness Techniques in Your Bar Exam Preparation (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-57-using-mindfulness-techniques-in-your-bar-exam-preparation/) Podcast Episode 211: Building New Habits While Studying for the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-211-building-new-habits-while-studying-for-the-bar-exam/) The Power of a Positive Mindset (https://barexamtoolbox.com/the-power-of-a-positive-mindset/) Why Being on Top of Mental Health Is So Important When Studying for the Bar (https://barexamtoolbox.com/why-being-on-top-of-mental-health-is-so-important-when-studying-for-the-bar/) How to Proactively Develop Good Mental Health Habits During Bar Prep (https://barexamtoolbox.com/how-to-proactively-develop-good-mental-health-habits-during-bar-prep/) Getting Mentally Ready: Let Go, Relax, and Get Out of Your Own Way (https://barexamtoolbox.com/getting-mentally-ready-let-go-relax-and-get-out-of-your-own-way/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-231-sustaining-mental-health-during-bar-study-and-beyond/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
9/18/202348 minutes, 20 seconds
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230: Quick Tips -- How Many Hours Do You Need to Study for the Bar Exam?

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! In this episode from our "Quick Tips" series, we're talking about how many hours you really need to spend studying to pass the bar exam. In this episode, we discuss: Our minimum baseline recommendation for the number of hours you should plan on studying Setting realistic goals for daily and weekly study time How to prioritize your study time Adjusting your study schedule based on your personal circumstances Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) Podcast Episode 51: Making the Most of Your Bar Exam Practice (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-51-making-the-most-of-your-bar-exam-practice/) Podcast Episode 52: Avoiding Burnout While Studying for the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-52-avoiding-burnout-while-studying-for-the-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 60: Applying for Accommodations on the Bar Exam (w/Elizabeth Knox) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-60-applying-for-accommodations-on-the-bar-exam-w-elizabeth-knox/) Podcast Episode 191: Quick Tips – Using Spaced Repetition to Memorize (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-191-quick-tips-using-spaced-repetition-to-memorize/) Podcast Episode 212: Quick Tips – Adding Variety to your Bar Exam Study Routine (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-212-quick-tips-adding-variety-to-your-bar-exam-study-routine/) Managing Full-Time Work and Studying (https://barexamtoolbox.com/managing-full-time-work-and-studying/) Time Management for the Bar (https://barexamtoolbox.com/time-management-for-the-bar/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-230-quick-tips-how-many-hours-do-you-need-to-study-for-the-bar-exam/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
9/11/202313 minutes, 2 seconds
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229: Listen and Learn -- Professional Responsibility: Supervision of Employees in Legal Practice

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! In this episode from our "Listen and Learn" series, we're talking about the ethical rules governing the supervision of employees of a law firm. This is an issue that might be part of a fact pattern involving professional responsibility on the California bar exam, or it could show up on the MPRE. In this episode, we discuss: Responsibilities of senior attorneys or partners who supervise attorney associates The duty owed by a subordinate attorney who completes a task at the direction of the supervising attorney The rule addressing employees of a firm who are not attorneys, but still require supervision Three sample fact patters illustrating the above concepts Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) The Brainy Bar Bank: Streamlining Bar Study (https://barexamtoolbox.com/brainy-bar-bank/) Podcast Episode 24: Tackling a California Bar Exam Essay: Professional Responsibility and Evidence (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-24-tackling-a-california-bar-exam-essay-professional-responsibility-and-evidence/) Podcast Episode 47: Preparing for the MPRE (w/Brittany Raposa) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-47-preparing-for-the-mpre-w-brittany-raposa/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-229-listen-and-learn-professional-responsibility-supervision/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/28/202313 minutes, 17 seconds
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228: Listen and Learn -- Criminal Procedure: Miranda Warnings

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! In this episode from our "Listen and Learn" series, we go through an attack plan for how you might approach a Miranda issue on an exam question, and look at specific rules you'll want to address in your answer. In this episode, we discuss: An attack plan for approaching questions involving Miranda issues The constitutional basis for Miranda warnings The definition of "custodial interrogation" How a suspect can invoke or waive their rights Analyzing two hypos illustrating how Miranda issues show up on an exam Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) The Brainy Bar Bank: Streamlining Bar Study (https://barexamtoolbox.com/brainy-bar-bank/) Miranda v. Arizona (https://www.oyez.org/cases/1965/759) Podcast Episode 128: Listen and Learn – Privilege Against Self-Incrimination and Miranda Rights (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-128-listen-and-learn-privilege-against-self-incrimination-and-miranda-rights/) Podcast Episode 154: Listen and Learn – The Exclusionary Rule (Criminal Law and Procedure) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-154-listen-and-learn-the-exclusionary-rule-criminal-law-and-procedure/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-228-listen-and-learn-criminal-procedure-miranda-warnings/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/21/202319 minutes, 36 seconds
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227: Listen and Learn -- Duty of Candor to the Court

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! In this episode from our "Listen and Learn" series, we're talking about the duty of candor, which you're very likely to see tested on the MPRE; or if you're in California, on an essay question as well. In this episode, we discuss: What the duty of candor encompasses under the ABA and California rules How an attorney can rectify an error, whether intentional or unintentional Analyzing three questions from previous California bar exams involving the duty of candor Candor as it relates to an attorney's reputation and credibility Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) The Brainy Bar Bank: Streamlining Bar Study (https://barexamtoolbox.com/brainy-bar-bank/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2018 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/Feb2018_CBXSelectedAnswers_EssayQuestions.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2014 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/July2014CBX_SelectedAnswersEssays1-6_R.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2013 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/February-2013-CBX%20Selected%20Answers%20Essays.pdf) Podcast Episode 24: Tackling a California Bar Exam Essay: Professional Responsibility and Evidence (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-24-tackling-a-california-bar-exam-essay-professional-responsibility-and-evidence/) Podcast Episode 47: Preparing for the MPRE (w/Brittany Raposa) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-47-preparing-for-the-mpre-w-brittany-raposa/) Professional Responsibility: ABA Rules New to California (https://barexamtoolbox.com/professional-responsibility-aba-rules-new-to-california/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-227-listen-and-learn-duty-of-candor-to-the-court/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/14/202320 minutes, 22 seconds
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226: Listen and Learn -- More Contract Defenses

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! This episode is part two in contract defenses. In part one, we focused on the defenses of mistake, fraudulent misrepresentation, and non-disclosure. Today, we cover three more: incapacity, undue influence, and duress. In this episode, we discuss: What is required to form a valid contract? Individuals protected through the incapacity defense What constitutes "undue influence"? The two types of duress to watch out for in contract formation Analyzing two essay questions related to contract formation and defenses Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) The Brainy Bar Bank: Streamlining Bar Study (https://barexamtoolbox.com/brainy-bar-bank/) Podcast Episode 161: Listen and Learn – Contract Formation (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-161-listen-and-learn-contract-formation/) Podcast Episode 164: Listen and Learn – Contract Defenses (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-164-listen-and-learn-contract-defenses/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-226-listen-and-learn-more-contract-defenses/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
8/7/202323 minutes, 40 seconds
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225: Listen and Learn -- Authentication of Evidence

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're discussing the rules around authentication of evidence, which comes into play when you're dealing with physical or documentary evidence. In this episode, we discuss: Physical vs. testimonial evidence How the different types of physical/documentary evidence are authenticated Items that are considered self-authenticating Analyzing four hypos from previous California bar exams Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) The Brainy Bar Bank: Streamlining Bar Study (https://barexamtoolbox.com/brainy-bar-bank/) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2017 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/CBXFeb2017_Selected_EssayQuestions1-6_R.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2018 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/Essay-Questions-and-Answers.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2014 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/July2014CBX_SelectedAnswersEssays1-6_R.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2012 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/CBXFeb2012_SelectedAnswers_R.pdf) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-225-listen-and-learn-authentication-of-evidence/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/17/202312 minutes, 5 seconds
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224: Listen and Learn -- Service of Process (Civ Pro)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're talking about service of process – a subject that sometimes sneaks into Civil Procedure questions on the bar exam. We'll discuss the general service of process rules under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as well as the California-specific rules. In this episode, we discuss: Serving a summons and complaint to individuals in the United States and in foreign countries under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Serving a corporation or other non-individual Substitute service of process under the California rules Two hypos illustrating service of process issues  Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) The Brainy Bar Bank: Streamlining Bar Study (https://barexamtoolbox.com/brainy-bar-bank/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-224-listen-and-learn-service-of-process-civ-pro/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
7/10/202320 minutes, 25 seconds
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223: Quick Tips -- Balancing Passive and Active Studying for the Bar Exam

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! In this episode, we're talking about the difference between passive learning (such as reading notes or listening to a lecture) and active learning (such as memorization and deep understanding). In this episode, we discuss: How to assess if you're spending most of your time on passive studying What is active studying and why is it more effective? Finding the balance between passive and active studying Why you have to start taking practice exams before you are ready What can lead to burnout quickly during bar prep Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) Podcast Episode 42: Memorization Techniques for the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-42-memorization-techniques-for-the-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 51: Making the Most of Your Bar Exam Practice (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-51-making-the-most-of-your-bar-exam-practice/) Podcast Episode 52: Avoiding Burnout While Studying for the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-52-avoiding-burnout-while-studying-for-the-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 118: More on Memorization for the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-118-more-on-memorization-for-the-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 191: Quick Tips – Using Spaced Repetition to Memorize (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-191-quick-tips-using-spaced-repetition-to-memorize/) Podcast Episode 212: Quick Tips – Adding Variety to your Bar Exam Study Routine (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-212-quick-tips-adding-variety-to-your-bar-exam-study-routine/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-223-quick-tips-balancing-passive-and-active-studying-for-the-bar-exam/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/26/202314 minutes, 2 seconds
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222: Listen and Learn -- Criminal Procedure: Stop and Frisk

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're focusing on Criminal Procedure. Specifically, we're talking about the "stop and frisk" exception to the warrant requirement. For other warrant requirement exceptions, please see Episode 220 of the podcast. In this episode, we discuss: The general attack plan for a Criminal Procedure question When the "stop and frisk" exception to the warrant requirement applies The exclusionary rule and the "fruit of the poisonous tree" doctrine Applying the attack plan to two hypos  Resources: "Listen and Learn" series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) The Brainy Bar Bank: Streamlining Bar Study (https://barexamtoolbox.com/brainy-bar-bank/) Rawlings v. Kentucky (https://www.lexisnexis.com/community/casebrief/p/casebrief-rawlings-v-kentucky) Podcast Episode 70: Tackling a California Bar Exam Essay: Criminal Law and Procedure (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-70-tackling-a-california-bar-exam-essay-criminal-law-and-procedure/) Podcast Episode 128: Listen and Learn – Privilege Against Self-Incrimination and Miranda Rights (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-128-listen-and-learn-privilege-against-self-incrimination-and-miranda-rights/) Podcast Episode 173: Listen and Learn – Criminal Procedure: Warrant Requirements (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-173-listen-and-learn-criminal-procedure-warrant-requirements/) Podcast Episode 220: Listen and Learn – Exceptions to the Warrant Requirement (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-220-listen-and-learn-exceptions-to-the-warrant-requirement/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-222-listen-and-learn-criminal-procedure-stop-and-frisk/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/19/202317 minutes, 59 seconds
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221: Quick Tips -- Tools for Handling Distractions During Bar Study

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Quick Tips" series, we're talking about some tools you can use to handle distractions and optimize your study time during bar prep. In this episode, we discuss: App-blocking and timing tools to help you stay focused Having a "study buddy" without the distractions that can come with it The "Circles" method for organizing your study time How "white noise," "pink noise," and "brown noise" can help you focus Rewarding yourself when you complete a task Daily mindfulness practices Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) Freedom (https://freedom.to/) Think Divergent (https://thinkdivergent.com/) Forest (https://www.forestapp.cc/) Engross (https://engrossapp.com/) The Girl's Guide to Law School: Need to Get More Done in Law School? Try The Circles. (https://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/08/tips-time-management-awesomeness-with-the-circles/) brain.fm (https://www.brain.fm/) stickK (https://www.stickk.com/) InsightTimer (https://insighttimer.com/) Mindfulness Coach (https://mobile.va.gov/app/mindfulness-coach) Smiling Mind (https://www.smilingmind.com.au/) Healthy Minds Program (https://hminnovations.org/meditation-app) How to Avoid Distractions During Bar Study (https://barexamtoolbox.com/how-to-avoid-distractions-during-bar-study/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-221-quick-tips-tools-for-handling-distractions-during-bar-study/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/12/202317 minutes, 11 seconds
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220: Listen and Learn -- Exceptions to the Warrant Requirement

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're discussing Criminal Procedure -- specifically, exceptions to the warrant requirement. In this episode, we discuss: The general attack plan for a Criminal Procedure question The plain view exception The search incident to lawful arrest exception The exclusionary rule Applying the attack plan to two hypos  Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) The Brainy Bar Bank: Streamlining Bar Study (https://barexamtoolbox.com/brainy-bar-bank/) Podcast Episode 70: Tackling a California Bar Exam Essay: Criminal Law and Procedure (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-70-tackling-a-california-bar-exam-essay-criminal-law-and-procedure/) Podcast Episode 128: Listen and Learn -- Privilege Against Self-Incrimination and Miranda Rights (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-128-listen-and-learn-privilege-against-self-incrimination-and-miranda-rights/) Podcast Episode 156: Listen and Learn -- The Fourth Amendment: Informer Tips (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-156-listen-and-learn-the-fourth-amendment-informer-tips/) Podcast Episode 173: Listen and Learn -- Criminal Procedure: Warrant Requirements (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-173-listen-and-learn-criminal-procedure-warrant-requirements/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-220-listen-and-learn-exceptions-to-the-warrant-requirement/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
6/5/202316 minutes, 36 seconds
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219: Quick Tips -- Breathing Exercises for Test-Day Anxiety

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Quick Tips" series, we are talking about how to use breathing techniques to get through test-day anxiety and perform at your best. In this episode, we discuss: What common mistakes happen if your nerves get the better of you during an exam Tactical breathing techniques that combat anxiety Setting up a calming morning and evening routine Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) Podcast Episode 39: Battling Test Anxiety in Law School and on the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-39-battling-test-anxiety-law-school-bar-exam/) Daily Reflections for Bar Exam Study: An Inspirational Companion for Law Students and Experienced Attorneys Taking the Bar, by M. G. Groepler (https://www.amazon.com/Daily-Reflections-Exam-Study-Inspirational/dp/1441464115/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1392156779&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=daily+reflections+on+bar+exam+study) Can This $12.60 Book Help You Pass the Bar Exam? (https://barexamtoolbox.com/can-this-12-60-book-help-you-pass-the-bar-exam/) Test Anxiety and the Bar Exam: How to Cope (https://barexamtoolbox.com/test-anxiety-bar-exam-cope/) Bar Exam Perspective – What To Do If You Have a Panic Attack in the Middle of the Bar Exam? (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-perspective-what-to-do-if-you-have-a-panic-attack-in-the-middle-of-the-bar-exam/) Quick Brain Boosters to Change Your Mood (https://barexamtoolbox.com/quick-brain-boosters-to-change-your-mood/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-219-quick-tips-breathing-exercises-for-test-day-anxiety/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/29/202312 minutes, 54 seconds
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218: Listen and Learn -- Intent Under the Model Penal Code (Criminal Law)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're discussing Criminal Law -- specifically, the four mental states of criminal intent under the Model Penal Code.  In this episode, we discuss: The definitions of each of the states of criminal intent: purpose, knowledge, recklessness, and negligence Analyzing several hypos that illustrate intent under the Model Penal Code Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) The Brainy Bar Bank: Streamlining Bar Study (https://barexamtoolbox.com/brainy-bar-bank/) Podcast Episode 70: Tackling a California Bar Exam Essay: Criminal Law and Procedure (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-70-tackling-a-california-bar-exam-essay-criminal-law-and-procedure/) Podcast Episode 79: Tackling an MEE Criminal Law/Procedure and Evidence Essay (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-79-tackling-an-mee-criminal-law-procedure-and-evidence-essay/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-218-listen-and-learn-intent-under-the-model-penal-code-criminal-law/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/22/202319 minutes, 33 seconds
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217: Quick Tips -- How to Avoid Being Your Own Worst Enemy During Bar Study

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about behaviors and habits that detract from productive studying and ultimately hinder your success on the bar exam. In this episode, we discuss: Sticking to the same study practices that have already proven they don't work for you Straying too far from your daily routine Negative mindset and self-talk Self-sabotage through stalling The dangers of a lack of confidence and over-confidence Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) Podcast Episode 11: Self-Sabotaging Behavior During Bar Prep (w/Ariel Salzer) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-11-self-sabotaging-behavior-during-bar-prep-w-ariel-salzer/) Podcast Episode 83: Honing Your Mindset for Bar Exam Studying (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-83-honing-your-mindset-for-bar-exam-studying/) How to Keep Yourself on Task White Studying for the Bar (https://barexamtoolbox.com/keep-task-studying-bar/) How to Pass the Bar by Doing What Makes You the Most Uncomfortable (https://barexamtoolbox.com/how-to-pass-the-bar-by-doing-what-makes-you-the-most-uncomfortable/) Need to Get More Done in Law School? Try The Circles. (https://thegirlsguidetolawschool.com/08/tips-time-management-awesomeness-with-the-circles/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-217-quick-tips-how-to-avoid-being-your-own-worst-enemy-during-bar-study/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/15/202312 minutes, 32 seconds
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216: Quick Tips -- What to Say to Someone Who Has Failed the Bar Exam

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Quick Tips" series, we're talking about what to say when you find out someone - your friend, partner, family member, or colleague - failed the bar exam. We also share tips about assessing the situation if the person who failed is yourself.  In this episode, we discuss: How the conversation about bar exam failure should start Comments that could be seen as insensitive in the situation Letting the person decide if they want to take the exam again, rather than pushing them to Things you could say that are helpful but not overbearing The two ways in which students who failed the bar usually react How to assess the situation rationally if the person who failed the exam is yourself Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) I Failed: Bar Exam Toolbox resources to help you prepare for re-taking the bar (https://barexamtoolbox.com/i-failed-the-bar-exam/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-216-quick-tips-what-to-say-to-someone-who-has-failed-the-bar-exam/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/8/202313 minutes, 27 seconds
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215: Quick Tips -- Stress vs. Overwhelm During Bar Prep

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Quick Tips" series, we're talking about stress versus overwhelm, and why the distinction between the two matters during bar study.  In this episode, we discuss: The main distinction between stress and overwhelm The kind of stress that is necessary and even healthy Symptoms of overwhelm that we've seen manifest in bar studiers What we recommend and advise against as ways for dealing with stress and overwhelm Knowing when to take a break from studying Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) Podcast Episode 13: Handling Bar Exam Stress (w/Megan Canty) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-13-handling-bar-exam-stress-w-megan-canty/) Podcast Episode 57: Using Mindfulness Techniques in Your Bar Exam Preparation (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-57-using-mindfulness-techniques-in-your-bar-exam-preparation/) Final Countdown to the Bar: Bar Prep, Bar Stress, and the Last Moments of My Sane Life (https://barexamtoolbox.com/final-countdown-to-the-bar-bar-prep-bar-stress-and-the-last-moments-of-my-sane-life/) What’s Causing Your Bar Exam Stress? (https://barexamtoolbox.com/whats-causing-your-bar-exam-stress/) Three Simple Ways to Manage Stress While Studying for the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/three-simple-ways-to-manage-stress-while-studying-for-the-bar-exam/) 8 Ways to De-Stress During Bar Prep (https://barexamtoolbox.com/8-ways-to-de-stress-during-bar-prep/) Feeling Overwhelmed by Bar Prep? 5 Tips to Help You Manage the Workload (https://barexamtoolbox.com/feeling-overwhelmed-by-bar-prep-5-tips-to-help-you-manage-the-workload/) 7 Time Management Tips for Bar Studiers (https://barexamtoolbox.com/7-time-management-tips-for-bar-studiers/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-215-quick-tips-stress-vs-overwhelm-during-bar-prep/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
5/1/202312 minutes, 23 seconds
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214: Listen and Learn -- Relevance Issues (Evidence)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, in our "Listen and Learn" series, we're discussing Relevance -- specifically, multiple uses for the same evidence, conditional relevance, and stipulations. In this episode, we discuss: When is evidence logically relevant? Multiple uses for the same piece of evidence What is conditional relevance? How do stipulations impact the relevance of a piece of evidence? Analyzing two hypos illustrating the above concepts Resources: Podcast Episode 89: Listen and Learn – What Is Hearsay? (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-89-listen-and-learn-what-is-hearsay/) Podcast Episode 91: Listen and Learn – Logical and Legal Relevance (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-91-listen-and-learn-logical-and-legal-relevance/) Podcast Episode 121: Listen and Learn – Character Evidence (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-121-listen-and-learn-character-evidence/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-214-listen-and-learn-relevance-issues-evidence/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/24/202319 minutes, 21 seconds
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213: Listen and Learn -- Material Breach vs. Minor Breach (Contracts)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're discussing Contracts -- specifically, material breach versus substantial performance (or minor breach). In this episode, we discuss: The factors courts consider to determine whether a breach of contract is material The kinds of contracts that the substantial performance doctrine applies to Two hypos from previous California bar exams involving breach of contract Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2013 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/July2013CBX%20SelectedAnswers%20Essay1-6_R.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2020 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/February-2020-Essay-Selected-Answers.pdf) Podcast Episode 64: Tackling a California Bar Exam Essay: Contract Law (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-64-tackling-a-california-bar-exam-essay-contract-law/) Podcast Episode 71: Tackling an MEE Contracts Essay Question (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-71-tackling-an-mee-contracts-essay-question/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-213-listen-and-learn-material-breach-vs-minor-breach-contracts/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/17/202314 minutes, 59 seconds
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212: Quick Tips -- Adding Variety to Your Bar Exam Study Routine

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Developing a good study routine is crucial to passing the bar exam; however, we should not overlook the importance of creativity within that routine. Being able to engage different parts of your brain while studying will help you retain more information faster. Today we share some creative ideas you could try out during bar prep season. In this episode, we discuss: Discovering your type of learning style Creative ideas for varying your study routine The importance of movement and change of scenery How friends and family could help you with memorizing the material Being flexible and trying different study approaches throughout the bar prep season Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) SeRiouS (http://www.spacedrepetition.com/) Think Again, by Adam Grant (https://adamgrant.net/book/think-again/) Passing the Bar Board Game (https://www.amazon.com/P-R-Passing-The-Bar/dp/1615397388) Podcast Episode 15: How to Study for the Bar If You’re an Auditory Learner (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-15-how-to-study-for-the-bar-if-youre-an-auditory-learner/) Podcast Episode 16: How to Study for the Bar Exam as a Visual Learner (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-16-how-to-study-for-the-bar-exam-as-a-visual-learner/) Podcast Episode 17: How to Study for the Bar If You’re a Kinesthetic Learner (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-17-how-to-study-for-the-bar-if-youre-a-kinesthetic-learner/) Podcast Episode 51: Making the Most of Your Bar Exam Practice (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-51-making-the-most-of-your-bar-exam-practice/) Podcast Episode 191: Quick Tips – Using Spaced Repetition to Memorize (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-191-quick-tips-using-spaced-repetition-to-memorize/) Podcast Episode 211: Building New Habits While Studying for the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-211-building-new-habits-while-studying-for-the-bar-exam/) Learning Styles and the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/learning-styles-and-the-bar-exam/) Creative Strategies to Help You Study for the Bar (https://barexamtoolbox.com/creative-strategies-to-help-you-study-for-the-bar/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-212-quick-tips-adding-variety-to-your-bar-exam-study-routine/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/10/202312 minutes, 49 seconds
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211: Building New Habits While Studying for the Bar Exam

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today we're talking about habits – how to make new ones and ditch the old ones that you don't need anymore. We share some ideas found in the books Dopamine Nation and Atomic Habits. In this episode, we discuss: Addictions in our daily lives, as discussed by Dr. Anna Lembke in the book Dopamine Nation How to reset your dopamine levels to increase overall happiness and productivity How to create "identity habits" Small changes to your daily routine that can have big effects, as discussed by James Clear in the book Atomic Habits Resources: Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence, by Anna Lembke (https://www.amazon.com/Dopamine-Nation-Finding-Balance-Indulgence/dp/152474672X) Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, by James Clear (https://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break/dp/0735211299) In 'Dopamine Nation,' Overabundance Keeps Us Craving More (https://www.npr.org/transcripts/1030930259) Brené Brown Dare to Lead podcast – Atomic Habits, Part 1 of 2 (https://brenebrown.com/podcast/atomic-habits-part-1-of-2/#transcript) Podcast Episode 11: Self-Sabotaging Behavior During Bar Prep (w/Ariel Salzer) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-11-self-sabotaging-behavior-during-bar-prep-w-ariel-salzer/) Podcast Episode 30: Changing Bad Bar Exam Study Habits and Setting Useful Goals (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-30-changing-bad-bar-exam-study-habits-and-setting-useful-goals/) Podcast Episode 42: Memorization Techniques for the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-42-memorization-techniques-for-the-bar-exam/) Podcast Episode 199: Using Spaced Repetition for Your Law School and Bar Exam Studies (w/Gabriel Teninbaum) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-199-using-spaced-repetition-for-your-law-school-and-bar-exam-studies-w-gabriel-teninbaum/) Healthy Habits for Bar Preparation (https://barexamtoolbox.com/healthy-habits-for-bar-preparation/) How to Proactively Develop Good Mental Health Habits During Bar Prep (https://barexamtoolbox.com/how-to-proactively-develop-good-mental-health-habits-during-bar-prep/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-211-building-new-habits-while-studying-for-the-bar-exam/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
4/3/202333 minutes, 26 seconds
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210: Listen and Learn -- Evidence: Special Privileges

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Listen and Learn series," we're discussing Evidence, specifically some special forms of privileged communication.  In this episode, we discuss: Privileged communication vs. confidentiality The two types of marital (or spousal) privilege Requirements for communication between a doctor and a patient for it to be considered privileged Scope of the clergy-penitent privilege Two hypos illustrating how privilege may come up on the bar exam Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2009 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/February-2009-CBX.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2012 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/CBXJuly2012_Selected_Answers_Essays_R.pdf) Podcast Episode 89: Listen and Learn – What Is Hearsay? (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-89-listen-and-learn-what-is-hearsay/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-210-listen-and-learn-evidence-special-privileges/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/27/202312 minutes, 56 seconds
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209: Quick Tips -- What to Do After Failing the Bar Exam

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! In this episode of our "Quick Tips" series, we're outlining a strategy for bouncing back after failing the bar exam. We discuss how to identify and strengthen your weaker areas and set yourself up for success next time around. In this episode, we discuss: Overcoming the grief over failing Deciding when/if you want to sit for the bar again Finding out the reason(s) your score wasn't high enough Mapping out a new study plan Looking for outside help if needed Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) I Failed (https://barexamtoolbox.com/i-failed-the-bar-exam/) What Are Bar Exam Graders Really Looking For? (https://barexamtoolbox.com/what-are-bar-exam-graders-really-looking-for/) Your Frequently Asked Questions Answered: Failing and Retaking the Bar Exam (https://barexamtoolbox.com/your-frequently-asked-questions-answered-failing-and-retaking-the-bar-exam/) Coming Back Strong: How and When to Start Studying After Failing (https://barexamtoolbox.com/coming-back-strong-how-and-when-to-start-studying-after-failing/) How to Avoid Failing the Bar Again (https://barexamtoolbox.com/how-to-avoid-failing-the-bar-again/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-209-quick-tips-what-to-do-after-failing-the-bar-exam/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/20/20239 minutes, 34 seconds
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208: Listen and Learn -- Motions to Dismiss a Case

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're discussing the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and specifically Rule 12(b), which governs defenses and motions to dismiss, and is frequently tested on the bar exam.  In this episode, we discuss: Motions to dismiss based on the defenses enumerated in Rule 12(b) The requirements for an adequate pleading How a court will evaluate a claim to grant relief Two sample questions illustrating motions to dismiss a case Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly (https://www.oyez.org/cases/2006/05-1126)  Ashcroft v. Iqbal (https://www.oyez.org/cases/2008/07-1015) Podcast Episode 92: Listen and Learn – Subject Matter Jurisdiction (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-92-listen-and-learn-subject-matter-jurisdiction/) Podcast Episode 169: Listen and Learn – Personal Jurisdiction (Civ Pro) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-169-listen-and-learn-personal-jurisdiction-civ-pro/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-208-listen-and-learn-motions-to-dismiss-a-case/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/13/202312 minutes, 51 seconds
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207: Listen and Learn -- Recording Statutes (Real Property)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're talking about the purpose of recording statutes, and the recording system more generally.  In this episode, we discuss: The first-in-time rule for valid title What is a bona fide purchaser? What does it mean to take property without notice? The three types of recording statutes How transfers of real property are recorded What is a "wild" deed? Analyzing sample questions involving recording statutes Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) Podcast Episode 39: Tackling a California Bar Exam Essay: Real Property (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-39-tackling-a-california-bar-exam-essay-real-property/) Podcast Episode 65: Tackling an MEE Real Property Essay Question (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-65-tackling-an-mee-real-property-essay-question/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-207-listen-and-learn-recording-statutes-real-property/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
3/6/202324 minutes, 40 seconds
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206: Focused Learning for Mastering the MBE (w/Ryan Zajic from UWorld)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, we're excited to have Ryan Zajic from UWorld on the podcast to discuss how you can use the platform to prep for the bar exam. We also share general tips to keep in mind during your bar study. Note: If you're interested in checking out UWorld for yourself, you can use the coupon code BTUWORLD10 for 10% off the purchase price. In this episode, we discuss: Ryan's background and his work in bar prep What the UWorld platform offers to bar studiers and what sets it apart from other bar prep tools How many MBE questions should students target doing during their bar prep? How Themis Bar Review has changed for students since it was acquired by UWorld Ryan's three pieces of advice when it comes to studying for the bar Resources: UWorld MBE QBank (https://legal.uworld.com/mbe/) Themis Bar Review (https://www.themisbar.com/) NextGen Bar Exam (https://nextgenbarexam.ncbex.org/) National Conference of Bar Examiners (https://www.ncbex.org/) Podcast Episode 11: Self-Sabotaging Behavior During Bar Prep (w/Ariel Salzer) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-11-self-sabotaging-behavior-during-bar-prep-w-ariel-salzer/) Podcast Episode 18: Strategies for Mastering the MBE (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-18-strategies-for-mastering-the-mbe/) Podcast Episode 198: The NextGen Bar Exam (w/Doretta McGinnis) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-198-the-nextgen-bar-exam-w-doretta-mcginnis/) Podcast Episode 199: Using Spaced Repetition for Your Law School and Bar Exam Studies (w/Gabriel Teninbaum) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-199-using-spaced-repetition-for-your-law-school-and-bar-exam-studies-w-gabriel-teninbaum/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-206-focused-learning-for-mastering-the-mbe-w-ryan-zajic-from-uworld/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
2/13/202341 minutes, 14 seconds
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205: Quick Tips -- Fighting Perfectionism During Bar Prep

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, we're talking about common perfectionist pitfalls that students may fall into while studying for the bar exam, and what to do to avoid those pitfalls. We also go through some general tips for approaching the bar prep process and the bar exam with the right frame of mind. In this episode, we discuss: Why is it so important to approach bar prep and the bar exam with a non-perfectionist mindset? Five common perfectionist pitfalls and how to avoid them Tips for combatting the perfectionist voice in your head Resources: Private Bar Exam Tutoring (https://barexamtoolbox.com/private-bar-exam-tutoring/) Don’t Let Perfection Curb Your Bar Exam Success (https://barexamtoolbox.com/dont-let-perfection-curb-your-bar-exam-success/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-205-quick-tips-fighting-perfectionism-during-bar-prep/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
2/6/202312 minutes, 52 seconds
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204: Listen and Learn -- Scope of Discovery and the Work-Product Privilege

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, as part of our "Listen and Learn" series, we're discussing Civil Procedure, and specifically, the scope of discovery and the work-product privilege. In this episode, we discuss: Definition of the discovery phase in litigation Scope of discovery What is the work-product privilege? Determining whether work-product is protected from discovery Analyzing two hypos from previous California bar exams  Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) Examples & Explanations: Civil Procedure, by Joseph W. Glannon (https://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanations-Procedure-Joseph-Glannon/dp/1454894024) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2013 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/gbx/February-2013-CBX%20Selected%20Answers%20Essays.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, July 2019 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/July-2019-Essay-Questions-and-Answers.pdf) Podcast Episode 33: Tackling an MEE Civil Procedure Question (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-33-tackling-an-mee-civil-procedure-question/) Podcast Episode 72: Tackling a California Bar Exam Essay: Civil Procedure (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-72-tackling-a-california-bar-exam-essay-civil-procedure/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-204-listen-and-learn-scope-of-discovery-and-the-work-product-privilege/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/30/202317 minutes, 36 seconds
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203: Listen and Learn -- Motions for Summary Judgment (Civ Pro)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today we discuss the procedure for filing a motion for summary judgment, which is how many cases are resolved in court. We illustrate this important topic with several sample questions and answers. In this episode, we discuss: What is a motion for summary judgment? When a court may grant a motion for summary judgment How the non-moving party can defeat the motion Analyzing several hypos involving motions for summary judgment Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) Examples & Explanations: Civil Procedure, by Joseph W. Glannon (https://www.amazon.com/Examples-Explanations-Procedure-Joseph-Glannon/dp/1454894024) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-203-listen-and-learn-motions-for-summary-judgment-civ-pro/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/23/202316 minutes, 38 seconds
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202: Listen and Learn -- Defenses to a Crime

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! Today, we're looking at a few specific defenses in Criminal Law, which if used successfully, may exonerate a defendant or reduce their punishment. In this episode, we discuss: Factual and affirmative defenses Perfect and imperfect affirmative defenses Defense of duress Defenses having to do with the defendant's mental state Self-defense and defense of others Analyzing two essay questions from previous California bar exams Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, February 2007 (https://juraxbar.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/February-2007-CBX.pdf) California Bar Examination – Essay Questions and Selected Answers, October 2020 (https://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/admissions/Examinations/October-2020-Essay-Selected-Answers.pdf) Podcast Episode 70: Tackling a California Bar Exam Essay: Criminal Law and Procedure (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-70-tackling-a-california-bar-exam-essay-criminal-law-and-procedure/) Podcast Episode 79: Tackling an MEE Criminal Law/Procedure and Evidence Essay (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-79-tackling-an-mee-criminal-law-procedure-and-evidence-essay/) Podcast Episode 185: Listen and Learn – Prosecution of a Criminal Trial (Burdens, Presumptions, Sufficiency) (https://barexamtoolbox.com/podcast-episode-185-listen-and-learn-prosecution-of-a-criminal-trial-burdens-presumptions-sufficiency/) Download the Transcript (https://barexamtoolbox.com/episode-202-listen-and-learn-defenses-to-a-crime/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/16/202324 minutes, 41 seconds
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201: Listen and Learn -- Rule Against Perpetuities (Property Law)

Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! In this episode, we're going to focus on the definition of the rule against perpetuities, and work through some hypotheticals to break down the elements of the rule. In this episode, we discuss: Definition of the rule against perpetuities Present and future interests Types of executory interests When a class gift becomes vested Examples of questions involving perpetuities and how to work through them Resources: “Listen and Learn” series (https://barexamtoolbox.com/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-archive-by-topic/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-explaining-individual-mee-and-california-bar-essay-questions/#listen-learn) Download the Transcript (https://lawschooltoolbox.com/episode-201-listen-and-learn-rule-against-perpetuities-property-law/) If you enjoy the podcast, we'd love a nice review and/or rating on Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-pass-bar-exam-less-stress/id1370651486) or your favorite listening app. And feel free to reach out to us directly. You can always reach us via the contact form on the Bar Exam Toolbox website (https://barexamtoolbox.com/contact-us/). Finally, if you don't want to miss anything, you can sign up for podcast updates (https://barexamtoolbox.com/get-bar-exam-toolbox-podcast-updates/)! Thanks for listening! Alison & Lee
1/9/202312 minutes, 57 seconds