The California Bar is the most difficult bar exam in the country. In fact, the latest round’s average pass rate for exam-takers was only 27.3%.
That means roughly 1 in 4 students who sat for the exam passed . . . and for second-timers, the rate was even grimmer, with just 22.8% passing.
However, BarMD students chalk up an incredible 93% pass rate – the highest published rate from any test company.
To pass the California Bar these days, the average prep course or studying routine isn’t cutting it. That’s why David Greco, Esq., founded BarMD with Maureen D. MacManus, Esq. – and that’s why BarMD earned the spotlight in a recent San Diego Business Journal article.
Solving the Law School-Bar Exam Disconnect
The main ailment that BarMD remedies, as detailed in the article, is something you may have noticed yourself:
Whether you’re prepping for the CA Bar with a big tutoring company – or you’re going through law school – you’re likely encountering “a significant disconnect” between what you learned . . . and what you’ll need to master for the bar.
BarMD assesses students before they enter the 6-session course. With that information in hand, we tailor the course to whatever the individual student needs help with.
As Greco explained in the SDBJ article, BarMD pays special attention to their students – who then reap the rewards of those one-on-one interactions. At BarMD, we know that attention alone is a major step toward better performance on the bar.
But there’s more that comes into play, which the San Diego Business Journal highlighted as well:
A Bar Course to Improve Your Writing
In the article, Greco mentioned the whole-day coaching session in BarMD’s Bar Review course. Students learn a special structure, how to employ a helpful-to-graders style, and more.
When you’re writing for bar graders, for instance, there are specific words you should bold, others you should italicize, and still more that you should underline, as Greco states in the SDBJ article.
If you enroll in the BarMD Bar Review course, you’ll learn precisely when to employ which formatting. This gives the bar graders – who only get 3–5 minutes to grade each essay – an easy-to-read format. And easy to read means your grader can understand the points you’re making – and give you the points you’ve rightfully earned.
Logic Skills to Master the Bar Exam
Since most law schools and bar prep courses don’t cover writing and logic skills in enough depth, students lack fundamentals that support a “Pass” on the CA Bar Exam.
For example, most bar exam courses don’t teach you how to connect facts to the law, which shows the bar grader that you know what the law means. Instead, those courses just give you the raw material, and then leave you to demonstrate your knowledge to the grader.
BarMD goes much further, providing templates for your analysis . . . so you can grab every point possible.
So, instead of writing, “the defendant breached the contract” – a statement that will get you no points – we show you how to write perfectly crafted analysis sentences.
For example: “The defendant breached the contract because it failed to deliver the items on time, despite that the plaintiff had made the agreed-upon payment, suggesting the defendant did not intend to fulfill its end of the bargain.”
If you’re ready to perfect your California Bar Exam skills, then check out our bar review course. We help everyone from the 1st-time to the 4th-time bar examinee (and attorneys from other states, too).
On Demand Bar Course to Reach More Students
And, as BarMD adds online, on demand courses this December, many more students can access the prep courses anywhere, via the internet.
If you’re ready to revamp your CA bar studying routine, then you can enroll in our course today!