From the author's website: New York Bar Picture Book is an illustrated large format visual study outline for the New York State Bar Exam. Covering areas of law tested on the Uniform Bar Exam, it makes studying more approachable by bringing the law to life through 100 pages of hand drawn cartoons. The book is by Wela Quan, a bar exam veteran and former NYC corporate lawyer on a one woman quest to make the law more fun.
his book is dedicated to taking bar exam performance tests (PTs) during law school. PTs are open-book skills tests. Once you learn how to successfully complete a performance test, you can take and pass any PT the bar examiners throw at you. This book walks you through PT strategies, tips, and tools, and then provides 10 practice PTs, debriefings, and sample answers.
Mental toughness; Bar exam tests your ability to think under pressure; What is mental toughness?; Biggest obstacle to mental toughness : unmanaged stress and worry; Mental toughness requires physical, psychological, and intellectual endurance; Strengthening physical endurance; Body's key role in overall endurance; Strengthening psychological endurance; Identifying your thoughts; Changing your thoughts; Relating to your environment; Strengthening intellectual endurance; Plan your study period; Improve your essay writing skills; Improve your multiple-choice skills; Improve your performance test skills.
Introduction; The broad lens: setting the framework for legal analysis; The narrow lens: actively reading fact patterns; Active learning for the MBE; The capstone: learning through wrong answers; Conclusion.
What are "bar exams" and why are they so hard?; Action plan checklists; Staying positive: increasing your likelihood of passing your bar exam by managing your mood, attitude, and stress; Preparing your significant others for the bar exam; Bar exam components; Carefully selecting your bar exam state; Obtaining licensing information for your state; Bar review courses; Bar exam statistics and individual risk factors for not passing the bar; Your winning game plan; The knowledge and skills you bring to your bar study; Your study strategies should change over time; Expert study strategies for substantive law; Doing practice exam questions for your multistate bar exam; Doing practice exam questions for your essay exam; Doing practice exam questions for your performance exam; Putting it all together: your individualized study plan; "What-ifs": dealing with an unexpected crisis during your preparation period; Taking your bar exam; Getting licensed in more than one state; Repeating a bar exam; Final words.
Set your goal and commit to success; Develop a plan for success: your GPS to bar passage; Climb the bar exam mountain; transition from student to professional; Reduce distractions, increase your focus, and manage your time; Get and use quality expert help: reliable bar review courses, academic support faculty, and trusted mentors; Enlist your troops and lose the naysayers: it takes a village of positive people; Write and post your schedule; then adapt it to maximize productivity; Practice tests: the heavy lifting; The home stretch: eliminate distractions and embrace success; Celebrate your achievement, and acknowledge and thank those who helped you (then set your next goal!); Why didn't I pass the bar exam?; I feel like I was kicked in the teeth; Rethink "failure" and use your previous experience as preparation for success
The MPRE exam and test strategies for the MPRE; The code of judicial conduct; Dishonesty and misconduct; Practicing without a license and fee sharing among lawyers; Competence, diligence, and communication; Client trust accounts; Lawyer advertising and solicitation; Attorney's fees; Limitations on the right to practice and sale of a law practice; Conflicts of interests: concurrent; Conflicts of interests: corporations; Conflicts of interests: former clients and imputation; The attorney-client relationship and the duty of confidentiality; Zealous representation and candor towards the tribunal; Termination of the attorney-client relationship
Preparing for the journey; Knowing your true self; Your presence is requested; Noreuil's top ten tips for essay writing; Studying for the multi state bar exam; Noreuil's top ten tips for the MBE; Handling negativity and bumps along the path; Knowing your universe; After the exam.