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This guide will provide users with information on applying, studying, and preparing for the Georgia Bar Exam.
Last Updated: Dec 4, 2014 URL: http://libguides.law.gsu.edu/barexam Print Guide RSS Updates

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The bar exam in a nutshell - Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus
Call Number: KF303 .D37 2009
ISBN: 9780314199287
Overview of bar application process, bar exam study tips, and practical information for test day. It also provides guidelines for selecting a particular bar prep course, how to manage the material you cover, and how to learn the law so you can remember it on exam day.

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You can pass any bar exam - Edna Wells Handy
Call Number: KF303 .H25 1997
ISBN: 087224105X
This book includes sample bar exam questions, as well as other useful information, such as: examples of daily and monthly schedules; listings of bar admission information for the states and territories; and evaluations of selected bar review courses.

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Pass the bar - Denise Riebe & Michael Hunter Schwartz
Call Number: KF303 .R54 2006
ISBN: 1594601658
This book provides a good overview of the pre-bar review, bar review, and the exam process. Readers will gain a better knowledge of the bar exam process and learn the steps they need to follow to succeed on the exam.

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Movie therapy for law students (and pre-law, paralegal, and related majors) : are you ready for law school?? : prepare for law school, final exams, and the bar exam by watching movies!! - Sonia J. Buck
Call Number: PN1995.9.J8 B83 2009
ISBN: 1438975295
This book is a fun legal study aid or law school preparatory text that surveys about 35 legal movies, focusing on the substantive areas of law and legal issues that the movies raise. Packed with black letter law, statutory material, court cases, ethical rules, evidence rules, civil and criminal procedure rules, and dozens of law school and bar exam tips, this book is a must-read for any law student, pre-law or related undergraduate degree candidate, paralegal student, or bar exam candidate.

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The Zen of Passing the Bar Exam - Chad Noreuil
Call Number: KF303 .N673 2011
ISBN: 1594609349
The Zen of Passing the Bar Exam offers a comprehensive approach to studying for (and passing) the bar exam, drawing a parallel between how one should approach the bar exam, and how Zen principles teach one to approach life.

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Working While Studying for the Bar Exam

Several studies, surveys, and articles discourage working while studying for the bar exam. Experts see working while studying for the bar exam as a major risk factor for not passing the exam. Some articles and studies that highlight these determinations include:

  • Richard Cabrera, Working to Improve: A Plan of Action for Improving the Bar Exam Pass Rate, 27 WM. MITCHELL L. REV. 1169, 1180 (2000).

  • Comm'n on Bar Admission & Richard A. White, AALS Survey of Law Schools on Programs and Courses Designed to Enhance Bar Examination Performance, 52 J. LEGAL EDUC. 453, 454 (2002).

  • Andrea A. Curcio, A Better Bar: Why and How the Existing Bar Exam Should Change, 81 NEB. L. REV. 363, 391 (2002).

For those who intend to work while studying for the bar exam, the following are sources that do discuss tips for balancing work and bar prep. 

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