Finding out you didn’t pass the bar exam can be traumatic. Most people go though stages of shock, anger, grieving, and so on when they find out.
But not passing the bar exam isn’t the end of the world. And you’re in good company! (Many successful, well-known people weren’t successful on their first try, either.)
How to Pass Next Time
To give yourself the best shot at passing the California bar the next time around, it’s critically important to evaluate your weak and strong areas and to formulate a plan for doing something differently this time around.
You can come back strong and pass the bar next time you take it. Here are our suggestions for coping with bar exam failure and gearing up to study again.
- Coming Back After a Bar Exam Failure — Gearing Up to Study Again — In this step-by-step guide to moving on after a failed bar exam, Lee describers the choices you have to make and the resources you can choose from.
- If At First You Don’t Succeed … Cry, Whine, and Then TRY AGAIN! — Just because you may not have passed, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the exam again. But have a good cry first!
- How Do You Tell Your Boss You Failed the Bar Exam? — San Francisco bankruptcy attorney Jeff Curl shares his advice about how to tell your boss you didn’t pass the bar.
- 8 Tips to Figure Out What Went Wrong — You might be amazed at how much you can learn about what went wrong by looking at your score report, at your answers (if you have them), and thinking back to the exam experience.
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