Above the Law: If You Failed the New York Bar Exam, You Have a Problem

The upcoming February bar exam will be the last New York Bar Exam in its current format. Starting July 2016, the New York Bar Exam will no longer test New York law. New York has adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) and if you do not pass in February, you will be taking and studying for […]

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Professor Marino’s AMA on Reddit is Now Live!

Click here to ask Professor Marino any questions you may have about the bar exam, retaking the bar exam, what to do if you failed the bar exam, or anything at all!

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If You Failed The Bar Exam And Need to Retake it This February, I Can Help You.

Read the Full Article on our channel on Above the Law.   I have been preparing students for the bar exam since 1975. My Marino Bar Course had a 94% pass rate on the July 2015 bar exam. The reason my students are successful is because I train them to pass the bar exam, not […]

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Professor Joseph Marino AMA on Reddit This Friday

Join Professor Joseph Marino this Friday on Reddit for another one of his AMAs. Ask him anything about the bar exam, how to succeed in law school, what to do if you fail the bar exam, what your CLE requirements are, or what his favorite color is!   We will post the link to the […]

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Bridge the Gap Lecture This Weekend – November 7 & 8, 2015

There are still limited seats left for this weekend’s Bridge the Gap CLE lectures at John Jay College in NYC. Each day counts for 8 credits of New York and New Jersey CLE. New York attorneys can take the entire weekend to earn the entire annual CLE requirement, while New Jersey attorneys can earn all […]

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Bridge the Gap CLE: What Is It?

With the New York 2015 July Bar Exam results being released this week, New York is welcoming thousands of new attorneys to the profession. While the bar exam marks the end of your law school experience, learning never stops for attorneys. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) is mandatory for all New York attorneys. Newly admitted New […]

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Harvard Creating Free Case Law Library

Watch out Lexis and West Law! According to the New York Times, Harvard is creating a free, online library of American case law. “Improving access to justice is a priority,” said Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School, explaining why Harvard has embarked on the project. “We feel an obligation and an opportunity here to […]

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Ask The Professor: Why You Failed The Bar Exam

I should have studied harder. I did not know enough law. Maybe I am not cut out to be a lawyer? Friends that spent less time studying than me passed. How is that possible? What’s wrong with me? These are but a few of the comments I have heard over the last 40 years preparing […]

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New York Bar Exam Results Are Out!

The New York Bar Exam Results for the July 2015 bar exam were just released! If you took the New York Bar Exam in July, you can now find out if passed. You should have received an email overnight with the verdict, but you can also find out if you were successful by going here and […]

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Above the Law: Clawbacks Panel Discussion – Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

HOSTED BY ATL+ WOLTERS KLUWER with CLE CREDIT BY MICLE Join Above the Law and Wolters Kluwer for a discussion about the new SEC clawback rule. Distinguished panelists include: Ralph Ferrara Securities Litigator Former SEC General Counsel Proskauer Rose LLP  Wednesday, November 11, 2015 6:30pm Financial District, NYC (address provided in confirmation) Free CLE credit provided by Marino Legal Academy. […]

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Announcing our December 12th, 2015 12 Credit Live Lecture (Plus FREE 12 Credit Online Program Bundle) in Newark, New Jersey

Attention New Jersey attorneys born between January 1 and June 30th: Your New Jersey CLE deadline is December 31st, 2015. Before the end of the year, you must complete 24 CLE credits with 12 of those credits having to be completed through a live lecture. And if you were admitted in 2014, 15 of those […]

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Ask the Professor: What Happens if You Fail the Bar Exam?

It’s 12:01 a.m. Your phone pings as an email arrives from the Board of Law Examiners. The bar exam results are here. You nervously open the email and quickly scan through until you see, “We regret to inform you …” Why bother reading any further, you know what it says. A rush of emotions pour […]

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Ask the Professor: Who’s to Blame for the Falling Bar Exam Pass Rates?

Early results show the bar exam passage rate has dropped again in many states. Law schools are blaming the students, but who is really at fault?  Have the law schools let their students down and are now blaming them? The average score on the MBE portion of the July 2015 test fell 1.6 points from 2014, reaching its lowest […]

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CLE Rules: New York Makes Changes to its CLE Requirements

New York State’s CLE Board has recently made several changes that lawyers admitted in the state should be know about their CLE rules. The following changes will take effect on January 1, 2016: For newly admitted attorneys: -The Law Practice Management and Areas of Professional Practice credit may now be completed in any approved format, […]

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Ask the Professor: Why Do We Need CLE?

One of the more annoying discoveries a fresh law graduate makes (other than the reality of the legal job market) is that they now have to take even more schooling each year in the form of continuing legal education (“CLE”). In most jurisdictions, once admitted to the bar, lawyers need to complete a minimum number […]

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