A higher power involved in bar passage

October 10, 2013
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Many law students likely pray that they pass the bar exam, but one attorney took it to another level after failing the test.

Alabama attorney Ida Tyree-Hyche – after retiring as an Army reserve officer – decided to become a lawyer. She failed the bar exam the first time she took it. Turning to the Man upstairs, Tyree-Hyche cited Christian devotions to help calm her nerves and focus. She claims in a new book that these devotions can help boost your success.

“Bar Studies Inspirations: Daily Christian Devotions for Bar Marathon from Start to Finish” is a “day-to-day guide for overcoming the fear of the bar exam so that students can truly test their knowledge and not their nerves,” according to a release on the book.

If you don’t feel liking spending $11.95 on the book, you could read online Anna Rapa’s Christian meditations to recite in the days prior to taking the exam.

If you’re looking for help from above, you could also cite a bar exam serenity prayer.

Meditation in general is touted by some as a way to prepare and clear your mind for the lengthy, intense exam. Strengthening the ability to concentrate helps you focus on what’s in front of you. Just ask Lauren Fire.

Did you turn to prayer or meditation before taking the bar exam? What tips do you have for law grads taking the test?
 

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