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If I Don't Pass the Bar I'll Die: 73 Ways to Keep Stress and Worry from Affecting Your Performance on the Bar Exam Paperback – December 15, 2002

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About the Author

Rosemary La Puma is the founder and owner of Rosemary's Review-A Comprehensive Bar Tutorial. She has been leading bar tutorials and helping students pass the California bar exam for eight years. She has taught hundreds of students her simple but effective techniques.

Rosemary's interest in the effects of stress and worry on academic performance started with her own California bar exam experience. This book is a compilation of the techniques Rosemary has used to help her and her students master their stress and worry.

Ms. La Puma is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco Law School and Golden Gate University Law School where she teaches legal writing courses.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 107 pages
  • Publisher: Rosemary's Review - A Comprehensive Bar Tutorial (December 15, 2002)
  • ISBN-10: 0972489207
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972489201
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,674,713 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As a law student about to start my bar studies, I loved this book because it goes where many bar-related books don't - into the mental obstacles that tend to go hand-in-hand with the bar exam, in particular, doubting your own capabilities. The book is like having a mini psychologist, giving you the tools to deal with stress and that annoying instinct to freak out.

It's a really easy read; full of pictures and drawings, and will probably only take you about 45 minutes on the elliptical trainer at the gym. Also, it's interspersed with great little stories about other people's stress (including the author's), which reminded me that every law student is dealing with the same fears that I am. The successful ones are those who manage these fears the best. But the book is more than about stress management. It also gives you practical study skills for improving your writing and multiple choice skills, and even contains a study schedule to help keep you on track.

I realized that I needed to listen to my angst over the bar exam instead of avoiding it, hoping that it would go away. It's tough to see your fears on paper, in this book, but somehow the author knows all of them, and gets you to confront them. WELL worth the $16 or so off of Amazon.
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