I Haven’t Started Studying for the MPT…What Should I Do?

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If you haven’t started studying for the MPT (multistate performance test) portion of the bar exam, you are not alone. The MPT is by far the portion of the bar exam that students put off the most! Here, we tell you how to methodically approach the MPT so that you can boost your score in the shortest amount of time! Whether you are studying for the MPT at the very last minute or whether you still have a bit of time before the exam, here we tell you how to boost your score quickly and efficiently.  Continue reading I Haven’t Started Studying for the MPT…What Should I Do?

MBE Tip of the Day: Criminal Law

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MBE Tip of the Day: Criminal Law

Welcome to our MBE tip of the day series. This “MBE tip of the day” post focuses on Criminal Law and Procedure.

You will see 25 scored Criminal Law and Procedure MBE questions. (About half the questions test Criminal Law and half test Criminal Procedure.) In this post, we will review a Criminal Law MBE question.

Note that we have posted several MBE tips (which you can find links to at the bottom of this post) that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these questions, it could increase your MBE score by that many points if you see any of these issues tested again (which, by the way, you will!). These posts of MBE tips and tricks will not only cover substantive law but also strategy.  So each “MBE tip of the day” post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. You can sign up to receive these posts directly to your inbox for the upcoming administration at the bottom of this page.

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How To Learn Hearsay For The Bar Exam

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How To Learn Hearsay For The Bar Exam

How To Learn Hearsay For The Bar Exam: Hearsay can be one of the more challenging topics within Evidence simply because there are so many rules to remember!  In this post, we give you some study tips to lock down hearsay for the bar exam. Continue reading How To Learn Hearsay For The Bar Exam

How To Format Legal Memos On The MPT

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How To Format Legal Memos On The MPT

How To Format Legal Memos On The MPT: Too often we see students not put enough effort into preparing for the Multistate Performance Test portion of the bar exam.  This is a mistake!  In UBE jurisdictions, the MPT is still worth 20% of your final score!  This means that there are a lot of points you can pick up here if you do well on this section!  The MPT requires its own unique form of preparation, and thus it is important that you practice writing these before the exam.

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February 2019 DC Bar Exam May Be Delayed Due to Government Shutdown

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The Washington DC Committee on Admissions posted this on January 11:

Based on all available information at this time, we are still planning to administer the February 2019 bar examination as scheduled. However, we are closely monitoring any new developments with the federal government shutdown; and the status of the scheduled exam could change. We strongly encourage that prospective examinees monitor this webpage for any changes in plans to administer the February 2019 bar exam. We understand and apologize for the inconveniences that this situation presents, but we will be updating our website with any new information as we continue to learn more about the status of our operations.  Continue reading February 2019 DC Bar Exam May Be Delayed Due to Government Shutdown

Announcing our Bar Exam Bootcamp with Wayne Law!

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Announcing our Bar Exam Bootcamp with Wayne Law!

Are you a third-year law student at Wayne Law?

We have good news for you! JD Advising is administering a bar exam bootcamp for all 3Ls. This is a six-session bootcamp that does all of the following:

• It gives you an overview of what the Michigan bar exam is
• It tells you how to maximize your chances of passing the bar exam the first time you take it
• It tells you how to avoid common mistakes first-time bar exam takers make
• It reveals tips and strategies to boost your confidence walking into the bar exam Continue reading Announcing our Bar Exam Bootcamp with Wayne Law!

How long is the MPRE? And Other Basic MPRE Questions Answered

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Here, we answer a few basic MPRE questions that students often ask us. We tell you how long the MPRE is, whether you need to take the MPRE to become a licensed lawyer, and what a passing MPRE score is.  Continue reading How long is the MPRE? And Other Basic MPRE Questions Answered

Uniform Bar Exam Timing Tips

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Many students struggle to complete the bar exam in time. So if you struggle with timing on the Uniform Bar Exam, you are not alone. Here, we give you some of our best Uniform Bar Exam timing tips. First, we give you some general tips, and then we have timing tips that relate to each portion of the Uniform Bar Exam – the multistate bar exam (MBE), the multistate performance test (MPT), and the multistate essay exam (MEE).   Continue reading Uniform Bar Exam Timing Tips

MPT Grading: What Score Would I Get?

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MPT Grading: What Score Would I Get?

MPT grading can be a hard concept to wrap your head around.  While there is generally a legal solution that is the most accurate conclusion, an MPT is not as cut and dry as an MBE problem.  It’s also not as straightforward as the MEE, which has far fewer legal issues and facts to consider.  Your score on the MPT can be a little more subjective.  In order to guarantee you pick up as many points as you can, you need to consider MPT grading principles.  There are many things you can think about as you write, and then as you review, to ensure you have a high scoring MPT answer.

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MBE Tip of the Day: Civil Procedure

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MBE Tip of the Day: Civil Procedure

Welcome to our MBE tip of the day series. This “MBE tip of the day” post focuses on civil procedure.

You will see 25 scored civil procedure MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam. In this post, we will review a civil procedure question together. Note that we have posted several MBE tips (which you can find links to at the bottom of this post) that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly.  If you can master these questions, it could increase your MBE score by that many points if you see any of these issues tested again (which, by the way, you will!). These posts of MBE tips and tricks will not only cover substantive law but also strategy.  So each “MBE tip of the day” post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. You can sign up to receive these posts directly to your inbox for the upcoming administration at the bottom of this page.

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When are California Distinctions tested on the California Bar Exam?

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When are California distinctions tested on the California bar exam? In other words, when do you have to know “general law” and when do you have to be able to apply specific California distinctions? These are questions that many California bar exam takers are curious about. In this post, we tell you when California distinctions are tested on the California bar exam.  Continue reading When are California Distinctions tested on the California Bar Exam?

Top Five MPT Timing Tips

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If you are looking for MPT timing tips, you are certainly not the only one. One of the biggest complaints we hear after the bar exam is from students who ran out of time on the multistate performance test (MPT) portion of the exam.

In this post, we tell you our top five MPT timing tips to help ensure that you finish the MPT portion in time!  Continue reading Top Five MPT Timing Tips

Three MPT Demand Letter Tips

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While the objective memo and persuasive brief are the most common MPT tasks, the Examiners love to throw in some of the less common tasks in order to test your skills.  This is why it is so important to practice all of the different types of tasks so that you don’t find yourself surprised on test day.  One of these less popular tasks is the MPT demand letter.  This task generally involves writing a letter to a third party (usually a lawyer) requesting they take, or refrain from taking, some sort of action on behalf of your client.  You are advocating in favor of a specific outcome.  In this post, we offer three of our favorite MPT demand letter tips so that you are more prepared if you see this task on the bar exam!

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How To Start Bar Prep Early With A Tutor

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You’ve surely heard by now what an extensive (and exhaustive!) task preparing for the bar exam is.  There’s a lot of material that is fair game on the exam, meaning that there is a lot you need to memorize in a short period of time.  To make this task easier, it is a great idea to start bar prep early!  Understandably, those who are still in school have a lot of other responsibilities to handle, which certainly complicates things.  However, it is not impossible to start your bar prep early while you’re still in school!

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How To Pay For Bar Exam Prep

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How To Pay For Bar Exam Prep

Like everything involved with law school, it is expensive to take the bar exam! Beyond registration fees, investigative fees, fees to use a laptop, hotel fees, and any costs incurred from taking time off working, you also most likely will need to take a bar exam prep course.

These generally cost thousands of dollars. In this post, we go over some ways to pay for bar exam prep other than out of your own pocket!

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