JD Advising’s July 2021 MPT Predictions
On the July 2021 MPT, you will have to complete two tasks if you are sitting in a Uniform Bar Exam jurisdiction. This is worth 20% of your overall bar exam score. The Examiners typically want to see whether students can write both persuasively and objectively. Therefore, it is much more common for students to see one objective task and one persuasive task.
To put yourself in the best position to pass the MPT, please review all kinds of tasks! You can find these in our free MPT One-Sheet, and our post on how to format MPT tasks. The best way to get good at this is to practice!
Note: This post ended up turning into a 10-page July 2021 UBE study guide. If you would like to receive a PDF version of MPT and MEE predictions, please download our study guide here! The MPT portion of it is below if you prefer not to download it! We hope you find it helpful!
Update: please see a recap of the February 2021 MPT here!
Check out our July 2021 MPT predictions below.
JD Advising’s July 2021 MPT Predictions
Disclaimer: You should NOT solely rely on these July 2021 MPT predictions when you study! You should review everything when preparing for the MPT. All MPTs are fair game. This is just our educated guess on what will appear on the exam, which we do for fun! Sometimes we are right. Sometimes we are not!
1. Objective Memo
The objective memo has been tested nearly 50% of the time during the last fifteen years. This is the most highly tested task of all of the tasks that have been tested on the MPT. It was most recently tested in February 2021. However, it incredibly common for objective memos to appear on consecutive administrations. Thus, we would not be surprised if examinees are asked to write an objective memo on the July 2021 MPT.
If you are unfamiliar with how to format an objective memo, take a look at our post on how to format an objective memo on the MPT. It is a good idea to know how to format an objective memo because usually formatting instructions are not provided on the exam.
To get some practice with objective memos, we suggest that you complete a few tasks under timed conditions to figure out your strengths and weaknesses. We recommend taking a look at the following MPTs, all of which are available for free on the NCBE Study Aids website:
An Opinion or Demand Letter
After the objective memo and the persuasive brief, the next most common MPT tasks are opinion letters and demand letters. The last time examinees were asked to write a letter was in September 2020. We think that if you are asked to complete an objective memo one of the tasks on the July 2021 MPT, the other task will most likely be a letter—either a demand letter or an opinion letter.
Opinion letters are generally written to clients. They provide an objective view of the possible courses of action available to them. If you are feeling unsure about this task, check out our post on how to draft an opinion letter.
In contrast, demand letters generally ask the recipient of the letter to take a particular action, thus it is a persuasive task. If you are looking for tips, take a moment to read our post on how to format a demand letter.
To get some practice with letters, we suggest that you complete a few tasks under timed conditions to figure out your strengths and weaknesses. So, we recommend taking a look at the following MPTs, all of which are available for free on the NCBE Study Aids website, and check out our post here on where to get past MPTs for free:
- July 2012: State of Franklin v. Soper
- February 2013: In re Wendy Martel
- July 2014: In re Linda Duram
- July 2015: In re Bryan Carr
Note: Again, we want to emphasize that you should not rely solely on these predictions! You should take the time to review all of the commonly tested tasks on the MPT (objective memo, persuasive brief, demand letter, opinion letter) in addition to a few uncommon tasks. It is also worth it to review our free MPT One-Sheet, our MPT Guide and our MPT Seminar if you need extra guidance.
If this is a section of the exam that you struggle with, we recommend practicing MPTs beginning with the first week of bar prep!
We hope you found our post on the July 2021 UBE predictions helpful!
Again, we hope you find these recommendations for suggested essays to review helpful as you prepare for the July 2021 Uniform Bar Exam. We wish you good luck!
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