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

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?

MBE Tip of the Day: Constitutional Law

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MBE Tip of the Day: Constitutional Law

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

You will see 25 scored constitutional law MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam. In this post, we will review a constitutional law question together. Note that we have posted several MBE tips (which you can find a link to at the bottom of this post) that focus on specific multiple-choice questions 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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What MBE Raw Score is Passing?

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What MBE Raw Score is Passing?

It can be confusing to know if your MBE score is passing given that most MBE scores are reported as “converted” scores. In this post, we tell you what MBE raw score is passing so that you can figure out if you are on track to pass the MBE.  Continue reading What MBE Raw Score is Passing?

How To Use IRAC on the Bar Exam

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How To Use IRAC on the Bar Exam

How to use IRAC on the bar exam: IRAC, which stands for issue – rule – analysis – conclusion, is the format law students learn when completing legal writing projects.  Legal writing is concise and to the point – IRAC helps you keep it that way!  Using IRAC on the bar exam can also help you keep your bar exam essays organized as well!  You don’t want to waste time by straying off on some irrelevant tangent, so using IRAC on the bar exam will make sure you stay on track! It will also make it easier for graders to grade your essays and quickly see that you have addressed all the key components of the bar exam!

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MBE Tip of the Day: Evidence

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MBE Tip of the Day: Evidence

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

You will see 25 scored evidence MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam. In this post, we will review an evidence 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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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 on the Multistate Bar Exam. In this post, we will review a criminal law and 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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Chapter 1: What is Tested on California Bar Exam Essays?

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Overview of the California Bar Exam essays

The essay portion of the California Bar Exam is broken down into two parts:

  • In the morning of the essay day, you will have three hours to answer three California Bar Exam essay questions.
  • In the afternoon of the essay day, you will have 3.5 hours to answer two California Bar Exam essay questions and a California Performance Test (CPT).

You should plan on allocating about one hour per essay question so that you can finish the exam on time. (Note: This changed in July 2017. Prior to July 2017, examinees had six essay questions to answer.)

The written portion of the California Bar Exam is worth 50% of your score in California. So it is important to take it very seriously! Continue reading Chapter 1: What is Tested on California Bar Exam Essays?

Chapter 6: How to Conquer Community Property on the California Bar Exam

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Here, we tell you how to conquer Community Property on the California Bar Exam. Community Property is regularly tested on the California Bar Exam. Unsurprisingly, California law always is applied to these questions.  Here, we give you some insight into how Community Property is tested on the California Bar Exam and how you should plan on tackling the subject! Continue reading Chapter 6: How to Conquer Community Property on the California Bar Exam

Chapter 5: How to Conquer Civil Procedure on the California Bar Exam

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Here, we tell you how to conquer Civil Procedure on the California Bar Exam. Civil Procedure is regularly tested on the California Bar Exam. The good news is that it is somewhat predictable in terms of how it is tested. Here, we tell you how to approach Civil Procedure so that you maximize your points. Continue reading Chapter 5: How to Conquer Civil Procedure on the California Bar Exam

Chapter 4: Agency and Partnership on the California Bar Exam

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Agency and Partnership is a “newer” subject on the California Bar Exam. It was just added in 2007 and it now goes by the name “Business Associations” (as does Corporations) when classified by the State Bar of California.

Here, we give you a brief overview of how you should expect to see Agency and Partnership on the California Bar Exam. We tell you how it is tested as well as some of the highly tested issues in Agency and Partnership questions on the California Bar Exam. Continue reading Chapter 4: Agency and Partnership on the California Bar Exam

Chapter 15: How to Conquer Torts on the California Bar Exam

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Here, we tell you how to conquer Torts on the California Bar Exam. Torts is regularly tested on the California Bar Exam. The California Examiners often test Torts in particular ways.

Here, we tell you how to approach Torts on the California Bar Exam, including some of the highly tested issues in Torts questions. Continue reading Chapter 15: How to Conquer Torts on the California Bar Exam

Chapter 12: How to Conquer Professional Responsibility on the California Bar Exam

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Professional Responsibility is one of the most daunting subjects on the California Bar Exam. Not only is it always tested in some form (on the essays or the performance test [PT] portion), but it sometimes shows up more than once on a given exam, it is often combined with other subjects, and you are expected to know both California and ABA ethics rules.

Here, we give you a few tips for conquering Professional Responsibility on the California Bar Exam.  Continue reading Chapter 12: How to Conquer Professional Responsibility on the California Bar Exam