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

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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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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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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Five Valuable MPT Bar Exam Tips

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The MPT portion of the bar exam is often overlooked by many examinees in their bar prep.  However, considering it is a very important component of your final score, you need to adequately prepare for this task!  In this post, we cover five MPT bar exam tips that will be very valuable to you in your preparation.  Don’t ignore the MPT, as doing well here can set you up for success on the bar exam as a whole! Continue reading Five Valuable MPT Bar Exam Tips

Free MEE Guides to help you Conquer the Multistate Essay Exam

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If you are looking to master the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE), check out our two free recently released guides to help you conquer the MEE. These MEE guides are an invaluable source of information – and the best part about it is they are both free!  Continue reading Free MEE Guides to help you Conquer the Multistate Essay Exam

How to Choose a Uniform Bar Exam Course – A Step-by-Step Guide

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If you are trying to choose the Uniform Bar Exam Course that is most likely to get you successful bar exam results, you are already on your way to passing the bar exam. Here, we give you some questions you should ask yourself when choosing a Uniform Bar Exam course.  Continue reading How to Choose a Uniform Bar Exam Course – A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Spot Issues in a Bar Exam Essay

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Being able to spot issues in a bar exam essay fact pattern is key if you want to maximize the amount of points you receive on the bar exam. Identifying the proper issue allows you to state the rule, apply the rule to the facts, and arrive at a conclusion. After all, if you miss the issue then you also miss all of the points that are allocated to the rule, analysis, and conclusion for that issue. So issue-spotting is something you should learn to master right off the bat! Here, we list a few tips on how to spot issues in a bar exam essay.  Continue reading How to Spot Issues in a Bar Exam Essay