One of the most difficult parts of the Multistate Performance Test (MPT) is the time crunch examinees face. For those who may not be familiar, the MPT is part of the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE), which is administered in many jurisdictions. The MPT places you in the shoes of a practicing attorney, giving you a realistic lawyering situation.
It begins with the File. The File contains a task memorandum from your supervisor assigning you to produce a practice-oriented document (like a memo or a brief). It also contains background material about your client’s situation—interviews, letters, and the like. Instead of sending you to Westlaw or Lexis to research, the MPT helpfully contains all of the legal authorities (statutes, regulations, caselaw, etc.) necessary to produce your final document. This part is called the Library. All told, the File and Library typically comprise twenty to thirty pages of material. [Read more…] about Write your MPT—Faster!