Real Property questions can be a real source of stress as you go to prepare for the bar exam. The questions require a detailed knowledge of Real Property law, and often turn on the tiniest of details in the rules. Even though Real Property might make you cringe, it can be a great place to pick up points on the bar exam. The very thing that can make Real Property questions daunting—the need to really know the rules—means that targeted studying and memorization can really boost your scores on these questions. [Read more…] about Tackling Real Property MBE Questions
When bar exam season is in full swing, you spend countless waking hours mulling over multiple choice questions for the Multistate Bar Exam. And for good reason. The questions are notoriously difficult, and you have to get a passing score on the MBE in your jurisdiction to be admitted to the bar. The MBE tests Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Evidence, Real Property, Torts, and Criminal Law & Procedure.
Although the bar examiners have lumped Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure into one category, these question types are distinct and require their own approaches. While you may approach a Criminal Law question in a similar manner to a Torts question, Criminal Procedure questions are more akin to a Constitutional Law or Civil Procedure analysis.
The Multistate Bar Exam, one of the most daunting portions of the bar, contains a total of 200 questions, 175 of which are scored. But by breaking down the study topics into manageable pieces and understanding the number of questions asked in each category, you can streamline your bar review process. In this post, we’ll talk about how you can approach Torts MBE questions to boost your score. [Read more…] about Tackling Torts MBE Questions
The MBE tests seven different subjects, including Constitutional Law. Like the other topics covered on the MBE, out of the 175 scored MBE questions, 25 of those questions will be Constitutional Law questions. Here’s the breakdown in questions that you can expect to see on exam day: [Read more…] about How to Approach Constitutional Law MBE Questions
The Multistate Bar Exam can be a nightmare for bar exam takers, especially with the myriad topics covered on the MBE. The MBE tests seven different subjects: Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Contracts, Evidence, Real Property, Torts, and Criminal Law and Procedure. Of those subjects, Criminal Law and Procedure can be especially daunting because it essentially combines two subject matters into one. [Read more…] about Approaching Criminal Law Questions on the MBE
The Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) contains a total of 175 scored multiple-choice questions. Of that 175, the bar examiners will present you with 25 evidence questions. Based on a review of the frequency of each type of evidence question, you’ll see the following breakdown within those 25 evidence questions:
- Hearsay and circumstances of its admissibility: 6-7 questions
- Presentation of evidence: 6-7 questions
- Relevancy and reasons for excluding relevant evidence: 8-9 questions
- Privileges and other policy exclusions: 2 questions
- Writings, recordings, and photographs: 2 questions
As you can see, hearsay questions make up a large portion of the Evidence MBE questions you’ll be confronted with on exam day. Learn how to tackle these questions, and you could see a critical boost in your MBE score. Below are tips on how to approach hearsay questions.