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.
When we’re preparing for the bar exam, we oftentimes overlook a key component of the exam: the Multistate Performance Test (“MPT”). With so much substantive law to memorize, the MPT can often be put on the back burner while we slog through hours of Real Property lectures and Civil Procedure flashcards. But the MPT is a critical component of your bar exam score. Depending on your state, the MPT can be worth nearly 20% of your total score.
While the MPT doesn’t require you know to a specific body of law like the rest of the exam does, it presents its own challenge. One of the core challenges of the MPT is the limited amount of time you have to complete it. In total, you have only 90 minutes to review the instructions, task memo, file, library, and draft a complete answer. With such a limited amount of time, coming up with a game plan for the MPT before exam day is critical.
One of the best—and easiest—ways to simplify your experience with the MPT is to properly review the task memo. The task memo appears at the outset of any MPT, and tells you exactly what you’ll be focusing on for the next 90 minutes. Below are key tips on reviewing and using the task memo to increase your MPT scores.
Getting into and graduating from law school is a monumental task in and of itself. But the process doesn’t end the day you walk across the stage and receive your Juris Doctorate; to practice, you still have to get admitted to the state bar. California has a notoriously difficult bar exam, but that’s not the only thing that causes confusion in the process. California also requires you to jump through a series of hoops—in addition to the bar exam—to gain admittance. This post explores steps you can take to ensure that your California bar admission process is as timely and smooth as possible. [Read more…] about Best Practices on a Smooth Admission to the California Bar