How little can I study for MPRE

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How little can I study for MPRE

Postby 09042014 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:34 pm

Nov 3 is the test date. Like 3 solid days of studying is cool. Assume I'm not stupid.

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby dresden doll » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:39 pm

3 days is totally fine. Seriously.

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby yinz » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:47 pm

If you've taken PR, two or three solid days should be plenty for a scaled 85+. Probably even overkill.

I studied roughly that amount: Read over the BarBri book & Kaplan's free website thing, took a practice test, got 50% right; read over the MRPC online focusing on conflicts and confidentiality, took a practice test, got 70% right; read over my outline from PR, took a test and got 85% right. Passed easily and definitely over did it, but I didn't want to drop another $70 and waste four hours of my life again.

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby Mick Haller » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:47 pm

I probably did 10-12 hours. I just watched the barbri video and then studied my notes. I made like 18 pts higher than I needed.

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby somewhatwayward » Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:22 pm

Haha, did you just get that email confirming that the test was nOv 3 and telling you to print your ticket? Ugh I had actually forgotten about it.

I have not taken PR yet. Do I need extra studying? Also, they don't ask questions in which you need to know which specific rule (like Rule 3.4) provides the answer, right?

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby 09042014 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:01 pm

somewhatwayward wrote:Haha, did you just get that email confirming that the test was nOv 3 and telling you to print your ticket? Ugh I had actually forgotten about it.

I have not taken PR yet. Do I need extra studying? Also, they don't ask questions in which you need to know which specific rule (like Rule 3.4) provides the answer, right?


Yea and I got FUCKED by my exam location.

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby chipperjones » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:22 pm

Who studies for the MPRE?

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby 09042014 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:33 pm

chipperjones wrote:Who studies for the MPRE?


I assume I have to learn it in the first place?

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:06 am

You post all over here - how can you not know the answer to this already? 5 hours if you've taken PR already, assuming you have the Bar Bri MPRE lecture / study book. If you haven't taken PR already - you wasted an easy A.

No, you won't have to ID the specific rule, but you do need to know the rules.

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby 09042014 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:34 am

NotMyRealName09 wrote:You post all over here - how can you not know the answer to this already? 5 hours if you've taken PR already, assuming you have the Bar Bri MPRE lecture / study book. If you haven't taken PR already - you wasted an easy A.

No, you won't have to ID the specific rule, but you do need to know the rules.


Taking PR now, but it's not an easy A at NU. It's curved and supposedly it is easy material. That is classic B territory.

Is the Bar Bri MPRE lecture / study book free?

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby sky7 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:08 am

For the MPREasy, I did about 10 hours, all in the barbri outline and about 40 practice questions.

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby Peg » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:09 pm

Yeah, I know a bunch of people who literally did a bit of reading the night before and passed just fine.

However, I also know one moron who failed the MPRE twice so...give it two days of studying to be safe, I guess?

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby 09042014 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:28 am

Just Coped Dat THEMIS MPRE review for free online. It says its too early to study so it won't let me in. 180 Themis, 180

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby traehekat » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:44 am

Desert Fox wrote:
NotMyRealName09 wrote:You post all over here - how can you not know the answer to this already? 5 hours if you've taken PR already, assuming you have the Bar Bri MPRE lecture / study book. If you haven't taken PR already - you wasted an easy A.

No, you won't have to ID the specific rule, but you do need to know the rules.


Taking PR now, but it's not an easy A at NU. It's curved and supposedly it is easy material. That is classic B territory.

Is the Bar Bri MPRE lecture / study book free?


Yeah I got destroyed in PR last semester. Probably deserved it, though.

So with that said, how much do I have to study assuming I learned next to nothing in PR but I am also not an idiot?

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby The Duck » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:35 am

dresden doll wrote:3 days is totally fine. Seriously.


Do the BarBri practice problems online.

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby I.P. Daly » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:46 am

It's a model rules based test. Understand the rules and you'll be fine.

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby wildhaggis » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:23 pm

Is there a consensus on who offers the best MPRE review materials? Or are they all pretty much the same?

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby The Duck » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:25 pm

wildhaggis wrote:Is there a consensus on who offers the best MPRE review materials? Or are they all pretty much the same?


A quick read of BarBri's mini-outline (free), a few practice tests on their website, and the little bit of PR I remembered was good enough for a 125+. Some of the rules are tricky and I found the online tests good for working that out.

Can't really speak to Kaplan...

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby wildhaggis » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:55 pm

What if you're a shade shy of satisfying your state's requirements to sit for the MPRE? Are you just screwed and have to wait for next year?

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby The Duck » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:01 pm

wildhaggis wrote:What if you're a shade shy of satisfying your state's requirements to sit for the MPRE? Are you just screwed and have to wait for next year?


They offer it every quarter. But yeah.

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby timbs4339 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:42 pm

Got the free Barbri book, read over the outline once or twice and took a practice exam. Probably 6 hours total. Went out drinking the night before. Passed by 15 pts.

The real question is how much studying will limit your stress while waiting for results. Would have probably been 10-12 hours in my case.

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby 09042014 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:43 pm

timbs4339 wrote:Got the free Barbri book, read over the outline once or twice and took a practice exam. Probably 6 hours total. Went out drinking the night before. Passed by 15 pts.

The real question is how much studying will limit your stress while waiting for results. Would have probably been 10-12 hours in my case.


No penalty for retaking it right?

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby The Duck » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:44 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
timbs4339 wrote:Got the free Barbri book, read over the outline once or twice and took a practice exam. Probably 6 hours total. Went out drinking the night before. Passed by 15 pts.

The real question is how much studying will limit your stress while waiting for results. Would have probably been 10-12 hours in my case.


No penalty for retaking it right?


Nope. Just the cost.

Also, don't skimp the judicial ethics rules. That's good for a few questions that are easy if you read the rules...but the rules mostly aren't something you'd be able to guess at if didn't read over.

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby timbs4339 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:47 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
timbs4339 wrote:Got the free Barbri book, read over the outline once or twice and took a practice exam. Probably 6 hours total. Went out drinking the night before. Passed by 15 pts.

The real question is how much studying will limit your stress while waiting for results. Would have probably been 10-12 hours in my case.


No penalty for retaking it right?


Nope, unless you count merciless mocking.

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Re: How little can I study for MPRE

Postby 09042014 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:01 pm

timbs4339 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
timbs4339 wrote:Got the free Barbri book, read over the outline once or twice and took a practice exam. Probably 6 hours total. Went out drinking the night before. Passed by 15 pts.

The real question is how much studying will limit your stress while waiting for results. Would have probably been 10-12 hours in my case.


No penalty for retaking it right?


Nope, unless you count merciless mocking.


Badge of 3L Honor Bro. I'd be more worried that I actually studied too much.




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