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MPRE Prep

Postby tepper » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:47 pm

Dear TLS friends, for those of you who already took the MPRE and passed. What kind of prep did you do? I've been doing some research on this and noticed that both Kaplan and Barbri offer free courses and study materials. Is that enough in terms of prep? Thanks!

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Re: MPRE Prep

Postby tstyler98 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:26 pm

tepper wrote:Dear TLS friends, for those of you who already took the MPRE and passed. What kind of prep did you do? I've been doing some research on this and noticed that both Kaplan and Barbri offer free courses and study materials. Is that enough in terms of prep? Thanks!


I watched the videos from both Kaplan and Barbri, and I took a ton of practice questions from both. I then made flashcards of the things I was having trouble with and reviewed those. The night before, I mostly went over the conflicts stuff. I more than passed for all states.

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Re: MPRE Prep

Postby purr se » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:02 pm

I watched the Barbri video, did about four practice questions, and looked through the fill-in-the-blank Barbri outline keyed to the video for about an hour. Passed in all states. You really don't have to knock yourself out studying for the MPRE.

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Re: MPRE Prep

Postby kalvano » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:33 pm

I watched the BarBri video and did practice questions on their iOS apps the day before. More than passed for all states, and I was done in like 35 minutes. It's really easy.

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Re: MPRE Prep

Postby tepper » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:03 am

Thanks guys. Appreciate it.

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Re: MPRE Prep

Postby BarbellDreams » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:06 am

I went to barbri lecture and read the book for a few hours. Honestly if you pay attention at the barbri lecture and take notes you should easily pass.

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Re: MPRE Prep

Postby rawrab » Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:50 pm

Can you view the MPRE video on the barbri website or do you have to go to a lecture? I can't find the video on the barbri website

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Re: MPRE Prep

Postby kalvano » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:20 pm

Resister for BarBri MPRE and you'll see it. It's free.

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Re: MPRE Prep

Postby rawrab » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:51 pm

Resister for BarBri MPRE and you'll see it. It's free.


Thanks! I registered for the class. I don't see the video still though, is anyone willing to let me know where to find it on there? I think the barbri website is the worst website I've even been on in terms of navigating around it.

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Re: MPRE Prep

Postby FooJ » Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:29 pm

For the life of me, I can't find the practice videos from Barbri, does anyone have a link?

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Re: MPRE Prep

Postby SilvermanBarPrep » Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:43 pm

I really like the Barbri MPRE book as it contains a longer outline, but also a conviser mini review. The conviser mini review covers all that you need in regards to substantive law, and the longer outline can be used as a resource when the shorter outline doesn't quite hit home with an explanation. In addition, I think they include about 4 practice exams.

Definitely order the released exam on the NCBE website, as the best prep is always with actual released questions.

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Re: MPRE Prep

Postby waxecstatic » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:23 pm

Just get the BarBri book and make sure you are familiar with the ins and outs of the exceptions of each rule. Memorize a few rules regarding judges' conduct (4-5 questions), and take a few PTs. The content is relatively easy but the questions are somewhat tricky. You only need to get about 60% of the questions right to pass for all 50 states. Don't think that because some people on TLS said it's easy that is definitely going to be easy. You don't want to have to delay taking the Bar exam because you failed the MPRE.

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Re: MPRE Prep

Postby Stinson » Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:29 pm

waxecstatic wrote: Don't think that because some people on TLS said it's easy that is definitely going to be easy. You don't want to have to delay taking the Bar exam because you failed the MPRE.


Lots of +1 here. It's true that the MPRE is a bit of a running joke on TLS, but you don't at all need to look far in the old threads to find people who failed and, in a few cases, people for whom failing screwed up their schedule. MA for certain requires passing the MPRE before registering to take the bar; others may also and you'll want to know what your state does ahead of time.

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Re: MPRE Prep

Postby rad lulz » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:09 pm

waxecstatic wrote:Just get the BarBri book and make sure you are familiar with the ins and outs of the exceptions of each rule. Memorize a few rules regarding judges' conduct (4-5 questions), and take a few PTs. The content is relatively easy but the questions are somewhat tricky. You only need to get about 60% of the questions right to pass for all 50 states. Don't think that because some people on TLS said it's easy that is definitely going to be easy. You don't want to have to delay taking the Bar exam because you failed the MPRE.

No it's easy

To pass in all jxs you need a 25th%tile score

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Re: MPRE Prep

Postby waxecstatic » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:17 pm

rad lulz wrote:
waxecstatic wrote:Just get the BarBri book and make sure you are familiar with the ins and outs of the exceptions of each rule. Memorize a few rules regarding judges' conduct (4-5 questions), and take a few PTs. The content is relatively easy but the questions are somewhat tricky. You only need to get about 60% of the questions right to pass for all 50 states. Don't think that because some people on TLS said it's easy that is definitely going to be easy. You don't want to have to delay taking the Bar exam because you failed the MPRE.

No it's easy

To pass in all jxs you need a 25th%tile score


I think you missed the point. It isn't about whether or not someone think it's easy. It's about whether you should base your studying off of what others on TLS think.

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Re: MPRE Prep

Postby rad lulz » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:18 pm

waxecstatic wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
waxecstatic wrote:Just get the BarBri book and make sure you are familiar with the ins and outs of the exceptions of each rule. Memorize a few rules regarding judges' conduct (4-5 questions), and take a few PTs. The content is relatively easy but the questions are somewhat tricky. You only need to get about 60% of the questions right to pass for all 50 states. Don't think that because some people on TLS said it's easy that is definitely going to be easy. You don't want to have to delay taking the Bar exam because you failed the MPRE.

No it's easy

To pass in all jxs you need a 25th%tile score


I think you missed the point. It isn't about whether or not someone think it's easy. It's about whether you should base your studying off of what others on TLS think.

It's objectively easy

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Re: MPRE Prep

Postby Natcat » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:30 pm

As someone who didn't take a prof resp class, I found that the Barbri conviser outline was sufficient. I read the outline the day before and passed with a lot of room to spare. My advice would be to read the conviser and do as many practice tests as you can, just to be on the safe side. Good luck!

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Re: MPRE Prep

Postby Glock » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:39 pm

Studied for 7 hours and got a 115. I did the Barbri Chemerinski lecture (and payed careful attention) and did maybe 50 or 60 practice questions on their website.

I think that virtually anyone can pass for any state if you study for 2 full days. On day one read the Conviser/Barbri outline carefully (focus on exceptions) and do 30-50 practice questions. On day two watch the barbri lecture and do 30-50 practice questions.

It's hard to imagine failing with 15 hours of studying and 100 practice questions under your belt. If you are super worried just do more practice questions--- the same patterns recur on the actual exam and the answer will be easy.

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Re: MPRE Prep

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:50 pm

rad lulz wrote:
waxecstatic wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
waxecstatic wrote:Just get the BarBri book and make sure you are familiar with the ins and outs of the exceptions of each rule. Memorize a few rules regarding judges' conduct (4-5 questions), and take a few PTs. The content is relatively easy but the questions are somewhat tricky. You only need to get about 60% of the questions right to pass for all 50 states. Don't think that because some people on TLS said it's easy that is definitely going to be easy. You don't want to have to delay taking the Bar exam because you failed the MPRE.

No it's easy

To pass in all jxs you need a 25th%tile score


I think you missed the point. It isn't about whether or not someone think it's easy. It's about whether you should base your studying off of what others on TLS think.

It's objectively easy


I failed it 3 times.

Granted, I studied pretty poorly all 3 times and I am terrible with multiple choice tests, but I didn't find it objectively easy.

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Re: MPRE Prep

Postby Lasers » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:26 pm

barbri lecture wasn't all that helpful, imo. the practice tests in the barbri book are extremely credited though. to be safe spend a week on studying the barbri book/model rules and you should pass easily.

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Re: MPRE Prep

Postby rock steady » Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:37 am

I studied for about a week and a half (1-3 hours per day with days off sprinkled in) using the free BarBri book and got a 118.

The "may vs. must" distinctions are important as well as conflicts. Also, don't rush on exam day - you don't want to trip up on those distinctions when an attorney or a judge may or must do something. You'll see people breezing through the exam but you don't want to be "that guy" that has to take this thing more than once. And it does happen, no matter how easy people think this exam is.

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Re: MPRE Prep

Postby BarbellDreams » Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:20 pm

Gamecubesupreme wrote:
I failed it 3 times.

Granted, I studied pretty poorly all 3 times and I am terrible with multiple choice tests, but I didn't find it objectively easy.


Well...did you pass it the 4th time at least?




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