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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby LSATNightmares » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:21 pm

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but does anyone know where you can get Barbri practice materials at this late of a stage if you're taking the exam on Saturday? I have the Kaplan book, but I don't find it all that helpful. I took Professional Responsibility already, but I'm feeling nervous not doing Barbri....

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby kalvano » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:37 pm

BarBri should be online for the video and practice questions.

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby Lasers » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:57 pm

i'm not sure if it's been covered here, but how many questions can you typically miss to pass? there doesn't seem to be a breakdown of the scaling; all i know is i need an 86 on the scale.

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:12 pm

I signed up for this stupid test but don't need it for the bar I'm going to take. I've already paid though. Is 4 hours the night before to pass this shit?

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby Bikeflip » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:15 pm

Lasers wrote:i'm not sure if it's been covered here, but how many questions can you typically miss to pass? there doesn't seem to be a breakdown of the scaling; all i know is i need an 86 on the scale.



I never found the raw score breakdown, but I think something like 30/50 is passing.

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby 09042014 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:17 pm

AreJay711 wrote:I signed up for this stupid test but don't need it for the bar I'm going to take. I've already paid though. Is 4 hours the night before to pass this shit?


It's not worth having to wake up early on a saturday.

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby target » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:25 pm

Lasers wrote:i'm not sure if it's been covered here, but how many questions can you typically miss to pass? there doesn't seem to be a breakdown of the scaling; all i know is i need an 86 on the scale.


The barbri guy says as long as you get between 32-38 questions correct, you should pass all jurisdictions, but it varies by test administrations.

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby irish017 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:57 pm

target wrote:
Lasers wrote:i'm not sure if it's been covered here, but how many questions can you typically miss to pass? there doesn't seem to be a breakdown of the scaling; all i know is i need an 86 on the scale.


The barbri guy says as long as you get between 32-38 questions correct, you should pass all jurisdictions, but it varies by test administrations.

Stupid question, but is that factoring in the lame ass and unnecessary experimental questions?

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby target » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:01 pm

irish017 wrote:
target wrote:
Lasers wrote:i'm not sure if it's been covered here, but how many questions can you typically miss to pass? there doesn't seem to be a breakdown of the scaling; all i know is i need an 86 on the scale.


The barbri guy says as long as you get between 32-38 questions correct, you should pass all jurisdictions, but it varies by test administrations.

Stupid question, but is that factoring in the lame ass and unnecessary experimental questions?


He didn't specify, but I'd imagine that doesn't include the 10 experimental questions.

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby irish017 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:03 pm

target wrote:
irish017 wrote:
target wrote:
Lasers wrote:i'm not sure if it's been covered here, but how many questions can you typically miss to pass? there doesn't seem to be a breakdown of the scaling; all i know is i need an 86 on the scale.


The barbri guy says as long as you get between 32-38 questions correct, you should pass all jurisdictions, but it varies by test administrations.

Stupid question, but is that factoring in the lame ass and unnecessary experimental questions?


He didn't specify, but I'd imagine that doesn't include the 10 experimental questions.

So we need 32-38 out of 50. Not too difficult to manage. Still a waste of a golfable saturday AM.

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby Lasers » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:11 pm

38 out of 50 sounds pretty difficult to me...32 not so much.

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby 5ky » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:40 pm

When i took it, i remember that there was absolutely no consensus on how many you had to get correct out of 50 (i.e. not including the 10 experimental). Somewhere between 28 and 38. Based on how I think the test went and my score, I think 38 is way more than you need, but that's purely subjective anecdotal

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby TLSNYC » Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:56 pm

kalvano wrote:BarBri should be online for the video and practice questions.


Could you post a link to the BarBri MPRE video? I can't seem to find it.

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:55 pm

TLSNYC wrote:
kalvano wrote:BarBri should be online for the video and practice questions.


Could you post a link to the BarBri MPRE video? I can't seem to find it.


I've no idea what the link is. I just hopped online and registered for the BarBri MPRE course (it's free, or it was when I did it) and logged into BarBri and there was the video.

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby rawrab » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:18 pm

according to the rules lawyers are prohibited from acquiring a proprietary interest in the subject of litigation - is a contingent fee an exception to this in every case? Like it doesn't matter at all if they have a proprietary interest in the subject of litigation if it is just a contingent fee. But everything other than a contingent fee is no good. Is that how it works...?

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby target » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:41 pm

rawrab wrote:according to the rules lawyers are prohibited from acquiring a proprietary interest in the subject of litigation - is a contingent fee an exception to this in every case? Like it doesn't matter at all if they have a proprietary interest in the subject of litigation if it is just a contingent fee. But everything other than a contingent fee is no good. Is that how it works...?


sound right to me

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:43 pm

rawrab wrote:according to the rules lawyers are prohibited from acquiring a proprietary interest in the subject of litigation - is a contingent fee an exception to this in every case? Like it doesn't matter at all if they have a proprietary interest in the subject of litigation if it is just a contingent fee. But everything other than a contingent fee is no good. Is that how it works...?


You can have a contingent fee in everything but a criminal case. And maybe a family law case, not sure if that's right. But definitely not a criminal case. Otherwise, a contingent fee doesn't create the conflict of interest that the rule is trying to avoid.

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:33 pm

kalvano wrote:
rawrab wrote:according to the rules lawyers are prohibited from acquiring a proprietary interest in the subject of litigation - is a contingent fee an exception to this in every case? Like it doesn't matter at all if they have a proprietary interest in the subject of litigation if it is just a contingent fee. But everything other than a contingent fee is no good. Is that how it works...?


You can have a contingent fee in everything but a criminal case. And maybe a family law case, not sure if that's right. But definitely not a criminal case. Otherwise, a contingent fee doesn't create the conflict of interest that the rule is trying to avoid.


No contingent fee for family law cases relating to alimony, child support, or property settlement.

The policy is that we want families to reconcile in anyway they can, so we don't want to give lawyers incentives to drive families further apart.

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby kalvano » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:41 pm

Gamecubesupreme wrote:
kalvano wrote:
rawrab wrote:according to the rules lawyers are prohibited from acquiring a proprietary interest in the subject of litigation - is a contingent fee an exception to this in every case? Like it doesn't matter at all if they have a proprietary interest in the subject of litigation if it is just a contingent fee. But everything other than a contingent fee is no good. Is that how it works...?


You can have a contingent fee in everything but a criminal case. And maybe a family law case, not sure if that's right. But definitely not a criminal case. Otherwise, a contingent fee doesn't create the conflict of interest that the rule is trying to avoid.


No contingent fee for family law cases relating to alimony, child support, or property settlement.

The policy is that we want families to reconcile in anyway they can, so we don't want to give lawyers incentives to drive families further apart.


That's it. Thanks.

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby LSATNightmares » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:53 pm

Btw, just as a heads up that you need a passport-like photo that is printed on the day of the exam. I almost missed the requirement, but luckily I checked the ticket now.

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby Lasers » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:54 pm

LSATNightmares wrote:Btw, just as a heads up that you need a passport-like photo that is printed on the day of the exam. I almost missed the requirement, but luckily I checked the ticket now.

i just got it done today. uploaded a headshot of myself to http://www.epassportphoto.com/, then uploaded that image to walgreens photo. printed it on a single 4x6 photo and picked it up for 22 cents later in the day. thankfully, it was totally painless.

as for the test, i've only done one barbri practice test so far and i haven't studied at all otherwise. still, unless the requirement is 38/50, i'm pretty confident i'll pass.

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby irish017 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:39 pm

I don't wanna look through my notes and I don't wanna miss an easy point so will someone tell me if this is correct or if I made a typo in my notes?:

A lawyer can't accept a case after offering unsolicited free legal advice

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby target » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:00 pm

irish017 wrote:I don't wanna look through my notes and I don't wanna miss an easy point so will someone tell me if this is correct or if I made a typo in my notes?:

A lawyer can't accept a case after offering unsolicited free legal advice


I think it is correct because if the lawyer accept the case, then it is in-person solicitation. Maybe he can accept a case if he does it for free.

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby notedgarfigaro » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:40 pm

Lasers wrote:
LSATNightmares wrote:Btw, just as a heads up that you need a passport-like photo that is printed on the day of the exam. I almost missed the requirement, but luckily I checked the ticket now.

i just got it done today. uploaded a headshot of myself to http://www.epassportphoto.com/, then uploaded that image to walgreens photo. printed it on a single 4x6 photo and picked it up for 22 cents later in the day. thankfully, it was totally painless.

as for the test, i've only done one barbri practice test so far and i haven't studied at all otherwise. still, unless the requirement is 38/50, i'm pretty confident i'll pass.


4X6? Pretty sure it needs to be between 1X1 and 2X2.

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Re: LOL MPRE

Postby jackattack17 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:14 pm

notedgarfigaro wrote:
Lasers wrote:
LSATNightmares wrote:Btw, just as a heads up that you need a passport-like photo that is printed on the day of the exam. I almost missed the requirement, but luckily I checked the ticket now.

i just got it done today. uploaded a headshot of myself to http://www.epassportphoto.com/, then uploaded that image to walgreens photo. printed it on a single 4x6 photo and picked it up for 22 cents later in the day. thankfully, it was totally painless.

as for the test, i've only done one barbri practice test so far and i haven't studied at all otherwise. still, unless the requirement is 38/50, i'm pretty confident i'll pass.


4X6? Pretty sure it needs to be between 1X1 and 2X2.


Yeah i think it's supposed to be smaller too. The space on the admission ticket is tiny and it must fit there.




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