nooyyllib wrote:I did the S & T Emmanuels practice MBE (in the back - 200 Qs) and came out with 142/200. Finished about 8 mins early for each session.
Been getting 5-6 on the barbri submitted essays....wtf..?
Scared shitless still.
Do you guys know if the bar examiners grade the essays strictly? I'm a little afraid that I won't be able to type out the black letter law like you need to do on law school exams (like super eloquently using similar words as it is stated in the BLL). Because I think I can type out the law some what correctly but not to a "tee" if you know what i mean.
Gonna try to type out the BLL for every general tort/crime/law tomorrow and memorize the sheet...
P.S. Is anyone really bothering with the NYMC or the MPT?
I'm not taking NY but they did give us a perfect essay for my state, MA. The person did not write stuff out that sounded treatise-ready. It was more colloquial, as if you were explaining the law to a layperson and not uttering magic words. Indeed, he does not even make an upfront statement of what the law is. What he did
do, and I think this is good advice, is take a total shotgun approach. You could tell there was stuff in there that he just couldn't weave into a coherent paragraph, so he just wrote out single, isolated sentences at the end. But he put everything he could possibly think up in there.