AMCD wrote:I feel as though I am in a complete minority here. I think I totally bombed PT B. Didn't help that the "I am a NY attorney" next to me told me I totally screwed up on my format for the PT. I kid you not -- I sat there for five minutes reading the instructions over and over, and because there were no, "in our office, when we write a memo of pts. and authorities we do blah, blah, blah," I literally wrote it like a freaking persuasive memo. I had main headings (although not great sub-headings, just something about hearsay and something about the 6th Amendment) and then wrote about the pros. will argue this, we will argue that, they will win, we will win on this etc. I got so rattled about 2/3 of the way through when it was only an hour to go and I was literally still dicking around with part one and the dead mother. My lovely neighbor told me about how it should have been laid out, etc. etc. He then literally walked with me all the way to my car and kept telling me what had to be done. I feel as though I wrote shit, didn't use all the file well, or frankly anything. I failed in July by 3 points, and I totally panicked on PT B then, and got a 55, but a 75 on the other PT. I know what it takes to get a 55 and I think I did it again. I feel that the essays this time were so tricky and hugely demanding and the MBE just insane, that I am probably totally screwed again. I was doing well on the MBE going in, and scored well in July, but this was a totally different beast.
Dude on the other side of me had to hand write all the essays this morning b/c of Softest. And English is not his first language.
OK, just a sob fest, I know. But seriously, I kept looking for layout directions etc. and didn't know what to do. Am I doomed?
This is a great question. The directions basically said to ignore the statement of facts and to have appropriate headings, but they totally did not do the usual thing about how their firm wants headings.
What do you guys think the graders do in this situation? How much are effed up headings worth?
Also, at the very beginning of the motion to suppress, did you guys write Motion to Suppress, followed by the To, From, Date, Re, or was that not supposed to be in a motion to suppress?