July 2015 California Bar Exam

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Notorious RBG » Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:29 pm

I have a set of Critical Pass flashcards up for grabs to anyone that wants them- some notes on a few of the cards but they are mostly untouched since for me making my own flashcards worked better. Just PM me with your address and pay for shipping and you can have them.

Also a Whitney Roberts bar cheat sheet book. There are notes and lines on a few of the pages but it is mostly clean.

I trashed the rest of my bar stuff because it was too scribbled up, boy was that cathartic!

A male human- I will send you my essays I got back from the last two bars, let me know where to send. I am giving up the property exam I got an 85 on even though I'm tempted to frame it, haha. But all in the name of paying it forward. :D

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby storge » Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:59 pm

Notorious RBG wrote:I have a set of Critical Pass flashcards up for grabs to anyone that wants them- some notes on a few of the cards but they are mostly untouched since for me making my own flashcards worked better. Just PM me with your address and pay for shipping and you can have them.

Also a Whitney Roberts bar cheat sheet book. There are notes and lines on a few of the pages but it is mostly clean.

I trashed the rest of my bar stuff because it was too scribbled up, boy was that cathartic!

A male human- I will send you my essays I got back from the last two bars, let me know where to send. I am giving up the property exam I got an 85 on even though I'm tempted to frame it, haha. But all in the name of paying it forward. :D


PM'd you. Thanks for offering these!

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby a male human » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:19 pm

Notorious RBG wrote:I have a set of Critical Pass flashcards up for grabs to anyone that wants them- some notes on a few of the cards but they are mostly untouched since for me making my own flashcards worked better. Just PM me with your address and pay for shipping and you can have them.

Also a Whitney Roberts bar cheat sheet book. There are notes and lines on a few of the pages but it is mostly clean.

I trashed the rest of my bar stuff because it was too scribbled up, boy was that cathartic!

A male human- I will send you my essays I got back from the last two bars, let me know where to send. I am giving up the property exam I got an 85 on even though I'm tempted to frame it, haha. But all in the name of paying it forward. :D

Awesome! You can actually scan or take pictures of them if that helps you save the effort and cost of shipping, and you can still frame your 85 (congrats). Does that work for you?

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Notorious RBG » Sun Dec 06, 2015 10:06 pm

a male human wrote:
Notorious RBG wrote:I have a set of Critical Pass flashcards up for grabs to anyone that wants them- some notes on a few of the cards but they are mostly untouched since for me making my own flashcards worked better. Just PM me with your address and pay for shipping and you can have them.

Also a Whitney Roberts bar cheat sheet book. There are notes and lines on a few of the pages but it is mostly clean.

I trashed the rest of my bar stuff because it was too scribbled up, boy was that cathartic!

A male human- I will send you my essays I got back from the last two bars, let me know where to send. I am giving up the property exam I got an 85 on even though I'm tempted to frame it, haha. But all in the name of paying it forward. :D

Awesome! You can actually scan or take pictures of them if that helps you save the effort and cost of shipping, and you can still frame your 85 (congrats). Does that work for you?


Haha you know maybe I WILL frame that f*cker. Orrr just light them on fire and laugh maniacally in relief and bar hatred.

I will scan them this week at work and send to you, just PM me where to email. :)

Guys the other items got snapped up already, glad I could help and all the best of luck to everyone reading this and facing down this behemoth. YOU CAN DO IT!!

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby BrokenMouse » Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:45 pm

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby layaann » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:38 pm

Neko1 wrote:I have a full set of critical pass flashcards, Strategies & Tactics 5th edition (unused), and Essay Writing for the California Bar Exam book (light highlighting) I am looking to get rid of if anyone is interested--pm me.


Pm'd you!

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby BrokenMouse » Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:33 pm

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Notorious RBG » Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:23 pm

BrokenMouse wrote:
Notorious RBG wrote:
Haha you know maybe I WILL frame that f*cker. Orrr just light them on fire and laugh maniacally in relief and bar hatred.

I will scan them this week at work and send to you, just PM me where to email. :)

Guys the other items got snapped up already, glad I could help and all the best of luck to everyone reading this and facing down this behemoth. YOU CAN DO IT!!


Hey RBG check your email! PM doesn't seem to be working at the moment.


The PMs are being super funky. Emailed and PMed you!

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby BuenAbogado » Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:38 pm

Has anyone gotten bar numbers yet?

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Tiago Splitter » Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:42 pm

BuenAbogado wrote:Has anyone gotten bar numbers yet?

yea. took a couple days after I mailed in my card.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Zaizei » Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:54 pm

For the repeaters and the people that didn't pass the exam: What are we supposed to receive now? I have no clue since it was the first time I took the exam so... Are we going to receive our essays and an explanation of our mistakes and the things we did wrong?
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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Notorious RBG » Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:58 pm

BuenAbogado wrote:Has anyone gotten bar numbers yet?


I was sworn in on Dec. 3 and searchable on the web site Dec. 4th! You can get your number there.

I think you have to wait for the mailed fee statement to order your customized certificate though. When I try it asks for some 7 or 8 digit number from said fee statement, and won't let me order without it.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby KatieSpades » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:08 pm

Zaizei wrote:For the repeaters and the people that didn't pass the exam: What are we supposed to receive now? I have no clue since it was the first time I took the exam so... Are we going to receive our essays and an explanation of our mistakes and the things we did wrong?


In a couple weeks-ish, you should get back copies of your essays and PTs but they won't have any markings or explanations on them whatsoever.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Zaizei » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:10 pm

KatieSpades wrote:
Zaizei wrote:For the repeaters and the people that didn't pass the exam: What are we supposed to receive now? I have no clue since it was the first time I took the exam so... Are we going to receive our essays and an explanation of our mistakes and the things we did wrong?


In a couple weeks-ish, you should get back copies of your essays and PTs but they won't have any markings or explanations on them whatsoever.


Thanks for the explanation. I thought that they will at least have markings or something. Guess I could send them to the tutor I hired so he can tell me what I did wrong.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby BuenAbogado » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:14 pm

Sent a week ago, still not searchable. wtf mate.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Notorious RBG » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:21 pm

BuenAbogado wrote:Sent a week ago, still not searchable. wtf mate.


To be fair I swore in right in Oakland so it was probably unusually fast...

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby gaagoots » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:24 pm

BuenAbogado wrote:Sent a week ago, still not searchable. wtf mate.


Well, Loyola passers who swore in on the 3rd took up a whole half day yesterday, somehow they were in the pile before me even though I swore in the day before. I was estimating they take 5 minutes per card.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Pleasye » Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:19 am

gaagoots wrote:
BuenAbogado wrote:Sent a week ago, still not searchable. wtf mate.


Well, Loyola passers who swore in on the 3rd took up a whole half day yesterday, somehow they were in the pile before me even though I swore in the day before. I was estimating they take 5 minutes per card.

Loyola faxes the cards in instead of mailing.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby BuenAbogado » Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:22 am

Pleasye wrote:
gaagoots wrote:
BuenAbogado wrote:Sent a week ago, still not searchable. wtf mate.


Well, Loyola passers who swore in on the 3rd took up a whole half day yesterday, somehow they were in the pile before me even though I swore in the day before. I was estimating they take 5 minutes per card.

Loyola faxes the cards in instead of mailing.


What's a fax?

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Pleasye » Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:24 am

BuenAbogado wrote:
Pleasye wrote:
gaagoots wrote:
BuenAbogado wrote:Sent a week ago, still not searchable. wtf mate.


Well, Loyola passers who swore in on the 3rd took up a whole half day yesterday, somehow they were in the pile before me even though I swore in the day before. I was estimating they take 5 minutes per card.

Loyola faxes the cards in instead of mailing.


What's a fax?

:lol:

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby BrokenMouse » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:17 pm

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby madsil » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:49 pm

Does anyone have bar-winners outlines they can share? Please?! :D :D :lol:
I like their outline format, it seems more straight forward than most out there.
thanks!

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby BrokenMouse » Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:04 pm

Barbri's CMR or shorter outlines?

Assuming that you understood all the concepts, what method did u guys use to memorize the rules?

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Zaizei » Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:13 pm

BrokenMouse wrote:Barbri's CMR or shorter outlines?

Assuming that you understood all the concepts, what method did u guys use to memorize the rules?


I studied from CMR and the "short" outlines from Barbri for the last exam.

If I had to pick again between those two, I would stick with Barbri's "short" outlines.

Since this time around I change my method of studying (now with a tutor) I have shorter outlines that for me are much better, since I don't need all the stuff that is in those large outlines and the CMR (since I understand the concepts and know most of them already from studying before).

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby AMCD » Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:34 pm

RULES Statements:

I hand wrote all the major rules per subject I gathered and tweaked to my liking (various resources, including model answers on the Cal Bar website) and put them in a binder that was divided by subject.

I spent ONE HOUR daily just memorizing and writing out rules (on the laptop) each evening, going through subject-by-subject. I studied for
7 weeks prior to the July Bar (as a repeater) and did this with rules 7 days a week. That's a huge number of accumulated hours banging out
rules statements by the time the exam rolls around, but seemed like not a hugely miserable task during the process.

I can't tell you what a relief it was in July (which I passed) to not even have to think when stating the rules and just banging them out rote. It also helped with issue spotting as you know the elements so well, so identify those quickly when you are reading and it triggers a sense of the issue-rule connections they are looking for--especially with cross-over essays where there is a lot of depth to get to.

Obviously, this also helps hugely with the MBE. I was only at 50% accuracy the first time I took Cali. with Barbri (got a 109 raw) and this time was able to waive into several other jxs. and felt the MBE was straightforward overall -- something I never thought I'd experience, ever!!

If anyone wants any more particulars, just PM me.

Good luck. This is an ever-changing test that, at least in my estimation, doesn't allow for cutting corners in preparation.




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