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Re: Florida July 2015

Postby 941law » Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:27 pm

LAW813FL wrote:Id rather have wills over business entities but I I'd be happy with your essay topics.

As I said in another thread, I'm legit considering putting all my stock in those topics I guessed above.

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Re: Florida July 2015

Postby LAW813FL » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:17 pm

Bold move, but I respect it

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Re: Florida July 2015

Postby 941law » Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:20 pm

Is it too late to switch to laptop for the essays? I hand wrote in school, so assumed that would be my best choice for the bar but now I'm having doubts.

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Re: Florida July 2015

Postby ash0117 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:30 pm

941law wrote:Is it too late to switch to laptop for the essays? I hand wrote in school, so assumed that would be my best choice for the bar but now I'm having doubts.


For some reason, I think 6/15 is the deadline. Don't ask me why I think that...

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Re: Florida July 2015

Postby 941law » Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:34 pm

And you're right. Shit.

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Re: Florida July 2015

Postby LAW813FL » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:58 am

Anyone that's done Barbri know how good and useful the Winter '15 books are? I'm doing Kaplan, but I want to supplement the Florida stuff with some Barbri MCQ and I am thinking about getting the W' 15 books.

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Re: Florida July 2015

Postby 941law » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:49 am

LAW813FL wrote:Anyone that's done Barbri know how good and useful the Winter '15 books are? I'm doing Kaplan, but I want to supplement the Florida stuff with some Barbri MCQ and I am thinking about getting the W' 15 books.

I think people who failed February with Barbri are just using the same books, with a few exceptions. I'll ask...

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Re: Florida July 2015

Postby LAW813FL » Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:08 pm

Ya I figure nothing really has changed I just thought I'd ask.

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Re: Florida July 2015

Postby 941law » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:48 pm

seizmaar wrote:we had wills in feb on the MC

Was partnerships/corporations on it too?

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Re: Florida July 2015

Postby Cydiego » Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:30 pm

yeah it was procedure, wills, and biz entities.

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Re: Florida July 2015

Postby 941law » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:50 pm

Really would prefer a fla con law essay over trusts.

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Re: Florida July 2015

Postby Geaux12 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:00 pm

Amateur question: what's the grouping of questions like on the MBE/FL portions?

I'm guessing everything is mixed up, rather than 10 property questions followed by 20 torts questions etc. Are they mixed up across breaks, though? Like if I see a Torts question in the AM, could there also be a torts question in the PM?

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Re: Florida July 2015

Postby MG95 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:35 am

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Re: Florida July 2015

Postby 941law » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:21 pm

Geaux12 wrote:Amateur question: what's the grouping of questions like on the MBE/FL portions?

I'm guessing everything is mixed up, rather than 10 property questions followed by 20 torts questions etc. Are they mixed up across breaks, though? Like if I see a Torts question in the AM, could there also be a torts question in the PM?


It's all mixed up. Florida is just essays in morning, 100 MC in afternoon.

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby Geaux12 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:21 pm

Business Entities is a total clusterfuck - it seems like they're throwing a million new, incredibly specific rules at me almost casually. How is everyone else learning this? Flashcards?

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby LAW813FL » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:33 am

Geaux12 wrote:Business Entities is a total clusterfuck - it seems like they're throwing a million new, incredibly specific rules at me almost casually. How is everyone else learning this? Flashcards?


Ya I am really hoping for wills and evidence on the MC. Plus, the guy who is teaching Business Entities for Kaplan is horrible.

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby Geaux12 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:33 pm

LAW813FL wrote:
Geaux12 wrote:Business Entities is a total clusterfuck - it seems like they're throwing a million new, incredibly specific rules at me almost casually. How is everyone else learning this? Flashcards?


Ya I am really hoping for wills and evidence on the MC. Plus, the guy who is teaching Business Entities for Kaplan is horrible.


The live instructor for Kaplan is a really sweet lady, but she literally just read the BN outline to us. Not particularly helpful, and I'm finding all kinds of questions in the QBank that she never addressed.

I'm about to take the Checkpoint Quiz, should be a disaster.

ETA: How many different subjects can we expect in the MC? I know to expect real property/torts/Ks/PR essays, but I haven't really gotten into the whole essay prediction debate.

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby LAW813FL » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:36 pm

Geaux12 wrote:
LAW813FL wrote:
Geaux12 wrote:Business Entities is a total clusterfuck - it seems like they're throwing a million new, incredibly specific rules at me almost casually. How is everyone else learning this? Flashcards?


Ya I am really hoping for wills and evidence on the MC. Plus, the guy who is teaching Business Entities for Kaplan is horrible.


The live instructor for Kaplan is a really sweet lady, but she literally just read the BN outline to us. Not particularly helpful, and I'm finding all kinds of questions in the QBank that she never addressed.

I'm about to take the Checkpoint Quiz, should be a disaster.

ETA: How many different subjects can we expect in the MC? I know to expect real property/torts/Ks/PR essays, but I haven't really gotten into the whole essay prediction debate.


From what Kaplan has told me, MC is going to be 3 subject. One subject is guaranteed to be Civ/crim Pro, and the other two can be either evidence, wills/trusts, or business entities. I think Evidence is one of the subject 90% of the time. Wills and BE are 50% each. Also, evidence wasn't on Feb., so I am hoping we get it.

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby ash0117 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:30 pm

I've never practiced in FL (went to law school OOS and all my jobs/ internships were OOS). Imagine my surprise when BARBRI tells me that Florida's professionalism rules require that attorneys "avoid distracting behavior including facial expressions." Not a single attorney I've ever worked for would meet that requirement... ever.

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby Geaux12 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:26 pm

Any info on supplements for Florida distinctions in the vein of Lean Sheets? Unfortunately, they don't have any Florida-specific materials :(

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby ash0117 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:54 pm

Any methods that have been working for you for memorizing the sheer volume of FL info? I've heard that typing out the essays and memorizing them is a good way to study, but does that help with the MC portion too?

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby EAsports » Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:26 am

What kind of attention are you all giving Dependency, Delinquency, Commercial Paper, and Secured Transactions? W/r/t to essays, in particular...

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby 941law » Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:23 pm

ash0117 wrote:Any methods that have been working for you for memorizing the sheer volume of FL info? I've heard that typing out the essays and memorizing them is a good way to study, but does that help with the MC portion too?

That's my plan for this month, writing out essays with some light review. Then obviously a bunch of MC.

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby 941law » Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:26 pm

EAsports wrote:What kind of attention are you all giving Dependency, Delinquency, Commercial Paper, and Secured Transactions? W/r/t to essays, in particular...

Commercial paper a tad. None to dependency or delinquency. Trusts, fl con law, contracts, torts a bunch.

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby 941law » Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:27 pm

Geaux12 wrote:Any info on supplements for Florida distinctions in the vein of Lean Sheets? Unfortunately, they don't have any Florida-specific materials :(

Who is they? You might be able to buy the Barbri Florida outlines book online.




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