Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby sd5289 » Fri May 29, 2015 3:53 pm

Just did the first graded essay on K's.

Well that was a shitshow. Got 1 of the 3 substantive areas correct according to the model answer. Royally fucked 1 area up, and maybe halfway got the other one down.

Lovely.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby smalogna » Fri May 29, 2015 3:58 pm

sd5289 wrote:Just did the first graded essay on K's.

Well that was a shitshow. Got 1 of the 3 substantive areas correct according to the model answer. Royally fucked 1 area up, and maybe halfway got the other one down.

Lovely.


I didn't notice any NY distinctions on the graded essay. They say in the model answer that "under NY law" ... but I was confused because I thought those areas indicated mirrored the common law. Idk I'll wait to hear what the grader has to say.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby UnamSanctam » Fri May 29, 2015 4:27 pm

smalogna wrote:
sd5289 wrote:
zot1 wrote:
zot1 wrote:
Worker and Parasite wrote:Anyone send a message about substantive law through the Message Center yet? Wondering what the turn around time is for questions


Two full days for me.


Fair warning: the answers were either basic (attempted to explain answer and did some) or unresponsive (redirected my attention towards something else).


Same experience. I found an error in one of the assessment questions and wanted to make sure that my answer was actually correct (as you know, these are very basic questions). The answer re-affirmed that what I'd picked was actually correct, but didn't respond at all to the fact that their assessment question told me that the wrong answer was correct.


UHHHHH What? Any way you could provide what question this was?

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby sd5289 » Fri May 29, 2015 7:27 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:UHHHHH What? Any way you could provide what question this was?


Whoops. Missed this.

It was back in the doctrine of mitigation section of the K's lectures. The assessment question was one of those "which of the following is false" questions. I chose the answer that a failure to mitigate damages prevents the non-breaching party from recovering damages (which is false; it merely reduces the recovery they could get). The other option I had was that the breached against party must take reasonable steps to mitigate damages (which is true). The other two options were both of these answers are false or neither of these answers are false.

The assessment told me I got it wrong, and that the option that the breached against party must take reasonable steps to mitigate damages was the correct answer. I double-checked the prompt because my first reaction was "oh I guess I just read the question wrong," but it definitely said which of the following are false. So when I emailed them about it, the answer I got back confirmed that failure to mitigate does NOT bar recovery, but they didn't really address the fact that the assessment told me I'd gotten it wrong when I'd selected the correct answer for a "which of these is false" question.

Whatevs.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby zot1 » Fri May 29, 2015 8:04 pm

You know something's wrong with the Torts lecturer when his outline is almost 20 pages longer than the Ks one . . .

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby osheimb » Fri May 29, 2015 8:30 pm

Checking in.

Passed July 2014 in MI, now studying for CA. Evidence guy for CA is driving me crazy, talking about objections and motions in limine and a bunch of other stuff that is NOT on the MBE.

I've half a mind to dig up my notes and everything from last summer, but I know that's really just a procrastination method.

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Postby MarcZero » Fri May 29, 2015 8:38 pm

osheimb wrote:Checking in.

Passed July 2014 in MI, now studying for CA. Evidence guy for CA is driving me crazy, talking about objections and motions in limine and a bunch of other stuff that is NOT on the MBE.

I've half a mind to dig up my notes and everything from last summer, but I know that's really just a procrastination method.


I'm assuming you're on Flex Study because otherwise how in the hell are you on Evidence already? I'm just starting Torts today and thought I was a bit ahead.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby osheimb » Fri May 29, 2015 9:55 pm

I'm assuming you're on Flex Study because otherwise how in the hell are you on Evidence already? I'm just starting Torts today and thought I was a bit ahead.[/quote]

I'm working full-time, so I started studying weeks ago. This is also the 3rd and 4th time I'm seeing some of this material, so all my non-California specific lectures are 2x speed.

You probably are a bit ahead :D

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby UnamSanctam » Fri May 29, 2015 10:22 pm

Also, IDK if it was mentioned in this thread, but Critical Pass Flashcards are like $100 for the physical cards, but are also available in app form for $50. Requires iOS though, so only useful if you have iPhone or iPad.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Pleasye » Sat May 30, 2015 11:58 am

osheimb wrote:Checking in.

Passed July 2014 in MI, now studying for CA. Evidence guy for CA is driving me crazy, talking about objections and motions in limine and a bunch of other stuff that is NOT on the MBE.

I've half a mind to dig up my notes and everything from last summer, but I know that's really just a procrastination method.

We have to learn CA material for evidence so maybe that's what that stuff is?

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Postby SIPA » Sat May 30, 2015 1:18 pm

I am doing flex-study but started studying a few weeks ago b/c I work full-time. I think I'm doing okay pace-wise, but just want to be sure. How much of the course %-wise has everyone done at this point?

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby zot1 » Sat May 30, 2015 1:58 pm

I'm at 11.7% as of right now. However, I have like 5 more tasks left and I'm not sure how much they'll contribute to my actual percentage at the end of the day.

More useful details: I started four days earlier for my program, but I didn't do as much as I should have the first week (so maybe these two things average out somehow?).

EDIT: UBE.

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Postby smalogna » Sat May 30, 2015 2:01 pm

SIPA wrote:I am doing flex-study but started studying a few weeks ago b/c I work full-time. I think I'm doing okay pace-wise, but just want to be sure. How much of the course %-wise has everyone done at this point?


I'm at 12.3% with majority of tasks left today and I have been following directed study almost perfectly.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Pleasye » Sat May 30, 2015 2:15 pm

13.8% and I'm about a day and a half behind.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby IamIn » Sat May 30, 2015 3:05 pm

6.9% I'm guessing I'm behind :D

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby smalogna » Sat May 30, 2015 3:12 pm

27 page lecture handout of just NY tort distinctions. :cry:

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby zot1 » Sat May 30, 2015 5:26 pm

IamIn wrote:6.9% I'm guessing I'm behind :D


Not necessarily. I think just knowing people's progress isn't enough. For example, CA starte a whole week earlier than I was supposed to.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby osheimb » Sat May 30, 2015 5:36 pm

Pleasye wrote:
osheimb wrote:Checking in.

Passed July 2014 in MI, now studying for CA. Evidence guy for CA is driving me crazy, talking about objections and motions in limine and a bunch of other stuff that is NOT on the MBE.

I've half a mind to dig up my notes and everything from last summer, but I know that's really just a procrastination method.

We have to learn CA material for evidence so maybe that's what that stuff is?



That would make more sense, but they are the MBE Evidence lectures...meh.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby sd5289 » Sat May 30, 2015 7:11 pm

Oh. My. Christ.

I am getting VERY tired of finding out about an exception to a rule or a rule exception in the goddamn answer explanations in the MBE practice sets. I've missed five questions because of this where I'd initially picked the right answer, but didn't know about the rule I hadn't heard of before until I click "submit answer". :evil:

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Postby 101670944 » Sat May 30, 2015 7:41 pm

sd5289 wrote:Oh. My. Christ.

I am getting VERY tired of finding out about an exception to a rule or a rule exception in the goddamn answer explanations in the MBE practice sets. I've missed five questions because of this where I'd initially picked the right answer, but didn't know about the rule I hadn't heard of before until I click "submit answer". :evil:


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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby gr8scOtt! » Sat May 30, 2015 7:58 pm

101670944 wrote:
sd5289 wrote:Oh. My. Christ.

I am getting VERY tired of finding out about an exception to a rule or a rule exception in the goddamn answer explanations in the MBE practice sets. I've missed five questions because of this where I'd initially picked the right answer, but didn't know about the rule I hadn't heard of before until I click "submit answer". :evil:


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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby sd5289 » Sat May 30, 2015 8:08 pm

101670944 wrote:
sd5289 wrote:Oh. My. Christ.

I am getting VERY tired of finding out about an exception to a rule or a rule exception in the goddamn answer explanations in the MBE practice sets. I've missed five questions because of this where I'd initially picked the right answer, but didn't know about the rule I hadn't heard of before until I click "submit answer". :evil:


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:lol:

TYFT. I am now going to go find some type of alcoholic beverage. That was practice set #3 in K's, and I've matched my best score of 58% correct (which was practice set #1...practice set #2 was 55%). This is going to be a long summer.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby kjartan » Sat May 30, 2015 8:45 pm

The MBE questions that have been modified are fucking terrible.

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Pleasye » Sat May 30, 2015 8:46 pm

kjartan wrote:The MBE questions that have been modified are fucking terrible.

YES

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Re: Themis Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby zor » Sat May 30, 2015 9:07 pm

After struggling with the iOS and Google Play apps to download videos but uggh there's no speeding it up and there's no directed study...

In Firefox, there's a plugin called Video Download Helper. Once you have the video open on the web, you can download the .mp4 file and do with it what you will! Now I can play them in VLC on my various devices. *phew*




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