July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby DC818 » Sun May 24, 2015 9:19 pm

myrtlewinston wrote:Torts (Barbri)

Has anyone taken the Torts Diagnostic yet? The lecturer seems to have skimmed over certain topics. Eg. Assumption of Risk. Any advice on where to turn ib order to make an outline/flashcards? The Conviser isn't exactly mini. Thanks!


It appears he did skip over a lot of stuff. The homework assigned afterward was also a ridiculous amount. I hope this isn't the case throughout the course. Torts has been frustrating so far--to say the least.

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby myrtlewinston » Sun May 24, 2015 9:25 pm

He also skipped things that the Worker's Comp and No-Fault Diagnostics tested.

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby 2014 » Mon May 25, 2015 12:29 pm

Can you guys poast in here when you get the test selection thing? I'm concerned I'm going to get boned by our late graduation date so some confirmation if that happens would be nice.

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby scaliaantics » Mon May 25, 2015 12:46 pm

Did anyone actually hit the 72% goal for the Barbri torts workshop? That was not good for my mental well being.

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby bmonroe » Mon May 25, 2015 4:23 pm

scaliaantics wrote:Did anyone actually hit the 72% goal for the Barbri torts workshop? That was not good for my mental well being.


Nope! I think I hit somewhere in 50s% :?

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby toplawnerd » Mon May 25, 2015 11:09 pm

HLBE689 wrote:I know I saw this somewhere but I cannot find it - approximately what % correct on MBE questions is ideal to shoot for (obviously the more right the better, but I am talking the minimum we should be shooting for at the very least). Thanks!


Yeah I also don't really understand how the grading works. Can anyone explain what the approx what to shoot for across each section?

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby musicfor18 » Tue May 26, 2015 5:59 am

scaliaantics wrote:Did anyone actually hit the 72% goal for the Barbri torts workshop? That was not good for my mental well being.


Where did you get this 72% target score from? I don't see that anywhere in my BarBri materials.

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby scaliaantics » Tue May 26, 2015 8:13 am

musicfor18 wrote:
scaliaantics wrote:Did anyone actually hit the 72% goal for the Barbri torts workshop? That was not good for my mental well being.


Where did you get this 72% target score from? I don't see that anywhere in my BarBri materials.


Its on the first page of the book where we took the torts workshop.

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby michael2015 » Tue May 26, 2015 11:14 am

Is there a way to verify (even after those emails) that Softest is good to go?

I successfully downloaded and took the mock exam and submitted it. Does that mean it's good?

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby Danger Zone » Tue May 26, 2015 11:24 am

michael2015 wrote:Is there a way to verify (even after those emails) that Softest is good to go?

I successfully downloaded and took the mock exam and submitted it. Does that mean it's good?

You're good

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby orangecup » Tue May 26, 2015 12:14 pm

Kaplan NY started today. Watched the ~2.5 hr vid (1.5x) on the MPT. They guided us through a sample MPT problem, and told us to write the memo portion as homework, but I'm not sure whether I'll actually do that. I may just read the model answer instead, since they want us to do a second MPT problem on our own (with an accompanying video).

Edit: Meh, gave it a shot. Didn't go so amazingly. I didn't realize how much they wanted us to regurgitate the rules (at least for this senior partner memo), which I guess isn't a difficult fix. I also didn't do a great job of applying the law, but I'm hoping it goes better a second time.
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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby dwyf » Tue May 26, 2015 12:52 pm

Checking in.

I'm on day one of barbri for NY and already bored.

Do I actually have to watch these god forsaken lectures? Can I just read outlines?

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby michael2015 » Tue May 26, 2015 1:19 pm

Watch on 1.5x speed, watch on 1x speed if troublesome topic.

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby orangecup » Tue May 26, 2015 7:10 pm

Well just did my first full MPT practice test. Don't think it went so well. I wrote 2 pages single spaced, and had about 8 minutes leftover. Turns out I missed a couple of issues (one of them I identified but dismissed as too small to write about - I guess that's a mistake) and ended up coming up with a completely DIFFERENT conclusion than the Kaplan model answer. Yikes. I hope they're more concerned with form/finishing/etc than the answer itself. Feels bad man.

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby AReasonableMan » Thu May 28, 2015 1:31 pm

On exam soft: Do we only have to submit one of the practice exams or all 3? There were 3 files, the PW only worked for one of them.

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby Danger Zone » Thu May 28, 2015 2:08 pm

AReasonableMan wrote:On exam soft: Do we only have to submit one of the practice exams or all 3? There were 3 files, the PW only worked for one of them.

There's only one practice exam. The other two files are the actual exams that you'll use the day of the test.

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby orangecup » Thu May 28, 2015 2:29 pm

After doing two lectures of Civ Pro, I'm just starting to realize how much information we're going to have to remember. I feel like I'm retaining so little at this point

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby 2014 » Sat May 30, 2015 1:59 pm

Opened my books finally, not fun

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby myrtlewinston » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:44 pm

orangecup wrote:After doing two lectures of Civ Pro, I'm just starting to realize how much information we're going to have to remember. I feel like I'm retaining so little at this point


Freer hinted that his notes are sufficient. What do you think?

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby victortsoi » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:55 pm

freers notes were sufficient with a few days of studying to get through LS civ pro, im sure for the bar itll be OK. similar to evidence, there are a few basic things to just "know".

Question- how many words, on average, are NY essays supposed to be?

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby orangecup » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:47 pm

victortsoi wrote:freers notes were sufficient with a few days of studying to get through LS civ pro, im sure for the bar itll be OK. similar to evidence, there are a few basic things to just "know".

Question- how many words, on average, are NY essays supposed to be?


Doing Kaplan, but the prof's notes seemed pretty good. I distilled them in an OL of roughly 10 pgs. Might be on the long side, but I can always cut it down later. The lecture definitely missed some nuances that I'm finding in MBE practice Qs, but I'm simply going back and adding those to my OL. It helps with the learning process.

The model answers typically seem to be a couple pages long, so I imagine not incredibly long. I just copy-pasted some random model answers into word, and they ranged anywhere from 800 to 1400 words.

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby victortsoi » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:47 am

I'm doing barbri, and there isn't much outlining, mostly filling in handouts. I like that system, mostly because I never outlined in law school, dont want to start now. I learn more from doing questions, and also bought critical pass flashcards. I guess everyone is different.

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby Shmuffalo_ » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:10 pm

Is anyone else having issue with Barbri handouts? My Fed. Civ. Pro. lecture handouts are out of order. The pages jump from 41/42 to 45/45 to 43/44; and it has happened in a few other pages of the Civ Pro handouts.

I don't have a problem reprinting the handout, I'm just curious if this is an issue with everyone's lecture handouts or is an isolated thing.

Thanks!

Edit: Never mind, I see the notification that there was a printing error.

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby Danger Zone » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:23 pm

Shmuffalo_ wrote:Is anyone else having issue with Barbri handouts? My Fed. Civ. Pro. lecture handouts are out of order. The pages jump from 41/42 to 45/45 to 43/44; and it has happened in a few other pages of the Civ Pro handouts.

I don't have a problem reprinting the handout, I'm just curious if this is an issue with everyone's lecture handouts or is an isolated thing.

Thanks!

Edit: Never mind, I see the notification that there was a printing error.

From Barbri:

Date: 05/29/2015

Headline: FEDERAL CIVIL PROCEDURE HANDOUT

Message:
Due to a printing error, the Federal Civil Procedure handout in the New York Handout Volume contains several pages out of order. We recommend using the fillable PDF handout found in the lower-right corner of the lecture video window when watching Federal Civil Procedure. Paper copies will be made available at course locations for those students who prefer using a paper copy. If you have not regularly been attending your course location, please call the NY office if you would like a paper copy mailed to you

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby waxecstatic » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:49 pm

Can anyone who nails contracts please tell me how to get better at these contracts mbe questions??




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