July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby myrtlewinston » Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:17 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?



Thanks! If only the other lectures were like his.

I don't know the answer to your question. Sorry.

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby orangecup » Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:03 pm

I don't understand NY Distinctions. Kaplan has a separate video showing us the difference between, e.g., MBE Torts and NY Torts. How is this relevant for us for NY essays?

I thought we just apply NY law in NY essays unless a federal law supersedes it?

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby Danger Zone » Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:07 pm

orangecup wrote:I don't understand NY Distinctions. Kaplan has a separate video showing us the difference between, e.g., MBE Torts and NY Torts. How is this relevant for us for NY essays?

I thought we just apply NY law in NY essays unless a federal law supersedes it?

You need to know the MBE stuff for the MBE, and the NY stuff for the NY essays/multiple choice.

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby orangecup » Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:10 pm

Danger Zone wrote:
orangecup wrote:I don't understand NY Distinctions. Kaplan has a separate video showing us the difference between, e.g., MBE Torts and NY Torts. How is this relevant for us for NY essays?

I thought we just apply NY law in NY essays unless a federal law supersedes it?

You need to know the MBE stuff for the MBE, and the NY stuff for the NY essays/multiple choice.


So in NY Essays we're not going to be asked to compare MBE rules to NY rules?

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby victortsoi » Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:26 pm

My understanding is that unlike in law school, no points for saying "the majority rule is x while new york, espouses the minority rule which says y". Just say "in new york Y". Although to be fair, I'm still trying to wrap my head around how these essays are different than ls issue spotters, but there is a difference in how they want you to approach writing answers. More BLL regurgitation, thats for sure.

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Re: July 2015 NY Bar MEGATHREAD

Postby orangecup » Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:28 pm

victortsoi wrote:My understanding is that unlike in law school, no points for saying "the majority rule is x while new york, espouses the minority rule which says y". Just say "in new york Y". Although to be fair, I'm still trying to wrap my head around how these essays are different than ls issue spotters, but there is a difference in how they want you to approach writing answers. More BLL regurgitation, thats for sure.


Hmm, okay. So why does Kaplan, in it's essay test frequency summary have different headings for NY Distinctions and Torts / Crim Law / etc?

For example if you look at the NY Distinctions heading, it says the frequency count is 22/25. If you expand that heading, it says Torts is 18/25 and Contracts is 9/25. But if you look at the specific headings for Contract/Sales it says 18/25 and Torts is 17/25. Why the discrepancy?




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