BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby envisciguy » Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:44 pm

kyle010723 wrote:Here's my "tip" for MPT if you will: Type down the factors and tests and rules as you read through the cases. So when you are coming back to actually write the memo, just cut and paste (I assume you can do this in examsoft too). Saved me some time from going back to find them again.


That's actually a great idea.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby cdelgado » Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:52 pm

How much stock do you put in these Barbri MPT answers?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:06 pm

cdelgado wrote:How much stock do you put in these Barbri MPT answers?


I think they are far more detailed than anyone's answer has ever been.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby AReasonableMan » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:20 pm

Can you actually copy and paste on the bar exam? In the aforementioned context, it would probably be permissible on a law school exam. However, being that there are handwritten exams as well, it would seemingly give those typing the test an unfair advantage.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Danger Zone » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:29 pm

AReasonableMan wrote:Can you actually copy and paste on the bar exam? In the aforementioned context, it would probably be permissible on a law school exam. However, being that there are handwritten exams as well, it would seemingly give those typing the test an unfair advantage.

Typing is already an advantage. I wouldn't say it's unfair. Anyone could have used a laptop.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby victortsoi » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:33 pm

Good Guy Gaud wrote:
cdelgado wrote:How much stock do you put in these Barbri MPT answers?


I think they are far more detailed than anyone's answer has ever been.


feel that way about the essays too?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby envisciguy » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:34 pm

Can anyone tell me why Question 54 on the MBE refresher claims that the corporation is a resident wherever there's personal jurisdiction? Unless I'm missing something, there's clearly a proper venue where the accident occurred (Southern District of State A), so they shouldn't look to personal jurisdiction to establish venue.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:37 pm

victortsoi wrote:
Good Guy Gaud wrote:
cdelgado wrote:How much stock do you put in these Barbri MPT answers?


I think they are far more detailed than anyone's answer has ever been.


feel that way about the essays too?


For the essays I'm 50/50. Some of them my answers are nearly spot on but for others I'm like "yea okay." I think, at least with the essays, it boils down to familiarity of the topics and that can help you spot issues immediately and work through the facts. With the MPT, at least in theory, familiarity doesn't help.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby 941law » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:41 pm

Man, I'm burnt out. Taking the rest of the night out to pretend to be in a good mood with the gf and then hopefully 8 straight days of solid study. Probably all MBE too.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Danger Zone » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:47 pm

Is the general consensus to take a day off before the exam?

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Postby mr.hands » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:49 pm

941law wrote:Man, I'm burnt out. Taking the rest of the night out to pretend to be in a good mood with the gf and then hopefully 8 straight days of solid study. Probably all MBE too.


Same. I get through about 5 hours and then fall flat. Just can't force myself to do much else, no matter how much fear or red bull I've got

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby brotherdarkness » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:54 pm

Stared at a wall for about 15 minutes. Best part of my day.

I hate this.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby old_soul » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:55 pm

Danger Zone wrote:Is the general consensus to take a day off before the exam?



Heard people cut off their review anytime from noon to 5 pm.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby murray18 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:00 pm

Danger Zone wrote:Is the general consensus to take a day off before the exam?


Everybody I've talked to said to take the day off, but I'll probably be a ball of nerves. I'm going to try to limit myself to just looking over the lean sheets for MEE subjects (day 1 of the bar in my state).

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:02 pm

Edit: Derp, I misread.

I wish the MBE were the first day. Anyone else feel like that?
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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:02 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:UGH, I wish our MBE day was first.


So much this

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:03 pm

Good Guy Gaud wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:UGH, I wish our MBE day was first.


So much this

The essays are going to shatter my confidence. MPT might be ok. Gonna be hard to drag myself in there for day 2.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:05 pm

I wish the MBE day were our last :cry:

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby N.P.H. » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:19 pm

Okay so I think I ran into two Barbri questions that have opposite answers.

One says that you CAN have sanctions for failing to respond to a motion to compel, and the other says that you CAN'T and that "sanctions generally may be imposed only for violating a court order on discovery." The latter I just ran into on the CivPro Workshop, the former I ran into while doing random questions on Studysmart.

Both were questions where the party failed to attempt to contact the other party before filing a motion to compel, but the answer choice depended on whether or not sanctions could be included. There was never a court order to be violated in either case.

What's the actual rule?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:19 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:I wish the MBE day were our last :cry:


You taking it in NY bro?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:22 pm

Good Guy Gaud wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:I wish the MBE day were our last :cry:


You taking it in NY bro?

Nah CA. 3 day exam. We'll be very jealous of the rest of you guys come Wednesday evening.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Kage3212 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:24 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
Good Guy Gaud wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:I wish the MBE day were our last :cry:


You taking it in NY bro?

Nah CA. 3 day exam. We'll be very jealous of the rest of you guys come Wednesday evening.


Two bar exams here, PA/NJ. So I feel ya.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:25 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
Good Guy Gaud wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:I wish the MBE day were our last :cry:


You taking it in NY bro?

Nah CA. 3 day exam. We'll be very jealous of the rest of you guys come Wednesday evening.


Yea, I bet. Two days is difficult enough. We will all be rooting for you (ie., drinking tons of booze) come Wednesday evening.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Danger Zone » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:34 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
Good Guy Gaud wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:I wish the MBE day were our last :cry:


You taking it in NY bro?

Nah CA. 3 day exam. We'll be very jealous of the rest of you guys come Wednesday evening.

NY/NJ so I'll be grinding along with you til Thursday night

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Tiago Splitter » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:43 pm

So does NJ do everything Wednesday/Thursday?




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