kykiske wrote:My mind is in a strange spot right now.
I've done so much prep. Crammed as much as possible in my head.
And if you were to just randomly ask me, say, "List all the elements of a false imprisonment." I honestly would not know the answer. But if you give me a fact pattern that includes false imprisonment, I will likely think of these elements: (1) intent; (2) causation; and (3) confinement in a bounded area. Possibly unlawful use of legal authority.
That's not likely the EXACT test, but I'm pretty sure that's close enough to get a passing score.
That's how I am. It's more about recall than straight memorization. My wife asked me last night to ask her a question to see if she could answer it and I'm pretty sure I had a blank stare on my face and drooled as I tried to come up with something.
I also looked over the graded essays you posted. The one that received a "7" was damn good, but it was not perfect. I doubt I could reproduce that same content in 30 minutes, especially about dormant commerce clause and a state's tax on interstate commerce.
But, if that answer represents the top score, I'm confident that all of us
can get a 4-6 on each essay.
For the essays and MPT, so much turns on time-management.
I remember from 1L year about how certain classmates talked about how they "aced" the first two questions, but didn't have time to really answer the third question. Then were mad about their final grade.
As I did throughout law school, and will do here, I'll just shoot for dat average on every question. Getting a "4" on six questions is better than getting a "7" on only three questions.