BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby murray18 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:31 am

Hey guys, so Chemerinsky told us not to memorize any Supreme Court rules that have come down since we started law school (2012), while the criminal procedure lecturer is including search and seizure rules from 2012-2014. Should I go back and learn some newer con law cases, or should i disregard the new crim pro rules? Or should I just let the lecturers do the thinking?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby musicfor18 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:34 am

murray18 wrote:Hey guys, so Chemerinsky told us not to memorize any Supreme Court rules that have come down since we started law school (2012), while the criminal procedure lecturer is including search and seizure rules from 2012-2014. Should I go back and learn some newer con law cases, or should i disregard the new crim pro rules? Or should I just let the lecturers do the thinking?


That's not what Chemerinsky said, at least not in the lecture I watched. He said that no SCOTUS rules since last June (2014) would be covered. So, nothing from this Term.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby murray18 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:48 am

musicfor18 wrote:
murray18 wrote:Hey guys, so Chemerinsky told us not to memorize any Supreme Court rules that have come down since we started law school (2012), while the criminal procedure lecturer is including search and seizure rules from 2012-2014. Should I go back and learn some newer con law cases, or should i disregard the new crim pro rules? Or should I just let the lecturers do the thinking?


That's not what Chemerinsky said, at least not in the lecture I watched. He said that no SCOTUS rules since last June (2014) would be covered. So, nothing from this Term.


Ah I must have misheard. Thanks for clearing that up.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby RaiRai » Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:04 pm

musicfor18 wrote:
murray18 wrote:Hey guys, so Chemerinsky told us not to memorize any Supreme Court rules that have come down since we started law school (2012), while the criminal procedure lecturer is including search and seizure rules from 2012-2014. Should I go back and learn some newer con law cases, or should i disregard the new crim pro rules? Or should I just let the lecturers do the thinking?


That's not what Chemerinsky said, at least not in the lecture I watched. He said that no SCOTUS rules since last June (2014) would be covered. So, nothing from this Term.


I'm a repeater since 2010 and I only have 2009 Barbri books. Any important conlaw updates I need to know would be a great help. Thanks in advance.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby 3|ink » Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:21 pm

musicfor18 wrote:
Danger Zone wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Oregon's state CivPro lecture is done by Kaufman, who apparently teaches at Loyola Chicago. Did I say Fransceze was the worst? I lied; Kaufman is the worst. Holy shit this is painful. He talks fast so I can't speed it up much, but repeats everything over and over, and his voice cracks constantly.

His voice is terrible. He does NY agency and partnership too.


Had Kaufman for NY agency & partnership lecture. Not a fan. Besides his voice, he's the classic example of "I will tell you everything that could possibly be tested," followed by an assessment that covers almost exclusively rules that he didn't cover in the lecture.

I have no qualms with his voice. I listened to him on 2x speed so it was fine. But yeah. The assessments for his lectures were brutal.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby shn823 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:44 pm

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby gmail » Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:52 pm

Need a little help here. Due to an unexpectedly complicated move, I just started studying for the July bar in a UBE state. I've got Barbri and my plan is watch lectures and follow along with the Conviser to play catch up, with lots of practice exams/questions as well. But I am lost in a sea of acronyms and I can't wrap my head around what exactly I am preparing to do.

Between the MEE, MPT, and MBE, are there any state-specific questions? Or is it all based on the federal rules? The MPT in particular doesn't make sense to me-- what exactly is it? If I do Conviser with the Barbri lecture videos is there any necessary material that I'm skipping over?

Any advice is appreciated, even if it's an angry link to someone asking this question on TLS before.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:53 pm

3|ink wrote:
musicfor18 wrote:
Danger Zone wrote:
rinkrat19 wrote:Oregon's state CivPro lecture is done by Kaufman, who apparently teaches at Loyola Chicago. Did I say Fransceze was the worst? I lied; Kaufman is the worst. Holy shit this is painful. He talks fast so I can't speed it up much, but repeats everything over and over, and his voice cracks constantly.

His voice is terrible. He does NY agency and partnership too.


Had Kaufman for NY agency & partnership lecture. Not a fan. Besides his voice, he's the classic example of "I will tell you everything that could possibly be tested," followed by an assessment that covers almost exclusively rules that he didn't cover in the lecture.

I have no qualms with his voice. I listened to him on 2x speed so it was fine. But yeah. The assessments for his lectures were brutal.

Didn't he shriek "TWO! TWO! TWO!" at you any time the second element in a list was "constiTUtional"?
The assessment was terrible. I was deeply surprised to get 50%. Spending 3 fucking hours filling out a 16-page "outline" which then doesn't even touch most of the topics pissed me off pretty good.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby mushybrain » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:08 pm

Hutz_and_Goodman wrote:I'm streaming a movie on Netflix and I keep thinking I want to click on the 1.5x button.
hahaha, I think this any time I watch a video now. All videos feel like they're wasting my time.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby SMalone580 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:17 pm

out of curiosity, why did y'all take BB?
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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby 3|ink » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:19 pm

Am I the only person who watched every video at 2x speed

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:20 pm

3|ink wrote:Am I the only person who watched every video at 2x speed

No

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:37 pm

3|ink wrote:Am I the only person who watched every video at 2x speed

I can't write that fast.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby mushybrain » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:40 pm

SMalone580 wrote:Did anyone else get stuck taking BarBri because they signed a discount form and then threatened you when you wanted to switch? reallllllyyy wishing I was taking a different company right now because i'm so not prepared or where i should be.

I'm confused. I thought they just had a deposit program to lock in discounts, and that's all you'd lose by backing out before paying the full amount? I'm doing BarBri because my firm direct bills and that's all they allow, but I'm confused as to what they threatened you with.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:44 pm

mushybrain wrote:
SMalone580 wrote:Did anyone else get stuck taking BarBri because they signed a discount form and then threatened you when you wanted to switch? reallllllyyy wishing I was taking a different company right now because i'm so not prepared or where i should be.

I'm confused. I thought they just had a deposit program to lock in discounts, and that's all you'd lose by backing out before paying the full amount? I'm doing BarBri because my firm direct bills and that's all they allow, but I'm confused as to what they threatened you with.

There was a discussion elsewhere on TLS where it was recommended to take any kind of threat like that to your school, because the school would likely fight it for you.

But no, I chose Barbri and paid for it myself.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby kykiske » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:49 pm

Anyone else attending the MBE "simulation" this Friday? My state offers it. May as well see if what I'm doing so far translates to.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby EvelynS » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:49 pm

Is it only me or is there a barbri problem? In the middle of my lecture video, I have got "service unavailable" message. wtf?!

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Danger Zone » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:49 pm

Did BarBri just crash for anyone else? Fuck me man.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby mushybrain » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:50 pm

Yep, down here too.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Danger Zone » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:51 pm

Fuuuuuck

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Postby Neff » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:52 pm

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Tiago Splitter » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:52 pm

Yes!

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby kykiske » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:53 pm

The Barbri log-in page for me won't even load.

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Postby Neff » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:53 pm

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby mushybrain » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:54 pm

Yeah I went from "Service unavailable" to totally down, nothing loading.




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