NY July 2015 Support Group

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby HLBE689 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:56 am

RARRRRRRRRRRRR NY ESSAYS AND DISTINCTIONS.

That is all. Just wanted to vent that.

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby myrtlewinston » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:04 am

HLBE689 wrote:RARRRRRRRRRRRR NY ESSAYS AND DISTINCTIONS.

That is all. Just wanted to vent that.


Let it all out!

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby michael2015 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:57 pm

Does anyone have a list of which Barbri essays are not assigned on the PSP?

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby Notmyfavbar » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:32 am

I'm thinking about skipping the Simulated MBE analysis so I can catch up on Crim and shit. Anyone else know if it's helpful to even watch those things? two days is just ridiculous.

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby orangecup » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:15 pm

^ I did Kaplan, but I didn't watch the video. Just went ahead and reviewed it myself since the video seemed fairly useless.

Is anyone going to put any effort into the NY multi choice? Or is the general wisdom to just focus on essays, since you'll learn relevant law there?

My impression is that NYMC questions are just so technical it's not a good time investment.

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby HLBE689 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:00 am

errrr so should I be concerned that I just did a NY practice essay and came out on the exact opposite side of the argument as Barbri for whether or not long-arm Personal Jx was established? :roll:

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby trustmouse83 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:37 am

orangecup wrote:^ I did Kaplan, but I didn't watch the video. Just went ahead and reviewed it myself since the video seemed fairly useless.

Is anyone going to put any effort into the NY multi choice? Or is the general wisdom to just focus on essays, since you'll learn relevant law there?

My impression is that NYMC questions are just so technical it's not a good time investment.


I've taken NY a couple of times, and I can tell you that the NYMC are pretty far out there.
It's like, 1/3 you'll know, 1/3 you guess, 1/3 might as well be written in Chinese.

The feedback from my friends was the same.

Yes, I agree that your time is better spent elsewhere.

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby sp1kedrat » Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:34 pm

for folks taking the bar at javits but live in the outer boroughs of NY, would getting a hotel in the city be recommended to avoid an hour long commute in the morning?

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby victortsoi » Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:35 pm

sp1kedrat wrote:for folks taking the bar at javits but live in the outer boroughs of NY, would getting a hotel in the city be recommended to avoid an hour long commute in the morning?



just do it dude. I live walking distance and sometimes i want to get a hotel closer.

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby myrtlewinston » Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:39 pm

sp1kedrat wrote:for folks taking the bar at javits but live in the outer boroughs of NY, would getting a hotel in the city be recommended to avoid an hour long commute in the morning?


Yes.

I live in the city and am contemplating doing it as cross-town traffic can be crazy. On a bad day, it takes 45 minutes to reach Times Square

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby rickgrimes69 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:43 am

Notmyfavbar wrote:I'm thinking about skipping the Simulated MBE analysis so I can catch up on Crim and shit. Anyone else know if it's helpful to even watch those things? two days is just ridiculous.


I watched them for the subjects I was struggling in (property and evidence) and found them sort of helpful. In addition to going over the problems, they give you mini-reviews of important topics and provide tips for answering common question patterns and avoiding trick answer choices. You can definitely do all of them in a day, on 2x they only take ~45 min apiece.

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby victortsoi » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:54 pm

once we get into cramming for state subjects, is it a waste of time to go into the barbri distinctions and assesments that we did previously and rewrite all the rule statements?

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby Notmyfavbar » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:06 pm

Anyone taking NJ too? If so, what is everyone doing about the NJ Civ Pro stuff?

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby Barbro » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:48 pm

Notmyfavbar wrote:Anyone taking NJ too? If so, what is everyone doing about the NJ Civ Pro stuff?


Haven't done anything for NJ yet. Honestly I'm planning on waiting until next week and then cramming the NJ civpro info in a day or two.

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby Danger Zone » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:17 pm

Notmyfavbar wrote:Anyone taking NJ too? If so, what is everyone doing about the NJ Civ Pro stuff?

I don't plan on studying it at all

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby Notmyfavbar » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:21 pm

Barbro wrote:
Notmyfavbar wrote:Anyone taking NJ too? If so, what is everyone doing about the NJ Civ Pro stuff?


Haven't done anything for NJ yet. Honestly I'm planning on waiting until next week and then cramming the NJ civpro info in a day or two.



Yeah I was going to wait until the weekend and cram it in.. but the thought of watching another 3 hour lecture really makes me want to vomit. I know its one of their essays.. but how important is it really :roll:

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby Danger Zone » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:23 pm

Notmyfavbar wrote:
Barbro wrote:
Notmyfavbar wrote:Anyone taking NJ too? If so, what is everyone doing about the NJ Civ Pro stuff?


Haven't done anything for NJ yet. Honestly I'm planning on waiting until next week and then cramming the NJ civpro info in a day or two.



Yeah I was going to wait until the weekend and cram it in.. but the thought of watching another 3 hour lecture really makes me want to vomit. I know its one of their essays.. but how important is it really :roll:

It's not at all. You're more likely to get everything mixed up between having to know both the FRCP and NY Practice.

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby jamesm722 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:54 pm

I'm not studying for MA either. I'll read distinctions on the way and just throw together some essays. I expect my MBE score to carry my anyways. As long as I write "The Commonwealth" and not "State" I'm probably gonna be fine.

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby Hutz_and_Goodman » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:33 pm

What do we need to know on NY practice? I'm taking Barbri and the lecture is super detailed (the handout is 89 pages). It seems like we don't need anywhere need that much for an essay. Thoughts?

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby michael2015 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:52 pm

Test Center in Albany.

Staying at Mariott by the airport.

Wednesday session ends at 5:00PM.

Flight is at 7:30PM.

Should I a) rent a car or b) rely on cabs & shuttles?

Can't miss the flight. thoughts? If anyone else in this predicament want to schedule together?

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby davidtwlai » Tue Jul 14, 2015 9:43 am

I took the exam in Albany in July 2014 and was staying at Hyatt.

If you stay at Hyatt, they have free shuttle to the airport after the exam. There should be a few taxis outside the hotel too. Of course, you can pre-book a taxi to pick you up at the right time.

I booked a taxi to go to Niagara Falls.

michael2015 wrote:Test Center in Albany.

Staying at Mariott by the airport.

Wednesday session ends at 5:00PM.

Flight is at 7:30PM.

Should I a) rent a car or b) rely on cabs & shuttles?

Can't miss the flight. thoughts? If anyone else in this predicament want to schedule together?

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby HLBE689 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:31 pm

Anyone know about outlet availability at Times Union in Albany? One would HOPE that BOLE has thought about this and has sufficient outlets since they allow laptops - but I don't assume anything went it comes to the BOLE.

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby victortsoi » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:09 pm

how much time are you allotting to the nymc on the actual exam? We have to plan our own time....

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby adevine39 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:33 pm

victortsoi wrote:how much time are you allotting to the nymc on the actual exam? We have to plan our own time....


Based on the results I am getting in my practice sets, I might as well fill in A-B-B-A-C-A-D-A-B-B-A over and over as soon as I sit down. I'd probably score the same.

In all seriousness, I am going to shoot for 60 min on the MC straight out of the box, circle the one's I may want to revisit, then come back to them if there is time after the essays. I usually finish my practice essays with a bit of extra time so I'm hoping this strategy works on game day.

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Re: NY July 2015 Support Group

Postby michael2015 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:01 pm

Is anyone else just tired.




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