orangecup wrote:sd5289 wrote:jediknight2424 wrote:so i havent looked at mpt stuff at all (i have barbri). should i spend an hr looking at a sample answer? anyone have general mpt advice? at this pt im prioritizing substantive law
It's the easiest 10% on the exam, so I'd take a look at some sample problems/answers at the very least.
Some programs (including mine) suggest reading the task memo first, then the "library" of law, and then the facts of the case. I followed that approach and it's worked well on the graded MPT I did as well as the practice ones. The most common form of document is a memo, but one of the practices I did included drafting a closing statement. So while you don't really need to do a full 90 min MPT at this juncture, I'd suggest familiarizing yourself with it since it'd suck to miss out on maximizing that 10%.
I've done a couple, but do you think it's easy to spot whether an assignment is persuasive v. objective? I've only done objective ones
Yeah, I do. The task memo will give you enough for you to know which one it is. Examples of the persuasive ones I've done were the closing argument one, and one was a memo to a state legislative committee either for/against a proposed bill (I forget exactly which way I was supposed to go but I remember having to argue one way and respond to possible counter-arguments the other way). Typically when you're writing a memo to a judge, law partner, etc., it'll be objective.