July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

mtyler19
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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby mtyler19 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:55 pm

jwe-houston wrote:
mtyler19 wrote:
Neff wrote:Still don't know anything about commercial paper. What are the three or four most common tests/rules I should regurgitate just so I'll have something to write? You don't have to recite everything. Just name it and I'll go look it up. Thanks in advance.


Can someone awesome do this for wills/estates?? I literally feel like I know nothing and am kind of in a panic.


Commercial paper:
Know these...
§ Holders in Due Course
§ Forgery
§ Negotiability
§ Blank Indorsements
§ Warranties
§ Shelter Rule
§ Holder Status/Negotiation
§ Not Properly Payable
...to answer these 2 questions:
§ Alteration
§ Impostor Rule

https://quizlet.com/87434529/111tx-essa ... ash-cards/

Wills:
□ Execution of Wills
□ Will Probate
□ Testamentary Capacity

https://quizlet.com/87433876/111tx-essa ... ash-cards/


dsb83 wrote:Here are the major topics form wills in the order I would prioritize them:

1. Intestate Succession (has been on 1 in 2 exams since 1992)
2. Lapsed Gifts/120 Hour rule
3. Pretermitted Children
4. Execution and revocation of wills.
5. Will Contests (Undue influence and capacity)


A million times thank you!!

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby februarybartaker » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:06 pm

More unsolicited advice (which many of you probably already know):

Review past exams tonight/tomorrow morning/during the lunch break. If consumer law and/or guardianship/trusts is in the afternoon, congratulations, you just got a bunch of free (or cheaper) points. For those of you who did BARBRI, use the past exams book - that's what you should be studying from. Just read the rule, not the analysis, to save time.

FWIW - you can absolutely bomb a few essays and pass, but really try to get at least mediocre at each topic. Also, while page vomiting is not ideal, it is better than a blank page, so put down whatever you can and issue spot as much as possible should you get a wtf moment on one of the essay topics.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Devlin » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:07 pm

Stevoman wrote:
Devlin wrote:
Stevoman wrote:Also, major nerd post incoming... There was a question in my PM session where there is a currently a pretty sharp circuit split over the answer, and SCOTUS recently denied cert over resolving. I really hope that was an experimental question, because that's some major BS if that was a real question and they expected us to choose a "right" answer when there is none.

You know non-BarBri taught law? Auto pass.

Hah, barely. It's a case that was covered on a blog I read.

Bob Loblaw's Law Blog?

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby ladylawyer1221 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:30 pm

:shock:
I have the worst MBE hangover in the world. Just hoping to save myself with the essays tomorrow. I haven't looked at the essay material since Sunday and feeling really nervous about it. Just woke up from a post-MBE power nap and hoping to review each subject before getting some sort of "sleep" tonight.

We are almost DONE!!

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Mactx » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:03 pm

I'm so glad I did all of the barbri MBE becasue NONE of that shit helped.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby kiwi4president » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:12 pm

Is anybody trying to study for the essays tomorrow? I feel wiped out after that MBE debacle.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby BVest » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:19 pm

Mactx wrote:I'm so glad I did all of the barbri MBE becasue NONE of that shit helped.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby jamescastle » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:21 pm

For business associations do the essays usually go: 1 corporations, 1 non-corporations? Anyone know?
(Don't spend time looking it up like y'all did when I asked about UCC stuff; unless you really really have nothing better to do.)

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby BigBananaLaw » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:38 pm

The only thing I really know is that you can't have a corporation if you wanna run a slaughterhouse. So I really hope all the questions are about that.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Devlin » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:45 pm

BigBananaLaw wrote:The only thing I really know is that you can't have a corporation if you wanna run a slaughterhouse

Damn. There goes my post bar failure plans.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby TXLawHopeful15 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:49 pm

BigBananaLaw wrote:The only thing I really know is that you can't have a corporation if you wanna run a slaughterhouse. So I really hope all the questions are about that.



LMAO

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby jamescastle » Wed Jul 29, 2015 10:53 pm

BigBananaLaw wrote:The only thing I really know is that you can't have a corporation if you wanna run a slaughterhouse. So I really hope all the questions are about that.

Was just going over some business associations essays and you totally would have aced February 2013's second question.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby jamescastle » Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:00 am

So effing nervous about tomorrow. Know I know nothing on a few topics; feel like I know nothing on most topics; and feel like I know enough on one topic.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby kie15 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:08 am

In case this helps anyone, I made a quick chart for the past 7 exams and what was tested when -- http://i.imgur.com/vbAWPjS.png

There are a couple mistakes on the exact topics. I did it pretty quickly, and recognized a couple mistakes after the fact. For instance, I think I may have confused a trust question as a wills question or something like that, but it should generally convey what was tested.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Greenandgold » Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:28 pm

Just got out to my car during the break. Am I crazy or was that the easiest set of essays we could have hoped for? Time to study for this afternoon but I'm feeling good so far

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Stevoman » Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:13 pm

I felt good about the essays too.

Did anyone else's laptop upload the exam already? I'm a little freaked out, I had shut off wifi but when exam soft quit it automatically turned my wifi back on and uploaded it. Hope that's not a problem...

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Neff » Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:32 pm

Morning made up for yesterday somewhat. Let's hope the afternoon is the same.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Greenandgold » Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:35 pm

Glad to hear you guys are feeling good. 4 hours till freedom!

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby srave14 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:30 pm

Done!! I feel like if I pass, it'll be because of the essays and day one. Feeling pretty good, truth to be told.

The second half of the essays was a bit harder, but honestly I just focused on Oil and Gas and didn't study Real Property and decided to focus on the other subjects instead. Overall, the essays were a breeze compared to the MBE.

We're free!

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Dash41 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:28 pm

I only felt badly about one of the afternoon essays. I'm still extremely concerned my MBE score is going to drag me down though.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby dsb83 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:33 pm

Yeah, ruined custom staircases for me. Other than that, felt great.

Stevoman
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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Stevoman » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:38 pm

Afternoon set of essays kicked my ass. I was spewing word vomit on the property question and the commercial paper question.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Neff » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:41 pm

Afternoon had a moderate amount of making shit up. But overall would be shocked if I or anyone else here
didn't pass. Congrats!!!

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby kiwi4president » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:46 pm

Yeah, definitely made some shit up. Looked over outlines, some of the things I said were totally wrong, bummer. I can't be the only one who didn't get every subpart right. For those saying they did well, did you really get like every subpart exactly right? If so I'm screwed.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Dash41 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:58 pm

dsb83 wrote:Yeah, ruined custom staircases for me. Other than that, felt great.


Exactly. That was the drop your pencil question of this exam.




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