July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby jamescastle » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:52 am

For BARBRI people:
What's the deal with this simulated essay day or whatever on Thursday I think (for Austin at least)?
I haven't been to class much the past few weeks. Did they make an announcement about it or anything?

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby BVest » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:58 am

It's 3 hours long:

2 Texas Essays
1 MPT
10 CivPro/Evidence questions; 10 CrimPro/Evidence questions

Self-Graded -- Bring either laptop (fully charged since outlets are limited) or writing materials


BTW, for next Tuesday's MBE, bring your practice MBE book and the scantron that came with our materials. That one IS the full day simulation (6 hours + lunch break).

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Neff » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:09 am

BVest wrote:It's 3 hours long:

2 Texas Essays
1 MPT
10 CivPro/Evidence questions; 10 CrimPro/Evidence questions

Self-Graded -- Bring either laptop (fully charged since outlets are limited) or writing materials


BTW, for next Tuesday's MBE, bring your practice MBE book and the scantron that came with our materials. That one IS the full day simulation (6 hours + lunch break).


Are they announcing the essay prompts so we can do them at home?

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby jamescastle » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:11 am

BVest wrote:It's 3 hours long:

2 Texas Essays
1 MPT
10 CivPro/Evidence questions; 10 CrimPro/Evidence questions

Self-Graded -- Bring either laptop (fully charged since outlets are limited) or writing materials


BTW, for next Tuesday's MBE, bring your practice MBE book and the scantron that came with our materials. That one IS the full day simulation (6 hours + lunch break).

Thanks!

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby BVest » Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:54 am

The online description says "Whether you attend this simulated written exam in a classroom or complete it on your own, timing the exam is a critical element of this exercise that contributes to your time management and essay organization skills," so I'm guessing they must be giving the prompts online.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby mattin7827 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:05 pm

Has anyone received their admission ticket yet? Also, how is everyone studying for the TX Crim/Civ/Evidence portion?

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby texlaw » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:35 pm

What is everyone's plan as far as studying for bankruptcy and taxes? I read through the outlines that Themis gave us, but I can hardly remember a thing I read.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby texlaw » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:38 pm

mattin7827 wrote:Has anyone received their admission ticket yet? Also, how is everyone studying for the TX Crim/Civ/Evidence portion?


No admission ticket yet. I will probably just try to memorize as much as I can from the civ/crim procedure model answers.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby tomorrowperson » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:20 pm

mattin7827 wrote:Has anyone received their admission ticket yet? Also, how is everyone studying for the TX Crim/Civ/Evidence portion?


When I spoke to my BLE licensure analyst person a while back he said that they were going to start mailing them out June 24th. So the tickets should be on their way.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby mattin7827 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:05 pm

They really should send the tickets out earlier. As an out-of-stater, can't book a flight or hotel since I don't know what city I'll be in.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby tianziwansui » Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:09 pm

mattin7827 wrote:They really should send the tickets out earlier. As an out-of-stater, can't book a flight or hotel since I don't know what city I'll be in.


Same here. This is pretty ridiculous.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Greenandgold » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:03 am

tianziwansui wrote:
mattin7827 wrote:They really should send the tickets out earlier. As an out-of-stater, can't book a flight or hotel since I don't know what city I'll be in.


Same here. This is pretty ridiculous.


And don't they say we're supposed to call them if we don't have our tickets by 25 days out? Which is tomorrow...

No one else has their ticket yet either, right?

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Devlin » Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:26 am

texlaw wrote:What is everyone's plan as far as studying for bankruptcy and taxes? I read through the outlines that Themis gave us, but I can hardly remember a thing I read.

I'm only going to focus on issues that the lecturer said is prime for a cross over. I took both classes in law school so I will hedge my bets that I either remember the issues or its one of the cross over issues that I specifically studied.

I'm way more concerned about the Tex procedure and evidence. I feel like it's so much for such a small payoff.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby sattx » Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:17 pm

Greenandgold wrote:
tianziwansui wrote:
mattin7827 wrote:They really should send the tickets out earlier. As an out-of-stater, can't book a flight or hotel since I don't know what city I'll be in.


Same here. This is pretty ridiculous.


And don't they say we're supposed to call them if we don't have our tickets by 25 days out? Which is tomorrow...

No one else has their ticket yet either, right?


I called today to find out what's going on. The licensure analyst I spoke with said admission tickets weren't generated until 6/26 and weren't mailed out until this past Monday, 6/29. Love that they aren't even going to be arriving to us before we're 25 days out from the Bar. He didn't seem too concerned, but I'm betting when tomorrow rolls around and tickets aren't being received, people are going to be freaking out. And it's a holiday weekend. Nice work, TX BLE.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Benjamin1987 » Thu Jul 02, 2015 11:53 pm

sattx wrote:
Greenandgold wrote:
tianziwansui wrote:
mattin7827 wrote:They really should send the tickets out earlier. As an out-of-stater, can't book a flight or hotel since I don't know what city I'll be in.


Same here. This is pretty ridiculous.


And don't they say we're supposed to call them if we don't have our tickets by 25 days out? Which is tomorrow...

No one else has their ticket yet either, right?


I called today to find out what's going on. The licensure analyst I spoke with said admission tickets weren't generated until 6/26 and weren't mailed out until this past Monday, 6/29. Love that they aren't even going to be arriving to us before we're 25 days out from the Bar. He didn't seem too concerned, but I'm betting when tomorrow rolls around and tickets aren't being received, people are going to be freaking out. And it's a holiday weekend. Nice work, TX BLE.


PSA: I am an out-of-stater who was concerned about the same things (i.e., hotel, flight, etc.). My analyst said, at least for my site, that no one has been bumped and no will be bumped because they have enough space available. She assured me I could go ahead and book my flight to my first choice--so I did. I'd call your analyst if you're in a similar position because airfare is not getting any cheaper between now and then.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby jamescastle » Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:21 am

This all sounds like out-of-state discrimination to me.
Lemme go check my constitutional law outline...

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby BVest » Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:01 pm

Received my ticket today in Austin (postmark Jul 1). I've got a feeling folks in Dallas and Houston may also get theirs today, but farther afield will have to wait until Monday.

(ETA: Also in the first quarter of the alphabet, in case it took them multiple days to do their mailing -- assuming it was alphabetical.)

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Velours » Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:46 pm

I'm in Dallas, at the end of the alphabet. I didn't receive my ticket today. I applied towards the end of the application period so that might make a difference as well.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby sattx » Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:41 pm

I also received my exam ticket today, postmarked 7/1. I'm in San Antonio.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby BVest » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:49 pm

Velours wrote:I'm in Dallas, at the end of the alphabet. I didn't receive my ticket today. I applied towards the end of the application period so that might make a difference as well.


I applied near the end (a couple days prior) and received my ticket in Austin today (as posted above).

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby unlicensedpotato » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:51 pm

Received ticket today in Austin.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby BearLaw » Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:16 am

In Houston, also received my ticket today.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Neff » Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:43 am

For those who got their ticket today: does receiving the ticket mean you passed the C&F background check?

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby JulyTXBar » Sat Jul 04, 2015 12:03 pm

Received my ticket also. I'm in Houston.

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Re: July 2015 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Magnifique1908 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 2:27 pm

Neff wrote:For those who got their ticket today: does receiving the ticket mean you passed the C&F background check?


No. You can sit even if the investigation isn't over or if you haven't passed. You just can't be licensed until C&F is complete. You'll get the asterisk beside your name on the pass list.




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