February 2017 GA Bar

dchunny614
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February 2017 GA Bar

Postby dchunny614 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:18 am

Anyone else currently studying for GA for next month?

I've been out of law school for 2.5 years and this is my first bar exam. I'm using Kaplan and Adaptibar. Also have Lean Sheets and Critical Pass. So far I'm doing OK on the multiple choice with room to grow, but I'm confident I will improve. These essays are killing me though. In the 50% of times when I can actually spot the issue, I have no idea how to state the rule.

How are you guys doing? Any ideas or thoughts on how to help? Thanks!

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Mr. Archer
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Re: February 2017 GA Bar

Postby Mr. Archer » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:30 am

I took the June 2015 GA bar. I think Critical Pass is extremely helpful. Lean Sheets are better for quick reviews at the end of the course. For essays, make sure you do the assigned Kaplan ones, but I would supplement by just reading prompts and then writing down the issues/rules without actually writing out full answers. Essays get easier once you are more familiar with the rules. GA civil procedure is a hot topic. I would put a little more focus on it than Kaplan might suggest.

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Re: February 2017 GA Bar

Postby dchunny614 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:36 am

Mr. Archer wrote:I took the June 2015 GA bar. I think Critical Pass is extremely helpful. Lean Sheets are better for quick reviews at the end of the course. For essays, make sure you do the assigned Kaplan ones, but I would supplement by just reading prompts and then writing down the issues/rules without actually writing out full answers. Essays get easier once you are more familiar with the rules. GA civil procedure is a hot topic. I would put a little more focus on it than Kaplan might suggest.


Thanks a lot! I appreciate the info :D

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Re: February 2017 GA Bar

Postby Acejjg » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:17 am

I'm studying for Georgia too. Anyone have any essay predictions? And what's up with commercial paper? Do you think Georgia is going to follow the trend and get rid of it? Ke sigh.

dchunny614
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Re: February 2017 GA Bar

Postby dchunny614 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:13 pm

Acejjg wrote:I'm studying for Georgia too. Anyone have any essay predictions? And what's up with commercial paper? Do you think Georgia is going to follow the trend and get rid of it? Ke sigh.


I have nothing on essay predictions. As far as CP, I hope it's not tested. As someone who has worked in banking and foreclosure for the last 8 years it baffles me that I cannot understand this topic.

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Re: February 2017 GA Bar

Postby chuckchill » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:08 pm

I'm studying for Feb 17 Ga Bar as well. Been a brutal process... Anyone using Barbri for prep? These essays are beyond unpredictable. Also, what have you guys been doing to prepare for the MPT portion?

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Re: February 2017 GA Bar

Postby dchunny614 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:44 am

I'm using Kaplan. They did entire lessons for both objective and persuasive MPT writing. I had a practice one last week that I didn't finish because it was really annoying to try to look at the file and library for reference on the computer while also typing my response. I'm going to print out the materials and go back and complete it. For those, if you're a decent writer I feel like your biggest thing to overcome is timing.

Did you do a midterm MBE for Barbri? I did my Kaplan midterm Monday. Right now my goal is to keep improving my MBE score and getting these rule statements down for the essays. Idk how people remember ALL this stuff. I read some of the sample essay responses and try to figure out how people are remembering elements, case names, and statute names and numbers. Lol..

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Re: February 2017 GA Bar

Postby deceptivelyblonde » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:05 pm

Since you all took the George Bar, do you know when the results are supposed to come out? They supposedly told you at the test, but I can't find any info online. :)

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