thegrayman wrote:Put most of your eggs in the MBE basket, rule of thumb when I took the NY bar (July 2014) was that if you could knock out a 140+ MBE you should be able to pass the exam as long as you put something relatively coherent down on the essays. There's always exceptions, of course, but knock out a solid MBE and it should carry you.
Put 0 effort into studying for the NY multiple choice. It's stupid hard and everyone tanks it so don't lose any sleep over it.
You will have to know some NY-specific stuff for the essays, so do dedicate some time to them, but in a triage of time focus on the areas that are NY-only (non-mbe topics like family law, trusts, etc.) so you don't pull an essay that you literally know nothing about.
For the essays, take the extra few minutes to format them with headers, underlining, etc.
God speed! It's just another stupid licensing exam, knock that sucker out.
NY has adopted the UBE. There will not be any NY multiple choice or essays on NY law.