Emanuel Strategies & Tactics Various Editions

Lawyerinwaiting89
Posts: 83
Joined: Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:53 am

Emanuel Strategies & Tactics Various Editions

Postby Lawyerinwaiting89 » Sun May 07, 2017 11:35 pm

I have the 2nd and 6th editions and found them helpful, but I have done all of the practice questions already. As I am taking a second jurisdiction this July, I was thinking of purchasing some of the other editions (4th and 5th is what I have been able to find on eBay). Has anyone used multiple editions? Do the questions repeat? Are the older editions out of date in terms of substance? Thanks!

User avatar
SilvermanBarPrep
Posts: 149
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:19 pm

Re: Emanuel Strategies & Tactics Various Editions

Postby SilvermanBarPrep » Mon May 08, 2017 11:19 am

No need to purchase additional editions--the only changes are in the 6th edition where they added Civil Procedure questions.

However, there is a book called Strategies and Tactics for the Finz Multistate Method. These questions are entirely new (they are, however, not actual released MBE questions). It's an excellent book, and I recommend it.

Sean (Silverman Bar Prep)
http://www.mbetutorial.blogspot.com

User avatar
a male human
Posts: 1821
Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:42 pm

Re: Emanuel Strategies & Tactics Various Editions

Postby a male human » Wed May 10, 2017 5:31 pm

If you have the budget (~$75), I'd opt for the 6th edition, which come with author-written Civ Pro questions and explanations. You could find other people's Civ Pro questions, but Steven Emanuel's explanations are very helpful, so I think that's where the value is.

Some 5th editions will come with an insert slip with an online access code, but I wouldn't count on that being included (depends on seller).

With the MBE getting harder every year, it would be prudent to invest in a resource that prepares you adequately for the Civ Pro questions, since there's only 10 official CP questions available from the NCBE. http://ncbex.org/pdfviewer/?file=%2Fdmsdocument%2F16

User avatar
SilvermanBarPrep
Posts: 149
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:19 pm

Re: Emanuel Strategies & Tactics Various Editions

Postby SilvermanBarPrep » Thu May 11, 2017 3:51 pm

Agreed that the 6th edition is absolutely needed. But I think the question was whether to purchase any of the earlier editions if one already has the 6th edition. In that case, I'd say it's probably not worth doing so.

User avatar
a male human
Posts: 1821
Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:42 pm

Re: Emanuel Strategies & Tactics Various Editions

Postby a male human » Thu May 11, 2017 4:02 pm

SilvermanBarPrep wrote:Agreed that the 6th edition is absolutely needed. But I think the question was whether to purchase any of the earlier editions if one already has the 6th edition. In that case, I'd say it's probably not worth doing so.


Thanks for the correction! I misread the question, and I agree with you.

Lawyerinwaiting89
Posts: 83
Joined: Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:53 am

Re: Emanuel Strategies & Tactics Various Editions

Postby Lawyerinwaiting89 » Thu May 11, 2017 5:10 pm

Thanks for the help!

MrT
Posts: 203
Joined: Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:37 am

Re: Emanuel Strategies & Tactics Various Editions

Postby MrT » Thu May 11, 2017 5:30 pm

FWIW, I thought the CivPro questions were essentially useless. They are nothing like the exam, are obscenely long, and far more difficult than the real deal. That being said, the alternative options are pretty slim.

happyhour1122
Posts: 1059
Joined: Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:08 pm

Re: Emanuel Strategies & Tactics Various Editions

Postby happyhour1122 » Fri May 12, 2017 10:04 am

I have all the editions literally from very long time ago.
unless I didn't recognize it, no questions overlapped.

User avatar
SilvermanBarPrep
Posts: 149
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:19 pm

Re: Emanuel Strategies & Tactics Various Editions

Postby SilvermanBarPrep » Sat May 13, 2017 2:58 pm

MrT wrote:FWIW, I thought the CivPro questions were essentially useless. They are nothing like the exam, are obscenely long, and far more difficult than the real deal. That being said, the alternative options are pretty slim.


Very much agree with this. I like the Civ Pro questions in the Strategies and Tactics for the Finz Multistate Method far more.

myrtlewinston
Posts: 427
Joined: Sun May 24, 2015 8:39 pm

Re: Emanuel Strategies & Tactics Various Editions

Postby myrtlewinston » Sat May 13, 2017 8:55 pm

Sean,
I have the 5th edition of Strategies and Tactics, including access to Civ Pro questions online. Do I need the 6th edition?
Thanks,
K

User avatar
SilvermanBarPrep
Posts: 149
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:19 pm

Re: Emanuel Strategies & Tactics Various Editions

Postby SilvermanBarPrep » Sat May 13, 2017 9:44 pm

I would go ahead and get the 6th edition just because it has Civil Procedure. I believe (though if anyone knows otherwise, please correct me) that the online questions differ from the questions in the book. The Civil Procedure questions are, as stated above, unrealistic, but they do provide practice in the subject. And the answer explanations are outstanding in their depth.

myrtlewinston
Posts: 427
Joined: Sun May 24, 2015 8:39 pm

Re: Emanuel Strategies & Tactics Various Editions

Postby myrtlewinston » Mon May 15, 2017 7:58 pm

Thanks.




Return to “Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: cricketlove00, Damage Over Time, dans1006, eerb1019, justanotheruser, Usa0523 and 33 guests