Feb2018Taker wrote:I know Dr. Saccuzzo is pretty good at his predictions, but does anyone think civ pro will be on Feb's exam again?
The Fed Civ Pro essay cobbled together relatively oddball shit. But it left wide open the other aspects they do traditionally test as well as Cal Civ Pro, so I wouldn't slack on jurisdictional issues in essay preparation.
As to Sacuzzo being a seer of bar exam essay topics--bah. It's really a matter of looking at the past one or two bar exams and knowing what areas they tend to test in each subject. For example, in July they tested Torts/negligence and California Community Property. It's a given they're not going to test those in February. They could do a torts-defamation in a crossover with some other subject because they've done that in the past and it was long enough ago so that it's worth knowing how to write an essay for defamation. But negligence per se and negligence is right out.
Then there was the remedies essay; it's a safe bet that neither SP or any other essay dealing primarily with remedies will make an appearance in February, but remedies can always be a feature of another area though.
And they tested Evidence.
Next, the question is what they didn't test and what hasn't been tested for awhile.
Conlaw, Contracts, Real Property, and Crimpro/Law weren't tested. Neither was Wills, but last February they really blew their wad on that subject. We haven't seen Trusts in awhile and could be part of a crossover.
There's going to be a WTF? type of essay, which seems to have become par for the course these days.
Oh, and PR; always PR.
So if we're into predictions, here's mine--and they're every bit as valuable as Sacuzzo's (i.e., not worth counting on
Contracts w/ a Remedies interrogatory
Trusts-PR crossover with super shitty interrogatories
And since Sacuzzo gets to do it, I'll throw in my wildcard too: California Civ Pro
It looks pretty good, but when you include 9 subject areas, knowing that at least two subjects will not be tested, it really isn't that hard to be at least 75% correct.
Also, can anyone recommend how to improve in MBE? I have seen an improvement since my summer session for sure, but I am open to any advice. I have been using Emanuel and Adaptibar.
Please see my post on page six about Adaptibar. I'm using it again, but only as a supplement. It's easy to not realize you're doing quantity over quality with that program.