Ohio bar exam- February 2018- Thoughts?

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Ohio bar exam- February 2018- Thoughts?

Postby bcls2018 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:31 am

I thought that morning MBE questions were tough. Also corporations and the second torts essays threw me for a loop.

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Re: Ohio bar exam- February 2018- Thoughts?

Postby Jmari » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:56 am

bcls2018 wrote:I thought that morning MBE questions were tough. Also corporations and the second torts essays threw me for a loop.


Agreed. I must have read the torts questions at least 5 times to figure out if I missed anything. The call of the question was vague. Also, with the first torts question, the second sub part was left open to many different claims. I ran out of space on that one

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Re: Ohio bar exam- February 2018- Thoughts?

Postby mka2016 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:13 am

Total circus. Mbe felt fine but essays were so vague/confusing. Tomorrow I’m just gonna book a hotel for July.

Anybody find out about what the Mbe issue was with the packet? Did it happen to a lot of people?

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Re: Ohio bar exam- February 2018- Thoughts?

Postby bcls2018 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:11 pm

mka2016 wrote:Total circus. Mbe felt fine but essays were so vague/confusing. Tomorrow I’m just gonna book a hotel for July.

Anybody find out about what the Mbe issue was with the packet? Did it happen to a lot of people?



I think the issue was the the first question was missing in some packets.

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Re: Ohio bar exam- February 2018- Thoughts?

Postby Crockidator » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:24 am

The MPT: One was clearly harder than the other. I realized after the fact that I goofed up on how I structured the more difficult one....and I ran out of time and brain power to do the type of analysis I wanted to too.

The MBE: WTF. I thought I was prepared for the MBE, but I was not ready for that. I was guessing on so many questions...and they were NOT easier than the Themis sets, despite common wisdom. AM session threw me for a loop big-time. PM, I was more prepared to have to guess and I thought the questions seemed more familiar.

The essays: So it's not unexpected that Ohio would throw obscure things onto the essays because sometimes they're jerks like that. But that second torts essay was crazy, and I refuse to check my outlines to see if I guessed anywhere near right on it, because really what's the point. And I either blanked, panicked, or just wasn't prepared for parts of the civpro and property ones. Con law was more straightforward than I worried it might be, but I couldn't find a good issue to discuss for one of the subparts and just flailed around. Why was Wills like a scary carnival ride? Was contracts actually straightforward or did I misunderstand the question? I have so many questions about what just happened, but my most burning one is simply: why?????

Overall, I walked in thinking I had prepared enough and walked out thinking I will be back in July.

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Re: Ohio bar exam- February 2018- Thoughts?

Postby bcls2018 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:31 pm

Crockidator wrote:The MPT: One was clearly harder than the other. I realized after the fact that I goofed up on how I structured the more difficult one....and I ran out of time and brain power to do the type of analysis I wanted to too.

The MBE: WTF. I thought I was prepared for the MBE, but I was not ready for that. I was guessing on so many questions...and they were NOT easier than the Themis sets, despite common wisdom. AM session threw me for a loop big-time. PM, I was more prepared to have to guess and I thought the questions seemed more familiar.

The essays: So it's not unexpected that Ohio would throw obscure things onto the essays because sometimes they're jerks like that. But that second torts essay was crazy, and I refuse to check my outlines to see if I guessed anywhere near right on it, because really what's the point. And I either blanked, panicked, or just wasn't prepared for parts of the civpro and property ones. Con law was more straightforward than I worried it might be, but I couldn't find a good issue to discuss for one of the subparts and just flailed around. Why was Wills like a scary carnival ride? Was contracts actually straightforward or did I misunderstand the question? I have so many questions about what just happened, but my most burning one is simply: why?????

Overall, I walked in thinking I had prepared enough and walked out thinking I will be back in July.


That’s exactly how I felt when I walked out, and I agree about the Wills essay. There were way too many issues to cover in 30 minutes. My analysis on that one was terrible because I started to run out of time.

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Re: Ohio bar exam- February 2018- Thoughts?

Postby JParks_esq » Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:06 pm

The bar has been over for a few days and I can't stop thinking about it! The second MPT was terrible. I didn't think the MBE was terrible, but there was so much that wasn't tested. It seemed heavy with Evidence, Civ Pro and con law questions. I used Adaptibar and I feel like it adequately prepared me, but you really just never know.

I did so many essays and was able to predict a lot of what was coming. I didn't think they would test Corporations again though, but they did. It was all about fundamental change so it wasn't that bad, but Im still not quite sure how I did. That Wills essays was on big covefefe! I spent half my time just outlining trying to figure out what went to whom. Luckily I read the rule for disinheritance and the 120 hour requirement for surviving the testator on Wednesday night. I was surprised by the Contracts essay because it had a will contest in it, but talked about an offer, so it took me a few minutes to realize it was just an offer/consideration/valid contract question. Did they really have to put the contracts and wills Q in the same hour? Smh. And the last Torts question? I didn't right that much, but I realized what they were getting at when I was driving home. Ahhhhh...is it April yet? May the curve be with us.

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Re: Ohio bar exam- February 2018- Thoughts?

Postby bcls2018 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:20 pm

May the curb be with us is right. Unfortunately, I'll get the results while I'm out of town celebrating my birthday.



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