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Re: Themis July 2019

Postby Anon2468 » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:53 pm

I passed NY with a 320+

Spent most of my time going through the mixed MC sets and quizbuilder sets. I always read the answer rationale after each question to learn & reinforce the rules. By the end I had done thousands of questions with 62% correct overall.

For the essays, I went through all the model answers to see how they structured their answers and memorized the most common BLL rules. I also bought the barbri mini-conviser/MEE essay book which I found to be very very helpful. I thought the themis outlines were not very good.

I found the graded MPT to be very helpful.

Skipped all of the videos. All the other misc. materials.

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Re: Themis July 2019

Postby AussieAustin » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:52 am

Anon2468 wrote:I passed NY with a 320+

Spent most of my time going through the mixed MC sets and quizbuilder sets. I always read the answer rationale after each question to learn & reinforce the rules. By the end I had done thousands of questions with 62% correct overall.

For the essays, I went through all the model answers to see how they structured their answers and memorized the most common BLL rules. I also bought the barbri mini-conviser/MEE essay book which I found to be very very helpful. I thought the themis outlines were not very good.

I found the graded MPT to be very helpful.

Skipped all of the videos. All the other misc. materials.


First time LLM taker here who did well over 75% of the course. Failed Texas by 1.5% (660). The weird thing is the subjects I did well on with Themis I seemed to have bombed on the real thing. Property was my best MBE subject according to percentiles but was my worse in practice. Torts was one of my best but I bombed that. Got 126 for MBE

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Re: Themis July 2019

Postby catnamedcat » Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:07 pm

Passed Texas, first time taker.

I completed 94% of the course, but admittedly I was not very diligent about writing out the practice essays or reading the long outlines. I did around 2200 MBE questions with an average of 70% correct. I wrote out rule statements to help with memorization.

Practice MBE: 124
Final Practice Test: Took it but I can't remember how I did.
Actual MBE: 152.9

I definitely focused more on the MBE over the summer than on the essays. I was sweating it out over the past few months, worried that the essays would bring me down because they were more difficult than anticipated. But thankfully it turned out okay.

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Re: Themis July 2019

Postby KissMyAxe » Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:17 pm

I passed the DC Bar exam! First of all, thank you to all the people who posted here because it was really helpful to me.

I just thought I'd post my results and what I did in relation to Themis. I completed 100% of the course. However, I didn't write out 80% of the essays (though I read all the sample answers). I also didn't time the essays I did do. I read the full outline for 2 of the subjects (maybe contracts and property), but didn't for any of the others (just marked them complete). I did about 2500 practice MBE questions and made a super short (~3-4 pages) attack outline with common black letter law tests that I memorized to throw down on essays. I did buy the critical pass flash cards. I read through them maybe 4-5 times each and used them to help make my attack outline. In the last two weeks, I did a ton of practice MBE questions targeting my lowest scoring areas of law (like personal jurisdiction in civ pro).

I hovered around 70% correct, though my weakest subject was like 65% and my strongest was near 90%.
On both the MBE practice tests, I tended to get around 120 or so; I got a 136 on the final test.
My graded essays tended to be bad. I never got a 6/6, I had a few 5/6s and three or four 2s or 3s/6s.
I was very comfortable with MPTs, and got a 5/6 on that practice graded test.

My actual score was a 168 on the MBE and a 172.9 on the MEE.

That was everything I could think of, but if I can be helpful, I'm happy to answer questions about my study process here or in PMs.

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Re: Themis July 2019

Postby fan1430 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:56 am

I am coming back to this to say that I passed the UBE in DC. Found out a few days ago. My score was high enough that I can get admitted into any UBE jurisdiction. I just want to say if I can pass then you can too. I went to a T1 but graduated in the bottom 1/3 of my class.

Because of my poor law school performance, I was pretty determined to attack bar prep. I started a few weeks early. I truly believed this was the best decision I made. I did a few assignments a day and slowly built my stamina up instead of just going hard right at the beginning.

I completed 92 percent of Themis. I did almost every MBE question averaging 71%. I think I had around a 74% on the 200 question practice MBE and a 73% on the final 100 question practice MBE.

I did around 60 MEE essays under timed conditions. For essays I didn't write out, I would outline and have in the format I wanted for the bar. I did all the graded essays except for 1. I would routinely get a 4 or 5 as the score. I practiced a MPT every 2 weeks. For the writing portion of the bar exam, I felt pretty confident. Even if I didn't know some of the law, I knew how I would write an essay that the graders wouldn't mind reading.

Bar exam day: I ended up with a 158 on the MBE and a 140 on the MEE. (UBE Total Score = 298)

Thanks to everyone here. I enjoyed reading the comments. Good luck to everyone in Practice. If you didn't pass this time, don't worry keep your head up and you'll get it next time.



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