This person is not asking this question "in the real world of litigation." The question is being posed because she is concerned about a mistake she made on her PT. I assume she is hoping for an accurate answer (based on experience or reliable information) about how this may change her score. There is no need for a lesson on the real world of litigation because it is not relevant. The lessons the Bar exam teaches us are to 1) pay attention to small details because they are necessary in achieving a larger goal; 2) patience; 3) persistence ("dog fight" of academic rigor mixed with the emotion of studying for the exam; 4) Learn from your mistake; and 5) Pay attention to yourself and what works best for you...ALL of these lesson are far more valuable and applicable towards being a good attorney than your overly harsh, irrelevant comment....Yes, litigation can be merciless blahblah, maybe she wants to be a transnational lawyer? or work for a non-profit? Just be honest with yourself and realize you are not being nice. Lets choose to support rather than attack behind a screen.9xSound wrote:I know my remark seems overly severe — and it probably is. But in the real world of litigation, it's a merciless, bloody dogfight. Your opponents will seize and take advantage of you every chance they get. They'll burn you to the ground at all costs. Don't go into this profession hoping to find nice people who will give you a pass. They don't.Bingo_Bongo wrote:Source? It's my understanding that the individual states are in charge of grading the MPTs, so wouldn't each state administering the MPT come up with the appropriate rubrics/deductions for mistakes?jrpreston wrote: I can all but guarantee they will take off points. And judging by the way they grade, it won't be a little amount. I know that for the UBE's MPT they will start you off at 50% from the start.
Honestly, I doubt you'd receive anything more than a 10 point deduction off your total scaled score. Why? Because that's the deduction you receive if you fail to upload your essays on time (arguably a way bigger mistake than putting your name on your test). The bar also feels the need to announce the sanction for this mistake on their website, which leads me to believe if they felt a mistake was worth more than that, they'd also put that sanction up there as well.
Oh, come on.9xSound wrote:A candidate who so carelessly — or just plain stupidly — writes his or her real name on any portion of the test doesn't deserve a law license.
That being said I actually don't know the answer for the PT question. Call the Bar and ask. Sorry for the mental anguish you are going through. Everyone has a few regrettable moments during the Bar. Try not to dwell.