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Carson123987
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when yall study(ied) for the bar, did yall allocate more time towards the multiple choice?

i feel like, if good essays get ~70 points and bad essays get ~50 points, that there's not as much variance as if you do bad on the multi choice. i may be totally off on this, just a thought. I would probably allocate a bit more time to the multi choice






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SabiDojo
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It depends, Carson. For common law states, the most important thing is the MBE (which is multiple choice), and I can guarantee those are harder than any the LA bar had.

ETA: In MS, 40% of the exam is multiple choice (the MBE).

200 questions, six hours.

In MS, 126/200 was passing



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Carson123987
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the most important thing is the MBE (which is multiple choice), and I can guarantee those are harder than any the LA bar had.


ah, i see






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IonaTiger
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Sabi, I can write answers to essay questions without any problems. To this day I do not know how I passed the MSBE portion of the exam.





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SabiDojo
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I know. You either do well on it, or you don't.

Luckily for me, I always crushed it in practice tests. My MBE score was like 179 or 180 out of 200 or something stupid. It made my approach to the essays a lot easier.

On the evidence essay question, the questions were awful. You got a fact pattern and the questions would say, "How does rule 850 apply here?"

Not easy numbers to remember like 404 or something like that, but random crap like Rule 587.

Jerks.






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DVA Tailgater
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when yall study(ied) for the bar, did yall allocate more time towards the multiple choice? i feel like, if good essays get ~70 points and bad essays get ~50 points, that there's not as much variance as if you do bad on the multi choice. i may be totally off on this, just a thought. I would probably allocate a bit more time to the multi choice


There wasn't much to study. Louisiana doesn't release them. Barbri made some up, but it's not easy to predict how terrible the mc questions were. In short, you can't really study for the mc any differently.






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Womski
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Alabama bar is consistently one of the easiest in the country





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Bunk Moreland
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when yall study(ied) for the bar, did yall allocate more time towards the multiple choice?


When I took Michigan, you could multistate out. So, I knew a decent amount of people who only studied the handful of subjects on the multistate, instead of the 10-15 that could be on the essays. Anyway, I felt like on the multistate, 50 questions were easy, 50 were impossible, and 100 were a coin flip between two choices.



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Athanatos
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There wasn't much to study. Louisiana doesn't release them. Barbri made some up, but it's not easy to predict how terrible the mc questions were. In short, you can't really study for the mc any differently.


This. You have to know the general principles of law regardless. When the MC were black letter regurgitation, it would have been better to go to those first, but now? Memorize the law. Otherwise, the MC will trip you up with a very narrow exception. Hopefully, they'll get much better. The MC this year were so awful. None of them should have counted.






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Cold Cous Cous
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A local judge (who I assume has his facts straight) told me 50% of La's lawyers are 60 years old+.
At the rate they're flunking bar takers recently I imagine it is. The number of La. lawyers under 30 is probably lower than it's been in many many years.






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TigahRag
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I was just fricking with you earlier, Booze .. As close as you came, you just almost have to laugh about it .. pick yourself back up, dust off, and do it again ... You'll be better prepared next time and will pass with room to spare ... Glad that you didn't lose your job ... Just make sure you ban yourself to study earlier this time ..





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Womski
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I haven't received my letter yet. Do they tell you your score?





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macatak911
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I haven't received my letter yet. Do they tell you your score?


Only if you fail. If you pass, you never know.






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JudgeHolden
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bayou_cowboy


Just saw this. I can only say what I did. Here is how I would put it.

Reciting a bunch of statutes or code articles tells me nothing about your ability to apply them. Knowing the law and applying it well tells me everything, whether or not you cite correctly or at all. That is what why books (or now, Lexis and Westlaw) exist. Show me that you know the law, that you can think, that you can express yourself decently, and that you can apply the law reasonably well.

Please keep in mind, I don't grade anymore. I had to give it up when my wife got ill a few years ago.






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tiger1014
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The number of La. lawyers under 30 is probably lower than it's been in many many years.




Surely you jest?!?






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