Thursday, January 29, 2015

The February 2015 Bar Exam: Federal Civil Procedure Question Analysis

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Bar Professors has discussed Federal Civil Procedure with many students and we have decided to do something new. We are going to post some Federal Civil Procedure questions here, a few times a week, on this blog. Once you have digested the question, please go to our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/BarProfessors, and find the answer explanation. Here is the next question:

Candy was driving north on Hill Road in Atlantic City when her car collided with Bryan’s car, driving west on State Lane. Both Candy and Bryan suffered serious personal injuries, and both cars were damaged. Candy wants to sue Bryan in federal court in Atlantic City. To meet the requirements of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Candy’s complaint

A. Must be a short and plain statement of the claim showing that Candy is entitled to relief.
B. Must state facts sufficient to form a cause of action.
C. Must state a claim in ordinary and concise language without repetition.
D. Must plead facts but not evidence.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The February 2015 Bar Exam: Answer the Call of the Question in the Order Given

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Many bar exam essays have specific issues in the call of the question that sets out what the bar examiners want you to answer. For example, in a torts question, the bar examiners want to know what the causes of actions are for a) Tom, b) Dick and c) Harry.

Each bar exam grader has a rubic that she follows when she grades her batch of essays. The rubic starts with a, then b, then c. Don’t make the bar exam grader’s job harder when she has to hunt for the answer because you started with Harry, then Tom, then Dick.

Your goal is to make it easy for the bar examiner to grade your essay and for you to get the maximum point total as you can get. If the bar examiner can’t find what she is looking for because you have mixed up the order of the call of the question, you may be cheating yourself out of hard-earned points because she can’t find it.

Follow and answer the call of the question exactly as written.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The February 2015 Bar Exam: Today Marks 4 Weeks to the Bar Exam

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Today marks 1 month to the February bar exam. Today is a good day to think about where you are in terms of your studying. By this time, you should be well into knowing and understanding the law. Of course, there will be areas where you are still weak, but, overall, do you know enough law to make it through the bar exam? If not, hit those review books and try to memorize the law as much as you are able to in the next 4 weeks.

The next 4 weeks are crucial to your run up to the bar exam. Once you have the law down, you need to practice – and practice alot. Go through your practice essays and your MBE questions like the bar exam is tomorrow.

Practicing your essays, PTs and MBEs will ensure that you know the law and you know how to apply the law. Application of the law will be the difference between passing and failing.

Resist those voices of people who tell you horror stories, or want you to stop studying and power down. Accept that you have 30 days of study ahead of you. In the scheme of your lifetime, the next 30 days is not a lot of time to get yourself ready or to sacrifice to get yourself ready. It’s worth your time to have a lifetime career as a lawyer.

It’s all about getting yourself ready for the best performance of your life in February. Keep your focus.

Happy Studying!!!

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Monday, January 26, 2015

The February 2015 Bar Exam: Federal Civil Procedure Question Analysis

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Bar Professors has discussed Federal Civil Procedure with many students and we have decided to do something new. We are going to post some Federal Civil Procedure questions here, a few times a week, on this blog. Once you have digested the question, please go to our facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/BarProfessors, and find the answer explanation. Here is the next question:

P files a lawsuit against D for an intentional tort action. Which of the following is not required for a communication to be protected by the attorney-client privilege?

A. The communication was made in confidence
B. The communication was made in anticipation of ligation or for trial.
C. The communication was for the purpose of securing legal advice
D. The communication was not voluntarily revealed.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

The February 2015 Bar Exam: The Frequently Tested Subjects on the MBE

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The Bar Examiners frequently test the same areas over and over again. Part of your preparation for the bar exam is knowing the areas in which the Bar Examiners like to test. Here are some of the more heavily tested areas on the Multistate.

Torts

Torts on the bar exam emphasizes negligence, just like in law school. Of course, negligence comes in many shapes and hues, including negligence per se, res ipsa loquitur and differing standards of care.

Evidence

When you think of evidence the only thing that should be ringing in your ears is the word hearsay. The vast expense of hearsay requires knowledge of what out-of-court assertions are not hearsay, as well as what statements fall within the exceptions. The Best Evidence Rule is on the exam, but not a highlight for examiners.

Criminal Law and Procedure

It is important to know search and seizure issues from the Fourth Amendment as well as Miranda issues from the Fifth Amendment and right to counsel issues from the Sixth Amendment. Also focus on common law crimes, such as criminal homicide.

Bar Professors will discuss Federal Civil Procedure in a separate blog posting.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

The February 2015 Bar Exam: The Frequently Tested Subjects on the MBE

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The Bar Examiners frequently test the same areas over and over again. Part of your preparation for the bar exam is knowing the areas in which the Bar Examiners like to test. Here are some of the more heavily tested areas on the Multistate.

Constitutional Law

Individual rights matter a lot. These range from Equal Protection, to Due Process, to the Privileges and Immunities Clause to, of course, the First Amendment.

Property

Property law covers a wide variety of subjects. While basic Property concepts, such as easements, covenants, adverse possession, estates in land and future interests, are covered, the examiners have taken a liking to mortgages in recent years. For many students, mortgages were not even included in their basic property class.

Contracts

The most tested area in contracts is basic formation issues. Conditions, third party beneficiaries and remedies also matter.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The February 2015 Bar Exam: The Bar Exam Writing Process for your Essays

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Here is a suggested list that you might want to try as you continue to practice your bar exam essays.

Allocate your time for each question

Make sure that you understand how much time you have to write your essays. If you have 3 essays to do in 3 hours, then you must allocate 1 hour each for each of your 3 essays. The Bar Examiners know this. Do not attempt to write more than one hour for one essay, even if you know the subject of one essay better than the others – you do not want to short-change any essay.

When you start to read:

Begin with the call of the question. You want to understand what the Bar Examiners are asking you, prior to reading the fact pattern. This way, you can keep in mind the call of the question as you read through the fact pattern

On reading the question:

You must read “actively”. You want to identify the area of law and the legal relationship between the parties, circle or underline any amount of money, dates, locations, quantities, and ages. Also note key words such as “oral”, “written”, “minor”.

Outline your answer before writing

After reading your fact pattern, make sure you outline your answer so you can follow an organized pattern as you write.

Use your remaining time to write:

After writing your outline, write out your essay, using headings and sub headings so that you can make it easy for your grader to follow your essay.

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