The February 2016 Bar Exam: Discussing the Last New York Bar Exam

The last New York bar exam is over and the clock starts ticking for the UBE in New York for July 2016.

Here is what was tested for the NY bar exam essays:

Essay 1:  NY Family Law and equitable distribution – pension/commercial property, other property (easement, landlord)

Essay 2:  Criminal Law – arson, conspiracy, criminal solicitation, withdrawal

Essay 3:  Corporations – interested directors, voting, requirements contract, substantial impairment

Essay 4:  New York Practice – tort action, contributory negligence, comparative negligence, venue, Rule 16

Essay 5:  Wills and Trusts – pourover trust, amendable, corporation by reference, power of attorney, inheritance rights from class gift, adopted child

The MPT was a memorandum on workers compensation.

The next bar exam for NY is the UBE.  The MBE Testing Institute will be offering seminars and tutorials for the UBE.  Contact us now for information.

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If you need help passing the MBE, contact the MBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information. 

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The February 2016 Bar Exam: The Bar Exam is Over, The Waiting Begins

The bar exam is over and the waiting begins. North Carolina is usually one of the first states to release its results in approximately a month. Then the states begin to roll in, one after another.

For now, take the time to relax and have fun. You deserve it. There will be enough time to fret and wait for your results.

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The MBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

If you need help passing the MBE, contact the MBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information. 

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The February 2016 Bar Exam: Good Luck to Those Who Are Still Taking the Bar Exam

Most students are finished their bar exams, but there are a few states that are sitting for their state essays today. Students from Massachusetts, New Jersey, Nevada and, of course, California are working on their bar exams today. Good luck on your final day of the exam.

You can do this – you can pass the bar exam.

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The MBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

If you need help passing the MBE, contact the MBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information. 

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The February 2016 Bar Exam: Today is the MBE

Today is the MBE for everyone taking the bar, no matter where you are taking the bar exam (except for Louisiana and Washington). Relax and be confident. Pace yourself. Remember, 1.6 minutes a question. Keep your time. You must answer every question. You have studied hard for this day and you will perform to the best of your ability. Good luck to everyone. Keep believing in yourself.

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The MBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

If you need help passing the MBE, contact the MBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information. 

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The February 2016 Bar Exam: Today Is the Bar Exam and You Will Begin the Rest of Your Life

Today is the bar exam. Relax, be confident and do your thing. You have studied hard for this day and you will perform to the best of your ability. Tonight, go back to your home or to your hotel and rest. Don’t do anymore studying for the MBE. Eat, watch a little television and then go to sleep. You will be so tired, you will be asleep before your head hits your pillow. But it will be a well earned rest. Good luck to everyone. Keep believing in yourself. This is the first day of your life as an attorney.

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The MBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

If you need help passing the MBE, contact the MBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information. 

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The February 2016 Bar Exam: 1 day to the Bar Exam: Relax and Be Confident

You are almost to the finish line. Get ready today by relaxing and being confident in your abilities. You have been preparing for your chance to be a lawyer for 3 years or more. You can do this. Go to your hotel room or stay home and try to have a quiet, restful day. No upsets and no panic attacks are allowed. Review your essay notes today, get to bed early and relax. Even if you can’t sleep, lie down with the lights off and get some rest. Your body will thank you tomorrow during the bar exam.

Wake up early on Tuesday, get to the exam site in plenty of time to get registered and kick the crap out of this bar. Make sure you have a positive attitude and be confident in your abilities. Do well, my friends. You can do this.  Good luck to all.

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The MBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

If you need help passing the MBE, contact the MBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information. 

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The February 2016 Bar Exam: 2 days to the Bar Exam: The Monday Before the Bar Exam

It is now 2 days to the bar exam. Let’s talk about what you should do the day before the exam.

Take Monday off so you can rest and be alert during the exam. Keep the final day low key and try not to think about the exam. If you are staying at a hotel, get to your hotel early, check in and relax. Keep your anxiety under control and you’ll be fine. Work on being calm and collected.

The Night Before the Exam

Eat small meals on Monday – you want to eat something that gives you some strength but nothing that you know can make you feel sick. You know your own body, so play it smart. Avoid anything that makes you feel queasy. Don’t drink alcohol, even if you think it will calm your nerves – you do not want to be foggy Tuesday morning.

The night before the exam is the one time you may want to read a little material or study because you probably will have trouble sleeping on Monday night. Try reading a bar outline. If you can’t fall asleep, just lie there. Don’t try to do extra studying, just rest. If you can’t fall asleep, don’t get out of bed, do not pace, do not watch television, do not text, do not play on the internet, do not go on facebook, do not exercise. You do not want to do anything that will keep your mind active. You want to keep your mind at rest, even if your body can’t rest.

The Day of the Exam

Don’t try to study when you get up. You’ll be too nervous and your retention level will be minimal. It’s best to work on your nerves as you get dressed. Tell yourself that you know the materials and you will do well. Keep that positive attitude. Do not approach the morning of the bar like you are going to your personal execution. You are well prepared and you must believe that you will do well.

Eat a small breakfast the morning of the bar exam so you have enough fuel to keep going. Do not drink too much that it causes frequent restroom visits.

Make sure you know what you can bring into the site.  Florida has now banned watches.  Leave your cellphone at the hotel or in the car. Do not bring it into the site. You will be kicked out of the bar if your phone rings.

Also important is your lunch. Avoid heavy foods that will make you sleepy. Again, limit your drink intake to avoid frequent restroom breaks.

During Your Breaks

Do not talk to anyone about the exam during your breaks. Inevitably someone will want to talk about the bar and inevitably that person put down something different from what you did. Do not second guess yourself by rehashing the exam. Move forward at all times.

Make sure you have a positive outlook. Be confident. You’ve done hundreds of practice questions by now. You can do this. You will pass. Good luck to all.

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The MBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

If you need help passing the MBE, contact the MBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information. 

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The February 2016 Bar Exam: 4 days to the Bar Exam: Facing the Bar Exam with Confidence

 

It is now 4 days to the bar exam.

Part of the battle to pass the bar exam is your attitude. Don’t go into the bar with negative energy. You must have confidence in your abilities. You have to go into the bar fired up and excited. This is your future and you will conquer it. You have studied extensively, you know the information and now you will prove it when you enter the bar examination. A positive attitude is half the battle. You feel good – you do good. With confidence, you have won before you have started.

Where does confidence come from? Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere. It’s a result of something… hours and days and weeks and years of work, dedication and training. You are ready. You will go into the bar exam prepared to pass the exam. You have studied, written essays and practiced the MBE questions – you can do no more. Your analysis is sharp and you have a great game plan. You have prepared and you are confident.

For those who are taking the bar exam as a repeat taker, do not lose your edge. Do not look back at your past failures and think you cannot pass the bar exam. Do not doubt yourself, do not be afraid that you will repeat your mistakes. You must go into the exam with confidence that you will pass the bar exam. If you doubt yourself, then indeed you stand on shaky ground. Believe that you will pass.

A student told me that this weekend, he is going to watch the movie Rocky. I thought it was a great idea. Find something inspirational for you to watch or to do. Not only will you feel good, but it can build your confidence to see someone else conquer his fears and be successful. I’ve always liked the movie Rudy – someone who wanted to go to college and play football for Notre Dame. He had many obstacles in his way including having to go to junior college before he could transfer to Notre Dame and be a walk-on to the team. The coaches kept him on the practice team because he practiced with intensity and determination even though he was too small and would likely never get into the game or play a down. Well, the last game of his senior year he got into the game, played a few downs and became the first player in Notre Dame’s history to be carried off the field in triumph. Against all odds, he became a winner – because he believed in his dreams and had the confidence to overcome his obstacles.  Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful.

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The MBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

If you need help passing the MBE, contact the MBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information. 

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The February 2016 Bar Exam: 5 days to the Bar Exam: Essay Predictions

It is now 5 days to the bar exam.

During this last week before the bar exam, I have many students ask me what my prediction is for exam subjects. Anyone who claims to predict what will be on the bar exam is just guessing. I remember one year, a lecturer on the bar exam circuit claimed that since trusts had been tested in the previous test cycle, it would not be tested again and to forget about trusts. Unfortunately, many students took that advice and freaked when they opened the exam questions on the day of the bar exam and saw that the bar examiners did in fact test trusts twice in a row. This cautionary tale is meant to be what it is – do not endlessly search for predictions or to take anyone’s predictions as gospel. You have prepared for any eventuality – in any subject that is tested. Don’t try to second guess yourself and your preparation or to find a shortcut in your studies. This weekend, make sure you review every subject that is tested in your state. Only then will you be thoroughly prepared, with or without, any person’s prediction of what subjects will be tested on the essays.

The MBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

If you need help passing the MBE, contact the MBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information. 

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6 days to the February 2014 Bar Exam: Analyzing the Answer Choices For the MBE

Since the MBE is so important for your overall score, it is essential to recognize that analysis of the answer choices deserves as much of your time and attention as the fact pattern or story.

You first must identify the issue in each answer choice. Each answer choice has one. Once you recognize the issue then you can choose between the answer choices. Only the issue that addresses and answers the one presented in the fact pattern can be the correct answer choice.

Sometimes, despite all you best efforts to work through a question according to your process, you may find that the only way to arrive at the correct answer choice is through the process of elimination. You’ll have to examine each of the answer choices and eliminate those that can’t possibly be correct.

When can’t an answer choice be correct?

The first rule for eliminating incorrect answer choices is that an answer choice must be entirely correct or it is wrong. Don’t be misled simply because the statement is partially correct. Look for misstatements or misapplication of a rule of law. You need to know the law to distinguish between answer choices that misstate or misapply the law. Also, look for answer choices that mischaracterizes the facts. Look for contradictions between the facts in the story and the facts as characterized in the answer choice. Such an answer choice cannot be correct. Nor can an answer choice that requires you to make assumptions that go beyond the facts in the fact pattern.

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The MBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

If you need help passing the MBE, contact the MBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information. 

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