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General Board / Re: Failed the MPRE!
« on: September 10, 2008, 11:07:41 AM »
Umm...the LATEST BarBri out of all the questions I practiced were the hardest (Practising Law Institute and PMBR).

They forced you to discover the most obscure exceptions that are just not noticeable.

I mean the actual MPRE isn't that taxing but the BarBri should have been enough.

Now my question is, did you just ZIP through the questions without going over the questions you got right and wrong.

I mean anyone can do questions, but reviewing the explanations is half the battle.

I will be awaiting you answer and then I will give you some advice.

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General Board / Re: Failed the MPRE!
« on: September 10, 2008, 11:04:48 AM »
Umm...the LATEST BarBri out of all the questions I practiced were the hardest (Practising Law Institute and PMBR).

They forced you to discover the most obscure exceptions that are just not noticeable.

I mean the actual MPRE isn't that taxing but the BarBri should have been enough.

Now my question is, did you just ZIP through the questions without going over the questions you got right and wrong.

I mean anyone can do questions, but reviewing the explanations is half the battle.

I will be awaiting you answer and then I will give you some advice.

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General Board / Re: Failed the MPRE!
« on: September 10, 2008, 11:02:19 AM »
Umm...the LATEST BarBri out of all the questions I practiced were the hardest (Practising Law Institute and PMBR).

They forced you to discover the most obscure exceptions that are just not noticeable.

I mean the actual MPRE isn't that taxing but the BarBri should have been enough.

Now my question is, did you just ZIP through the questions without going over the questions you got right and wrong.

I mean anyone can do questions, but reviewing the explanations is half the battle.

I will be awaiting you answer and then I will give you some advice.

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General Board / Re: Failed the MPRE!
« on: September 10, 2008, 12:49:55 AM »
First time taker here....

I scored a 102.

I say just use that BarBri book and really try to understand the rules.

But I don't think a normal Professional Responsibility course in law school can effectively prepare for the MPRE.

I was learning rules and nuances the morning of the test.


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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: MPRE Takers
« on: September 08, 2008, 04:22:45 PM »
I got my score today.

I got a 102.

I'm good for ANY state!

NY here I come!

P.S. Do the BarBri questions is the advice I have for all, they saved my life!

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So last Thursday while I was packing my bags to go to Tampa so I can take my MPRE.  I get a call from one of my classmates.  Supposedly, the BarBri Director in FL called my classmate that me and her would have to choose who to work for this year.

My friend and I are BarBri and PMBR reps at our school. For those that don't know, as a rep after selling so many packages were are entitled to the courses for free.  Traditionally PMBR covered the MBE courses and offered 3 or 6 day courses that capped the BarBri schedule.  BarBri offers both MBE and the state portion prep.

Now PMBR is going full service offering both MBE and State.

So back to the story, the Director said that when we signed our contracts there was a non-compete clause in there that prohibited us from working for a direct competitor. (Sh*t if I even remember signing to such a provision) PMBR wasn't a direct competitor because they only offered the MBE.

So now I have to make a choice.

If I leave Barbri they will pay for 2/3 of my BarBri tuition and decide to stick with PMBR.  However, if I do vice-versa I can only be eligible for either the 3 or 6 day course  and not the FULL SERVICE from PMBR.  Decisions, decisions... There is a twist though, if I sell 5 more PMBR packages I will be entitled to the full PMBR.

Mind you, I am considering taking the NY bar, so I definitely need help with the MPT and the NY portion.

Another thing is, even if I both FULL courses could I even take BOTH at the same time.  Meaning will I have time. For instance, even if I decided to take the PMBR in the AM and the BarBri at night that would leave me NO REVIEW TIME to do questions.

So can I get some advice here...

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KAPLAN PMBR EXPANDS INTO FULL-SERVICE BAR REVIEW

NEW YORK, NY (August 5, 2008) – Kaplan, the global educational services provider, has extended its bar review offerings to include full-service preparation programs for students preparing for the state bar exams in New York, New Jersey and Florida....

“Our extension into full-service bar review was a natural progression, given Kaplan’s 70-year history of preparing students for standardized exams and PMBR’s 30 years of experience in multistate bar review,” said John Polstein, CEO of Kaplan’s test prep division, under which Kaplan PMBR operates.  “We’ve combined unparalleled test prep experience and resources in technology, training, research and service with expertise gained from preparing over half a million attorneys for the bar – plus input from thousands of past, present and future bar takers.  We’re excited to innovate and boost the standard of quality in the full-service bar review market.”

Kaplan PMBR’s comprehensive programs will cover preparation for the MBE plus state-specific portions of the bar exams in New York, New Jersey and Florida.  Unique and industry-pioneering program features include on-demand online course videos which enable students to make up missed lectures at their convenience, personalized study plans that pinpoint students’ specific areas of weakness and provide resources for targeted improvement, unlimited essay grading, an “Ask the Attorney” hotline, an “MBE Qbank” online quiz builder, and a money-back guarantee.

The programs will be available beginning in Florida for the winter 2009 bar exam and in Florida, New York and New Jersey for the summer 2009 bar exam.


http://www.kaplanpmbr.com/Bar_Review/Courses/fl-complete-bar-review.html

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Black Men Thread
« on: August 11, 2008, 10:40:04 AM »

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Black Men Thread
« on: August 10, 2008, 08:22:30 PM »

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: MPRE Takers
« on: August 08, 2008, 09:56:09 PM »
Well that's why I took it now. I graduate in May.  And I just wanted to get it over with. 

Preparing for the test really showed me how MUCH I didnt learn in my P.R. class.

But I think I actually got a passing score for NY or FL, wherever I finally end up deciding to practice.

But yeah, the test is horrible in the sense that you are responsible for all those damn rules!

I really hope I dont have to take it over.

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