I @ # ! * I N G Hate the rule against perpetuities!!!!!
I'm taking NY and CT, and I have attempted to stick with the BarBri schedule; it is true what you hear - the schedule is causing me to burn out. I have completely cut out reading ANY outlines before the lecture (in fact, I barely crack open the Conviser unless I need help on a subject). I'm finding that doing the practice essays actually helps me cement the law in my head, and I've been making it a point to get in as many multiple choice as possible.I have to admit, I'm getting a bit freaked out.
The more I study, the more I realize one thing: this is completely f-ing ridiculous. How is it in any way practical or necessary to give someone a two day closed book exam on over 20 subjects?!?Imagine a college professor coming into class on the first day and saying "at the end of this course you will be tested on calculus, physics, biology, chemistry, sociology, psychology, political science, french, spanish, japanese, chinese, american history, european history, world history, geography, arabic, religious studies, and rocket science. This exam will be closed book."
I'm taking NY and NJ...Does anyone have the feeling that the actual bar exam won't be as hard as Barbri's practice MBE and essay questions?I remember studying for the MPRE through Barbri's lecture, review book, and practice questions and thinking "there is no way I'm going to pass this thing." When I took the MPRE in Aug 07, it seemed so much easier than the practice questions and, like most people I know, I ended up scoring well above every state's minimum passing score. Perhaps the bar exam will prove to be a similar experience...