Sunday, May 21, 2006

Rage against the mbe...

I threw my book across the room. I'm exhausted. I can't get more than fifty percent on the property mbe's. The facts are too convoluted to get through in such a short period of time. In desperation, I checked the web and found out that, according to T.Wise, even Barbri admits with property and contracts, it's damage control. 50% is the proper score and you look to other subjects to get you through...
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Contracts and property are the most difficult MBE subjects, and the average number of questions answered correctly on those topics is around 50%. As BarBri says, your goal with those topics is "damage control," not getting a high score. Torts, constitutional law, criminal law and evidence are easier, and that is where applicants can focus more of their study time to improve their score.
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In the same vein "girl walks into a bar exam" has several posts explaining why she thinks the PMBR questions are artificially difficult. While it is apparent that some of the property questions are unnavigable, it's better to hear it from others...

PMBR sucks

again

1 Comments:

Blogger Swamprunner said...

It makes me feel a little better to know that I am not the only one. I can't seem to get much more than 50% of the property questions right either. The questions themselves are bad, but the answers are often absurd, especially when you have actually practiced law in the real world and actually bought and sold real estate. I will do whatever I can to do to pass this test, but for the sake of furture bar takers (I took NY and passed it the first time 21 years ago and swore I would never take another bar exam), there really has to be a better way. I will never believe that the MBE, with its arcane questions about "multistate law", truly tests minimal competence to practice law. Needless to say I am getting pissed off at the whole process, but at least your post makes me realize that I am not alone, so thanks....

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