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The February 2015 Bar Exam: Plan Ahead and Stick to A Schedule

Posted in Uncategorized on December 31, 2014 by barprofs

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In order to pass the bar exam in February 2015, you need two things: time-management and discipline. Planning ahead and sticking to a schedule will conquer both requirements. Thorough preparation is the key to passing the exam and having a schedule in place will allow you to manage your time and to stick to a study timetable. For a plan to work, you have to address your learning style as well as the substantive areas you will be tested on.

First make a calendar of the next 2 months – up to the bar exam date in February 2015. Set out a timetable of when and where you will study per day. Be sure your schedule is realistic. If you make it too onerous, you will not follow the schedule and you will put off studying. Be realistic with your goals and your study habits. For example, you can’t go throughout the entire day with no lunch or no exercise or take no breaks because you were unrealistic in the time aspect of your plan. You have to write a study plan that suits you and your personality without slacking off.

In the beginning, you are going to struggle with the voluminous materials, but keep at it and keep pushing the pace. It’s like training for a race. You first have to struggle through the repetition until it starts feeling right and you start performing at your optimal level.

For your schedule, you should first start with relearning and reviewing the outlines with some practice questions thrown in and as you pick up the pace, you’ll reverse it and do more practice questions and essays and only use your outlines for clarification on questions you get wrong or confused about.

Don’t ignore your weak areas or your strong areas. You may not need to schedule as much time in your stronger subjects, but review them as consistently as you do all the other subjects. You may not need to read or reread the outlines of your strong subjects, but during those time periods, practice your questions. You may need those extra points on the bar. For your weaker subjects, don’t spend too much time obsessing on your lack of knowledge or take away from other subjects you also need to study; and do not ignore your weak subjects. All bar examinees have weak subjects. Again, spend time on those subjects as you would other subjects and just keep practicing. You’ll be surprised at how much you really do know in those weak subjects.

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Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for repeat takers who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

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For Repeat Bar Takers and Foreign Educated Lawyers Taking the February 2015 Bar Exam

Posted in Uncategorized on December 30, 2014 by barprofs

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Bar Professors has expanded its bar review course for repeat takers for the February 2015 Bar Exam. A special course will also be offered to foreign lawyers and/or LLM and ESL students taking the New York, Florida, UBE or California Bar Exam.

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Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for repeat takers who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

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The February 2015 Bar Exam: Federal Civil Procedure Question Analysis

Posted in Uncategorized on December 29, 2014 by barprofs

Sign up for our Small Group One Day Workshop/Seminar for Federal Civil Procedure in Miami and in Naples, Florida at http://www.barprofessors.com.

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:

In a negligence action with injuries, Nathan’s lawyer has interviewed Sousa’s former boss in order to help get information about Sousa’s lost income claim. The lawyer took notes on the interview, including evaluative comments about the kind of witness the boss would make and the impact that information might have on Nathan’s case. Sousa wants to discover the lawyer’s notes. Are they discoverable?

A.  No. They are protected as ordinary work product.

B.  No. They are protected as opinion work product.

C.  Yes. They are protected as ordinary work product but Sousa could meet the substantial need/undue hardship requirement.

D.  Yes. They are not protected because Sousa’s boss is not the client of the lawyer who did the interview.

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The February 2015 Bar Exam: Include Your Family in Studying for the Bar Exam

Posted in Uncategorized on December 26, 2014 by barprofs

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For those students who are taking the February 2015 bar exam, take a few days off to relax your mind and have quality time with those that love you. Take the time off with no guilt attached. You can get back to work full time after the holidays.

Those that really love you want to see you pass the bar. Know that with certainty. Those who are pulling and picking at you, saying you don’t have to study that long or want you to go to the clubs and parties are not your true friends and do not want you to be successful.

Sometimes those loved ones see you study and see your struggle and wish they could help you, but don’t know how. Bar applicants who have children find it hard to be both a parent and have a full time study plan. Don’t ignore them. Try to integrate them into your “experience”.

During these weeks of celebration for Hanukkah, Christmas and New Years’, look at those that are supporting you in ways you may not even realize. Maybe your mom makes you breakfast every morning before you leave to go study. Maybe your spouse is doing the heavy lifting as you study. Let them know you appreciate their support, even if they are just getting out of your way during this period before the bar exam.

No person is an island. You need your family and friends during this stressful period of bar exam studying. Have your family help you. They will be glad to help and they will be proud of the little part they played in your success. Give your family members or your children one of your study books and have them test you. This is particularly good for the elements of a cause of action. Have your family help you recite those causes of action. See if you can make a game out of it, with your children or family members each calling out an element of a cause of action.

You may be surprised on game day when you are calling up the exceptions to the hearsay rule and you remember the face of your loved ones yelling it out to you.

Have a terrific New Years’. Rest, relax and then get back to work. The February Bar Exam is right around the corner.

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Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for repeat takers who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

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The February 2015 Bar Exam: Keep a Limited Study Schedule Through the Holidays

Posted in Uncategorized on December 23, 2014 by barprofs

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There is less than a day before Christmas Eve, our families are making plans for the holidays, we are doing our last minute shopping and making sure we have our travel plans in place for visiting. Yet, you have the February 2015 bar exam right around the corner.

This is not the time to do round-the-clock studying. You will not be able to keep up a schedule like that anyway and you shouldn’t have to do it during this time of the year. But there are batches of time you can take during these holidays so that you can keep up your schedule plan.

Don’t put the books away. If you are traveling by plane or by train, you certainly can read your outlines instead of playing games or watching movies on your computer or phone. If you are driving to your destination, get some tapes and play them as you drive instead of listening to music to pass the time. You can get an hour or two in for studying every day while you are enjoying the holidays. Think about getting up an hour early while everyone else is still asleep or go to bed an hour early and read your outlines in bed before you sleep.

Also think about taking a few days off completely from studying , i.e Christmas Day, New Years’ Eve– it will refresh your mind and make you eager to get back to work after those breaks.

These study techniques will keep you focused on the job ahead, but also allow you to take the remaining time off and relax with your family. You know that your family will do anything to help you achieve your goal, so let them fuss over you – you deserve it.

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Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for repeat takers who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

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The February 2015 Bar Exam: Federal Civil Procedure Question Analysis

Posted in Uncategorized on December 22, 2014 by barprofs

Sign up for our Small Group One Day Workshop/Seminar for Federal Civil Procedure in Miami and in Naples, Florida at http://www.barprofessors.com.

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 is a citizen of Massachusetts, who works in Connecticut. D and E are citizens of New Jersey who work in that state. One day, D borrowed E’s car, advising E that he intended to use it to pick up his sister in Hartford. However, D drove to Massachusetts to take his new girlfriend to Boston. Unfortunately, D became involved in a traffic accident with P while driving in Massachusetts. P brought an action against E in the proper U.S. district court in Massachusetts for personal injuries and property damages in the amount of $80,000. A Massachusetts statute permits an action against the owner of a motor vehicle who has loaned the car to the person who was driving it when the incident occurred. E has filed a timely FRCP 12(b)(2) motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction. How should the district court rule on that motion?

A.  The district court should grant the motion since, in the absence of additional facts, it appears that the exercise of jurisdiction would violated the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

B.  The district court should grant the motion since, in the absence of additional facts, it appears that the exercise of jurisdiction would violate the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment.

C.  The district court should deny the motion under the standards of FRCP 4(k)(2), which permits the exercise of nationwide service of process in such cases.

D.  The district court should deny the motion since E caused an effect in Massachusetts.

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Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for repeat takers who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

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The February 2015 Bar Exam: Obtaining a Bar Professors’ Bar Exam Tutor

Posted in Uncategorized on December 20, 2014 by barprofs

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For the applicants who were unsuccessful, Bar Professors is presently offering early bird discounts and partial scholarships for the bar exam private bar tutorials. Don’t try the same method that allowed you to be unsuccessful on your previous attempt.

Do not repeat the same class, study plan or approach you used the last time. One size does not fit all. Say to yourself, “I will be a lawyer.”

You want to get the bar exam behind you and start your new life as a lawyer. Don’t dither or waste time with the “what ifs”. Stay focused and true to your goal to pass.

Obtaining a Bar Professors’ bar exam tutor will help you pass. Many students who are repeat bar takers need a bar exam coach to help them improve their writing and analytical skills so they can properly navigate through the bar exam. Remember, the bar exam is unique and more difficult to pass than in other bar cycle. This structured, personalized program is the key to passing the bar for repeat takers.

Above all, never give up.

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Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for repeat takers who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

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The February 2015 Bar Exam: Sign Up for The Federal Civil Procedure One Day Workshop

Posted in Uncategorized on December 18, 2014 by barprofs

Sign up for our Small Group One Day Workshop/Seminar for Federal Civil Procedure in Miami and in Naples, Florida at www.barprofessors.com.

Federal Civil Procedure will be tested for the first time on the MBE in February, 2015. There will be 27 MBE questions tested in Federal Civil Procedure.

In light of this new subject, Bar Professors will be holding a one day MBE Civil Procedure seminar in Miami and Naples in January 2015.

This one day intensive seminar is for first time bar takers, repeat bar takers, foreign educated lawyers and any person looking to add to their Civil Procedure knowledge.

The seminar will be conducted by multiple law professors who are experts in teaching the MBE and are experienced litigators. The seminar will cover and include:

Special attention will be given to Federal Civil Procedure in the following areas:

  • Detailed Outline Addressing Tested Areas as Stated by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE)
  • Federal Civil Procedure MBE Questions
  • What to Look for in Federal Civil Procedure Questions

Bar Professors will be holding its one day MBE Seminar in Naples, Florida and Miami, Florida. Bar Professors only accepts a limited amount of students for each seminar to ensure a maximum learning environment. Sign up now to express your interest and reserve your seat.

For more information on the specific times and dates, please go to the Contact page and fill it out. In the comment box, state the seminar and month. Early registration is encouraged because spaces are very limited.

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Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for repeat takers who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

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The February 2015 Bar Exam: Federal Civil Procedure Question Analysis

Posted in Uncategorized on December 17, 2014 by barprofs

Sign up for our Small Group One Day Workshop/Seminar for Federal Civil Procedure in Miami and in Naples, Florida at http://www.barprofessors.com.

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:

Steven, a Nevada citizen, sues Corporation, incorporated in Delaware with its principle place of business in Nevada, under the Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). He sues in federal court, Steven claims that Corporation fired him because of his age, replacing him with a younger employee. Steven also asserts a second claim in his complaint, alleging that firing him constituted a breach of his contract of employment. He asserts a third claim in the complaint, alleging that, a year before he was fired, Corporation had misappropriated a design he created. Steven claimed he had invented the design on his own, not in the course of his employment, so that Corporation had no right to exploit the idea without his consent. The federal court has subject matter jurisdiction:

A.  Over all of Steven’s claims

B.  Over none of these claims, because the parties are both from Nevada

C.  Over the ADEA claim only

D.  Over the first two claims, but not the third.

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Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for repeat takers who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

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The February 2015 Bar Exam: Federal Civil Procedure Question Analysis

Posted in Uncategorized on December 13, 2014 by barprofs

Sign up for our Small Group One Day Workshop/Seminar for Federal Civil Procedure in Miami and in Naples, Florida at www.barprofessors.com.

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:

Plaintiff, a citizen of New York, filed suit against Defendant, in a New York state court, alleging a claim based upon a federal statute. Defendant, also a citizen of New York, filed a petition for removal to the federal court which encompasses the judicial district in which the state court is located. Should the action be removed?

A.  No, because the action could not have originally been brought in the U.S. District Court to which removal has been requested.

B.  Yes, because Plaintiff’s action arises under a U.S. statute.

C.  Yes, because state courts, even those of general jurisdiction, do not have subject matter jurisdiction over federal claims.

D.  No, because Defendant is a citizen of New York.

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Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for repeat takers who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

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