The Fact Pattern on the MBE

After you have read the call of the question for the MBE, you now must read the fact pattern.

Do not read the fact pattern like you were reading a novel. You must read the fact pattern critically. Absorb every word, figure out the parties and the cause of actions, making notes, if you have to, on the side of the examination page. If you see dates and numbers, make sure you highlight them or write them down. An abundance of dates probably means something important, especially with contracts and formation. Sometimes property questions are so convoluted, making a tiny map of who own what can help you understand the fact pattern.

After you read the fact pattern, re-read the call of the question to make sure that you understand what the call of the question is asking you now that you’ve read the fact pattern. If you need to, you may want to again look at the fact pattern to make sure you understand what is being asked before you examine the multiple choice answers.

Remember, you have 1.8 minutes for each question. You must read quickly and carefully.

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Florida Coastal Law School Seeks to Become a Nonprofit

Florida Coastal Law School, a for profit school in Jacksonville is trying to stay alive. It is seeking to become a nonprofit institution, a move that would enable it to affiliate with an existing nonprofit university. Florida Coastal wants to separate from InfiLaw Corp and, instead, be run by an independent board. InfiLaw Corp has absolutely bombed in their administration of for profit law schools. Charlotte Law School has closed and Arizona Summit is closing soon. Florida Coastal is the only law school left for InfiLaw.

Florida Coastal is in talks with an unnamed nonprofit university to affiliate with. The potential affiliate is not in Florida but is a university located in the Southeast.

Florida Coastal has had accreditation problems and declining enrollment in recent years. The school alleges that it is working to improve its bar pass rates, graduate employment rates, and academic credentials. Florida Coastal remains out of compliance with the ABA’s accreditation standards pertaining to admissions practices, and has been directed to make improvements in that area or risk losing accreditation. Florida Coastal brought in 60 first-year students this fall, down from 671 in 2011. Fewer than 48% of the school’s graduates passed the July 2017 Florida Bar. That figure jumped to more than 62% for July 2018 exam.

The number of ABA-accredited for-profit law schools is fortunately dwindling. They have been unmitigated disasters. Both the Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Western State University College of Law previously converted to nonprofit institutions. The Charleston School of Law also plans to become a nonprofit.

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Examining the Facts on the MBE

Don’t ever assume facts when you read the fact pattern on the MBE question. There are no omitted facts in the MBE. Do not read into the question any facts that are not there or to assume any facts that are not there. Also, always assume that the facts are important. There are no red herrings on bar exams. Don’t feel any sympathy or hatred for anyone in the fact pattern. They are sometimes designed to elicit emotion from you in order to steer you to the wrong answer. For example, a serial murder will have a procedural defect he can rely on, so he will be found not guilty. You don’t want him to be found not guilty, so you look for the guilty answer choices and you end up picking the wrong answer.

As you read through the fact pattern, ask yourself why these facts are important. Since you have read the call of the question, you will have a better context of why the facts are there and why they are important. Make sure you pay attention to dates, ages, dollar amounts and parties. They will be important.

Also, look at the parties and how they are acting. For example, look for words like intentionally, knowingly, mistakenly, reasonably, etc. These words will be important when you look through the MBE answer choices.

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3 Weeks to the Bar Exam

Three weeks to the bar exam is a good time to evaluate how you are doing. You have enough time to now pinpoint your weak areas and enough time to change your schedule if you feel you’re spinning your wheels. Consider this day your line in the sand.

By now you should have done several hundred multistate questions, at least 15 state essays and at least 4 performance tests. If you haven’t done it, get busy. Change your schedule if you need to, work on your weak areas and keep testing. If you have, you are ready for the bar exam. You just need to keep working, stay cool and continue to test yourself.

Make sure you are peaking on exam day. Get up at 6 am or 7 am and start studying at 9 am until 12 pm, with no breaks, then study from 1 pm to 4 pm, with no breaks, You want to mimic the bar exam hours so you are at your peak at 9 am every day.

Don’t pretend you’re not nervous. Accept that it’s okay to be nervous. Channel that nervous energy properly by attacking your study schedule and transform your nerves into confidence.

One of the most important things to do during this 3 week period is not to doubt your abilities. You can pass this bar and you know it.

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Practice MBE Timing

Looking at the timing of the MBE, you must answer 100 questions in 3 hours, both in the morning and the afternoon. Breaking it down further, you must answer each question in 1.8 minutes, or 17 questions in a half hour and 34 questions in an hour. You must be able to sustain that fast pace.

As you practice, keep that pace in mind. It is imperative that you finish all 200 questions. You do not want to leave any questions unanswered or unread and lose valuable points. As you know, even 1 point or 2 points can mean the difference between passing and failing.

Not only do you need to answer the questions, you need to answer them correctly.

How do you build up your time and accuracy? In the beginning of this process, start with 17 questions first – note your time and your accuracy. As you get better at your accuracy, your time will also get better. Once you feel that you are comfortable with the 17 questions, then, proceed to doing 34 questions in one sitting. Again, notice how long it took you and your accuracy. Then move up doing 68 questions in 2 hours, until finally you are working at 3 hour stretches.

You must get comfortable and condition yourself to sitting for 3 hours, working on MBE questions, without losing your focus or concentration. In the last couple of weeks, prior to the bar exam, you should be working on 3 hour blocks for the MBE.

Once you get to the bar exam, write down the time for 34 questions, 68 questions or break it down in half hours, i.e. 17, 34, 51 etc, so you can glance at your sheet and know that you are on schedule to answer all 100 questions.

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The MBE & UBE Testing Institute Enhanced Study Program for July 2019

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The Essays and The Bar Exam Graders

A survey of bar exam graders found that the single biggest mistake students make is not responding to the call of the question.

Remember to read the call of the question first. Then read the fact pattern with the call of the question in mind. Then you want to read the call of the question again to make sure that you understand what the bar examiners are looking for. Only then, should you start to write your outline and start writing your essay. Before you turn the page to the next essay, read the call of the question one last time to make sure you answered the call of the question completely and thoroughly. Then you can move on to your next essay.

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