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And wishing instead they were riding? :raises hand:

Oh well, only two more weeks of hell then zero responsibilities until I start work in Oct. Just got to get myself out on the road bike for an hour a couple time of week to keep up my hard earned fitness.

For those that have taken it, any tips? I am studying like a madman, so you need to be creative :p
 

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No tips, sorry...that's all on you as I have no knowledge...However...I can send business your way when you pass...I have been RACING my car to the trails lately...Darned Barney Fife is trying to keep me down!!

Keep studying and good luck Rontele, that's a huge one!!
 

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You poor bastard. Since it's probably too late to bail on that quiz and move to Fiji, here's my advice:

You can order copies of the old essay tests and answer sheets from the Bar Assoc. (or whoever it is that is administering the test) and study them relentlessly. Despite what Barbri will have you believe, the test covers a finite number of topics within the various subjects; look for those patterns in the old test questions.

For example, if it's a contract question, it will either be on formation or ucc, nothing else. Know the key points based on the exam answers for formation and ucc and you already have most of the points without even reading the question. Pick up the side points from the rest of detail in the question and you just aced that one.

All of the main subjects have that same pattern and will make up the main portion of the essays. Go nuts on them. You should be able rattle off the key points for every major subject. The examiners are just looking to check off the key points so keep your essay answers short and sweet without any of the usual fluff and you'll do great.

Painful, arduous, mind numbing repetition is the trick to the multiple choice questions.

Otherwise, study, ride, relax, and repeat.

Good luck!

P.S. Two cans Red Bull (one for the morning and one for the afternoon) made my life much less crappy on that special day.
 

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I usually start with some of the lite beers at the "dive" bars and work my way up. Try to spend the last hours of the night/early morning pounding nothing but the finest micro brews. When I'm finally nice and drunk your sister picks me up and we head back to her place. Oh yeah, tell your mom I want my tie back. Good luck
 

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I usually start with some of the lite beers at the "dive" bars and work my way up. Try to spend the last hours of the night/early morning pounding nothing but the finest micro brews. When I'm finally nice and drunk your sister picks me up and we head back to her place. Oh yeah, tell your mom I want my tie back. Good luck
My mom and sister are way too classy for a no talent, unfunny asshat. Better luck next time! :thumbsup:
 

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Ah, it's the old:

"is!" - "is not!",
"is!" - "is not!",
"you're a poopy head!" - "you're a poo-poo-poopy head!"


debate tactic. Such a classic... and the jury falls for it every time.

You'll do just fine.
 

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Rontele, I'd give you advice on how to study for and complete that exam, but frankly, I got a negative score on the ACT's so I'd listen to climbmonkey... and maybe T10irons if everything else fails. :p
 

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Rontele:

Climbmonkey said it best: "Painful, arduous, mind numbing repetition is the trick to the multiple choice questions." The MBE sucks, but doing well on it is key. Do as many questions as you can and repeat the ones you get wrong. This summer sucks but work your ass off to make sure this is the last summer that sucks.
 

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Hey Rontele, sorry to hear about the studying. But just think about it like this, once you pass and start work, you will soon be making enough money to buy multiple bikes. Although, you probably won't be able to ride alot.

I'm sort of in your shoes, but three years earlier. I'm moving out to Denver on the 16th for Law school. I'm just hoping I will have at least some time to ride during school.

Good Luck :thumbsup:

Kyle
 

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Oh, hell yeah!
 

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Not taking the bar exam but will be taking the lsat's real soon. May be taking the sept exam. Need to get off the bike and into the library to study.
 

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Do as many MBE practice questions as you possibly can. If you haven't signed up for the PMBR course, I highly recommend it. Scoring well on the MBE is key and that little bastard is curved. Seriously, PMBR is money. If you don't want to take the course, find a set of used PMBR books and go through every question in them. Then make sure to take at least one mock MBE. Sucks, but you've gotta set aside a full day for that one. Since the Bar Exam, in addition to being a poor indicator of how good of a lawyer you will actually be, is an exercise in endurance, you'll need to get a full MBE under your belt so that the real deal doesn't catch you off guard.

As far as the essays are concerned, remember that CO grades on a checklist. You can write the most beautiful, grammatically correct prose known to man, but if you aren't hitting all the points they want, you will get owned. Make sure that you vomit out as many points, including elements of the crimes that you can. They give multiple points for silly sh$t like "the elements of negligence are: duty, breach, causation, and injury." If you aren't taking BarBri, try to score a used copy of their essay practice book, it is really helpful because it has copies of past essays and gradesheets in it!

Sorry if I sound like I am lecturing here, but the bar is a nightmare, and passing it the first time is really important. You can do it - buckle down for the straightaway and kick it in the teeth! :thumbsup:

Oh, and for what it is worth, I suggest doing the Performance test first and the essays second (BarBri recommends this too) during the half-days on the first day. At the end of each half day your brain will be too cashed to do a good job on a long project like the Performance test. The essays require less writing and a lot of parroting so I think those are better suited for the end of the half days. Good Luck!
 

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Do as many MBE practice questions as you possibly can. If you haven't signed up for the PMBR course, I highly recommend it. Scoring well on the MBE is key and that little bastard is curved. Seriously, PMBR is money. If you don't want to take the course, find a set of used PMBR books and go through every question in them. Then make sure to take at least one mock MBE. Sucks, but you've gotta set aside a full day for that one. Since the Bar Exam, in addition to being a poor indicator of how good of a lawyer you will actually be, is an exercise in endurance, you'll need to get a full MBE under your belt so that the real deal doesn't catch you off guard.

As far as the essays are concerned, remember that CO grades on a checklist. You can write the most beautiful, grammatically correct prose known to man, but if you aren't hitting all the points they want, you will get owned. Make sure that you vomit out as many points, including elements of the crimes that you can. They give multiple points for silly sh$t like "the elements of negligence are: duty, breach, causation, and injury." If you aren't taking BarBri, try to score a used copy of their essay practice book, it is really helpful because it has copies of past essays and gradesheets in it!

Sorry if I sound like I am lecturing here, but the bar is a nightmare, and passing it the first time is really important. You can do it - buckle down for the straightaway and kick it in the teeth! :thumbsup:

Oh, and for what it is worth, I suggest doing the Performance test first and the essays second (BarBri recommends this too) during the half-days on the first day. At the end of each half day your brain will be too cashed to do a good job on a long project like the Performance test. The essays require less writing and a lot of parroting so I think those are better suited for the end of the half days. Good Luck!
Holy Cr*p, thanks Panthro. I'm saving this info so I can use it in three years when I go to take the bar in Denver. Any other tips you could give for a soon to be DU law student, other than study my butt off? I'd love to ask you some questions about practicing in CO, maybe over pm's?
Thanks,
Kyle
 

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a soon to be DU law student,
Ha, you're lucky I don't think my wife will be TAing next year. Shes gonna be a third year, and I'm also saving this thread to present to her next summer. Thanks for the advice fellas.
Rontele, CRUSH IT. We've got plenty of time to ride when its over. Free tune up (if you bring the beer) when you pass.
 

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Ha, you're lucky I don't think my wife will be TAing next year. Shes gonna be a third year, and I'm also saving this thread to present to her next summer. Thanks for the advice fellas.
Rontele, CRUSH IT. We've got plenty of time to ride when its over. Free tune up (if you bring the beer) when you pass.
Yeah, demolish it Rontele. Shoot, I'll buy the first five rounds the night you kill the test :thumbsup:
 
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