There are several online law school prep course options. (In fact, there are more online law school prep course options than there are in-person options!) We teach both an online law school prep course as well as an in-person face-to-face course. Read more
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The MPT (that is, the Multistate Performance Test) is a lawyerly exercise that requires you to complete a task that is outlined in a memo.
As you can see by this MPT frequency chart, persuasive briefs and objective memorandums are the most common MPT tasks. Recently, opinion letters and demand letters have made a comeback as well. But, sometimes the task will be something that is less common (e.g. a bench memo, a complaint, contract provisions, a leave-behind, an early dispute resolution statement, or a closing argument, etc.). Or, it may ask you to complete a task that has never been tested. Read more
How is the MPT scored?
The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) is a lawyerly task given on many bar exams. It requires examinees to complete a specific task that is outlined in the memo. Students evaluate information presented in the file and library to complete the task.
The MPT is worth a significant percentage of an examinee’s overall score on many bar exams. For example, if you are in a Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) state, the MPT is worth 20% of the total score (which is worth the same as 70 scored multiple-choice questions!). Non-UBE jurisdictions determine how much weight to allocate to the MPT. (Many of them allocate 10% of the overall score to the MPT.) Regardless, it is worth spending some time developing an efficient approach to the MPT. Below is a basic breakdown of how the MPT is scored and tips to maximize your score. Read more
Almost universally, people who do well on the LSAT spend a lot of time in preparation. The LSAT, despite a common myth, is an exam you can study for. While it is an aptitude test per se, you can prepare yourself for it by developing techniques and strategies for approaching the different sections. Read more
Unlike other goals, there is not a clear “start” or “finish.” There is not a set path. You have to find one as you go along. This brings a lot of surprises and challenges on the way. In this post, I discuss the advantages of being an entrepreneur as well as the disadvantages.
Law School Prep Course Reviews
We had a lot of great law school prep course reviews! Many of our students found our law school prep course extremely helpful. It prepared them to do a great job it law school. Further, it helped them feel confident and in control from the first day of law school! Here are a couple of our law school prep course reviews from our 2016 law school prep course: Read more
Should I Get a Law School Tutor?
If you are considering working with a law school tutor, we encourage you to give it a try for a session or two. And we strongly encourage you to work with one if you are a 1L who feels you may need extra help. There are many reasons for this. Read more
If you are looking for Multistate Performance Test feedback (that is written or oral feedback on your Multistate Performance Test answers) look no further! We have helped several students significantly improve their score on the Multistate Performance Test. Read more
We have tutored for the Multistate Essay Exam and have provided extensive Multistate Essay Exam feedback (MEE feedback) to students looking to improve their scores. Read more
MPRE Difficulty: How Difficult is it to Pass the MPRE? I think one of the most common “law school myths” I keep hearing is that the MPRE is “super easy.” And that “you don’t have to study for the MPRE.” I often encounter students who have fallen victim to this awful advice (if that is that you want to call it). I am not saying that the MPRE is impossible. Or that it requires months and months of study. However, it does require SOME study and preparation. Read more
Many lawyers realize quickly that they do not like their jobs and need to find a way out! Some feel guilty for even complaining (given the not-so-stellar job market). But we believe you only have one life and should not spend it on something that you dread, or that is unfulfilling, or not what you were meant to do. Read more
Is the Michigan bar exam getting easier to pass?
Let’s talk about raw essay scores versus converted essay scores.
When you receive bar exam results, you will have two numbers: An MBE score (which you are hoping is around 135 at least, as that is considered a passing score) and a converted essay score (which you are hoping is around 135, at least, as that is considered a passing score). (You can see the “MBE scaled score” is labeled below. You can also see the converted essay score is labeled below.) Read more
Law school orientation is quickly approaching. Many 1L students may wonder what to wear to law school orientation.
I distinctly remember the eve of my first day, and the anxiety that followed. I could not figure out whether I should wear a suit, and take the risk of being overdressed, or jeans, and make the mistake of being underdressed.
For these reasons, we wrote a brief guide on how to dress for law school orientation. This includes what to wear to law school orientation, and what not to wear.
Keep in mind that these are just some tips to help you make your best first impression (and also help you feel the most comfortable) during law school orientation. It is never fun to feel super-over or under-dressed. These tips will help you wear something that is appropriate and yet professional. Read more
This advice comes from a legal writing professor who has helped several students through orientation and through the first week of law school! She has seen both the best way to approach it as well as mistakes that students commonly make! We hope that you enjoy her advice and article! Read more
Are you wondering how to study for the MEE (the multistate essay exam)? In this post, we tell you how to study for the MEE — and how to study efficiently! The steps we list below will ensure that you will cover everything. They will also ensure that you spend the most time on the most highly-tested areas of law. It shouldn’t come as a major surprise that some subjects are tested more heavily than others. And further, that some topics within those subjects are tested even more heavily! So below we tell you exactly how to study for the MEE in the most efficient and productive manner.