July 2017 Michigan Bar Exam Seminar Recap: 11 of 15 questions on the July 2017 Michigan bar exam were covered by our JD Advising Michigan Bar Exam seminar.
A lot of what was covered by our July 2017 JD Advising Michigan bar exam seminar was tested on the July 2017 Michigan bar exam. In fact, 11 of the 15 questions–or over 70% of what was tested on the July 2017 bar exam–was covered by our Michigan bar exam seminar.
Specifically, the following topics were covered in our half-day JD Advising Michigan bar exam seminar. They also appeared on the July 2017 Michigan bar exam:
- The entire Criminal Procedure question. We suspected that search incident to arrest may be coming up and that the Board of Law Examiners’ may test whether officers could search a cell phone incident to arrest. We cited the exact case on point (the Riley case) and discussed it in our seminar.
- The entire Criminal Law question. We discussed conspiracy and also accurately noted in our seminar that Michigan does not require an overt act to prove a conspiracy. This exact question was tested on the bar exam.
- The entire Civil Procedure question. Not only did we accurately predict that Civil Procedure would test personal jurisdiction, but we discussed the exact step-by-step approach to take if you saw a personal jurisdiction question.
- The entire Real Property/Creditors’ Rights question on foreclosure by advertisement (including the statutory right of redemption). We covered both of these issues in depth and students who attended our seminar are in a good position to score perfectly on this question!
- The entire Personal Property question was covered by the seminar handout—including the Lost and Unclaimed Property Act (LUPA), which we predicted would be covered—and “abandoned” property.
- We predicted the entire Family Law question and specifically stated that marital versus separate assets were likely to appear on the exam. The entire question regarded marital versus separate assets.
- The entire Equity question was covered by our Michigan bar exam seminar. We told students to memorize the four preliminary injunction factors and this is exactly what was tested.
- The Corporations question on derivative lawsuits. Not only did we cover derivative actions in the seminar but we also predicted that it would be coming up on the exam! We discussed the exact procedure necessary for filing a derivative action and we were happy to see that specifically tested.
- The Real Property question regarding the race-notice statute. Half of the Real Property question tested Michigan’s race-notice statute and, specifically, what constituted “notice.” We told students to be on the lookout for this as we predicted this issue may be coming up – and it did.
- The No-Fault question had a noneconomic damages issue, which was discussed in our seminar and predicted to come up.
- The Wills question was covered by the handout—we discussed both will validity and revocation of a will by a subsequent instrument, which were two of the three major issues tested by that question. (We admit that even we were surprised to see Wills tested again this exam!)
- We also stated that we thought hearsay would be tested in Evidence, negligence would be tested in Torts, and that Secured Transactions would be tested (and we included charts in the seminar that covered perfection of PMSI’s and non-PMSI’s—both of which were tested).
In essence, our July 2017 JD Advising Michigan Bar Exam seminar covered:
- 8 of the 15 questions entirely (Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Creditors’ Rights, Real Property, Personal Property, Family Law, Equity).
- A majority of the topics tested in 3 of the 15 questions (Real Property, No-Fault Insurance, Wills).
- And we also predicted issues covered by 3 of the questions (Evidence, Torts, and Secured Transactions). (The only subject that was not covered by our seminar handout in any degree was Contracts.)
We are thrilled with the substance of what was covered by our seminar handout as well as the topics we predicted were coming up.
Our July 2017 Michigan bar exam seminar filled up fast last exam and we had to turn away several students who waited too long to sign up. If you are interested in reserving your spot for an upcoming JD Advising Michigan bar exam seminar, please visit our seminar page here or purchase your seminar spot here.
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