For everyone taking the February 2017 Uniform Bar Exam (or the MEE or MPT) or who is curious about what was tested on the February 2017 Uniform Bar Exam, here is a quick recap.
The February 2017 MEE:
The MEE was very MEE-subject heavy. The two MBE subjects were Contracts and Sales (UCC firm offer) and Real Property (surrender, mitigation). This balances out a very MBE-heavy July bar exam and is similar to last February’s MEE-subject heavy MEE-exam.
The rest were MEE subjects: Trusts (no one really knew what to say), Family Law (common law marriage, recognition of marriage elsewhere, bigamy), Corporations (dismissal of a derivative suit, the business judgment rule), and Agency (actual authority, ratification, liability of principal and agent when principal is undisclosed, disclosed, partially disclosed). We predicted four of these six subjects (including the fact that Family Law would technically overlap with Conflicts of Law, which it did by testing the fact that common law marriage would be recognized by other states!). We also predicted about 70% of the topics that were tested in our MEE seminar!
Many of these questions confused students so if you feel unsure about what you wrote or whether you passed, you are not alone! Many students do not feel confident about the Trusts question, are unsure of the Agency question, and thought that the Corporations question was very hard! Some students also report wondering if they wrote the correct thing for Real Property. (Check out this post on “how will I feel after the bar exam?” if you are wondering if what you are feeling is normal — it probably is!)
The February 2017 MEE did not have a Civil Procedure (which surprised many students, and us, though most students were not disappointed!). We were not surprised to see that Evidence and Secured Transactions were left off of the February 2017 MEE, given both subjects were just tested two exams in a row.
The February 2017 MPTs:
The MPTs were an objective memorandum (pretty standard, lengthy, and all about conflicts) and a bench memo which required examinees to make findings of fact and findings of law (not so standard!). We suspected a more unusual MPT may have been coming up this round and it did!
It was a tricky exam, as every bar exam is! If you find yourself worrying about it, remember that feelings do not correlate with passing results! Put the essay day behind you and get ready to conquer the MBE tomorrow.
Wondering what our July 2017 MEE and MPT predictions are?
See this post to see our July 2017 MEE predictions and our July 2017 MPT predictions! You are also welcome to sign up for our MEE seminar while there is still availability if you are interested in a half-day overview of the highly-tested MEE topics and to hear our predictions of what topics will be coming up on the next bar exam.
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