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Taking MPRE on Saturday, Tips?

Fun, Fun, Fun! Any tips on this nuisance of an exam? lawsthetics10/31/13
I borrowed a barbri prep book from a friend, read it for a c wolfman10/31/13
Study for a few days, take the practice tests from Barbri th medmal11/01/13
Kaplan prep was better than barbri. Barbri was too easy and jstalin11/01/13
If you have to guess, go on the second most ethical sounding therewillbeblood11/01/13
Second this. The answer sounding like the most ethical thing saulgoodmanwannabe06/14/17
You will be fine. I felt like I was guessing on at least 50% shouldalearnedmath11/01/13
Don't overthink things. I knew two extremely smart guys who propita11/01/13
Cheat kmc66611/01/13
Good luck! I'm taking it tomorrow too. hiphopopotamus11/01/13
I am taking the MPRE in August for the 5th time, ugh. The fi john8806/14/17
what do you think a manual rescore does? They basically j dingbat06/14/17
Have you tried reading the actual rules+footnotes for the MR heytyson06/21/17
Do you have a blood pulse? Can you read Latin script? triplesix06/14/17
Don't drink too much or do too many drugs the night before? sjlawyer06/14/17
It's easy. I read the entire BarBri outline the night before isthisit06/14/17
i listened to Piepers free lecture i think two days before. legalbeagle06/14/17
I read a kaplan free outline once a day for 3 days and watch thirdtierlaw06/14/17
Haha. I remember walking out of the MPRE, which was the Satu 3lol06/14/17
Yup, it definitely wasn't hard, but it sure as hell wasn't a lawyer206/14/17
it's easy, don't sweat it. As others have mentioned, when dingbat06/14/17
I barely remember taking the MPRE, except that I can recall orange906/14/17
One of my friends described his answers as "What would Jesus guyingorillasuit06/14/17
My suggestion is: Don't cheat, lie or steal... hairypalms06/14/17
I remember that the MPRE is a nasty little test. The body of flharfh06/15/17
I remember it being a piss-easy test. BUT, the ethics rules dingbat06/16/17

lawsthetics (Oct 31, 2013 - 10:13 pm)

Fun, Fun, Fun!

Any tips on this nuisance of an exam?

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wolfman (Oct 31, 2013 - 10:34 pm)

I borrowed a barbri prep book from a friend, read it for a couple of hours the night before, fell asleep after... Passed with a score one above what the jurisdiction required ( I ended up not taking the bar there... Will have to retake the damn thing now assuming I ever bother to try and get admitted some place)

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medmal (Nov 1, 2013 - 12:36 pm)

Study for a few days, take the practice tests from Barbri then let it ride. Don't believe the hype that you can sleep through it. It's easy, but it's still a test and why mess it up, waste time, have to take it again etc.

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jstalin (Nov 1, 2013 - 12:50 pm)

Kaplan prep was better than barbri. Barbri was too easy and gives a false sense of security.

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therewillbeblood (Nov 1, 2013 - 4:55 pm)

If you have to guess, go on the second most ethical sounding answer.

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saulgoodmanwannabe (Jun 14, 2017 - 2:47 pm)

Second this. The answer sounding like the most ethical thing to do is usually there to throw you off and not look at the other answers. Same on the MBE.

I studied for maybe a full weekend. Also I did about 4-5 full practice tests, got a 111 (needed 85).

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shouldalearnedmath (Nov 1, 2013 - 4:58 pm)

You will be fine. I felt like I was guessing on at least 50% of the questions and easily passed for any jurisdiction.

No big deal even if you have to retake it. A lot easier to retake than the bar.

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propita (Nov 1, 2013 - 5:56 pm)

Don't overthink things. I knew two extremely smart guys who blew it the first time, both just kept doing a "on the other hand..." for the answers. They both passed the second time.

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kmc666 (Nov 1, 2013 - 6:33 pm)

Cheat

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hiphopopotamus (Nov 1, 2013 - 11:10 pm)

Good luck! I'm taking it tomorrow too.

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john88 (Jun 14, 2017 - 2:34 pm)

I am taking the MPRE in August for the 5th time, ugh. The first time I took the test I got a 77 after sleeping about 1 hour. I then followed up with a 97, but the score expired. I have gotten 84 out of 85(1 point short of passing) on two consecutive tests. How the hell did I get the exact score twice in a row? I have to pass in August or I will have to retake the bar. I even paid $50 for a manual rescore, which is a TOTAL scam and ripoff. I am going to start studying at the beginning of July. I am going to do the Themis and Barbri course as well as the NCBEX questions. Any suggestions?
Thank you!

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dingbat (Jun 14, 2017 - 5:32 pm)

what do you think a manual rescore does?

They basically just check the same answers. Unless you were erasing a lot of bubbles and the scantron hit a few false positives, the result will be the same

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heytyson (Jun 21, 2017 - 4:41 pm)

Have you tried reading the actual rules+footnotes for the MRPC and MCJC cover to cover? That alone got me a passing score.

If you have the time and don't want to risk having to take the bar again, you can always increase your chances by getting a textbook and reading the cases.

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triplesix (Jun 14, 2017 - 2:39 pm)

Do you have a blood pulse? Can you read Latin script?

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sjlawyer (Jun 14, 2017 - 2:43 pm)

Don't drink too much or do too many drugs the night before?

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isthisit (Jun 14, 2017 - 2:47 pm)

It's easy. I read the entire BarBri outline the night before and got a good night's sleep. I forgot my score but it was high enough for NY/NJ. That was the extent of my prep.

It's a reading comprehension test focussed on ethics.

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legalbeagle (Jun 14, 2017 - 2:50 pm)

i listened to Piepers free lecture i think two days before. did like 60 practice and passed with about 5 points above the cut off. i don't know, i really thought i had failed and i know people who did.

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thirdtierlaw (Jun 14, 2017 - 4:02 pm)

I read a kaplan free outline once a day for 3 days and watched the free barbri lesson the night before the exam. I scored around a 130, I can't remember the actual score. I walked out certain that I bombed it. Everyone I know that passed felt the same way. The one girl I know who claimed it was easy was the only person I know who failed. The only thing that makes it difficult is that the most ethical answer isn't always the correct answer. So if you remember something from the outline but your gut is telling you something else, trust your memory.

Most states have the bar set extremely low for a passing score.

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3lol (Jun 14, 2017 - 4:49 pm)

Haha. I remember walking out of the MPRE, which was the Saturday the day after Halloween mind you, thinking that at least you can take the MPRE multiple times without penalty. Score wasn't stellar but I passed. I devoted the night before the test to studying and that was it.

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lawyer2 (Jun 14, 2017 - 5:07 pm)

Yup, it definitely wasn't hard, but it sure as hell wasn't a walk in the park.

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dingbat (Jun 14, 2017 - 5:29 pm)

it's easy, don't sweat it.

As others have mentioned, when in doubt pick the second most ethical answer. The most ethical is usually too narrow.

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orange9 (Jun 14, 2017 - 6:14 pm)

I barely remember taking the MPRE, except that I can recall sitting with the barbri at my internship the week of the exam.
From what I remember, the hardest thing for me to remember was when a conflict could be waived, and when it was unable to be waived. Other than that, don't lie to judges, avoid ex parte communications, the client is the boss, and lawyer's can be compensated by any means so long as it is reasonable. There you have it- you should now be able to pass.

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guyingorillasuit (Jun 14, 2017 - 7:09 pm)

One of my friends described his answers as "What would Jesus do, minus one". As others posted, that's usually the right answer.

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hairypalms (Jun 14, 2017 - 9:07 pm)

My suggestion is: Don't cheat, lie or steal...

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flharfh (Jun 15, 2017 - 5:57 pm)

I remember that the MPRE is a nasty little test. The body of law that is tested is both small and not terribly complicated, so the examiners make up for what should be an easy test by writing the questions in such a way that it seems like they are intentionally trying to trick you.

The best piece of advice I have is that it is short exam that for some reason gives you a lot of time (like 3 hours) so take your time and go back through when done to review your answers.

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dingbat (Jun 16, 2017 - 9:02 am)

I remember it being a piss-easy test. BUT, the ethics rules are written by the people who are governed by them, so they're not as restrictive/ethical as one might expect. It's not that they're intentionally trying to trick you, like on the MBE, just that for an ethical person it's easy to pick the wrong answer.

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