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by bvest
Fri May 03, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: 2019 July Texas Bar Thread
Replies: 0
Views: 598

2019 July Texas Bar Thread

Until Texas moves over to the UBE (Feb 2021), it's still doing its own thing. I'll try to build out this OP a little more later with additional resources, but here's a start. Resources Texas Bar Exam (BLE Page) -- Old questions and selected answers. BVest's MPT Guide What's on the Texas Bar? Tuesday...
by bvest
Fri May 03, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Bvest's MPT Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 1378

Re: Bvest's MPT Guide

Updated to include 2019 Feb topics.
by bvest
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Interesting Decisions
Replies: 23
Views: 2349

Re: Interesting Decisions

If anyone's looking for a circuit split case that could get them up to SCOTUS, be on the lookout for the next David Carradine/Michael Hutchence.

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/employee- ... n-coverage
by bvest
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical Support and Feedback
Topic: Bug Report Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 5326

Re: Bug Report Thread

Not sure this is a site problem or my version of Chrome being weird, but on Chrome/Mac, when I right-click a link to a non-LSL website, I both have a new webpage pop up and the current page (i.e. the forum page where the link was) also redirects to the link. Then when I press back, I get whatever p...
by bvest
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Guide for Transferring to Another Law School
Replies: 88
Views: 12747

Re: Guide for Transferring to Another Law School

I can't imagine that would be taken well, and they won't tell you anything anyway. GPA ranges generally (but not perfectly) follow quality of the school, so if your GPA is at 75%ile for a school's transfers, you're probably quite competitive, assuming your school isn't big on grade inflation. And yo...
by bvest
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Texas task force recommends Texas adopt UBE (but rejects diploma privilege)
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: Texas task force recommends Texas adopt UBE (but rejects diploma privilege)

haus wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:13 pm
Maybe this will be enough to nudge Virgina to make the leap
If they haven't bailed on coat and tie yet, why would they make any substantive changes?
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: Closed Book Exams
Replies: 3
Views: 801

Re: Closed Book Exams

I used to remember 3-4 mnemonics that I had to have written down -- for example in Property it was my privity chart, AN ECHO (for adverse possession) and a couple other things I don't remember now.
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Entering Class Year
Replies: 5
Views: 1034

Re: Entering Class Year

By then it won't matter.
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Texas task force recommends Texas adopt UBE (but rejects diploma privilege)
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: Texas task force recommends Texas adopt UBE (but rejects diploma privilege)

BTW, the Court accepted the recommendation, and seek to begin UBE administration in February 2021.
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Outcomes for people who have transferred
Replies: 27
Views: 3483

Re: Outcomes for people who have transferred

I transferred for personal reasons from T50 (~6%) to T20 and graduated in top 10% but outside top 6%. My outcomes were probably worse after transferring, but that may be more market based than anything. I stayed in a tight market where my graduating school is, whereas my 1L school was in a much larg...
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UH over STCL?
Replies: 4
Views: 580

Re: UH over STCL?

Ditto on retake. Don't pay $70k to go to STCL or $140k to go to UH. Get that down.
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Interesting Decisions
Replies: 23
Views: 2349

Re: Interesting Decisions

Texas's mandatory reporting law for child abuse does not have an exception for clergy/confession. I'm not sure about for things like suicide.
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: snarf's emails to her mentees
Replies: 10
Views: 1246

Re: snarf's emails to her mentees

tagging.
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2020 - [Under Construction]
Replies: 53
Views: 4728

Re: Class of 2020 - [Under Construction]

Some of us have taken that before back on another forum.
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: Tutoring?
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Tutoring?

Schools often have 1L tutoring programs, but they generally identify students (at the beginning of 1L by UGPA or LSAT; after first semester, by GPA) who would most benefit from it and I know at least one guy who was borderline for it and talked his way in. I know some folks who found it beneficial. ...
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Texas Law C/O 2021 (Admitted Students thread)
Replies: 27
Views: 2780

Re: Texas Law C/O 2021 (Admitted Students thread)

Tagging in case the thread gets active with questions again.
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: Pre-writing exam answers
Replies: 16
Views: 1447

Re: Pre-writing exam answers

I pre-wrote the intros to some civ pro questions like personal jurisdiction, supplemental jurisdiction, and venue. It was very little in terms of my total answer, but I could start typing it from my printed outline while I thought a little more about the question. I started to do some for torts, but...
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Bar Exam Burnout?
Replies: 8
Views: 1136

Re: Bar Exam Burnout?

I built a deck during the first six weeks of bar prep -- started out with about 4 hours a day of bar prep and worked on the deck in the afternoon. As I went through, less and less of my time was spent on the deck as I transitioned that time to bar study. And until the last couple weeks, I would use ...
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Bvest's MPT Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 1378

Re: Bvest's MPT Guide

2018 MPT Topics:

February - Objective Memorandum -- Argument for Brief
July - Argument for Brief -- Articles of Association
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Bvest's MPT Guide
Replies: 6
Views: 1378

Re: Bvest's MPT Guide

Washington State MPT Grading Rubric: Score of 6 A 6 answer is a very good answer. A 6 answer indicates that the applicant has a thorough comprehension of the task, the relevant factual and legal materials, and uses them to write a legally supported, well-written responsive product in the time allott...
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: 7L of a Ride [LSL Class of 2015]
Replies: 14
Views: 1782

Re: 6L of a Ride [LSL Class of 2015]

Bump.
by bvest
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: July 2018 Texas Bar
Replies: 25
Views: 1904

Re: July 2018 Texas Bar

. To expand on that, TIW, the scaled score for each of the four Texas sections (MBE, Essay, P&E, MPT) is based on the scale from the MBE. Overall you only need a 135 per section to pass, right. The median for each section will be right around a 141-143 and all the other scores, no matter how bad or...
by bvest
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: July 2018 Texas Bar
Replies: 25
Views: 1904

Re: July 2018 Texas Bar

Thisiswater wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:53 pm
Ok I kind of need someone to tell me that even if I get like a 30% on the P&E section I can still pass the bar with good-ish MBE and pretty decent essays
Yeah, you'll be good.
by bvest
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Univ of Texas School of Law students / grads taking questions
Replies: 165
Views: 11750

Re: Univ of Texas School of Law students / grads taking questions

No, they are not. Pass fail is only available for upper level classes (but not if the prof doesn't allow it).

See second paragraph here: https://law.utexas.edu/student-affairs/ ... ail-basis/