The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) is the most overlooked portion of the exam. Many students put it off until the last minute, and then they are not sure how to tackle this extremely important part of the exam.
The Multistate Performance Test (MPT) is worth 20% of your score in a UBE jurisdiction. This is the equivalent of 70 multiple-choice questions! Since many students do not prepare adequately for the MPT, you will put yourself at a huge advantage by preparing, and by taking advantage of this MPT seminar.
JD Advising’s Multistate Performance Test (MPT) Seminar will provide you with the guidance that you need so that you can excel on the MPT portion of the bar exam.
At the three-hour MPT seminar, you will learn about how to tackle the MPT portion of the exam. We will tell you how to tackle the MPT on exam day. We also give you and go over MPT “cheat sheets” so that know how to format the MPTs (which is an easy way to obtain points!). Then, our course instructor will walk you through an objective memo, persuasive brief and opinion letter MPT as well as examples of good student answers. You will receive the assignments ahead of time so that you can review them before the seminar. Lastly, the seminar will equip you with a plethora of tips on everything from timing to how to handle a “wildcard” or odd MPT task.
The Who, What, When, Where, and How of the MPT Seminar
Who: Any bar taker that has to write an MPT as part of their bar exam should attend!
The states that administer the MPT include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland (beginning in 2019), Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (beginning February 2019), North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Virgin Islands.
What: Learn how to the master the MPT and obtain as many points as possible on this portion of your exam. We tell you a general MPT attack strategy, how to format each type of MPT, and we go over the most common tasks – the objective memo, persuasive brief, and opinion letter. We also discuss how to handle a “wildcard” or MPT task
Our goal is so that you go into the MPT portion with confidence and that you leave feeling good about what you wrote.
When: Sunday, July 8, 2018, at 10:00 AM.
Where: Online! We meet students using the online platform. You will receive instructions on how to access this platform after registration.
How: Register here. We will ship you a hard copy all of the materials via Priority mail, including three MPT assignments that you should prepare prior to coming to the seminar. We will also give you links to the three tasks from the NCBE website so you can start preparing early if you want. We have an enrollment form that we will require you complete before attending the MPT seminar. It will be automatically sent to you upon purchase, but you can also view the enrollment form here.
How to Prepare: The best way to prepare is to complete the three MPT tasks assigned under timed conditions (90 minutes each) before the seminar. However, if you do not have time, we recommend that at a minimum you review each task and briefly outline an answer. If you have not completed any MPT tasks and do not know where to start, read over the tips, the one-sheets and give it your best shot. We will illuminate exactly how to approach the MPT during the seminar but the more preparation you are able to do, the more you will get out of the seminar!