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How to Study for the MPT in the most Efficient Way Possible

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In this post, we discuss how to study for the MPT in the most efficient way possible. The MPT is worth 20% of your score in a Uniform Bar Exam state. It is an important part of the exam! These five tips should help you learn how to study for the MPT and gain points quickly and efficiently! Continue reading

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A Stellar Multistate Performance Test Strategy to Conquer the MPT

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If you are looking for a great Multistate Performance Test strategy to conquer the MPT, we have you covered!  Here we give you a specific strategy to use when you approach the multistate performance test as well as some extra tips to boost your score! Continue reading

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What Does the MPT Test (and why Does it Matter)?

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The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) has listed six skills which a multistate performance test (MPT) tests. When you score your MPT, you should analyze it against these six skills. (These six skills and their components are taken verbatim from the NCBE’s website!) Many states score an MPT on a scale of 1-6. Other states score their MPTs on a scale of 1-10. (And still other states come up with their own system.) Keep in mind that in UBE states, the MPT is worth 20% of the examinee’s overall score. So each MEE essay is worth 5% of your score. Each MPT is therefore worth 10% of your score.

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How to Pass the MPT in Three Steps!

How to Pass the MPT in Three Steps

The MPT (multistate performance test) is offered in several jurisdictions, including Uniform Bar Exam jurisdictions. The MPT requires you to complete a lawyerly task, like a persuasive brief or objective memorandum, in 90 minutes. In some jurisdictions it is worth 10% of your score. In Uniform Bar Exam jurisdictions, it is worth 20% of your score. That is the equivalent of 70 multiple-choice questions if you are in a UBE jurisdiction! Thus, it is crucial to take the MPT seriously and prepare well for it. In this post, we tell you how to pass the MPT. Continue reading

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MPT Memo Example

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Looking for an MPT memo example? Sometimes it is easier to approach a memo on the MPT if you have a good idea of what it looks like. When you are asked to write an objective memorandum on the MPT, you will often be writing a memo to a boss or a senior partner explaining how specific issues should turn out. Since memos are highly tested, it is good to have an MPT memo example in your mind so that you can properly format your memo. In this post, we give an explanation of a memo, a mpt memo format, and an mpt memo example from the July 2017 MPT. Continue reading

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MPT Attack Plan: How to Dissect an MPT!

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MPT Attack Plan: How to Dissect an MPT (Multistate Performance Test)

In this post we give you an MPT attack plan and tell you how to dissect an MPT.  The MPT portion of the exam may be overwhelming to you. You open an MPT exam and see the following:

  • the “file” which contains a task memo as well as the facts of the case. The task memo tells you what to do (e.g. write an objective memo, a persuasive brief, or something else). The rest of the file will contain documents that reveal the facts–e.g., deposition transcripts, witness interviews, e-mail exchanges etc.
  • the library, which contains cases and/or statutes

Where do you start? You need a good MPT attack plan so you can confidently dissect an MPT and draft a stellar MPT answer. Here is the MPT attack plan that will maximize your chance of getting a stellar score.  Continue reading

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Top 5 Best Uniform Bar Exam Books

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If you are studying for the Uniform Bar Exam, here are the top five best Uniform Bar Exam books you can purchase! Many students find these to be an excellent supplement to a commercial course. These Uniform Bar Exam books are very tailored to what you are likely to see on the Uniform Bar Exam. Continue reading

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How to Format a Memo on the MPT

how to format a memo on the mpt, memo format mptHow to Format a Memo on the MPT: In this post we discuss how to format a memo on the MPT. When you hear the word “memo”, what is really being referred to is an objective memorandum. The goal of an objective memorandum is to be objective when discussing the issues. You should still arrive at conclusions. But make sure you are not acting as an advocate. Often, the memo will be written to a senior partner at the firm and he or she will ask for your advice on specific issues. In this post, we show you how to format a memo on the MPT.
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MPT Help!!! What to Do if you are Struggling on the MPT Portion of the Bar Exam

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We receive emails around this time from students who are struggling on the MPT portion of the bar exam. Here we pass on some advice that has helped other students who struggle on the MPT portion. Continue reading

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Where to Find MPT Student Answers

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Multistate Performance test (MPT) student answers can be very useful study tools. You can compare your answers to the MPT student answers to check your formatting, organization, and general analysis of the issues posed. (If you are looking for more information on how to use an MPT student answer, see this post.) Note, even if you choose to review MPT student answers as part of your MPT review, you should still make sure to analyze the MPT “point sheets” promulgated by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) as even high scoring student answers are not perfect. Continue reading

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The Best Uniform Bar Exam Study Materials

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The Uniform Bar Exam has three parts – the multistate bar exam (MBE), the multistate essay exam (MEE), and the multistate performance test (MPT). In this post, we tell you what each section tests and we will go over the best Uniform Bar Exam study materials section by section. Continue reading

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