Berman's Bar Exam MPT Preparation & Experiential Learning For Law Students: Interactive Performance Test Training, 2d

West Academic Publishing
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Bar Exam Success
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Bar exams—the notoriously rigorous multi-day tests required to become a licensed lawyer—include essays, multiple choice questions, and a practical section called the performance test (“PT”). Most jurisdictions use a multi-state performance test (“MPT”). Without a doubt, MPTs and PTs generally are the best parts of modern bar exams, and the best time to master them is during law school. Do not wait until bar review after graduation. Train now and pass your first bar exam.

Performance tests are practical and realistic; they are open-book skills exams that require the kind of critical reading, analysis, and writing work that today’s lawyers actually do. They do not require memorization; they include libraries so you can look up relevant rules during the exam—just as you would in practice. Because PTs test skills and not memory, once you learn how to successfully complete a performance test, you can take and pass any MPT the bar examiners throw at you. All you need is to 1) understand the exam and the skills it tests, 2) develop a success strategy, and 3) practice, practice, practice.

This book provides everything necessary for MPT success—a clear and logical explanation of what you need to know; test-taking strategies, tips, and tools; and a bank of online resources with practice exams and sample answers.

Reading Bar Exam MPT Preparation & Experiential Learning for Law Students during law school:
  • Gives you a down payment for success on the bar exam;
  • Provides exposure to practical lawyering skills that will help you transition effectively to law practice;
  • Helps law school come alive, especially if it sometimes feels like you are just reading and briefing cases; and
  • Empowers you to see beyond your student identity and envision yourself as a future professional. With this book’s practice exams, you will act as the lawyer and “represent” almost a dozen clients—some facing criminal charges, others embroiled in civil litigation, and some dealing with business transactions. You will draft memos, briefs, discovery plans, affidavits, closing arguments, cross examinations, letters to clients, and more.

So, dig in! Enjoy the read, and prepare for a successful future.