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Buck
Posted - 27 May 2015 22:38
How did it go for those who took it in February?

I'm very relieved to have passed this time around (what with not having so much luck last summer) despite there being an overall pass rate of 39.5% for all takers of the exam...

Dual-qualification here we come!
Ash89
Posted - 29 May 2015 14:19
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Well done.
Buck
Posted - 30 May 2015 00:34
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Thanks Ash!
Aarf
Posted - 11 July 2015 20:22
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Good stuff, Buck!

Glad to hear a success story after all the grim stories online. Knock em dead and keep us posted!
Choopita
Posted - 14 July 2015 14:24
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Well done Buck! Have you done the MPRE yet?

Sadly for me I didn't make it on my first attempt in Feb So I'm trying again next Feb...starting to hit the books again and its hard! Feels like reliving a car crash! Well done for getting back on it and passing...any tips for repeaters?
Buck
Posted - 21 July 2015 02:28
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Aye its a tough exam - serious commiserations to you Choopita. I know precisely how you feel. (yes I have done the MPRE...that really is pretty easy)

Any tips? are you doing a course like barbri or something similar? Keep to what they teach you, you will learn enough through them. Second time around, you will know far more for the exam compared to first time around. This time will be more about revising than learning. Keep up to speed with their study schedule. This is not doable first time around because in preparing your study notes, you don't have time for all of the exercises. Now you've got your study notes, you can focus on practising questions. I'll send you my notes if that's helpful? Do all of the exercises...even if you don't have time to do a practice essay, read a question, scribble down some points you would make and then read the solution. Pick up on the things that come up time and time again so when one of those questions copmes up in the exam, you already with the familiar points of law you'll be writing before you've even read the question.

be rigid on your timing on the performance tests - 1 1/2 hr prep, 1 1/2 write - no good having a halfwritten memo to hand in...
Choopita
Posted - 21 July 2015 11:43
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Thanks for the tips Buck, that's really helpful.

I would definitely be grateful for your notes as mine aren't the best (was under too much time pressure to do them properly last time around!) - I'll PM you my email address!

12
Posted - 21 July 2015 17:22
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Buck - congrats re Cali Bar.

I'm actually looking into taking this for reasons I won't bore you with. Any chance I could trade, well anything, for your notes?

rof12@hotmail.co.uk
Buck
Posted - 04 August 2015 18:44
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Sorry for the delay Choopita and 12, notes are in your inboxes
12
Posted - 05 August 2015 09:11
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Amazing! Thanks mate.
BlowfeldMe
Posted - 01 February 2016 14:27
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Not what I thought it was....