Skillman Lawyer’s Quote
“I know that my passing was not merely luck. Although I studied from the same materials, this summer my MBE (score) raised from a 116/119 to a 135/147. The only difference I can note is that this summer I ignored all the bar exam tricks and shortcuts I heard about and instead spent that time learning how to quickly access all of the law I already knew.
Thank you Professor Skillman for all of your help. It was simple information that I somehow was not taught. Please feel free to read my letter to your next class …. .”
Graduate, Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Member, NY Bar
There is an art to taking multiple-choice exams successfully. When Professor Skillman was in her last semester of law school at the University of California at Berkeley Law School, she had the good fortune to sit in on an one-hour course offered by Michael Josephson, Esq. At that time, Professor Josephson had his own bar preparation course.
Professor Josephson’s lecture entirely changed Professor Skillman’s understanding about the processes to use to do well on multiple-choice examinations. Professor Skillman has further clarified the processes for her students.
During the class, Professor Skillman and the students “walk through” several MBE questions. Bar candidates learn how to successfully answer MBE questions by using a linear approach. Professor Skillman teaches students a structured approach for responding to any Negligence question. The approach is helpful to bar candidates and law students alike. The practice questions were published by PMBR.
To successfully respond to MBE questions or multiple-choice questions, it is important to have developed and memorized The Short Outline for the particular subject. Further, if a bar candidate prepares a long outline for the course, she/he has the foundation for responding to MBE questions for maximum success. (Law students should also develop his/her own long outlines for each course, if he/she wants to excel.)
Once you listen to the lecture, you will understand the strategies to use to succeed in answering MBE questions. The same strategies apply to answering any multiple-choice question. Be sure to download the class materials before listening to the audio of the class.
Torts Class: Linear Thinking