A few weeks ago, we talked about tips for succeeding on the multiple-choice portion of the bar exam. You must be able to conquer the writing portion of the exam as well. So today we focus on how to approach the essay portion of the bar exam. Instead of thinking about the essay portion of the bar exam as a written exam, think of it as a written interview. I mentioned this in my first blog post a few weeks ago, and I think it is critical to elaborate on because thinking about the bar exam as one big interview can help you deliver a passing performance.
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If you look at my previous post on Stage 1 outlines, you can see that this approach to a contracts essay practically mirrors the outline. Since you will be memorizing your own outlines, it would help to use it as your approach to answering your essay questions. This post will not go into rules or definitions. It is just an efficient way to answer a contracts essay question. It is best to use headlines when answering any essay question not only contracts because it helps the grader understand your answer. I should also mention that some people like to start by defining a contract. Others like to start with applicable law.
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And the reality is: You might not avoid a Contracts essay when the California Bar Examination rolls around. Contracts has shown up on the essay portion of the bar exam more than 40 times since , featuring issues relating to formation e. Contracts is prime fodder for cross-over essays. But the bar examiners have also brought real property and professional responsibility into the mix. We recommend you fully write out at least five Contracts essays under timed, closed-book conditions, and issue—spot several more.