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New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:13 am
by didntretake
Anyone else doing this right now? I'm about 5 videos in and hating every second of it but planning to take the May 26 exam. I'm just looking for fellow sufferers, but if anyone has advice or questions, please share.

Also, if this post is in the wrong board, sorry.

Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:44 pm
by john_brown
Nope - but like everyone else I'll have to do it eventually.

So, what's it like? Why's it getting you down?

Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:03 pm
by banjo
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Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:33 pm
by didntretake
john_brown wrote:Nope - but like everyone else I'll have to do it eventually.

So, what's it like? Why's it getting you down?


It's super boring and seems like it was kind of hastily thrown together. There is a really wide range in terms of presenter quality.

Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:59 am
by ChocolateTruffle
banjo wrote:Mute the videos and watch Netflix instead. When a question pops up, ctrl+f the answer in the course materials pdf. That's really all it takes--it's pointless busywork.

By the way, if you really hate watching the videos, open several tabs with different videos playing in each tab. When they all conclude in a question, answer the question in Tab 1 and continue on to the next video segment. Then jump to Tab 2, refresh, and answer the question that appears--it will likely be the question that was supposed to follow the segment that's currently playing in Tab 1 (the segment you haven't even watched yet). It's hard to explain, but can save you time. I'm sure there are other little glitches that people will discover.


Banjo, do you think reading the course materials is all one needs to pass the NYLE?? Will the course materials they provide be sufficient without having taken a bar course? Thanks

Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:07 pm
by Lavitz
ChocolateTruffle wrote:
banjo wrote:Mute the videos and watch Netflix instead. When a question pops up, ctrl+f the answer in the course materials pdf. That's really all it takes--it's pointless busywork.

By the way, if you really hate watching the videos, open several tabs with different videos playing in each tab. When they all conclude in a question, answer the question in Tab 1 and continue on to the next video segment. Then jump to Tab 2, refresh, and answer the question that appears--it will likely be the question that was supposed to follow the segment that's currently playing in Tab 1 (the segment you haven't even watched yet). It's hard to explain, but can save you time. I'm sure there are other little glitches that people will discover.


Banjo, do you think reading the course materials is all one needs to pass the NYLE?? Will the course materials they provide be sufficient without having taken a bar course? Thanks

The whole point is that the NYLC prepares you for the NYLE. Why would you need to have taken a bar course? And so far, it seems like there's nothing covered in the lectures that you can't glean from the materials provided, so I'm sure ignoring the lectures and just reviewing the materials will be sufficient for passing the NYLE.

Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:26 pm
by banjo
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Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:30 am
by didntretake
I finished the last video today. I'm pretty sure, for the actual exam, you can look up every answer in the provided rules outline within the time alloted and probably get a perfect score. The NY BOLE claims this is not possible but its a searchable PDF so...

Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:20 pm
by jj252525
Attempting to grind through it right now. Confused as to why the second PR video (thus far) is just mimicking the first.

Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:46 pm
by Albanylawstudent
Is there any way to speed up the nylc? Do you think the board of law will audit the time it takes?

Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:00 pm
by WahooLaw24
Haven't used Examsoft before -- can we have the PDF open to search it during the exam?

Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:01 am
by ChocolateTruffle
WahooLaw24 wrote:Haven't used Examsoft before -- can we have the PDF open to search it during the exam?


No. You'll need to have the PDF open on another laptop or iPad if you want to be able to search it.

Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:50 pm
by Albanylawstudent
The version of the nyle from exams soft will be in the insecure mode meaning you can switch between the exam and your notes. It does not lock the machine like the version for the bar exam.

Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:51 pm
by Albanylawstudent
ChocolateTruffle wrote:
WahooLaw24 wrote:Haven't used Examsoft before -- can we have the PDF open to search it during the exam?


No. You'll need to have the PDF open on another laptop or iPad if you want to be able to search it.


The version of exam soft for the nyle allows you to toggle between the notes and the exam.

Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:59 pm
by FlanAl
any of you doing just this and not the UBE? If I'm not taking the UBE (already did it) this is all I have to sign up for right or is there an overall bar application. Sorry for the stupid question, just figured someone here could fill me in. Thanks!

Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:09 pm
by Albanylawstudent
FlanAl wrote:any of you doing just this and not the UBE? If I'm not taking the UBE (already did it) this is all I have to sign up for right or is there an overall bar application. Sorry for the stupid question, just figured someone here could fill me in. Thanks!


Transfer your UBE score of 266 or better in October. Take the nylc, nyle, mpre of 85 or greater and you are all set.

Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:07 am
by FlanAl
Albanylawstudent wrote:
FlanAl wrote:any of you doing just this and not the UBE? If I'm not taking the UBE (already did it) this is all I have to sign up for right or is there an overall bar application. Sorry for the stupid question, just figured someone here could fill me in. Thanks!


Transfer your UBE score of 266 or better in October. Take the nylc, nyle, mpre of 85 or greater and you are all set.


Thanks!

Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Sun May 08, 2016 1:17 pm
by banjo
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Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 11:12 pm
by reasonableperson
banjo wrote:All right, I guess it's time to listen to a few of these lectures.

Here's a link to the NYLC videos: https://www.nybarexam.org/ApplicantPort ... eview.aspx.

I downloaded Firefox on my phone and used the 'request desktop site' feature to listen to the lectures while my screen is off. I also downloaded a video speed add-on to make this a little less painful.


Nice man. What addon did you use? Thanks in advance.

Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 11:23 pm
by banjo
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Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 12:19 am
by reasonableperson
banjo wrote:
reasonableperson wrote:
banjo wrote:All right, I guess it's time to listen to a few of these lectures.

Here's a link to the NYLC videos: https://www.nybarexam.org/ApplicantPort ... eview.aspx.

I downloaded Firefox on my phone and used the 'request desktop site' feature to listen to the lectures while my screen is off. I also downloaded a video speed add-on to make this a little less painful.


Nice man. What addon did you use? Thanks in advance.


No problem. I used Faster Video Mobile for Firefox on my Android (eh). On my laptop, I use Video Speed Controller for Chrome (pretty good).

I spent a day reading the Course Materials pdf and plan to ctrl+f as much as possible on test day. If the questions are anything like the samples, this will be a very straightforward test.


Worked, thanks! Yeah, I hope so as well.

Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Tue May 17, 2016 7:54 pm
by Damage Over Time
Can anyone point me to the page where you actually register for the exam? I just finished all the videos and the only thing that shows up on that site now is "you have completed the course." I'm assuming registration isn't open yet for August but I'd like to have the registration link saved for future reference.

EDIT: Never mind, instructions were e-mailed to me shortly after completing the videos

Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 5:43 pm
by Wearthewildthingsr
So guys, is what the consensus on how to study for this thing pretty much to just review the outline given to us and then during the exam ctrl+f?

I figure that's my game plan unless there's some other reasons why we shouldn't? Time constraints are my biggest concern.

Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 5:47 pm
by Wearthewildthingsr
So guys, is what the consensus on how to study for this thing pretty much to just review the outline given to us and then during the exam ctrl+f?

I figure that's my game plan unless there's some other reasons why we shouldn't? Time constraints are my biggest concern.

Re: New York Law Course/Exam (NYLC/NYLE)

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 4:51 pm
by mirroroferised7
Any idea when they'll let us know if we passed? I feel like for a multiple choice, 50 question exam with no essay... the turnaround SHOULD be quick.

I cant find the info anywhere, since this whole NYLE thing seems to be super well thought-out.