New York Bar exams study group for 2019 Feb or ongoing

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New York Bar exams study group for 2019 Feb or ongoing

Postby drowongforhonour » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:20 am

Hi there, I wish to see if anyone preparing for New York Bar exams, as I am myself in early 30s. Please exchange tips or studying progress here or other stuff. I do not live in U.S.A. hence
I don't know where to form a study group.

For me I tried different jobs but it seemed like I want to head back to law because i) I got two other family members in legal field ii) two cousins in legal field iii) some close friends known from kindergarden years or primary school years also in legal field.

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Re: New York Bar exams study group for 2019 Feb or ongoing

Postby akuaroma » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:38 pm

I am looking to take the NY Bar Feb 2019. I am a foreign lawyer, so my knowledge of US law is basically non-existent. I am in the process of signing up for Themis Bar Prep Course (not LLM Advantage) and will start prep ASAP. Have /will you signed up to any of the bar courses? Have you started studying for the exam? If so, how is it going so far? Are you a foreign lawyer as well?

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Re: New York Bar exams study group for 2019 Feb or ongoing

Postby kitkat18 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:09 am

akuaroma wrote:I am looking to take the NY Bar Feb 2019. I am a foreign lawyer, so my knowledge of US law is basically non-existent. I am in the process of signing up for Themis Bar Prep Course (not LLM Advantage) and will start prep ASAP. Have /will you signed up to any of the bar courses? Have you started studying for the exam? If so, how is it going so far? Are you a foreign lawyer as well?


Hey, i am in a similar situation but will be doing a different state, if you want to correspond etc, send me a message.

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Re: New York Bar exams study group for 2019 Feb or ongoing

Postby sg.cambs » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:32 pm

Same situation as above! Foreign student and have just signed up to themis.

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Re: New York Bar exams study group for 2019 Feb or ongoing

Postby harold » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:10 am

I am also a foreign attorney looking at taking the NY bar in 2019.

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Re: New York Bar exams study group for 2019 Feb or ongoing

Postby neem518 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:16 am

Also a foreign lawyer here, JD in 1998, US Ll.M. (Georgetown) in 2007. Stayed home with kids until 2011, and now working as corporate paralegal. Not really much exposure to US substantive or procedural laws.

I'm taking the NY bar in Feb 2019. I work full-time, also have have 2 grade school kids who go to swim meets twice a month. I signed up with BarMax 2 weeks ago, just finished CivPro and now on Crimes. I chose BarMax because I know I won't be able to keep up with more voluminous materials and strict review schedules, and I will freak out if I can't keep up.

Planning to supplement with leansheets after I finish all subject, and Seperac issue spotting for essays closer to the exams.

I'm in the US right now, anyone wants to exchange info for emails and stuff, I'm open to that.

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Re: New York Bar exams study group for 2019 Feb or ongoing

Postby 2018ukgrad » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:46 am

Hi! I'm a fresh grad, recently completed my LLB in UK.
No hands-on legal experience, no friends who are working towards the NY bar, and no knowledge of US law!
Currently looking at Themis vs Barmax, planning on getting Adaptibar too.
Does anyone have any helpful tips in regards to learning American law from scratch?

Also I'm new to this forum site, so I have no idea how to send messages. Please contact me if you're in a similar situation as me, or have any advice to share! Would really appreciate it!

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Re: New York Bar exams study group for 2019 Feb or ongoing

Postby 2018ukgrad » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:42 am

I'm hoping to take the NY Bar in July 2019.
Please contact me by email or whatsapp!
I'd love to correspond with you guys!

pearlhyren@gmail.com
+85294874116

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Re: New York Bar exams study group for 2019 Feb or ongoing

Postby rfkm170884 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:11 am

Hi, same boat as everyone, I am a foreign lawyer (UK grad) working full-time and parent to a 4 year bundle of energy. I took the NY bar in July 2017. I did better in the MEE than in the MBE so I realized my biggest problem is I lack the knowledge of US law. I am now hoping to take the exam in February 2019. The tactic I am utilizing is as follows:

I am using Quimbee on particular topics that I need more help e.g. personal jurisdiction, Erie, hearsay, etc.
Once I finish an MBE topics I am using Smart Bar Prep to memorize the key rules. They also have a database of past MEE questions and answers to help with issue spotting and essay writing.
Once my Bar review courses (Kaplan) opens up, I will start doing MBE questions and essays.
At some point in November I hope to do as many MPTs as possible. That sadly dragged my score down and I attribute that to poor essay formatting and inability to write in the requested style I.e. memo, persuasive brief, etc.

I am also happy to set up a study group. I am still struggling with supplemental jurisdiction and appeals. So, it would be helpful to share ideas and approaches.

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Re: New York Bar exams study group for 2019 Feb or ongoing

Postby akuaroma » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:36 pm

I think because I am new here, I am unable to send messages. I've signed up to themis llm option and already started prep on the MBE subjects. If you are taking the ny bar in Feb 2019, send me an email and lets share ideas. akuaroma@gmail.com.

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Re: New York Bar exams study group for 2019 Feb or ongoing

Postby happyhour1122 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:59 am

Hey guys
Please let me know if you guys have any questions with studying,taking the ny bar!!

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Re: New York Bar exams study group for 2019 Feb or ongoing

Postby rfkm170884 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:38 pm

So, I started to do MBE questions on Kaplan. I feel like I am in a cycle where I spent two hours reading over notes then attempting to do some MBE questions, getting answers that completely throwing off what I felt I knew then procrastinating and trying the same thing the next days with even worse results. I am begining to attribute that to Kaplan MBE Q Bank, I have read people prefer Adaptibar or BarMax MBE since they are real MBE questions or people using Emmanuel's Strategies and Tactics. Does anyone have any experience with either or both?

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Re: New York Bar exams study group for 2019 Feb or ongoing

Postby CaYLaw » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:35 pm

Is there anyone actually living in the State of New York now who has already signed up for the February 2019 bar? Let me know.

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Re: New York Bar exams study group for 2019 Feb or ongoing

Postby peanut53 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:15 pm

Anyone taking the 2019 February bar and live in Manhattan? I live on the UES and would love to have a study buddy - we don't necessarily have to talk, but we can go to the library/study cafe together. Please let me know!

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Re: New York Bar exams study group for 2019 Feb or ongoing

Postby alexandrasued » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:19 pm

I live in Queens, taking the February 2019 NY bar. Looking to study/discuss with someone in NY. If interested please send an email to asued@fullertonbeck.com

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Re: New York Bar exams study group for 2019 Feb or ongoing

Postby nightKNIGHT » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:22 pm

rfkm170884 wrote:Hi, same boat as everyone, I am a foreign lawyer (UK grad) working full-time and parent to a 4 year bundle of energy. I took the NY bar in July 2017. I did better in the MEE than in the MBE so I realized my biggest problem is I lack the knowledge of US law. I am now hoping to take the exam in February 2019. The tactic I am utilizing is as follows:

I am using Quimbee on particular topics that I need more help e.g. personal jurisdiction, Erie, hearsay, etc.
Once I finish an MBE topics I am using Smart Bar Prep to memorize the key rules. They also have a database of past MEE questions and answers to help with issue spotting and essay writing.
Once my Bar review courses (Kaplan) opens up, I will start doing MBE questions and essays.
At some point in November I hope to do as many MPTs as possible. That sadly dragged my score down and I attribute that to poor essay formatting and inability to write in the requested style I.e. memo, persuasive brief, etc.

I am also happy to set up a study group. I am still struggling with supplemental jurisdiction and appeals. So, it would be helpful to share ideas and approaches.



Hey! I will be taking the NY bar in Feb 2019 and I was thinking of getting the SmartBar Prep outlines as well. Have you gotten it yet? If so, how is it? I was wondering if we can get in touch to exchange resources - that will be great. My email is abi93.p@gmail.com

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Re: New York Bar exams study group for 2019 Feb or ongoing

Postby nightKNIGHT » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:44 pm

If anyone would like to exchange resources or want to keep in touch/help each other while we study, my email is abi93.p@gmail.com

:) Good luck everyone!!!

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Re: New York Bar exams study group for 2019 Feb or ongoing

Postby shengeh » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:45 pm

I am a non-US applicant thinking of taking the bar in July 2019. Any tips are welcome! Currently looking for some others based in the UK to form a study group with. Still deciding which Bar Prep to use, suggestions will be helpful!

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Re: New York Bar exams study group for 2019 Feb or ongoing

Postby HopetohavepassedNY » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:11 pm

shengeh wrote:I am a non-US applicant thinking of taking the bar in July 2019. Any tips are welcome! Currently looking for some others based in the UK to form a study group with. Still deciding which Bar Prep to use, suggestions will be helpful!


Where in the UK are you based? I am based in London and aiming to sit NY bar exam in Jul 19.

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Re: New York Bar exams study group for 2019 Feb or ongoing

Postby 2018ukgrad » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:50 pm

Hi! I've previously posted on this forum, saying that I would sit the July paper, but I've changed my mind and I'm sitting the paper in February instead. I'm currently enrolled with Themis' LLM course but it's been a really rough ride. I'm at 24%, but it's been a lot of work to not fall behind, and with Xmas around the corner, I can already see myself slacking and giving up. I hope we can keep each other motivated hahah

I'd love to get a convo and a study group going with my fellow test takers, but I don't check this forum account often and I'd hate to miss your messages.
If it's possible, could you guys hit me up through my email (pearlhyren@gmail.com) or my Whatsapp (+852 94874116)?
Good luck with your studies, guys! Hope to hear from y'all soon :D



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