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Law Student Avatar Author: FLORIDIAN [21813]
07/26/2013 6:55 AM
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Any FL predictions going into the last weekend?

On FLMC, which two will be tested:
Evidence / Business Associations / Wills

Anything look ripe for testing on the essays??

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Law Student Avatar Author: jder [16]
07/26/2013 7:09 AM
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I would think something in secured transactions/commercial is ripe for an essay since they just added it to the exam and didn't test it on the last administration.

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Law Student Avatar Author: FLORIDIAN [21813]
07/26/2013 7:32 AM
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I hope it will be secured transactions instead of commercial paper! All I know from commercial paper is what a HDC is and requirements for a note or draft.

I think dependency was already tested February on the family law essay, despite everyone claiming "no new subjects were tested!" That essay was just UCCJEA and best support/custody. Seems to manageable for a 1 hour FL essay where they have had no problems in the past testing alimony + marital property + support/custody + a professional conduct issue.

Do you think delinquency will just be a few FLMC questions as part of procedure?

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Law Student Avatar Author: jder [16]
07/26/2013 7:57 AM
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Hi Floridan- I passed FL last July, but I know many people who took February and are taking July (first time takers- don't want to freak you out there). I know they tested dependency in an essay, but I have no idea how they're going to start treating the new subjects in terms of MC. The good news is that MC is really a crapshoot anyways and you should expect to be guessing on a LOT- even if you took Barbri or Kaplan and did all their questions. Also, wasn't BA/Wills MC tested last exam?? Unless they throw an entirely different MC equation at you, I would guess you'll definitely see evidence (half of these were the common distinctions).

If you are doing average at MBE questions and can either nail one essay or do average on three, you have absolutely nothing to worry about. I can't imagine them testing dependency again in essay format- so I would just skim an outline on that and focus on topics more ripe for essays.

The good thing about how Florida tests essays is that they are usually one full topic with maaaybe another issue thrown in (PR or a common crossover topic). So if you get a commercial paper question and you can only explain all the elements, that is half of your points right there. Just make up the application. I got a contracts question... I ran out of time and was only able to spit out the elements of formation, but that worked??Especially if it's mixed with another topic, you'll get even more points for discussing that secondary issue. Oh, and, whatever you do, make sure you can spit out homestead! haha. The few people I know who had to retake were the ones who had really low MBE scores. (Although I also know someone who failed the MBE and made up for it with the FL portion- so you just never know!) Good luck- I am confident that you'll pull it off.

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Law Student Avatar Author: Sean [21813]
07/26/2013 12:43 PM
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I would be very, very surprised if neither Secured Transactions nor Negotiable Instruments is tested next week. Know these 2 subjects well--they want to introduce them, and they did not in February.

Sean

http:/www.mbetutorial.blogspot.com

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Law Student Avatar Author: any [21813]
07/26/2013 12:50 PM
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@ sean or anyone else

any tips for secured transaction or negotiable instruments cant seen to get head around it

or a simple outline just to understand the basics?

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Law Student Avatar Author: any [21813]
07/26/2013 12:50 PM
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@ sean or anyone else

any tips for secured transaction or negotiable instruments cant seen to get head around it

or a simple outline just to understand the basics?

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Law Student Avatar Author: MFelini [21813]
07/26/2013 1:49 PM
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Dependency concerns those situations where the state has to take over the parenting function of children because there are allegations of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Think DCF, involuntary removal of the children, petition to terminate parental rights, ect.


UCCJEA governs multi-state jurisdictional issues in custody and support issues, typical family law stuff that had appeared on Florida essays prior to February (when the new topics became fair game) -- July 2001, July 2007, July 2011.


The new topics did not appear in February.

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Law Student Avatar Author: flbar [21813]
07/26/2013 6:40 PM
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to those who took the exam already, what are some things you wish you would have known prior to taking it?

Also, if MC is so hard do you suggest we just not focus on those areas?


Last q- what would a correct answer for an expert testimony evidence q since FL adopted daubert?

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