Posted By Http://43daymbe.com on 04/05/2019 1:05 PM
I passed the Massachusetts and Florida bar on my first try at 59 yrs/old.
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I'm an older examinee too. I was in federal law enforcement for 30 years, and that's a long time to be away from the law. I took the bar in Massachusetts in July 1989 and again in Feb. 2019 in Mississippi. I had the exact opposite strategy as you did. Knowing a 57 year old mind can't be relied upon to be as sharp and quick as one of 28 years, I gave myself a full year and just hit the problem with a bigger hammer. I ended with 1533 hours of study if you include the lectures during the commute, which came out to a little over four hours a day. It was basically my only hobby into the last few weeks when I ramped up the study into four hour blocks just like the test. I should have taken a few weeks off but I worked up to the last day.
I too regard the MBE as the make it or break it event in this game. I pretty much blew off the essays. Other than the three MPTs I did, my last essay was Day One of the July 1989 bar exam. In retrospect, that was a tad cocky. I'll find out the results tomorrow when Mississippi releases them. The essays are inherently subjective, so it's not a good basket to place all your eggs. The MBE is also a game where skill counts as much as your knowledge, so it's really the place to focus, focusing on the essays doesn't assist you in the MBE as much as focusing on the MBE helps with the essays.
If you don't mind me saying, bar review companies are everywhere, and your site doesn't emphasize what you bring to the table that we can't get somewhere else. I think it needs to be reworked. I love the books in the background, that was a nice touch.