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How much have bar exam topics changed in the past few years?

I.E. I see that there have been some real property topic cha cargo01/28/18
I "passed" the UBE on the first try in July 2017 (got a 268 wolfman01/28/18
For all the noise they make about updating the MBE, nothing doctorseuss02/01/18
cargo (Jan 28, 2018 - 6:54 pm)

I.E. I see that there have been some real property topic changes (https://blog.adaptibar.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-recent-changes-to-the-mbe-pt-iv/).

Have any other subjects had substantial law changes? Or can one get by with using bar prep books from a few years ago?

Any other tips for getting admitted in a second jurisdiction would also be appreciated.

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wolfman (Jan 28, 2018 - 7:10 pm)

I "passed" the UBE on the first try in July 2017 (got a 268 overall with a 143.4 MBE, high enough to be admitted in most jurisdictions, including where I took the test) using a Kaplan/PMBR red book from like four years ago, so I don't think the content has changed all that much, except civ pro is now part of MBE, which did not used to be the case; in fairness, I mostly made up the law on essays and squeaked by (I think) on good MPT scores and a good MBE ( I kind of guessed the civ pro questions too) - I assume 143 is considered good?

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doctorseuss (Feb 1, 2018 - 5:04 pm)

For all the noise they make about updating the MBE, nothing material has happened in a long time. Because MBE law isn't tied to anything in particular, it can remain stagnant even as the law changes. And it generally does. I think you could use Y2K materials and pass.

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