Evidence and so on

This is the home stretch everyone! I will be uploading my hearsay flow chart today but be forewarned, I do not delve into “non-hearsay exemptions,” for spacial concerns as well as the confusing seemingly interchangeable terminology, which I think is more a result of your prep company/evidence lecturer preference, outline or material-writer preference, and law school professor preference. For example, I learned exemptions, exclusions, and exceptions in law school, but my bar prep company uses the terms in a different way.  In bar prep, exclusions and exceptions seem synonymous and are used to describe both exceptions requiring unavailability and where unavailability is immaterial; further, while my bar prep company refers to rule 801(d) exceptions as “non-hearsay exclusions,” while my 2014 copy of the FRE and some cursory research reveals the rule itself refers to them as exclusions and “Statements That Are Not Hearsay.” At the same time, a contributor and friend of mine using a different company and a secondary resource/study system stated that they (still on rule 801) used the terms non-hearsay and exemptions. I have therefore used both “not hearsay exclusions,” and “non-hearsay exemptions,” where i touch on 801. Simply bear in mind that there are uses or purposes for certain non-hearsay purposes (i.e. not offered to prove the truth of the matter asserted) such as effect on the listener, a statement offered to show the declarants mental state or state of mind, and/or impeachment purposes. Remember, this is intended to help you so if it causes confusion due to terminology ignore it or perhaps print it out and integrate your preferred terminology. If you have questions or feel there are errors, as always feel free to contact me. Last note: we do not need to know number rules for the Bar, as I understand, but I incorporated rule numbers where applicable for those of you who do prefer to go by rule number.

Evidence and so on

This is the home stretch everyone! I will be uploading my hearsay flow chart today but be forewarned, I do not delve into “non-hearsay exemptions,” for spacial concerns as well as the confusing seemingly interchangeable terminology, which I think is more a result of your prep company/evidence lecturer preference, outline or material-writer preference, and law school professor preference. For example, I learned exemptions, exclusions, and exceptions in law school, but my bar prep company uses the terms in a different way.  In bar prep, exclusions and exceptions seem synonymous and are used to describe both exceptions requiring unavailability and where unavailability is immaterial; further, while my bar prep company refers to rule 801(d) exceptions as “non-hearsay exclusions,” while my 2014 copy of the FRE and some cursory research reveals the rule itself refers to them as exclusions and “Statements That Are Not Hearsay.” At the same time, a contributor and friend of mine using a different company and a secondary resource/study system stated that they (still on rule 801) used the terms non-hearsay and exemptions. I have therefore used both “not hearsay exclusions,” and “non-hearsay exemptions,” where i touch on 801. Simply bear in mind that there are uses or purposes for certain non-hearsay purposes (i.e. not offered to prove the truth of the matter asserted) such as effect on the listener, a statement offered to show the declarants mental state or state of mind, and/or impeachment purposes, etc. Remember, this is intended to help you so if it causes confusion due to terminology ignore it or perhaps print it out and integrate your preferred terminology. If you have questions or feel there are errors, as always feel free to contact me. Last note: we do not need to know number rules for the Bar, as I understand, but I incorporated rule numbers where applicable for those of you who do prefer to go by rule number.

Brief Bar Update

Hello Everyone! 

We just wanted to take the time to let you know additional materials – specifically on Contracts & Sales, Civil Procedure, and Torts are forthcoming! Some will be in the form of tables or diagrams, and others flow charts. Based on the feedback we did receive via Twitter, Instagram, and our contact page here, they will cover: damages (Contracts and Torts), Negligence, and jurisdictional charts for Civil Procedure. Stay tuned, and keep studying! 

If you haven’t done so already, look into Studicata and our discount code for their program here for information on their program and a user comment offering feedback on the program and here for an update and sale information. Also feel frew to look into Critical Pass here.

Happy hump-day!

Studicata Bar Prep and Discount

Earlier this week, we posted about Critical Pass and their website, flashcards, sale and so forth and provided a discount code for their product. Studicata focuses on the UBE/MEE versions of the Bar Exam. Learn more about their materials and study methods on their Homepage and see whether you feel it is the right method for you.

At the bottom of their homepage, you can also download a free PDF of the 120 most tested rules per topic. Alternatively, you can click here and simply select your jurisdiction, allow for the page to redirect, enter your e-mail, and that’s it!

The folks over at Studicata were kind enough to provide us with a discount code that is good for a 20% discount off any purchase. The discount code is UBESTUDYING to reflect our twitter and instagram usernames and reiterate what we should all be doing 😉 Alternatively, the discount code AB1045 can be used to help reimburse a fellow UBE taker for his cost in purchasing the program (and he assures us that he would be happy to review the product for future exam takers)!

Happy studying and feel free to provide feedback on Studicata!