The bar exam season is here, and so students are asking me, "How many practice MBE questions should I do every day?" They expect me to give them a big number, like 33 or 50 or 100.
In fact, I take a totally different approach to the MBE. Numbers have nothing to do with it. My method for raising your score on the MBE is painful but effective, and it does not involve 33 or 50 or 100. I say that the way to raise your MBE score is to learn more law and learn to do patient legal analysis. That's right: learn more law, do better on the bar exam. What a concept! But learning more law is painful. Patiently applying the law to practice fact patterns, one element at a time, is slow and agonizing. And on many days, you won't feel the progress you are making.