Master Essay: Evidence

Evidence is the easiest MBE topic on the essays, because it is so easy to organize your answers. I suggest you spend 10-20 minutes outlining your answer and the rest of the hour writing. When you review each of your answers, keep track of your mistakes. Issue spotting is an art, and it takes practice. The good news is that the key issues in every subject are tested in fairly common ways.

When you make a legal error, it is useful to note it on the Micro Review outline. Keep in mind that annotating an outline with your legal errors is extremely useful. It is “active learning” that reinforces new knowledge. The idea is to waste as little time as possible on reviewing stuff you don’t know. Instead, you want to learn new material and place it in the proper context.

Here are the fact patterns and issue outlines – and one model answer – for our Master Essay Method Evidence Seminar.

Here is the video seminar with the essay approach and a discussion of each of the fact patterns. Remember that if you click on the playlist button in the upper-left corner you can skip around within the seminar.



Here is a list of the videos that make up the seminar:

          1. Evidence Approach
          2. Evidence, July 2007
          3. Evidence, February 2007
          4. Evidence, February 2002
          5. Evidence, July 2001
          6. Evidence, July 2000
          7. Evidence, July 1999
          8. Evidence, July 1998
          9. Evidence, February 1998
          10. Evidence, July 1997
          11. Evidence, July 1996
          12. Evidence, February 1993