The MPT is a source of stress for many students, especially when there are many different types you may encounter on bar exam day. This blog is designed to tell students the different types of MPTs you may encounter on bar exam day. This list begins with what is most often tested, and goes through the types of MPTs down to what has been tested least often.
- Objective Memorandum
- Persuasive Brief
- Persuasive Letter
- Persuasive Memorandum
- Objective Letter
- Draft Agreement/Contract
- Draft Closing Argument
- Draft Will
- Draft Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law
- Draft Interrogatories
- Draft Cause of Action
It’s important to take a look at each type of MPT before you sit for the bar exam. Look at the Smart Bar Prep MPT Frequency Analysis for how frequently each types of these MPTs were tested, and the names of each MPT corresponding to its type, so you can take a closer look.
Read each type of MPT and come up with a plan of attack in case you get it. Attack plans are not only good for substantive law subjects, but for MPT prep as well. What would an MPT attack plan look like?
Draft Closing Argument Attack Plan
Structure: (1) Introduction; (2) Main Argument (CRAC for each argument); (3) Conclusion
Step One: Write the facts persuasively to tell persuasive story why client should prevail. Highlight key and important facts.
Step Two: Show how the facts and evidence supports the factors that are enumerated in the statute, regulations, and case law.
Step Three: Negate other side’s arguments by showing how the evidence fails to support their case and actually supports my case.
If you make a plan of attack for each MPT, that includes its structure and what you need to write, you will feel better on exam day!