MPRE BAR NOTES
A. The MPRE
60 multiple-choice questions
o 50 of the 60 questions count toward your score.
o 10 of the 60 do not count to your MPRE score.
A national exam, but each jurisdiction sets its own passing s
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FEDERAL JUDICIAL POWER
a. Requirement for cases and controversies. 4 justiciability doctrines:
1. Definition: issue is whether P is the proper party to bring a matter to
This outline was created for the February 2008 California bar exam. The law changes over time,
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An intententional tort requires an overt act, some form of intent, andcausation. In most
cases, transferred intent, which occurs when the defendant intends
Offer: An offer is a manifestation to presently have the intent to contract, with the terms clearly specified, communicated to the
1)definite n certain terms (c/l Quan, Time, ID parties,price,subj matter; UCC: need only quant
2)termination of off
Formation and Organization:
To validly incorporate, must 1)file articles of incorporation with the Sec of State for the state in which the
corporation is desired, 2) establish governing bylaws, and 3)hold regular corporate meetings in adheren
INTRODUCTION TO PROPERTY
A LEGAL DETERMINATION THAT A
PERSON OWNS PERSONAL PROPERTY IS
DIFFICULT TO MAKE BECAUSE PROOF OF
OWNERSHIP OF PERSONAL PROPERTY IS
OFTEN NOT EVIDENCED BY A WRITING.
AS A RESULT, THE LAW PLACES GREAT
WEIGHT ON THE OBSERVABLE FACT
ConLaw: RAMPS(Ripeness, Abstention/Adequate State Grounds, Mootness, Political Q, Standing)
1) ripeness:Claim has not yet fully developed (Pre-enforcement factors:P hardship w/o review, fitness of issues
2) state action:Direct, provate function of traditi
Always start with :
All property earned while domiciled in CA during a valid marriage is presumed CP. All property acquired before
marriage, after permanent separation or by gift devise or bequest, or from SP is presumed SP.
Types of ma
Valid Will: A formal valid will is created when there is a writing that is signed by the testator and indicates present testamentary
intent (intended this document to be her will) and is witnessed by two witnesses who sign the document as well.
1) PJ, 2)SMJ, 3) Venue
Personal jurisdiction: the ability of the court (with subject matter jurisdiction ) to exercise power over a
particular defendant or item of property.
a. In Personam
1. Traditional : power to arrest via presence i