Actually, it wasn't too much of a mess. Unless I consider what I had on "paper" when time was called after the Tuesday afternoon session. I made my best guess as to how to use the foreign law material, dispensed with it up front, then proceeded to explain why an injunction/TRO would be issued despite the fact that Pannine had an adequate remedy at law.
I feel like the graders could give me a passing answer on each of the essays I wrote, and on PT-B as well. And I only felt unsure of my answer on about 10 of the MBEs. But I usually feel sure about the answers I eventually pick regardless of whether it's the right one or not. I've been at 80-85% on the practice MBEs for the last two years, but my score on the actual exam has been within a few points of 65%.
Lisa Duncanson predicted Civ Pro and had us write a couple essays under exam conditions in the weeks before the exam. She also predicted an Evidence transcript-style question as well as the obligatory PR essay. So, thanks to her, I was well prepared for the first day's essays.
Lisa also predicted Torts defamation, Con Law, and Corporations. We were looking for the Federal Securities issues in Corps though. The only thing she missed on was her prediction of Wills/Trusts. So if I didn't pass this time, it was due to my reluctance to take the time to construct a proper outline before I started writing.
Of course, it could also be due to my insistence on writing like Yoda. Know that, do you? The proper answers, I gave. Understand them, the graders did not. Of this habit, break myself, I cannot. I must, it seems, thrust my recreational reading on the bar examiners. My split personality, it seems, I cannot control. A jurisdiction, I must find, that understands my mind.
Hey, maybe I'm a poet too? No more rhyming now, I mean it! Anybody want a peanut?
Ack...! There's a sour apple in every barrel, it seems.
It's too late to wish everyone good luck on the exam, so I will wish you good luck on having a happy grader reading your answers! (;-)>