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Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance King

New bar exam questions for the brain dead 69 IQ students the unranked schools admitted:

1. You are driving a car and you see a speed limit sign that reads 65 MPH. What is the maximum permitted speed under the LAW?

A. 72 MPH

B. 45 MPH

C. 65 MPH

D. My speed-o-meter is busted.

2. A typical court room in the United States contains the following:

A. Judge (Fellow or Woman wearing the black graduation robe) sitiing at the raised desk thing in front.

B. A schlepper attorney like me (maybe several) who scored 3 bills from a client to appear before the fellow or woman in the black graduation robe sitting at the raised desk thing in front.

C. A Sheriff deputy yelling at folks to take their hats off and to slide down so five hundred traffic offenders with broken speed-o-meters (see question 1 above) can see the fellow or woman in the black graduation robe sitting at the raised desk thing in front.

3. Describe a Tort:

1. A junky, but somewhat delicious pastry made by Kellogs and a bunch of knock offs.

2. A low speed read ender with soft tissue injuries, 5 years of Chiro treatment and a desperate attorney.

3. What insurance companies and George Bush despise.

4. #2 and #3 above

5. None of the above.

IQ?

Continuance King:

I assume that you do not include yourself in the group you describe as "the brain dead 69 IQ students...." Your stab at humor and exam drafting does not prove it.

Your first question does not include the correct answer which is "65 MPH depending on the circumstances." See, e.g., CA V C 22350, "No person shall drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable or prudent having due regard for weather, visibility, the traffic on, and surface and width of, the highway. In no event, shall a speed such as to endanger the safety of persons or property." However, your question is similar to the quality of some questions written by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. When they first included MC questions on Civil Procedure the CP professors were deeply divided on what the correct answers should be to those sample questions. Your faith in the quality of the bar examination to test for minimal competency is not well founded because it only takes a few poorly crafted questions [like yours] for students in difficult bar examination states to unfairly fail rather than pass. You should apply for a job at the NCBE to help draft their MC questions.

Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance King

IQ,

My instructions called for the BEST ANSWER. Not the Cardozo/Warren/Thurgood Marshall/Brennan/Ginsburg/Kagan response. I loved your response. Brilliant.

IQ?

Continuance King,

You keep proving my point. I have no doubt that you think that your instructions said select the "BEST ANSWER", but read your examination again. No such instruction was included. Now you can see how the NCBE examination drafters may believe that their questions are well written and fair, but their belief is not always actualized.

Captain Hruska Carswell, Continuance King

IQ,

Yes, yes I see your point. We are a Trumpian Vape Nation and law schools have dumbed down to meet that. So, any obfuscation might cause recent graduates to fail the Bar.

anon

Tagging this for next term; thank you. This series of posts has been very interesting and helpful.

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