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QLTT Study Materials Avaliable

Study materials and consulting are available for the QLTT (Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test) exam.

I passed the QLTT exam with an A in two of three subjects and have materials available for sale:

* substantive law -- outlines;
* practice exams (and model answers);
* most important, my own extensive outlines and flow-charts which I found invaluable during the exam, and which included:

* index to each question of every practice exam I took
* index includes citations to specific pages in the BPP manuals (you will need to translate these into pages in the materials I will send you, not a difficult task but one which will familiarize you with the substantive knowledge)

for each of the three heads (Property I (Law Law and Conveyancing) and Property II (Wills, Probate and Taxation), English Courts and Civil Litigation, and Professional Conduct and Accounts (including Money Laundering).

The index included a detailed classification of the various types of possible answers I encountered in past exams for Accounts. I found this valuable during my own exam because even though it is possible to study and make sense of the accounting section, the answers can be a bit counter-intuitive and in the time crunch it is useful to have models handy.

I make no express or implied warranty or promise regarding the outcome of taking the exam based on the materials or coaching provided. Realize that exam-taking tests your individual abilities and that there are no guarantees based on any materials.

Having prepared as thoroughly as possible, and having taken (and passed on the first try) three U.S. Bar exams, including California and New York, I still found this a challenging test. My total preparation time was in the 150 to 200-hour range, and for those initially unfamiliar with the subtleties of conveyancing, FSMA, and other topics, learning to navigate these rules can be quite a mental work-out.

This is not like a U.S. Bar exam. This is my take on the QLTT, and again it is very subjective. Simply having a detailed outline of the substantive law is not enough. There are nuances specific to the exam itself (not just the law). For example, the property questions are more like math problems. One has to be able to work through the puzzle, not only issue-spot. As noted, in many cases, it is about being able to get to the precise page and paragraph in the materials quickly enough -- simply memorizing an area of law is not sufficient. And there are time constraints too - the exam keeps your pen moving, so there is little time for reflection. The best approach is to prepare thoroughly and have materials at hand (for the open-book exam) you can access with utter precision in a heartbeat. This means putting your own little tabs on different sections, being able to flip through pages quickly, and understanding the layout.

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