Thursday, 27 February 2014

D 2014: overview (exam paper, first impression, DI, DII, further training)

A copy of the D 2014 paper is available from our website:
First impressions about the D 2014 paper are provided at the thread:
Our answers are posted in two separate threads for the two parts:
Please post your comments to the respective parts and specific questions and statements to the respective blogs.

Although we believe that the answers that we have provided are correct, our answer may deviate from what the Exam Committee expects. Also, the answers as shown on the blog are not 100% complete: we skipped many "easy steps" that actually will get "easy marks" for reasons of conciseness. We would expect the DI as posted to score 36-39 marks out of 40, and the DII as posted around 40-50 marks out of 60 (corresponding to 50-58 marks when including the "easy marks" for steps not explicitly indicated). So, when comparing (what you memorize of) your answer with our answers and conclude where you passed, failed or are around the pass/compensable fail/fail level, take some safety margin ;-)

Further training
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If you score -according to the Exam Committee- 50 marks or more, you passed; if between 45 and 50, you got a compensable fail:
If you failed the D exam, you probably need some further training as to Basic Legal knowledge (typically, if you scored below 15 for the DI-part), D-level legal knowledge (typically, if you scored below 25 for the DI-part), or EQE Exam Training (if you scored below 25 for the DI-part, and/or if you scored below 25 for the DII-part).
Hereto, we provide:
  • an 8-day Basic Legal Training (in 3 blocks of 4, 2 and 2 days) at our course venue in Eindhoven (NL) to provide you the Basic Legal background and practice, which you can then develop further using courses from our Main Exam training program and/or our Main Exam material. For the 8-day basic Legal Training, all material and tuition is provided in English; a first course group is scheduled to start already late March (31/3-3/4, 2-3/6 and 8-9/9) and allows main exam 2015 candidates to complete the Basic Legal Course before enrolling in the main exam methodology courses, and
  • starting as from May with Advanced D Legal Training (in NL only; in English)
  • Methodology Course for paper D as from September at course locations all across Europe (for D: in English and German),
  • Guided Exam courses in December/January, in English and (for D) German, and
  • our correction paper program for all papers (in English and, for C&D, German).
Also, any of the courses can be given in-house if your organization has a sufficient number of candidates - please contact our course department for a quotation.

The details of all courses can be found on our website under "IP Courses".