The Essays and The Bar Exam Graders

A survey of bar exam graders found that the single biggest mistake students make is not responding to the call of the question.

Remember to read the call of the question first. Then read the fact pattern with the call of the question in mind. Then you want to read the call of the question again to make sure that you understand what the bar examiners are looking for. Only then, should you start to write your outline and start writing your essay. Before you turn the page to the next essay, read the call of the question one last time to make sure you answered the call of the question completely and thoroughly. Then you can move on to your next essay.

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ABA Votes Down Tougher Bar Pass Standard Again

To law schools’ relief, the ABA has again rejected a proposal to strengthen the bar pass rules that law schools must adhere to in order to remain accredited. Only 88 delegates favored the measure while 334 were against it.

The ABA had argued that a tougher rule is necessary to ensure law schools only admit students who are likely to pass the bar exam.

The vote comes as bar pass rates have plummeted in many jurisdictions over the past four years, fueling concern that some schools are admitting students they shouldn’t or are not doing enough to prepare them for the bar exam. As we can see from the statistics we post every bar exam cycle, states’ bar exam results have plummeted. Fewer than 41% of those who sat for the California bar exam in July passed. The pass rate was 63% in New York.

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Today Marks 4 Weeks to the Bar Exam

Today marks 1 month to the February bar exam. Today is a good day to think about where you are in terms of your studying. By this time, you should be well into knowing and understanding the law. Of course, there will be areas where you are still weak, but, overall, do you know enough law to make it through the bar exam? If not, hit those review books and try to memorize the law as much as you are able to in the next 4 weeks.

The next 4 weeks are crucial to your run up to the bar exam. Once you have the law down, you need to practice – and practice alot. Go through your practice essays and your MBE questions like the bar exam is tomorrow.

Practicing your essays, MPTs and MBEs will ensure that you know the law and you know how to apply the law. Application of the law will be the difference between passing and failing.

Resist those voices of people who tell you horror stories, or want you to stop studying and power down. Accept that you have 30 days of study ahead of you. In the scheme of your lifetime, the next 30 days is not a lot of time to get yourself ready or to sacrifice to get yourself ready. It’s worth your time to have a lifetime career as a lawyer.

It’s all about getting yourself ready for the best performance of your life in February. Keep your focus.

Happy Studying!!!

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Answer Every Question on the MBE

Some questions on the MBE will stump you. You look at the call of the question, the fact pattern and the answer choices and you have eliminated at least half the answer question. But you are now stuck between two answers and you can’t decide which answer is the right one.

With the limited amount of time you have to answer every question, you are going to have to guess. At least with your decision down to two answers, you have a 50% chance of getting it right. Pick one of them and move on to the next question. Remember, you do not lose points for an incorrect answer.

Do not ever skip questions on the MBE. Answer them in the order they are given. Put a check by the question or even write down the number and, only, if you have time left, you can go back and recheck your answer.

But make sure you fill in the bubble for your answer choice for the correct question. You do not want to skip that question, lose your place on the bubble exam answer sheet and then mismark the remaining answers because you forgot you skipped the question. That is a horror story that has happened to applicants too many times to count.

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE & UBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE & UBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

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Illinois, Maryland and all UBE States and the Extended UBE Program

Illinois and Maryland will administer their first UBE in July 2019.

To those students who want to wait until July to take the UBE – take the step to get an MBE & UBE Testing Institute tutor so that you will pass in July and prepare having to alter your studies to take a whole new bar exam that you are not familiar with. Pass in July and you will be able to transfer your scores to most of the east coast states.

We have a program for all UBE states.

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute are experts in the UBE and we work only with repeat takers. If you are a repeat taker, please contact us to learn about our P.A.S.S. system.

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE & UBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE & UBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

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The ABA Will Reconsider Its Proposal to Tighten Bar Exam Pass Standards

The ABA is once again trying to strengthen its bar pass requirements for law schools. They will consider a proposal to bolster the existing rule, requiring at least 75% of a school’s graduates to pass the bar within 2 years of graduating or risk losing accreditation. The ABA rejected the same proposal in February 2017 amid concern from advocates who said it could imperil schools with a large percentage of minority students, especially at a time when pass rates across the country have plummeted.

Black and Hispanic students on average score lower on the bar exam. While 52% of white takers passed the July 2016 bar exam, that pass rate was 34% for Hispanics and 21% for African-American test takers, according to a 2017 state bar report.

The NCBE favors the proposal, stating that law students have the right to know what their chances are to pass the bar when looking at a particular school.

The existing standard allows schools to meet the bar pass threshold in 2 ways. Schools are in compliance as long as at least 75% of graduates pass the bar exam within 5 years of leaving campus or if their 1st time pass rate is no lower than 15% of the statewide average.

The proposed change eliminates the first-time pass rate provision and shortens the time span to meet the 75% threshold from 5 to 2 years. Also, it requires schools to report bar pass rates on all graduates who take the exam. The existing rule mandates that schools report data for at least 70% of graduates.

A study on repeat test taker by the NCBE found that very few people take the bar exam more than 4 times, and the number of people who continue to take the test beyond the 2-year post-graduation point is negligible. The UBE & UBE Testing Institute disputes this claim, as most of our students have taken the bar exam more than 4 times.

Schools reported data on nearly 98% of 2015 graduates who sat for the bar and more than 88% passed within 2 years, according to a legal education council memo in support of the change. But results varied by school. In total, 19 of the 203 ABA-accredited law schools fell short of the 75% pass threshold over two years. 2 of those schools were in California and 2 were part of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

The standard is based on the notion that law schools are supposed to admit people who are qualified and give them a program that allows them to graduate and pass the bar. The bar pass standard is the best measure of whether a school is doing that.

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE & UBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE & UBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

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Have A Progression List for Every Subject

For your essays, you must have a one page progression list for every subject your bar exam covers.

As you know, the pressure to perform well on the essays can be sometimes overwhelming. Some students have told me that on game day, when they open the exam booklet, they sometimes had a brain freeze and nothing would come out of their minds until they calmed down and began the writing process. Having a progression sheet of the major issues of each subject will enable you to recall what you must write out in a certain essay.

Go through these major issues in every topic. Write out a one page outline or progression list and memorize them. Then, on essay day, you can recall your progression list and start writing, knowing that you will not forget any major issues.

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5 Weeks Until the Bar Exam

There are 5 weeks until the February 2019 bar exam.

Every day you must chip away at the large amount of material, taking manageable bites until you have mastered that bite and go onto the next one. As someone has once said, how do you eat an elephant – with one bite at a time. In other words, take smaller sections of the vast material, learn it and then take another section of the bar exam and learn that section, until, before you know it, you have learned the law, practiced your questions and are ready to sit for the bar exam.

Always stay in the moment of that day, because if you look too far ahead, you will waste precious time worrying about the large amount of material you must learn or how fast the time is ticking before the bar exam.

Taking the bar exam is not a sprint. You cannot do everything in one day. Do not drive yourself to exhaustion thinking that you must skip meals, skip the gym, skip sleeping in order to prepare yourself for the bar exam. You cannot run down your body or your mind. Take regular breaks so that you can come back refreshed and ready to learn.

Remember, it was the tortoise that won the race, and not the hare. And to quote the tortoise, “slowly does it every time”.

Make this your best 5 weeks ever and know that you have put everything on the table to become a lawyer.

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE & UBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE & UBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

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Answer the Call of the Question in the Order Given

Many bar exam essays have specific issues in the call of the question that sets out what the bar examiners want you to answer. For example, in a torts question, the bar examiners want to know what the causes of actions are for a) Tom, b) Dick and c) Harry.

Each bar exam grader has a rubric that she follows when she grades her batch of essays. The rubric starts with a, then b, then c. Don’t make the bar exam grader’s job harder when she has to hunt for the answer because you started with Harry, then Tom, then Dick.

Your goal is to make it easy for the bar examiner to grade your essay and for you to get the maximum point total as you can get. If the bar examiner can’t find what she is looking for because you have mixed up the order of the call of the question, you may be cheating yourself out of hard-earned points because she can’t find it.

Follow and answer the call of the question exactly as written.

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE & UBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE & UBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

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North Carolina’s State Specific Portion of the UBE

We have had a lot of our students ask us about the North Carolina state specific portion of the UBE. Like New York when that state turned UBE, North Carolina will have a quiz on state specific law for the students to pass before they can get their license. All general applicants and transfer applicants seeking licensure to practice law in North Carolina must successfully complete the North Carolina State-Specific Component of the Uniform Bar Examination.

The North Carolina State-Specific Component is an online course, covering the following 6 subject areas of the law: Estate Planning & Administration, Criminal Law, Family Law, Real Estate, Torts, and Workers’ Compensation. The course contains video presentations for each subject area. Each video is approximately one hour in length. Each subject area video presentation must be reviewed in its entirety. Upon completion of each subject area video presentation, you will be presented with 3 quiz questions. You must answer all 3 questions correctly in order to advance to another subject area. If you do not answer all three questions correctly, you will be required to review the subject area again in its entirety and then successfully complete a new 3 question quiz. That’s all there is to it. However, an important note is that you can not provide or receive any assistance to complete this quiz nor can you disseminate the link for assess to the course.

Our suggestion is to do the quiz after the bar exam and as you are waiting for your results. This way you will have no obstacles to licensure once you pass the UBE.

The MBE & UBE Testing Institute knows that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. The MBE & UBE Testing Institute helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with an MBE & UBE Testing Institute’s bar tutor.

When you need help passing the bar exam, contact the MBE & UBE Testing Institute at pass@mbetestinginstitute.com for more information, like us on facebook at UBE & MBE Testing Institute, follow us on twitter @MBETesting, see us on youtube.

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