California Bar Exam Essay Frequency Chart
Are you looking for a comprehensive California bar exam essay frequency chart? Here’s our chart chart of the essay subjects tested on the California bar exam since 2006 through the present date. The essay chart will show you which subjects tend to be frequently tested (e.g., Professional Responsibility!) and which ones are not tested as often (e.g., agency). You can also get an idea of which subjects are generally tested in conjunction with another subject (which you are more likely to see with the new test format as of July 2017). Our chart provides a more accurate representation of when subjects were tested because we have separated Corporations, Agency, and Partnership; Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure; Contract Remedies and Tort Remedies; California Civil Procedure and Federal Civil Procedure; Trusts and Wills; and the California Evidence Code and the Federal Rules of Evidence.
February 2017 Bar Exam Results Release Dates by State
Wondering when the February 2017 bar exam results will be released in your state? In this post, we tell you:
- When examinees find out their February 2017 bar exam results;
- How examinees find out their February 2017 bar exam results;
- Statistics and Pass lists for the bar exam;
- A passing score for the bar exam;
- Whether you will see your bar exam score;
- Whether your bar exam will be regraded or whether there is an appeals process; and
- Where you can find more information about the bar exam.
Is It Normal To Not Feel Ready For The Bar Exam?
Is It Normal To Not Feel Ready For The Bar Exam?: In short, yes. Many students do not feel “ready” for the bar exam. Everybody wants one more month to study (and yet everybody doesn’t want that because they want to take it and get it over with!).
We have very few students – even our highest scoring students – that feel “confident” going into the exam. Most feel worried, anxious, and not ready for what awaits them.
MBE Strategies Blog Post Series: Welcome to our MBE tips and tricks blog post series! This post focuses on a Criminal Procedure MBE tip. We started this 14-day series months ago and it was so popular that we are continuing it for February bar exam takers.
You will see 25 Criminal Law and Procedure MBE questions on the Multistate Bar Exam. About half of those will be Criminal Procedure questions.
Note that we have posted a total of 16 posts that focus on a specific multiple-choice question that many students answer incorrectly. If you can master these 16 questions, it could increase your MBE score by that many points if you see any of these issues tested again (which, by the way, you will!). These posts of MBE tips and tricks will not only cover substantive law but also strategy. So each post covers one highly-tested area of substantive law as well as an important MBE strategy. Continue reading
Taking a MacBook Pro to the Bar Exam? Think Twice!!!
Several states, including New York and Michigan, have announced that they are banning the new MacBook Pro for the February 2017 bar exam. Read further for details!
What Are the Changes to Real Property on the MBE?
What Are the Changes to Real Property on the MBE? In August 2015, the NCBE announced on its website that it would be making changes to how Real Property is tested on the MBE and MEE beginning with the February 2017 administration. Regardless of whether you are taking the exam for the first time or whether you are retaking the exam, there will be new topics to learn. Below we explain some of the major changes you will encounter on the exam.
Why it is worth it to hire a Multistate Bar Exam Tutor: The Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) is worth approximately 50% of your score in most jurisdictions, including Uniform Bar Exam jurisdictions. Even jurisdictions, like New York, (where the Multistate Bar Exam used to be worth 40%) have now increased it to being worth 50% after adopting the Uniform Bar Exam. California will also increase the weight of the MBE score to 50% (up from 35%) in July 2017.
Not only is the Multistate Bar Exam worth a large part of your overall bar exam score on its own but if you increase your knowledge of the law tested on the Multistate Bar Exam, you will also likely increase your essay score. Many subjects that are tested on the Multistate Bar Exam (Real Property, Evidence, Torts, Constitutional Law, Contracts & Sales, Criminal Law & Procedure, and Civil Procedure) are “double tested” on the essay portion of state exams (including states that offer the Uniform Bar Exam). Continue reading