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Seven Disadvantages of Taking Barbri — and How to Combat Them

Seven Disadvantages of Taking Barbri

Seven Disadvantages of Taking Barbri: While plenty of students pass the bar exam with Barbri, there are some disadvantages of taking Barbri that students walking into the bar exam (particularly first time takers) are not aware of when they write their big check for the bar review course. In this post, we talk about some of the disadvantages of taking Barbri as well as how you can combat them.    
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Will I Be Fired If I Fail the Bar Exam?

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Will I Be Fired If I Fail the Bar Exam?

Will I Be Fired If I Fail the Bar Exam?: Failing the bar exam is a terrible experience. Confusion, anger, and depression are just a few of the emotions many feel. For those who secured employment before their results came out, the next question often is: “Will I be fired if I fail the bar exam?” In this post, we’ll go over several scenarios, and how they might play out if you failed.

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I Failed the Michigan Bar Exam. What Should I do?

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I Failed the Bar Exam by Five Points (or Less). What Should I Do?

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If you found out that you failed the bar exam by five points — or even fewer! — you may feel both very frustrated and encouraged! Students tend to have two conflicting reactions — first, they think of all of the things they wish they would have done (“I wish I would have written XYZ”). Then they are also somewhat encouraged because at least they don’t have that far to go to pass! Students also wonder what their options are. Here we tell you what to do if you are that close to passing! Continue reading

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A Step-by-Step Guide on What to Do if you Failed the New Jersey Bar Exam

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A Step-by-Step Guide on What to Do if you Failed the New Jersey Bar Exam

A Step-by-Step Guide on What to Do if you Failed the New Jersey Bar Exam: Update: New Jersey Bar Exam results are out for February 2017. Only 174 of 429 (41%) of applicants passed. Read the press release here. That is an incredibly low amount. It is also not super-surprising. In 2016, New Jersey had its lowest overall pass rate in at least a decade. Only 58% of takers passed the exam. In fact, New Jersey’s passage rate has declined year-on-year since 2013. New Jersey also administered the UBE for the first time in February 2017, which could also influenced its pass rate. So, if you struggled with and failed the New Jersey bar exam, you are certainly not alone!

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Failed the Alaska Bar Exam? Here’s What To Do Next!

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Failed the Alaska Bar Exam? Here’s What To Do Next!

Alaska’s bar exam results are not yet out for the February 2017 administration but they are expected soon. Overall, Alaska’s passage rate has not changed much since adopting the Uniform Bar Exam in July 2014. Alaska’s overall passage rate has hovered between 60% and 66% since 2014. So, if you failed the Alaska bar exam, you are not alone.  In this article we outline a step-by-step guide on what to do if you failed the Alaska Bar Exam.

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I Failed the Connecticut Bar Exam! What Do I Do Now?

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I Failed the Connecticut Bar Exam! What Do I Do Now?

February 2017 Connecticut bar exam results were released on May 5, 2017. A pass list can be found here. Statistical information is not yet available to us. The February 2017 bar exam was Connecticut’s first administration of the Uniform Bar Exam. Previously, Connecticut’s overall passage rate for the last 6 years has been around 72%. Generally, most (but not all) states see their passage rate fall when they first administer the UBE, so we’ll have to wait and see how Connecticut’s passage rate is affected. Regardless, if you failed the Connecticut bar exam, it should come as some comfort that you are not alone!

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How To Fail The Bar Exam Like A Champion

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How To Fail The Bar Exam Like A Champion

How To Fail The Bar Exam Like A Champion: I failed the bar exam. Failing the bar exam isn’t the most pleasant thing. Once I saw that long-awaited email sitting in my inbox, my heart immediately started to pound and my hands begun to shake. I fumbled around with my computer mouse, not bothering to even read the message. I desperately searched for the word “PASSED.” When I didn’t find it, my stomach dropped, my eyes begun to well and suddenly I felt like I needed to gulp down my disappointment. Sound familiar?

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I Failed The Mississippi Bar Exam. What Should I Do?

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Mississippi bar exam results have been released for the February 2017 bar exam! As a very helpful commentator has pointed out, passage rates were unbelievably low this February. In fact, only 31 out of 87 examinees passed the bar exam for a 35.6% passage rate! This is dismal!  We are not sure the reason for this large decrease in passing scores. It is strange for results to decrease so dramatically when 70% of the exam is nationalized (e.g. invented by the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ and used by several other states — both the MEE and MPT portion are used by about 40 other states and the MBE portion is used nationwide). It is also strange given that Mississippi’s passing score requirement, as we explain below, is a 132, which is not super-high in comparison with other states (which require passing scores that range a spectrum from 130 to 142).

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Failed The Colorado Bar Exam? Here Is What To Do Next…

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Failed The Colorado Bar Exam? Here Is What To Do Next…

Failed The Colorado Bar Exam? Here Is What To Do Next: As of, May 4 at 9:00 a.m. MT, February 2017 Colorado bar exam results are out. Colorado had a 62% passage rate with 227 of the 366 applicants passing the bar exam. Colorado adopted the UBE in February 2012, so they have our 5 years of results. Typically, the overall passage rate is between 69% and 77%, although this has fallen over recent years.

So, if you failed the Colorado  bar exam, rest assured you are not the only one!  In this article we outline a step-by-step guide on what to do if you failed the Colorado Bar Exam.

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My Boyfriend Failed The Bar Exam. What Should I Do?

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My Boyfriend Failed The Bar Exam. What Should I Do?

My Boyfriend Failed The Bar Exam. What Should I Do?: If your boyfriend – or girlfriend, or any family member – failed the bar exam, it can be hard to know what to do or what to say.  You may not know exactly what to say or do (or you may wonder if you are saying too much or too little!).  We have talked to several significant others of those who failed the bar exam. We have also talked to several students about what they find (and don’t find!) helpful. Here is some time-tested advice.

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A Guide on What to Do if you Failed the New Hampshire Bar Exam

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A Guide on What to Do if you Failed the New Hampshire Bar Exam

A  Guide on What to Do if you Failed the New Hampshire Bar Exam: New Hampshire bar exam results are not yet out for the February 2017 administration. However, they are expected soon! Since adopting the UBE in February 2014, New Hampshire has seen its passage rate fall considerably. Pre-adoption, the overall passage rate was around 80%. Since February 2014, the passage rate has fallen to 68% So, if you failed the New Hampshire bar exam,  you are certainly not alone.  In this article we outline a step-by-step guide on what to do if you failed the New Hampshire Bar Exam.

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I Failed the Bar Exam with Barbri. What Should I Do?

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I Failed the Bar Exam with Barbri. What Should I Do?

With bar exam results coming out across the country, one of the questions we get the most often is from bar takers who took Barbri, failed the exam, and are trying to figure out what to do next. So, if you failed the bar exam with Barbri, here are some steps moving forward!

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I Failed the Washington D.C. Bar Exam. What Should I Do?

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A Step-by-Step Guide on What to Do if you Failed the Washington D.C. Bar Exam: February 2017 Washington D.C. bar exam results have been released! There was a 53% pass rate among first time takers, with an overall passage rate of 46%. February results for the Washington DC bar exam have hovered between 37% and 48%. So, this administration is no different than the average. However, overall, this is very low in comparison with other states! (We thought February 2017 bar exam results may make a comeback as the July bar exam—which has consistently been similar to February results in terms of passage rate—was 62% in 2016. To read more about this, click here.).

Needless to say, if you failed the Washington D.C. bar exam, you are certainly not alone. You  also may be wondering what to do next. Having a plan for the upcoming DC exam can be an immense source of comfort.

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I Failed the Arizona Bar Exam. What Should I Do?

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I Failed the Arizona Bar Exam. What Should I Do?

A Step-by-Step Guide on What to Do if you Failed the Arizona Bar Exam: Arizona bar exam results have been released. The passage rate was just 41% — the worst that Arizona has seen in at least a decade!! Out of the 422 applicants, only 173 passed. If you failed the Arizona bar exam, you are definitely not alone!! You may be wondering what to do next. Having a plan can be an immense source of comfort.

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