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

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

Illinois bar exam results will be out this week! Let’s say it is the worst-case scenario: You’ve received your bar exam results only to learn that you’ve failed the Illinois Bar Exam. This is an incredibly disappointing moment. You may not know how to share this news with family and friends or how to proceed next. Below we provide you with some advice on the process of having to study and sit for the bar exam again.

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What Does My Illinois Bar Exam Score Report Mean?

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What Does My Illinois Bar Exam Score Report Mean?

What Does My Illinois Bar Exam Score Report Mean?: You’ve taken the Illinois Bar Exam, waited many weeks in anticipation of your score, and now you have to make sense of confusing score report. What does it all mean? Below we will help you break down the different components of your Illinois bar exam score report. Currently, the minimum passing scaled score on the exam is 266 (out of a possible 400 points).

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February 2017 Bar Exam Results Release Dates by State

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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.

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When Will February 2017 Michigan Bar Exam Results Be Released?

When Will February 2017 Michigan Bar Exam Results Be Released?

Already wondering when the February 2017 Michigan Bar Exam Results will be released? Us too! The Michigan Board of Law Examiners states that Michigan Bar Exam results are released mid-May but in reality, they are usually released a little earlier than that.  Last year, the BLE released them on Thursday, May 12 (despite proctors at the bar exam saying it would be the first week of May).  The earliest they have been released in the last eight years is April 20. The latest is May 19.  Below, you can see the past release dates for February Michigan Bar Exam results.

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When Will February 2017 New York Bar Exam Results be Released?

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When Will February 2017 New York Bar Exam Results be Released?

 February 2017 New York bar exam results should be released around the last week of April or first week of May.  (Our formal prediction is Tuesday, April 25 but it could really be anytime at the end of April or beginning of May!)

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When Will February 2017 Washington DC Bar Exam Results be Released?

When will February 2017 Washington DC Bar Exam Results be Released?

Washington DC bar exam results are usually released around the beginning of May. (Our formal prediction for the February 2017 Washington DC bar exam results is Friday, May 5, or the week of the 8th given the higher number of DC takers.)

Note that the Washington D.C. seems to like releasing results on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for the most part.

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How Will I Feel After The Bar Exam?

failed the uniform bar exam, stressed out in law schoolHow Will I Feel After The Bar Exam? 

Most people walk into the bar exam hoping that they will feel “good” after the bar exam. They want to enjoy their post-bar exam vacations, or celebrations or time off. Or they just want to go back to work feeling confident they will not have to take the bar exam again.

Unfortunately, this is not how most people feel!

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Michigan Bar Exam Passage Rate by School for the July 2016 Michigan Bar Exam

The Michigan Board of Law Examiners’ has released the Michigan bar exam passage rate by school for the July 2016 Michigan bar exam. In this post, we tell you the overall Michigan bar exam passage rate as well as the Michigan bar exam passage rate by school. Continue reading

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How I Passed The Bar Exam On My Fifth Try

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A student who recently passed the bar exam in Michigan on her fifth try wrote this post. Below, she details what she changed to get her passing score! So, if you have failed the bar multiple times, there is always hope!

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How I Designed My Perfect Swearing In Ceremony

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The following is a testimonial from one of our students who recently passed the bar exam. She describes how she structured her swearing in ceremony to make it as special an occasion as possible!

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What does my New York Bar Exam Score Report Mean?

Mee one sheetsWhat does my New York Bar Exam Score Report Mean?  Wondering what your New York Bar Exam Score Report means now that New York is a Uniform Bar Exam jurisdiction? We tell you  here.

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July 2016 New York Bar Exam Results Released

MPRE passage rateJuly 2016 New York Bar Exam Results Released!  The July 2016 New York Bar Exam results were released today–on Friday, October 28, 2016. The overall passage rate is 64% (which is an increase from 61% last year). First time takers had a 73% passage rate.  You can see the press release here. Continue reading

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What is a Lawyer Swearing-In Ceremony?

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Now that you have graduated from law school and passed the bar exam, you are ready to begin your professional career. However, there’s one more small step: your lawyer swearing-in ceremony!  In many jurisdictions, this is the final step before “officially” becoming a lawyer. If you are unfamiliar with the process, here’s a general description:

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I Scored Low on the MEE (Multistate Essay Exam) – What Should I Do?

scored low on the MEE, scored low on the multistate essay examI scored low on the MEE (Multsitate Essay Exam). What should I do?  We hear this question a lot! Some students are very surprised when they get their Multistate Essay Exam scores back. They say “I expected to score low on the MBE — but not the MEE!” If you did not pass the bar exam, then it is crucial to figure out what went wrong. Why did you score low? How can you make sure you improve this score? Continue reading

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What to Do When you’ve Failed the Bar Exam: Five Fears and How to Conquer Them.

what to do when you've failed the bar examWhat to Do When you’ve Failed the Bar Exam: Five Fears and How to Conquer Them. Failing the bar exam is not only aggravating, disappointing, stressful, and a number of other emotions all at once, it also quickly breeds fears. These fears can be fears about the future — both immediate and distant. Fears about what other think. And fears that you will never feel better. In this post we talk about five common bar exam failure fears and how to conquer them. Conquering these fears is the first step. So if you are wondering what to do when you’ve failed the bar exam, or where to begin — recognizing and getting over these fears is a necessary first step. Continue reading

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