Archive for October, 2009

Georgia’s Bar Exam Results for July 2009 Are Now Out

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2009 by barprofs

The results of the July 2009 bar examination for Georgia were released to applicants today.  The Board of Law Examiners have posted the individual names on its website.

Congratulations to those who passed from Bar Professors.

South Carolina Releases its Bar Exam Results for July 2009 By Law School

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2009 by barprofs

South Carolina has released its bar exam results for July 2009 by law school. Here are the results:

Charleston School of Law: 75.88%

University of South Carolina: 84.81%

Other Schools: 66.01%

Total: 76.28%

Massachusetts Released its Bar Exam Pass Rate Today

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2009 by barprofs

Massachusetts released its bar pass rate today.

For first time takers, the bar exam pass rate is 90.4%

For second time takers, the bar exam pass rate is 49%

For third time takers, the bar exam pass rate is 45%

For fourth time takers, the bar exam pass rate is 33.3%

For fifth time or more takers, the bar exam pass rate is 27.3%

The overall bar exam pass rate is 85.7%.

Georgia’s Bar Exam Results Will be Released Today at 4:30 pm

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2009 by barprofs

A list of successful applicants from the July 2009 Georgia Bar Examination will be posted at 3:30 pm on Friday, October 30, 2009.  Applicant numbers are not needed to access this information.

Nearly 1,000 Applicants Pass July 2009 Ohio Bar Exam

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2009 by barprofs

The Supreme Court of Ohio Office of Bar Admissions released the results today of the July 2009 Ohio Bar Exam, which was administered in Columbus July 28 through July 30. Out of the 1,177 applicants who sat for the exam, 957 (81.3 percent) received passing scores; out of 1,046 first-time applicants, 87.8 percent received passing scores.

The successful applicants are listed by name and by law school  on its website.

Congratulations to those who passed from Bar Professors.

Massachusetts Bar Exam Results for July 2009 Are Released

Posted in Uncategorized on October 29, 2009 by barprofs

The results of the July 2009 bar examination for Massachusetts were released to applicants on Wednesday, October 28, 2009. The results were mailed by United States Postal Service. 

Congratulations to those who passed from Bar Professors.

Michigan Bar Exam Results For July 2009 Have Been Released

Posted in Uncategorized on October 28, 2009 by barprofs

The results of the July 2009 bar examination for Michigan were released to applicants on Tuesday, October 27, 2009. The results were mailed by United States Postal Service. The Board of Law Examiners will post, on its website, the names of the successful applicants on November 2nd.

Congratulations to those who passed from Bar Professors.

The Virginia Bar Exam Results for July 2009 Have Been Released

Posted in Uncategorized on October 27, 2009 by barprofs

The July 2009  bar exam results for Virginia have been released.  The individual applicants are listed by name.

The statistic information is as follows:

Pass Rate:

Overall – approximately 75.4%
First-Time Takers – approximately 80.2%

Congratulations to those who passed.

Will the New Grading System Affect the Michigan Bar Exam Results for July 2009?

Posted in Uncategorized on October 25, 2009 by barprofs

Many applicants are waiting for Michigan’s bar exam results for July 2009.  I’m looking forward to seeing the exam results in light of the changes to that bar.  I predict the bar exam results will be lower than last year in light of the change to the grading system.

For those not in the know, the Michigan Board of Law Examiners changed the grading system of its bar exam effective to the February 2009 bar exam.  In light of the number of takers in July 2009, this bar exam result will be the real test of the grading change. 

The Michigan Board of Law Examiners eliminated the practice of not grading the essay answers of applicants obtaining a threshold score on the MBE. 

All essay answers in the Michigan bar will now be graded and no applicant will pass the examination solely on the basis of the applicant’s MBE score. The Board of Law Examiners will now scale the essay examination scores to the scoring of the MBE. The combined score still remains at 135.

The Michigan Board of Law Examiners stated that this new grading system will more accurately gauge whether applicants have attained the level of specific competence in Michigan law necessary for the protection of the public.  Other reasons include, consistency in the level of difficulty of Michigan bar examination essay questions from one examination another,  to more accurately assess whether applicants have attained the level of competence in the law, and conformity to other bar exams.

It will be interesting to see how, in grading the essays, it will affect the applicants.  We’ll know any day now.

Washington, D.C. Bar Exam Results for July 2009 Are Out Today

Posted in Uncategorized on October 23, 2009 by barprofs

Washington, D.C. Bar Exam results for July 2009 have come out today.  The Board of Bar Examiners have released the individual names of all successful applicants. 

 155 applicants passed the bar out of a total of 293 applicants. 

This represents a 72% pass rate among first-time takers or an overall pass rate of 53%.

Congratulations to all who passed.