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The July 2015 Bar Exam Results: Today is the Last Day to Receive a Partial Scholarship for the North Carolina and MBE Seminar in Raleigh

Posted in Uncategorized on September 30, 2015 by barprofs

Bar Professors Provides Private Tutoring for North Carolina, Florida, the MBE, MEE, UBE  New York, Texas and California.  Sign up for our MBE/Essays Seminars at www.barprofessors.com.

Wednesday is the last day to get your partial scholarship to attend our North Carolina seminar in Raleigh on October 24th.

All persons registering today will receive a 35% discount on the Seminar.

This intensive seminar is for first time bar takers, repeat bar takers, foreign educated lawyers and any person looking to improve on the MBE and essays.

For more information on the specific time and place, please go to the  Contact page and fill it out. In the comment box, state that you wish to attend the seminar. Early registration is encouraged because spaces are very limited.

Contact us for early bird discounts and partial scholarships now.

Contact us at http://barprofessors.com for more information.

Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for repeat takers who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

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The July 2015 Bar Exam Results: The MBE or Essays, When You Fail the Florida Bar Exam

Posted in Uncategorized on September 29, 2015 by barprofs

Bar Professors Provides Private Tutoring for North Carolina, Florida, the MBE, MEE, UBE  New York, Texas and California.  Sign up for our MBE/Essays Seminars at www.barprofessors.com.

What happens if you only pass one section of the bar but fail the overall bar in Florida? Should you sit for that section that you failed or do you take the entire bar exam over again? I think it depends on which section you passed.

In this possible scenario, say you passed the Florida section but failed the MBE. Should you take the Florida section again to get carry-over points for your MBE score? It depends on what your MBE score is. I usually tell my students that you have to stay competitive in the MBE and let your extra points on the Florida section pull you over the top. It is my experience that many students who pass the bar, do not pass the MBE or only have a 1-5 point pass on the MBE. That is why doing well on the Florida essays for those extra overage points can help you pass the overall bar, even if you do not pass the MBE.

First, evaluate your scores. The closer you are to the magic 136, the better you are to make improvements in the MBE for an outright 136 or above.

However, we have seen that the national mean score for the MBE is probably at its lowest in years. This low mean score had a profound effect on Florida’s pass rate. In light of the mean score, many Florida repeat takers, only taking the MBE, failed miserably.  It was extremely hard to make that magical 136 when that was the mean score is lower.  How do these low national mean scores affect your decision in light of this new reality?

Evaluate your essay scores. Did you pass the essays with a large margin? If you did, it’s an easier decision to make – you obviously write well and 3 more essays won’t freak you out. If you sharpen up your writing with some more practice essays, you could get maybe another 5-10 points to bring over to your MBE scores. If you passed with only points to spare, you may not be able to pass another 3 more essays.

That’s the pros and cons of your situation. You must make the decision for yourself. Of course, it is easier to concentrate on only one section of the bar and if you think you can pull up your score on one section alone, then go for that one section alone. But you want to make sure that your second attempt is your last attempt. So do anything and everything to make that happen.

Once you fail the bar you would better spend your money on a private tutor, if a repeater is to spend any more money in the process. It is expensive, but working one on one with a qualified (and I mean qualified) tutor will push you over the finish line. No price is too much to get you to your goal and start your life as a lawyer. A private tutor can help with the subject material, motivate you and keep up your confidence. Bar Professors, as a Florida bar tutor and an MBE tutor, has had much success with Florida repeat takers.

Obtaining a Bar Professors’ bar exam tutor will help you pass.  Many students who are repeat bar takers need a bar exam coach to help them improve their writing and analytical skills so they can properly navigate through the bar exam.  A structured, personalized program is the key to passing the bar for repeat takers.

Bar Professors will also be conducting an MBE seminar in Raleigh, N.C., Miami and Orlando. Sign up now to reserve your space.

Contact us for early bird discounts and partial scholarships now.

Contact us at http://barprofessors.com for more information.

Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for repeat takers who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

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The July 2015 Bar Exam Results: Repeat Florida Bar Exam Takers: Why Did You Fail And How Bar Professors Can Help You

Posted in Uncategorized on September 28, 2015 by barprofs

Bar Professors Provides Private Tutoring for North Carolina, Florida, the MBE, MEE, UBE  New York, Texas and California.  Sign up for our MBE/Essays Seminars at www.barprofessors.com.

Most law students fail the Florida Bar Exam for three major reasons:

  1. Repeat Bar Takers revert back to bad writing habits and poor analytical skills developed in law school

Under the pressures of the bar exam, many students revert back to bad habits. These bad habits allowed them to graduate from law school, but will be the kiss of death on the bar. Some of the bad habits include, not organizing your answer, no line by line analysis and not answering the call of the question.

Bar Professors will teach you the skills to analyze both the essays and the MBE, with improvement on better writing analysis.

  1. Repeat Bar Takers have poor preparation and time management skills

Many law students start their bar preparation entirely too late, leaving most in a rush mode. For the upcoming February 2016 bar, your preparation should begin earlier rather than later. You should allow yourself 5 to 6 hours per day for studying. But more importantly, studying correctly is the key. You need to write and answer many essays and MBE questions. Your answers must be evaluated by a private tutor.

Bar Professors puts each student on a two week schedule so that the student is evaluated frequently. In addition, Bar Professors evaluates every essay the student writes and every MBE exam the student takes, looking for areas in which the student can improve.

  1. Repeat Bar Takers don’t really believe that they will pass

You must have a belief that you will pass. Get rid of all negative thoughts, people and things. You must truly believe that you will pass. You must say this every single day prior to the bar and you must have the confidence to succeed.

Bar Professors know that taking the bar exam as a repeat taker can be an isolating experience. Bar Professors helps the student keep motivated and confident through interaction with the Florida bar tutor.

Contact us at http://barprofessors.com for more information.

Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for repeat takers who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

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The July 2015 Bar Exam Results: Repeat Florida Bar Exam Takers: A Review of Your Bar Exam Scores

Posted in Uncategorized on September 26, 2015 by barprofs

Bar Professors Provides Private Tutoring for North Carolina, Florida, the MBE, MEE, UBE  New York, Texas and California.  Sign up for our MBE/Essays Seminars at http://www.barprofessors.com.

The Florida bar exam results have come out and all the repeat takers have gotten their letter telling them the breakdown of the scores. Here is the way the grading is done in Florida.

Grading the Florida Bar Exam

The MBE & Florida sections are weighted equally on the Florida Bar Exam. A combined weighted score of 136 is required to pass the Florida Bar Exam. It doesn’t matter if your score in one section or the other is below the 136 – it’s the average score that matters. So basically you can fail the FL or the MBE section and still pass the FL bar exam if your overall score is at least 136.

Each examination paper produced by an applicant on the General Bar Examination will be separately graded. The sum of the converted section scores is the total score for Part A. MBE scores (Part B) are the scaled scores on the MBE provided by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. On the Florida portion of the bar, each essay is worth 100 points for a 300 point total. The multiple choice questions are worth 100 points total, so each question is approximately 1 point each. There are usually 10 experimental questions. The average essay score is around 40 points, requiring you to get your remaining points on the multiple choice questions.

Depending on the difficulty of the essay question and the average grade, the Board of Bar Examiners may adjust your score either downward or upward. The Board does not adjust the multiple choice questions – there are what they are and the point totals do not change.

Review your bar scores and ask yourself how you can improve your scores when you retake the bar exam in February. Obtaining a Bar Professors Florida bar exam tutor will help you pass. Many students who are repeat bar takers need a bar exam coach to help them improve their writing and analytical skills so they can properly navigate through the Florida bar exam. Remember, the Florida bar exam is unique and more difficult to pass than other jurisdictions. This structured, personalized program is the key to passing the bar for repeat takers.

Contact us at http://barprofessors.com for more information.

Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for repeat takers who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

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The July 2015 Bar Exam Results: North Carolina Bar Exam Seminar to be Held on October 24th

Posted in Uncategorized on September 25, 2015 by barprofs

Bar Professors Provides Private Tutoring for North Carolina, Florida, the MBE, MEE, UBE  New York, Texas and California.  Sign up for our MBE/Essays Seminars at http://www.barprofessors.com.

Bar Professors will be holding an essay and MBE seminar in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 24th.

Bar Professors only accepts a limited amount of students for each seminar to ensure a maximum learning environment. Sign up now to express your interest and reserve your seat.

This intensive seminar is for first time bar takers, repeat bar takers, foreign educated lawyers and any person looking to improve on the MBE and essays.

For more information on the specific time and place, please go to the Contact page and fill it out. In the comment box, state that you wish to attend the seminar. Early registration is encouraged because spaces are very limited.

Contact us at http://barprofessors.com for more information.

Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for repeat takers who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

We can help you succeed!

The July 2015 Bar Exam Results: The Crying Game 2

Posted in Uncategorized on September 24, 2015 by barprofs

Bar Professors Provides Private Tutoring for North Carolina, Florida, the MBE, MEE, UBE  New York, Texas and California.  Sign up for our MBE/Essays Seminars at http://www.barprofessors.com.

The Crying Game 2 is all about the MBE push back.

If you have read Bar Professors tweets, you know that the average score on the MBE on the July bar exam fell 1.6 points from the previous year, reaching its lowest level since 1988, according to data provided by the National Conference of Bar Examiners. The mean score on the July bar exam was 139.9, down from 141.5 in July 2014.

Of course, the NCBE doesn’t blame the test but the law students.  The pile-on has begun with deans and law professors all blaming the students that they created.  Fearing for their own jobs, the deans and law professors are saying that they’ve been admitting students with lower qualifications who then fail the bar exam. It seems like it’s a problem the law schools have created, however, it’s this author’s opinion that the teaching at law schools is the real culprit.

In speaking with students, they feel the test is harder because this is the first July when Civil Procedure has been tested in “mass” numbers.  The NCBE, however, disputes this assessment, saying that the students did poorly across the board in all 7 subjects.

Whatever created this problem, we do know that performance on the bar exam has continued to dip down to levels we have never seen and it appears that this is not an aberration, but a new realty.

Here are the changes in overall bar pass rate, from July 2014 over July 2015, for some of the states already reported.

Florida, -2 points (July 2014 – 71%; July 2015: 68.9%)

Kansas, -3 points (July 2014: 79%; July 2015: 76%)

Mississippi, -27 points (July 2014: 78%; July 2015: 51%)

Missouri, -1 point (July 2014: 85%; July 2015: 84%)

Montana, -2 points (July 2014: 64%; July 2015: 62%)

New Mexico, -12 points (July 2014: 84%; July 2015: 72%)

North Carolina, -4 points (July 2014: 71%; July 2015: 67%)

Oklahoma, -11 points (July 2014: 79%; July 2015: 68%)

Washington, -1 point (July 2014: 77%; July 2015: 76%)

West Virginia, -5 points (July 2014: 74%; July 2015: 69%)

Wisconsin, -10 points (July 2014: 75%; July 2015: 65%)

So far, one of the few states that have gone up,  Iowa, is now switching to the UBE starting in February.  A mere coincidence?  Perhaps not.

Nevertheless, the reality is that  you must pass the bar exam.  Bar Professors can help you succeed and guide you through the areas that will help you pass the bar exam and begin your life as a lawyer.  Don’t wait until you take the bar 2 or 3 or even 5 times – get help now and get the bar exam behind you.

Contact us at http://barprofessors.com for more information.

Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for repeat takers who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

We can help you succeed!

The July 2015 Bar Exam Results: The Crying Game

Posted in Uncategorized on September 23, 2015 by barprofs

Bar Professors Provides Private Tutoring for North Carolina, Florida, the MBE, MEE, UBE  New York, Texas and California.  Sign up for our MBE/Essays Seminars at http://www.barprofessors.com.

First, 6 out of the 11 Florida law schools was below the state average of 68.9% and 4 law schools scored below 60%.  Moreover, the difference between the highest bar percentage of 89% by FIU and Ave Maria, the lowest scoring school, at 47% was 42 points.

We have interviewed many people on this issue, from legal schools, bar experts, law professors and even law students.  Their conclusions are that, the Florida bar exam is becoming less predictable in light of the new tested subjects.  Many students go into the bar exam not understanding the magnitude of the exam and the proper methodology needed to pass.  Further, the additional MBE subject has trended lower MBE scores nationwide.  Of course, the law students at the lower tier schools are blaming their poor performance on their law schools’ doorstep, while the deans and law professors are blaming the law students for not preparing sufficiently.

Nevertheless, despite the blame game, there is one inescapable conclusion – you must pass the bar exam.  Bar Professors can help you succeed and guide you through the areas that will help you pass the bar exam and begin your life as a lawyer.  Don’t wait until you take the bar 2 or 3 or even 5 times – get help now and get the bar exam behind you.

Contact us at http://barprofessors.com for more information.

Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for repeat takers who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

We can help you succeed!