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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby Rabbitweed » Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:51 pm

Another thing I thought about: Are the 10 experimental questions equally distributed between AM and PM session?

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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby nealric » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:06 pm

Or if you got 30/50 right on the NYMC, you only need a raw score of 126 on the MBE. With a score of 4 for all essays and the MPT!!!


That sounds about right to me. A raw score of 126 on the MBE is ~140 scaled- almost an average score. 30/50 NYMC is an average score. And 4 on the essays is only slightly below average. Remember, you only need avoid the bottom 25% or so to pass.

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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby cornell1L » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:10 pm

I don't know if they are distributed evenly, but I somehow managed to leave one of my bubbles unfilled and realized it just as time was called. Turns out it was likely an experimental question - awwww yeah.

Agree with the harder/easier theory too, I was pressed for time in the morning and there was a bunch of educated (and some non-educated) guessing, then in the afternoon I finished early and had a decent amount of time to review.

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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby cornell1L » Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:11 pm

nealric wrote:
Or if you got 30/50 right on the NYMC, you only need a raw score of 126 on the MBE. With a score of 4 for all essays and the MPT!!!


That sounds about right to me. A raw score of 126 on the MBE is ~140 scaled- almost an average score. 30/50 NYMC is an average score. And 4 on the essays is only slightly below average. Remember, you only need avoid the bottom 25% or so to pass.



And more realistically you only need to avoid the bottom 10-12% (assuming you are a first time ABA taker).

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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby Corsair » Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:18 pm

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DelDad
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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby DelDad » Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:07 pm

Pretty close. Lots of xbox and playing with the kids have helped. Also got all my materials stowed away in the basement.

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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby DelDad » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:16 pm

Results Thursday at noon.

Past the fear of humiliation, past the fear of withdrawn offer. Just don't want to have to do it again.

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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby nealric » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:19 pm

Good luck!

Still have a month to wait here. Wavering between terror and forgetting I ever took it.

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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby NewHere » Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:42 pm

Hardly a day goes by without my office mate at work and me reliving the horrors of the bar exam. We both have a month to go before we hear the results. I dread the day and fear the worst. I don't want to do this again, and I don't want to be fired.

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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby KennyinGrinnell » Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:25 am

I just dread the humiliation of failing the Massachusetts Bar. I hade trouble with the MPRE (i think it was because I didn't take it seriously enough) and that is making me fear the MBE portion of the exam results (not that I will find out how i did on the MBE if I passed the Mass Bar as they don't release their scores for passing students).

Good luck all you guys, and I hope we all have cause for celebration!

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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby reasonable_man » Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:40 am

So after passing the NY bar in 2008 and working for two years.. I'll be taking the bar exams in NJ and RI during the FEB 2011 administration.. First time around I knocked out about a 160 or so on the MBE. However, I'm a little worried about repeating the performance. I'm also concerned that studying is going to be a bitch while working... Anyone work full time while studying?

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nealric
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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby nealric » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:09 pm

Anyone work full time while studying?


I did until the last few weeks. It was exhausting. But I'm guessing if you got a 160 on the MBE the first time around, you are probably fine. Plus, isn't NJ pretty much just MBE subjects?

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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby DelDad » Thu Oct 07, 2010 2:04 pm

Passed DE :)

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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby reasonable_man » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:25 pm

DelDad wrote:Passed DE :)


Congratulations!

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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby reasonable_man » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:26 pm

nealric wrote:
Anyone work full time while studying?


I did until the last few weeks. It was exhausting. But I'm guessing if you got a 160 on the MBE the first time around, you are probably fine. Plus, isn't NJ pretty much just MBE subjects?



Yeah... I think I'm just concerned that I've forgotten it all and will have to re-learn it lol..

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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby nealric » Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:58 pm

Passed DE


We knew you would!

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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby KennyinGrinnell » Fri Oct 15, 2010 1:52 pm

DelDad wrote:Passed DE :)


Congrats!

I still have until the end of the month until I will hear back from Mass.

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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby NewHere » Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:55 pm

Congratulations, Del_Dad!

About a month to go for us in NY. Still not sure I actually want to know.

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DelDad
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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby DelDad » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:52 pm

Thanks guys. My co-clerk is also waiting on New York until next month. Two months waiting was rough; although I don't envy the extra weeks you've all got, I'm sure you have good news waiting for you.

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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby KennyinGrinnell » Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:50 am

Just got my Mass result and passed today.

Now I need to wait to be sworn in, then I am underemployed!

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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby chris0805 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:13 pm

Congrats. :D So far, everyone in the thread seems to be passing. Hope us NYers get the same good news in a few weeks.

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nealric
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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby nealric » Fri Oct 29, 2010 3:59 pm

Congrats. So far, everyone in the thread seems to be passing. Hope us NYers get the same good news in a few weeks.


Hopefully it's less than a few weeks. Last year was Nov 5th.

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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby DelDad » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:11 pm

KennyinGrinnell wrote:Just got my Mass result and passed today.

Now I need to wait to be sworn in, then I am underemployed!



Congrats!

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nealric
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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby nealric » Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:25 pm

Any thoughts on the release date for NY?

All4JD's is saying that Barbri sent out a similar email (saying results were a week away) last year, but the results came out on a Friday.

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NewHere
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Re: Bar Review Support Group

Postby NewHere » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:40 pm

Is that really true? I do wonder where BarBri's information is coming from. And why the bar people can't send us a two-line e-mail saying "bar results will be released on November X."

(I'm still not sure I want to know the result. I'm scared.)




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