Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Do you think you passed the Feb. 2015 IL bar exam?

Poll ended at Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:20 pm

Definitely.
0
No votes
More likely than not.
2
15%
I'm really not sure (it can go either way).
6
46%
Probably not.
3
23%
Ummm... Lets just say I've started studying for July 2015.
1
8%
Nope!
1
8%
 
Total votes: 13

sparty99
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby sparty99 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:07 pm

I PASSED !!!!

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FeeltheIllinoise
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby FeeltheIllinoise » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:08 pm

PASSED!!

MaybeSomeday
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby MaybeSomeday » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:29 pm

"We regret to advise that you have failed the February 2015 Illinois bar examination." :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby DELG » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:30 pm

MaybeSomeday wrote:"We regret to advise that you have failed the February 2015 Illinois bar examination." :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Sorry, friend. Better luck next time.

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby sparty99 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:34 pm

MaybeSomeday wrote:"We regret to advise that you have failed the February 2015 Illinois bar examination." :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:


Sorry to hear. I was bottom of the barrel of my law school class. Scored below a 150 on the LSAT. If I can pass on the first try, I know you will pass your next time around!

MaybeSomeday
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby MaybeSomeday » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:36 pm

MaybeSomeday wrote:"We regret to advise that you have failed the February 2015 Illinois bar examination." :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:


This is my *NINTH* failure. I am not sure how much of this I can take.
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby MaybeSomeday » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:36 pm

DELG wrote:
MaybeSomeday wrote:"We regret to advise that you have failed the February 2015 Illinois bar examination." :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Sorry, friend. Better luck next time.


Thank you.

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby MaybeSomeday » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:37 pm

sparty99 wrote:
MaybeSomeday wrote:"We regret to advise that you have failed the February 2015 Illinois bar examination." :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:


Sorry to hear. I was bottom of the barrel of my law school class. Scored below a 150 on the LSAT. If I can pass on the first try, I know you will pass your next time around!


Thank you for your encouragement.

LawgirlIL
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby LawgirlIL » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:38 pm

Failed in July. Passed this time around and I was convinced I wouldnt. Don't give up. If you want it bad enough, you'll get it.

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby februarybartaker » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:38 pm

Congrats to everyone who passed! Any word on the national average for the MBE?

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby Servatus » Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:52 pm

I passed. Thank you to everyone for letting me vent here and being moral support.

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby Bigdoggetit » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:02 pm

Passed. If you didn't pass you got this next time!

sparty99
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby sparty99 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:08 pm

Do we get our score?

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DELG
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby DELG » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:22 pm

sparty99 wrote:Do we get our score?

The best you can do is pay to see if you can waive into MN to indicate you got over a 145

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Light
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby Light » Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:23 pm

PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!

legal10101
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby legal10101 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:24 pm

I want to vomit.... I didn't pass by 1 pt... again.... the crappy part is that my MPT score was less than average and I work in healthcare.....

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby SecondTimeCharm » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:14 pm

Failed in July 2014. Passed February 2015!!!

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DELG
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby DELG » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:24 pm

legal10101 wrote:I want to vomit.... I didn't pass by 1 pt... again.... the crappy part is that my MPT score was less than average and I work in healthcare.....

I'm so sorry. Better luck next time.

MaybeSomeday
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby MaybeSomeday » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:36 pm

legal10101 wrote:I want to vomit.... I didn't pass by 1 pt... again.... the crappy part is that my MPT score was less than average and I work in healthcare.....


I am truly sorry for your experience. I failed by 14 pts on my 9th attempt.

I also work in healthcare. Somehow, my MPT was a disaster along with my mediocre MBE.

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Hellen Keller

“No human ever became interesting by not failing. The more you fail and recover and improve, the better you are as a person. Ever meet someone who’s always had everything work out for them with zero struggle? They usually have the depth of a puddle. Or they don’t exist.” - Chris Hardwick

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby Failedagain13 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:42 pm

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby yehklwlm » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:07 pm

Failedagain13 wrote:Does anyone have any insight for me on bar exam scoring. Here is my dilemma.

July 14 IL bar
Mbe 126 scaled
Essay received 19 points for a 119 scaled

February 15 IL bar
Mbe 133 scaled
Essay received 25.5 points for a 121 scaled score

Obviously I need improvement but I don't understand the scoring for the essays. How can I receive 6.5 more points raw score but it only amounts to 2 points when you scale my essay score?

Any explanations would be greatly appreciated.


Good job on the MBE improvement.

I think the essay scores are somehow different between the scoring memos from July 2014 and February 2015. The MPT average is now above 6, and before it was just over 4. Either that or everyone just did much better on the MPT this time? So it looks like your essay results were roughly the same both times. Definitely take advantage of the free inspection you can get to see how you can improve on your essays.

https://www.ilbaradmissions.org/july2014-percentile-equivalent-charts
https://www.ilbaradmissions.org/percentile-equivalent-charts-feb-2015
https://www.ilbaradmissions.org/request-to-inspect-form-feb-2015

m.r.ducks
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby m.r.ducks » Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:01 am

So it looks like MBE scores were down across the aboard. In July, 50% for MBE was above 140, for the February exam it is somewhere over 135. That isn't so good right?

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby minnbills » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:47 am

m.r.ducks wrote:So it looks like MBE scores were down across the aboard. In July, 50% for MBE was above 140, for the February exam it is somewhere over 135. That isn't so good right?


Doesn't it help the curve?

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby Bigdoggetit » Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:44 pm

According to those numbers, this would have to be the lowest scoring test in Illinois Modern history? 31 percent of takers scored a 260 or below. That means that at 264, lets say 33% as a lowball figure scored below. Statewide pass rate of 67%???? Am I reading this wrong?

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby Bigdoggetit » Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:50 pm

People who scored 260 or below for july 2014 exam (considered one of the worst performing exams ever)= 18%

People who scored 260 or below for Feb. 2015 exam= 31%

Wow




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