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

birds123
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby birds123 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:04 pm

Alright I'm going to take a break from this. Its so sunny outside.

Bigdoggetit
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby Bigdoggetit » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:05 pm

It seems that given that no one has received any results yet (at least on this board) that the most likely scenario is that the results won't be released today.

MACK
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby MACK » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:07 pm

Holly Golightly wrote:
MACK wrote:
LawgirlIL wrote:The couple of days is a sick April fools joke. I have several friends who took February last year - everyone got them on the same day. With last names ranging from A to Z.


Not a joke. The board releases results in small increments to avoid the site crashing. We're supposed to wait until we receive an email that our score was posted on the web site before logging in (easier said than done). This meant that some people get their scores later. Again, this doesn't mean that you didn't pass. It only means that the posting of the results are staggered.

Relax. Take a breath.

I took the July 2013 exam and results came out alphabetically by last name if you had already passed C&F, and people who hadn't passed C&F yet (like me) were last. But it was all within a few hours.


See IBAB's twitter feed for an example below (some got theirs earlier, some later):

IL Bar Exam @il_bar · 1 Apr 2013
Be advised that the results for the Feb 2013 will not post today, but within the next couple days. Give your F5 key a rest for today.

LawgirlIL
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby LawgirlIL » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:09 pm

Has anyone called there? I am unfortunately at work and can't call.

Bigdoggetit
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby Bigdoggetit » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:12 pm

I called and the lady I spoke to said she had no idea whatsoever and that they would be released in the first two weeks of April.

Servatus
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby Servatus » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:13 pm

LawgirlIL wrote:Has anyone called there? I am unfortunately at work and can't call.


"You will receive an email when the results are posted." Is the only information IBAB is giving over the phone.

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DELG
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby DELG » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:15 pm

No but please let's harass some receptionist. Also everyone email your processor.

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby hello2 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:16 pm

DELG wrote:No but please let's harass some receptionist. Also everyone email your processor.


I'm scared of my processor!

LawgirlIL
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby LawgirlIL » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:17 pm

I just feel that if they weren't coming out today, they would post something on Twitter like they did in the past.

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby ieyeispy » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:22 pm

LawgirlIL wrote:I just feel that if they weren't coming out today, they would post something on Twitter like they did in the past.


They didn't post on Twitter until 2 pm last time.

ilovetypos
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby ilovetypos » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:54 pm

have they ever been released in the afternoon?

LawgirlIL
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby LawgirlIL » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:56 pm

It's complete bullshit that you pay thousands of dollars to these people to take this ridiculous exam and they don't have the decency to just post or tweet that they will not be released today. And now if they aren't released today, if you did fail and you want to take the July exam, the fee goes up.

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby sparty99 » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:59 pm

LawgirlIL wrote:It's complete bullshit that you pay thousands of dollars to these people to take this ridiculous exam and they don't have the decency to just post or tweet that they will not be released today. And now if they aren't released today, if you did fail and you want to take the July exam, the fee goes up.


I don't think the fee goes up if you took the previous exam.

LawgirlIL
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby LawgirlIL » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:00 pm

Also the board of admissions is only open until 2pm. So if you don't have results by then, try again tomorrow I would assume.

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby Servatus » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:01 pm

ilovetypos wrote:have they ever been released in the afternoon?



Browsing through previous releases, it appears the results are released in the am :( Doesn't look like today is our day.

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DELG
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby DELG » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:03 pm

LawgirlIL wrote:It's complete bullshit that you pay thousands of dollars to these people to take this ridiculous exam and they don't have the decency to just post or tweet that they will not be released today. And now if they aren't released today, if you did fail and you want to take the July exam, the fee goes up.

Yeah I bet those fat cats are having a pizza feast on our bar dollars right now

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby MACK » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:09 pm

Flagging in case not yet seen: http://www.chicagolawbulletin.com/Artic ... 27-15.aspx

It is good to see a more modest minimum passing score increase of 2 (as opposed to 4) for the July exam. Though hopefully the score change won't apply to any of us. :)

I thought this sentence was interesting: "In July, the average multiple choice score for Illinois test-takers was 147. A person who reached that number could score a 117 on the writing — “an unacceptably low score,” Regina Kwan Peterson, the board’s director of administration, said in November — and still pass the bar."

This gives credence to a theory we've heard elsewhere on this forum before, which is that a strong MBE score pretty much equals an auto-pass. Though it's hard to know how you passed given that IL doesn't release the scaled MBE score.

krishna_das
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby krishna_das » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:12 pm

Well they've updated the scoring memo for February 2015. See the link, here https://www.ilbaradmissions.org/scoring-memo-july-2013 I know the link says July 2013, but it's actually February 2015. Apparently, the MPT carried more weight than in the past.

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby Bigdoggetit » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:13 pm

krishna_das wrote:Well they've updated the scoring memo for February 2015. See the link, here https://www.ilbaradmissions.org/scoring-memo-july-2013 I know the link says July 2013, but it's actually February 2015. Apparently, the MPT carried more weight than in the past.


They just post this?

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby krishna_das » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:16 pm

Bigdoggetit wrote:
krishna_das wrote:Well they've updated the scoring memo for February 2015. See the link, here https://www.ilbaradmissions.org/scoring-memo-july-2013 I know the link says July 2013, but it's actually February 2015. Apparently, the MPT carried more weight than in the past.


They just post this?


They haven't posted it on their webpage yet. But when you look at the document properties, it shows that it was created on March 30...

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby MACK » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:23 pm

krishna_das wrote:
Bigdoggetit wrote:
krishna_das wrote:Well they've updated the scoring memo for February 2015. See the link, here https://www.ilbaradmissions.org/scoring-memo-july-2013 I know the link says July 2013, but it's actually February 2015. Apparently, the MPT carried more weight than in the past.


They just post this?


They haven't posted it on their webpage yet. But when you look at the document properties, it shows that it was created on March 30...



Looks like the breakdown is the same: MBE is weighted 50%, essays (MEE and IEE) are weighted 43%, and the MPT is weighted 7%

krishna_das
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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby krishna_das » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:27 pm

F5......No results.... Tries not to go insane.... F5....no results....Tries not to go insane.... F5....no results.... Tries not to go insane... Rinse & Repeat

"The Illinois Bar Exam is scheduled to come out today." See http://barprofessors.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-february-2015-bar-exam-illinois-bar.html

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby krishna_das » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:35 pm

MACK wrote:
krishna_das wrote:
Bigdoggetit wrote:
krishna_das wrote:Well they've updated the scoring memo for February 2015. See the link, here https://www.ilbaradmissions.org/scoring-memo-july-2013 I know the link says July 2013, but it's actually February 2015. Apparently, the MPT carried more weight than in the past.


They just post this?


They haven't posted it on their webpage yet. But when you look at the document properties, it shows that it was created on March 30...



Looks like the breakdown is the same: MBE is weighted 50%, essays (MEE and IEE) are weighted 43%, and the MPT is weighted 7%


I don't know. The NCBE admissions guide says that MPT is weighted 10% now. I thought that the scoring memo used to say that MPT was weighted 1.5 times of an individual essay. Now they say it is 2.25 times an essay.

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby ilovetypos » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:38 pm

They just post this?[/quote]

They haven't posted it on their webpage yet. But when you look at the document properties, it shows that it was created on March 30...[/quote]


Looks like the breakdown is the same: MBE is weighted 50%, essays (MEE and IEE) are weighted 43%, and the MPT is weighted 7%[/quote]

I don't know. The NCBE admissions guide says that MPT is weighted 10% now. I thought that the scoring memo used to say that MPT was weighted 1.5 times of an individual essay. Now they say it is 2.25 times an essay.[/quote]

According to this old memo, you're correct

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q ... Wc&cad=rja

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Re: Illinois Bar Exam February 2015

Postby MACK » Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:56 pm

If accurate, it certainly helps our cause to have the MPT weighted at 10%.




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