BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby reinbowbrite » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:16 pm

yachterotter wrote:
reinbowbrite wrote:When mailing back Barbri books, does the box just have to be postdated by 9/4 or does Barbri have to receive the books by 9/4?

Also, we can keep the book of our lecture notes, correct? I'm finally getting around to this but I can't find the sheet that came in the box originally that talked about how to send them back.


Postdated by 9/4! Just checked that this morning. And yes, the Lecture book is yours to keep :D


Whew! Thanks!

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby 3|ink » Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:07 pm

I thought about the bar exam today. Does this mean I'm not drinking enough?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby RaleighStClair » Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:50 pm

3|ink wrote:I thought about the bar exam today. Does this mean I'm not drinking enough?


Probably.

I'm really enjoying this whole not doing anything phase of my life. I wish my state's results didn't come out so soon; we find out in 11 days. :shock:

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:51 pm

RaleighStClair wrote:
3|ink wrote:I thought about the bar exam today. Does this mean I'm not drinking enough?


Probably.

I'm really enjoying this whole not doing anything phase of my life. I wish my state's results didn't come out so soon; we find out in 11 days. :shock:

Whoa. I was always so mad my state takes forever but I'm kinda glad I'm not finding out in 11 days now that I think about it.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby sd5289 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:53 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
RaleighStClair wrote:
3|ink wrote:I thought about the bar exam today. Does this mean I'm not drinking enough?


Probably.

I'm really enjoying this whole not doing anything phase of my life. I wish my state's results didn't come out so soon; we find out in 11 days. :shock:

Whoa. I was always so mad my state takes forever but I'm kinda glad I'm not finding out in 11 days now that I think about it.


Except it's going to be just as bad when we're 11 days away and yet we waited 2-3 months for the moment... :|

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby RaleighStClair » Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:17 pm

sd5289 wrote:
Tiago Splitter wrote:
RaleighStClair wrote:
3|ink wrote:I thought about the bar exam today. Does this mean I'm not drinking enough?


Probably.

I'm really enjoying this whole not doing anything phase of my life. I wish my state's results didn't come out so soon; we find out in 11 days. :shock:

Whoa. I was always so mad my state takes forever but I'm kinda glad I'm not finding out in 11 days now that I think about it.


Except it's going to be just as bad when we're 11 days away and yet we waited 2-3 months for the moment... :|


Yeah it's a weird feeling. If I do have to retake, it's not like I'm going to start studying until November or so anyway. But of course I want to find out and move on with my life; just not quite yet.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby odoylerulez » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:38 pm

West Virginia's unofficial results are out, and I went through the list, and it appears the unofficial pass rate there is either 69% or 72% this time. (I don't know which, because in one spot it says there were 177 takers, in another it says 183, but 55 people failed.)

I don't know what the recent pass rates there have been, but looking at old percentages, this makes it seem like the difficulty/pass rate of this exam will fall in between what it was last summer and it what it was before the nationwide score decrease.

Makes me feel a little better.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby ReachTheBar79 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:03 pm

odoylerulez wrote:West Virginia's unofficial results are out, and I went through the list, and it appears the unofficial pass rate there is either 69% or 72% this time. (I don't know which, because in one spot it says there were 177 takers, in another it says 183, but 55 people failed.)

I don't know what the recent pass rates there have been, but looking at old percentages, this makes it seem like the difficulty/pass rate of this exam will fall in between what it was last summer and it what it was before the nationwide score decrease.

Makes me feel a little better.


I just looked at it. Although the list is in chronological order, some numbers are missing. Perhaps those missing numbers are from people who dropped out on exam day? 69% and 72% both seem low to me. I wish we knew the number of scaled points.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby odoylerulez » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:08 pm

Ok, I lied. WV had a 74% pass rate last year. So, percentages are down there by 2-5%. Great.

I don't know what the deal is with numbers being dropped off. I assume it's either no shows, or maybe people were given an option to remove themselves from the list before it was posted?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby kyle010723 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:13 pm

West Virginia Bar passage rate dropped from 74% (137/186) last year to 69% (122/177) this year... Now I am concerned...

ETA: it was 71% (133/188) in 2013

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby History_Buff » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:26 pm

kyle010723 wrote:West Virginia Bar passage rate dropped from 74% (137/186) last year to 69% (122/177) this year... Now I am concerned...

ETA: it was 71% (133/188) in 2013


So better than two years ago, but worse than last year. That's not too terrible. I'm using the 72% number for my own sanity.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Mountaineer4Life » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:03 pm

I took the WV bar, and they do allow you to "opt out"'of having your results posted online. That being said, there were a few people who didn't show for the exam as well. Because they give you an anonymous applicant number, I don't know anyone who opted out. Anything is possible though. Hope that helps.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby RaleighStClair » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:19 pm

Interesting. Honestly, 5% is a smaller decrease than I was expecting. WV basically administers the UBE right?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Mountaineer4Life » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:34 pm

I don't know anything about the UBE, but the breakdown in WV is 20% MPT, 30% essays, 50% MBE.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:01 am

I hate the bar exam

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby dsb83 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:17 am

Anyone got their book deposit back? I mailed mine the day after the exam (Texas) and am still waiting.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby lawdutch2015 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:20 am

Mountaineer4Life wrote:I don't know anything about the UBE, but the breakdown in WV is 20% MPT, 30% essays, 50% MBE.


I'm 99% sure that is the breakdown for the UBE as well.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby BVest » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:38 am

dsb83 wrote:Anyone got their book deposit back? I mailed mine the day after the exam (Texas) and am still waiting.


So I sent mine media mail back on Aug 4 and then went road tripping. I read someone's post above about getting a confirmation email from Barbri when their books arrived, so I tracked the package only to find that it left Dallas bound for Novi, MI on Aug 5 but has not been scanned since. I called USPS about it and they started a case for it. We'll see what happens.

Unfortunately I was too cheap to insure it (would have been like $2), so the most I can get out of them is $50. If it's completely lost I'll try to convince Barbri to send me my deposit anyway (what else could I have possibly put in a 34 lb package to Novi MI?) but I'm not very hopeful. Between this and leaving my backpack with my laptop on the roof of the car during my bar road trip, August was an expensive month for unanticipated losses.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby dsb83 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:54 am

BVest wrote:So I sent mine media mail back on Aug 4 and then went road tripping. I read someone's post above about getting a confirmation email from Barbri when their books arrived, so I tracked the package only to find that it left Dallas bound for Novi, MI on Aug 5 but has not been scanned since. I called USPS about it and they started a case for it. We'll see what happens.

Unfortunately I was too cheap to insure it (would have been like $2), so the most I can get out of them is $50. If it's completely lost I'll try to convince Barbri to send me my deposit anyway (what else could I have possibly put in a 34 lb package to Novi MI?) but I'm not very hopeful. Between this and leaving my backpack with my laptop on the roof of the car during my bar road trip, August was an expensive month for unanticipated losses.


Damn. I think I'm in the same boat. I sent them back media mail the day after the exam...ready to get rid of them and didn't really think about it. I didn't even save a tracking number. Hoping barbri is just backlogged and they're still processing things. It did say up to 75 days.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby buckythebadger » Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:12 pm

Wisconsins pass rate fell to 65% this year

Also, for those still freaking out. I was hitting 60-75% on barbris practice questions but got a 171 on julys MBE

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Danger Zone » Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:43 pm

buckythebadger wrote:Wisconsins pass rate fell to 65% this year

Also, for those still freaking out. I was hitting 60-75% on barbris practice questions but got a 171 on julys MBE

171?!

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby kyle010723 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:12 pm

buckythebadger wrote:Wisconsins pass rate fell to 65% this year

Also, for those still freaking out. I was hitting 60-75% on barbris practice questions but got a 171 on julys MBE


/jaw dropped...

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby BVest » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:01 pm

buckythebadger wrote:Wisconsins pass rate fell to 65% this year

Also, for those still freaking out. I was hitting 60-75% on barbris practice questions but got a 171 on julys MBE


Holy crap. I was in that same bracket for practice questions but I can guarantee I didn't put up a damn 171 on the real thing.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Greenandgold » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:13 pm

BVest wrote:
buckythebadger wrote:Wisconsins pass rate fell to 65% this year

Also, for those still freaking out. I was hitting 60-75% on barbris practice questions but got a 171 on julys MBE


Holy crap. I was in that same bracket for practice questions but I can guarantee I didn't put up a damn 171 on the real thing.


Don't worry BVest, just another two months until you can find out...

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby BVest » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:47 pm

Greenandgold wrote:
BVest wrote:
buckythebadger wrote:Wisconsins pass rate fell to 65% this year

Also, for those still freaking out. I was hitting 60-75% on barbris practice questions but got a 171 on julys MBE


Holy crap. I was in that same bracket for practice questions but I can guarantee I didn't put up a damn 171 on the real thing.


Don't worry BVest, just another two months until you can find out...


Maybe my books will have made it to Novi by then.




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