Wooglin1423 wrote:So New York was able to grade 11,000 bar exams quicker than Virginia can grade 1,900... Yep, that's a thing. I think there is a zero percent chance they don't already have the results right now.
I think it will be released Friday, because that was the arbitrary day they selected. It adds to the arbitrary & capriciousness of the whole process; gives it that due process flavor.
TBF, there are probably a lot more attorneys in NY to grade them.
Yeah, but working with 11,000 people has some more complexities to it than working with 2,000. It's besides the point though; the story I've always been told is that release dates are delayed because of the volume of people taking the exam. Hence why North Carolina released their results in August, but California does not have theirs until late November. And if the problem is as simple as adding extra-graders, why can't Virginia provide an adequate staff but New York can? Why can't we have staff proportional to theirs? New York was projected to release in mid-November. They came out one month early. How are they able to do 5 times the work in well under the deadline, and why is VA not copying that model?
My theory is, the exams are already finished. What are the odds VA was able to precisely estimate the date by which the exams would be ready for release? Do you really believe there is a conference room full of people right now with their sleeves rolled up sifting through the last 2 dozen stacks of exams, and that they will finally finish tallying the last few points just moments before the buzzer on Friday? I don't. My guess is they are already graded, and have been all week. But VA has a weird phobia for answering the phones ("provided no one call") so I imagine they will release on Friday, after the close of business hours, so they don't have to be inconvenienced with the sound of constant ringing.
It's all just speculation, maybe they really are just that good at making projections. Who the hell knows? I guess it doesn't matter.