2017 DC Bar - July Edition

ConfusedL1
Posts: 202
Joined: Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:53 pm

Re: 2017 DC Bar - July Edition

Postby ConfusedL1 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:44 am

JustaQ wrote:So do we need a 133 minimum on the MBE and a 133 on the essays or just a 266 overall?


The MAX we can get on the essays (MPT and MEE) is 200 points. The Max we can get on the MBE is a 200 points. So, the real "minimum" we'd need on the MBE is a 66, but that assumes we got a perfect score on the essays.

JustaQ
Posts: 20
Joined: Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:44 pm

Re: 2017 DC Bar - July Edition

Postby JustaQ » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:38 am

ConfusedL1 wrote:
JustaQ wrote:So do we need a 133 minimum on the MBE and a 133 on the essays or just a 266 overall?


The MAX we can get on the essays (MPT and MEE) is 200 points. The Max we can get on the MBE is a 200 points. So, the real "minimum" we'd need on the MBE is a 66, but that assumes we got a perfect score on the essays.


Gotcha, thank you. So there is no threshold minimum that we HAVE to achieve in order to pass, besides the overall 266

lawDC2017
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:59 am

Re: 2017 DC Bar - July Edition

Postby lawDC2017 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:35 pm

Does anyone know when/where we will receive our admission tickets for the exam?

guyindfw1
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:26 pm

Re: 2017 DC Bar - July Edition

Postby guyindfw1 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:32 pm

lawDC2017 wrote:Does anyone know when/where we will receive our admission tickets for the exam?


I haven't gotten it yet. Anyone else?

pateshko
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:52 pm

Re: 2017 DC Bar - July Edition

Postby pateshko » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:02 am

lgp876 wrote:
RetakeFrenzy wrote:
lgp876 wrote:Hi guys, just chiming in.

I am taking the DC bar this July also. I failed VA twice but scored above 133 on the MBE both times, so I'm transferring my MBE score to DC in hopes that focusing only on the essays will help me get a passing score. Does anyone have any advice on which study materials to use for the MEEs and MPTs? I used Kaplan the first time and self studied with Adaptibar the second time. Totally clueless on what to use this time around since I'm not familiar with the UBE.


You likely already know this, but MPT is more important in DC than in other UBE jurisdictions.

In other UBE states like NY, the score breakdown is MBE (50%), MEE (30%), and MPT (20%).

But in DC, it is MBC (50%), MEE (25%), and MPT (25%).

Good luck :)



No, I had no idea about the MPT score in DC. Thought the breakdown was the same in all the UBE states. This gives me hope!

Thanks for sharing :)


This is obviously late since the exam is in 10 days but that breakdown is incorrect. I am not sure where you got the breakdown information from but it's stated in Chart 9 in the NCBE Guide 2017, page 30, that the breakdown in DC is 50-30-20: http://www.ncbex.org/pubs/bar-admission ... .html#p=42

RDA2930
Posts: 25
Joined: Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:29 pm

Re: 2017 DC Bar - July Edition

Postby RDA2930 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:55 pm

Admission tickets and instructions just went out via email.

Edit: holy crap, it says there are over 1,000 examinees. That's nuts. Highly recommend bringing a lunch if possible and keeping it in the "unsecured bag area" because there is not the ability to feed 1,000+ people in the convention center and immediate area.

User avatar
nmic
Posts: 58
Joined: Sun Dec 15, 2013 2:55 pm

Re: 2017 DC Bar - July Edition

Postby nmic » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:31 pm

RDA2930 wrote:Admission tickets and instructions just went out via email.

Edit: holy crap, it says there are over 1,000 examinees. That's nuts. Highly recommend bringing a lunch if possible and keeping it in the "unsecured bag area" because there is not the ability to feed 1,000+ people in the convention center and immediate area.


Some DC schools have lunch set up for their alumni so I'm guessing it won't be that crazy.




Return to “Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Asroma, Beercules and 21 guests