July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread - Results Are Here!!!

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Slytherpuff » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:51 pm

Sprout wrote:You guys I'm going to fail this exam :cry:

No you aren't! You've got this! Just keep working and do as many MBE questions as you have time for.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Sprout » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:17 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:
Sprout wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:Anyone have any insight into the Albany locations?:
Empire State Plaza Convention Hall
versus
Albany Capital Center

TYIA!

Did you get your location email already?


no---and sry for any confusion as to that!
there was a message in my themis inbox today that the nyble site has been updated in anticipation of the email later this week:
http://www.nybarexam.org/ExamSites/ExamSites.htm

No worries lol not your fault that I'm neurotic (and called...lady said the same thing. Usually this week or next at the latest.)

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby kcjlo10 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:53 pm

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Howl » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:27 pm

Sorry if this question has been asked before, but for out-of-staters, can we choose anywhere other than Albany or Buffalo?? I'd much rather take it in Saratoga Springs...

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Postby lolabear727 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:38 pm

Howl wrote:Sorry if this question has been asked before, but for out-of-staters, can we choose anywhere other than Albany or Buffalo?? I'd much rather take it in Saratoga Springs...



Yes. If other locations are available you can choose the available ones. It is usually the city locations that people fight for.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Howl » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:05 pm

lolabear727 wrote:
Howl wrote:Sorry if this question has been asked before, but for out-of-staters, can we choose anywhere other than Albany or Buffalo?? I'd much rather take it in Saratoga Springs...


Yes. If other locations are available you can choose the available ones. It is usually the city locations that people fight for.


Awesome, thank you! The NYBOLE website made it sound like Albany or Buffalo were our only choices, so I panicked.

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Postby cnk1220 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:59 pm

Howl wrote:
lolabear727 wrote:
Howl wrote:Sorry if this question has been asked before, but for out-of-staters, can we choose anywhere other than Albany or Buffalo?? I'd much rather take it in Saratoga Springs...


Yes. If other locations are available you can choose the available ones. It is usually the city locations that people fight for.


Awesome, thank you! The NYBOLE website made it sound like Albany or Buffalo were our only choices, so I panicked.



Yeah I think that's a misprint, Saratoga is listed as an option, the upstate locations are easier to get than nyc so you should be good to go with getting Saratoga, good luck!

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Jon_Snow » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:06 pm

Does anyone (esp. previous exam takers) know about the White Plains location?

I'm slated to get priority in one of the Manhattan locations but think it might be worth it to just drive up to White Plains. It'll take me roughly the same amount of time to get to all 3 locations with traffic.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby cnk1220 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:50 pm

Jon_Snow wrote:Does anyone (esp. previous exam takers) know about the White Plains location?

I'm slated to get priority in one of the Manhattan locations but think it might be worth it to just drive up to White Plains. It'll take me roughly the same amount of time to get to all 3 locations with traffic.



The only thing I've heard about WP is- it was a handwrite only location for Feb. 2017. I wanted WP because it was closer than Albany for me and at the time I was driving up from out of state but it wasn't listed as an option for me to choose when the test site location email came out because I had registered as a laptop applicant.

Not sure if it'll be different for July but I would call BOLE and ask- that way you can have an idea for hotel locations if that applies.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Bass » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:00 am

Dumb question from a foreign candidate but is there moderation for MBE or MEE / MPT? I.e. do you have to actually score 67% to pass or will the scores be adjusted upwards if the sitter population does exceptionally bad as a cohort? 8)

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Sprout » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:23 am

Bass wrote:Dumb question from a foreign candidate but is there moderation for MBE or MEE / MPT? I.e. do you have to actually score 67% to pass or will the scores be adjusted upwards if the sitter population does exceptionally bad as a cohort? 8)

The bar is a curved exam, no? So it will depend on how everyone else does I'm pretty sure?
edit: I don't think the MBE is tho
edit again: I really don't know and shouldn't have responded to this, sorry

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby lolabear727 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:54 am

Bass wrote:Dumb question from a foreign candidate but is there moderation for MBE or MEE / MPT? I.e. do you have to actually score 67% to pass or will the scores be adjusted upwards if the sitter population does exceptionally bad as a cohort? 8)


For the UBE, you should shoot for 133 on each section at the very least. You need 266 (for NY) for the whole thing. Obviously more/less on each can balance to the 266. So if you get a 124 on the MBE, but still get a 142 on the written portion (MPT/MEE) you will pass. There is NOT a % that you are required to hit. The total amount of points you get needs to add to 266.
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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby lolabear727 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:55 am

lolabear727 wrote:
Bass wrote:Dumb question from a foreign candidate but is there moderation for MBE or MEE / MPT? I.e. do you have to actually score 67% to pass or will the scores be adjusted upwards if the sitter population does exceptionally bad as a cohort? 8)


For the UBE, you should shoot for 133 on each section at the very least. You need 266 (for NY) for the whole thing. Obviously more/less on each can balance to the 266. So if you get a 124 on the MBE, but still get a 142 on the written portion (MPT/MEE) you will pass. There is NOT a % that you are required to hit. The total amount of points you get needs to add to 266.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby lolabear727 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:58 am

Any of those lovely seat selection emails come out to in-staters today?? I'm hoping not until tomorrow. I'm an out-of-stater and I'll be in court all tomorrow morning and will be screwed with Albany or Buffalo if y'all get yours today.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby MrT » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:33 am

Sprout wrote:
Bass wrote:Dumb question from a foreign candidate but is there moderation for MBE or MEE / MPT? I.e. do you have to actually score 67% to pass or will the scores be adjusted upwards if the sitter population does exceptionally bad as a cohort? 8)

The bar is a curved exam, no? So it will depend on how everyone else does I'm pretty sure?
edit: I don't think the MBE is tho
edit again: I really don't know and shouldn't have responded to this, sorry

MBE is curved. Your raw score will be adjusted upward (I don't think it's possible to be adjusted negatively). Only 175 of the 200 questions are graded.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Slytherpuff » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:01 pm

No in-state location emails yet. Maybe it'll end up being next week!

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby OutoftheWoods » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:13 pm

Slytherpuff wrote:No in-state location emails yet. Maybe it'll end up being next week!


That's no good either. Just PLEASE NOT FRIDAY. so I don't have to check my emails constantly over the weekend.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby SplitMyPants » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:36 pm

Tracking number says that my handwriting sample made it to Albany today and was delivered. Should I expect any type of confirmation from the NYBLE, or no?

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Postby Yazzzay » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:56 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:Tracking number says that my handwriting sample made it to Albany today and was delivered. Should I expect any type of confirmation from the NYBLE, or no?


I got an email titled "NYS Bar Exam Proofs Received and Approved" once the school certification & handwriting sample was recieved, saying I was approved to sit for July 2017. Can anyone confirm if they got any further emails or is that it?

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby gladiator0flaw11 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:13 pm

Anyone get their location ticket yet? NYC has new location with Chelsea Piers, I wonder how they'll split it up. Also it's a bit late for accommodations right? thanks

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Slytherpuff » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:39 pm

No locations out yet.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Bass » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:22 pm

Yazzzay wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:Tracking number says that my handwriting sample made it to Albany today and was delivered. Should I expect any type of confirmation from the NYBLE, or no?


I got an email titled "NYS Bar Exam Proofs Received and Approved" once the school certification & handwriting sample was recieved, saying I was approved to sit for July 2017. Can anyone confirm if they got any further emails or is that it?


Yes but it was an unrelated email encouraging early cancellation and giving a refund if the sitter is unable to attend the exam. It's titled "Automatic Credit of Examination Fee for Withdrawal by Friday, May 26 2017 at Noon". 8)

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby PanickingBarTaker » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:40 am

Yazzzay wrote:
SplitMyPants wrote:Tracking number says that my handwriting sample made it to Albany today and was delivered. Should I expect any type of confirmation from the NYBLE, or no?


I got an email titled "NYS Bar Exam Proofs Received and Approved" once the school certification & handwriting sample was recieved, saying I was approved to sit for July 2017. Can anyone confirm if they got any further emails or is that it?



I got mine two weeks back and it only stated they received transcripts and a separate email saying i was approved for all and ready to sit the exam. No mention of the handwriting sample but the school administrator reassured me all is good and no need for them to mentione every single document they received. Hope this helps.

Anyone else panicking about location assignments and seating tickets like I am :s ??

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby OutoftheWoods » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:41 pm

Not panicking, just frustrated. It's already ridiculous it takes this long to get our locations (less than 2 months before the test), and for it to be delayed any more is insane.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby lolabear727 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:48 pm

OutoftheWoods wrote:Not panicking, just frustrated. It's already ridiculous it takes this long to get our locations (less than 2 months before the test), and for it to be delayed any more is insane.


Agreed!



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