eatthebarforlunch wrote: Mickey1229 wrote: Ridgewood_53 wrote:
So I've taken the IL bar 3 times. I had a 149 LSAT score and graduated on time.
However I've not been able to pass. All 3 times I've gone up in score and this last time I was 10 points off.
Is that an insurmountable point gap?
I think I know a place where I can make up points but just wonder if I never had what it takes in the first place.
Anyone have a similar experience and pass? Quit?
July 2016: 266
Feb. 2017: 313
154 LSAT and a complete moron in law school. Trust me, there's hope.
Look at taking the bar in a different UBE state that has fewer applicants. The MPT and MEE are graded by the states so if you have less competition you will fall higher on the scale and then transfer your UBE to the state that you want.
I would suggest taking it in a state with MORE applicants, where the curve will be more forgiving. The is especially true in a state like NY, where many of the other applicants are LLM students, who may not be writing in their native language.
The wider range of answers also allows you to stand out more, because each grader will be reading more essays on average than graders in states will fewer applicants. I also found that the state with a larger pool was more forgiving when you run out of time or have to make up answers. In a larger state, the spectrum of answers is larger, including some blanks for those who didn't finish.
I've done both (I took NY before it was UBE, and I've taken a taken a state with very few applicants). The larger state had a much more forgiving curve, even though I thought my answers were actually better in the small state.