July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby lovesthelaw » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:39 pm

Do you guys have anything in your Atlas accounts???

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby jts723 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:40 pm

lovesthelaw wrote:Do you guys have anything in your Atlas accounts???

Not yet.

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby jts723 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:43 pm

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby BVest » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:43 pm

Looks like 2124 examinees passed. An increase of 26 over last year. The rest of the stats will have to wait though.

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:48 pm

BVest wrote:Looks like 2124 examinees passed. An increase of 26 over last year. The rest of the stats will have to wait though.

Do you know when the school pass % will come out?

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby illegally_blonde » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:48 pm

I guess it’ll take them a while to upload everything to ATLAS. Mine still doesn’t have anything on it.

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby BVest » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:49 pm

TheJanitor6203 wrote:
BVest wrote:Looks like 2124 examinees passed. An increase of 26 over last year. The rest of the stats will have to wait though.

Do you know when the school pass % will come out?


Nope. I feel like it took a day or two in the past, but don't recall for sure. My count of passing examinees was based on a ctrl-f for "(" on the pass list (each examinee had one open paren and there were none in the preambulatory section).

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby TheJanitor6203 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:00 pm

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby TheWalrus » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:01 pm

I'm one of the people with a star because apparently I have not yet "Satisfaction of the requirement of present good moral character and fitness for admission to the Bar." Anyone know how to fix that?

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Estecontre » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:05 pm

OMG GOD!!! I had a friend text my co-worker to tell me to turn on my phone earlier than I expected....I PASSED!!!!!!! After three tries finally!!!!

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Puffman1234 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:06 pm

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby washed out » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:07 pm

BVest wrote:
TheJanitor6203 wrote:
BVest wrote:Looks like 2124 examinees passed. An increase of 26 over last year. The rest of the stats will have to wait though.

Do you know when the school pass % will come out?


Nope. I feel like it took a day or two in the past, but don't recall for sure. My count of passing examinees was based on a ctrl-f for "(" on the pass list (each examinee had one open paren and there were none in the preambulatory section).


The breakdown of pass/fail %s by takers/law school was published the same day as my results from the Feb 2016 exam. I remember because my colleagues took me to happy hour that night and I remember telling them about the low overall passage rate, which I read from the %s published shortly after the results.

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby TexasRepeater » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:11 pm

Passed on my third try. Congrats to those who passed. If you failed, take a few weeks off, regroup and start again. Don't let this defeat you.

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby P_S_Law » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:17 pm

Congrats to everyone that passed. I passed with total score of 750.
For those who came short this time around, please keep fighting the good fight, don't ever give up in life!

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby boogerrr » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:23 pm

Estecontre wrote:OMG GOD!!! I had a friend text my co-worker to tell me to turn on my phone earlier than I expected....I PASSED!!!!!!! After three tries finally!!!!



CONGRATS!!!! Sooooo happy for you!!! Your posts really makes me feel better every time I doubted my essays. Thank you so much for everything!

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby ilovelacroix » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:23 pm

Does anyone know if there is a different official ceremony in Dallas besides the one in Austin? I'm not sure how this whole swearing in/oath thing works when you aren't able to go down to Austin b/c of work.

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby TXBar2017 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:24 pm

Puffman1234 wrote:Total Score: 824
MBE Scaled Score: 166.9



Thats top score territory good shit!

Overall: 799
MBE: 169

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby washed out » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:29 pm

ilovelacroix wrote:Does anyone know if there is a different official ceremony in Dallas besides the one in Austin? I'm not sure how this whole swearing in/oath thing works when you aren't able to go down to Austin b/c of work.


Do you know any judges in Dallas who will administer the oath? If not, just call a court clerk, tell them your situation, and try to set up an appointment. Local bar associations also do this, so contact them next.

Edit: this is from 2015:

The Dallas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is co-sponsoring a swearing-in ceremony with the Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Association of Young Lawyers at 4 p.m. November 17 at the Belo Mansion & Pavilion, 2101 Ross Ave. The ceremony is open to all individuals who passed the July Texas bar exam and successfully completed all other necessary requirements. Families of newly licensed attorneys are encouraged to attend. Judge David Godbey of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, and Justice Douglas Lang of the 5th District Court of Appeals of Texas will conduct the ceremony. Parking is available for a small fee. Business attire is suggested. RSVP (required) to Cherie Harris (cherieh@dayl.com).


https://blog.texasbar.com/2015/10/artic ... eremonies/

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby ilovelacroix » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:58 pm

washed out wrote:
ilovelacroix wrote:Does anyone know if there is a different official ceremony in Dallas besides the one in Austin? I'm not sure how this whole swearing in/oath thing works when you aren't able to go down to Austin b/c of work.


Do you know any judges in Dallas who will administer the oath? If not, just call a court clerk, tell them your situation, and try to set up an appointment. Local bar associations also do this, so contact them next.

Edit: this is from 2015:

The Dallas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is co-sponsoring a swearing-in ceremony with the Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Association of Young Lawyers at 4 p.m. November 17 at the Belo Mansion & Pavilion, 2101 Ross Ave. The ceremony is open to all individuals who passed the July Texas bar exam and successfully completed all other necessary requirements. Families of newly licensed attorneys are encouraged to attend. Judge David Godbey of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, and Justice Douglas Lang of the 5th District Court of Appeals of Texas will conduct the ceremony. Parking is available for a small fee. Business attire is suggested. RSVP (required) to Cherie Harris (cherieh@dayl.com).


https://blog.texasbar.com/2015/10/artic ... eremonies/


Awesome thanks man. I'm sure there's a similar one this year.

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby GarnetTheLawDiva » Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:59 pm

WOW! I passed!!!! Congratulations everyone!

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby lawlaw08 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:30 pm

Estecontre wrote:OMG GOD!!! I had a friend text my co-worker to tell me to turn on my phone earlier than I expected....I PASSED!!!!!!! After three tries finally!!!!


CONGRATS! Like someone else said, your posts really helped me get through the wait. SO HAPPY FOR YOU. I PASSED AS WELLLLLLL

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby lawlaw08 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:31 pm

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Not pretty but IDGAF. LOL I knew the essays would have had to carry me and THEY DID. SO HAPPY.

For everyone who didn't, I have no doubt that you guys will get the same news in May. NO DOUBT.

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Thrive » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:34 pm

Estecontre wrote:OMG GOD!!! I had a friend text my co-worker to tell me to turn on my phone earlier than I expected....I PASSED!!!!!!! After three tries finally!!!!


Super happy for you. Thanks for your help throughout the process. What a relief, right?

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby randomguy89 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:36 pm

Estecontre wrote:OMG GOD!!! I had a friend text my co-worker to tell me to turn on my phone earlier than I expected....I PASSED!!!!!!! After three tries finally!!!!


Congratulations! I can’t imagine having to go through this even twice, much less three times (and I fully admit that me passing involved a lot of dumb luck given how unprepared I was). But you persevered through all that hell and of course you made it!

Your insights about the essay grading really helped calm my nerves and you were just a big help in general, so thanks!!! Congrats again!

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Re: July 2017 Texas Bar Exam

Postby BVest » Thu Nov 02, 2017 2:38 pm

ilovelacroix wrote:Does anyone know if there is a different official ceremony in Dallas besides the one in Austin? I'm not sure how this whole swearing in/oath thing works when you aren't able to go down to Austin b/c of work.

DAYL usually does one. Watch their website.

Tarrant County has already posted about theirs: https://blog.texasbar.com/2017/10/artic ... -ceremony/




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