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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby dreamofNYC » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:21 am

Considering MBEs are scored independently, is there any way to find out your MBE score before the official pass/fail decisions are released?

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby dreamofNYC » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:24 am

L_William_W wrote:1) Adaptibar is shit

2) I got a 149.3 MBE (albeit, on the 6th time I took the bar exam- three in NJ, three in NY. I passed each on the 3rd attempt). I finished at the bottom of my class and nearly got academically dismissed. I struggled through civ pro, though torts and con law were a breeze. The bar exam is curved. Unless you completely froze and fucked up, you'll be fine.


Which MBE are you talking about? The one everyone just took in Feb or some older MBE?

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby dreamofNYC » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:26 am

Considering MBEs are scored independently, is there any way to find out your MBE score before the official pass/fail decisions are released?

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby Jdsquared87 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:34 am

dreamofNYC wrote:Considering MBEs are scored independently, is there any way to find out your MBE score before the official pass/fail decisions are released?



Not that I'm aware of. I wish, that would at least calm some of the stress. Lol

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby Jdsquared87 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:12 am

dreamofNYC wrote:Considering MBEs are scored independently, is there any way to find out your MBE score before the official pass/fail decisions are released?



I'm not sure but I don't think so.

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby pfunkera » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:58 pm

dreamofNYC wrote:Considering MBEs are scored independently, is there any way to find out your MBE score before the official pass/fail decisions are released?


nope, if there was a way I would have my score. Waiting sucks.

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby dreamofNYC » Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:50 pm

pfunkera wrote:
dreamofNYC wrote:Considering MBEs are scored independently, is there any way to find out your MBE score before the official pass/fail decisions are released?


nope, if there was a way I would have my score. Waiting sucks.


Yeah looks like MBE are released when the state releases the results.

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby RCinDNA » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:33 am

dreamofNYC wrote:Considering MBEs are scored independently, is there any way to find out your MBE score before the official pass/fail decisions are released?


No, not that I am aware of.

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby Barexamny22 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:31 pm

I just completed the survey so that I would not get them again. That survey gives me anxiety. I really hope we all pass. The waiting is killing me.

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby dreamofNYC » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:29 pm

Barexamny22 wrote:I just completed the survey


What survey?

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby chicoalto0649 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:45 pm

RCinDNA wrote:
dreamofNYC wrote:Considering MBEs are scored independently, is there any way to find out your MBE score before the official pass/fail decisions are released?


No, not that I am aware of.


Slightly different question - would there be a way to learn whether the curve was more or less forgiving as results start to trickle in from different states? I'm not sure how other states report their results, but some mathy people might be able to figure something out, right?

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby RCinDNA » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:30 pm

chicoalto0649 wrote:
RCinDNA wrote:
dreamofNYC wrote:Considering MBEs are scored independently, is there any way to find out your MBE score before the official pass/fail decisions are released?


No, not that I am aware of.


Slightly different question - would there be a way to learn whether the curve was more or less forgiving as results start to trickle in from different states? I'm not sure how other states report their results, but some mathy people might be able to figure something out, right?


I think there is a way to do so but you would need a larger sample size than that which exists on these boards. I am also not sure of the methodology used by the NCBE - I hear that higher scorers benefit less from the curve generated by the adjustment process while lower scorers benefit more but not sure how you would calculate that since some states only release MBEs if you fail or apply to another state.

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby dreamofNYC » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:35 pm

Feb 2018 NC results expected around the 28th. The wait is killing me.

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby pfunkera » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:12 pm

chicoalto0649 wrote:
RCinDNA wrote:
dreamofNYC wrote:Considering MBEs are scored independently, is there any way to find out your MBE score before the official pass/fail decisions are released?


No, not that I am aware of.


Slightly different question - would there be a way to learn whether the curve was more or less forgiving as results start to trickle in from different states? I'm not sure how other states report their results, but some mathy people might be able to figure something out, right?


I found a thread on here where someone tracked all the results as they came in. Gave me an idea of where I wanted to be in my studying.

viewtopic.php?f=41&t=253509&start=833

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby dreamofNYC » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:50 pm

RCinDNA wrote:
dreamofNYC wrote:Considering MBEs are scored independently, is there any way to find out your MBE score before the official pass/fail decisions are released?


No, not that I am aware of.


So are the MBEs released on the same day the state releases the pass/fail decisions? In NC the results are sent out by the mail, which means 2 day delay in getting the letter in the mail. So I wonder if in the meantime I can check the MBE results by accessing my NCBE account?

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby Barexamny22 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:23 pm

dreamofNYC wrote:
Barexamny22 wrote:I just completed the survey


What survey?


NY Ba examiners send a survey prior to releasing the results. It is optional not mandatory, but if you don't fill it out they keep on e-mailing you the survey.

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby RCinDNA » Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:36 am

What do they ask you in this survey?

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby gladiator0flaw11 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:30 am

Barexamny22 wrote:
dreamofNYC wrote:
Barexamny22 wrote:I just completed the survey


What survey?


NY Ba examiners send a survey prior to releasing the results. It is optional not mandatory, but if you don't fill it out they keep on e-mailing you the survey.


Did you take the survey? Do you think it has any actual bearing on your score if you decide to take it or not? I wish there was a way to find out early, even if it was just the MBE score. NY will certainly wait until May.

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby gladiator0flaw11 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:31 am

Anyone think the survey is a good or bad sign? Does it matter if you completely ignore it? There has to be a better way to at least get MBE scores out there before the final release of P/F by the state. If not, they should consider charging a fee for expedition scores.

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby Barexamny22 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:18 am

RCinDNA wrote:What do they ask you in this survey?


They ask: what bar prep course did you use? how many hours a week did you study? how much did you pay for your bar prep course? and so on....just get it over and done with otherwise you will keep getting a email from the bar examiners every week until the results come out.

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby RCinDNA » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:42 am

Barexamny22 wrote:
RCinDNA wrote:What do they ask you in this survey?


They ask: what bar prep course did you use? how many hours a week did you study? how much did you pay for your bar prep course? and so on....just get it over and done with otherwise you will keep getting a email from the bar examiners every week until the results come out.


My state does not care about that. I never got a survey from them.

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby b290 » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:07 pm

Just in case you're wondering:

Results, state by state
https://deceptivelyblonde.com/bar-exam-results/

There's a link to past result release dates there too.

My $.02

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby deliriousxix » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:14 am

dreamofNYC wrote:Feb 2018 NC results expected around the 28th. The wait is killing me.


is that just a guess or did you hear that from someone?

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby L_William_W » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:14 am

I took the NY Bar exam in July 2014 and July 2017. The July 2014 exam was a nightmare. It was almost as if the exam was in German. I wouldn't go as far as calling the July 2017 exam a cakewalk, but it was MUCH easier than the July 2014 exam (granted, I was better prepared in 2017 and I was having health problems in 2014). They dumbed down the NY bar since so many people were failing. I don't remember getting these surveys in 2014.

Again, I had shitty grades in law school and got a 149.3 MBE in July 2017. I felt like I totally fucked up in civ pro and was very surprised at my MBE score.

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Re: MBE February 2018 Reactions..

Postby Youtalkingtome » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:25 pm

As of today, two states have posted Feb 2018 results on their websites:
Oklahoma with a pass rate of 63%. (Lowest pass rate in last 2.5 years from what I saw, which had previously ranged from 68% to 81%.)
West Virginia with a pass rate of 57%. (Limited info avail on WV prior pass rates, but it appears that WV prior pass rates have been in the low 60s to low 70s.) Looks like it could be a blood bath.



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