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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby I10attorney » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:27 am

Wishing everyone the best!!

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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby BasilHallward » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:44 am

The scores are in your BLE account. Good luck!

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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby BigCityDreams » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:11 am

I passed the exam!!!

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Postby OMLS48 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:44 am

Passed.

Total Score: 760
MBE: 158.1

Surreal typing this post out, after reading others' for years. What a ride.

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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby blair.waldorf » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:59 am

Anyone know when the pass list becomes public

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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Nybar2015 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:03 am

I got my results and failed the exam. My total score was 606. I just feel terrible and really need some help. I have mentioned my scores below and would really appreciate your insights as to how to improve in all the sections. I have only been using second hand barbri books and nothing more. Is there any other material to substitute for MBE preparation and Texas Essays. I thought the barbri Texas essays material was not that great as they just copied all the sample answers instead of breaking it down. Also its my mistake that I did not do enough MBE questions and I shall really work on it this time. Passers please guide as to how you prepared for the exam. Thank you
P/E – 114.3, MPT – 123.1, MBE – 110.8, Essays – 132.9

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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Guccifer91 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:07 am

I passed homies; I passed. By a good margin too. I can solomnly swear I was not totally sober for any part of it either. #GodBless

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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Adverselypossessed » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:15 am

Did not pass, again. I think I'm finished.

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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby BasilHallward » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:21 am

Nybar2015 wrote:I got my results and failed the exam. My total score was 606. I just feel terrible and really need some help. I have mentioned my scores below and would really appreciate your insights as to how to improve in all the sections. I have only been using second hand barbri books and nothing more. Is there any other material to substitute for MBE preparation and Texas Essays. I thought the barbri Texas essays material was not that great as they just copied all the sample answers instead of breaking it down. Also its my mistake that I did not do enough MBE questions and I shall really work on it this time. Passers please guide as to how you prepared for the exam. Thank you
P/E – 114.3, MPT – 123.1, MBE – 110.8, Essays – 132.9



How/where did you get an individual breakdown of your scores like that?

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Postby Baaah » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:29 am

blair.waldorf wrote:Anyone know when the pass list becomes public


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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Guccifer91 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:31 am

Adverselypossessed wrote:Did not pass, again. I think I'm finished.


Any improvement or insights from the scorecard? You will not be giving up here man

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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Adverselypossessed » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:37 am

Guccifer91 wrote:
Adverselypossessed wrote:Did not pass, again. I think I'm finished.


Any improvement or insights from the scorecard? You will not be giving up here man

I thought Feb 2018 was my last attempt at this but when I got results and missed by such a narrow margin (668) I got angry/ hopeful and reapplied. My score for this July was astronomically worse. The tough part is, I felt much better about my performance in July.

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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby R808488000416 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:39 am

BasilHallward wrote:
Nybar2015 wrote:I got my results and failed the exam. My total score was 606. I just feel terrible and really need some help. I have mentioned my scores below and would really appreciate your insights as to how to improve in all the sections. I have only been using second hand barbri books and nothing more. Is there any other material to substitute for MBE preparation and Texas Essays. I thought the barbri Texas essays material was not that great as they just copied all the sample answers instead of breaking it down. Also its my mistake that I did not do enough MBE questions and I shall really work on it this time. Passers please guide as to how you prepared for the exam. Thank you
P/E – 114.3, MPT – 123.1, MBE – 110.8, Essays – 132.9


I really feel for you.. it must be extremely frustrating. If I were you, I'd focus almost exclusively on the MBE.. your other scores are good enough to pass. Read outlines for the MBE topics and do as many practice questions/timed practice exams as you can. Hang in there, and best of luck to you.

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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Nybar2015 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:47 am

BasilHallward wrote:
Nybar2015 wrote:I got my results and failed the exam. My total score was 606. I just feel terrible and really need some help. I have mentioned my scores below and would really appreciate your insights as to how to improve in all the sections. I have only been using second hand barbri books and nothing more. Is there any other material to substitute for MBE preparation and Texas Essays. I thought the barbri Texas essays material was not that great as they just copied all the sample answers instead of breaking it down. Also its my mistake that I did not do enough MBE questions and I shall really work on it this time. Passers please guide as to how you prepared for the exam. Thank you
P/E – 114.3, MPT – 123.1, MBE – 110.8, Essays – 132.9



How/where did you get an individual breakdown of your scores like that?



I think they only post it to failed candidates.

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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Guccifer91 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:00 pm

Adverselypossessed wrote:
Guccifer91 wrote:
Adverselypossessed wrote:Did not pass, again. I think I'm finished.


Any improvement or insights from the scorecard? You will not be giving up here man

I thought Feb 2018 was my last attempt at this but when I got results and missed by such a narrow margin (668) I got angry/ hopeful and reapplied. My score for this July was astronomically worse. The tough part is, I felt much better about my performance in July.


I felt awful about how I did. You can see the posts earlier in this thread; I was sure I failed. What I did was write a lot of BS for the essays(focus: Irac and word count); have the past answers read for the essays in totality from BLE website; have the PE past answers memorized cold; and chug away at MBE. Redoing MBE will help immensely; you’re unlikely to remember answers. If you want to email me: gucci9020108@gmail.com... I have some resources/study materials that helped me self study for this. Maybe they can help you for your retake in February

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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Adverselypossessed » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:22 pm

Guccifer91 wrote:
Adverselypossessed wrote:
Guccifer91 wrote:
Adverselypossessed wrote:Did not pass, again. I think I'm finished.


Any improvement or insights from the scorecard? You will not be giving up here man

I thought Feb 2018 was my last attempt at this but when I got results and missed by such a narrow margin (668) I got angry/ hopeful and reapplied. My score for this July was astronomically worse. The tough part is, I felt much better about my performance in July.


I felt awful about how I did. You can see the posts earlier in this thread; I was sure I failed. What I did was write a lot of BS for the essays(focus: Irac and word count); have the past answers read for the essays in totality from BLE website; have the PE past answers memorized cold; and chug away at MBE. Redoing MBE will help immensely; you’re unlikely to remember answers. If you want to email me: gucci9020108@gmail.com... I have some resources/study materials that helped me self study for this. Maybe they can help you for your retake in February


Thanks, I was planning on taking the UBE this Feb but now I'm not sure as my TX scores have been better in Feb than July. I may take you up on the resources after the sting has worn off.

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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby TXLaw2018 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:30 pm

I passed! Still can't believe it. :D

Awesome support from this Forum guys. Can't thank you enough. This was my second attempt. Failed back in Feb2016. Could not dedicate enough time to study at that time and this is a whole different animal from my previous BAR experience (which was around 15 years ago). I am foreign educated attorney with a U.S. Common law LLM. Used BARBRI back in 2016 and this go round. I can honestly say that I pretty much ONLY used Barbri and followed the course to the tees. 80% something completion...

Folks who failed, don't give up. Get back and dust it off...I know it is easier said than done...especially now after just receiving bad news...but calm down, breath and get back to grind.

You will succeed!

PM me if you want any tips or have questions. Happy to help anytime.

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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Adverselypossessed » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:17 pm

Nybar2015 wrote:I got my results and failed the exam. My total score was 606. I just feel terrible and really need some help. I have mentioned my scores below and would really appreciate your insights as to how to improve in all the sections. I have only been using second hand barbri books and nothing more. Is there any other material to substitute for MBE preparation and Texas Essays. I thought the barbri Texas essays material was not that great as they just copied all the sample answers instead of breaking it down. Also its my mistake that I did not do enough MBE questions and I shall really work on it this time. Passers please guide as to how you prepared for the exam. Thank you
P/E – 114.3, MPT – 123.1, MBE – 110.8, Essays – 132.9


Hey Nybar 2015,
I'm too new to the thread to respond to pm, can I email you?

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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Electricella » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:28 pm

I passed!!!! Can't believe it!
The Joe Seperac calculator was wrong thank God:)

Congrats to all who have passed, and courage to all who will pass next time!

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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby rodmanhust » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:37 pm

Likely Wednesday.

blair.waldorf wrote:Anyone know when the pass list becomes public

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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby OMLS48 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:49 pm

Electricella wrote:I passed!!!! Can't believe it!
The Joe Seperac calculator was wrong thank God:)

Congrats to all who have passed, and courage to all who will pass next time!


So happy for you, Electricella. Congrats!

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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Electricella » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:51 pm

Thank you!
Likewise, congrats, OMLS48!!
You deserved it and you did it 8) 8) 8)
OMLS48 wrote:So happy for you, Electricella. Congrats!

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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby MBernard » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:13 pm

Nybar2015 wrote:I got my results and failed the exam. My total score was 606. I just feel terrible and really need some help. I have mentioned my scores below and would really appreciate your insights as to how to improve in all the sections. I have only been using second hand barbri books and nothing more. Is there any other material to substitute for MBE preparation and Texas Essays. I thought the barbri Texas essays material was not that great as they just copied all the sample answers instead of breaking it down. Also its my mistake that I did not do enough MBE questions and I shall really work on it this time. Passers please guide as to how you prepared for the exam. Thank you
P/E – 114.3, MPT – 123.1, MBE – 110.8, Essays – 132.9


Agree with the other posters; boning up on the MBE will help you a lot. I’d reccomend putting out the money and purchasing Adaptibar and Emmanuel’s Strategies and Tactics. 50 questions a day and review your answers. I like to keep a log of what I got wrong and then I write out the correct answer w/explanation. It helps a lot.

I’ve done self-study using old Barbri materials for Ca and TX and I don’t think you need to pay for a bar course. For the essays I’d try and do at least 2 a day and also read 4 condensed outlines (two state specific subjects and two MBE subjects). Do a TX P&E test every other day and a MPT maybe once a week.

That’s basically the schedule I kept myself on for Feb and I passed. TX is tough because it feels like a marathon and there’s a ton of material. I’ve done both TX and Ca, TX is exhausting and I still feel like it’s worse despite the fact Ca grades harder and has a higher MBE req. Best of luck man, TX is tough but it’s beatable.

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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby Nybar2015 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:02 pm

MBernard wrote:
Nybar2015 wrote:I got my results and failed the exam. My total score was 606. I just feel terrible and really need some help. I have mentioned my scores below and would really appreciate your insights as to how to improve in all the sections. I have only been using second hand barbri books and nothing more. Is there any other material to substitute for MBE preparation and Texas Essays. I thought the barbri Texas essays material was not that great as they just copied all the sample answers instead of breaking it down. Also its my mistake that I did not do enough MBE questions and I shall really work on it this time. Passers please guide as to how you prepared for the exam. Thank you
P/E – 114.3, MPT – 123.1, MBE – 110.8, Essays – 132.9


Agree with the other posters; boning up on the MBE will help you a lot. I’d reccomend putting out the money and purchasing Adaptibar and Emmanuel’s Strategies and Tactics. 50 questions a day and review your answers. I like to keep a log of what I got wrong and then I write out the correct answer w/explanation. It helps a lot.

I’ve done self-study using old Barbri materials for Ca and TX and I don’t think you need to pay for a bar course. For the essays I’d try and do at least 2 a day and also read 4 condensed outlines (two state specific subjects and two MBE subjects). Do a TX P&E test every other day and a MPT maybe once a week.

That’s basically the schedule I kept myself on for Feb and I passed. TX is tough because it feels like a marathon and there’s a ton of material. I’ve done both TX and Ca, TX is exhausting and I still feel like it’s worse despite the fact Ca grades harder and has a higher MBE req. Best of luck man, TX is tough but it’s beatable.


Thank you so much for your advice. I really want to pass it in Feb 2019. As suggested, I will surely do adpatibar and emmanuel for MBE. Do you have suggestions for TX essays - BARBRI or TX BLE?? Only problem with TX ble answers are that they have 2 answers for every question and to go through so much material is exhausting. I know there is no easy way to the Bar exam but I just want to know which essay material is good for practice purpose - BARBRI or TX BLE answers????

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Re: July 2018 Texas Bar Exam

Postby MBernard » Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:44 pm

Nybar2015 wrote: Thank you so much for your advice. I really want to pass it in Feb 2019. As suggested, I will surely do adpatibar and emmanuel for MBE. Do you have suggestions for TX essays - BARBRI or TX BLE?? Only problem with TX ble answers are that they have 2 answers for every question and to go through so much material is exhausting. I know there is no easy way to the Bar exam but I just want to know which essay material is good for practice purpose - BARBRI or TX BLE answers????


I went with the TX BLE answers and looking back I’d still reccomend that. Barbri’s model answers are extremely detailed but in my opinion it’s unrealistic that an examinee will be able to go into that level of extraction in 30 minutes. The BLE has past exams dating back to 2000 so you definitely have a wealth of material to work with; plus, the BLE typically posts good model answers (answers that are passing or above). I think it’s fine to just go through one model BLE answer, maybe you can just scan the others to see if anyone included an extra issue or something ancillary.

One thing to be wary of is that *sometimes* the BLE will post a crap answer with an incorrect rule statement or an incorrect conclusion but that’s more atypical.

In my opinion the best thing about the Barbri book is that they have categorized the crossover essays. The BLE almost never tests Bankruptcy and Federal Income Tax but Barbri has collected those crossover essay examples and made it more accessible (otherwise you’d have to dig through examination years to see how those subjects are tested).

I’ll be brushing up on TX specific law now that I’m done with the Ca bar so I’ll probably be more active when the TX Feb 2019 thread gets going.



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