Anyone Take the FL Single Day Bar Exam?

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Anyone Take the FL Single Day Bar Exam?

Postby SowhatsNU » Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:13 am

Hi Everyone,

I’m currently barred in NY, and read that if you sit for the FL bar within two years of the date you sat for a different bar (and passed) you only have to take the FL section and your UBE scores will transfer.

Has anyone done this? What was the process like? Any info you could provide would be quite helpful.

Thanks!

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Re: Anyone Take the FL Single Day Bar Exam?

Postby Smiddywesson » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:49 am

SowhatsNU wrote:Hi Everyone,

I’m currently barred in NY, and read that if you sit for the FL bar within two years of the date you sat for a different bar (and passed) you only have to take the FL section and your UBE scores will transfer.

Has anyone done this? What was the process like? Any info you could provide would be quite helpful.

Thanks!


Aside from what's available on the Bar web site, you could benefit from the Florida thread. The grades are coming in right now, and people are discussing in detail how the Florida part of the test is graded and scaled. It's exactly what you need. viewtopic.php?f=41&t=248152

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Re: Anyone Take the FL Single Day Bar Exam?

Postby SilvermanBarPrep » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:59 am

Here is all of the relevant information:

https://www.floridabarexam.org/web/webs ... EF00608534

In short, yes, this is allowable but you'll need to have scored at least a 136 scaled on the MBE and it needs to be within 25 months of when you pass part A of the Florida exam. Could definitely be a good move for many with the one caveat that I've seen it mentioned in a few different places that statistically it is slightly easier to pass the exam when taking both parts due to averaging of scores.

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Re: Anyone Take the FL Single Day Bar Exam?

Postby FLBAR0718 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:50 am

I took the FL only section. I was working at the time and only had two weeks to study. I did well on MBE, so it was a risky decision, but it worked out in the end.

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Re: Anyone Take the FL Single Day Bar Exam?

Postby SowhatsNU » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:54 pm

FLBAR0718 wrote:I took the FL only section. I was working at the time and only had two weeks to study. I did well on MBE, so it was a risky decision, but it worked out in the end.


Thanks! How’d you study? Did you take off two weeks and cram before the exam? I’m thinking I’d have about two-three months and was hoping 2-3 hours would be okay.

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Re: Anyone Take the FL Single Day Bar Exam?

Postby FLBAR0718 » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:11 am

SowhatsNU wrote:
FLBAR0718 wrote:I took the FL only section. I was working at the time and only had two weeks to study. I did well on MBE, so it was a risky decision, but it worked out in the end.


Thanks! How’d you study? Did you take off two weeks and cram before the exam? I’m thinking I’d have about two-three months and was hoping 2-3 hours would be okay.


I didn’t cram as much as I should have during my two weeks off. I did 5-6 hours a day during those two weeks. I mainly focused on the areas where FL law differs greatly from federal law.

However, I did watch all the videos for all of the sections being covered.

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Re: Anyone Take the FL Single Day Bar Exam?

Postby SowhatsNU » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:44 am

FLBAR0718 wrote:
SowhatsNU wrote:
FLBAR0718 wrote:I took the FL only section. I was working at the time and only had two weeks to study. I did well on MBE, so it was a risky decision, but it worked out in the end.


Thanks! How’d you study? Did you take off two weeks and cram before the exam? I’m thinking I’d have about two-three months and was hoping 2-3 hours would be okay.


I didn’t cram as much as I should have during my two weeks off. I did 5-6 hours a day during those two weeks. I mainly focused on the areas where FL law differs greatly from federal law.

However, I did watch all the videos for all of the sections being covered.


Which videos? Did you use barbri?

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Re: Anyone Take the FL Single Day Bar Exam?

Postby JDlaw17 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:44 am

FLBAR071 how did you study that area (i.e. Barbri)?

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Re: Anyone Take the FL Single Day Bar Exam?

Postby FLBAR0718 » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:02 pm

I used a mix of Barbri and Themis. I watched the videos and just reviewed the condensed outlines.

I watched all of the videos besides federal civ pro I think.



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