Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The July 2014 Bar Exam Results: The Two Day Florida Substantive Subjects and Writing Essay Seminar Will be Held in Miami on December 6th and 7th

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Bar Professors will hold a two day Florida Substantive Subjects and Writing Essay Seminar in Miami on December 6th and 7th.
This two day intensive seminar is for first time bar takers, repeat bar takers, foreign educated lawyers and any person looking to improve on his/her Florida essays for the Florida Bar Examination. This seminar will address writing and substantive subjects on the exam. “Special” emphasis will be placed on the newly added substantive essay subjects.

The Seminar will be conducted by multiple law professors who have taught in several Florida law schools on the Florida bar exam. All of the professors are experienced trial litigators. The Seminar will cover and include:

• Structure and Organization of Answers
• Issue Recognition and Development
• Factual Incorporation and Rule Application
• Fact Analysis
• The Importance of the “Florida” Black Letter Law
• Outlining your Answer
• Writing For the Bar Examiner
• Key Trigger Words
• Understanding the Call of the Question
• The Florida Essay Format
• Acknowledging the “Status” of the Parties
• Concentrated Outlines
• Line-by-Line Analysis
• Reading Parties in Isolation
• Questions and Answers Discussion During Each Break with Professors who will Discuss Legal Concepts
• Improving Reading Comprehension
• Addressing Test Anxiety and Time Management
• Small Classes for Individual Attention

For more information on the specific times and dates, please go to the Contact page and fill it out. In the comment box, state the seminar and month. Early registration is encouraged because spaces are very limited.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

The July 2014 Bar Exam Results: Repeat Florida Bar Exam Takers: A Bar Professors’ Plan for Success

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Florida repeat bar exam takers should be very concerned with their ability to pass the Florida Bar Exam for a second, third or multiple times.

As we have shown through our blog, the repeat bar exam taker numbers are substantially lower than first time takers. Absent a very structured study bar exam plan, many of the repeat bar exam takers will repeatedly fail the bar until they just give up on their dream of becoming a lawyer. As a law professor, I know too many students in this heart-breaking category. They are devastated with their failure beyond comprehension. They are literally paralyzed with indecision, depression and uncertainty about their career and, more importantly, they question their own ability to pass the bar.

My advice is to start with a very intensive structured plan. Obtain a Bar Professors Florida bar exam tutor and, more importantly, believe you will pass. Above all else, do not prepare for the exam as you did the first time. You have to change your approach with a Bar Professors' plan for success.

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Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for repeat takers who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The July 2014 Bar Exam Results: MBE Seminar in Miami: November 15th and 16th – Friday is the Last Day to Sign Up

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This will be Bar Professors’ second MBE Seminar in Miami. The first seminar was completely filled and, due to the demand, a second seminar will be held. Please go to our website and fill out the contact sheet indicating your wish to attend. Bar Professors will then forward to you the registration information and fee.

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Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for repeat takers who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

The July 2014 Bar Exam Results: The Florida Bar Exam Tutor: Wednesday is the Last Day for Early Bird Discounts

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Wednesday is the last day for early bird discounts and partial scholarships for a Bar Professors’ Florida bar exam tutor for the Florida February 2015 bar exam. We have had an overwhelming response for our tutorial services and wish to notify all of our potential bar exam tutor applicants.

Please go to our website and fill out the contact sheet and we will help you pass the bar exam. We also specialize in MBE tutorials. Get help now and pass in February.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

The July 2014 Bar Exam Results: The MBE Push Back and the Lowered Scale Scores

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I have talked with many students this bar exam cycle about their MBE scores. Many students I talked with failed the MBE while passing the state portion of their bar exam. The MBE is always difficult because you have to get the right answer or you get no points.

However, in this bar cycle the MBE results were devastating. The lower MBE scores across the board from every state has pushed down bar exam pass rates significantly in many states. For example, Florida’s pass rates are routinely 74%-75%. We’ve seen it as high as 77%. This bar cycle the Florida pass rate spiraled down to 71%.

Looking at the clues, the NCBE has obviously restructured and rescored the MBE. Although, the NCBE has given a very convoluted explanation as to why it no longer gives raw scores, the raw scores have been eliminated, so we can’t calculate the scaled scores. For a standard bar cycle in the past, scored scores have varied from 15-20 points. This bar cycle, the scaled scores seem to have been recalculated, and, possibly lowered. Without knowing the raw scores, we can only guess what the scaled scores were. In talking with students and evaluating their scores, it seems certain that the scores across the country have been lowered by about 5 points.

The hardest hit group is the repeat bar exam taker. They have been the ones who desperately needed an extra 5 points in order to pass the MBE.

In addition to the recalculation of the scaled scores, we will see Federal Civil Procedure on February 2015’s bar cycle, making the February 2015 MBE a nightmare for repeat takers.

For repeat takers taking the February 2015 bar exam you should start preparing now. You must retain a Florida bar exam tutor. Trying and preparing the same way has produced negative results. Repeat takers in Florida and elsewhere pass at a percentage lower than 40%. Why risk this result again? Retain a Bar Professors’ Florida bar exam tutor to help you pass in February 2015.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The July 2014 Bar Exam Results: The MBE or Essays, When You Fail the Florida Bar Exam

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What happens if you only pass one section of the bar but fail the overall bar? Should you sit for that section that you failed or do you take the entire bar exam over again? I think it depends on which section you passed. I will use Florida as my test case. In this possible scenario, say you pass the Florida section but fail the MBE. Should you take the Florida section again to get carry-over points for your MBE score?

I think it depends on what your MBE score is. I usually tell my students that you have to stay competitive in the MBE and let your extra points on the Florida section pull you over the top. It is my experience that many of the students who pass the bar, do not pass the MBE or only have a 1-5 point pass on the MBE. That is why I think doing well on the Florida essays for those extra overage points can help you pass the overall bar, even if you do not pass the MBE.

First, evaluate your scores. Unfortunately, the NCBE has decided, not to give you a raw score or to list how you did in each subject. This is of a great disadvantage to the repeat taker, since the repeat taker does not know if he has a weak or strong testing subject. But we do know, that in the past, the scaled score was anywhere between 12-18 points. So, you can approximate how you did, percentage wise, on the MBE. The closer you are to the magic 65%, the better you are to make improvements in the MBE for an outright 136 or above.

Evaluate your essay scores. Did you pass the essays with a large margin? If you did, it’s an easier decision to make – you obviously write well and 3 more essays won’t freak you out. I think that if you sharpen up your writing with some more practice essays, you could get maybe another 5-10 points to bring over to your MBE scores. If you passed with only points to spare, you may not be able to pass another 3 more essays.

That’s the pros and cons of your situation. You must make the decision for yourself. Of course, it is easier to concentrate on only one section of the bar and if you think you can pull up your score on one section alone, then go for that one section alone. But you want to make sure that your second attempt is your last attempt. So do anything and everything to make that happen.
Don’t do anything rash or rush your decision making.

I also believe that once you fail the bar that you would better spend your money on a private tutor, if a repeater is to spend any more money in the process. It is expensive, but working one on one with a qualified (and I mean qualified) tutor will push you over the finish line. To me, no price is too much to get you to your goal and start your life as a lawyer. A private tutor can help with the subject material, motivate you and keep up your confidence. Bar Professors, as a Florida bar tutor and an MBE tutor, has had much success with Florida repeat takers.

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Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for repeat takers who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

The July 2014 Bar Exam Results: Repeat Florida Bar Exam Takers: What Does Your Score Really Mean

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As you know, taking the Florida bar exam will be a challenging experience for all repeat bar exam takers. However, you must review and understand the breakdown of your scores. There are some important indicators as it relates to your July 2014 bar exam scores.
Let’s first start with the MBE. If you made below a scaled 125, that’s a clear indication that you lack the requisite knowledge of the subject matter, that you do not understand the methodology of the MBE and that you are not reading critically to obtain the proper factual analysis. You will not be able to score any higher on the MBE on your next bar exam if you do not get help. In light of this, you should retain a Bar Professors Florida bar tutor. Bar Professors will help you understand the methodology and the critical analysis of the MBE.

Next, is the Florida essays. Students score low on the Florida essays because they do not read and analyze each essay using the line by line approach. If you score below a 65 on each essay, you are not raising all discussable issues and, therefore, leaving much needed points on the table. Another common problem on the Florida essays, is an applicant’s failure to analyze each and every issue he does raise. Again, you should retain a Bar Professors Florida bar tutor. Bar Professors will teach you how to approach the essays to receive the maximum points on each essay.

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Bar Professors provide private bar exam tutors for repeat takers who have difficulty with the MBE, MEE, UBE, Florida, California, and New York bar exams. You can find us at http://barprofessors.com, like us on facebook at BarProfessors, follow us on twitter @BarProfessors or email us at pass@barprofessors.com.

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