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Law School Graduates Want Uniform Bar Exam to Go National

Law School Graduates Want Uniform Bar Exam to Go National

Summary: A new poll shows law school graduates overwhelmingly want the UBE to go nationwide. It’s well known that some states have easier bar exams than others, and law students are tired of the disparity. That’s at least according to a new study from Kaplan Bar Review. The company polled 1,000 law school graduates from […]

California Law Schools Post Disappointing Bar Exam Passage Rates

California Law Schools Post Disappointing Bar Exam Passage Rates

Summary: Another year has gone by with overall disappointing bar passage rates from most of California’s law schools. The California Bar Examiners have notified the state’s schools of their passage rates and the numbers don’t look pretty. The state average is sitting at a mere 62 percent. The passage rate in New York rests at […]

How to Pass the Next Bar Exam

How to Pass the Next Bar Exam

Summary: If you didn’t pass the bar exam in July, what can you do differently for February’s test? If you didn’t pass the bar exam in July, don’t worry! You always have a second chance in February, and besides, lots of people like Hillary Clinton, John F. Kennedy Jr., and Franklin Delano Roosevelt didn’t get the results […]

Should 3Ls Be Allowed to Take the Bar Exam?

Should 3Ls Be Allowed to Take the Bar Exam?

Summary: More states should take Arizona’s lead and allow 3Ls to take the bar exam. In December 2012, Arizona state made a dramatic change to its bar exam. The Arizona Supreme Court approved letting qualified 3L law students take the February test, starting in 2014. “The main goal would be to allow our students the opportunity […]

Who’s to Blame for July 2016’s Bar Exam Results?

Who’s to Blame for July 2016’s Bar Exam Results?

Summary: While bar exam passage rates have overall improved, they are still at all-time lows.  Now that the state results for the July 2016 bar exam have been released, it’s time to step away from today’s turkey and process what we’ve learned. Nationally, there has been a slight uptick in scores, which is counter to […]

Florida State University College of Law Named Best Value School

Florida State University College of Law Named Best Value School

Summary: Florida State University College of Law is an affordable option for quality legal education. We’ve learned recently from the July 2016 bar exam results that Florida isn’t doing too hot overall with candidates passing. This year, 68.2% of applicants passed, which is down from last year’s rate of 68.9%. However, despite the state problem, a […]

July 2016 Texas Bar Exam Results Show Increased Passage Rate

July 2016 Texas Bar Exam Results Show Increased Passage Rate

Summary: The results from the July 2016 Texas Bar Exam has been released.  There’s a reason to celebrate in Texas. The Lonestar State reported a huge increase in the bar passage rate from February to July 2016. In February, only 56% of candidates passed the Texas Bar Exam, but in July, the pass rate rose to […]

Florida International University College of Law Has Best Passage Rate for July 2016 Bar Exam

Florida International University College of Law Has Best Passage Rate for July 2016 Bar Exam

Summary: Florida released the passage results for its July 2016 bar exam. Florida released its July 2016 bar exam results; and while the outcomes proved positive for a few local schools, the data was overall disappointing for the state. While hopeful pundits predicted that passage rates may increase this year, Florida saw a slight dip from […]

California Bar Announces July 2016 Bar Exam Results

California Bar Announces July 2016 Bar Exam Results

Summary: California has released data on the results of its July 2016 bar exam, and the stats aren’t good… The bar passage rate in California is getting worse. This week, the State Bar of California’s Committee of Bar Examiners released data on the July 2016 California Bar Exam results; and it turns out, this year’s examinees fared […]

July 2016 New York Bar Exam Results

July 2016 New York Bar Exam Results

Summary: The New York State Board of Law Examiners has released data about the July 2016 test. The New York State Board of Law Examiners released the state’s 2016 bar exam results, and examinees were notified electronically of their scores on Friday, October 28, 2016. The test was the first time the Uniform Bar Examination […]

Harvard Law Grad Sues After Failing Bar Exam Twice

Harvard Law Grad Sues After Failing Bar Exam Twice

Summary: A 2013 Harvard graduate claims the bar exam board violated the Americans With Disabilities Act by but giving her all the special accommodations she requested the first two times she took the test. A Harvard Law graduate was given special accommodations for the bar exam due to her “cognitive impairments” twice and still failed. […]

What You Need to Know about the Changing MBE

What You Need to Know about the Changing MBE

Summary: Starting in February, the MBE will be different. How will this effect test takers? The National Council of Bar Examiners (NCBE) announced that it will be making changes to the bar exam starting February 2017. According to Kaplan Test Prep, “the MBE will shift from 10 experimental questions to 25 experimental questions beginning with […]

What You Need to Know about the Changing MBE

What You Need to Know about the Changing MBE

Summary: Starting in February, the MBE will be different. How will this effect test takers? The National Council of Bar Examiners (NCBE) announced that it will be making changes to the bar exam starting February 2017. According to Kaplan Test Prep, “the MBE will shift from 10 experimental questions to 25 experimental questions beginning with […]

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