And with that, the February 2016 bar exam is over in this area for DC, Maryland, NY and Virginia. With this, NY and DC will be joining the growing number of jurisdictions to adopt the UBE starting with the July 2016 exam this summer (keep your eye open for an upcoming post on this topic soon). The exams were brutal and the weather pretty miserable but that’s about what you have to expect when it comes to the bar exam. DC didn’t disappoint with a dismal proctoring experience and near mutiny by the test takers over incorrect timing and other issues but everyone managed to survive more or less. Other jurisdictions were mostly smooth as usual. See below for the breakdown of subjects tested and some release date predictions: Continue reading
Now that the bar exam is over, we wait for the results. This is the worst part really, 2+ months of waiting from here is no fun. DC and Maryland should post the last week of October, we’re looking around Oct 29th for DC and Oct 31st for Maryland. Virginia is a bit earlier to post and will be in mid October, towards the end of the week, October 17th. And of course for California, you’ve got over 3 months of waiting, until November 21st until the results are sent out.
This bar exam marked the end of a couple of things. First of all, for DC and all other jurisdictions using the MEE (including all UBE jurisdictions), commercial paper is no longer a tested essay topic. Additionally, for everyone except Louisiana and Puerto Rico (which doesn’t use the MBE), this was the last time the MBE will test the same six subjects because starting with the next bar exam in February 2015, Civil Procedure will be added to the MBE as a 7th subject. My students for February already have a strategy around this and in fact this should make the MBE easier for those who have struggled with it in the past for several reasons, but we’ll cover that another day. For the time being, try not to think about the bar exam and enjoy the rest of the summer. The results will be here when they will be here, nothing can make them come sooner or later.
We’re getting closer to February’s bar exam results, with Virginia’s coming next week. Here are the expected and anticipated dates for the February 2013 bar exam results for VA, DC, MD, NY, TX and CA:
Virginia – Expected April 25, 2013
DC – Anticipated May 1, 2013
Maryland – Expected May 3, 2013
Texas – Expected May 3, 2013
New York – Anticipated May 9, 2013
California – Expected May 17, 2013
It’s almost here. The Feb 2013 bar exam. The final weekend of studying is an important one, and usually a stressful one. The feeling of all the months of studying coming to an end, and the feeling that it was not enough time. Rest assured that I don’t think very many people feel “fully prepared” before taking the bar exam. There is simply too much law that can be tested to know it all well enough to feel like you are going to ace the exam. Good thing is, the bar exam is a pass/fail situation with a passing score being usually around the 65% mark. This isn’t law school, you can’t get an A, or a B+ on the bar exam. So, you don’t need to have mastered every bit of law in every subject they can possibly test. Hopefully that little tidbit will help ease some nerves this final weekend.
OK, how about some final tips and advice?
For VA takers, don’t forget to Continue reading
3 more July 2012 bar exam results are available today. Private lookup only for New York at the following link:
On Monday NY will post the public list on their website.
Maryland is releasing today at 4:30PM at the following link:
Finally, you can get your Texas July 2012 results here:
Congratulations to everyone who passed! California is still a ways off, Friday the 16th for private lookup and Sunday the 18th for public posting. Best of luck to everyone.
It’s going to be a long wait, but here are the dates we’re looking at for CA, MD, VA, DC and NY:
California results expected November 16th, 2012
Maryland results expected November 2nd, 2012
Virginia results expected October 12th, 2012
Washington DC results estimated around Oct 25th, 2012
New York results estimated around Nov 8th, 2012