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October 2015

Ask The Professor: Why You Failed The Bar Exam

I should have studied harder. I did not know enough law. Maybe I am not cut out to be a lawyer? Friends that spent less time studying than me, passed.  How is that possible? What’s wrong with me? These are but a few of the comments I have heard over the last 40 years preparing [...]

July 2015’s New York Bar Exam Results Are Out

The New York Bar Exam Results for the July 2015 bar exam were just released! If you took the New York Bar Exam in July, you can now find out if passed. You should have received an email overnight with the verdict, but you can also find out if you were successful by going here and [...]

Ask The Professor: What Happens If You Fail The Bar Exam?

It’s 12:01 a.m. Your phone pings as an email arrives from the Board of Law Examiners. The bar exam results are here. You nervously open the email and quickly scan through until you see, “We regret to inform you …” Why bother reading any further, you know what it says. A rush of emotions pour [...]

Who’s To Blame For The Falling Bar Exam Pass Rates?

Early results show the bar exam passage rate has dropped again in many states. Law schools are blaming the students, but who is really at fault?  Have the law schools let their students down and are now blaming them? The average score on the MBE portion of the July 2015 test fell 1.6 points from 2014, reaching its lowest [...]

Ask The Professor: What Happens If You Fail The Bar Exam?

It’s 12:01 a.m. Your phone dings as an email arrives from the Board of Law Examiners. The bar exam results are here. You nervously open the email and quickly scan through until you see, “We regret to inform you …” Why bother reading any further, you know what it says. A rush of emotion pours [...]

Ask The Professor: 8 Myths About Preparing For The Bar Exam – Will They Cause You To Fail?

Anyone who has ever taken the bar exam will dole out advice on how best to prepare for the test. A lot of good that did the students taking the July 2015 exam. National pass rates plummeted.  The average MBE score dropped. Law schools blame the students. Law students may need to blame their friends [...]