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Famous Bar Exam Failers

Eight Famous Bar Exam Failers For Inspiration

Eight Famous Bar Exam Failers For Inspiration

Although finding out you were unsuccessful on the Bar Exam can be devastating, you certainly aren’t alone in not passing. In fact, we’d say that you’re actually in very good company! Several well-known and highly successful public figures have failed the Bar Exam and gone on to do great things. We’re talking presidents, governors, politicians, and everything in between. Failing the Bar Exam is a difficult process in and of itself, but it does not mean you’re a failure. Don’t believe us? Here are eight famous bar exam failers who  will change your mind!

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Michigan Bar Exam Results – Clerical Error Led to Score Report Mistakes for 17 Bar Exam Takers

Michigan Bar Exam Results – Clerical Error Led to Score Report Mistakes for 17 Bar Exam Takers

Alexis Smith-Scott, a Wayne State University Law School graduate and JD Advising course student, received inaccurate information that she failed the February 2021 Michigan bar exam.

  • First, her seat number was not on the bar exam pass list, released by the Board. She got this bad news as she was on vacation in New York celebrating Mother’s Day with her family. This was terrible news to receive.
  • Secondly, Alexis called the Board to confirm that she failed the bar exam. They confirmed that she did in fact, fail the bar exam.
  • Third, Alexis’s name was not on the initial list of names of applicants who passed the bar exam.
  • Lastly, Alexis received an official score report stating that she received a failing bar exam score. She would have to take the bar exam again.

Note that this was not just a seat number mix-up. Examinees received official score reports stating that they had failed the bar exam, as well as a complete score report. Continue reading Michigan Bar Exam Results – Clerical Error Led to Score Report Mistakes for 17 Bar Exam Takers

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I Can’t Pass the Bar Exam, What Should I Do?

I Can’t Pass the Bar Exam, What Should I Do?

If you can’t pass the bar exam on your first (or second, or third) take, you’re not alone. The bar exam is notoriously difficult, and many test-takers require multiple attempts before they pass. If you feel like you’ve tried everything but you can’t pass the bar exam, this post is for you! We’ve come up with five steps that can help you cope with failing the bar and prepare you to pass in the future.

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Is The MBE Getting More Difficult?

Is The MBE Getting More Difficult?

Taking the bar exam is indeed a strenuous exercise in discipline, patience, and perseverance. It’s also incredibly stressful. It only follows that given high stake circumstances, your mind asks the big questions that really help you to focus, stay calm, and remain positive.  Like, is the MBE getting more difficult? So for those of you who have found this question lurking in the back of your overwhelmed mind, I’m here to tell you the answer is, like all things law…it depends.  Kind of.

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What is The First-Time Bar Exam Passage Rate?

What is The First-Time Bar Exam Passage Rate?

The most prominent and newsworthy statistic as far as the bar exam is concerned is the dreaded first-time pass rate. The first-time bar pass rate is a key indicator of just how difficult test-takers find the exam. Over the course of the last decade, the national pass rate for first-time test-takers has slowly declined. States like California have suffered particularly devastating first-time bar passage rates in recent administration of the exam.

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California Bar Exam Essay Mistakes

Six California Bar Exam Essay Mistakes To Avoid

Six California Bar Exam Essay Mistakes To Avoid

Racking up points on a California Bar Exam Essay does not require perfection, but there are writing mistakes that you should avoid on the California Bar Exam that may derail your chances of passing the essay or getting that high score you are shooting for. This blog looks at six California Bar Exam essay mistakes that applicants make, and how to avoid them.

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How to Succeed on the Bar Exam – 20 Tips by a 99th Percentile Scorer

How to Succeed on the Bar Exam – 20 Tips by a 99th Percentile Scorer

Here, we discuss how to succeed on the bar exam. These 20 tips are by a top 99th percentile scorer! They have helped thousands of our students at JD Advising succeed on the bar exam. You can also find links to additional great (and free!) content if you are looking for more information on any of the tips. Continue reading How to Succeed on the Bar Exam – 20 Tips by a 99th Percentile Scorer

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Five Keys To Passing The Bar Exam

Five Keys To Passing The Bar Exam

We know the bar exam is incredibly demanding. Preparing yourself for this test is tiring, challenging, and stressful. You may often find yourself wondering where to start, what more you need to do, or whether you are adequately prepared for the bar exam. If you fall into this group, be sure to check out our other post on how to know if you’re prepared for the bar exam. We understand asking yourself these questions. To help, here are five keys to passing the bar exam you should always consider!

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Is Failing The Bar Exam The End Of Your Legal Career?

Is Failing The Bar Exam The End Of Your Legal Career?

You put in the time and effort to study for the bar exam and anxiously waited on your results only to learn that you failed. Now what? Does failing the bar exam mean you’ll never be a lawyer? Of course not! There are plenty of people who pass the bar on their second (or more) attempt and go on to have successful legal careers. If you want to do the same, follow these steps.

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