Michigan Bar Exam Essay Grading Rubric

michigan bar exam essay grading rubricThe Michigan Bar Exam Essay Grading Rubric has been updated by the Michigan Board of Law Examiners within the last couple of years. In fact they just updated their Rules, Statutes, and Policy Statements (which you can find here).

Below is the most recent Michigan Bar Exam Essay Grading Rubric promulgated by the Michigan Board of Law Examiners.  Continue reading Michigan Bar Exam Essay Grading Rubric

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We Wrote 10 of 11 Passing Michigan Bar Exam Appeals for the July 2017 Bar Exam!

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We Wrote 10 of the 11 Passing Bar Exam Appeals in the State of Michigan for the July 2017 Michigan Bar Exam!

The Heidemann Law Firm is thrilled to have written 10 of the 11 bar exam appeals that passed in the State of Michigan for the July 2017 Michigan bar exam administration.  486 students passed pre-appeal and 497 passed after appeals. The passage rate for the July 2017 Michigan bar exam is 73%.

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Michigan Bar Exam Appeals Passage Rate on Steady Decline

Michigan Bar Exam Appeals Passage Rate on Steady Decline

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There has been a lot of disappointment (bordering on anger) in the legal community regarding the recent Michigan bar exam appeals passage rate. You can see for yourself by the chart above (and the numbers below) that the appeals passage rate has been on a steady decline:

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The Heidemann Law Firm Wrote 5 of 6 Passing Bar Exam Appeals in the State of Michigan

The Heidemann Law FirmAshley Heidemann and Meagan Jabbori, partners at the Heidemann Law Firm, pictured above.

The Heidemann Law Firm Wrote 5 of 6 Passing Bar Exam Appeals in the State of Michigan

Only six bar exam appeals passed in the state of Michigan for the July 2016 Michigan bar exam. We are honored to have written 5 of the 6 of those passing bar exam appeals. Continue reading The Heidemann Law Firm Wrote 5 of 6 Passing Bar Exam Appeals in the State of Michigan

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Michigan Bar Exam Appeal Passage Rate Drops Dramatically

evidence mbeMichigan Bar Exam Appeal Passage Rate Drops Dramatically: We have been meaning to post about the Michigan bar exam appeal passage rate for some time.

The February 2016 Michigan bar exam appeals were released a few weeks prior to the July 2016 Michigan bar exam. Michigan bar exam passage rate statistics by school were released shortly after that. Continue reading Michigan Bar Exam Appeal Passage Rate Drops Dramatically

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I Am Considering Appealing My Michigan Bar Exam Score — What is the Next Step?

bar exam appealsMany students have come to us asking “I am considering appealing my Michigan bar exam score — what is the next step?”

They also ask “Do you review essays for free?” “What is the turnaround time?” “Should I study even if I hire you to write my appeal?” In this post, we answer all of those questions! Continue reading I Am Considering Appealing My Michigan Bar Exam Score — What is the Next Step?

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Should All States Allow Bar Exam Appeals?

bar exam appealsShould All States Allow Bar Exam Appeals?

The bar exam comes at the end of three years of studying in law school, thousands of dollars spent in tuition, and then even more time, money, and energy spent on expensive bar review courses. It is the last step for students on their way to finally becoming lawyers. Continue reading Should All States Allow Bar Exam Appeals?

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Which States Allow Bar Exam Appeals?

keyboard-886462_1920Which states allow bar exam appeals? It is not clear the number of states that truly allow bar exam appeals. Many state websites are unclear or not updated. Further, some states have changed their bar exam appeals policy after adopting the UBE or changing their bar exam. However, based on the state bar examiner’s websites, we are able to see that the following states allow bar exam appeals. (Note: This is not legal advice. Please look up your jurisdiction’s rules in-depth if you are considering a bar exam appeal. Further, if your state is not listed below but they offer a post-results appeals process of some kind, please let us know in the comments below!)

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Update on July 2015 Michigan Bar Exam Appeals

Ashley-Elise-Heidemann-400x267-2For the July 2015 administration, ten people passed on appeal and we wrote five of the appeals.

How do we know that ten people passed on appeal? Because the pre-appeals pass number released by the Michigan Board of Law Examiners was 493. The post-appeals pass statistics released by the Michigan Board of Law Examiners say that 503 applicants passed on appeals.* Continue reading Update on July 2015 Michigan Bar Exam Appeals

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How Long Does it Take to Receive Michigan Bar Exam Appeal Results?

clockHow Long Does It Take to Receive Michigan Bar Exam Appeal Results?

There are no guidelines given by the Michigan Board of Law Examiners as to when you will receive Michigan bar exam appeal results (except for the fact that you will find out prior to sitting for the next bar exam!) However, historically letters have been sent to applicants approximately three weeks after bar exam appeals are due. The exact due dates that letters were mailed in the last year are as follows: Continue reading How Long Does it Take to Receive Michigan Bar Exam Appeal Results?

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How Many Points do I Need to Pass the Michigan Bar Exam on Appeal?

Michigan bar exam appealsMany people have been contacting us and asking us if it is worth it to appeal their bar exam scores. Many clients are very curious about their prospects of passing the Michigan bar exam on appeal. We wrote a post about this last administration  but given the high influx of calls, we figured it would be worth it to quickly update the post for this time.

A big factor in making the decision to appeal is to figure out how many points you need to pass the Michigan bar exam on appeal.  Since the Board of Law Examiner’s uses an undisclosed scoring method, it is difficult to discern based on scores alone.  We found a better way to accurately determine what you need.  Continue reading How Many Points do I Need to Pass the Michigan Bar Exam on Appeal?

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Michigan Bar Exam Appeals Testimonials

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We’ve recently received some testimonials from clients who we wrote Michigan bar exam appeals for. Below are some of those testimonials from the last few administrations.

For the July 2017 Michigan bar exam, 11 appeals passed in the state of Michigan. We wrote 10 of them! Read more about that here.

We also wrote 5 of the 7 appeals that passed in the state for the February 2017 Michigan bar exam, and 5 of the 6 appeals that passed in the state for the July 2016 Michigan bar exam!

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How to Win your Michigan Bar Exam Appeal: 5 Common Mistakes to Avoid

Michigan Bar Exam AppealIf you failed the Michigan bar exam and are considering writing your own appeal, we have a plethora of posts that can help you win your Michigan bar exam appeal. In this post, we talk about the five most common mistakes that students make when writing their bar exam appeals.

Learn from the five most common mistakes we see students make so that you do not make these same mistakes!

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Our New Law Firm Website for The Heidemann Law Firm

Michigan bar exam appealsLooking for an attorney to write your Michigan bar exam appeal? Check out our new site! We have been writing Michigan bar exam appeals (as well as taking on a few other legal matters) through our law firm for a while now and we thought it deserved its own site.

So now we have a site dedicated solely to our law firm, The Heidemann Law FirmContinue reading Our New Law Firm Website for The Heidemann Law Firm

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Michigan Bar Exam Appeal Statistics

Michigan bar exam appealsWhat is the percentage of Michigan bar exam appeals that pass on appeal?

Note: This post was updated in February, 2016. We get asked this frequently – and the answer is: We don’t know! We have heard a lot of statistics – “20 percent of Michigan bar exam appeals pass.” We have also heard this statistic: “1/3 of those who write their own appeals are successful” The problem is, we have no idea where these statistics come from (besides a lot of people repeating them!). . .  Continue reading Michigan Bar Exam Appeal Statistics

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