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Short MEE Answer

Will I Fail The Bar Exam If I Wrote A Short MEE Answer?

Will I Fail The Bar Exam If I Wrote A Short MEE Answer?

After the bar exam, many takers start to worry about the things they feel went wrong.  One thing people often stress about is the length of their MEE answers.  If they wrote a short MEE answer, they start to worry that this means their bar exam score will take a significant hit.  And then if they wrote multiple short MEE answers, they start to wonder how they could possibly pass.  In this post, we try to calm those fears!

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Alternatives to the bar exam proposed

Alternatives to the bar exam proposed

Alternatives to the bar exam proposed

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, state bar exams are being canceled and state boards are looking for ways to license potential attorneys with alternatives to the bar exam. Some ideas have been proposed by states, and other ideas are simply being requested by students over the internet.

In this post, we explore some of the alternatives to the bar exam proposed by states and potential attorneys, plus our take on whether these ideas have any weight to them. To be clear, JD Advising does not have any insider information and any views expressed in this post are mere speculation.

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NCBE Plans to Administer a Fall Bar Exam Due to the Coronavirus

The NCBE Plans to Administer a Fall Bar Exam Due to the Coronavirus

 The NCBE Plans to Administer a Fall Bar Exam Due to the Coronavirus

Note: We are keeping track of all the states that are planning on delaying the July bar exam and offering a fall bar exam instead in this post so please refer to this post for the most updated data!

Update 3/28/20: The State Bar of California is meeting on 3/30/20 to determine what action to take in regard to the July 2020 bar exam and the June 2020 FYLSE. We will update this page and the post linked to above when a decision is made. 

Update 3/27/20: The New York State Board of Law Examiners has officially postponed the July 2020 bar exam and intends to administer an exam at a to be determined time in the fall.

On March 26, 2020, the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) released a statement concerning the July 2020 bar exam and a new fall bar exam. These decisions were triggered by the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States. There still is some uncertainty as to what will happen, as with everything concerning the coronavirus. However, the NCBE has laid out a plan for the upcoming bar exam administration.

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July 2020 MEE Predictions, July 2020 MPT Predictions, July 2020 UBE Predictions

JD Advising’s July 2020 MEE Predictions

JD Advising’s July 2020 MEE Predictions

Are you starting to prepare for the July 2020 Uniform Bar Exam or another jurisdiction that administers the Multistate Essay Exam (MEE)? Are you curious as to what subjects might appear on the July 2020 MEE? We have taken a close look at the trends on the MEEs from the past decade and created our July 2020 MEE predictions. Below are the essay subjects that we think are coming up!

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February 2020 Bar Exam Results Release Dates by State

February 2020 Bar Exam Results Release Dates by State

Wondering when the February 2020 bar exam results will be released in your state? In this post, we tell you:

  • When examinees find out their bar exam results;
  • How examinees find out their bar exam results;
  • Statistics and Pass lists for the bar exam;
  • A passing score for the bar exam;
  • Whether you will see your bar exam score;
  • Whether your bar exam will be regraded or whether there is an appeals process; and
  • Where you can find more information about the bar exam.

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Essay Time Management

Bar Exam Essay Time Management: Four Roles Strategy

Bar Exam Essay Time Management: Four Roles Strategy

Many bar exam takers have trouble with bar exam essay time management. They read the call of the question, then immediately dive into writing, worried that they’ll run out of time. But then they find themselves stuck in the middle of the essay, not sure how to proceed. Or they write furiously, then review the essay with only minutes left on the clock and realize that they got the substantive law wrong, with no time to fix it. Or worst of all, they may review it and find out that the essay makes no sense, and that the grader will find it incomprehensible. There is a solution to these problems: the Four Roles strategy!
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Five Tips To Increase Your Uniform Bar Exam Score

Five Tips To Increase Your Uniform Bar Exam Score
 From A High-Scoring July 2019 Examinee and JD Advising Bar Exam Tutor

Are you wondering what to pay closer attention to as you study for the upcoming Uniform Bar Exam? Below we give you five tips to increase your  Uniform Bar Exam score from a high-scoring July 2019 examinee and JD Advising Bar Exam tutor. We always recommend practicing for the Multistate Essay Examination (MEE) by working through essay questions released by the NCBE and the corresponding Examiners’ Analyses.  The best way to help you craft stronger essays is to get into the mind of the Examiners. Still, that does not mean that the Examiners will not throw some curveballs your way! This happens on almost every exam. However, based on the July 2019 UBE, it seems like the Examiners are transforming the way issues are tested on the written portion of the exam. Here are our five tips to improving your score on the Uniform Bar Exam.

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