Does it Matter Where to Take the UBE?

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The Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) is appealing to many bar exam takers due to the portability of scores.  States that administer the UBE all administer the same MBE, MEE, and MPT portions.  You will receive a score that can then, in most cases, be transferred to another UBE jurisdiction.  If you have achieved a passing score according to the score set by the state you seek to transfer to, you can be eligible for admission to the bar without taking a new state’s bar exam (though you will still have to complete their other licensing requirements, including perhaps passing a state law portion of the exam, passing character and fitness/the MPRE, paying fees, etc.)

Thus, many bar exam takers may think that it doesn’t matter where to take the UBE; that they can take it in any state and transfer freely.  However, there are other factors to consider, meaning all Uniform Bar Exams are not ultimately created equal!

If you are considering the UBE and wondering whether it matters where to take it, this post is for you!  We will go through factor you should consider outside of the actual test questions themselves, which could make certain states’ UBEs more appealing to you. Continue reading Does it Matter Where to Take the UBE?

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I am an attorney taking the UBE. How do I make sure I pass?

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We receive many emails from attorneys who decide to take the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE). If you are an attorney taking the UBE, you probably want to do whatever you can to pass it the first time you take it. This may be because:

  • you don’t want to spend more time studying for a bar exam than you have to!
  • your boss or firm expects you to pass it the first time
  • you want to be licensed as soon as possible so you can be an asset to your team

Here, we give you some advice on how to maximize your chances of passing the bar exam the first time you take it.  Continue reading I am an attorney taking the UBE. How do I make sure I pass?

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How to Write Better, Faster Multistate Essay Exam Answers

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The Multistate Essay exam (MEE)  is a 3-hour component of the bar exam and consists of 6 essay questions.  You will have 30 minutes to answer each essay question.  Here, we discuss some tips and tricks for how to utilize those 30 minutes and write better, faster multistate essay exam answers. Continue reading How to Write Better, Faster Multistate Essay Exam Answers

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July 2018 Washington DC Bar Exam Pass Rate is 67%

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On Friday, November 9 at 5:00 PM, Washington DC posted the list of applicants that passed the Washington DC bar exam. The Examiners also announced that the July 2018 Washington DC Bar Exam pass rate is 67%. 1140 of 1702 applicants passed the bar exam.  Continue reading July 2018 Washington DC Bar Exam Pass Rate is 67%

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How to Study for the MBE – from a 180 MBE Scorer

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The MBE is one of the most notoriously difficult parts of the bar exam. Students struggle with multiple-choice questions and often find it hard to improve their MBE scores. Here, we tell you how to study for the MBE in an efficient way. These are the techniques that I recommend, many of which helped me score a 180 on the MBE.  Continue reading How to Study for the MBE – from a 180 MBE Scorer

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UBE Bar Exam Prep – Alternative Bar Prep that is Tailored to You

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Looking for bar exam preparation that is tailored to you? That is exactly what JD Advising offers! One of our most popular courses is our Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) prep course. Both first-time takers and repeat bar exam takers are attracted to this course for a variety of reasons. One of the reasons that students are attracted to our UBE Bar Exam prep options is because we have options that are personalized to you that help maximize your chances of passing the bar exam.   Continue reading UBE Bar Exam Prep – Alternative Bar Prep that is Tailored to You

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Retaking the New York bar exam? Make sure to do this!

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If you are retaking the New York bar exam, you are not alone. Thousands of examinees fail the New York bar exam every administration. You cannot change the past, but you can maximize your chances of passing the New York bar exam on your next attempt!  Continue reading Retaking the New York bar exam? Make sure to do this!

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What NOT to do if you failed the Uniform Bar Exam 

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We have tons of advice on what to do if you failed the Uniform Bar Exam. (For example, see this free guide on what to do if you failed the Uniform Bar Exam!) In this post, however, we tell you what not to do if you failed the Uniform Bar Exam. These are common mistakes that examinees make after receiving failing results. By being aware of them, hopefully you can avoid making them! Continue reading What NOT to do if you failed the Uniform Bar Exam 

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What to Do If You Failed the Uniform Bar Exam—A FREE Guide by JD Advising

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If you failed the Uniform Bar Exam, you are certainly not alone. However, you may find it difficult to know the next steps. We hear from many students who say they worked hard, completed their bar review course(s), and thought they were set to pass—when they found out they failed the Uniform Bar Exam. This is devastating. And, even worse, some students feel hopeless. If they did everything “right” last time, will they ever pass? Continue reading What to Do If You Failed the Uniform Bar Exam—A FREE Guide by JD Advising

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Where to Find the Best MBE Practice Questions

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You may wonder where to find the best MBE questions. Many commercial courses offer practice MBE questions. However, unfortunately, these questions are not the best MBE questions available. The reason that many commercial course MBE questions are sub-par is that most commercial courses do not offer real MBE questions. That is, they invent their own questions rather than using questions that have appeared on past bar exams.  Continue reading Where to Find the Best MBE Practice Questions

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July 2018 UBE Percentiles Chart

July 2018 UBE Percentiles Chart

The National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE), the organization that writes the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) does not release UBE percentiles. However, you can figure out your approximate percentile by looking at your Illinois bar exam percentile equivalents. This allows you to see how you scored in relation to other July 2018 Uniform Bar Exam test takers.  Continue reading July 2018 UBE Percentiles Chart

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Can I Appeal My New York Bar Exam Score?

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We receive emails from unsuccessful New York Bar Exam applicants every administration asking if it is possible to appeal their New York Bar Exam score. We specialize in writing bar exam appeals and we have come across this question a lot. Unfortunately, the answer is no. We explain below.  Continue reading Can I Appeal My New York Bar Exam Score?

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MEE Frequency Analysis: Which MEE subjects are coming up next?

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MEE Frequency Analysis: Which MEE subjects are coming up next? 

While examining the frequency of MEE subjects is never a foolproof way of preparing for the bar exam, it can be a very helpful tool in getting ready for the next bar exam!  (If you want to make the chart bigger, just click on it and it will open in a new tab.)   Here we tell you our thoughts on how to analyze the MEE frequency chart.  Continue reading MEE Frequency Analysis: Which MEE subjects are coming up next?

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MBE Frequency Chart: Highly Tested MBE Topics

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Here, we discuss the highly tested MBE topics. Before we do so, it is important to note that the MBE subjects are all tested equally. The MBE covers seven subjects:

  1. Civil Procedure
  2. Constitutional Law
  3. Contracts & Sales
  4. Criminal Law & Procedure
  5. Evidence
  6. Real Property
  7. Torts

Each subject is apportioned 25 questions, for a total of 175 total scored questions. (There also are an additional 25 test questions, which can be pulled from any subject.)

Highly Tested MBE Topics

While the MBE subjects are tested equally, the MBE topics within each subject are not tested equally. We have listed the MBE subjects in order and ranked the topics from most-to-least tested. You can see which subtopics fall within these topics by downloading the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE) subject matter outline hereContinue reading MBE Frequency Chart: Highly Tested MBE Topics

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