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Congratulations New Texas Attorneys! July 2018

October 29, 2018

We want to be among the first to congratulate all of our Southwest Bar Review July 2018 successful bar exam candidates. Passing the Texas bar exam is an achievement to be lauded. 

Best of Luck in your future endeavors in the law!

 

 

 

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Average MBE score drops to lowest point since 1984

MBE Scores Lowest in over 30 Years

The national average for the July 2018 Multistate Bar Examination slumped to 139.5—its lowest level in 34 years, according to TaxProf Blog editor Paul Caron and Law.com.

Figures released Friday show the average score was a decrease of about 2.2 points from the July 2017 average, the National Conference of Bar Examiners reports.

According to NCBE, the 45,274 examinees for the July exam were the fewest since 2001. That number also represented a 2.9 percent drop compared to the 46,627 examinees in July 2017…

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Courtesy of the ABA Journal

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Nobody wants to fail the bar exam, but it happens – even to Kamala Harris

Nobody wants to fail the bar exam, but it happens – even to Kamala Harris
A number of users on social media have pointed out that Harris failed the California bar exam on her first try. Granted, that footnote is a fairly common talking point in profiles of Harris. And to be fair, we’ve mentioned this footnote as well – back …
News story posted on 2017-06-20

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Bar exam pass rate dips to 32-year low

Bar exam pass rate dips to 32-year low
In what marked the lowest success rate for a comparable administration of the test in more than 30 years, just 43 percent of applicants passed the bar exam given in July. In all, 3,332 of the 7,737 people who took the July exam passed, according to the …
News story posted on 2016-12-01T19:53:06

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The Bar Exam Is About to Get Harder

The Bar Exam Is About to Get Harder
Starting in February 2015, the bar exam will feature a new multiple-choice section on civil procedure, a topic law students love to hate. The exam already covers constitutional law, contracts, criminal law and procedure, evidence, real property and torts.
News story posted on 2013-03-07

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Cronyism blamed for half of Univ. of Texas law school grads’ inability to pass the bar

Cronyism blamed for half of Univ. of Texas law school grads’ inability to pass the bar
The prestigious program boasts a meager 59 percent of recent graduates who were able to pass the Texas bar exam. Those numbers rank UT “dead last among Texas’ nine law schools despite it being by far the most highly regarded school of the nine …
News story posted on 2014-05-21T11:53:00

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Nine Elements to Review if You Failed the Bar Exam

Nine Elements to Review if You Failed the Bar Exam
If you failed the bar exam, the last thing you want to do is relive the experience. But in order to pass the bar, you need to examine your process of studying and exam taking from start to finish to identify what went wrong and what you can improve next time.
News story posted on 2016-11-17T17:30:00

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Congratulations New Texas Attorneys – July 2016

November 3, 2016

We want to be among the first to congratulate all of our Southwest Bar Review July 2016 successful bar exam candidates. Passing the Texas bar exam is an achievement to be lauded.

Best of Luck in your future endeavors in the law!

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Standardized Bar Exam Considered

Standardized Bar Exam Considered
Illinois’ highest court has given the green light to explore adopting a standardized bar exam for attorneys, opening up Illinois’ litigation market to 24 other states. The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to a series of public hearings to discuss whether …
News story posted on 2016-10-27T05:16:00

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