Thursday, April 25, 2013

Congratulations to my Students -- 100% Passage Rate!

An extra-special congratulations goes out to my students this winter. Six of you sat for the Virginia Bar Exam. One of you sat for the West Virginia Bar Exam. And all of you PASSED!!

I'm so proud of and happy for you. You put in a tremendous amount of work. You did it! -- Now's the time to celebrate!

Today's results also gives credence to the methodology that I teach. Whether first-timer or fourth-timer, MBEs or essays, no challenge is too big.

February 2013 Virginia Bar Exam Results -- RELEASED

The VBBE released the results of the February 2013 Virginia Bar Exam today. For the pass lists, pass rates, and admission ceremony information, please see the link below:

The overall passage rate was 57.45% (65.71% for first-timers exam takers). Both percentages fall in line with historical February passage rates. Special congratulations goes out to exam takers from UVA and GMU, who, collectively, captured the highest first-time and overall passage rates among Virginia law schools.

Friday, April 5, 2013

February 2013 West Virginia Bar Exam Results Released

Yesterday, West Virginia released the results of their February 2013 bar exam. 54 of the 94 exam takers passed, for a 57% passage rate. Congratulations to one of my students this winter, seat number 65, who PASSED!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Percentile Equivalents of MBE Scaled Scores and Raw Scores by Subject

The February 2013 Bar Exam Results Season began today with Illinois' release. Of interest to other jurisdictions are MBE data that Illinois released, particularly the percentile equivalents, which I'm linking here. If Illinois is any representation of the rest of the country, Torts and Contracts were the "easiest" MBE subjects while Constitutional Law and Evidence were the "hardest." Also, a scaled MBE score of 135 put a candidate in the 40th MBE percentile, a 140 in the 55th MBE percentile, a 145 in the 71st MBE percentile, and a 150 in the 81st MBE percentile.

Those statistics are interesting, but please take them with a grain of salt. The margin between the subjects is actually quite thin, and "easy" and "hard" is all relative anyway and dependent on a variety of other variables.

Expect North Carolina and West Virginia to release their results very shortly too.