Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby Pass302 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:37 am

71.3% overall passage rate.

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby dans1006 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:37 am

Do they release your scaled MBE score in Florida?

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Postby hockeyman969 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:45 am

dans1006 wrote:Do they release your scaled MBE score in Florida?


Privately via snail mail.

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby robin600 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:48 am

Passed both

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Postby hockeyman969 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:51 am

Now I wait to see which of my MBE was higher.

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Postby ivygirl08 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:53 am

pass pass pass! SUPER THANKFUL that this exam is behind me.

First-time taker in Florida but licensed in California. I worked full-time up until 3 weeks before the exam and was definitely nervous about my results. For anyone who was unsuccessful, you can learn and beat this test (trust, I've had my share of disappointment in CA - brutal)!

Congrats, everyone!

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby lapin » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:32 am

Also passed both... don't ask me how, but I don't really care how.

Congrats to everyone else. It seems like we all ended up OK here.

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby RB78 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:43 pm

Passed both parts (must have been a hefty unofficial curve to allow me to pass the FL part after those brutal essays). I am shocked that the overall passage rate actually went up compared to previous summers...mercy was shown.

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby avamango » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:48 pm

ThisMan wrote:PASSED BOTH PARTS!! Who else is in the "passed but not yet authorized to be sworn in club"? How concerned should I be??


I'm in this club. Also not sure how concerned I should be. I know there are a couple outstanding requests from them for updates on my information. Once I mail those back in, will I be good to go?

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby barReady » Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:53 pm

Congrats to all who passed.

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby lapin » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:01 pm

Next up is the MPRE for me... any of you recommend a good outline for it?

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Postby avamango » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:08 pm

lapin wrote:Next up is the MPRE for me... any of you recommend a good outline for it?


Legitimately studied for it first time the day before the exam. You'll be fine. I recommend you check out the official MPRE question sets and guides posted on the official MPRE website. It will walk you through everything.

Edit: I might be misremembering on my representations above, but I'm pretty sure the official MPRE site has good study materials available.

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby lapin » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:21 pm

Thanks, I appreciate it!

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Postby hockeyman969 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:40 pm

RB78 wrote:Passed both parts (must have been a hefty unofficial curve to allow me to pass the FL part after those brutal essays). I am shocked that the overall passage rate actually went up compared to previous summers...mercy was shown.


It seems like they tweak the bar exams to adjust with the times, recall past FL essays where if you had 2 weeks you could write essays that would combine in length and equate the size of a Stephen King novel. This year it looks like the essays were tweaked to not leave that room and sort of be more refined than in years past. Then again that's just me.

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby Pass302 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:20 pm

Y'all that exam was sooo hard! Especially Essay #1, I was so defeated after that... BUT WE DID IT! We passed.

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby ThisMan » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:07 pm

lapin wrote:Next up is the MPRE for me... any of you recommend a good outline for it?


I just used the Themis lecture handouts. Since a lot of the bar prep companies offer MPRE courses for free, you could just mix and match their stuff. I'd recommend studying over the course of a week if you're bad with multiple choice like me. If you're good with MC tests, it'll be a cakewalk compared to the bar.

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby Jibjib40 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:09 pm

Passed as well! Both parts over the cut line. Congrats to all who passed. Keep trying if you did not make it this round.

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby MultiStateLawyer » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:24 pm

I passed!!! This is now my THIRD jurisdiction!

I have failed exams and I have passed exams. For those that are struggling to handle failure of the bar exam, it is possible to keep at it and pass.

Like Jimmy V says, "Don't Give Up, Don't Ever Give up!!"

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Postby barReady » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:46 pm

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby VeritasCognitio » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:47 pm

Passed! Does it matter where we get sworn in?

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Postby Pass302 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:02 pm

VeritasCognitio wrote:Passed! Does it matter where we get sworn in?



nope!

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby mehiguess » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:43 pm

Failed FBE. Passed MBE. OVERALL PASS. :-)

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby Usa0523 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:14 pm

How does Florida scoring work? Is it common to fail the Florida portion and still pass?

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby trey ohh five » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:05 pm

Pass Pass Pass

Huge relief, that was a difficult exam.

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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread

Postby trey ohh five » Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:12 pm

avamango wrote:
ThisMan wrote:PASSED BOTH PARTS!! Who else is in the "passed but not yet authorized to be sworn in club"? How concerned should I be??


I'm in this club. Also not sure how concerned I should be. I know there are a couple outstanding requests from them for updates on my information. Once I mail those back in, will I be good to go?


When did you send in your application to character and fitness? The FL Board of Bar Examiners typically takes 5-6 months to clear an applicant.




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