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Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:49 pm
by law9871
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Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:52 am
by JDtoEsq
Anyone know what time MPRE scores post? -- Posted Yesterday, I passed.

Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:45 pm
by dogzncatz
1st time taker here. Using Adaptibar and BarMax as of now and will update on how they're working out.

Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:05 pm
by shaq23
hanner22 wrote:Hi--I failed the Virginia bar exam and need some advice!!

I needed a 140 to pass and I scored 133.8. I received my score report and did ok on MBE [148/200] but horrendous on VA essay portion [124.3/200].

I am now thinking about taking the DC bar instead of retaking the Virginia bar. I was told that I can transfer my MBE score to DC despite failing the actual exam. Is this true? I just tried to access the DC bar exam website but it's down so I figured I should throw out the question in this forum.

Sooo basically:
1. Can I transfer my MBE score to DC even though I failed the exam in Virginia?
2. Anyone have any experience taking the DC bar after failing VA? Or have any opinions on which one would be best to take?

Thanks!



hey there. I know of someone that was in your shoes.

1. yes you can transfer your MBE score, so long as you meet DC MBE score requirement, which i believe is 140 (just double check that).
2. You can take the DC bar under the DC Rules. I'm not sure however how waiving in works, if you were to then attempt to waive into Virginia or any other state (including UBE states) - since you didn't take the full exam administration. I think I had looked into this once before and waiving into other jurisdictions was prohibited.

On a side note -- take a look at this site -- has some great resources to help for taking the Virginia bar exam:

https://www.virginiabarprep.com/#latest-news

If you need help with essays, there is LexBar -- i found them very helpful. See the link below:

https://www.virginiabarprep.com/virgini ... resources/

Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:24 am
by R_G
Hi all,

Has anyone taken the DC UBE before? If so can anyone share their experiences of the testing environment? Re-taker here, but I previously took it in NYC, so going to a new environment is making me nervous, plus I've hearing about horror stories about inept administration....

Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:42 am
by jjjddd
Hi first time taking the bar. I have a question about the Extegrity Exam4 software that you have to download. I type really slow. so, I tend to use copy paste specially to lay out facts in analysis. Does any one that has previously taken this exam or has utilized this software know if it will allow you to copy paste facts into the answer?

Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:09 am
by R_G
How do you know if your DC bar application went through? Do they send you an email being like your application has been submitted?

Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:56 pm
by yuzu
jjjddd wrote:Hi first time taking the bar. I have a question about the Extegrity Exam4 software that you have to download. I type really slow. so, I tend to use copy paste specially to lay out facts in analysis. Does any one that has previously taken this exam or has utilized this software know if it will allow you to copy paste facts into the answer?


I believe Exam4 has a copy/paste feature, but the question itself is only presented to you on paper. Therefore, you cannot copy facts from the actual MEE/MPT questions to use in your answer.

Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:00 pm
by yuzu
R_G wrote:How do you know if your DC bar application went through? Do they send you an email being like your application has been submitted?


I received an initial email titled "DCCA Office of Admissions: Thank You for Submitting Your Exam Application to the D.C. Bar" and several weeks later received another email titled "DCCA Office of Admissions: Acknowledgement Email" stating that the application "has been accepted for processing." The admission ticket was sent a week before the exam.

Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:09 pm
by LaShuanMichelle
R_G wrote:Hi all,

Has anyone taken the DC UBE before? If so can anyone share their experiences of the testing environment? Re-taker here, but I previously took it in NYC, so going to a new environment is making me nervous, plus I've hearing about horror stories about inept administration....


I posted this a couple weeks ago, One tip I will share about the DC Bar is be prepared for the test environment. I was not prepared for how cold the room would be and I believe it contributed to my negative outcome. The DC Bar exam was held in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. It was extremely cold in the room. There was a thermometer in the room and at times it dipped down below 60 degrees. That may not seem cold to some but when you are sitting still for hours at a time with no jacket (jackets were not allowed), it is very uncomfortable, I was shivering most of the time. During the exam my hands were so cold that they were numb, making it difficult to type. On Day 2, I wore socks on my hands because I couldn't find anywhere that sold gloves in mid-July. The extreme temperature of the room was a big distraction for me. The room moderators were very kind and did make requests to have to room temperature adjusted but were unsuccessful. This time around I will definitely dress in layers, thermo pants and top and a sweater (without pockets). I will bring gloves and possibly a hat (if it is allowed). I hope this information is helpful.

Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:07 pm
by perplixityparanoia
The room is very chilly. Also, they don't allow any sweatshirts that have pockets.

One more issue with D.C. bar is anyone who has Mac laptop may face some issues with Exam 4. On the first day of July'17, I was having trouble submitting my MPT answers, and did not get the "submitted receipt." I had to wait for a long time during lunch break to figure out the computer issues.

Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:03 pm
by dcbartaker
shaq23 wrote:
hanner22 wrote:
1. yes you can transfer your MBE score, so long as you meet DC MBE score requirement, which i believe is 140 (just double check that).


I think the minimum score to transfer is a 133.

Has anyone done this before? How do you find out if they accept your score? Is it a super long process?

Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:34 pm
by R_G
LaShuanMichelle wrote:
R_G wrote:Hi all,

Has anyone taken the DC UBE before? If so can anyone share their experiences of the testing environment? Re-taker here, but I previously took it in NYC, so going to a new environment is making me nervous, plus I've hearing about horror stories about inept administration....


I posted this a couple weeks ago, One tip I will share about the DC Bar is be prepared for the test environment. I was not prepared for how cold the room would be and I believe it contributed to my negative outcome. The DC Bar exam was held in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. It was extremely cold in the room. There was a thermometer in the room and at times it dipped down below 60 degrees. That may not seem cold to some but when you are sitting still for hours at a time with no jacket (jackets were not allowed), it is very uncomfortable, I was shivering most of the time. During the exam my hands were so cold that they were numb, making it difficult to type. On Day 2, I wore socks on my hands because I couldn't find anywhere that sold gloves in mid-July. The extreme temperature of the room was a big distraction for me. The room moderators were very kind and did make requests to have to room temperature adjusted but were unsuccessful. This time around I will definitely dress in layers, thermo pants and top and a sweater (without pockets). I will bring gloves and possibly a hat (if it is allowed). I hope this information is helpful.



This is very helpful, thank you! I am hoping that it won't be chilly this time around for the winter exam. Also, does the room have digital clocks?

Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:13 am
by R_G
perplixityparanoia wrote:The room is very chilly. Also, they don't allow any sweatshirts that have pockets.

One more issue with D.C. bar is anyone who has Mac laptop may face some issues with Exam 4. On the first day of July'17, I was having trouble submitting my MPT answers, and did not get the "submitted receipt." I had to wait for a long time during lunch break to figure out the computer issues.


Oh no, I'm sorry that happened. Did things get resolved during lunch break? Also, speaking of lunch break, how crazy is it to exit the room? Are there a lot of students, and hence reducing lunch break time?

Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:14 am
by R_G
yuzu wrote:
R_G wrote:How do you know if your DC bar application went through? Do they send you an email being like your application has been submitted?


I received an initial email titled "DCCA Office of Admissions: Thank You for Submitting Your Exam Application to the D.C. Bar" and several weeks later received another email titled "DCCA Office of Admissions: Acknowledgement Email" stating that the application "has been accepted for processing." The admission ticket was sent a week before the exam.


Awesome thank you!

Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:45 am
by jacketyellow
R_G wrote:
perplixityparanoia wrote:The room is very chilly. Also, they don't allow any sweatshirts that have pockets.

One more issue with D.C. bar is anyone who has Mac laptop may face some issues with Exam 4. On the first day of July'17, I was having trouble submitting my MPT answers, and did not get the "submitted receipt." I had to wait for a long time during lunch break to figure out the computer issues.


Oh no, I'm sorry that happened. Did things get resolved during lunch break? Also, speaking of lunch break, how crazy is it to exit the room? Are there a lot of students, and hence reducing lunch break time?


It is not crazy to exit the room. There will be no reduced lunch break. If you get done with the morning session at 12:30, then you will need to be back in the room at 1:30, to start the afternoon session at 2. You always get an hour lunch break; it doesn't matter what time you leave the morning session.

Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:47 am
by jacketyellow
R_G wrote:
LaShuanMichelle wrote:
R_G wrote:Hi all,

Has anyone taken the DC UBE before? If so can anyone share their experiences of the testing environment? Re-taker here, but I previously took it in NYC, so going to a new environment is making me nervous, plus I've hearing about horror stories about inept administration....


I posted this a couple weeks ago, One tip I will share about the DC Bar is be prepared for the test environment. I was not prepared for how cold the room would be and I believe it contributed to my negative outcome. The DC Bar exam was held in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. It was extremely cold in the room. There was a thermometer in the room and at times it dipped down below 60 degrees. That may not seem cold to some but when you are sitting still for hours at a time with no jacket (jackets were not allowed), it is very uncomfortable, I was shivering most of the time. During the exam my hands were so cold that they were numb, making it difficult to type. On Day 2, I wore socks on my hands because I couldn't find anywhere that sold gloves in mid-July. The extreme temperature of the room was a big distraction for me. The room moderators were very kind and did make requests to have to room temperature adjusted but were unsuccessful. This time around I will definitely dress in layers, thermo pants and top and a sweater (without pockets). I will bring gloves and possibly a hat (if it is allowed). I hope this information is helpful.



This is very helpful, thank you! I am hoping that it won't be chilly this time around for the winter exam. Also, does the room have digital clocks?



If anything, it'll probably be too hot. These testing environments aren't really considerate.

Yes, the room has 6 huge digital clocks, so you can keep track of time. Your proctor should give a 30 minute warning, but if he/she doesn't, then you will still know when time is about to be up.

Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:48 am
by jacketyellow
dcbartaker wrote:
shaq23 wrote:
hanner22 wrote:
1. yes you can transfer your MBE score, so long as you meet DC MBE score requirement, which i believe is 140 (just double check that).


I think the minimum score to transfer is a 133.

Has anyone done this before? How do you find out if they accept your score? Is it a super long process?


The minimum score is not 140; it is 133. I've never done this, but I do know it's not a super long process. You should call DCCA and ask.

Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:51 am
by jacketyellow
R_G wrote:Hi all,

Has anyone taken the DC UBE before? If so can anyone share their experiences of the testing environment? Re-taker here, but I previously took it in NYC, so going to a new environment is making me nervous, plus I've hearing about horror stories about inept administration....


The room will be too cold (or too hot). The administration is really not that bad; I think people just like to grouse over the little things, especially with a very important test. The July administration definitely had problems, but none too big to overcome. It was mostly just the proctors passing out the wrong attendance sheets, but this was easily remedied at the end of the exam. I think the horror stories were just overhyped. When something like this happens in February, just sit calmly and wait on a solution.

Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:53 am
by jacketyellow
dcbartaker wrote:
timesnewboston wrote: First time taker. Anyone know when laptop registration opens and closes for the February 2018 DC bar exam?



Can't find the answer to this either? ...Anyone?


For the July administration, laptop registration opened a month before the actual exam and lasted 9 days. There was an extra 2 day "late registration" period.

Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:45 pm
by R_G
jacketyellow wrote:
R_G wrote:
perplixityparanoia wrote:The room is very chilly. Also, they don't allow any sweatshirts that have pockets.

One more issue with D.C. bar is anyone who has Mac laptop may face some issues with Exam 4. On the first day of July'17, I was having trouble submitting my MPT answers, and did not get the "submitted receipt." I had to wait for a long time during lunch break to figure out the computer issues.


Oh no, I'm sorry that happened. Did things get resolved during lunch break? Also, speaking of lunch break, how crazy is it to exit the room? Are there a lot of students, and hence reducing lunch break time?


It is not crazy to exit the room. There will be no reduced lunch break. If you get done with the morning session at 12:30, then you will need to be back in the room at 1:30, to start the afternoon session at 2. You always get an hour lunch break; it doesn't matter what time you leave the morning session.


Awesome. I am comparing it to my NYC experience. Since there are at least 1,000 students per room, our hour lunch break really isn't an hour...

Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:56 am
by cho8583
Retakers from J2017, did u guys get the score report with essay score breakdown via mail? I do know in fact they did mail out the score report for F2017, but I havent got the score report yet nor they answer my email asking for it.

2018 Feb DC Bar Testing Accommodations and General Timeline

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:33 pm
by ASMLAW
Hi:
I submitted my application for the DC bar a day or so before the early deadline. Does anyone know how long it may tale to get notice if you applied for accommodations? How about for the NCBE C&F requirement? Lastly, how long for DC and the exam as a whole? Thanks.

Re: 2018 Feb DC Bar Testing Accommodations and General Timeline

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:17 pm
by dcbartaker
ASMLAW wrote:Hi:
I submitted my application for the DC bar a day or so before the early deadline. Does anyone know how long it may tale to get notice if you applied for accommodations? How about for the NCBE C&F requirement? Lastly, how long for DC and the exam as a whole? Thanks.


I submitted my application on November 15th and it took about a month to be accepted. Since then, all of the sections now have green check marks except the C&F Summary Report. That still says "pending report." I'm assuming that will take quite a while. As far as accommodations, I think that will probably come closer to the test. I'm waiting on the acceptance of my MBE score to only take the Essays. Hoping that will be acknowledged soon. :D

Re: 2018 February DC Bar

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:02 pm
by 50Cent
Does anyone know when we get the ticket to sit for the DC bar? I registered mid-December and so far, all I received was an email confirming receipt of my exam application.

Also, the laptop registration is separate right?