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I offer UBE and MBE bar exam materials and advice through online subscriptions. I pride myself on understanding the UBE and MBE better than anyone else and this is reflected in my materials and advice. Over the past twelve years, I have personally worked with thousands of examinees, examined thousands of score reports, and reviewed thousands of graded essays and MPTs. Comments/testimonials from 400+ passing subscribers are here.
If you failed, you probably didn't approach the exam the correct way (in both study and practice). To compound things, it becomes harder and harder to pass the bar exam with each attempt. Statistically, the performance of exam “repeaters” is considerably lower than the performance of first-time exam takers. For example, in 2007, New York released a paper entitled "Impact of the Increase in the Passing Score on the New York Bar Examination July 2005 Bar Administration" (see http://www.nybarexam.org/press/ncberep.pdf, pages 83, 90-91). According to the study, the projected pass rate for Domestic-Educated First-Time Takers was 83%; the projected pass rate for Domestic-Educated Second-Time Takers was 30%; and the projected pass rate for Domestic-Educated Third-Time Takers was 23.2%. Meanwhile, the projected pass rate for Foreign-Educated First-Time Takers was 43.9% while the projected pass rate for Foreign-Educated Repeaters was 13.5% (id. at pages 95, 98). As you can see, pass rates plummet for re-takers, even for the ones most likely to pass, namely Domestic-Educated takers. I believe this is because failing examinees continue to repeat the same mistakes.
Most examinees who fail the bar exam score below average on the MBE. For example, out of the 4,500+ failing examinees who have sent me their scores, their average MBE was 122 (which is about 50% correct). While each examinee is different, I strongly believe that the majority of failing examinees must focus heavily on the MBE and take calculated risks on the MEE and MPT in order to pass the exam. Accordingly, I provide materials and advice specifically intended for MBE improvement while maintaining adequate MEE and MPT performance through prioritized studying. Rather than trying to decipher what is important to know for the upcoming exam, I tell you exactly what is important to know for the MBE, MEE and MPT. This approach has brought success to a large number of failing examinees, as detailed here. I have enough confidence in what I do that I have been tracking the accuracy of my priorities for the past ten years (the last 20 exams from 2008 to present). This Post-Exam Analysis page also explains how my MEE prioritization approach works. If you are unable to subscribe, I offer a number of free materials/services such as MBE Outlines, MP3s, Score and Essay Analysis Reports, and online Score Calculators/Estimators (see below).
You can subscribe now to the UBE Essays subscription. This is a stand alone subscription that is specifically for the written portion of the exam and contains all the available MEE exams with answers, comparison banks containing thousands of actual graded examinee MEE and MPT essays, MEE audio MP3s, an MEE Issue Spotting outline and an MPT Format Bible. You can learn more about whether this subscription can help you here.
The more comprehensive February 2019 subscriptions will NOT available sometime in October-November 2018. I will post descriptions of these subscription packages as they become available. If you want to be put on the SEPERAC FEB 2019 SUBSCRIPTION waiting list, please submit your name and email address below and I will notify you when the subscriptions become available. If you absolutely have to pass the exam on this attempt, I also tutor subject to availability.
I also provide the following free materials/tools/services to bar examinees:
MBE OUTLINES: My old black letter law MBE outlines from 2005 (I scored a 162 on the MBE largely due to these outlines) can be downloaded here. While a lot has changed with the MBE since 2005, the core information is still relevant.
MEE MP3s: A free sample set of MP3s from the February 2008 MEE can be downloaded here. Additional MP3s wiill be added as time permits. The UBE Essays subscription contains 36 hours of MP3 audio files covering the last 200+ MEE questions and NCBE Answer Analyses (from July 2007 to Feb 2018). Every examinee should listen to MP3s during their studies to see if they find an auditory learning style effective. However, even if you are not an auditory learner, you should take advantage of these MP3s to form different memory impressions when you study.
UBE SCORE ESTIMATOR: The Seperac UBE Score Estimator will give you a good idea of your odds of passing based on the demographic and grade information you enter.
BAR EXAM SCORE CALCULATORS: I create accurate score calculators based on prior exams to allow examinees to test various scoring scenarios and estimate their upcoming exam performance (e.g. if you are sitting for the J18 exam, you should experiment with the J17 calculator).
SCORE ANALYSIS REPORT: If you failed the UBE exam, I can provide you with a free 14 page confidential analysis of your scoring along with my advice. I've helped over 4,500 examinees with these free analysis reports.
MEE/MPT ANALYSIS REPORT: If you also have your written answers, I can provide you with a free 43 page MEE/MPT Analysis which will tell you a number of useful things such as how well you issue spotted. More information regarding this report is here.
MBE SUBSCORE ANALYSIS: If you are in a non-UBE state (e.g. California), while I can't send you a score report, I can give you a breakdown of your MBE subscores.
POST-EXAM ANALYSIS: If you recently took the UBE exam and think you may not have passed, there is a post-exam form for examinees. Filling out this form immediately after you take the exam (while the information is still fresh in your mind) can help you later. For example, using this information, I track the key details of your attempt, so if you later find that you failed the exam, I will try to match your responses/statistics to whoever previously submitted the most comparable details (and later passed) to give you their advice on what worked for them.
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