Yeah, but it's tested very differently. You may be really good at multiple choice recognition but suck at rigurgitating the law and issue spotting. However, it's better than nothing if you are in the auto-pass area because it means you know the mbe topics very well.
I'm taking in Illinois in July, and I don't think it's that easy anymore, at least based on the Feb. 2018 scoring memo.Desert Fox wrote: ↑Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:10 pmOr at least almost definitely a bar pass. Note, this is only true for states that don't have a minimum score for written parts, and only true for states with a 50% MBE. 40% or lower, MBE is still huge but it's harder to pass by just MBE.
Lets take Illinois for example. You need 264 points to pass and you can get them from MBE or written (which is scaled to match MBE scoring ranges). Here is what the percentiles looked like last july https://www.ilbaradmissions.org/Percent ... lentCharts
If you get a 150 on the MBE (all scores I'm talking about ITT are scaled, raw doesn't matter), then you only need a 114 (264 - 150) on the written. A 150 MBE isn't that hard, it's the 60th percentile and it only covers 6 subjects. For clean cut, standardized test taking naturals like TLSers this should be more than doable.
So how bad is a 114 written? Look at the chart I linked. It's LOWER than bottom 1%.
If you pull off a 160, 82%, you can get a 104 on written. I'm not sure they even give written scores that low.
1. IL now requires a 266 to pass
2. A scaled 150 MBE is now 89% percentile.
So unless you absolutely crush the MBE, you can't pass without doing at least okay on the essays, at least in IL.
pa weights essays at 55% and lowest passing essay was like, 126 or something
to me that feels slightly above making stuff up level but i dunno
In Feb 2016 I failed the CA bar with a 150 MBE. Back then, the MBE was only worth 33%.
But, I passed the exam in July 2017 (MBE now worth 50%). I know I scored at least a 150 again because I got an NCBE report saying I could waive into North Dakota (requires 150 MBE minimum).
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