New york bar exam july 2016

New york bar exam july 2016

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July 2016 Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) in New York. To the reader, I’d like to say something. Please accept our apologies if you are reading this post because you failed the July 2016 bar exam. The best thing you can do right now to support yourself is to immediately order copies of your essays and MPTs. You’ll enjoy defeating your foe if you know who you’re up against the next time. “Success is the ability to bounce back from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” — Churchill, Winston
The pass rate for all first-time takers who were graduates of American Bar Association accredited law schools was 83 percent in July 2016, according to the New York State Board of Law Examiners (BOLE), up 4% from July 2015.
According to Above the Law, as of October 18, sixteen states had recorded lower pass rates for the July 2016 bar exam, while only four states had reported an increase in pass rates. Now New York can add another five to its tally! Our New York bar candidates deserve kudos.
In New York State, the ship of UBE adoption has sailed. This is not the venue for me to air my many concerns about the essays. In any case, the July 2016 UBE essays avoided what I consider to be the most common UBE blunders. They stayed mostly to code topics, avoiding sloppy comparisons between so-called uniform laws and high-flying speculations regarding Supreme Court reasoning in Constitutional Law cases.

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Candidates seeking admission to practice law in New York must take the bar test, which is administered by the New York State Board of Law Examiners (BOLE). The bar examination is given twice a year, in February and July. Candidates who pass all four exam components are certified by the BOLE for admission to one of the four Appellate Divisions of the New York Supreme Court.
Additional details, such as qualifications for the Bar Exam, educational criteria, application forms, fees, exam results, and other comprehensive answers to FAQs, can be found on the Board’s website here: The Board of Law Examiners of the State of New York
The UBE was adopted by the New York Court of Appeals and became successful with the administration of the New York State bar review in July 2016. In addition, as a condition of admission to New York, all applicants must complete an online course on New York law and pass an online review on New York law.
Additional information about the UBE, other requirements, such as the requirements for the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) and the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), and comprehensive answers to other frequently asked questions can be found here: Examination of the Bar in a Uniform Manner

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The procedure for being admitted to the New York Bar has changed dramatically since July 2016, both logistically and in terms of the bar exam itself. The Uniform Bar Exam was administered for the first time during the July 2016 administration of the New York Bar Exam. The following are the components of the New York Uniform Bar Exam (UBE):
The UBE differs from previous administrations of the examination in that no section of the bar exam contains content unique to New York. Rather, it is governed by common law or majority rule. You may be able to pass your UBE score to other UBE jurisdictions depending on the jurisdiction and your UBE score. To pass the New York Bar, for example, you must have a UBE score of 266 among other items. As a result, if you want to move your score to another jurisdiction, you can do so as long as they require a 266 or lower to qualify.
Again, just to be clear (because I had the same question), the MBE is a portion of the UBE and is not separate from it, but you will obtain two separate scores for the part (MBE) and the entire (UBE) (UBE). You may be able to pass your UBE score or pursue reciprocity with your MBE score, depending on the jurisdiction’s requirements.

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To begin, let me state that I am not a fan of the uniform bar exam (abbreviated as “UBE”). There was a time when New York’s (and, for that matter, most other states’) uniqueness meant something. That, of course, included working as a lawyer in New York.
Now we’re on our way to joining 15 other states in pushing for nationalization of the bar exam. When was the last time anything that was nationalized turned out to be a good thing? The unique and varying qualities of the various states were used to construct this nation.
We have unique laws, regulations, and ways of practicing law in New York, as in most other states. There may be several areas of experience that can be applied across state lines. Because of its relationship with civil law, one that comes to mind is criminal law. Even criminal law has its own set of procedural rules that vary by state. Consider how dissimilar New York’s Family and Domestic Relations Laws, as well as our General Municipal Law and civil procedures, are. Our evidentiary laws are perhaps the most important distinction. Regardless, New York will relocate to the UBE next year.