Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Slaughter House 2018: The Grading on the Florida Bar Exam

We have been talking to many students who failed the Florida bar exam.  We have been astonished and concerned at both the medium grade of the Florida bar exam essays and the scores some repeat takers have been getting.  It seems like the medium grade was lower than in past exams, especially for the last two essays.  The medium grade for the contracts essay was 47, for the family law essay, a 31 and for the constitutional law essay, a 36. Have we seen such low averages before?

In general, repeat takers do not do well on the Florida essays because they lack analytical skills, but it seemed, this bar cycle, that the repeat takers did especially poorly and quite a few of the repeat takers were essentially slaughtered on these essays.

The repeat takers did poorly on the contracts questions, usually scoring in the high 30s, did worse on the family law, scoring on average in the high 20s, low 30s, but did positively awful on the constitutional law essay.  We’ve seen scores of 3, of 13, of 18.  Repeat takers were destroyed on that essay. Never have we’ve seen such low scores in a Florida essay before.

Remember, that if you blow one essay in Florida, your chances of failing are pretty high.

Were the essays tougher this bar cycle or did the Florida Board of Bar Examiners tighten up how they grade the essays?  Points open for debate.

Nevertheless, Florida repeat takers must learn how to write an essay, using their analytical skills to examine the facts and the law and to write a Florida essay that gets them the score that they need to pass.

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