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Dr. Saccuzzo's Predictions for the February 2018 California Bar Exam

Dr. Saccuzzo has already made and posted his predictions for the February 2018 California Bar Exam.

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Dr. Saccuzzo’s Predictions

Register now for Dr.Saccuzzo’s free predictions webinar.

He will discuss why he makes predictions (and their value), how he fared last exam, and, of course, his predictions for the February 2018 California Bar Exam. Stick around after the webinar for a live chat with the Barfather himself.

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Taking the February 2018 California Bar Exam?

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If you're taking California's bar exam next February, and you want to get an early start, Dr. Saccuzzo has posted some advice on CalBar Updates, our free platform where we post all things CalBar-related. Sign up today here.

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Cal Supremes: 1440 cut score stays

The California Supreme Court recently announced that after considering the matter, there would be no change to the 1440 cut score. You can read the Court's letter to the State Bar here.

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Debriefs of the July 2017 California Bar Exam

Our debriefs for the July 2017 California Bar Exam essays and PT are now complete, and we have already begun releasing them. The released debriefs are available on the CalBar Updates platform. Access to CalBar Updates is free. Sign up here to access them now.

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UPDATED - Dr. Saccuzzo's Predictions for the July 2017 California Bar Exam

Dr. Saccuzzo's updated predictions for the July 2017 California Bar Exam essays are now available on the CalBar Updates platform.

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EXAMSOFT WARNING!

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We’ve just been alerted that the Windows 10 Creator operating system is not supported by ExamSoft (not compatible with ExamSoft), so as it stands now, the safest thing is to prevent it from automatically installing in your Windows 10 operating system. 

Unfortunately, Microsoft is pushing the Windows 10 Creator updates in a slow roll, with the update installing automatically in your Windows 10 operating system unless you take steps to prevent it. Even more problematic is that unlike most updates, this one becomes permanent 10 days after the update is installed, so you have limited time to uninstall it or to block it if it has not already installed.

ExamSoft has published instructions for a workaround that will enable ExamSoft to be used on a computer with Creator installed, but ExamSoft is apparently not guaranteeing any kind of on-site support on the day of the exam for anyone who has upgraded. The ExamSoft article on the workaround concludes with the statement:

"Once...

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Dr. Saccuzzo's Predictions for the July 2017 California Bar Exam: Specific Issues

Each bar exam cycle, Dr. Saccuzzo not only releases general predictions for the essay topics on the California Bar Exam, but also some specific issues within each of those subjects to which he recommends you pay special attention.

As you know, his general predictions have already been posted on the free CalBar Updates platform. Now, he has started to roll out each of the specific-issues posts for each of those subjects. California Community Property, Professional Responsibility, and Civil Procedure were added to the platform in the last few weeks, and Agency and Partnership was posted today.

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How is the bar exam weighted?

Beginning in July of this year, the California Bar Examination will be weighted as follows:

  • Multiple choice (i.e., MBE): 50% [200 items, 175 of them scored]
  • Essays (non-MEE): 35.7% [Five 1-hour questions]
  • Performance Test (non-MPT): 14.3% [One 90-minute test]

For those taking the Uniform Bar Examination (UBE), the weighting is as follows:

  • Multiple choice (MBE): 50% [200 items, 175 of them scored]
  • Essays (MEE): 35.7% [Six 30-minute questions]
  • Performance Test (MPT): 14.3% [Two 90-minute tests]
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