According to Holly Glazier-Hicks, WMU-Cooley’s former Director of Academic/Bar Exam Services, “In reality, the number of separate subjects that can be tested totals 24.” Mi BE essay questions and draft model answers are distributed to in-state law professors for comment after the exam is administered but before grading begins.
Endorsements The ABA Law Student Division has been an enthusiastic supporter of the UBE.
Instead of being limited to Michigan, our bar-passers could look for employment in 35 other jurisdictions without retaking the bar exam.
And portability allows new lawyers to establish cross-jurisdictional practices more easily.
Each of the five Board members is responsible for three of the 15 questions.
Some members draft some of their own questions, the Board’s Executive Director Maribeth Preston has confirmed, while others farm out all of them.In 2010 both the Conference of Chief Justices and the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar endorsed consideration of the UBE.On recommendation of the Law Student Division and Law Practice Division, among other entities, the ABA House of Delegates endorsed the UBE at its 2016 midyear meeting.Learn how to attack each essay to get the most points, write according to what the graders are looking for, and stay ahead of the clock.With over a decade of experience working with the Michigan Bar Exam, Holly Glazier has helped thousands of students successfully pass the bar on their first try.Thirty-five states and territories have adopted the UBE, including big-ticket states like New York, Illinois, Ohio (beginning in 2020), and Texas (beginning in 2021).Portable scores Score portability maximizes job possibilities for graduating students.But today’s reality is that more than one-third will likely change jobs within three years of law school graduation.And many would like to look for employment beyond our borders.Wouldn’t it be nice for our bar-passers if Michigan administered the Uniform Bar Examination?The UBE allows new lawyers who pass the exam to transfer their score when applying for admission to another jurisdiction.