February 2017 Michigan Bar Exam Results are Released! As of May 9 at 4:00 PM, February 2017 Michigan bar exam results are out! They have been posted by seat number on the Michigan Board of Law Examiner’s website online.
In the past, all of the numbers of those who passed the exam were posted (this includes those who have not passed the MPRE or have not received a character and fitness clearance). It appears as though the Michigan Board of Law Examiner’s has again released results of everyone who has passed the bar exam, though we have not yet independently verified this.
February 2017 Michigan bar exam results have been mailed and applicants should expect to receive them in a few days. We always recommend that you wait until you receive official results before publicly announcing whether you passed or failed! So far as we know, Michigan has always accurately posted seat numbers, but it is wiser to wait since posting by seat number is relatively new! (This is only their sixth time posting by seat number!)
We will be updating this post with more information including an overview of what the approximate percentage is of those who are listed versus those who took the exam.
February 2017 Michigan Bar Exam Results – If Your Number is on the List – Congrats!
If you passed the February 2017 Michigan bar examination, congratulations! Please check out this Congratulatory Note to those who Pass the Bar Exam, as well as a description of Michigan swearing-in ceremonies. You will have to attend a swearing-in ceremony in order to get your P number and practice law in Michigan. To our knowledge, there is NO other good, detailed information online about what a swearing-in ceremony actually is, so it is worth it to check out the above posts.
If Your Number is Not on the List:
If you did not pass the February 2017 Michigan bar examination, we are very sorry!
To reiterate from an early post, there are a few things you should do:
- First, make sure you had the right seat number. For both exams in 2014, 2015, and 2016 (and thus, we suspect it is the same for this exam) the seat number that bar exam students should be looking for is the actual seat number that they were in (which might not necessarily be the same as the original seat number you were assigned).
- Second, do not panic. Please check out our post on what to do if you fail the Michigan bar exam. Also, check out this Note to those who Fail the Bar Exam for some encouragement as well as advice on where to go from here. Wait for your results to be mailed to you and try not to freak out about it. If you were close to passing, definitely consider the possibility of appeal. If you are considering utilizing our services for your Michigan bar exam appeal, please sign up to be on our list early! Contact us here. (You are welcome to read this post: I am considering appealing my bar exam score. What is the next step?) You will receive a free consultation, no strings attached. We have a stellar bar exam appeals passage rate but we only take on a limited number of appeals each administration. Last administration, we wrote 5 of the 6 passing appeals in the whole state. Even without knowing your score, we recommend you put yourself on the list if you are considering an appeal. You are not committing to anything but you still preserve your place in line. We fill up very quickly.
- Lastly, consider consulting us about our premium courses and Michigan bar exam class and tutoring options (we accept only a very limited number of students). See all of your Michigan bar exam options by clicking here! We think you will find our private one-on-one or small group services to be a nice change of pace from your commercial bar review course. We have helped hundreds of repeat takers get past the bar exam.
Note: You will be getting your score report in the next few days. You are welcome to email us your score report at email@example.com and we are happy to decode it for you and tell you what you need to work on, free of charge.
These are other resources for those who fail the bar exam.
- I failed the bar exam. What do I do? We have an in-depth guide here.
- How to pass the bar exam the second time around: Five things to do differently. Eye-opening for many second-time takers.
- I failed the bar exam by five points (or less). What should I do? We tell you what to do here!
- I failed the bar exam twice (or three times or four times). We tell you how to change your approach to pass the next time!
- What does my Michigan bar exam score report mean? This post gives you a general idea of what to look for. You are also welcome to email us your score report (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will dissect it for you!
- Should I take Barbri twice? (Hint: no!)
- How do I tell my boss I failed the bar exam? Here is a guide on what to say and not say.
What was the percentage of people that passed the February 2017 Michigan bar exam?
It appears to be very low – around 46%. It appears as though approximately 194 of the 420 applicants passed.
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