Are you considering writing a Michigan bar exam appeal? Are you wondering whether it is worth it to appeal your Michigan bar exam score?
A big factor in making the decision to appeal is to figure out how many points you actually need to write a successful Michigan bar exam appeal. With the new scoring method (which looks like they are just adding 32 or 33 points to everyone’s raw essay score to get the scaled essay score, at least this February 2015 round), it is even harder to figure out how many points are needed to write a successful appeal.
Update 1/1/23: Michigan no longer allows examinees to appeal their bar exam score! We will no longer be writing appeals for Michigan Bar Exam takers.
How Many Points Do I Need to Win My Michigan Bar Exam Appeal?
This idea comes from not us, but one of our very smart and resourceful blog readers who was nice enough to e-mail us and tell us a way to figure out how many points are needed to successfully appeal a failing bar exam score.
It is simple, really: Call the Michigan Board of Law Examiners and ask them how many points you need on your Michigan bar exam appeal!
It is actually quite unintuitive since the Michigan Board of Law Examiners usually does not give information out on the phone. However, we have tested it out with a few of our clients and the method seems to work so far.
Let us know if it works for you!
As a side note, just because you need that many points does not mean you should only request that many points. Please read this post to see how many points we recommend that you request on appeal. If you are interested in hiring someone to write your appeal for you, please don’t hesitate to check out our Michigan bar exam appeal writing services. We love writing Michigan bar exam appeals. There is nothing more rewarding than helping students pass on appeal! If you are writing your own Michigan bar exam appeal, please click here to see all of our blog posts on how to write a Michigan bar exam appeal.
Looking to Pass the Bar Exam on Appeal?
Check out our information on Michigan bar exam appeals here. JD Advising founder and her partner founded the Heidemann Jabbori law firm. This firm frequently writes the vast majority of passing appeals in the State of Michigan. It wrote all of the passing appeals in Michigan for the July 2018 Michigan bar administration.