To the OP, it seems as if you have at least a decent cause of action, though I don't know what theory off the top of my head. Bad faith business practices? Possibly even fraud.
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that comment about 2nd tiers being respectable and 3rd tiers being toilet is a bad generalization...there are a lot of 2nd tiers that are the 4th best schools in their local legal market and 3rd tiers that are the go-to school in their region. which makes more sense to attend?
get over the rankings beyond T14. they are made up by retarded nerds.
You need to practice questions and take practice tests and realize a 90% raw is nearly impossible but for a handful of test takers.
Here is info from California that shows the raw score to scaled score conversion for one administration:
A 165 SCALED score usually required only about 80% correct raw, and that already puts you at the 95th percentile of all test takers. Those few people who got a 180 scaled probably only got about 85% correct.
So to answer your question, 75 to 80% correct for a top test taker is a more realistic goal, with 90% being possible but not really a target you need to do very, very well.
By the way, even with the MBE being only 40%, its still worth putting in a TONS of effort and I wouldn't suggest its much of a difference whether the MBE is 40 or 50 percent of the scaled score. Assume once again a 135 passing average needed and you get a 162 on the MBE. Then you'd need a 117 on the essays. Thats still a really low threshold to get. I made an error before. A 108 for Connecticut isnt the bottom 17 percent, its the bottom 17 TESTTAKERS.And only another 10 got a score between 108 and 117.
The main point remains the same: MBE, MBE, MBE. It will be a lot harder to make up ground on the essays, but the MBE scale rises faster than the raw score total. So each question makes a difference, and a bigger difference at the higher end.