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Taking two bar exams?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:58 pm

I'm going to work for the feds after I graduate. I want to really make sure I pass a bar exam because I don't want to miss the boat on my job. I wanted to take my home state bar, but it's one of the harder ones (think NY/CA). Can I/should I take another easier one (sort of as a safety net) to ensure that I pass a bar exam and can work as a lawyer for the gov't? Much thanks.

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Re: Taking two bar exams?

Postby Mick Haller » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:14 pm

You can pass the Cal or Ny exams. Don't be a weeny. Just study hard.

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Re: Taking two bar exams?

Postby dood » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:20 pm

u should take the bar ur employer tells u to take / where u plan to practice. if u need to pass CA or NY, u will just have to do it.

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Re: Taking two bar exams?

Postby 09042014 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:23 pm

So you really want to pass the bar. And your strategy is to then split your time between two bars?

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Re: Taking two bar exams?

Postby bk1 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:25 pm

Desert Fox wrote:So you really want to pass the bar. And your strategy is to then split your time between two bars?

:lol:

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Re: Taking two bar exams?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Thu Dec 27, 2012 5:33 pm

FWIW, I know someone who worked for the feds and failed the bar the first time around. They let them keep their job and take it again. (Though this might not be the case if your job requires you to be in court from day one, I suppose.) But basically I agree about working hard to pass one before worrying about taking a second.

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Re: Taking two bar exams?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:46 am

Mick Haller wrote:You can pass the Cal or Ny exams. Don't be a weeny. Just study hard.


Yes, I suppose you're right. I am being a weeny. I just REALLY REALLY don't want to fail the bar. This is a good fed job that only requires bar passage from any state.

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Re: Taking two bar exams?

Postby thesealocust » Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:06 am

NY is one of the easier bars...




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