Official waiting for NY Bar exam results support thread

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Official waiting for NY Bar exam results support thread

Postby pennstatepride » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:33 am

Hopefully they're released this week....I'm losing sleep over the stress that this wait is causing....how's everyone feel who took it?

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Re: Official waiting for NY Bar exam results support thread

Postby nealric » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:56 pm

Losing sleep for sure.

Please let it be Friday!

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Postby Gamecubesupreme » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:41 pm

On an anxiety scale from 1 to 10, with the LSAT score waiting being a 5, where would the Bar Exam rank?

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Re: Official waiting for NY Bar exam results support thread

Postby pennstatepride » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:36 pm

Gamecubesupreme wrote:On an anxiety scale from 1 to 10, with the LSAT score waiting being a 5, where would the Bar Exam rank?


I would say compared to the LSAT, for me, def a 10....I guess because you've spent 3 years of law school getting your JD, 3 months studying, over 3 months waiting for results, and a possible job on the line....This has been the worst summer/fall ever!!! Hopefully good news comes this Friday

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Re: Official waiting for NY Bar exam results support thread

Postby pennstatepride » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:38 pm

nealric wrote:Losing sleep for sure.

Please let it be Friday!


Dude I feel like a slave to the BOLE website, hitting refresh like every 30 seconds. It's so easy to doubt yourself about how well you did; I seem to convince myself I failed every day.

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Re: Official waiting for NY Bar exam results support thread

Postby 4for44 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 11:39 pm

0L who shouldnt be worrying about it yet here... but if you don't pass bar first time do most firms let you go?

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Re: Official waiting for NY Bar exam results support thread

Postby chris0805 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:40 pm

G. T. L. Rev. wrote:
4for44 wrote:0L who shouldnt be worrying about it yet here... but if you don't pass bar first time do most firms let you go?

No. Most biglaw firms will let you try a second time before canning you. This norm may be changing ever so slightly, and it applies to a much lesser degree in midlaw and small firms.


And even less in public interest. I've already tried cases appearing "under supervision." Student practice orders (in some states0 let you appear under supervision once you've completed 2 years of law school up until the first bar for which you were eligible to sit releases the results. After that, you can practice as a pending attorney or you can't appear anymore. Since I have to be in court everyday, I'm pretty sure fail = fired for me.

So yea... worse than waiting for the LSAT. At least for me...

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Postby nealric » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:51 am

No. Most biglaw firms will let you try a second time before canning you.


My biglaw offer (Jan start date) is expressly contingent on passing.

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Postby nealric » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:01 am

On an anxiety scale from 1 to 10, with the LSAT score waiting being a 5, where would the Bar Exam rank?


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Doing poorly on the LSAT just means you take it again. Failing the bar can mean loss of job, loss of thousands of immediate income, perhaps millions of lifetime income.

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Postby nealric » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:15 pm

PASSED!

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Postby nealric » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:13 pm

Update: the plot thickens:

O-R are posted in a comment:
http://abovethelaw.com/2010/11/ny-bar-e ... e-website/

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Re: Official waiting for NY Bar exam results support thread

Postby chris0805 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:27 pm

PASSED! I studied like crazy for that stupid test, and I'm not sure whether to be proud or embarrassed by how high I scored on the MBE. On one hand, I like that I did well. On the other hand, my obsessive studying, constant fear that I failed make me feel, in light of my score, that I might be far more neurotic and type A than I ever suspected.
Just glad that it's over.

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Re: Official waiting for NY Bar exam results support thread

Postby NewHere » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:55 pm

chris0805 wrote:PASSED! I studied like crazy for that stupid test, and I'm not sure whether to be proud or embarrassed by how high I scored on the MBE. On one hand, I like that I did well. On the other hand, my obsessive studying, constant fear that I failed make me feel, in light of my score, that I might be far more neurotic and type A than I ever suspected.
Just glad that it's over.


I could have written that word for word! Congrats, chris!

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Re: Official waiting for NY Bar exam results support thread

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Re: Official waiting for NY Bar exam results support thread

Postby hasmith » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:41 am

khgal wrote:How did people survive the wait? I feel ill at least a few times a week thinking I failed and then I read accounts of people failing (http://www.top-law-schools.com/archives/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=44009) that make my insides hurt. :oops:

I know I messed up a part of a few essays, and the mbe felt really difficult in the morning. I hope I survive the next 2.5 months...and don't pass out when that awful day rolls around.


For me, this past month has not been too bad. However, once we get closer to Oct 1, I will be far more nervous. I think everyone messes up parts of the exam, it is nervewracking. I so so so hope I do not have to take it again.




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