California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby MBAtoJD » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:34 pm

Yep...I looked at the essays and I felt absolutely nothing. At this point, I guess I'm just numb. If it was the sample answers, it would be a different story.

So...what did I gain from looking at the essays? That I gave it my all at that moment and even if I was given more time, I don't think it would have made a damn difference. I would still have missed the same issues I missed.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby El Pollito » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:43 pm

I'm not touching those.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby fl0w » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:24 pm

At this point, after looking quickly, i realized I have very little memory of what happened on the exam anymore. It's like a giant rage-blackout.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby CourtneyElizabeth » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:19 pm

Haha me too. I couldn't answer one of them now

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby tessellating » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:26 am

The wait is starting to gnaw on me...so much that I bit the bullet and registered for the July exam. We'll see if that was an epic waste of $ soon enough.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby a male human » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:47 am

I hate what this test does to people.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby fl0w » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:43 am

today i freaked out and started thinking about beginning my job search... even though i'm currently employed in my dream job. all because i know it's all over if i don't pass.

go-go dancer in Castro?
sigh.... fine.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby CourtneyElizabeth » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:36 am

:( hang in there guys. We find out soon enough. Law of large numbers says at least one of us has to pass right? I'm sure it's you kiddos!

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby fl0w » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:35 pm

I'm also considering buying a programming book and just jumping into the (cr)app developer market.

how hard can it be to make something with no societal utility that is addicting enough to attract a user base resulting in a billion dollar buyout?
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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby CourtneyElizabeth » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:47 pm

hahahah Fl0w. I've often had the same thoughts. And Tesselating - I'm tempted to register for July bar as well. I heard that the pass rate for this feb 2014 exam was like crazzyyy low.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby a male human » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:48 pm

CourtneyElizabeth wrote:hahahah Fl0w. I've often had the same thoughts. And Tesselating - I'm tempted to register for July bar as well. I heard that the pass rate for this feb 2014 exam was like crazzyyy low.

You sound like the results are out already...!

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby CourtneyElizabeth » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:56 pm

Well, I just have the worst feeling about it. And someone I interviewed with told me about the low results so who knows if she had a clue or was just being a negative nancy.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby a male human » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:46 pm

Well, February pass rates have been lower than July's, usually only a few dozen %.

The whole ExamSoft glitch fiasco might skew that up for those who weren't afflicted. I managed to finish my PT without making it look like a total mess, so hopefully it shows my minimal competency.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby CourtneyElizabeth » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:00 pm

Ohh yeah! I'd like to think that royal fck up helps people like me that didn't have any issues. No offense. Maybe they took that into consideration for the people that did have the issues. I mean, they even acknowledged it officially.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby a male human » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:13 pm

We sent in letters, and the response was that everything will be graded on a standard method (individual relief subject to case-by-case determination). But yeah, most likely the graders know about it and could help bump everyone up.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby MURPH » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:24 pm

CourtneyElizabeth wrote:Well, I just have the worst feeling about it. And someone I interviewed with told me about the low results so who knows if she had a clue or was just being a negative nancy.

The past results are there for anyone to look at.
http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov/Examina ... stics.aspx
February results for re-takers hover around 35%. So your likelihood of passing decreases if you took it a second time.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby CourtneyElizabeth » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:26 pm

So basically I'm fucked.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby northwood » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:30 pm

does that take into consideration the fact that people were working and studying?

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby CourtneyElizabeth » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:37 pm

Does it take into consideration that I'm an idiot?

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby fl0w » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:40 pm

MURPH wrote:
CourtneyElizabeth wrote:Well, I just have the worst feeling about it. And someone I interviewed with told me about the low results so who knows if she had a clue or was just being a negative nancy.

The past results are there for anyone to look at.
http://admissions.calbar.ca.gov/Examina ... stics.aspx
February results for re-takers hover around 35%. So your likelihood of passing decreases if you took it a second time.


But 35% of the retakers had a 100% success rate on that exam and are presumably winning at life right?
Am I doing statistics right guyz!?

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby CourtneyElizabeth » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:47 pm

hahaha that honestly made me laugh out loud. If I have to take this crap again I'll be doing it while working. The likelihood of me passing will probably decrease to 0% at that point.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby Deschutes » Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:52 pm

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby CourtneyElizabeth » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:15 pm

When we buy the books (Kaplan/barbri) don't we have to agree to not sell them?

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby a male human » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:53 am

CourtneyElizabeth wrote:When we buy the books (Kaplan/barbri) don't we have to agree to not sell them?

Never heard of this.

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Re: California Bar Exam (February 2014) thread

Postby CourtneyElizabeth » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:27 am

Maybe I'm wrong then. I'll gladly sell my Kaplan books. Did me no good anyways.




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