anyone else taking feb 2015 illinois bar?

ilovetypos
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anyone else taking feb 2015 illinois bar?

Postby ilovetypos » Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:07 pm

ughhh.

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Re: anyone else taking feb 2015 illinois bar?

Postby springs24 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:38 pm

I am! 2nd bar exam for me...first one was 10 years ago in Nevada. Still wondering what I was thinking signing up...

ilovetypos
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Re: anyone else taking feb 2015 illinois bar?

Postby ilovetypos » Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:18 pm

no reciprocity with nevada? this is also my second exam, but i haven't been practicing long enough to waive in. boo! i feel like there's stillllllll so much i need to learn.

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Re: anyone else taking feb 2015 illinois bar?

Postby ilovetypos » Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:09 am

btw, how are you allocating your days? I'm wondering how to spread the subjects over the coming days given there are so many.

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Re: anyone else taking feb 2015 illinois bar?

Postby springs24 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:16 pm

I'm trying to get through a couple of subjects a day just reviewing, outlining practice essays and 20-30 MBE's. Civ Pro MBE's on Adaptibar are killing me but the rest seem to be going pretty well. I've got 2 small kiddos this time around so my study time is somewhat limited...optimistically thinking it's a pretty high pass rate for first time takers!
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ilovetypos
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Re: anyone else taking feb 2015 illinois bar?

Postby ilovetypos » Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:23 pm

agreed! we can do this!

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Re: anyone else taking feb 2015 illinois bar?

Postby springs24 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:13 pm

Your post prompted me to click on Rule 705 for Admission on Motion - wish I hadn't! A bit disheartened that I realized I could have actually waived in 4 years ago when I moved here...when I originally applied to take the Feb 2011 exam, IL did not offer reciprocity with Nevada. They changed that rule effective January 2011 (unbeknownst to me - clearly a lesson in regularly checking rule updates). I withdrew from the February 2011 exam b/c I just didn't want to take it and never looked back...wow do I wish I had since in the midst of that application process, I became eligible for Admission on Motion...unfortunately, I've now been inactive for 3 years so no longer qualify...maybe the board will take pity on me and allow me to relate back to my original date of filing? That would be a dream...instead I think I'll head back to reality and get back to studying evidence. UGH.

ilovetypos
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Re: anyone else taking feb 2015 illinois bar?

Postby ilovetypos » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:51 pm

oh, man, you're kidding!!! I'm sorry :( I guess you could always ask them if that would be possible but keep studying in the meantime...

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Re: anyone else taking feb 2015 illinois bar?

Postby springs24 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:50 pm

Brutal! My duty to know the rules...but seriously, who regularly goes back and checks rule updates after they find a rule is inapplicable? I feel like I would've seen an announcement on changing admission requirements - didn't see one - but hard to remember much of anything going back 4 years...lucky me, I guess I get a legal refresher. :)

I've read on a couple of blogs that Commercial Paper won't be tested anymore - true? Can't seem to find an official definitive answer and I am studying from old materials.




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