July 2015 California Bar Exam

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July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby goldeneye » Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:17 pm

Registration opens Monday - anyone know anything about the test sites in the LA area? Also do we need to be at our computers at midnight or is this no big deal?

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Pleasye » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:44 pm

goldeneye wrote:Registration opens Monday - anyone know anything about the test sites in the LA area? Also do we need to be at our computers at midnight or is this no big deal?

These are all of my questions right now too lol

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Pleasye » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:06 am

Welp I guess it doesn't open at midnight.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby goldeneye » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:14 am

Yeah what's the deal? Last years thread had people registering at like 4am so I figured it had to be sometime early.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby goldeneye » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:16 am

Pleasye wrote:Welp I guess it doesn't open at midnight.


This website also seems to indicate that: http://www.uchastings.edu/student-life/ ... etter2.pdf

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby florentine » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:21 am

So, when do we think this is going to open for registration? 9 am PST?

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Pleasye » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:24 am

goldeneye wrote:Yeah what's the deal? Last years thread had people registering at like 4am so I figured it had to be sometime early.

Yeah that's what I was going off of as well. I guess I'm getting up at like 7? Ugh fuck this exam and it's still months away.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby goldeneye » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:53 am

It's up and running

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Pleasye » Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:22 am

Fingers crossed I don't have to go to Ontario.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby SiRR » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:25 pm

Does anyone know how strict the "San Diego residents only" policy is for the convention center? I really don't want to go to Ontario, but will take it over LA.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby florentine » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:39 pm

Got my confirmation about 5 minutes after submission. Does anyone know when we receive our confirmation of our testing center?

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby atticus89 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:50 pm

florentine wrote:Got my confirmation about 5 minutes after submission. Does anyone know when we receive our confirmation of our testing center?


Wondering this as well.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby goldeneye » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:56 pm

I believe in a few days it shows up on your "check admission status page" based on last years thread.

https://sbc.calbar.ca.gov/

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby goldeneye » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:57 pm

SiRR wrote:Does anyone know how strict the "San Diego residents only" policy is for the convention center? I really don't want to go to Ontario, but will take it over LA.


Unclear how strict but is it worth it to get bounced to the huge hell that is Ontario? I've heard that site is massive

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Loud Kiddington » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:23 pm

checkin in.

is everyone getting a hotel near the test center?

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby goldeneye » Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:51 pm

That's advised I've heard since the last thing you want to do after a long day is try to find a cab or drive a while back to the hotel. They're insanely expensive though I'm finding

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Pleasye » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:35 pm

goldeneye wrote:That's advised I've heard since the last thing you want to do after a long day is try to find a cab or drive a while back to the hotel. They're insanely expensive though I'm finding

Dude this is soooo much money.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Loud Kiddington » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:27 pm

Pleasye wrote:
goldeneye wrote:That's advised I've heard since the last thing you want to do after a long day is try to find a cab or drive a while back to the hotel. They're insanely expensive though I'm finding

Dude this is soooo much money.


Why is there even a laptop fee?!

Did you guys choose your bar review course yet? I'm deciding between Barbri and Themis still.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby goldeneye » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:33 pm

went with BarBri - mainly through anecdotal evidence that the 3 people I know passed first time and did BarBri.

But these fees are outrageous - I should have known that $113 to get a username essentially was only the start

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Pleasye » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:45 pm

Loud Kiddington wrote:Why is there even a laptop fee?!

Did you guys choose your bar review course yet? I'm deciding between Barbri and Themis still.

Laptop fee is absolutely ridiculous. Paying for software I already have..

I'm taking Themis. I'm a rep, but I would be taking it even if I wasn't. Can't justify barbri when all I have heard is great things about Themis and it's so much more affordable.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby SiRR » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:52 pm

goldeneye wrote:
SiRR wrote:Does anyone know how strict the "San Diego residents only" policy is for the convention center? I really don't want to go to Ontario, but will take it over LA.


Unclear how strict but is it worth it to get bounced to the huge hell that is Ontario? I've heard that site is massive


Medium strict, I guess? I called and spoked to an admission officer (0LOL all over again) and she said you can't register for San Diego w/o a San Diego area address. She hinted that I could change my address (in writing, of course) then submit, but by the time that's done my guess is San Diego would be full anyway.

I'm not stoked for Ontario, but, it's a much easier/shorter drive from where I'll be spending my summer than the LA sites, and I already have a hotel (cheaper than LA or Pasadena) that is just a few minutes walk.

As far as prep course I'm taking Kaplan, their online program seems pretty solid and that's what I was looking for as I won't be attending classes in person.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby sopranorleone » Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:14 pm

Checking in. Just registered. Going with Themis as well.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:55 pm

SiRR wrote:Does anyone know how strict the "San Diego residents only" policy is for the convention center? I really don't want to go to Ontario, but will take it over LA.

Is it San Diego residents only this year? Didn't look like it. Definitely my first choice.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby SiRR » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:12 pm

Tiago Splitter wrote:
SiRR wrote:Does anyone know how strict the "San Diego residents only" policy is for the convention center? I really don't want to go to Ontario, but will take it over LA.

Is it San Diego residents only this year? Didn't look like it. Definitely my first choice.


Oh, for sure. Mine too. Running away with it.

BUT, It is definitely San Diego residents only. It was in bold red on the application, and I called the LA office of CalBar to confirm/ask if there was any latitude. I would take a screenshot for you but I already submitted. Maybe another poaster who hasn't submitted can screenshot to verify.

Now, could the admission officer have been mistaken? Maybe. Or, maybe you'll slip through the cracks. Or maybe they'll just give you your second choice. But, she did make it clear I would be bounced to my second choice without a San Diego address.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Tiago Splitter » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:13 pm

I've been using my parents' address in a San Diego suburb so I think I'll be ok, but it's disappointing that I'll have to worry at all. Thought they were over that this year




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