July 2015 California Bar Exam

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

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roneman90 wrote:
a male human wrote:Do you think if someone had the ability to rewind time, we wouldn't be able to tell? For example, this could have been the second time I'm typing this exact message because someone rewound time to redo the past (like taking the bar) and our memory was also reversed. This could have been your nth time waiting for bar results!

I just started playing Life Is Strange, and with the high of BTTF day still glowing and MarcZero's avatar, "that thought" came to me


Yup. Nothing seems real today.

Is anything real at all? How often do we actually feel that something is real and substantial?

I guess if I had to face retirement or what happened to MarcZero's U-Haul, I might be woken up from this ethereal drift through this purgatory between my 20s and 30s. I'm turning 30 in a few months (2016 already? a lot has happened), and I clearly remember turning 20. Back then people actually left me voicemails on my birthday and wanted to hang out with me for more than just a few dates.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby mike.alexander23 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:41 pm

Is anyone "planning something" the night of November 20th? Or am I the only one that feels like it's bad juju.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby robinhoodOO » Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:56 pm

mike.alexander23 wrote:Is anyone "planning something" the night of November 20th? Or am I the only one that feels like it's bad juju.


I figure they've probably finished grading essays by now and the MBE has been graded for ages, so in my mind there's no jinxing shit at this point. We've already either passed or failed and we're just waiting to find out which. So, plan away!

I plan to take a 6 pack to work, get off at 5 and kill it waiting till 6. Get results. Party downtown SF in misery or celebration.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby BuenAbogado » Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:04 am

I feel so alone now that NY has their scores.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby needaday » Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:16 pm

BuenAbogado wrote:I feel so alone now that NY has their scores.


is it just us and texas now?

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby MarcZero » Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:45 pm

needaday wrote:
BuenAbogado wrote:I feel so alone now that NY has their scores.


is it just us and texas now?


I know Ohio isn't coming out until Friday.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Kiwi3891 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:55 pm

needaday wrote:
BuenAbogado wrote:I feel so alone now that NY has their scores.


is it just us and texas now?


Texas is just about 9 days away. Official results come out Friday, 11/6 but we can access our results 11/5 or whenever SC Justice Willet tweets out "Happy Bar Results Day." **sigh**

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby a male human » Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:49 pm

If anyone took the 2014 July bar:

http://www.examsoftsettlement.com/

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby needaday » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:21 pm

a male human wrote:If anyone took the 2014 July bar:

http://www.examsoftsettlement.com/


Up to 90 bucks!!! Looks like everyone will be made whole!

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby gaagoots » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:46 pm

a male human wrote:If anyone took the 2014 July bar:

http://www.examsoftsettlement.com/


$600,000.00 awarded to Class Counsel and $1,000.00 for lead plaintiff(s) and the whopping $90 chump change to the poor users.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby emilybrock1234 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:02 pm

MarcZero wrote:
needaday wrote:
BuenAbogado wrote:I feel so alone now that NY has their scores.


is it just us and texas now?


I know Ohio isn't coming out until Friday.


Add Virginia to the list! We get results Friday as well.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby tmanix » Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:39 am

robinhoodOO wrote:
mike.alexander23 wrote:Is anyone "planning something" the night of November 20th? Or am I the only one that feels like it's bad juju.


I figure they've probably finished grading essays by now and the MBE has been graded for ages, so in my mind there's no jinxing shit at this point. We've already either passed or failed and we're just waiting to find out which. So, plan away!

I plan to take a 6 pack to work, get off at 5 and kill it waiting till 6. Get results. Party downtown SF in misery or celebration.


I'm not entirely sure that the our exams have been completely graded. As of October 16, the CBE was still discussing grading. http://apps.calbar.ca.gov/cbe/Agenda.aspx?id=10020&t=0&s=false :shock:

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby BuenAbogado » Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:27 am

tmanix wrote:
robinhoodOO wrote:
mike.alexander23 wrote:Is anyone "planning something" the night of November 20th? Or am I the only one that feels like it's bad juju.


I figure they've probably finished grading essays by now and the MBE has been graded for ages, so in my mind there's no jinxing shit at this point. We've already either passed or failed and we're just waiting to find out which. So, plan away!

I plan to take a 6 pack to work, get off at 5 and kill it waiting till 6. Get results. Party downtown SF in misery or celebration.


I'm not entirely sure that the our exams have been completely graded. As of October 16, the CBE was still discussing grading. http://apps.calbar.ca.gov/cbe/Agenda.aspx?id=10020&t=0&s=false :shock:


They were probably discussing how dumb it is that they're done grading yet not releasing grades for another 3 weeks

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby robinhoodOO » Wed Oct 28, 2015 10:40 am

BuenAbogado wrote:
tmanix wrote:
robinhoodOO wrote:
mike.alexander23 wrote:Is anyone "planning something" the night of November 20th? Or am I the only one that feels like it's bad juju.


I figure they've probably finished grading essays by now and the MBE has been graded for ages, so in my mind there's no jinxing shit at this point. We've already either passed or failed and we're just waiting to find out which. So, plan away!

I plan to take a 6 pack to work, get off at 5 and kill it waiting till 6. Get results. Party downtown SF in misery or celebration.


I'm not entirely sure that the our exams have been completely graded. As of October 16, the CBE was still discussing grading. http://apps.calbar.ca.gov/cbe/Agenda.aspx?id=10020&t=0&s=false :shock:


They were probably discussing how dumb it is that they're done grading yet not releasing grades for another 3 weeks


Nah, they could be discussing any number of things relating to grading. They've been done with the first round for ages, now, I'm sure of it. They're probably done, or close to done, with grading the re-grades. Remember, they also have to scale essays, so that's something they could be discussing.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby mike.alexander23 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:48 pm

10000% they're still not grading. This is probably a follow up and review of the results (e.g., takers, % passed, average essay scores, scaling info). I imagine that might still have to scale the total scores and then associate all scores with applicant numbers. And I'm sure there are a number of checkpoints that have to be met.

But I would bet that they probably finished grading as of earlier this month.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Redamon1 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:50 am

mike.alexander23 wrote:You know it's getting close, when the bar exam website is updated.

http://apps.calbar.ca.gov/exam/


Damn, they even have a countdown. This is real. Time to freak out.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby robinhoodOO » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:15 pm

Bar Secrects: CA Essay Debriefing: http://www.barsecrets.com/essaydebriefs

Against my better judgment, I'm probably going to watch this later today. Fuck.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby tmanix » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:31 pm

robinhoodOO wrote:Bar Secrects: CA Essay Debriefing: http://www.barsecrets.com/essaydebriefs

Against my better judgment, I'm probably going to watch this later today. Fuck.

dear Lord, noooo

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby mike.alexander23 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:49 pm

robinhoodOO wrote:Bar Secrects: CA Essay Debriefing: http://www.barsecrets.com/essaydebriefs

Against my better judgment, I'm probably going to watch this later today. Fuck.


Love it. Bar Secrets and chill tonight.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby MarcZero » Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:07 pm

robinhoodOO wrote:Bar Secrects: CA Essay Debriefing: http://www.barsecrets.com/essaydebriefs

Against my better judgment, I'm probably going to watch this later today. Fuck.


I'm not sure if it's a good or bad thing that I barely remember these questions and what I put down.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby petsoundspop » Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:25 pm

robinhoodOO wrote:Bar Secrects: CA Essay Debriefing: http://www.barsecrets.com/essaydebriefs

Against my better judgment, I'm probably going to watch this later today. Fuck.


Thank you for the link. I've been waiting for this.

Watched this against my better judgment and am actually glad I did. Feeling slightly more hopeful now. However, the last two essays were ridiculous though so I am still on the edge of my seat. :cry:

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby robinhoodOO » Thu Oct 29, 2015 3:49 pm

petsoundspop wrote:
robinhoodOO wrote:Bar Secrects: CA Essay Debriefing: http://www.barsecrets.com/essaydebriefs

Against my better judgment, I'm probably going to watch this later today. Fuck.


Thank you for the link. I've been waiting for this.

Watched this against my better judgment and am actually glad I did. Feeling slightly more hopeful now. However, the last two essays were ridiculous though so I am still on the edge of my seat. :cry:


The guy in the video even said how rough Q5 was...I feel worse about it now. What a shitty bar essay, knowing there was no way you could finish it in an hour. Maybe that's a good thing?!

I feel better about Q2, though, as I wasn't aware of the case and had been freaking out about it. But it doesn't sound like it matters much (hopefully), so long as you properly discussed the facts in relation to REP. I also feel better about Q1 and Q4, as it seems now I nailed those 2 essays.

Time will tell for all of us. 22 days!!!!!!

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby mike.alexander23 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:05 pm

robinhoodOO wrote:
petsoundspop wrote:
robinhoodOO wrote:Bar Secrects: CA Essay Debriefing: http://www.barsecrets.com/essaydebriefs

Against my better judgment, I'm probably going to watch this later today. Fuck.


Thank you for the link. I've been waiting for this.

Watched this against my better judgment and am actually glad I did. Feeling slightly more hopeful now. However, the last two essays were ridiculous though so I am still on the edge of my seat. :cry:


The guy in the video even said how rough Q5 was...I feel worse about it now. What a shitty bar essay, knowing there was no way you could finish it in an hour. Maybe that's a good thing?!

I feel better about Q2, though, as I wasn't aware of the case and had been freaking out about it. But it doesn't sound like it matters much (hopefully), so long as you properly discussed the facts in relation to REP. I also feel better about Q1 and Q4, as it seems now I nailed those 2 essays.

Time will tell for all of us. 22 days!!!!!!


Agreed. I think you and I just had a good discussion in the comment section for Q1. I'm hopeful that's what I put on test day, but I don't remember. At least I spotted all the issues and gave good analysis so hopefully at least a 65 there.

I feel the same about Q4. If you had the rules in place, you should be sprinting to the bank with that one.

Q5 was a shit show lol. I was able to finish in time, but I remember just throwing everything to the wall. Brief rule statements and quick analysis too. I'd be happy with a 60 on that.

All in all, I dont feel bad after watching these videos. Most of the issues and analysis Bar Secrets discussed is what went through my head on test day. Now I know Bar Secrets aren't the graders, but it gives me hope that I at least saw most of what was being tested.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby kjartan » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:09 pm

Why do this to yourself?

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby mike.alexander23 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:15 pm

kjartan wrote:Why do this to yourself?


I wish I had that kind of self-reflection before enrolling in law school. Oops. Too late




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