July 2015 California Bar Exam

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Pleasye » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:08 pm

BuenAbogado wrote:By the way, this was my third time. All odds were against me. I really attribute my success to A. Using Adaptibar like a mad man and B. Getting a tutor that made me write a shit load of essays.

Huge congrats.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby osheimb » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:14 pm

I've lurked all year. Posting to say that I passed, but everyone--including me--in my family was surprised. I had convinced them that I failed. And I easily could have. I worked full-time during bar prep (Themis), but I had the advantage of having taken and passed another jurisdiction's exam. But California was a totally different animal.

If you didn't pass this time, then you will the next time. The attorney I've been working for as a law clerk took the bar 3 times. The only difference that made for him is that he's been practicing 35 years instead of 36.

Thanks for all posts/stories/encouragement.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby BuenAbogado » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:27 pm

a male human wrote:
BuenAbogado wrote:By the way, this was my third time. All odds were against me. I really attribute my success to A. Using Adaptibar like a mad man and B. Getting a tutor that made me write a shit load of essays.

Is that code usable multiple times?


Yes, if you email me with your email address that you'll sign up with I can send it to you.

You, of course, do not need it, you just love bar exams or something.

Thanks for all your insight over the past year.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby BuenAbogado » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:28 pm

Pleasye wrote:
BuenAbogado wrote:By the way, this was my third time. All odds were against me. I really attribute my success to A. Using Adaptibar like a mad man and B. Getting a tutor that made me write a shit load of essays.

Huge congrats.



Thanks you too!!!

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Notorious RBG » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:30 pm

BuenAbogado wrote:By the way, this was my third time. All odds were against me. I really attribute my success to A. Using Adaptibar like a mad man and B. Getting a tutor that made me write a shit load of essays.


CONGRATS!

I was a repeater too, 4th try. I think it's a huge mistake to assume you'll be a statistic- to assume you'll pass because you went to a good school, to assume you'll fail because you're a repeater. People are individuals, not statistics, if you don't give up you can learn to pass this test. If you didn't pass this time focus on next time as soon as you can. You will pass. Just a little later than you hoped.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby petsoundspop » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:34 pm

BuenAbogado wrote:By the way, this was my third time. All odds were against me. I really attribute my success to A. Using Adaptibar like a mad man and B. Getting a tutor that made me write a shit load of essays.


Congrats Dude! That's some real tenacity. I honestly didn't know if I could sit for it again and was trying to mentally prepare myself for failure but thankfully wasn't necessary. :lol:

Out of curiosity what did you think about Adaptibar's MBE questions in comparison to the real thing? I took THEMIS and nothing else and felt totally crappy about the MBE.
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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby tmanix » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:35 pm

I passed. First time taker. I'm a foreign attorney and LLM grad. Used Themis.

Only answered subparts (a) and (b) of the civpro essay. Left parts (c) and (d) of the civpro essay blank cos I ran out of time. Also didn't quite finish both PTs A and B. I have no idea what I wrote on the Corps/PR essay. I ONLY discussed regulatory takings in Q6.

I was expecting to fail. Feeling super grateful.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Zaizei » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:43 pm

For all of the ones who failed this exam: are you planning to sit for the next exam? When are you planning to start studying? I am certainly clueless.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Raiden » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:46 pm

Zaizei wrote:For all of the ones who failed this exam: are you planning to sit for the next exam? When are you planning to start studying? I am certainly clueless.
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same, i have no idea of when to start studying, should i get a tutor, etc...

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby 2807 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:52 pm

Raiden wrote:
Zaizei wrote:For all of the ones who failed this exam: are you planning to sit for the next exam? When are you planning to start studying? I am certainly clueless.
]

same, i have no idea of when to start studying, should i get a tutor, etc...


http://www.bestbarsuccess.com

I would NEVER have passed without this teacher.

100% pass rate for ABA School -- re-takers

That says a lot.

This guy is my HERO

You will work your butt off in this class.
Your future will reward you for it.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby odd.gold » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:54 pm

I'm a foreign trained attorney who took the CA bar exam for the first time this July 2015; I passed.

YES, I FREAKING PASSED!!!

I PASSED! I PASSED! I PASSED!

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby crumpetsandtea » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:57 pm

Passed. SOOO relieved.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby brotherdarkness » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:59 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:Passed. SOOO relieved.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby MarcZero » Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:00 am

Raiden wrote:
Zaizei wrote:For all of the ones who failed this exam: are you planning to sit for the next exam? When are you planning to start studying? I am certainly clueless.
]

same, i have no idea of when to start studying, should i get a tutor, etc...


I already called Themis to get Feb. activated. Guy had no clue about the guarantee so I guess that bodes well. Said I'd have a call back within 24 hours from a rep to get it all activated under the guarantee.

I'll have to spend a day or two to look over tutors, etc. I'm the type of person who will crack open my OneNote notebooks tonight to glance at things again. There's only 93 days until our July results won't get to use for another 28-30 days. That leaves little time to correct course (at least it is in my book). Plus, I'm working full time now when I wasn't before, AND I'm afraid I'll get shitcanned if I don't pass the next time.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Raiden » Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:10 am

[/quote]

I already called Themis to get Feb. activated. Guy had no clue about the guarantee so I guess that bodes well. Said I'd have a call back within 24 hours from a rep to get it all activated under the guarantee.

I'll have to spend a day or two to look over tutors, etc. I'm the type of person who will crack open my OneNote notebooks tonight to glance at things again. There's only 93 days until our July results won't get to use for another 28-30 days. That leaves little time to correct course (at least it is in my book). Plus, I'm working full time now when I wasn't before, AND I'm afraid I'll get shitcanned if I don't pass the next time.[/quote]

When is the recommended start study date for the Feb exam?

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby MarcZero » Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:16 am

Raiden wrote:
MarcZero wrote:
I already called Themis to get Feb. activated. Guy had no clue about the guarantee so I guess that bodes well. Said I'd have a call back within 24 hours from a rep to get it all activated under the guarantee.

I'll have to spend a day or two to look over tutors, etc. I'm the type of person who will crack open my OneNote notebooks tonight to glance at things again. There's only 93 days until our July results won't get to use for another 28-30 days. That leaves little time to correct course (at least it is in my book). Plus, I'm working full time now when I wasn't before, AND I'm afraid I'll get shitcanned if I don't pass the next time.


When is the recommended start study date for the Feb exam?


The early access started Nov. 4th. I'm not sure when the "official" start date is since they don't have it updated on the Themis California page. They still have July's schedule up.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby ihatethetexasbar » Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:33 am

MarcZero wrote:
Raiden wrote:
MarcZero wrote:
I already called Themis to get Feb. activated. Guy had no clue about the guarantee so I guess that bodes well. Said I'd have a call back within 24 hours from a rep to get it all activated under the guarantee.

I'll have to spend a day or two to look over tutors, etc. I'm the type of person who will crack open my OneNote notebooks tonight to glance at things again. There's only 93 days until our July results won't get to use for another 28-30 days. That leaves little time to correct course (at least it is in my book). Plus, I'm working full time now when I wasn't before, AND I'm afraid I'll get shitcanned if I don't pass the next time.


When is the recommended start study date for the Feb exam?


The early access started Nov. 4th. I'm not sure when the "official" start date is since they don't have it updated on the Themis California page. They still have July's schedule up.


Recommended start date for CA is December 21.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby InTheWideLand I Walk » Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:56 am

I failed. Time to relive the nightmare, again.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby SpAcEmAn SpLiFF » Sat Nov 21, 2015 12:58 am

I still haven't checked. :?

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby joeyjoejoejr » Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:05 am

when i check my results, the text is red and says it doesn't match a name on the pass list. however, it doesn't actually display my name, whereas in facebook posts from my friends that have passed, it shows their name. does it just not show your name on the results page if you didn't pass? thanks, and congrats to all those who passed, and for those of us who didn't, let's kick butt next time.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby Clark Griswold » Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:12 am

BuenAbogado wrote:PASSED, BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Same here dude. Hearsay and adverse possess deez nutz!!!

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby robinhoodOO » Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:12 am

joeyjoejoejr wrote:when i check my results, the text is red and says it doesn't match a name on the pass list. however, it doesn't actually display my name, whereas in facebook posts from my friends that have passed, it shows their name. does it just not show your name on the results page if you didn't pass? thanks, and congrats to all those who passed, and for those of us who didn't, let's kick butt next time.


That's accurate based off what a friend showed me. Sorry, bro. Make sure the numbers you put in are right

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby joeyjoejoejr » Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:19 am

robinhoodOO wrote:
joeyjoejoejr wrote:when i check my results, the text is red and says it doesn't match a name on the pass list. however, it doesn't actually display my name, whereas in facebook posts from my friends that have passed, it shows their name. does it just not show your name on the results page if you didn't pass? thanks, and congrats to all those who passed, and for those of us who didn't, let's kick butt next time.


That's accurate based off what a friend showed me. Sorry, bro. Make sure the numbers you put in are right


welllllllllll f, haha. thanks!

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby notcool » Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:32 am

I passed. I can't believe it. I was convinced I failed. This is such a huge relief.

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Re: July 2015 California Bar Exam

Postby morningcat » Sat Nov 21, 2015 1:36 am

Congrats to everyone that passed!!
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