BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Outis Onoma » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:42 pm

I feel like I knew all this stuff at some time point during these past 10 weeks. Don't know if I still do.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Good Guy Gaud » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:57 pm

Outis Onoma wrote:I feel like I knew all this stuff at some time point during these past 10 weeks. Don't know if I still do.


It'll come to you when it matters most.

We are all going to pass.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby nutella123 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:05 pm

Outis Onoma wrote:I feel like I knew all this stuff at some time point during these past 10 weeks. Don't know if I still do.



I'm feeling the same way. Know I should stop studying but I'm afraid to. Amazing what I have forgotten.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby RaleighStClair » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:09 pm

I feel really weird being in a hotel room now. I feel out of my comfort zone, and like I've forgotten everything because of it - which is irrational.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby kyle010723 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:14 pm

I know nothing...

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Postby Neff » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:21 pm

A hearsay source has informed me that every year a third of test takers quit and leave before the test is over. If you make it through all 2/3 days, you'll pass.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby charlesxavier » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:24 pm

RaleighStClair wrote:I feel really weird being in a hotel room now. I feel out of my comfort zone, and like I've forgotten everything because of it - which is irrational.


Amen. It's also not even 7:30 and I'm ready to crash.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby mushybrain » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:25 pm

I did just read something recently where someone said easily a third of the people in her test center disappeared by day 3 in CA.

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Postby RaleighStClair » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:30 pm

mushybrain wrote:I did just read something recently where someone said easily a third of the people in her test center disappeared by day 3 in CA.


I guess the million dollar question is whether the people that bail are included in the pass/fail statistics. Let's hope so, haha.

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Postby ladylawyer1221 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:31 pm

I knew people in February who backed out of the Texas bar the week of the test. I can't imagine. You don't even get a refund, so you might as well just do it.

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Postby mushybrain » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:34 pm

RaleighStClair wrote:
mushybrain wrote:I did just read something recently where someone said easily a third of the people in her test center disappeared by day 3 in CA.


I guess the million dollar question is whether the people that bail are included in the pass/fail statistics. Let's hope so, haha.

Yeah I hope so! I would think so as long as they showed up to part of it so they had something to grade. If they just didn't show up for any of it then I could see that not counting as a fail for their stats.

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Postby kyle010723 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:50 pm

Neff wrote:A hearsay source has informed me that every year a third of test takers quit and leave before the test is over. If you make it through all 2/3 days, you'll pass.


Maybe they did so well knowing their 2/3 score will carry them through, so they dropped mic and walked away.

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Postby BVest » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:51 pm

ladylawyer1221 wrote:I knew people in February who backed out of the Texas bar the week of the test. I can't imagine. You don't even get a refund, so you might as well just do it.


Texas has a limit on retakes. And while I can't imagine taking it 5 times, if you're that completely unsure then maybe you would.

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Postby Outis Onoma » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:51 pm

Neff wrote:A hearsay source has informed me that every year a third of test takers quit and leave before the test is over. If you make it through all 2/3 days, you'll pass.



I imagine this has to be in one of those difficult states. I don't see any reason to walk out of a UBE exam.

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Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:56 pm

Neff wrote:A hearsay source has informed me that every year a third of test takers quit and leave before the test is over. If you make it through all 2/3 days, you'll pass.

That seems insanely high. Even 10% seems high.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Ludacrispat26 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:09 pm

Can I bring my metrocard? If not, how the fuck do I get home?

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby jamescastle » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:13 pm

kyle010723 wrote:I know nothing...

Same. Then again I never knew anything in the first place so ...

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby 3|ink » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:15 pm

Re-reading the civil procedure rules for my state and freaking out. There are so many fucking dates to keep track of.

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Postby jamescastle » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:16 pm

ladylawyer1221 wrote:I knew people in February who backed out of the Texas bar the week of the test. I can't imagine. You don't even get a refund, so you might as well just do it.

I was registered to take the Texas bar last July since I graduated 2014 but then delayed it for a year for other reasons. But because of the retake policy I just faxed them and said I wouldn't be sitting for it. Yeah, I lost the fee (which is entirely too high) but it didn't count as a failure either.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby jamescastle » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:17 pm

3|ink wrote:Re-reading the civil procedure rules for my state and freaking out. There are so many fucking dates to keep track of.

Lots of Texas stuff seems to be 14 or 30 days. If I have no clue I'm just mentally flipping a coin and picking one of those. Too many weird timelines to remember (like pleas in bar which must be made "By 10:00AM on the first Monday after the expiration of 20 days from the date the defendant was served with process"; no way I'm remembering that come tomorrow).

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby Lawlawpalooza » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:25 pm

The thought of writing six essays tomorrow. :shock:

And was bummed to find out today that we can't take in ANY kind of food or drink. Not even water. Ugh.

Thank god this hell is almost over. And we're gonna #ownthebar.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby 3|ink » Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:36 pm

So as previously mentioned, my state has a dress code. You have to come in a full suit and tie.

But wait. It gets even more absurd. The instructions say we're not allowed to bring any items not included on a list of allowed items. Umbrellas are not included on the list. We also are not allowed to bring backpacks or any sort of case to carry our laptops.

There's a 50% chance of rain tomorrow. So there's a 50% chance that a lot of people are going to have ruined suits and laptops.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby BVest » Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:55 pm

jamescastle wrote:Lots of Texas stuff seems to be 14 or 30 days. If I have no clue I'm just mentally flipping a coin and picking one of those. Too many weird timelines to remember (like pleas in bar which must be made "By 10:00AM on the first Monday after the expiration of 20 days from the date the defendant was served with process"; no way I'm remembering that come tomorrow).


If you can remember the 10 AM Monday part (and there really are lots of attorneys hanging around the courthouse 10 AM Monday to try to get defaults for their clients), then just remember the federal rule (answer deadline 21 days after service), you'll probably be able to hammer out the entire rule.

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby victortsoi » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:06 pm

are the essay rubrics really as harsh as barbri ones? I wonder if you get points for addressing and analyzing issues closely related to the one you were supposed to spot...

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Re: BarBri Bar Review Hangout - July 2015 Exam

Postby RaleighStClair » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:28 pm

victortsoi wrote:are the essay rubrics really as harsh as barbri ones? I wonder if you get points for addressing and analyzing issues closely related to the one you were supposed to spot...


I'm sure you do. Especially if you're using the facts in the way one would if they got the right rule.

We went to law school for three years; we're basically professional bullshit artists. We got this.




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