PASSERS!!!- What are you thankful for now that you have passed the bar exam???

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Postby NYKfanAIesq » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:38 pm

No more looking at Article 3- Commercial Paper!!!

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Postby joeyc328 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:33 am

It's more relief. It was like when the Phillies won the world series in 08. I just sat and cried in relief that they finally won the years after that were just parties.

I am also thankful I no longer know the 5 ways to perfect a secured transaction

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Postby Ohiobumpkin » Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:44 am

Thankful that unless I want to become certified as a specialist in an area of law, I will never have to take another test or exam for the rest of my life. That is truly a good feeling. 8)

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Postby NYKfanAIesq » Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:03 pm

Ohiobumpkin wrote:Thankful that unless I want to become certified as a specialist in an area of law, I will never have to take another test or exam for the rest of my life. That is truly a good feeling. 8)


Heaven forbid if you move... :mrgreen:

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Postby NYKfanAIesq » Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:53 pm

joeyc328 wrote:It's more relief. It was like when the Phillies won the world series in 08. I just sat and cried in relief that they finally won the years after that were just parties.

I am also thankful I no longer know the 5 ways to perfect a secured transaction


I used to know about perfection. Dont know jack S about it anymore hahaha

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Postby Ohiobumpkin » Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:54 pm

NYKfanAIesq wrote:
Ohiobumpkin wrote:Thankful that unless I want to become certified as a specialist in an area of law, I will never have to take another test or exam for the rest of my life. That is truly a good feeling. 8)


Heaven forbid if you move... :mrgreen:


True, true. Will have to make sure whatever jurisdiction I move to has reciprocity with my state.

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Postby AReasonableMan » Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:19 pm

This won't paint me in a good light, but it's honest. I'm thankful that I'm smarter than most people, and could pass with little to no studying, which allowed May-September to basically be a 4 month vacation and allowed me to find my pre-law school less intense and less anxious self. In hindsight, it makes me think the bar exam is kind of a joke and favors hard workers and people who are just naturally intelligent regardless of whether these people understand the law.

I can't imagine what it's like to be the many people who work their asses off, and fail. Knowing my personality, I'd probably become somewhat depressed and believe I had little control of what happened in my life. It seems to be a pain that people who didn't themselves take the bar could ever truly understand.

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Postby robinhoodOO » Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:30 pm

joeyc328 wrote:It's more relief. It was like when the Phillies won the world series in 08. I just sat and cried in relief that they finally won the years after that were just parties.

I am also thankful I no longer know the 5 ways to perfect a secured transaction


Except now they're one of the worst teams in the MLB :/

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Postby AReasonableMan » Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:36 pm

robinhoodOO wrote:
joeyc328 wrote:It's more relief. It was like when the Phillies won the world series in 08. I just sat and cried in relief that they finally won the years after that were just parties.

I am also thankful I no longer know the 5 ways to perfect a secured transaction


Except now they're one of the worst teams in the MLB :/

They are the worst. Unlike most awful teams, their farm system is terrible. J.P. Crawford is a good prospect, but not in the Correa, Russell class and they are going to finish in last place in that weak division for the next 5 years minimum. I don't dislike the Phillies and don't even think their GM is that terrible. They got unlucky being pressured to resign their homegrown duds to 9 figure deals, have limited cash to spend and a comically inept roster.

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Postby NY_Sea » Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:59 pm

AReasonableMan wrote:
robinhoodOO wrote:
joeyc328 wrote:It's more relief. It was like when the Phillies won the world series in 08. I just sat and cried in relief that they finally won the years after that were just parties.

I am also thankful I no longer know the 5 ways to perfect a secured transaction


Except now they're one of the worst teams in the MLB :/

They are the worst. Unlike most awful teams, their farm system is terrible. J.P. Crawford is a good prospect, but not in the Correa, Russell class and they are going to finish in last place in that weak division for the next 5 years minimum. I don't dislike the Phillies and don't even think their GM is that terrible. They got unlucky being pressured to resign their homegrown duds to 9 figure deals, have limited cash to spend and a comically inept roster.

But, but, but... Ryan Howard. He hits the ball so far... What could go wrong signing a 30 year old dude to another 5 year extension?

Just a little smack talk from a Mets fan who has been watching the farm grow and now can finally afford to talk a little. Also, fuck Chase Utley. Like, forever.

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Postby AReasonableMan » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:09 pm

NY_Sea wrote:
AReasonableMan wrote:
robinhoodOO wrote:
joeyc328 wrote:It's more relief. It was like when the Phillies won the world series in 08. I just sat and cried in relief that they finally won the years after that were just parties.

I am also thankful I no longer know the 5 ways to perfect a secured transaction


Except now they're one of the worst teams in the MLB :/

They are the worst. Unlike most awful teams, their farm system is terrible. J.P. Crawford is a good prospect, but not in the Correa, Russell class and they are going to finish in last place in that weak division for the next 5 years minimum. I don't dislike the Phillies and don't even think their GM is that terrible. They got unlucky being pressured to resign their homegrown duds to 9 figure deals, have limited cash to spend and a comically inept roster.

But, but, but... Ryan Howard. He hits the ball so far... What could go wrong signing a 30 year old dude to another 5 year extension?

Just a little smack talk from a Mets fan who has been watching the farm grow and now can finally afford to talk a little. Also, fuck Chase Utley. Like, forever.

I mean power is generally the first thing to go, which is strange because biologically you'd think power would last to around 40 and speed would subside at 30. The issue with Ryan Howard isn't that he was a power hitter. It was that all he could do was hit for power, but he was never a good hitter. His prime was basically Chris Davis if Chris Davis played no defense, and that kind of guy is never worth more than 7 or 8 million per.

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Postby NYKfanAIesq » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:17 pm

AReasonableMan wrote:This won't paint me in a good light, but it's honest. I'm thankful that I'm smarter than most people, and could pass with little to no studying, which allowed May-September to basically be a 4 month vacation and allowed me to find my pre-law school less intense and less anxious self. In hindsight, it makes me think the bar exam is kind of a joke and favors hard workers and people who are just naturally intelligent regardless of whether these people understand the law.

I can't imagine what it's like to be the many people who work their asses off, and fail. Knowing my personality, I'd probably become somewhat depressed and believe I had little control of what happened in my life. It seems to be a pain that people who didn't themselves take the bar could ever truly understand.


Now that we passed, we have earned the right to hang out hats on that!! It's a right of passage and we got through :D :D :D :D :D

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Postby kateebee » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:24 am

I think this crew is mostly dudes and probably younger than me, so maybe no one can relate to this, but....

I am really thankful I passed because I am pregnant and Baby is due on February 28. AKA 3 days after the next exam in Maryland. I am so glad that I don't have to face the difficult decision of pushing through and studying while in the last months of my pregnancy and possibly going into labor during the exam. I was telling people that I definitely would wait until July to attempt again if I had failed this time, but I think I would have definitely considered taking the February exam. It would have been a really heart-wrenching decision to put it off until July and would have been a nightmare to study with a newborn... To be honest, if I hadn't passed, I might have just looked for a JD-advantage job or stayed in my current role as a paralegal and never taken the bar again. Passing really made a huge difference in my life and career path.

TMI alert: if any ladies in their early 30's with baby-fever are reading this and considering getting pregnant after law school, learn from me, and don't go ahead and go for a baby right after graduation, haha. Wait until after the bar. It was also a nightmare studying in the first trimester when all I wanted to do was sleep and/or puke.

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Postby NYKfanAIesq » Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:11 am

kateebee wrote:I think this crew is mostly dudes and probably younger than me, so maybe no one can relate to this, but....

I am really thankful I passed because I am pregnant and Baby is due on February 28. AKA 3 days after the next exam in Maryland. I am so glad that I don't have to face the difficult decision of pushing through and studying while in the last months of my pregnancy and possibly going into labor during the exam. I was telling people that I definitely would wait until July to attempt again if I had failed this time, but I think I would have definitely considered taking the February exam. It would have been a really heart-wrenching decision to put it off until July and would have been a nightmare to study with a newborn... To be honest, if I hadn't passed, I might have just looked for a JD-advantage job or stayed in my current role as a paralegal and never taken the bar again. Passing really made a huge difference in my life and career path.

TMI alert: if any ladies in their early 30's with baby-fever are reading this and considering getting pregnant after law school, learn from me, and don't go ahead and go for a baby right after graduation, haha. Wait until after the bar. It was also a nightmare studying in the first trimester when all I wanted to do was sleep and/or puke.


WOW!! I am thankful that you passed as well! :D :D :D trust me I sort of know what you mean. When i started studying for the july 2014 MD bar exam I had a newborn baby to take care of and even though my wife was on maternity leave, it was still tough! after i found out i failed, i took some time off and started to study for the July 2015 administration in January 2015. I took 6 months, studied at a steady pace, until about May, then I doubled my pace. the exam itself was tough, but i made it through and passed july 2015..

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Postby Kiwi3891 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:35 pm

kateebee wrote:I think this crew is mostly dudes and probably younger than me, so maybe no one can relate to this, but....

I am really thankful I passed because I am pregnant and Baby is due on February 28. AKA 3 days after the next exam in Maryland. I am so glad that I don't have to face the difficult decision of pushing through and studying while in the last months of my pregnancy and possibly going into labor during the exam. I was telling people that I definitely would wait until July to attempt again if I had failed this time, but I think I would have definitely considered taking the February exam. It would have been a really heart-wrenching decision to put it off until July and would have been a nightmare to study with a newborn... To be honest, if I hadn't passed, I might have just looked for a JD-advantage job or stayed in my current role as a paralegal and never taken the bar again. Passing really made a huge difference in my life and career path.

TMI alert: if any ladies in their early 30's with baby-fever are reading this and considering getting pregnant after law school, learn from me, and don't go ahead and go for a baby right after graduation, haha. Wait until after the bar. It was also a nightmare studying in the first trimester when all I wanted to do was sleep and/or puke.


I went through marriage and divorce during law school while working full time and doing animal rescue on the side. And just recently lost someone who was like a second mother to me. I'm thankful that I can actually take some time out now to grieve and "heal." I'm thankful that I can normalize my eating habits and stop eating at random hours of the day and night while on the go and that I wont go to bed at night and dream about school and failing the bar exam. Lastly, I am thankful that I can finally use my vacation next year to actually use it for vacation and not school, after going to school for four years, year-round, with no downtime :-P

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Postby Arbinshire » Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:55 pm

Thankful I took the UBE and passed with a score high enough for any UBE state. Using that to get barred in three states so that I never have to take another bloody bar exam.

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Postby NYKfanAIesq » Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:20 pm

Arbinshire wrote:Thankful I took the UBE and passed with a score high enough for any UBE state. Using that to get barred in three states so that I never have to take another bloody bar exam.


Awesome! What 3 states?

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Postby crimsontide » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:00 am

I'm really thankful that I passed b/c my parents can finally get off my back, my boyfriend has bragging rights, and my mom can finally stop telling me I'll be homeless b/c I don't have bar passage and my bf "only" has a masters. (Oh, ethnic parents...). Last Christmas, my mom yelled at me in a restaurant and made me cry after the third time I failed. I was miserable X(

And now, she wants to be all "buddy-buddy" with me and brags to all her friends that she and my dad are the reason I passed. HA. More like, a tutor whose unconventional methods scared the bejeezus out of me more than the exam itself, and my then-boss who was very pro-law school. Not to mention my bf who buys me magnets/cute items that say "live the life you love" and other such inspirational things. Right now, I'm in a JD-advantage senior position, I'm approaching 30, and a lot of firms don't want to hire b/c I have zero practicing experience but whatever, I passed lol.

I guess I'm taking it as a sign from the universe that somehow, someway, everything will be fine. That I no longer have to feel I'm living in a shadow of myself, and the person I might have become, and that I can focus on my future--a new leaf in the book, a new chapter in my life so to speak.

I'm in a serious relationship but I always used to have nightmares I'd end up marrying then have to study for the bar while heavily pregnant, or I'd have to explain to grandkids why I failed the bar over and over again.

4th time's the charm...

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Postby NYKfanAIesq » Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:18 am

crimsontide wrote:I'm really thankful that I passed b/c my parents can finally get off my back, my boyfriend has bragging rights, and my mom can finally stop telling me I'll be homeless b/c I don't have bar passage and my bf "only" has a masters. (Oh, ethnic parents...). Last Christmas, my mom yelled at me in a restaurant and made me cry after the third time I failed. I was miserable X(

And now, she wants to be all "buddy-buddy" with me and brags to all her friends that she and my dad are the reason I passed. HA. More like, a tutor whose unconventional methods scared the bejeezus out of me more than the exam itself, and my then-boss who was very pro-law school. Not to mention my bf who buys me magnets/cute items that say "live the life you love" and other such inspirational things. Right now, I'm in a JD-advantage senior position, I'm approaching 30, and a lot of firms don't want to hire b/c I have zero practicing experience but whatever, I passed lol.

I guess I'm taking it as a sign from the universe that somehow, someway, everything will be fine. That I no longer have to feel I'm living in a shadow of myself, and the person I might have become, and that I can focus on my future--a new leaf in the book, a new chapter in my life so to speak.

I'm in a serious relationship but I always used to have nightmares I'd end up marrying then have to study for the bar while heavily pregnant, or I'd have to explain to grandkids why I failed the bar over and over again.

4th time's the charm...


GOOD for you!!! It was my second time taking the bar exam after a 8 year hiatus after graduating law school. It's nice to hear about other "non-traditional" paths in this journey of life on TLS.

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Postby Arbinshire » Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:22 pm

NYKfanAIesq wrote:Awesome! What 3 states?


CO, WY, MT. Sort've my areas.

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Postby dovlet » Wed May 17, 2017 7:42 pm

I would thank my school bar prep instructor for providing guidelines including schedules, materials, how to prepare.

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Postby Kalani111 » Wed May 17, 2017 9:24 pm

I am thankful for: 1. Being done with that period of limbo between graduation and bar passage 2. That stress of the test is gone 3. Not having to ever see that dreaded test center again 4. Not having to wait 2 1/2 months for an uncertain result that drove me stark raving mad. 5. I'm thankful I can burn my Themis books at a bonfire, while wearing war paint and laughing like a hyena.

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Postby sittin_pretty » Wed May 17, 2017 10:49 pm

I am thankful to my employer for paying for my fees, BarBri, and a month of study sabbatical, and for being wonderfully supportive, making it clear they wouldn't fire me if I failed on my first try, but being thrilled for me when I passed.

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Postby Leprechaun » Thu May 18, 2017 12:01 am

I am thankful that I didn't have to look my wife and kids in the eyes and tell them that I let them down by failing.

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Postby Guchster » Thu May 18, 2017 1:55 am

I'm thankful I don't have to waste my summer studying and I don't have to cancel a vacation, withdraw RSVP's to several weddings and avoid the humiliation of telling people i failed.

Most importantly, I'm grateful I don't have to live with the constant fear of failure and having to retake that's plagued me since I moved jurisdiction and began to study for the CA Bar.




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