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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

Postby S0M21L » Mon May 08, 2017 6:34 pm

sittin_pretty wrote:I think I'm breaking into hives.

Four days, three hours and ten minutes.


Good Luck, sittin_pretty! I hope that you receive good news on Friday!

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

Postby sk1130 » Mon May 08, 2017 6:35 pm

sittin_pretty wrote:I think I'm breaking into hives.

Four days, three hours and ten minutes.


Close to reaching 'breathing in a brown bag' anxiety but its only Monday so that's troubling

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

Postby S0M21L » Mon May 08, 2017 6:35 pm

Good Luck, Everyone! I hope that you receive good news on Friday!

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

Postby sk1130 » Mon May 08, 2017 7:08 pm

Good luck to you too, S0M21L! :D

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

Postby S0M21L » Mon May 08, 2017 7:12 pm

sk1130 wrote:Good luck to you too, S0M21L! :D


TY :lol:

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

Postby alexmares50 » Tue May 09, 2017 3:12 am

During the last week I have read and re-read my favorite poem Invictus. The line that strikes me the most is "under the bludgeonings of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed." A negative result is a very real possibility for me because I left the MBE section feeling destroyed. For the essays and PT i felt I at least there the ball in the right direction, but those multiple choice for me were difficult, not to mention the weakest part of my bar prep program. For those who pass a huge congrats, and for those who don't also a huge congrats.

We are all lucky to be worrying about the bar. We are amongst the few who finished law school surviving the attrition and that dreaded curve. Maybe we don't end up on the good side of it this time, but we will because just like we pushed through in law school we will push beyond our limits and pass this dam thing.

best of luck to all

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

Postby RavenAgain » Tue May 09, 2017 7:59 am

S0M21L wrote:
Snowboarder1588 wrote:
RavenAgain wrote:Four more nights - the count-down has started. Not that it makes me feel better. But at least the waiting will have an end.
Good luck to everyone!



This is basically how I feel. A part of me is happy to finally find out and move on with life, the other part is just not ready to know. #terrified.


Good Luck, Snowboarder1588! I hope that you receive good news on Friday!


Same to you both too! I just try to think it is only an exam (So I am told) but it feels like to much more. For example if I pass I can find a more challenging job (and a legally properly educated boss!).

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

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alexmares50 wrote:During the last week I have read and re-read my favorite poem Invictus. The line that strikes me the most is "under the bludgeonings of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed." A negative result is a very real possibility for me because I left the MBE section feeling destroyed. For the essays and PT i felt I at least there the ball in the right direction, but those multiple choice for me were difficult, not to mention the weakest part of my bar prep program. For those who pass a huge congrats, and for those who don't also a huge congrats.

We are all lucky to be worrying about the bar. We are amongst the few who finished law school surviving the attrition and that dreaded curve. Maybe we don't end up on the good side of it this time, but we will because just like we pushed through in law school we will push beyond our limits and pass this dam thing.

best of luck to all

Love this

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

Postby Guchster » Tue May 09, 2017 12:52 pm

I just keep trying to remember that I am in complete control of how I respond to the results on Friday. If I miraculously pass, I obviously know how I'll celebrate.

If I fail, I know this can either mean the universe is falling down and my normal life is over or that it's no big deal and I have to study again for a few months and just shrug off the temporary shame of having to tell all my friends and coworkers that I failed and have to shut them out again for another 3 months. I'm just praying I have enough self-control to experience the latter and won't let this ruin my life.

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

Postby SUPERFEVER » Tue May 09, 2017 7:04 pm

In July 2016, 5396 applicants took the bar, and 2998 passed. This means 2398 people need to re-take the exam, which amounts to 2 million dollars in additional revenue just from repeaters.

They're making money hand-over-fist.

Let that sink in.

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

Postby maxmartin » Tue May 09, 2017 7:33 pm

SUPERFEVER wrote:In July 2016, 5396 applicants took the bar, and 2998 passed. This means 2398 people need to re-take the exam, which amounts to 2 million dollars in additional revenue just from repeaters.

They're making money hand-over-fist.

Let that sink in.


Yep, CA almost never passes anyone who falls in auto-regrade zone. State like TX passes almost everyone who falls in its auto-regrade zone.

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

Postby barexaminerssuck27 » Tue May 09, 2017 8:28 pm

When I failed the last bar, I kept telling myself that this is a first world problem.

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

Postby MMCheung » Wed May 10, 2017 12:32 am

Snowboarder1588 wrote:
MMCheung wrote:
Lawless! wrote:. I would never wish this psychological torture upon anyone.


Yes.



I'm sure you can think of a few people if you try hard enough. LOL.


If you insist, I guess I can think of a few ;)

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

Postby sk1130 » Wed May 10, 2017 12:09 pm

Each day is getting worse and worse, I don't even want to know what tomorrow will feel like or even Friday morning. Any tips on how to keep your sanity for the next 48 hours? :| :oops:

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

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sk1130 wrote:Each day is getting worse and worse, I don't even want to know what tomorrow will feel like or even Friday morning. Any tips on how to keep your sanity for the next 48 hours? :| :oops:

I would try scheduling your worries for another time. Like literally set up a 1-hour block that says "worry about the bar" on your calendar for tomorrow at whatever time. That might help you forget about it now since you'll know you can worry all you want later. And who knows, you might not worry that much when you force yourself to tomorrow.

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

Postby sk1130 » Wed May 10, 2017 12:49 pm

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sk1130 wrote:Each day is getting worse and worse, I don't even want to know what tomorrow will feel like or even Friday morning. Any tips on how to keep your sanity for the next 48 hours? :| :oops:

I would try scheduling your worries for another time. Like literally set up a 1-hour block that says "worry about the bar" on your calendar for tomorrow at whatever time. That might help you forget about it now since you'll know you can worry all you want later. And who knows, you might not worry that much when you force yourself to tomorrow.


I've never thought about it that way! Thanks, I will try :)

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

Postby barexaminerssuck27 » Wed May 10, 2017 4:15 pm

I had a dream that I passed last night. In my dream, I opened a letter from the state bar and it said that I passed. They were also delighted to announce that I passed. It was pure happiness reading that letter. I woke up after to only realize it was a dream.

I hope dreams do come true. Good luck to everyone :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

Postby InterAlia1961 » Wed May 10, 2017 4:44 pm

barexaminerssuck27 wrote:I had a dream that I passed last night. In my dream, I opened a letter from the state bar and it said that I passed. They were also delighted to announce that I passed. It was pure happiness reading that letter. I woke up after to only realize it was a dream.

I hope dreams do come true. Good luck to everyone :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:



What a great dream!!! Your subconscious is sending you a message of success.

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

Postby spartan4life » Wed May 10, 2017 4:55 pm

Today is Wednesday..TWO MORE DAYS LEFT!!! I've just been exercising and melting away the stress that comes with the wait.

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

Postby 9xSound » Wed May 10, 2017 5:19 pm

Whatever happens, try to remember that passing or failing the California by God bar exam is not what defines who you are. How you handle those results — good or bad — will be the measure of your character.

If you pass, congratulations. Well done. You deserve to celebrate. But try to show a modicum of poise and restraint, at least publicly. Have a little empathy for those who get bad news. Many of them will be simply crushed. Please don't go on Facebook and post a bunch of photos of yourself making dumb faces in wild celebration. This is a profession, not a football game. Try to maintain your professional bearing. But you are absolutely entitled to celebrate. You've come a long way and made it to the top. You have just distanced yourself forever from most of your old friends in high school. Again, congratulations.

If you don't pass, man, I'm sorry. I lived through it once. It was a terrible heartache, a physical pain in the chest that didn't go away for weeks. But it isn't fatal. You need to remember that your dignity and pride are still intact. Hold your head up. Look everybody squarely in the eye and tell them, "I didn't pass. I need to make some adjustments before I retake it in July." And then resolve yourself to get back in the game, figure out what you did wrong, fix it, and tackle it once more. If people were watching how you handled the test, you can bet that they're watching how you handle defeat. Show class and grace under fire. Very important. And remember this: those who persevere through failure inspire others to do the same. I've noticed that many of the people who come to this forum to share insight and encouragement to repeaters on how to get past the bar are people who failed it at least once themselves. There's a lot to be said for that. If you get bad news, don't just curl up into a ball and cry your eyes out — although it's tempting. Stand up. Tell yourself that you are a badass. That you have more guts than average people. That you will never accept defeat. You will not be denied admission. Get out your books and get to work. Get angry, but not irrationally. Don't waste time blaming your tutor or the graders. Channel your anger into analyzing what you did wrong last time, and how you're going to change things up. Be determined to grab the test by the horns and take its ass down to the ground. Yes, you can do it. And when the day finally arrives that you land on the pass list, all the black clouds will blow away and the sun will come out again. Until then, you have to fight. Be a fighter. It's just as much about what's in your heart as what's in your head.
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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

Postby ur_hero » Wed May 10, 2017 5:56 pm

9xSound wrote:Whatever happens, try to remember that passing or failing the California by God bar exam is not what defines who you are. How you handle those results — good or bad — will be the measure of your character.

If you pass, congratulations. Well done. You deserve to celebrate. But try to show a modicum of poise and restraint, at least publicly. Have a little empathy for those who get bad news. Many of them will be simply crushed. Please don't go on Facebook and post a bunch of photos of yourself making dumb faces in wild celebration. This is a profession, not a football game. Try to maintain your professional bearing. But you are absolutely entitled to celebrate. You've come a long way and made it to the top. You have just distanced yourself forever from most of your old friends in high school. Again, congratulations.

If you don't pass, man, I'm sorry. I lived through it once. It was a terrible heartache, a physical pain in the chest that didn't go away for weeks. But it isn't fatal. You need to remember that your dignity and pride are still intact. Hold your head up. Look everybody squarely in the eye and tell them, "I didn't pass. I need to make some adjustments before I retake it in February." And then resolve yourself to get back in the game, figure out what you did wrong, fix it, and tackle it once more. If people were watching how you handled the test, you can bet that they're watching how you handle defeat. Show class and grace under fire. Very important. And remember this: those who persevere through failure inspire others to do the same. I've noticed that many of the people who come to this forum to share insight and encouragement to repeaters on how to get past the bar are people who failed it at least once themselves. There's a lot to be said for that. If you get bad news, don't just curl up into a ball and cry your eyes out — although it's tempting. Stand up. Tell yourself that you are a badass. That you have more guts than average people. That you will never accept defeat. You will not be denied admission. Get out your books and get to work. Get angry, but not irrationally. Don't waste time blaming your tutor or the graders. Channel your anger into analyzing what you did wrong last time, and how you're going to change things up. Be determined to grab the test by the horns and take its ass down to the ground. Yes, you can do it. And when the day finally arrives that you land on the pass list, all the black clouds will blow away and the sun will come out again. Until then, you have to fight. Be a fighter. It's just as much about what's in your heart as what's in your head.


Love this. Well said, and thanks!

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

Postby ur_hero » Wed May 10, 2017 6:07 pm

Whatever happens, I at least know I CAN pass this thing! I even know I was definitely prepared walking in the exam room this past attempt (and maybe that will have been the most annoying part if I don't pass)?!

I think this is the case for many of us here, so let's hope that in addition to having put in the right kind of hard work and preparation - we all have just a bit of luck in our favor as well.

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

Postby barexaminerssuck27 » Wed May 10, 2017 7:13 pm

InterAlia1961 wrote:
barexaminerssuck27 wrote:I had a dream that I passed last night. In my dream, I opened a letter from the state bar and it said that I passed. They were also delighted to announce that I passed. It was pure happiness reading that letter. I woke up after to only realize it was a dream.

I hope dreams do come true. Good luck to everyone :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:



What a great dream!!! Your subconscious is sending you a message of success.


Thanks InterAlia1961! You and I have been so invested in these forums. This shows how determined we are! I hope the BEST for us, including everyone who's on this forum, this Friday!

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

Postby InterAlia1961 » Wed May 10, 2017 7:52 pm

@barexaminerssuck27 you're going to be a fantastic attorney. I'm sure of it.

This forum has been an excellent resource both for preparing for the CBX and for waiting for the results. I prefer the postings and conversation here far more than on any social media site. (I'm on LinkedIn, and that's it.) I want to thank the hosts of this forum as well as my colleagues who post here for their professionalism. No one here has ever asked me what race I am, what religion I am, what my political affiliation is, what my gender is, what my sexual preference is, nothing silly like that at all. Because none of it matters at all to any of us. We're all on the same mission, aiming for the same target. Everything else is just noise.

You can show the owner/s of this forum some love by remembering to leave through an ad. They get a penny or some nonsense, but as much as I've been here, I'll bet they've made at least ten dollars. I do what I can.

Break a leg, people.

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Re: 2017 February California Bar Exam

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InterAlia1961 wrote:@barexaminerssuck27 you're going to be a fantastic attorney. I'm sure of it.

This forum has been an excellent resource both for preparing for the CBX and for waiting for the results. I prefer the postings and conversation here far more than on any social media site. (I'm on LinkedIn, and that's it.) I want to thank the hosts of this forum as well as my colleagues who post here for their professionalism. No one here has ever asked me what race I am, what religion I am, what my political affiliation is, what my gender is, what my sexual preference is, nothing silly like that at all. Because none of it matters at all to any of us. We're all on the same mission, aiming for the same target. Everything else is just noise.

You can show the owner/s of this forum some love by remembering to leave through an ad. They get a penny or some nonsense, but as much as I've been here, I'll bet they've made at least ten dollars. I do what I can.

Break a leg, people.

What's your race, religion, political affiliation, gender, and sexual preference? Any other silly information you'd like to share?



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