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New York Bar (Albany)

Postby happyhour1122 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:13 pm

Hi guys,

for those who are taking the bar in Albany or have previously in the past, do you know the best place to study around the area?
I rented a place through airbnb and will be arriving 4 days prior to the exam but I don't think i'll be staying home to study. I've looked through google map for starbucks and other coffee shops but I am wondering if there are any places that is closer to the exam site.

any info appreciated.

Thanks!

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby ndp1234 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:19 pm

Empire State Plaza itself has a food court (with an Au Bon Pain), a Dunkin Donuts, and ample seating area. Not really sure about tables though. It's a huge building and the parking is pretty cheap ($5-$10) if you need to drive.

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby cnk1220 » Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:17 am

Does the albany site have internet access so if we're on a laptop it auto uploads on MPT/MEE day?

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Postby iwantmybar » Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:40 am

cnk1220 wrote:Does the albany site have internet access so if we're on a laptop it auto uploads on MPT/MEE day?


No.

Didn't have any wifi last year. Maybe it changed tho.

I uploaded my essays at my hotel room. It worked perfectly.

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby hirkaismyname » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:05 pm

In town if anyone wants to link-up to study or grab a bite in eve post studying

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby crisdavila » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:23 pm

Hi, three days to go. Already thinking about post bar exam activities. Im staying in Albany until Thursday and I don't know anyone. Any bar (real bar) recommendations for post exam celebration on wednesday ? anybody alone wants to join haha?

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby Jmazz88 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:41 pm

crisdavila wrote:Hi, three days to go. Already thinking about post bar exam activities. Im staying in Albany until Thursday and I don't know anyone. Any bar (real bar) recommendations for post exam celebration on wednesday ? anybody alone wants to join haha?


Went to college in Albany. Not sure where you hotel is, but the City Beer Hall is a great time, as well as the Pearl Street Pub. Both are very close to the test center.

Heading a little bit more uptown, I recommend either Washington Tavern, Lark Tavern, or the Lion Heart pub. Also, Bombers Burrito Bar has great burritos (hence the name) and has karaoke/$6 margaritas every Wednesday night. Even if karaoke isn't your thing, it's a great time.

If I wasn't heading home right after the exam I'd be bar hopping from 5PM on...

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby happyhour1122 » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:23 pm

I can't believe we can't visit the exam site prior to the exam. I wanted to see where it was located but didn't want to risk of any violations....
Heard they have a good Vietnamese restaurant right in front of the exam site. I wanted to eat there today but didn't want to look like I was visiting the exam site... so I didn't go..

I'm extremely overreacting right now

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby happyhour1122 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:20 pm

Anybody know where the convention center is? Is in inside the egg building downstairs???

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby Poets » Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:46 pm

So will you guys upload MEE/MPT essays AFTER you get back to the hotel? We can't upload them on site?

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby Jmazz88 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:47 pm

Poets wrote:So will you guys upload MEE/MPT essays AFTER you get back to the hotel? We can't upload them on site?


Yes, you cannot upload them on site.

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby Jmazz88 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:48 pm

ndp1234 wrote:Empire State Plaza itself has a food court (with an Au Bon Pain), a Dunkin Donuts, and ample seating area. Not really sure about tables though. It's a huge building and the parking is pretty cheap ($5-$10) if you need to drive.


Not that familiar with Empire State Plaza parking. Are there ample spots? Or should I leave a little bit earlier to ensure I get one?

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby squiggle » Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:58 pm

Jmazz88 wrote:
ndp1234 wrote:Empire State Plaza itself has a food court (with an Au Bon Pain), a Dunkin Donuts, and ample seating area. Not really sure about tables though. It's a huge building and the parking is pretty cheap ($5-$10) if you need to drive.


Not that familiar with Empire State Plaza parking. Are there ample spots? Or should I leave a little bit earlier to ensure I get one?


Give yourself extra time, otherwise you're arriving when all the Plaza employees are getting there.

There are a couple of lots you can use that are a mixture of spots for permit holders and visitor parking. They fill up during business hours, but it's way easier to leave at the end of the day. You pay in the morning, so there's no waiting behind all the other examiners when they pay to leave (like it is in the underground plaza parking). I know there's a lot by the museum and another by the church on the same street (both on the backside of the plaza).

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby Jmazz88 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:12 pm

squiggle wrote:
Jmazz88 wrote:
ndp1234 wrote:Empire State Plaza itself has a food court (with an Au Bon Pain), a Dunkin Donuts, and ample seating area. Not really sure about tables though. It's a huge building and the parking is pretty cheap ($5-$10) if you need to drive.


Not that familiar with Empire State Plaza parking. Are there ample spots? Or should I leave a little bit earlier to ensure I get one?


Give yourself extra time, otherwise you're arriving when all the Plaza employees are getting there.

There are a couple of lots you can use that are a mixture of spots for permit holders and visitor parking. They fill up during business hours, but it's way easier to leave at the end of the day. You pay in the morning, so there's no waiting behind all the other examiners when they pay to leave (like it is in the underground plaza parking). I know there's a lot by the museum and another by the church on the same street (both on the backside of the plaza).


Yeah, I was told by the people at my hotel to go to the Visitor's lot. Hopefully this won't be too much of an issue in the morning...

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby Poets » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:46 pm

Where will you guys have lunch? Will you guys bring lunch or buy from the food court or nearby restaurants?

We can review the outline during lunch, right?

How many people approximately took the test in Albany in recent years?

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby happyhour1122 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:51 pm

Poets wrote:Where will you guys have lunch? Will you guys bring lunch or buy from the food court or nearby restaurants?

We can review the outline during lunch, right?

How many people approximately took the test in Albany in recent years?



I've preordered mine.... so damn expensive...
I dont know if we can study. Do we have access to our belonging room?

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby cnk1220 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:37 pm

What did everyone think about the essays? Surprise no civ pro! :?:

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby happyhour1122 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:51 pm

cnk1220 wrote:What did everyone think about the essays? Surprise no civ pro! :?:



I flipped over my pages twice. Where the f is the civ pro???
oh man...I was ready for it..........
Trust was difficult......... i didn't even know how to BS.
corporations = I told you it would be in there!!!!!!
contracts - hello....what are you doing here? why are you so....short?

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby cnk1220 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:53 pm

I got killed on trusts. Idk what they were even asking!? At least contracts & prop were straightforward

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby yankeeman86 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:59 pm

Sigh. I spent so much time on Civ Pro.

Hopefully we see some hard Civ Pro questions tomorrow.

The essays were generally okay, nothing stood out as really difficult.

MPT was more difficult IMO. I think the Facts/Conclusion one was about following instructions. I did not finish strong on that one.

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby happyhour1122 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:00 pm

yankeeman86 wrote:Sigh. I spent so much time on Civ Pro.

Hopefully we see some hard Civ Pro questions tomorrow.

The essays were generally okay, nothing stood out as really difficult.

MPT was more difficult IMO. I think the Facts/Conclusion one was about following instructions. I did not finish strong on that one.



Was I stupid or the professionalism mpt just had no enough facts given? It was full of rules only....

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby yankeeman86 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:04 pm

facts were short, but i thought there was enough to do a full analysis for each issue.

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby cnk1220 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:44 pm

Is anyone clear on what the trusts one was about? I'm still so lost. And what was up with family law the 2nd part threw me off...I didn't get what they were getting at *hopes I got it right*

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby jaskat » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:04 pm

The second part of the family law essay? Do you mean question 2 or question 3?

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Re: New York Bar (Albany)

Postby cnk1220 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:06 pm

jaskat wrote:The second part of the family law essay? Do you mean question 2 or question 3?



Question 2.



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