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Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:56 pm
by happyhour1122
anyone here who failed the previous bar by more than 20 points?

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:58 pm
by HopefulSara101
cnk1220 wrote:so 3 years from when we took it? Okay mine expires march 2019, hopefully I'm barred somewhere by then LOL.


Yup! 3 years from you administration. Mine has sadly expired! :roll:

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:59 pm
by GoBills4life
happyhour1122 wrote:anyone here who failed the previous bar by more than 20 points?


I literally can't believe that 95% sure we will all have our results in 10 hours. I'm buggin! Not me personally, this is my first crack at the bar but my buddy failed by 8 points. Idk anyone who failed by more than 20 points but there has to be several in existence. I hope we both passed feb, so that we can celebrate and watch the draft on Thursday/Friday.

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:59 pm
by cnk1220
HopefulSara101 wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:so 3 years from when we took it? Okay mine expires march 2019, hopefully I'm barred somewhere by then LOL.


Yup! 3 years from you administration. Mine has sadly expired! :roll:



Ugh, sad!! If I had to take the MPRE again I'd just cry. Like I forgot everything already...pretty sure I forgot everything bar related too...

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:00 pm
by GoBills4life
cnk1220 wrote:
HopefulSara101 wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:so 3 years from when we took it? Okay mine expires march 2019, hopefully I'm barred somewhere by then LOL.


Yup! 3 years from you administration. Mine has sadly expired! :roll:



Ugh, sad!! If I had to take the MPRE again I'd just cry. Like I forgot everything already...pretty sure I forgot everything bar related too...


Haha, I would cry too. That MPRE was difficult and the NYLE was just a procedural PITA.

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:01 pm
by batmanandbaybreezes
2pm...9 hours to go. (Counting down until 11pm, since in my mind the answers are likely to be released after that. I could count down from like, 11:40 or 11:45 but whatever).

9 hours to go, 5 hours til I can leave work.

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:01 pm
by HopefulSara101
cnk1220 wrote:
HopefulSara101 wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:so 3 years from when we took it? Okay mine expires march 2019, hopefully I'm barred somewhere by then LOL.


Yup! 3 years from you administration. Mine has sadly expired! :roll:



Ugh, sad!! If I had to take the MPRE again I'd just cry. Like I forgot everything already...pretty sure I forgot everything bar related too...


Right?

PA and NJ only required I get a B or higher in the course, which I did. You think NY will every be more reasonable? Probs not! haha

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:02 pm
by puremorning
GoBills4life wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:
HopefulSara101 wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:so 3 years from when we took it? Okay mine expires march 2019, hopefully I'm barred somewhere by then LOL.


Yup! 3 years from you administration. Mine has sadly expired! :roll:



Ugh, sad!! If I had to take the MPRE again I'd just cry. Like I forgot everything already...pretty sure I forgot everything bar related too...


Haha, I would cry too. That MPRE was difficult and the NYLE was just a procedural PITA.


Now I'm wondering if my Aug. expiration is too soon...w/e, I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. Waiting on these results is stressful enough.

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:02 pm
by HopefulSara101
GoBills4life wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:
HopefulSara101 wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:so 3 years from when we took it? Okay mine expires march 2019, hopefully I'm barred somewhere by then LOL.


Yup! 3 years from you administration. Mine has sadly expired! :roll:



Ugh, sad!! If I had to take the MPRE again I'd just cry. Like I forgot everything already...pretty sure I forgot everything bar related too...


Haha, I would cry too. That MPRE was difficult and the NYLE was just a procedural PITA.


NYLE deff feels like "Ok Court you are going to take away our NY specific exam, then we present you this gem!" haha

But, I would still take it over the traditional NY bar with this extra hoop ANY DAY!

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:03 pm
by HopefulSara101
puremorning wrote:
GoBills4life wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:
HopefulSara101 wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:so 3 years from when we took it? Okay mine expires march 2019, hopefully I'm barred somewhere by then LOL.


Yup! 3 years from you administration. Mine has sadly expired! :roll:



Ugh, sad!! If I had to take the MPRE again I'd just cry. Like I forgot everything already...pretty sure I forgot everything bar related too...


Haha, I would cry too. That MPRE was difficult and the NYLE was just a procedural PITA.


Now I'm wondering if my Aug. expiration is too soon...w/e, I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. Waiting on these results is stressful enough.


You should be good, because you are passing! (BTW obsessed with Pugs, so your picture makes this stress less painful! :) )

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:04 pm
by cnk1220
HopefulSara101 wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:
HopefulSara101 wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:so 3 years from when we took it? Okay mine expires march 2019, hopefully I'm barred somewhere by then LOL.


Yup! 3 years from you administration. Mine has sadly expired! :roll:



Ugh, sad!! If I had to take the MPRE again I'd just cry. Like I forgot everything already...pretty sure I forgot everything bar related too...


Right?

PA and NJ only required I get a B or higher in the course, which I did. You think NY will every be more reasonable? Probs not! haha



I'd re-check that- I know PA requires you to take b/c my friends all had to take. I think the passing score is a 75 for PA. NJ requires a C or better in an ethics course and you don't have to take the MPRE.

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:04 pm
by vness.jd17
cnk1220 wrote:
batmanandbaybreezes wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:
GoBills4life wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:If anyone sees a short brunette walking around manhattan with a minnie mouse bag that's me btw.

I wanted to make sure I looked extra adulty today in case results came out.


THAT WAS YOU!?!?!?
j/k only in my dreams <3xoxo<3 hopeless romantic



haha thanks :)

i love how we've all become 1 big family on here. All my non-law friends/fam are like "but it's just an exam?" like no you don't get it bye.


It's so annoying when people say that. Like, yes, it's just an exam, but it's the exam that allows me to actually get and keep a job and move on with my life?

Otherwise I'm stuck in this weird limbo where Macy's wouldn't even give me a job...seriously


I've legit considered applying at Sephora, they'll probably be like oh you have a JD? you're overqualified sorry.



So funny you say that bc I just got a pt job at planet fitness and was told I was clearly overqualified but still got the job...having a few gym membership has helped me deal with this stress like you wouldn't believe lol

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:04 pm
by HopefulSara101
HopefulSara101 wrote:
GoBills4life wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:
HopefulSara101 wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:so 3 years from when we took it? Okay mine expires march 2019, hopefully I'm barred somewhere by then LOL.


Yup! 3 years from you administration. Mine has sadly expired! :roll:



Ugh, sad!! If I had to take the MPRE again I'd just cry. Like I forgot everything already...pretty sure I forgot everything bar related too...


Haha, I would cry too. That MPRE was difficult and the NYLE was just a procedural PITA.


NYLE deff feels like "Ok Court you are going to take away our NY specific exam, then we present you this gem!" haha

But, I would still take it over the traditional NY bar with this extra hoop ANY DAY!



ALSO, I may have cried when I realized. Maybe. Ok, ok. I did. But just a little.

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:05 pm
by happyhour1122
A friend of mine who graduated in top 10% of law school failed her first bar by 22 points.
131 MBE and rest essays. No one could believe her essays grading could be that low. Luck really does matter...

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:07 pm
by cnk1220
vness.jd17 wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:
batmanandbaybreezes wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:
GoBills4life wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:If anyone sees a short brunette walking around manhattan with a minnie mouse bag that's me btw.

I wanted to make sure I looked extra adulty today in case results came out.


THAT WAS YOU!?!?!?
j/k only in my dreams <3xoxo<3 hopeless romantic



haha thanks :)

i love how we've all become 1 big family on here. All my non-law friends/fam are like "but it's just an exam?" like no you don't get it bye.


It's so annoying when people say that. Like, yes, it's just an exam, but it's the exam that allows me to actually get and keep a job and move on with my life?

Otherwise I'm stuck in this weird limbo where Macy's wouldn't even give me a job...seriously


I've legit considered applying at Sephora, they'll probably be like oh you have a JD? you're overqualified sorry.



So funny you say that bc I just got a pt job at planet fitness and was told I was clearly overqualified but still got the job...having a few gym membership has helped me deal with this stress like you wouldn't believe lol


lol if i apply at sephora i'm leaving my JD off. Since when is overqualified a bad thing?? like do you want incompetent or competent, i'd rather have the latter..I'm just gonna walk in with my highlight/contour done like a pro and be like so am I hired? I'm a makeup junkie lol.

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:07 pm
by HopefulSara101
happyhour1122 wrote:A friend of mine who graduated in top 10% of law school failed her first bar by 22 points.
131 MBE and rest essays. No one could believe her essays grading could be that low. Luck really does matter...


I think that happens to more people than we think. The essay writing on the bar is not as pretty as some of the best law students wrote. I was a legal writing and research TA for 2 years and some of my best students didn't pass the first time around, citing essays.

It is SUCH a different beast than law school!

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:09 pm
by happyhour1122
speaking of essays
did you guys cite cases in your mpt?
"using citations"

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:09 pm
by poupeetttee
I failed by 20 points first time, 5 points second time..... So hopefully third time the charm :P

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:10 pm
by puremorning
cnk1220 wrote:
lol if i apply at sephora i'm leaving my JD off. Since when is overqualified a bad thing?? like do you want incompetent or competent, i'd rather have the latter..I'm just gonna walk in with my highlight/contour done like a pro and be like so am I hired? I'm a makeup junkie lol.


Yeah I applied only at B&N so that I could get a discount around the holidays and on the Starbucks stuff in the cafe. Even though I quit before having to work the holidays, they were like, in case you get poor while you're studying and want some more hours we'll keep you listed as an employee. I was thrilled because that meant I kept my discount through the holidays, which was awesome.

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:10 pm
by happyhour1122
poupeetttee wrote:I failed by 20 points first time, 5 points second time..... So hopefully third time the charm :P


wow thats a huge jump
was it your essay or mbe that pulled your grade down?

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:11 pm
by cnk1220
happyhour1122 wrote:speaking of essays
did you guys cite cases in your mpt?
"using citations"



I did. I used "Id." in both.

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:12 pm
by happyhour1122
cnk1220 wrote:
happyhour1122 wrote:speaking of essays
did you guys cite cases in your mpt?
"using citations"



I did. I used "Id." in both.



I only used (abc v. def). No Id. I copied and pasted so many stuff around, id would not have worked for me. i'm so nervous...

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:12 pm
by puremorning
cnk1220 wrote:
happyhour1122 wrote:speaking of essays
did you guys cite cases in your mpt?
"using citations"



I did. I used "Id." in both.


Haha same. It had been so long since I've done actual legal writing though, it felt slightly uncomfortable. I did fine on MPTs in my last bar, it was the MBE that mostly brought me down.

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:13 pm
by justwanttobealawyer
In 10 years we are going to look back to this day/time period in our lives and just laugh at all of the anxiety we went through. We will (hopefully) all be kick-ass attorneys by then

Re: NY Bar Exam - February 2017 - Release Date Predictions

Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:14 pm
by happyhour1122
justwanttobealawyer wrote:In 10 years we are going to look back to this day/time period in our lives and just laugh at all of the anxiety we went through. We will (hopefully) all be kick-ass attorneys by then



yup, who knows we might even be working together somedya.