July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread - Results Are Here!!!

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby cnk1220 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:55 am

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bcohen226 wrote:
Yazzzay wrote:Anyone know about the food available near the Albany Empire Plaza location? Not down with any of their lunches and was wondering if there were sandwich shops/anything quick nearby (pret a manger or sweetgreens style) or is worth just getting their lunch?

Also bag wise: I'm carrying a trader joes or similar with my laptop IN its $10 sleeve case and leaving it in the storage room- just my idea for people wondering how to carry everything- it seems sensible and if it gets lost in the room/taken (not that anyone would), nbd.


Seems like pre-ordering is the move. Heard mixed things about what is available nearby.

And for Javits... I asked someone who took it there last year and she said the bathroom situation was totally fine.



If you're referring to the Albany Convention Center there's an au bon pain right inside the convention center literally next door to where you will take the exam, along with some other food options- I remember seeing a McDonalds but ABP would deff. be safer. They have coffee, sandwiches, and soup, do that and you'll be fine :)


http://www.nyssba.org/clientuploads/nys ... -Plaza.pdf

Also the link to this map might be helpful- it shows you the restaurants there. the convention center at the plaza is huge (or maybe I just felt small and overwhelmed during exam time lol), "the convention hall/the egg" is where you will take the exam- as you can see on the map, the food court is literally right next door- 15/16 on the map. Hope that helps.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby bcohen226 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:14 am

cnk1220 wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:
bcohen226 wrote:
Yazzzay wrote:Anyone know about the food available near the Albany Empire Plaza location? Not down with any of their lunches and was wondering if there were sandwich shops/anything quick nearby (pret a manger or sweetgreens style) or is worth just getting their lunch?

Also bag wise: I'm carrying a trader joes or similar with my laptop IN its $10 sleeve case and leaving it in the storage room- just my idea for people wondering how to carry everything- it seems sensible and if it gets lost in the room/taken (not that anyone would), nbd.


Seems like pre-ordering is the move. Heard mixed things about what is available nearby.

And for Javits... I asked someone who took it there last year and she said the bathroom situation was totally fine.



If you're referring to the Albany Convention Center there's an au bon pain right inside the convention center literally next door to where you will take the exam, along with some other food options- I remember seeing a McDonalds but ABP would deff. be safer. They have coffee, sandwiches, and soup, do that and you'll be fine :)


http://www.nyssba.org/clientuploads/nys ... -Plaza.pdf

Also the link to this map might be helpful- it shows you the restaurants there. the convention center at the plaza is huge (or maybe I just felt small and overwhelmed during exam time lol), "the convention hall/the egg" is where you will take the exam- as you can see on the map, the food court is literally right next door- 15/16 on the map. Hope that helps.


Yes but I heard that they are likely going to keep the food court closed this year. A friend of mine called to ask... apparently a high enough percentage pre-ordered last year that they can't really justify keeping the other concessions open this year so they're just going to keep closed. Doesn't seem worth the risk to me to 'wing it'.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby bda » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:19 am

We can just pack lunches right? Seems like the simplest solution to me to pack a pb+j, fruit, and some chips or something, leave it in the personal belongings room, and be done with it.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby bcohen226 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:20 am

bda wrote:We can just pack lunches right? Seems like the simplest solution to me to pack a pb+j, fruit, and some chips or something, leave it in the personal belongings room, and be done with it.


yea totally just most people want something more hearty than just pb&j and also don't want do deal with coat check line, etc. during the short break.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby hockeyman969 » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:07 pm

Good luck folks, I dealt with the noisy construction outside of Javits last July. You guys can do this!!!!

And I'm not here to gloat, I'm submitting myself to the whimsy of the Florida Bar Examiners in the Tampa Convention Center this go round.

Best of luck to all!!!!!

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby OutoftheWoods » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:40 pm

bcohen226 wrote:
bda wrote:We can just pack lunches right? Seems like the simplest solution to me to pack a pb+j, fruit, and some chips or something, leave it in the personal belongings room, and be done with it.


yea totally just most people want something more hearty than just pb&j and also don't want do deal with coat check line, etc. during the short break.


It's $25 for a sandwich. a joke! there's a subway that looks like a 10 minute distance one way tops. can eat the sandwich on the way back.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Slytherpuff » Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:23 pm

Yeah I'm only doing the bagged lunch because my school is paying for it and has a dedicated pickup table. The price is ridiculous.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Yazzzay » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:47 pm

bcohen226 wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:
bcohen226 wrote:
Yazzzay wrote:Anyone know about the food available near the Albany Empire Plaza location? Not down with any of their lunches and was wondering if there were sandwich shops/anything quick nearby (pret a manger or sweetgreens style) or is worth just getting their lunch?

Also bag wise: I'm carrying a trader joes or similar with my laptop IN its $10 sleeve case and leaving it in the storage room- just my idea for people wondering how to carry everything- it seems sensible and if it gets lost in the room/taken (not that anyone would), nbd.


Seems like pre-ordering is the move. Heard mixed things about what is available nearby.

And for Javits... I asked someone who took it there last year and she said the bathroom situation was totally fine.



If you're referring to the Albany Convention Center there's an au bon pain right inside the convention center literally next door to where you will take the exam, along with some other food options- I remember seeing a McDonalds but ABP would deff. be safer. They have coffee, sandwiches, and soup, do that and you'll be fine :)


http://www.nyssba.org/clientuploads/nys ... -Plaza.pdf

Also the link to this map might be helpful- it shows you the restaurants there. the convention center at the plaza is huge (or maybe I just felt small and overwhelmed during exam time lol), "the convention hall/the egg" is where you will take the exam- as you can see on the map, the food court is literally right next door- 15/16 on the map. Hope that helps.


Yes but I heard that they are likely going to keep the food court closed this year. A friend of mine called to ask... apparently a high enough percentage pre-ordered last year that they can't really justify keeping the other concessions open this year so they're just going to keep closed. Doesn't seem worth the risk to me to 'wing it'.



thanks for the responses!

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Toubro » Sat Jul 15, 2017 6:18 am

Am I the only one freaking out that NY has asked SofTest to eliminate spell check? Not going to spend any time learning how to spell "unconscionable" and BOLE will just have to be OK with it :/

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby PanickingBarTaker » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:50 am

Toubro wrote:Am I the only one freaking out that NY has asked SofTest to eliminate spell check? Not going to spend any time learning how to spell "unconscionable" and BOLE will just have to be OK with it :/



LMAO I thought I was the only one with an issue with this :D

I also didn't know this was a new development, wasn't it always the case?

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby PanickingBarTaker » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:51 am

Toubro wrote:Am I the only one freaking out that NY has asked SofTest to eliminate spell check? Not going to spend any time learning how to spell "unconscionable" and BOLE will just have to be OK with it :/



Also good luck remembering how to spell "Res ipsa loquitur"

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby SplitMyPants » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:24 am

will we be able to cut and paste? i expect myself to do that sometimes especially with the MPT

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby PanickingBarTaker » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:36 am

SplitMyPants wrote:will we be able to cut and paste? i expect myself to do that sometimes especially with the MPT


I'm told yes.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby bluewin888 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:48 am

how is Armory Track & Field Center, comparing to javits??


shall i bring lunch myself??


similar huge room with tons of people ??

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby malleus discentium » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:18 pm

So I just realized I am an idiot and was looking at the wrong system page when I decided I didn't have Creators (apparently "Windows 10 Home" is not what I was looking for :? ). Does anyone know what I can do to figure this out? I don't just like have access to another laptop I can use for the exam and I sure as hell don't want to handwrite.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby cnk1220 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:19 pm

Good luck in your final week-ish of studying everyone!

If anyone has any questions, i'm here to help!

I remember how stressful the last week of studying leading up to the exam was. Try and stay calm, it's almost over!! 8)

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby danielbernard1030 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:12 pm

bluewin888 wrote:how is Armory Track & Field Center, comparing to javits??


shall i bring lunch myself??


similar huge room with tons of people ??


Armory is less "in the middle of nowhere" than Javits but they put the majority of NYC candidates at Armory this summer (only a small % are at Javits and Marriott Marquis) so the lines at coat check and at places nearby are probably going to be super long. My friends who got placed there just went with the preorder. I'm up at Buffalo :(

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby MrWhitman » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:23 pm

Make sure you all do a softest mock exam this week. I went to do a practice today (just to remember what the interface is like) and realized my login credential were not correct--took about 20 minutes to figure out how to login. Then the software froze in the middle of my practice. I did a restart and everything worked fine.

Going through it reassured me that if anything goes wrong I'll be okay but I wouldn't want to be dealing with login problems at the exam site.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby de minimis » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:56 pm

MrWhitman wrote:Make sure you all do a softest mock exam this week. I went to do a practice today (just to remember what the interface is like) and realized my login credential were not correct--took about 20 minutes to figure out how to login. Then the software froze in the middle of my practice. I did a restart and everything worked fine.

Going through it reassured me that if anything goes wrong I'll be okay but I wouldn't want to be dealing with login problems at the exam site.


How do you do an additional mock exam beyond the one they gave us that was due weeks ago?

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Slytherpuff » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:58 pm

danielbernard1030 wrote:
bluewin888 wrote:how is Armory Track & Field Center, comparing to javits??


shall i bring lunch myself??


similar huge room with tons of people ??


Armory is less "in the middle of nowhere" than Javits but they put the majority of NYC candidates at Armory this summer (only a small % are at Javits and Marriott Marquis) so the lines at coat check and at places nearby are probably going to be super long. My friends who got placed there just went with the preorder. I'm up at Buffalo :(

There are also a lot of food options really close by so I think you'd be okay with purchasing something. I really do think a lot of takers will be doing the preordered lunch (I'm sure all the NYU people will because our school pays for it, at least).

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby MrWhitman » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:40 pm

de minimis wrote:
MrWhitman wrote:Make sure you all do a softest mock exam this week. I went to do a practice today (just to remember what the interface is like) and realized my login credential were not correct--took about 20 minutes to figure out how to login. Then the software froze in the middle of my practice. I did a restart and everything worked fine.

Going through it reassured me that if anything goes wrong I'll be okay but I wouldn't want to be dealing with login problems at the exam site.


How do you do an additional mock exam beyond the one they gave us that was due weeks ago?

I'm not sure--I was able to just download one through the softest software. Admittedly, I'm very confused by this whole process and the interface of softest makes nooo sense.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby jjg123 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:55 pm

can we expect similar passage rates?

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby FormerChild » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:55 pm

I know this has been discussed elsewhere, but I don't want to waste the time looking for it. If anyone knows off the top of their head, roughly, what does a 125-135 raw score scale to on MBE?

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby cnk1220 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:27 pm

FormerChild wrote:I know this has been discussed elsewhere, but I don't want to waste the time looking for it. If anyone knows off the top of their head, roughly, what does a 125-135 raw score scale to on MBE?



I wanna say between a 140-150 probably

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Knickerblocker » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:57 pm

MrWhitman wrote:Make sure you all do a softest mock exam this week. I went to do a practice today (just to remember what the interface is like) and realized my login credential were not correct--took about 20 minutes to figure out how to login. Then the software froze in the middle of my practice. I did a restart and everything worked fine.

Going through it reassured me that if anything goes wrong I'll be okay but I wouldn't want to be dealing with login problems at the exam site.


I'm confused. How did you do this? The mock exam was supposed to be uploaded weeks ago.




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