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

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby lolabear727 » Fri May 19, 2017 2:24 pm

cnk1220 wrote:
lolabear727 wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:
lolabear727 wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:
lolabear727 wrote:
Jon_Snow wrote:Checking in.


Hey Jon Snow! Summer is coming.. Sorry I had to do that.. :roll:



Haha beary's got jokes!! :D


Haha! And I'm so ashamed at my own jokes I have to apologize for them.. typical.



Don't you're soo funny!! lol :)


Haha Thanks! Please don't leave the thread even though you passed already and are super cool!



Don't worry beary! I'm here forever- or at least throughout ya'll's july studies and my own probably next feb for call!



YAY!!! You got it!

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Blackhawks_Fan » Fri May 19, 2017 4:02 pm

de minimis wrote:Anyone's barbri start yet? I know a few people in Ube states whose classes already started but mine doesn't start until Tuesday.


Nope. Started Themis, but that wasn't your question :wink:
Happy Friday everyone, and to all those starting prep next week, enjoy this last weekend ......

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Yugihoe » Fri May 19, 2017 4:56 pm

Anyone doing Kaplan here?

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Jon_Snow » Fri May 19, 2017 5:50 pm

Blackhawks_Fan wrote:
de minimis wrote:Anyone's barbri start yet? I know a few people in Ube states whose classes already started but mine doesn't start until Tuesday.


Nope. Started Themis, but that wasn't your question :wink:
Happy Friday everyone, and to all those starting prep next week, enjoy this last weekend ......



Same here. Started Themis; halfway through Evidence lecture. Course doesn't officially start until Monday.

Also using Critical Pass flash cards

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby de minimis » Fri May 19, 2017 6:35 pm

Also using Critical Pass flash cards


How are you incorporating those this early?

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Jon_Snow » Fri May 19, 2017 11:28 pm

de minimis wrote:
Also using Critical Pass flash cards


How are you incorporating those this early?


Haven't yet. But my plan is to put them into Anki. I also the app on my smartphone. ~400 cards in the whole pack.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Asroma » Sat May 20, 2017 9:11 am

CPAn00b wrote:Anyone doing Kaplan here?

I am. Finishing foundation.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Yugihoe » Sat May 20, 2017 9:28 am

Asroma wrote:
CPAn00b wrote:Anyone doing Kaplan here?

I am. Finishing foundation.


Hi! Awesome. I'm just starting right now. Trying to finish up all the intro stuff before the first lecture starts on Wed.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Asroma » Sat May 20, 2017 9:36 am

CPAn00b wrote:
Asroma wrote:
CPAn00b wrote:Anyone doing Kaplan here?

I am. Finishing foundation.


Hi! Awesome. I'm just starting right now. Trying to finish up all the intro stuff before the first lecture starts on Wed.

Foreign attorney here. Last time I studied was 13 years ago for my LLM. :shock:
I got a 56% for the diagnostic but I did the LLM Kaplan as well between March and April. I guess I'll have to wait till the midterm to see where I really stand.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby dvd0188 » Sat May 20, 2017 11:10 am

Hey guys,

Just FYI, I am selling my brand new Themis MULTISTATE Exam Books on ebay if anyone is interested. I ended up never using these so I wanted to sell them to someone who is looking for a cheaper option than purchasing the entire Themis course. There are six books in total, which cover all three portions of the UBE. I included a link below if y'all are interested. Good luck with bar prep!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/112411634527?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Yugihoe » Sat May 20, 2017 6:46 pm

What's the point of taking the kaplan diagnostic exam? I'm on question 41 now out of 150, and super frustrated because it feels like I'm guessing on all of them. I don't remember much from my 1L classes. Seems like a colossal waste of my 4 hours.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Slytherpuff » Sat May 20, 2017 9:36 pm

New poll! If there's another big(ish) prep course that I'm missing, let me know and I can add it. Otherwise feel free to select "other" or "self-study!"

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Yugihoe » Sun May 21, 2017 10:26 pm

CPAn00b wrote:What's the point of taking the kaplan diagnostic exam? I'm on question 41 now out of 150, and super frustrated because it feels like I'm guessing on all of them. I don't remember much from my 1L classes. Seems like a colossal waste of my 4 hours.


Do the other non-Kaplan prep programs have you take a diagnostic exam?

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby WestWingWatcher » Sun May 21, 2017 10:57 pm

CPAn00b wrote:
CPAn00b wrote:What's the point of taking the kaplan diagnostic exam? I'm on question 41 now out of 150, and super frustrated because it feels like I'm guessing on all of them. I don't remember much from my 1L classes. Seems like a colossal waste of my 4 hours.


Do the other non-Kaplan prep programs have you take a diagnostic exam?


Barbri doesn't. There's two days of "MBE Immersion" where you do 5(?) questions per topic, each followed by a lecture, and then a 14 question mini test at the end that covers all 7 topics, but it's focused on mbe strategy more generally. Then you go straight into topic specific lectures and materials.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Slytherpuff » Mon May 22, 2017 9:18 am

Finally graduated and moved to my summer study spot (AKA my boyfriend's place) - today's the day! Time to start Themis!

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Sprout » Mon May 22, 2017 12:13 pm

Slytherpuff wrote:Finally graduated and moved to my summer study spot (AKA my boyfriend's place) - today's the day! Time to start Themis!

Congrats!! Very exciting

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby cnk1220 » Mon May 22, 2017 12:15 pm

Good luck to everyone beginning bar prep!

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Sprout » Mon May 22, 2017 12:45 pm

I am sure this is readily available info but does anyone know if we take the NYLE and fail in June, can we still sit for the July bar?

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Blackhawks_Fan » Mon May 22, 2017 1:04 pm

Sprout wrote:I am sure this is readily available info but does anyone know if we take the NYLE and fail in June, can we still sit for the July bar?


Yes, you can sit the exam.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby TEIAM » Mon May 22, 2017 6:19 pm

Blackhawks_Fan wrote:
Sprout wrote:I am sure this is readily available info but does anyone know if we take the NYLE and fail in June, can we still sit for the July bar?


Yes, you can sit the exam.

I believe you have up to two years AFTER the exam the pass the NYLE.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby lolabear727 » Mon May 22, 2017 9:36 pm

Slytherpuff wrote:Finally graduated and moved to my summer study spot (AKA my boyfriend's place) - today's the day! Time to start Themis!


Good luck!!!

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby lakers180 » Mon May 22, 2017 11:08 pm

taking barbri, my class starts tomorrow. had originally signed up for in person but now i've been doing the lectures online and prefer it that way. any advantage to going in person or do they just play the video on a big screen?

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Sprout » Mon May 22, 2017 11:18 pm

lakers180 wrote:taking barbri, my class starts tomorrow. had originally signed up for in person but now i've been doing the lectures online and prefer it that way. any advantage to going in person or do they just play the video on a big screen?

I was going to do in-person but also changed to online. I think the advantage to in person is just that you can't be distracted by TLS/the internet, etc, you can probably ask questions more readily, and it forces you to treat bar prep like a job because you actually have to go. I'm not sure how they do it because I haven't done it, but that is what it seems like to me.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby jk3091 » Tue May 23, 2017 1:13 am

Sprout wrote:
lakers180 wrote:taking barbri, my class starts tomorrow. had originally signed up for in person but now i've been doing the lectures online and prefer it that way. any advantage to going in person or do they just play the video on a big screen?

I was going to do in-person but also changed to online. I think the advantage to in person is just that you can't be distracted by TLS/the internet, etc, you can probably ask questions more readily, and it forces you to treat bar prep like a job because you actually have to go. I'm not sure how they do it because I haven't done it, but that is what it seems like to me.


I watched the pre-barbri video this afternoon and just kept moving forward with the MBE immersion video. I actually finished the Day 1 morning video (at 1.5x) and I felt good about the pace! I just switched from in-person to online after realizing my class would be the video on the big screen at normal speed.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby ellewoodsNYC » Tue May 23, 2017 10:32 am

For those who are NYC residents and went to law school out of state, have you requested to sit for the bar in NYC? If so, how did it go?




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