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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby SplitMyPants » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:53 am

Slytherpuff wrote:Filler poll until the location emails come out!


did the Warner Bros studio tour when I was in LA after graduation. They had a sorting hat, and i think i got ravenclaw.
but i was more excited for the museum of batmobiles (RIP adam west :( )

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby theselearnedhands » Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:57 am

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theselearnedhands wrote:Anyone else having problems with time management on the practice/graded essays? I'm 0/3 in staying within the 30mins. Feeling like trash :cry:


I've only done two graded essays, and I tend to be pretty quick on these type of things but ended up running up to the 30 minutes on the civ pro one. That topic is the one I know relatively well, and so I had a lot to say. By contrast, I suck at torts, and even with open notes 30 minute was more than enough time. The fact that you have enough information to bump up against the 30 minutes for three different topics might not be a bad thing at this point! With practice you can probably cut the time spent down by virtue of getting used to the formulaic way they want us to write it.


Just confirmed my seat location! In state, so out of staters will probably get an email tomorrow.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby ellewoodsNYC » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:04 am

Officially confirmed my NYC testing center location!

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Slytherpuff » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:07 am

For NYC takers, it looks like we'll be randomly assigned to one of the NYC locations when we get our seat tickets in July. Bummer.

Our location options have been updated to Armory Track and Field Center, River Pavilion at Jacob Javits Center, and "a midtown Manhattan Hotel" (but I'm guessing that has to be for handwriting people).

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby lolabear727 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:21 am

theselearnedhands wrote:
WestWingWatcher wrote:
theselearnedhands wrote:Anyone else having problems with time management on the practice/graded essays? I'm 0/3 in staying within the 30mins. Feeling like trash :cry:


I've only done two graded essays, and I tend to be pretty quick on these type of things but ended up running up to the 30 minutes on the civ pro one. That topic is the one I know relatively well, and so I had a lot to say. By contrast, I suck at torts, and even with open notes 30 minute was more than enough time. The fact that you have enough information to bump up against the 30 minutes for three different topics might not be a bad thing at this point! With practice you can probably cut the time spent down by virtue of getting used to the formulaic way they want us to write it.


Just confirmed my seat location! In state, so out of staters will probably get an email tomorrow.


What time did you get seat location email? I know that's nit picky.. but making sure I have my calendar cleared.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Cantab10 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:22 am

bellalove23 wrote:Hi all

Late to joining this thread as well.

Sitting NY, studied in the midwest (class of 2016), currently working in London.

Can't wait for this seat email as if it's some magical thing. The anxiety is high haha.


Hey! I did my law degree in the UK and left 4 years ago. You working at a firm in London?

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Cantab10 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:23 am

theselearnedhands wrote:
WestWingWatcher wrote:
theselearnedhands wrote:Anyone else having problems with time management on the practice/graded essays? I'm 0/3 in staying within the 30mins. Feeling like trash :cry:


I've only done two graded essays, and I tend to be pretty quick on these type of things but ended up running up to the 30 minutes on the civ pro one. That topic is the one I know relatively well, and so I had a lot to say. By contrast, I suck at torts, and even with open notes 30 minute was more than enough time. The fact that you have enough information to bump up against the 30 minutes for three different topics might not be a bad thing at this point! With practice you can probably cut the time spent down by virtue of getting used to the formulaic way they want us to write it.


Just confirmed my seat location! In state, so out of staters will probably get an email tomorrow.


Finally... Thanks for posting the update!

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Knickerblocker » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:27 am

lolabear727 wrote:
theselearnedhands wrote:
WestWingWatcher wrote:
theselearnedhands wrote:Anyone else having problems with time management on the practice/graded essays? I'm 0/3 in staying within the 30mins. Feeling like trash :cry:


I've only done two graded essays, and I tend to be pretty quick on these type of things but ended up running up to the 30 minutes on the civ pro one. That topic is the one I know relatively well, and so I had a lot to say. By contrast, I suck at torts, and even with open notes 30 minute was more than enough time. The fact that you have enough information to bump up against the 30 minutes for three different topics might not be a bad thing at this point! With practice you can probably cut the time spent down by virtue of getting used to the formulaic way they want us to write it.


Just confirmed my seat location! In state, so out of staters will probably get an email tomorrow.


What time did you get seat location email? I know that's nit picky.. but making sure I have my calendar cleared.


I got mine around 9:45 am.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Knickerblocker » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:30 am

For those who already confirmed their seat locations, did you receive a confirmation email? Just checking because I didn't receive one but I took a screenshot of the confirmation page.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby pvnyc » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:30 am

Hi, for all of the NYC test takers, it is unbelievable that we cannot pick our NYC test location and have to wait for the seat ticket in july to see where we will take the exam....... how will I find a hotel at that time.... this makes things hard..... I want to confirm this with all of the other NYC people (same option for all of you?)

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby gladiator0flaw11 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:32 am

Confirmed my NYC testing location, could be any which of 3 different geographic points on a map. I'm glad this is now also a scavenger hunt.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby theselearnedhands » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:33 am

Knickerblocker wrote:
lolabear727 wrote:
theselearnedhands wrote:
WestWingWatcher wrote:
theselearnedhands wrote:Anyone else having problems with time management on the practice/graded essays? I'm 0/3 in staying within the 30mins. Feeling like trash :cry:


I've only done two graded essays, and I tend to be pretty quick on these type of things but ended up running up to the 30 minutes on the civ pro one. That topic is the one I know relatively well, and so I had a lot to say. By contrast, I suck at torts, and even with open notes 30 minute was more than enough time. The fact that you have enough information to bump up against the 30 minutes for three different topics might not be a bad thing at this point! With practice you can probably cut the time spent down by virtue of getting used to the formulaic way they want us to write it.


Just confirmed my seat location! In state, so out of staters will probably get an email tomorrow.


What time did you get seat location email? I know that's nit picky.. but making sure I have my calendar cleared.


I got mine around 9:45 am.


I got mine at 9:45 am also.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Cantab10 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:35 am

pvnyc wrote:Hi, for all of the NYC test takers, it is unbelievable that we cannot pick our NYC test location and have to wait for the seat ticket in july to see where we will take the exam....... how will I find a hotel at that time.... this makes things hard..... I want to confirm this with all of the other NYC people (same option for all of you?)


This can't be right... It'd be incredibly unfair and impractical for foreign candidates as well flying in for the exam. Has anyone called the board on this?

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby theselearnedhands » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:36 am

gladiator0flaw11 wrote:Confirmed my NYC testing location, could be any which of 3 different geographic points on a map. I'm glad this is now also a scavenger hunt.



Lol. I legit reserved 3 hotels w/free cancellation by July 20. The Armory location is the wildcard, depending on how the A and 1 trains are doing that day.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Slytherpuff » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:41 am

We have until tomorrow at 2:00pm EST to confirm our in-state locations, so out-of-state people should start checking their emails after that.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby WestWingWatcher » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:42 am

For anyone with experience picking among various testing sites, is this something you can do from your phone? Do you need any additional information on hand? Assuming non-resident emails are sent out tomorrow, there is a good chance I will be away from my computer at the time emails are sent out :cry:

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Slytherpuff » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:44 am

As far as hotels, I would just recommend picking something either in Midtown West or Upper West Side for easy transportation to both Armory and Javits. Or copy theselearnedhands and just book a couple with free cancellations. :lol:

The random midtown hotel is the wildcard, but I really think that would just have to be for handwriting people only. Javits River Pavilion and Armory should have more than enough space for all the laptop people.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby lolabear727 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:46 am

Cantab10 wrote:
pvnyc wrote:Hi, for all of the NYC test takers, it is unbelievable that we cannot pick our NYC test location and have to wait for the seat ticket in july to see where we will take the exam....... how will I find a hotel at that time.... this makes things hard..... I want to confirm this with all of the other NYC people (same option for all of you?)


This can't be right... It'd be incredibly unfair and impractical for foreign candidates as well flying in for the exam. Has anyone called the board on this?


I think that is only for people taking the location in NYC. If you are taking it in Buffalo or Albany which is the most likely answer - you'll have those locations. The 2 Albany locations are across the street from one another. I guess they assume that people that are taking in NYC, most are from the area and Manhattan is fairly tiny and that it shouldn't matter where the location is, you know that you are going to be in the City somewhere.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby lolabear727 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:47 am

WestWingWatcher wrote:For anyone with experience picking among various testing sites, is this something you can do from your phone? Do you need any additional information on hand? Assuming non-resident emails are sent out tomorrow, there is a good chance I will be away from my computer at the time emails are sent out :cry:


You can do it by phone. Type if your email or BOLE number, I can't remember. Then choose the location. Really simple.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby ernie » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:48 am

Is anyone taking NYLE on Thurs? If so, how much are you studying for it?

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby ellewoodsNYC » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:50 am

Knickerblocker wrote:For those who already confirmed their seat locations, did you receive a confirmation email? Just checking because I didn't receive one but I took a screenshot of the confirmation page.


I was wondering the same. Did not receive a confirmation email.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby SowhatsNU » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:52 am

Does anyone know if there's a system to whether they assign us to Javits or the Armory? Is it truly "random"

God help us all.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Slytherpuff » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:53 am

ellewoodsNYC wrote:
Knickerblocker wrote:For those who already confirmed their seat locations, did you receive a confirmation email? Just checking because I didn't receive one but I took a screenshot of the confirmation page.


I was wondering the same. Did not receive a confirmation email.

If you log back in, it shows you your confirmed location so you know you're set. But yeah, no confirmation email!

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby Slytherpuff » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:55 am

SowhatsNU wrote:Does anyone know if there's a system to whether they assign us to Javits or the Armory? Is it truly "random"

God help us all.

I honestly think it's random. :( It would be great if they did it by proximity, but I feel like so many people are going to be much closer to Javits that it won't be possible for them to assign non-randomly.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread

Postby bellalove23 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:57 am

Cantab10 wrote:
bellalove23 wrote:Hi all

Late to joining this thread as well.

Sitting NY, studied in the midwest (class of 2016), currently working in London.

Can't wait for this seat email as if it's some magical thing. The anxiety is high haha.


Hey! I did my law degree in the UK and left 4 years ago. You working at a firm in London?



Hi! Yay, UK represent (I'm an imposter, though. I'm an American and studied in the US as well :) )
Yep, at a firm in London, but working in a US practice area! Are you in New York now, or travelling in for the test from another state?



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