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

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread - Good Luck, Everyone!

Postby MrT » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:58 am

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nothingtosee wrote:So my firm is reimbursing me travel expenses for the bar. I've sent them hotel and flight...is it too much to also send them airport parking and uber fare in the city from the airport?

Do it! Those are travel expenses too!

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread - Good Luck, Everyone!

Postby 2014applicant » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:58 am

Anybody know how bringing in fluids after the lunch break works? Like can we take our clear bottle out of the room, re-fill it at break, and come back in with it, or what?

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Postby ernie » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:01 am

This idiot at the coffee shop who just hacked up a lung without covering his mouth better not get me sick, I swear to god

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Postby acijku2 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:23 am

2014applicant wrote:Anybody know how bringing in fluids after the lunch break works? Like can we take our clear bottle out of the room, re-fill it at break, and come back in with it, or what?


I'm wondering the same thing. I was contemplating filling it up with an iced coffee for the second half.

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Postby dhersz » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:37 am

Anyone know if the rules regarding the plastic bag are flexible?

Like am I allowed a resealable food storage plastic bag that is smaller than 1 gallon? Also, do any snacks/food need to be in another bag (within the initial bag)?

Stressing about the stupid things :roll:

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Postby Bass » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:16 am

helpappreciated wrote:So are the MPTs back-to-back in one session or will the sessions be split with 3 MEEs and 1 MPTs each?

Also, are we or are we not allowed to bring an extension cord for are chargers?

And last, are we even able to download the exam yet? ExamSoft says my credentials (for the NYLE) have expired.


Do you need extension cords? I read that there are outlets at every table.

You should already have downloaded the exam files...you can see them if you go into Examsoft...

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread - Good Luck, Everyone!

Postby cnk1220 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:33 am

Bass wrote:
helpappreciated wrote:So are the MPTs back-to-back in one session or will the sessions be split with 3 MEEs and 1 MPTs each?

Also, are we or are we not allowed to bring an extension cord for are chargers?

And last, are we even able to download the exam yet? ExamSoft says my credentials (for the NYLE) have expired.


Do you need extension cords? I read that there are outlets at every table.

You should already have downloaded the exam files...you can see them if you go into Examsoft...



MPTs are back to back in the AM, MEE in PM

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread - Good Luck, Everyone!

Postby Slytherpuff » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:15 pm

2014applicant wrote:Anybody know how bringing in fluids after the lunch break works? Like can we take our clear bottle out of the room, re-fill it at break, and come back in with it, or what?

I'm under the impression that we can take our plastic bag with us for lunch (laptops have to stay in the room though) so you can fill up your bottle!

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Postby SplitMyPants » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:36 pm

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SplitMyPants wrote:how do we go about messing around with the mock exam? i submitted it when we were supposed to back in early june and now the only exam file listed is the one for next week

we didnt use examsoft for law school so i'd like to mess around it with and get a better feel for the interface and hot keys


Sign back in to "download exam" and then it should re-populate as either a mock available for download or it will auto-download the mock.

Hope this works. It did for me.


thanks!

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Postby Scaramouche » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:12 pm

Are we provided with scratch paper?

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Postby cnk1220 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:44 pm

Scaramouche wrote:Are we provided with scratch paper?



No, but you can write on the booklets.

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Postby bda » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:49 pm

It says we're allowed to bring medication in its original packaging. Does that include things like Tylenol or only prescriptions?

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Postby cnk1220 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:58 pm

bda wrote:It says we're allowed to bring medication in its original packaging. Does that include things like Tylenol or only prescriptions?



I think you can bring both. I had ibuprofen on me during the exam- but i just put it into a smaller ziploc inside of my bigger ziploc

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread - Good Luck, Everyone!

Postby tacocohcevoli » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:22 pm

Here are some dumb questions:

I know we can wear hooded sweatshirts in the exam room, and can't wear jackets/coats. Sweaters/non-hooded sweatshirts are also file in the exam room, right?

Water bottle must fit in plastic bag? We can bring anything, right (water, coffee, soup, etc.) as long as it goes in the bottle?

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread - Good Luck, Everyone!

Postby Scaramouche » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:41 pm

cnk1220 wrote:
Scaramouche wrote:Are we provided with scratch paper?



No, but you can write on the booklets.



Last scratch paper question I swear! What about Wednesday? Watched a barbri video where someone had a cool strategy for keeping a list of questions you skipped. Or can I just like, tear a slice out of the booklet?

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Postby cnk1220 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:43 pm

Scaramouche wrote:
cnk1220 wrote:
Scaramouche wrote:Are we provided with scratch paper?



No, but you can write on the booklets.



Last scratch paper question I swear! What about Wednesday? Watched a barbri video where someone had a cool strategy for keeping a list of questions you skipped. Or can I just like, tear a slice out of the booklet?


You dont get scratch paper on MBE day either, you can write in your booklet. I circled the Q number of the ones I skipped to keep track- make sure you skip that number on your scranton too. You cannot tear anything out of the booklet either.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread - Good Luck, Everyone!

Postby mistman7 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:45 pm

So who's putting together the bar exam minyan in Buffalo? haha

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Postby Scaramouche » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:32 pm

Do you think I will have a chance to get a coffee at the break?

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread - Good Luck, Everyone!

Postby helpappreciated » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:44 pm

What type of erasers can we bring? I know mechanical are not allowed, but I'm wondering about those that attach to pencils or the brick erasers.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread - Good Luck, Everyone!

Postby SplitMyPants » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:06 pm

Where in the fuck is the concourse level of the Albany Empire State plaza?

ETA: the escalators right inside the Egg seem to go down right next to the Convention Hall testing room

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Postby Yazzzay » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:23 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:Where in the fuck is the concourse level of the Albany Empire State plaza?

ETA: the escalators right inside the Egg seem to go down right next to the Convention Hall testing room


THANKS i was so confused when I visited bc the map they sent us did not correspond with the map there- but they assumed we knew to go into the egg.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread - Good Luck, Everyone!

Postby Sprout » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:59 pm

Last minute questions that I am sure have been answered so apologies:

- if we wear reading glasses, can I bring the case thing with the little wipe or is that not allowed?
- it says we can bring keys and ID but it doesnt say anything about wallet / credit cards / cash... that's allowed right?
- do I need to memorize and or write down my exam soft ID and password or is it safe to rely on the fact that it's saved on my program on my computer I did the mock exam with?

edit wait last but important question: A friend of mine told me can wear hoodies as confirmed by BOLE, we just cant wear the hood, but that they cant have pockets?? Do they even make hoodies without pockets? This is crap right? It says nothing about that I can find online.




[Also shout out to all of you who chose Buffalo. Literally everything in Albany closes at 6 PM - like not even 7/11's or places like that are open - so I get to go to the CVS in the morning to buy a water bottle, advil, a snack and extra caffeine for lunch.]

PS: Pre-apologies if you sit next to me. Gl all.
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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread - Good Luck, Everyone!

Postby Sprout » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:01 pm

SplitMyPants wrote:Where in the fuck is the concourse level of the Albany Empire State plaza?

ETA: the escalators right inside the Egg seem to go down right next to the Convention Hall testing room

Thanks again.. my plan is to just follow the massive amount of nervous people heading in a similar direction. It's going to be raining in Albany tomorrow so laptop wise.. pretty sure Uber is going to make a killing with surge charges

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Postby Sprout » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:05 pm

acijku2 wrote:Apologies if this has been asked and answered already but we can bring our phones and leave them in the personal bag room right? I'm assuming the room is before the security checkpoint at all locations?

Yeah you can it's just "leave at your own risk" ... no one is going to steal at a bar exam... you'd have to be insane C&F wise. I have heard though that it just isn't worth it because the personal bag room is a cluster fuck and not to leave anything in there you need quick access to with limited time.

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Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread - Good Luck, Everyone!

Postby Sprout » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:06 pm

helpappreciated wrote:What type of erasers can we bring? I know mechanical are not allowed, but I'm wondering about those that attach to pencils or the brick erasers.

Those are fine. I picked a rocket ship one because my friend anna told me that it helped her smile and not cry when she didn't know an answer. I also picked a standard attach yellow one because some weird voodoo lady on the airplane told me it would help me remember better. I explained that's not really how that works, but okay. Worst case they'll take it but I highly doubt they will.



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