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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby kc128 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:23 pm

Banana1 wrote:can we bring medicine in the exam room?


I brought medication in the actual prescription bottle w/ the label and had no problem.

http://www.nybarexam.org/docs/secpolicy.pdf

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby Nicolena. » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:41 am

smin0505 wrote:Hi everyone! Passed NY July 2017 and I am selling my Barbri UBE July 2017/February 2018 books - the entire set. Used so some scratchwork/underlining/highlighting but overall plenty of untouched practice MBE sets, MEE's, and MPT's since I mainly used separate paper. Private message me with an offer if interested! Thanks and best of luck!


Do you still have the MEE sheets available?

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby bretby » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:27 am

Has anyone done both Barbri and Emanuel questions? I was having difficulty with Barbri (getting ~50% of questions correct), but just tried some Emanuel questions and have been getting 100% correct. This discrepancy seems bizarre to me. Which is the better indicator of performance and where should I be focusing my efforts for this last week (difficult Barbri questions or more Emanuel questions)>

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby ScurryRay » Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:40 pm

bretby wrote:Has anyone done both Barbri and Emanuel questions? I was having difficulty with Barbri (getting ~50% of questions correct), but just tried some Emanuel questions and have been getting 100% correct. This discrepancy seems bizarre to me. Which is the better indicator of performance and where should I be focusing my efforts for this last week (difficult Barbri questions or more Emanuel questions)>


I have been doing Barbri, Adaptibar (some) and some of the Emmanuel Finz book. Barbri seems to be the hardest of the three. I agree with you, I have done better in the Emmanuel book (not 100%) but a bit better. I have heard Barbri questions are harder and test more nuances, but I guess we won't know if that is true until next week.

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby Nicolena. » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:50 am

kc128 wrote:
Banana1 wrote:can we bring medicine in the exam room?


I brought medication in the actual prescription bottle w/ the label and had no problem.

http://www.nybarexam.org/docs/secpolicy.pdf


"• NO luggage, handbags, purses, backpacks, briefcases, laptop bags, sleeves or protective cases of any kind, tote bags, or bags of any kind."

Does that mean you have to remove the protective shell off of your laptop? What if you have a decal on your laptop?

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby kc128 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:00 am

Nicolena. wrote:
kc128 wrote:
Banana1 wrote:can we bring medicine in the exam room?


I brought medication in the actual prescription bottle w/ the label and had no problem.

http://www.nybarexam.org/docs/secpolicy.pdf


"• NO luggage, handbags, purses, backpacks, briefcases, laptop bags, sleeves or protective cases of any kind, tote bags, or bags of any kind."

Does that mean you have to remove the protective shell off of your laptop? What if you have a decal on your laptop?


Idk about decals. I would take the shell off your laptop & leave it in the personal belongings area. I left my computer case in my bag last time so I didn't worry about scratching my computer in transport.

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby Yazzzay » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:43 pm

kc128 wrote:
Nicolena. wrote:
kc128 wrote:
Banana1 wrote:can we bring medicine in the exam room?


I brought medication in the actual prescription bottle w/ the label and had no problem.

http://www.nybarexam.org/docs/secpolicy.pdf


"• NO luggage, handbags, purses, backpacks, briefcases, laptop bags, sleeves or protective cases of any kind, tote bags, or bags of any kind."

Does that mean you have to remove the protective shell off of your laptop? What if you have a decal on your laptop?


Idk about decals. I would take the shell off your laptop & leave it in the personal belongings area. I left my computer case in my bag last time so I didn't worry about scratching my computer in transport.


I had a little animal decal on mine in July- I think it's fine- probably better it doesn't have letters/word on it though? and no protective covers/shells in the test room, ya!

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby IwiLLdoIt » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:59 am

Taking the exam in Albany this time and I keep getting emails about ordering lunch from the gourmet, any suggestions on getting food during the break without running all over town?

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby kaycee » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:50 pm

Hello everyone!
Trust your lats minute reading and preparation is going great. Foreign educated lawyer here and plan on taking the NY bar in July. Just want to ask those who wish to sell off their prep materials and discuss all other prep related resources to please PM me.
Thanks and goodluck everyone! :D

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby hellaperla » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:36 am

hi hi, last-minute question! If anyone can help me without me needing to call BOLE for this but...we're allowed to put cash into the gallon storage bag right? It's not in the allowed items listed in the security policy but it was specifically mentioned in the email that we're allowed to bring cash! Just wanted to double (and triple) check. Good luck to everyone!

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby Blackberie » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:40 pm

IwiLLdoIt wrote:Taking the exam in Albany this time and I keep getting emails about ordering lunch from the gourmet, any suggestions on getting food during the break without running all over town?


Hey there! The concourse has a bunch of options - you don’t have to order the lunch. We have an hour and a half so plenty of time - I’ll see you there but feel free to PM me or ask more questions if you have them

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby b290 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:32 am

Nicolena. wrote:
kc128 wrote:
Banana1 wrote:can we bring medicine in the exam room?


I brought medication in the actual prescription bottle w/ the label and had no problem.

http://www.nybarexam.org/docs/secpolicy.pdf


"• NO luggage, handbags, purses, backpacks, briefcases, laptop bags, sleeves or protective cases of any kind, tote bags, or bags of any kind."

Does that mean you have to remove the protective shell off of your laptop? What if you have a decal on your laptop?


You’re fine. Last July, my protective cover was covered with stickers and decals. No one said a word.

They mean bags outside of the ziplock you’re allowed to bring in

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby b290 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:44 am

FYI, we’re having unusually warm weather in the Great Lakes region (Buffalo’s included).

Just in case you were worried about blizzards, snow, ice, etc., it’s not happening. :lol:

Plan accordingly

My $.02

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby ubebarstudying » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:39 pm

bcohen226 wrote:
kc128 wrote:
nada123 wrote:Got the ticket about 6 hours ago. Also another email from Examsoft


Also received my seat ticket. Is the examsoft email an update?


Got my seat ticket too, @ Armory. Got the lunch email as well yesterday. Seems a little expensive but worth it just to have one less thing to hassle over.

In case no one replied yet, yes, in its original bottle. Security policy should say.

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby ubebarstudying » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:42 pm

Blackberie wrote:
IwiLLdoIt wrote:Taking the exam in Albany this time and I keep getting emails about ordering lunch from the gourmet, any suggestions on getting food during the break without running all over town?


Hey there! The concourse has a bunch of options - you don’t have to order the lunch. We have an hour and a half so plenty of time - I’ll see you there but feel free to PM me or ask more questions if you have them


Yes the concourse has cafeterias with decent food where the state workers eat, some fast food places, etc. I wouldn't do the gourmet meal thing. It wasn't my taste and plenty of other people made alternate arrangements on day 2.

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby ubebarstudying » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:52 pm

hellaperla wrote:hi hi, last-minute question! If anyone can help me without me needing to call BOLE for this but...we're allowed to put cash into the gallon storage bag right? It's not in the allowed items listed in the security policy but it was specifically mentioned in the email that we're allowed to bring cash! Just wanted to double (and triple) check. Good luck to everyone!


Cash is fine. If they didn't allow it, hangry examinees would give the proctors and security people night terrors.

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby ecafracs » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:00 pm

hellaperla wrote:hi hi, last-minute question! If anyone can help me without me needing to call BOLE for this but...we're allowed to put cash into the gallon storage bag right? It's not in the allowed items listed in the security policy but it was specifically mentioned in the email that we're allowed to bring cash! Just wanted to double (and triple) check. Good luck to everyone!


Can't you just put cash in your pocket?

I was planning to take my entire wallet with me (cash, credit cards, metro card, ID) is that not allowed?

Also, does anyone know, are we allowed to drink during the exam? I know it says we can bring a drink, but it said something about storing it under our desk.

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby kc128 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:36 pm

ecafracs wrote:
hellaperla wrote:hi hi, last-minute question! If anyone can help me without me needing to call BOLE for this but...we're allowed to put cash into the gallon storage bag right? It's not in the allowed items listed in the security policy but it was specifically mentioned in the email that we're allowed to bring cash! Just wanted to double (and triple) check. Good luck to everyone!


Can't you just put cash in your pocket?

I was planning to take my entire wallet with me (cash, credit cards, metro card, ID) is that not allowed?

Also, does anyone know, are we allowed to drink during the exam? I know it says we can bring a drink, but it said something about storing it under our desk.


You can bring a clear, plastic bottle so long as you remove the label. I've personally left my wallet in my bag in the belongings room (sans credit cards).

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby gladiator0flaw11 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:23 am

IwiLLdoIt wrote:Taking the exam in Albany this time and I keep getting emails about ordering lunch from the gourmet, any suggestions on getting food during the break without running all over town?


Same here, there should be places to go right in the area, I personally didn't order anything. Good luck!

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby gladiator0flaw11 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:24 am

b290 wrote:
Nicolena. wrote:
kc128 wrote:
Banana1 wrote:can we bring medicine in the exam room?


I brought medication in the actual prescription bottle w/ the label and had no problem.

http://www.nybarexam.org/docs/secpolicy.pdf


"• NO luggage, handbags, purses, backpacks, briefcases, laptop bags, sleeves or protective cases of any kind, tote bags, or bags of any kind."

Does that mean you have to remove the protective shell off of your laptop? What if you have a decal on your laptop?


You’re fine. Last July, my protective cover was covered with stickers and decals. No one said a word.

They mean bags outside of the ziplock you’re allowed to bring in


I have my macbook's serial number on the cover on a sticker, should I remove that for this exam? Hoping it's fine.

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby studying4bar » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:04 pm

gladiator0flaw11 wrote:
b290 wrote:
Nicolena. wrote:
kc128 wrote:
Banana1 wrote:can we bring medicine in the exam room?


I brought medication in the actual prescription bottle w/ the label and had no problem.

http://www.nybarexam.org/docs/secpolicy.pdf


"• NO luggage, handbags, purses, backpacks, briefcases, laptop bags, sleeves or protective cases of any kind, tote bags, or bags of any kind."

Does that mean you have to remove the protective shell off of your laptop? What if you have a decal on your laptop?


You’re fine. Last July, my protective cover was covered with stickers and decals. No one said a word.

They mean bags outside of the ziplock you’re allowed to bring in


I have my macbook's serial number on the cover on a sticker, should I remove that for this exam? Hoping it's fine.


I am sure that is fine.

Do people plan on bringing notes for the personal belongings room/do most people plan on using the room? I'm torn on the former, but I hear a lot of people bring notes.

Anyone interested in meeting up before the exam or at a certain location during our 2 day venture? The majority of us will have a bit of a wait on day 1, I'm sure.

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby b290 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:43 pm

studying4bar wrote:
gladiator0flaw11 wrote:
b290 wrote:
Nicolena. wrote:
kc128 wrote:
Banana1 wrote:can we bring medicine in the exam room?


I brought medication in the actual prescription bottle w/ the label and had no problem.

http://www.nybarexam.org/docs/secpolicy.pdf


"• NO luggage, handbags, purses, backpacks, briefcases, laptop bags, sleeves or protective cases of any kind, tote bags, or bags of any kind."

Does that mean you have to remove the protective shell off of your laptop? What if you have a decal on your laptop?


You’re fine. Last July, my protective cover was covered with stickers and decals. No one said a word.

They mean bags outside of the ziplock you’re allowed to bring in


I have my macbook's serial number on the cover on a sticker, should I remove that for this exam? Hoping it's fine.


I am sure that is fine.

Do people plan on bringing notes for the personal belongings room/do most people plan on using the room? I'm torn on the former, but I hear a lot of people bring notes.

Anyone interested in meeting up before the exam or at a certain location during our 2 day venture? The majority of us will have a bit of a wait on day 1, I'm sure.


People bring notes (and outright books) to leave in the personal belongings room.

A meetup would be fantastic. At the end, I was looking forward to the “festivities” after and removing that stupid green party bracelet (after check-in, you MUST wear it until end of exam Wed). Not sure where people are - I’m in Buffalo.

For people taking in Buffalo, I’m already there. If you have any questions, ask away :lol:

I feel safe saying that you all know what’s necessary to pass this test. Trust yourselves.

My $.02

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby studying4bar » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:55 pm

b290 wrote:
studying4bar wrote:
gladiator0flaw11 wrote:
b290 wrote:
Nicolena. wrote:
kc128 wrote:
Banana1 wrote:can we bring medicine in the exam room?


I brought medication in the actual prescription bottle w/ the label and had no problem.

http://www.nybarexam.org/docs/secpolicy.pdf


"• NO luggage, handbags, purses, backpacks, briefcases, laptop bags, sleeves or protective cases of any kind, tote bags, or bags of any kind."

Does that mean you have to remove the protective shell off of your laptop? What if you have a decal on your laptop?


You’re fine. Last July, my protective cover was covered with stickers and decals. No one said a word.

They mean bags outside of the ziplock you’re allowed to bring in


I have my macbook's serial number on the cover on a sticker, should I remove that for this exam? Hoping it's fine.


I am sure that is fine.

Do people plan on bringing notes for the personal belongings room/do most people plan on using the room? I'm torn on the former, but I hear a lot of people bring notes.

Anyone interested in meeting up before the exam or at a certain location during our 2 day venture? The majority of us will have a bit of a wait on day 1, I'm sure.


People bring notes (and outright books) to leave in the personal belongings room.

A meetup would be fantastic. At the end, I was looking forward to the “festivities” after and removing that stupid green party bracelet (after check-in, you MUST wear it until end of exam Wed). Not sure where people are - I’m in Buffalo.

For people taking in Buffalo, I’m already there. If you have any questions, ask away :lol:

I feel safe saying that you all know what’s necessary to pass this test. Trust yourselves.

My $.02


Good to hear about the notes, and I am in Albany but agree that it'd be good to meet up with people and also that it wouldn't kill me to have company to have a very stiff drink with after taking a blowtorch to my notes.

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby b290 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:56 pm

Just a reminder - some changes as to what’s allowed:

- Watches are no longer permitted
- Highlighters are also forbidden (I think they haven’t allowed those for years now)

Everything else from July remains the same, or should make sense.

I was just talking with someone who was taking the exam, the convo made be look up the policy again to be safe. Ended up bringing an analog watch for nothing. Don’t be me :lol:

My $.02

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Re: 2018 February New York Bar

Postby studying4bar » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:00 pm

b290 wrote:Just a reminder - some changes as to what’s allowed:

- Watches are no longer permitted
- Highlighters are also forbidden (I think they haven’t allowed those for years now)

Everything else from July remains the same, or should make sense.

I was just talking with someone who was taking the exam, the convo made be look up the policy again to be safe. Ended up bringing an analog watch for nothing. Don’t be me :lol:

My $.02


no highlighters, only old school pencils, and only blue OR black ink pens and only on day 1...I wasn't planning on my bar exam being artistic but think they are a tiny bit overzealous.... Are we allowed pencil sharpeners, anyone know? An older friend of mine said they weren't allowed but I do not see them prohibited...although of course under the permitted items it says: **ALL OTHER ITEMS ARE PROHIBITED – PROHIBITED ITEMS WILL BE CONFISCATED** and yet then goes on to specifically enumerate prohibited items.

Is this a BS pre-test sort of thing analogous to con law? "In light of the fact that permitted and prohibited items are specifically enumerated, despite providing notice that all other items are prohibited, the limiting, enumerated language suggests a level of sovereignty reserved to the examinees and such notice is void for vagueness and furthermore, when viewed either subjectively or objectively under the totality of the circumstances, a reasonably prudent bar examinee and/or reasonably prudent person can rationally infer from the language of the regulation and context in which it is being implemented would allow for a quiet hand-held pencil sharpener when 50% or 1 day of the exam required for licensure only allows pencils."

^PS, how was that for BSing an answer?



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