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Dress code for bar exam?

Postby ScurryRay » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:59 pm

This may be a silly question, so I apologize, but is it inappropriate to wear a hoodie and sweatpants to the bar exam (New York)? I don't see any specific dress requirements for NY. I know a few states make you wear a full suit to the bar exam. I've been studying for the past 2 months on sweats and that's what I will be most comfortable with but don't want to be the only guy there dressed like a slob.

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Re: Dress code for bar exam?

Postby onlyunholy » Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:58 pm

Not sure how it is in NY, but in Nevada we are not allowed to wear hoodies.

EDIT: http://www.nybarexam.org/security/security.htm#oral. "All coats and jackets will NOT be permitted in the exam room." Now, whether hoodies are considered coats or jackets...

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Re: Dress code for bar exam?

Postby onlyunholy » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:00 pm

http://www.nybarexam.org/security/security.htm#oral

"All coats and jackets will NOT be permitted in the exam room." Now, whether a hoodie is considered a coat or jacket...

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Re: Dress code for bar exam?

Postby albanach » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:28 am

ScurryRay wrote:This may be a silly question, so I apologize, but is it inappropriate to wear a hoodie and sweatpants to the bar exam (New York)? I don't see any specific dress requirements for NY. I know a few states make you wear a full suit to the bar exam. I've been studying for the past 2 months on sweats and that's what I will be most comfortable with but don't want to be the only guy there dressed like a slob.


No hats rules make me wary of hoodies. However a confirmable and easy to remove top over a t-shirt is ideal because you can adjust layers to accommodate the room temperature.

My advice, find a hoodless hoodie. If you do wear one with a hood, don't for any reason put the hood over your head.

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Re: Dress code for bar exam?

Postby Respondeat_Inferior » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:23 am

albanach wrote:
ScurryRay wrote:This may be a silly question, so I apologize, but is it inappropriate to wear a hoodie and sweatpants to the bar exam (New York)? I don't see any specific dress requirements for NY. I know a few states make you wear a full suit to the bar exam. I've been studying for the past 2 months on sweats and that's what I will be most comfortable with but don't want to be the only guy there dressed like a slob.


No hats rules make me wary of hoodies. However a confirmable and easy to remove top over a t-shirt is ideal because you can adjust layers to accommodate the room temperature.

My advice, find a hoodless hoodie. If you do wear one with a hood, don't for any reason put the hood over your head.


A....hoodless hoodie? You mean a sweater?

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Re: Dress code for bar exam?

Postby DKM » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:30 am

A hoodless hoodie is called a sweatshirt.

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Re: Dress code for bar exam?

Postby hockeyman969 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:28 am

albanach wrote:
ScurryRay wrote:This may be a silly question, so I apologize, but is it inappropriate to wear a hoodie and sweatpants to the bar exam (New York)? I don't see any specific dress requirements for NY. I know a few states make you wear a full suit to the bar exam. I've been studying for the past 2 months on sweats and that's what I will be most comfortable with but don't want to be the only guy there dressed like a slob.


No hats rules make me wary of hoodies. However a confirmable and easy to remove top over a t-shirt is ideal because you can adjust layers to accommodate the room temperature.

My advice, find a hoodless hoodie. If you do wear one with a hood, don't for any reason put the hood over your head.


Hoodie = no bueno. I took it in July 2016 and a girl had a hoodie and they told her to store it and wouldn't let her in without it. Felt bad cuz she said she was freezing cuz they were blasting the AC in Javitz.

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Re: Dress code for bar exam?

Postby ScurryRay » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:58 pm

They actually sent out an email saying hoodies were ok but you have to keep the hood down. I am less worried about the hoodie and more worried about the sweat pants. : )

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Re: Dress code for bar exam?

Postby kc128 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:21 pm

ScurryRay wrote:They actually sent out an email saying hoodies were ok but you have to keep the hood down. I am less worried about the hoodie and more worried about the sweat pants. : )


You're totally fine re: the sweatpants. Previously, hoodies were not permitted; now, they are. Also new to this administration, no analog watches :(

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Re: Dress code for bar exam?

Postby bretby » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:13 pm

kc128 wrote:
ScurryRay wrote:They actually sent out an email saying hoodies were ok but you have to keep the hood down. I am less worried about the hoodie and more worried about the sweat pants. : )


You're totally fine re: the sweatpants. Previously, hoodies were not permitted; now, they are. Also new to this administration, no analog watches :(


I wonder why no watches - anyone know/have a guess?

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Re: Dress code for bar exam?

Postby kc128 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:02 pm

bretby wrote:
kc128 wrote:
ScurryRay wrote:They actually sent out an email saying hoodies were ok but you have to keep the hood down. I am less worried about the hoodie and more worried about the sweat pants. : )


You're totally fine re: the sweatpants. Previously, hoodies were not permitted; now, they are. Also new to this administration, no analog watches :(


I wonder why no watches - anyone know/have a guess?


Some moron probable cheated. I'm pretty sure all of the exam locations have huge clocks now, it's more of this weird personal attachment I have with my watch. I've worn it daily for years, it feels weird to not have it on, haha

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Re: Dress code for bar exam?

Postby brazilian1985 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:17 pm

kc128 wrote:
bretby wrote:
kc128 wrote:
ScurryRay wrote:They actually sent out an email saying hoodies were ok but you have to keep the hood down. I am less worried about the hoodie and more worried about the sweat pants. : )


You're totally fine re: the sweatpants. Previously, hoodies were not permitted; now, they are. Also new to this administration, no analog watches :(


I wonder why no watches - anyone know/have a guess?


Some moron probable cheated. I'm pretty sure all of the exam locations have huge clocks now, it's more of this weird personal attachment I have with my watch. I've worn it daily for years, it feels weird to not have it on, haha


WOW! They let us use analogical watch last February!!!

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Re: Dress code for bar exam?

Postby kc128 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:19 pm

brazilian1985 wrote:
kc128 wrote:
bretby wrote:
kc128 wrote:
ScurryRay wrote:They actually sent out an email saying hoodies were ok but you have to keep the hood down. I am less worried about the hoodie and more worried about the sweat pants. : )


You're totally fine re: the sweatpants. Previously, hoodies were not permitted; now, they are. Also new to this administration, no analog watches :(


I wonder why no watches - anyone know/have a guess?


Some moron probable cheated. I'm pretty sure all of the exam locations have huge clocks now, it's more of this weird personal attachment I have with my watch. I've worn it daily for years, it feels weird to not have it on, haha


WOW! They let us use analogical watch last February!!!


I KNOW!! smh

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Re: Dress code for bar exam?

Postby RCinDNA » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:48 pm

I am getting a favial, wearing a nice pair of jeans, a sweater and undershirt, and a necklace made of the darkened hearts of all the evil fairies I have sacrificed to pass this thing.

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Re: Dress code for bar exam?

Postby fallingup77 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:18 pm

RCinDNA wrote:I am getting a favial, wearing a nice pair of jeans, a sweater and undershirt, and a necklace made of the darkened hearts of all the evil fairies I have sacrificed to pass this thing.


I googled “favial” to see if I needed to get one, too.

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Re: Dress code for bar exam?

Postby RCinDNA » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:21 am

I meant to say facial. The inability to edit has been detrimental to my post quality.

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Re: Dress code for bar exam?

Postby pfunkera » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:03 pm

my state allows hoodies (not on head) so that is what I am wearing. I have back-up clothes just in case though.

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Re: Dress code for bar exam?

Postby unlvcrjchick » Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:48 am

kc128 wrote:
ScurryRay wrote:They actually sent out an email saying hoodies were ok but you have to keep the hood down. I am less worried about the hoodie and more worried about the sweat pants. : )


You're totally fine re: the sweatpants. Previously, hoodies were not permitted; now, they are. Also new to this administration, no analog watches :(


In Utah last summer, we weren’t allowed any analog watches either, but we could wear hoodies provided our hoods were down.

While there were several large clocks positioned throughout the large, airplane-hangeresque room, I found it to be much more distracting having to look up from my work to locate the nearest clock as opposed to quickly glancing down at my wrist to check the time. Makes absolutely no sense why they think we could possibly cheat with analog watches. Maybe it’s because some of the displays on the digital smart watches can mimic the face of an analog watch and the administration doesn’t have the time or inclination to thoroughly inspect everyone’s watches? Eh no clue but I still think it’s dumb.



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