New York Bar July 2018

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby b290 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:17 pm

Findedeux wrote:$25 for a cold sandwich.

Geez.

The “convenience tax” of waiting on line (and not going outside) is pretty steep :lol:

My $.02

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby Neilt001 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:15 pm

b290 wrote:
Findedeux wrote:$25 for a cold sandwich.

Geez.

The “convenience tax” of waiting on line (and not going outside) is pretty steep :lol:

My $.02


Very steep! :lol: :lol: :shock: :arrow: :roll:

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby ToastMalone » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:56 pm

Pretty sure the answer is no but we don't need to bring a photo of ourselves like we did for the LSAT or MPRE right?

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby adil91 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:42 pm

Is the Buffalo Convention Center cold? Should I bring a jacket?

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby playwright » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:27 pm

What's the bathroom situation like at Armory? Long lines?
Also, how does the Personal Belongings Room work? They emphasize that there may be long lines. I'm planning on bringing my lunch, cell phone, and some notes with me and leaving them there. Would there be enough time to access them during lunch break?

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby gasfard » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:51 pm

Can I bring a jacket? They mention that we can keep our coats at the personal belongings room but does that mean that jackets aren't allowed inside?

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby L_William_W » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:06 pm

playwright wrote:What's the bathroom situation like at Armory? Long lines?
Also, how does the Personal Belongings Room work? They emphasize that there may be long lines. I'm planning on bringing my lunch, cell phone, and some notes with me and leaving them there. Would there be enough time to access them during lunch break?


I took (and passed) the bar at the Armory last July. The bathrooms are fairly large (there is a wait, but it's not ridiculously long) and the lunch break is long enough for you to look at your notes. Of course, you have to leave all of your stuff in a separate room.

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby L_William_W » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:07 pm

gasfard wrote:Can I bring a jacket? They mention that we can keep our coats at the personal belongings room but does that mean that jackets aren't allowed inside?


You can bring a sweater or a hoodie (the hood must be tucked), but you can't bring a jacket into the room.

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby gasfard » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:41 pm

L_William_W wrote:
gasfard wrote:Can I bring a jacket? They mention that we can keep our coats at the personal belongings room but does that mean that jackets aren't allowed inside?


You can bring a sweater or a hoodie (the hood must be tucked), but you can't bring a jacket into the room.

thanks

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby b290 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:57 pm

adil91 wrote:Is the Buffalo Convention Center cold? Should I bring a jacket?

I did a baseball jersey (shortsleeve) and a t-shirt underneath. That was fine.

ToastMalone wrote:Pretty sure the answer is no but we don't need to bring a photo of ourselves like we did for the LSAT or MPRE right?

Correct but you do need gov't ID (which has a pic).

playwright wrote:What's the bathroom situation like at Armory? Long lines?
Also, how does the Personal Belongings Room work? They emphasize that there may be long lines. I'm planning on bringing my lunch, cell phone, and some notes with me and leaving them there. Would there be enough time to access them during lunch break?

I did it in Buffalo (so I don't know abot the Armory). The bathroom situation was also good (multiple bathrooms). For July, most applicants will take the test in the upper area (main floor), but some will take the exam at the lower level rooms - same level as the belonging room (this option only exists for July). I've forgotten which but I think it should say so on the ticket. I went to use it once I got situated - I just wanted to avoid the

As for belongings,you should be good with leaving stuff in the belongings room. Just remember where you put it to save you time looking for it later.

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby ToastMalone » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:54 pm

Findedeux wrote:For those of you going to Saratoga, do we really need to be there at 8am?

Since we don't even start until 9:30 it seems like a waste of time to get there so early since the longs shouldn't be too long.



same question for Buffalo. I know we need to be in our seats by 9 but is it entirely necessary to get there an hour early? Would rather not stand around in a big crowd full of nervous people for an hour if possible.

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby adil91 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:36 pm

Will they provide us the Examplify passwords for the MEE and MPT or do we have to memorize our Examplify passwords?

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby purpleyrain » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:39 pm

Also, I know this is a stupid question but how cold does it get at the Armory? I tend to get cold really easily. Like 2 hours at a starbucks in August and I have on a sweatshirt and a fleece jacket and long pants when everyone else has a t-shirt and shorts. Are we only allowed sweaters and sweatshirts and no jackets?

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby miro » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:53 pm

I took the Barbri simulation there, and I (and other people) thought it was pretty warm. (I tend to get cold fairly easily too.) Granted, it was 90-something degrees that day, but whatever A/C system or fans they have seems to be on the weak side.

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby gasfard » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:15 pm

I know that laptop sleeves and cases are not allowed, but are laptop skins fine?

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby maroon175 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:54 pm

Can anyone speak to how cold it gets at MetroWest in Manhattan?

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby NorthGroundsRat » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:06 pm

How's everyone feeling? I have basically stopped studying at this point. A little anxious, but optimistic.

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby bigLexcited » Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:10 pm

NorthGroundsRat wrote:How's everyone feeling? I have basically stopped studying at this point. A little anxious, but optimistic.


Still revising. Race against time. Feel like so much i dont remember/ need to revise/ learn again.

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby airylef » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:01 pm

I'm so anxious. I'm always anxious, though, so it's worse.

I just checked into my hotel in Albany. Never been here before (from CT, spent most of my time since HS in NYC). This city is... bizarre. My husband and I walked by about ten restaurants that were closed before we found a dimly-lit dive kind of place. I'm used to things closing early on Sunday, but not being entirely closed. Even places that said they would be open were closed. And very few people were even around. It's like the beginning of a damn zombie movie out there.

I'm not feeling very confident. I'm worried about the MEE. During prep I just did everything too quickly - I'm a really fast test taker, I read and write quickly. And I think with the MEE and MBE that's been hurting me. I'm going to do some more MBEs tonight, but I think that'll be it... I'm afraid I'll make it worse if I do stuff tomorrow.

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby b290 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:30 pm

bigLexcited wrote:
NorthGroundsRat wrote:How's everyone feeling? I have basically stopped studying at this point. A little anxious, but optimistic.


Still revising. Race against time. Feel like so much i dont remember/ need to revise/ learn again.

There's nothing extra you can do at this point. Trying to do too much now is actually counterproductive.

Go over your game plan and finesse it. Exam day is more about performance for that day than knowledge.

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby frqw9201 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:02 am

Anyone know if umbrellas are allowed?

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby purpleyrain » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:54 pm

frqw9201 wrote:Anyone know if umbrellas are allowed?

Probably not past the security point since the items listed on the security policy PDF are all-inclusive. I'll bring mine but chuck it in my bag which I plan to leave at the personal belongings room.

miro wrote:I took the Barbri simulation there, and I (and other people) thought it was pretty warm. (I tend to get cold fairly easily too.) Granted, it was 90-something degrees that day, but whatever A/C system or fans they have seems to be on the weak side.

Thanks for the response! I'm hopeful... I'll just bring my sweatshirt inside but leave a spare jacket in my bag that I can grab during lunch. (Traveling to NYC now and, as usual, shivering in my sweatshirt and fleece...)

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby rgn122000 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:55 pm

So if someone was hypothetically stupid enough to wait until now to print their bar ticket, and the bar website was down, what would you recommend?

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby Neilt001 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:02 pm

rgn122000 wrote:So if someone was hypothetically stupid enough to wait until now to print their bar ticket, and the bar website was down, what would you recommend?


Surely the site will be up again within the next 10 hours? Or was it not emailed to you??

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Re: New York Bar July 2018

Postby White Dwarf » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:47 pm

Whoever said Saratoga Springs was well organized and not super crowded is out of their damn mind. What a mess.



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