New York July 2019

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Re: Themis July 2019

Postby Lancair » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:52 pm

When I took the exam in Feb, my girlfriend and I chose to go up to Albany rather than NYC. We figured we'd prefer the extra sleep and a short walk to the test centre rather a long cab ride and the general chaos of the NYC test centre. Would recommend! Proctors were very friendly.

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Re: New York July 2019

Postby lolabear727 » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:00 pm

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lolabear727 wrote:Any recent NY law school grads on the thread? We should be getting our seat emails next week, but other's wont get them until the next day after. A heads up would be much appreciated! Started Themis this week. Hopefully everyone is off to a good start on the studying!


a friend taking barbri classes in new york said new york graduates got the location selection emails today 6/4/2019...so out of state graduates should expect it tomorrow 6/5 I guess...


Thank you so much! They didn’t happen to mention the time they received the email, did they? Haha

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Re: Themis July 2019

Postby Jcanqueen12 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:39 am

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lolabear727 wrote:Any NY takers get their seat emails yet? New NY law school graduates get theirs a day earlier than the rest of us. Would like to quit this constant refreshing game.


Lol I'm right there with you. It's annoying. I'm out of state so I'm a little bit concern about the options I will have to choose from.

Make a ranked list of locations in order of your preference in advance so that when it's game time, you'll be able to select a location without hesitating.

Aside from the convenience of flying into NYC, Javits is reputed to be a miserable place to test anyway.


Thanks that's good advice. I think Buffalo and Saratoga would be my picks. But dang Saratoga hotel prices blew me away :(

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Re: Themis July 2019

Postby Jcanqueen12 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:47 am

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QContinuum wrote:
Jcanqueen12 wrote:
lolabear727 wrote:Any NY takers get their seat emails yet? New NY law school graduates get theirs a day earlier than the rest of us. Would like to quit this constant refreshing game.


Lol I'm right there with you. It's annoying. I'm out of state so I'm a little bit concern about the options I will have to choose from.

Make a ranked list of locations in order of your preference in advance so that when it's game time, you'll be able to select a location without hesitating.

Aside from the convenience of flying into NYC, Javits is reputed to be a miserable place to test anyway.


Thanks that's good advice. I think Buffalo and Saratoga would be my picks. But dang Saratoga hotel prices blew me away :(


Got the email, Buffalo it is!

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Re: Themis July 2019

Postby QContinuum » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:57 am

Jcanqueen12 wrote:Got the email, Buffalo it is!

Congrats and best wishes!

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Re: New York July 2019

Postby hsbusby » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:12 am

I got the out of state email at 9:39 this morning and was able to get Javitz

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Re: New York July 2019

Postby JBNYC » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:32 am

hsbusby wrote:I got the out of state email at 9:39 this morning and was able to get Javitz


Damn, I got the email at 9.40, and when I logged in a few mins later, the Javitz Center and Westchester weren't available options, only Albany, Saratoga and Buffalo :( Road trip to Albany here we come!

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Re: New York July 2019

Postby QContinuum » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:46 am

JBNYC wrote:Damn, I got the email at 9.40, and when I logged in a few mins later, the Javitz Center and Westchester weren't available options, only Albany, Saratoga and Buffalo :( Road trip to Albany here we come!

Don't feel too bad - I have it on good authority White Plains filled up yesterday within an hour of the NY J.D. grads getting the email. Turns out conventional wisdom about NYC filling up first was wrong. Guess the word's out about the desirability of testing at Javits.

Look on the bright side: Albany, Saratoga and Buffalo should be much lower stress venues!

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Re: New York July 2019

Postby lolabear727 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:05 pm

hsbusby wrote:I got the out of state email at 9:39 this morning and was able to get Javitz


Really?! I opened it as soon as it came in, finally got NYC. So sick of spending $$ for travel and lodging out of now. Especially now living in NYC.

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Re: New York July 2019

Postby JBNYC » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:49 pm

QContinuum wrote:
JBNYC wrote:Damn, I got the email at 9.40, and when I logged in a few mins later, the Javitz Center and Westchester weren't available options, only Albany, Saratoga and Buffalo :( Road trip to Albany here we come!

Don't feel too bad - I have it on good authority White Plains filled up yesterday within an hour of the NY J.D. grads getting the email. Turns out conventional wisdom about NYC filling up first was wrong. Guess the word's out about the desirability of testing at Javits.

Look on the bright side: Albany, Saratoga and Buffalo should be much lower stress venues!


Thanks, I hope you are right about the stress levels! :)

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Re: New York July 2019

Postby JBNYC » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:51 pm

lolabear727 wrote:
hsbusby wrote:I got the out of state email at 9:39 this morning and was able to get Javitz


Really?! I opened it as soon as it came in, finally got NYC. So sick of spending $$ for travel and lodging out of now. Especially now living in NYC.


I hear you. I sat the Feb exam at The Armory uptown, and it was so handy just being able to get the subway there. Saved me a lot of time and $ compared to going to the hassle of driving to Albany for sure. Hope the Javitz venue works out well for you!

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Re: New York July 2019

Postby teacup4lyf » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:34 am

Looks like it's Albany for me.

Failed the NY bar twice and I'm done using Barbri. Got Emanuel and plan on supplementing it with my old notes/flashcards. I was working at biglaw with horrendous hours during my first try so I barely hit the books, knowing full well I won't pass. I went for it prepared the second time but exam nerves got the better of me and missed passing by one mark. Took me a while to get over it and shrug that off. Hopefully, third time's the charm.. I really doubt I can muster enough motivation to sit for this a fourth time.

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Re: New York July 2019

Postby ddoomm » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:33 pm

First time taker sitting for the exam in Saratoga. Good luck all!

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Re: New York July 2019

Postby lolabear727 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:28 pm

teacup4lyf wrote:Looks like it's Albany for me.

Failed the NY bar twice and I'm done using Barbri. Got Emanuel and plan on supplementing it with my old notes/flashcards. I was working at biglaw with horrendous hours during my first try so I barely hit the books, knowing full well I won't pass. I went for it prepared the second time but exam nerves got the better of me and missed passing by one mark. Took me a while to get over it and shrug that off. Hopefully, third time's the charm.. I really doubt I can muster enough motivation to sit for this a fourth time.


I hear ya! Similar situation for me as well. We can do it!

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Re: New York July 2019

Postby barexamman » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:01 pm

teacup4lyf wrote:Looks like it's Albany for me.

Failed the NY bar twice and I'm done using Barbri. Got Emanuel and plan on supplementing it with my old notes/flashcards. I was working at biglaw with horrendous hours during my first try so I barely hit the books, knowing full well I won't pass. I went for it prepared the second time but exam nerves got the better of me and missed passing by one mark. Took me a while to get over it and shrug that off. Hopefully, third time's the charm.. I really doubt I can muster enough motivation to sit for this a fourth time.


I want to wish you luck on this upcoming bar exam. I didn't like barbri, which I received for free as I was a bar rep. I would say and recommend to know the law really well so that you can do well on the MC part of the MBE and the essay part as well. I implore you to try taking old actual bar exam questions and also buying critical pass flashcards. They are really helpful and everyone I know that used them - passed.
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Good luck!
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