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General Board / Passed GA bar!!
« on: October 31, 2008, 07:35:40 PM »
And I hope the other handful of GA takers on here passed as well!  Off to celebrate!

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General Board / RIP the best Bar/Bri lecturer of all time
« on: September 17, 2008, 05:01:50 PM »
Prof. Charles Whitebread passed away on Tuesday.  http://abovethelaw.com/2008/09/in_memorium_of_charles_whitebr.php

This makes me incredibly sad - for those of us who had him in Bar/Bri know how brilliant and funny he was.  A man that can make you laugh that hard during one of the most stressful times of your life is someone who will be sorely missed!

Future bar/bri takers - it makes me sad you'll never enjoy a Prof. Whitebread lecture!

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General Board / The bar exam is tomorrow...
« on: July 28, 2008, 10:24:19 AM »
And I feel eerily calm, and somehow at peace with the vast amount of information I *don't* know.

I'm also hoping this will remain my state of being for the next 3 days.  In reality though, this is probably just the calm before the storm.   I could easily wake up every 2 minutes tonight in a panic that the alarm didn't go off, or have night terrors about commercial paper.

Thanks to everyone else studying who posted thoughts and questions about the bar this summer.  It's always helpful to find that people are struggling with the same things you are. 

And most importantly, good luck to everyone taking the bar over the next 2 or 3 days!

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General Board / It could always be worse...
« on: July 24, 2008, 04:08:58 PM »
The bar exam sucks, but it could be worse - you could have someone like this calling you looking for a date...

Woman met this guy somewhere, gave him her card, and these are the voicemails he left her.

Good for a laugh and a few minutes of distraction from bar exam hell!

http://www.allthehitsq100.com/bertshow/images/Dimitri%20Stud%20Both%20Voicemails.mp3

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Of all the people to give a post-trial bond to, this judge picks THIS guy?  Absolutely ridiculous and infuriating.  >:(  The post-trial bond is so rare, it's almost unheard of, and it seems to be completely unwarranted in this case.  It's usually granted if there's some procedural error during trial, and here, the D.A. AND the defendant's trial attorney say there was no such error.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/07/23/sex.offender.teacher/index.html

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General Board / Another reason why Bar/Bri is the devil
« on: July 11, 2008, 03:34:23 PM »
I've been completely freaking out because I've been doing so terribly on the essays.  Terrible as in I know absolutely nothing.  My answers are more often than not 80% wrong.  Now, I knew that the Bar/Bri answers weren't quite accurate in terms of what people produce, but I was doing so terribly I figured there's no way I'm writing anything close to a passing essay.

And then I went to my state bar website and look at real answers that received high scores from person who wrote the questions.  And all of the answers get the law COMPLETELY wrong in one way or another, and some of the answers are about 5 sentences long (compared to Bar/Bri's 4 paragraphs).  It's one thing to provide a good model answer; it's another thing to provide students with something that's 100% unrealistic.  >:(  I'm not sure why I'm so surpised by this, since Bar/Bri makes its money by inducing panic. 

Anyway, in the effort of sparing others some of my complete panic, here's my PSA of the day:  Go to your bar's webpage and see if they put up any high scoring REAL answers to get a sense of exactly where you need to be, b/c Bar/Bri is yet again completely unrealistic in terms of what you have to know and what you have to produce to pass.

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Quick question - what happens if a reference or employer you list on your character and fitness application doesn't respond?  Has anyone heard of anyone being deemed unfit or denied fitness certification for something like that?

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Studying and Exam Taking / Bar/Bri takers - MPT Workshop?
« on: July 02, 2008, 07:42:52 AM »
Hey everyone,

My last day of Bar/Bri is Monday, and we're finishing up with the MPT workshop.  Has anyone had this yet?  I really feel like it's time to start doing my own thing, working on essays, actually learning all the crap Bar/Bri's thrown at us, etc., so I'm really not interested in going to this last class.  But, as usual, I don't want to miss out on anything important.  I'm just having trouble understanding how anything they say on the MPT can be helpful, since it's a stupid part of the bar exam.  It's a short closed book memo!  I mean, if I can't write a closed book memo I shouldn't be taking the bar exam.

So, question is:  has anyone had this lecture yet for Bar/Bri, and if so, did you think it was worthwhile? 

Thanks!

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Studying and Exam Taking / Federal Cts order of analysis?
« on: April 28, 2008, 08:37:37 PM »
Any 2 or 3Ls taken federal courts and have a short order of analysis/checklist they're willing to share?

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General Board / Anyone taking the MPRE tomorrow
« on: November 02, 2007, 11:50:17 PM »
Good luck!  Hopefully we'll all be ethical enough to not have to suffer through it again in the spring!

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