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lawschoolooooser

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I failed the bar by 2 points
« on: November 26, 2007, 09:14:58 AM »
Should I take it again?  :-[

I don't plan on practicing and the first time sucked wicked hard

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Re: I failed the bar by 2 points
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2007, 10:32:13 AM »
Should I take it again?  :-[

I don't plan on practicing and the first time sucked wicked hard

What do you plan on doing instead of practicing?

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Re: I failed the bar by 2 points
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2007, 12:24:28 PM »
Ditto on above poster's question and what was the rational behind taking it the first time?

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Re: I failed the bar by 2 points
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2007, 05:21:26 PM »
Every one else was doing it.

I am in IT

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Re: I failed the bar by 2 points
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2007, 07:21:12 PM »
Wow i'm really sorry to hear that!! That is my worst fear!! omg... but i want to practice... If  you don't want to practice and have already found a job that you like, then don't take it. But since you only failed by two points, maybe you can figure out what you did wrong and rectify it easily. I still recommend that you retake it, just incase you don't like what you are doing and can fall back on practicing, or if you change your mind later on and decide to practice. I would assume that the exam is easier to pass if you come right  out of law school and the information is fresher in your mind. Good luck what ever you do!!!

PS: What state exam did you take?? If you don't mind me asking.

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Re: I failed the bar by 2 points
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2007, 07:25:03 PM »
Should I take it again?  :-[

I don't plan on practicing and the first time sucked wicked hard

First of all, sorry to hear that.  Especially such a close margin. That's literally one question on the MBE.

If you are 100% certain that you will NEVER practice law then don't sweat it.  There would literally be no need for you to repeat that horror.

So the question is will you ever desire to practice?

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Re: I failed the bar by 2 points
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2007, 09:10:01 PM »
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Re: I failed the bar by 2 points
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2007, 08:06:10 PM »
That's suckage on the failing. In BarBri they said most people failed/passed by only a couple points. I keep that in mind for the asshats who offer advice like "kill yourself"...it could easily happen to them when they take the bar.

If you're really not going to practice, don't worry about it. If you think it might be useful someday, take it again now, rather than later. You've already studied. You know what you need to work on. You're not going to want to pick this up in a few years and try over.

Best of luck to you.

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Re: I failed the bar by 2 points
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2007, 08:52:25 PM »
Really depends on what you want - A friend of mine failed the bar the 1st time..then studied his ass off and passed it the 2nd time. It really depends on why you went to law school. I think someone asked before...but what state did you take the bar in?