Sands--your post about the Bar essay Qs completely made my life better. You mentioned there was a Q about larceny/bad checks on your exam, which made me realize I knew nothing about that subject. So, I read the NY Distinctions section on bad check laws in NY. Sure enough, it was the second essay on the exam! There is absolutely NO WAY I would have gotten that right without you.
Wow, look at that. Who knew they would resurrect the infamous bad checks essay of '07?!?! What a bunch of tools.
Well I'm glad you were prepared for it. Good stuff! You were probably 1 of like 10 people to get that one right from what I've been hearing.
About a week before the 07 exam, one of my friends called me up and started going off about commercial paper, saying that she had a bad feeling about it and that we had better know something about it. Like you, I realized at that moment that I had not even touched the subject, so I breezed through it, picked up some terms of art, and sure enough the very first question on the bar exam - commercial f*cking paper.
Gotta give it to the bar examiners - they have a knack at picking the ultimate sleeper topic every year.