Tuesday, July 24, 2007

half done

Wow. Just wow.

Day one is over. I don't know how I feel. Not very good, I guess.

Let's see - the essays had none of the gimmes that everyone expected (people expected at least one negligence or basic family (with just the 4 basic issues, contract formation, something easy from FL Con Law (eminent domain, access to courts, privacy, etc.), etc.).

The multiple choice contained business entities instead of wills. Was it just me or did it seem like twice as many of those as other subjects? Probably just me.

The questions were brutal. This is the thing though - if I failed, I have absolutely no idea how I can do anything differently to prepare for taking it again. The questions were, by and large, as poorly written as those in the BarBri book. Few had fact patterns of more than 4-5 lines, unlike MBE questions, so they didn't make you think that hard.

I guess passing the Florida Bar Exam is all about memorizing the arcane minutiae of Florida distinctions. So maybe I've answered my own question - if God forbid, I did fail, I need to memorize the FL outlines word for word and forget about doing too many practice questions.

Damn. This is awful. I had a workout and now it's time to review some MBE stuff for tomorrow.

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Hopefully he won't be pissed at me for revealing this but I saw the Lawfool, a former student here who went on to bigger and better things at a bigger and better school after 1L and I almost fell over, as a certain professor whose name rhymes with Potzky might say. Lawfool has lost over 100 pounds! Seriously. I am not exaggerating at all because I asked how much he'd lost although it was fairly obvious by looking at him. Wow. Nice job, buddy. That's a far greater accomplishment than passing the bar exam...

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The told us that results will be posted on the Supreme Court web site at 2 p.m. on September 17, 2007. Wow. I'll have been at work for two weeks by then. That should be a fun morning at the office. I'll bet I bill tons of hours and have a nice, relaxing lunch with my coworkers. Nah, I won't be nervous at all. Hey, I hear other states don't post results until well into November so I'm not complaining.

8 Comments:

At 5:27 PM, Blogger SuperBee said...

DON'T STUDY!

YOU'RE DONE STUDYING.

GOD! RELAX!

Did you like that Leni Riefenstahl-ish room they crowded you guys into?

 
At 5:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

did the second essay totally throw you. i thought 1 and 3 were ok but 2 just killed me....

 
At 5:51 PM, Blogger some guy said...

anon, which was the second - con law? eh. they were all about equal to me. not terrible but not so great. not that i aced it but there was a practice essay with this exact question (except they built a baseball stadium) in the yellow book. i hope i remebered enough from that essay.

 
At 6:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i knew i remembered it from somewhere. damn i wished i read that essay more recently. i only remembered the right to work and property tax ownership/use issue. the bond and tax issue really left me with nothing to write...

 
At 7:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The multiple choice half of the day was hard core like a feature film starring John Holmes.

 
At 8:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

CA is Nov 16 or 17. If you're one of the 60% who fail, you almost have to begin studying right away.

1 day down, 2 more to go :)

 
At 10:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

holeeeeey shit the MBE was hard as balls.

 
At 3:24 AM, Anonymous Shelley said...

Oregon posts its results on the bar website the same time of day. I was a mess; by 1 PM my husband and I left the house and ended up at the Fry's parking lot at 2. He checked the scores for me -- I was sooo nervous. When we found out I'd passed, he was happier than I was -- he told everyone we met in Fry's that his wife had just passed the bar. The relief was incredible...

But that last hour before 2 is a killer.

 

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