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6 Things Not to Do on Bar Exam Day!

I just posted a video of real things people have done on bar beaubaez07/25/17
When I picked a friend up from her exam, she said someone go downwardslope07/25/17
#1 Don't fail. isthisit07/25/17
Try not to stress out too much especially after the first da esquire201407/25/17
Google the phrase "when you just don't trust your body durin flyer1407/25/17
Wear a GoogleGlass into the testing site with outlines pulle vohod07/25/17
The Bar Examiners are thinking about eye glass technology. S beaubaez07/26/17
my favorite story came from a bar exam proctor in albany. a dingbat07/27/17
Pretty sure those conversations started with: "Look, obvious trickydick07/27/17
2015 Albany test taker here. I heard about that. I think it isthisit07/27/17
Urban legend. Story makes no sense. And taking adderall as m adamb07/29/17
no idea about permanent ban, but, prior felony is not the sa dingbat07/31/17
I took 2014, when none of the electronically written exams w vohod07/27/17
I remember the Obamacare moment. I got like $80 from that, o flyer1407/28/17
OP - You have very well styled facial hair. On another no loser1207/28/17
how would you market it? How would you get clients? The dingbat07/31/17
I heard that in one site in my state, two people went number orange907/29/17
Guy behind me on day 2 got violently ill and threw up all ov inho2solo07/29/17
That was actually a bar question. Under the UBE, one questio loser1207/30/17
I murdered someone on day 2 in the Javits Center. adamb07/29/17
Because she laughed at you? isthisit07/30/17
Leaving the butt plug in too long and becoming faint. vohod07/29/17

beaubaez (Jul 25, 2017 - 12:39 pm)

I just posted a video of real things people have done on bar exam day--avoid doing them! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59HhGh-Qp1M If you've heard similar stories, please share them.

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downwardslope (Jul 25, 2017 - 12:41 pm)

When I picked a friend up from her exam, she said someone got out and got into a hit and run and promptly got stopped by the police. I am guessing that was a c&f failure.

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isthisit (Jul 25, 2017 - 2:10 pm)

#1 Don't fail.

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esquire2014 (Jul 25, 2017 - 2:59 pm)

Try not to stress out too much especially after the first day. Save the stress for when you're done!

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flyer14 (Jul 25, 2017 - 3:07 pm)

Google the phrase "when you just don't trust your body during bar exam week." It trended on Reddit for a while before going viral.

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vohod (Jul 25, 2017 - 8:22 pm)

Wear a GoogleGlass into the testing site with outlines pulled up,

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beaubaez (Jul 26, 2017 - 11:03 am)

The Bar Examiners are thinking about eye glass technology. Soon regular glasses will be equipped with video technology that is not obvious from a visual inspection--the CIA is probably using that technology today. For bar examiners, that probably means that eye glasses will all need to be scanned when you enter the exam room.

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dingbat (Jul 27, 2017 - 3:06 pm)

my favorite story came from a bar exam proctor in albany.
a few years ago he noticed some kid kept coming out to use the toilet. the guy was all sweaty and going quite frequently.
Eventually, kid doesn't come out of the bathroom, and the proctor goes in. Kid's passed out. Turns out, the girl next to him had some adderall and he asked if he could have some. The guy is not allowed back in, permanent C&F fail. The proctor then had to keep the police from entering the room and invalidating everyone's exam. When the exam ended, it's pencils down, proctors collect the completed exams and before anyone is allowed to get up from their desks, the police come in and arrest the girl.

Can you imagine (a) being the guy who has to explain to his parents why he will never be an attorney ever in his life, or (b) being the girl having to call her parents to explain why she's in jail (and will never be an attorney)

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trickydick (Jul 27, 2017 - 6:52 pm)

Pretty sure those conversations started with: "Look, obviously I didn't want to be a lawyer..."

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isthisit (Jul 27, 2017 - 7:45 pm)

2015 Albany test taker here. I heard about that. I think it happened in 2013/14. Unless it's a bar exam urban legend.

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adamb (Jul 29, 2017 - 8:41 pm)

Urban legend. Story makes no sense. And taking adderall as most people do during exam does not equate to permanent ban. A Suffolk Attorney was admitted after a felony coke conviction, so.

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dingbat (Jul 31, 2017 - 12:26 pm)

no idea about permanent ban, but, prior felony is not the same as bar exam malfeasance.
Bad reaction to a drug does happen, as does mistaking one drug for another, so it is certainly in the realm of possibility. I also got the story from a proctor who (claims to have) witnessed it, so there's an added degree of credibility.

On the other hand, my google-fu can't find a verifiable source

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vohod (Jul 27, 2017 - 8:04 pm)

I took 2014, when none of the electronically written exams wanted to upload. Evidently a class action settled.

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flyer14 (Jul 28, 2017 - 8:30 am)

I remember the Obamacare moment. I got like $80 from that, or some such.

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loser12 (Jul 28, 2017 - 3:12 pm)

OP - You have very well styled facial hair.

On another note, I did bar tutoring for the July test and got stellar reviews. I literally had students see huge improvements on the Barbri rubric almost immediately. Would you have any interest in joining forces?

My observation is the inefficiencies in the major bar review companies are much larger than the LSAT, and the level of customer support you see in other arenas simply isn't there. I think it would be very easy to put together a successful bar tutoring company, but I'm not sure what texts to use/how to go about advertising.

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dingbat (Jul 31, 2017 - 1:45 pm)

how would you market it? How would you get clients?

The problem is, law students are particularly panicky. Plenty of them simply sign on for BarBri because everyone does barbri. Even if the other tutor companies are half the price, they don't want to risk not getting the 'best' tutor.

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orange9 (Jul 29, 2017 - 1:18 pm)

I heard that in one site in my state, two people went number 2 in their pants during the test this year. Stinks for them...

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inho2solo (Jul 29, 2017 - 2:47 pm)

Guy behind me on day 2 got violently ill and threw up all over his table.

Don't do that.

Stinks for all of us.

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loser12 (Jul 30, 2017 - 9:48 am)

That was actually a bar question. Under the UBE, one question is always recreated in each test center to test your ability to observe torts in real life.

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adamb (Jul 29, 2017 - 8:44 pm)

I murdered someone on day 2 in the Javits Center.

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isthisit (Jul 30, 2017 - 2:45 pm)

Because she laughed at you?

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vohod (Jul 29, 2017 - 9:16 pm)

Leaving the butt plug in too long and becoming faint.

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