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t2009 - how are you doing?  My mom is here now, so she's taking care of my house and my ds - its SO nice to be able to leave the house without packing up ds too!

 

I'm getting near the end of my bar review course, and just trying to outline and memorize e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g - its getting old.

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Just wanted to say good luck to everyone taking the February bar!  I'm looking at taking another one in July because I don't have enough years of practice to waive in to the state where we're moving.  Grrr... But no worries, I don't plan to see any of you on that thread.  You'll do great!


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Thanks for the good wishes!

 

Super-Single-Mama, glad you have extra hands! My MIL is coming next week & staying through till I get back. How does your two bars work? I suppose that means you'll have three days of testing? Well, hopefully the NY & NJ distinctions aren't too much...?

 

I am on my last lecture today & then review review review... and try to squeeze in more practice questions... especially on evidence & property (which I'm awful at). It's really funny what stuff sticks & what stuff doesn't... I was feeling so sharp at the beginning so the first topics are golden, but my brain is seriously has been at its saturation point for the last couple of weeks & some of it is still sounding like a foreign language (corporations!).

 

OK, good luck with the final push!


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Yeah, its 3 days of testing.  NY essays on the 22nd, MBE on the 23rd, and NJ essays on the 24th.  Ugh.  From what I've heard about taking NY/NJ at the same time, you can use NY law on the essay's, and then answer based on the NY law.  I guess most of the points on the NJ essays are from the application section.  Oh well, hopefully I pass :)

 

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I didn't even study for New Jersey.  I took the NY exam in July and then my employer wanted me to get in admitted in New Jersey, and I took that exam in February.  NY bar was fairly fresh in my mind.  The essay portions (at least when I took it) were totally based on common and NY law, so it was fairly easy (not easy in terms of nerves - I hate taking tests) and I actually did better on New Jersey than I did on NY.  The big advantage of taking them simultaneously is only having to take one MBE.  I had to take it twice in that I took the later exam in NJ. It is over and far in the past.  You'll do fine!


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Good luck Super-Single-Mama! You will be great! It's clear you've been working your butt off, so I'm confident you'll pass both bars!

 

I am REALLY going to try to go into internet hibernation (including no MDC, no blogs, etc) up to the exam. Tomorrow I'm spending the day with my son but after that MIL will be here & I'll be cramming/reviewing (and trying to catch up on sleep...).

 

Yay! The end is in sight!

 


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Good luck Super-Single-Mama! You will be great! It's clear you've been working your butt off, so I'm confident you'll pass both bars!

 

I am REALLY going to try to go into internet hibernation (including no MDC, no blogs, etc) up to the exam. Tomorrow I'm spending the day with my son but after that MIL will be here & I'll be cramming/reviewing (and trying to catch up on sleep...).

 

Yay! The end is in sight!

 


Thanks!!

Good luck to you too!!!  You'll do great.  I've also been trying to go into internet hibernation, but its my only "mental break" so to speak.

 

Anyway, Good luck, you'll do GREAT - and I'll talk to you on the other side!!

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Congrats! You made it Super Single Mama! I was thinking about you yesterday & really feeling for you that you had that extra day of testing. It's over. Phew. 

 

I in no way feel confident about it. But I'm hoping that I'm overthinking things & will be able to not worry about it constantly from now until april. We'll see.

 

Any plans for celebrating? I'm going out with a couple of already-licensed friends tomorrow but otherwise just enjoying being a normal person for the first time in a long time. 


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Congrats! You made it Super Single Mama! I was thinking about you yesterday & really feeling for you that you had that extra day of testing. It's over. Phew. 

 

I in no way feel confident about it. But I'm hoping that I'm overthinking things & will be able to not worry about it constantly from now until april. We'll see.

 

Any plans for celebrating? I'm going out with a couple of already-licensed friends tomorrow but otherwise just enjoying being a normal person for the first time in a long time. 

 

Thanks!!  Congrats to you too!!

 

Yeah, the MBE kicked my butt.  The NY essay day felt pretty good, but the NJ essays really threw me, and I was practically falling asleep during the last one!  LOL!  Hopefully I did well enough on the MBE to pass NJ, and hopefully I pass NY too.

 

Anyway, my fingers will be crossed for both of us!! I find out in May, what about you?
 

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We find out in April. By tax day!

 

Yeah. I wasn't falling asleep during the MBE but during the afternoon portion my mind really started to wander & I had to reign it in. There was that question about admitting evidence of a murder conviction where the murder involved impersonating a utility worker & I immediately thought "Oh my god, I've made that mistake! I've let a utility worker walk through my house. If that ever happens again I'll be sure to look for a van... No I'll walk the person to the outside basement entry..." Etc. and then "Darn it! Concentrate on the question!!! Come on ... two more hours." Yeah... that happened a couple of times... Also, being the sucker I am, the questions about kids & pregnant women always trip me up as well...

 

On the IL essays, there was one on a subject Barbri doesn't even teach... It hasn't been tested in 10+ years so they just have you skim the outline (which of course I did in like 5 minutes) & there's no lecture or practice questions. And then there it was, the second question of the morning & I was like "You have got to be kidding me!" It was on specific rules too. Ugh. But the rest of the essay questions were pretty much what I expected.

 

So now I'm debating whether or not I feel confident enough to send back my books to get my book deposit back. Of course I have to send the books back before we get our results. I feel like I studied really hard & so I must have passed, but I just didn't feel at all confident.

 

OK. Back to catching up on housework that I've been putting off for months & months & months...


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