is very, very boring. I get up, shower, eat, study, eat, study, eat, sleep. And if at any moment, I feel my eyes glazing over, I hop up and do a few yoga stretches to wake myself back up. But its so stressful trying to cram and retain twenty different areas of a law into my head…
In law school, I’d cram a subject in, dump all the knowledge out on the exam, forget it and move on to the next one. But unfortunately, that isn’t how it works for the Bar Exam. And when it comes to the essays, for some of them I just want to write, for example:
I do not know anything about corporate law . And therefore, I would never take a case regarding such and would refer the client to a specialist in that area of law like any other reasonable, competent, ethical attorney. For that reason, I should not have to answer this question about voting rights, or whatever the issue is.
And it doesn’t help that all the model/sample answers from previous examinees posted are filled with grammar and spelling errors. Grammar and spelling is not considered in the essay score. And I get that examinees are typing at the speed of light because there are only 30 minutes per essay; but still, you can’t take one minute to scan your answer over? If I were a grader, I would get so annoyed I’d definitely hold it against the examinee — after all that individual will be practicing law and if they can’t take one minute to review their answer prior to submission, they probably aren’t going to do the same with legal documents. Once again, it scares me that some of my colleagues will be practicing law.
And yes, I’m a little bitter…because once again studying law has ruined another perfectly good holiday and one of my favorites. But thankfully it will be the last time—at least I hope and pray it’s the last time.