Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bar Exam Day 3

The test is finally over.

After the stress of the last two days, today felt easy. It was almost like they gave us softball questions. Overall, I don't think I did too badly. I had an answer for every question - even if I had to boldly assert my made up rule law on occasion :)

I won't offer any words of advice on the test itself - those will come after I find out if I passed! My tips to future Ohio bar takers are:
  • take some kind of cushion - you'll spend 2 1/2 days sitting on a metal folding chair and by the middle of the second day your back will be screaming at you.
  • make sure you can stand to use your ink pen for three hours at a stretch if you're handwriting.
  • definitely dress in layers - the room has the potential to be freezing cold, especially if it's raining outside and you're wet.
  • work on developing your bladder of steel - there are only three restrooms for 1200 people. The lines at the restroom right before the start of a testing session are extremely long.
  • if you feel the need to socialize, arrange to stay at the same hotel as your friends
  • make a pact with your friends not to discuss the test
  • you're going to be too tired to study on Tuesday and Wednesday nights
  • there is nothing to eat in the vicinity of the hotels so you're stuck with the hotel restaurant unless you bring snacks of your own.
  • there's no point in rushing toward the doors after the test - if you're in the back of the room like I was there's going to be a bottleneck by the time you get to the exits and you're not going to get out of the parking lot anytime soon anyway.
That's it so far. I'm just glad to be home. Now I need to figure out what to do with myself now that I don't have to obsessively study.

1 comment:

~Joseph the Worker said...

Awesome! Let us know how you did. I have a lot of friends who pursued the law track in life.