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down to the wire

July 15, 2008

With two weeks left until the bar exam, I am in hyper-study mode. I’ve filled in the next six days on my calendar with a very unrealistic study schedule—three subjects a day, interspersed with mixed MBE practice and MBE subject essays!—and I’m sequestering myself from all human contact except with Mr. Angst and the bag-check people at the public library. (They are gonna love seeing me haul my giant Bar/Bri books out of here every day. Maybe if I wear my Bar/Bri ID around my neck they’ll just wave me on? ((And by the way, I know they gave us a handy lanyard to wear our IDs on, but folks, if you’re actually still wearing the thing, I should tell you that you look like a bit of a doof. It’s OK—we’re all under serious stress, after all—but you might consider just carrying it in your pocket or purse.))) Oh, and we have a wedding to attend this weekend, too, but the groom and almost all of our mutual friends are lawyers, so if I huddle in a corner repeating “MY LEGS, MY LEGS, is the G for Goods or Guaranty? Is the S for Surety or Sale of goods?” over and over, they will all at least know what’s going on and maybe bring me a plate of food or a drink.

Note that I’ve only filled in the next six days and that I called my schedule unrealistic. I am not stupid, people. First, I left the remaining 8 days unscheduled so I can roll the subjects I don’t get to over into next week and weekend. And I know I’ll need the rollover because, hello! Three subjects a day? AS IF. However, if I can get the basics down as quickly as I hope I can, I plan to spend the second half of next week doing nothing but essay after essay after essay, breaking only for mixed sets of MBE questions. And maybe to eat some food.

In other words, I’m in cram mode. See you on the flip side.

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  1. July 15, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    I’ve been lurking for awhile and am delurking myself now to say that I felt that the whole summer I spent studying for the bar was a big cram, not just the last two weeks.

    Good luck and kick ass!

  2. k
    July 15, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    I’m not sure if that’s supposed to make me feel good or not! I wish I’d been able to be more on top of stuff up till now—done more cramming or just plain studying—but working half time and applying for clerkships has really limited my time.

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