Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bar Exam: Day 2

SUBSTANTIVE PORTION IS OVER!

*Insert happy booty shaking dance*

Want the play by play?

No sleep. Almost all night. I tried to get to bed early (10pm) but I was tossing and turing in my bed until past midnight. I know I was tired but my mind was going a mile a minute and I couldn't turn it off! I even did my trick about reciting my commercial paper outline from memory- didn't work. I even used my imagination to mentally create a cowboy drama wherein I was being saved by a hunky cowboy. That ALWAYS works- but nope. I tossed and turned and tossed and turned.

I finally fell asleep past midnight but only to wake up again at 4:30. This time I couldn't get comfy. I was hot, then cold, then hot. Then I was itchy and them my limbs alternatively fell asleep on me. My eyes burned from staring at a computer screen all day. I finally fell asleep again after 5:20 but only to be awakend by a text message at 6am from my good intentioned husband. Fell asleep again at 6:30 and woke up to my alarm at 7. SUCKED A BIG ONE.

I'm so tired I can't even express. Literally, my mind cannot process words at this time. I can barely type this.

But it feels so good to be done with substantive portion of my bar exam! If I pass I never have to think about due process or evanescent evidence or indian tribal jurisdiction or felony murders (Oh my!). Thus far I've survived the almot de-robing of my first day, 14 hours of pure essay examination hell, one contracts problem disguised as a UCC sales issue (and actually, the verdict is actually still out on that one), the WEIRDEST crim pro problem I have EVER seen, a con law problem involving a mayor who defied a protective order and published private information (it was a con law problem! WHAT?!). My head is swimming with fact patterns. But I finally get to chill alittle. Tonight I only have to focus on one outline- ethics, that's it!

The only good thing about this exam is that during breaks I have bonded with other students like I never bonded with anyone during lawschool. Then again, I never had the chance to make a close friends during law school. All the students the past couple days have been friendly, and helpful and good for sharing a few nervous laughs. It was great. I felt really close to some new people and reconnected with old ones and never in my life have I loved law students and thought so highly of them before. Law students rock- I love their smart nerdy selves. It could be the tired talking but I want to give all the lawstudents in the world a big hug!

Tomorrow my exam ends at 10:15am. At precisely 10:30 you can expect to find me passed out and drunk in the hotel lobby hallway.

Just try to step OVER me and not ON me (hey, I'd do the same for you). Thanks.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was there today, too! OMG, love your post! This was the WORST bar exam of my life (3 jurisdictions) and the worst fact patterns I've ever seen. EVER. WORST BAR exam Washington State -- who would have thought the hardest state?????? Worst bar exam ever. And, yeah, the people were kind of nice to each other -- because that's how bad the exam was.

Allison said...

Congrats on being almost done!!! I will think of you tomorrow morning and will hope you will be drunk before lunch.

idwsj said...

one more step before you reach the bar.

Anonymous said...

Took it too. WTF. Read through "contracts" question about three times, began writing contracts, things didn't seem to make sense applying the law -- so did an "in the alternative" and through down Art. 2 rules. Didn't help to have it in same session as Art. 9 -- which had a few tricks, too. Crazy how effed up that exam was -- I was thinking that either the pass rate would be 50% or so or else they'll have to "curve" it.