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[–] scowlingatmonday 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Did you pay your tuition with the suitcase money?

How is your back after digging all those holes?

Did your brief stay at Camp Green Lake influence your decision to become a lawyer?

Seriously though, best of luck with the results. I hope you make it!

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[–] Stanley_Yelnats_IV [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Yes to all; unfortunately despite his best efforts Zero did not make it into law school. I still have nightmares about yellow-spotted lizards.

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[–] oaken 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'm studying for my LSAT right now - what did you get and do you have any general advice for me? Congratz btw!

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[–] someguyfromcanada 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

When I took it there are only about 5 types of questions so even if you are horrible at 3 of those types you should be able to practice and get them right. I guess it has changed now but the reading comprehension and writing sections are not something that can be learned quickly. The other logic games can be. It really tests your ability to do those first 2 things and then some other various things you may have to learn on the fly. That is what a lawyer does.

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[–] djjin14568 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

How long did you spend preparing for the bar?

What format was it? (e.g., multiple choice or only essay writing)?

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[–] Stanley_Yelnats_IV [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

  1. About two months. As most other students did, I took a whole course in preparation. At some points, the course required about 8 hours per day of work. Honestly, you almost learn as much prepping for the bar as during the entire 3 years of law school.

  2. Half of each. The first day is 90 minutes of essays specific to your state, 90 minutes of the MPT (multistate performance test), which is a work-like assignment asking you to create some kind of legal document from scratch, and 3 hours of essays which draw from general American law. The second day is 200 multiple choice questions over 6 hours.

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[–] someguyfromcanada 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

  1. Law school shows you how to think about the law. The Bar Ads make you start thinking about the laws as they actually work.

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[–] Stanley_Yelnats_IV [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You're thinking of the LSAT, which is the law school entrance exam; the bar is the post-law school exam one must take to become a lawyer; I can add the "Esq." to my name only after I get confirmation that I passed.

As for the advice, I can only give unofficial, ineffective opinions, not being a licensed attorney (yet).

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[–] mrspaz 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

You can add Esquire to your name at any time, as you are surely a gentleman. Just take care not to represent yourself as an attorney (until October at least, when you'll be in the clear! ;) ).

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[–] DisposableName 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Do you think you did well? When you find out your score please update the response.

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[–] Stanley_Yelnats_IV [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I feel pretty good about it, but I won't know until October. I also won't get a score, but merely a pass/fail. Alas, no bonus points for acing the bar.

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[–] someguyfromcanada 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Congrats. I finished it a long time ago and did not think it was too bad.

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[–] Stanley_Yelnats_IV [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yeah, it wasn't unreasonably difficult, but sitting for a 12-hour exam of any difficulty is pretty rough.

Out of curiosity, where did you take it?

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[–] someguyfromcanada 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Toronto. The process is a bit different here.

edit: I used to live in Wicker Park. Loved it there.

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[–] Devildetails 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Fuck that, what do you think about the interaction of the commerce clause on the fact that for Wisconsin, which you quoted, in state graduates do not need to take the bar but out of state graduates are required to take the bar?

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[–] Stanley_Yelnats_IV [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That actually is a serious contention. The 7th Circuit came pretty close to striking down the Wisconsin system back in 2009, but ultimately decided that it didn't unduly burden interstate commerce. Personally, I'm about as skeptical as Judge Posner was in that opinion; on the one hand it does theoretically burden interstate commerce, but on the other technically anyone from any state is free to go to a Wisconsin law school and get admitted there anyway.

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[–] Devildetails 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Well done.

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[–] Clayton 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

What state?

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[–] Stanley_Yelnats_IV [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Illinois; I live in Chicago, even more specifically.

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