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Dagonee
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Tomorrow morning Eve and I leave for Roanoke to take the Virginia bar exam.

6 hours of essay-writing on Tuesday, 6 hours of filling in bubbles with number two pencils on Wednesday, and 3 agonizing months of waiting for the results are all that stands between me and a dream I've had since 8th grade (1983 for those keeping score).

I've attended the lectures. Done 2100 multiple choice problems. Outlined 165 practice essays. A few more hours of review today, a couple practice essays tomorrow, and I'll have done all I can do.

Dum dum DUM!

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Tstorm
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Good luck!

(I know you're going to do fine.)

[Smile]

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Congratulations on making it this far, and good luck!
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I was born in 1983 . . .

Must be a lucky year. You're certain to pass, then [Wink] .

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Good luck.

I hope you pass it first time. I know that's sort of not the norm (well, really I don't know about Virginia, but I hear stories of how few pass the first time...), but I just think it should happen to you anyway.

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Good luck, Dag.

Kick some bar exam butt!

[Big Grin]

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Good luck
I'll know who to call if I need to sue someone. [Big Grin]

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Kwea
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Best of luck Dag.


Not to jinx you, but can't you retake it if you don't pass it the first time? I thought that most people need to take it more than once in order to pass it...


Not that you will, of course. although you WILL be without Hatrack during it....


NOW I am scared. A Hatrack without Dag? I may have to take the next few days off.


Wait. I can't do that, Tante will have passed me in post counts by then if I do. [Wink]

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cmc
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Nice work, Dagonee... Now put all that hard work into action!!! Git 'er done.
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Dagonee
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Thanks, everyone!

Here's info on pass rates:

  • 91.2% of '05 UVA grads passed the bar last year.
  • 96% for those who took BarBri (Eve and I both did).
  • 74% pass rate overall in Virginia.

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Dags has this thing in the bag. [Wink]
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Dag --> you rock em.

Go Dag!

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Kwea
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Here is a cool linky to answer my own question. [Wink]
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cmc
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Wonder what the pass rate for VA 'non-first time takers' would be?

edit - duh. algebra. prob about 63%

[ July 23, 2006, 05:58 PM: Message edited by: cmc ]

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Good luck Dag!
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Luck!

<Crosses fingers>

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Best of luck to you and bunbun! [Smile]
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Break a leg, Dag!
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Good luck.
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Jeesh
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quote:
Originally posted by romanylass:
Break a leg, Dag!

Don't, it hurts...
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I'm a firm believer that some good luck is always a good thing, even when-like now-it sounds as though you won't be needing it.

So...good luck! Kick ass and take names:)

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Break a pencil. [Smile]
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Good luck! I'm sure you'll both do well. [Smile]

-pH

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Zotto!
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You both will do great, dude. [Smile] Good luck.
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Go Dagonee! Go bunbun!
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Best of luck!

And hurry. We're a bunch who can really use legal representation...

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[ROFL]
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Wishing you both luck. Don't forget to eat. Don't forget those pencils. Give yourselves a hug at the end of each day. (Probably don't need to remind you to do that.)
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cmc
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Sort of random - how do you pronounce your name, Iarisse?
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rivka
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Good luck!!!
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That's a pretty sweet pass rate in Virginia. The first time I took the Nevada bar, the pass rate was 59%.
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Good luck Dag!!! I'll be rooting for you, I know you'll do us proud. [Smile]
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Lalo
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You'll kick ass. I just feel bad for the inferiority complexes your graders will develop.
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quote:
Originally posted by cmc:
Sort of random - how do you pronounce your name, Iarisse?

not to hijack Dag's thread or anything, but it's pronounced lah-reese.

/end of hijack

[ July 23, 2006, 10:06 PM: Message edited by: larisse ]

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cmc
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**looks pitiful and slinks back into the hijackers corner**
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Kick ass, take names, yadda yadda.

Here's knowin you'll do well!

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Good luck, Dagonee!

(incidentally, fugu, i can't believe you're only a year older than me! i definitely thought you were mid-to-late twenties!)

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Wahoo Wah, dude.
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prayers said, well wishes locked and loaded. Knock 'em dead, kids. [Smile]
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Good luck [Big Grin]
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Thanks, everyone!

Eve says thanks, too.

We're using visualization to keep from getting nervous. She's going to imagine the bar exam as the fuzzy little guy with big eyes from Madagascar. When she opens the exam book, she'll think ka-click and the bar exam will wet itself.

Me, I'm just going in with my mental light saber. It's what got me through law school.

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Good luck!!

I know you will rock it.

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Good luck Dag! You're going to kick some butt!
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Break a leg!

[Smile]

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The bar exam is a baby lemur.... Love it!!!

I know you both will do great! Sending lots of positive vibes.

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quote:
Originally posted by Dagonee:
When she opens the exam book, she'll think ka-click and the bar exam will wet itself.

Funny, I'd think that would not be what you wanted something sitting that close to your lap to do . . .
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If I were the VA bar exam, I'd be scared out my briefs right now.

I bet it's staying up all night worrying.

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You'll do fine. Just keep up that positive visualization. I'll be sending good vibes in your direction.
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Good luck Dag!
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Can you take a Fig Newton into the exam? The last Big Scary Exam I had to take allowed no outside materials in, but I let them inspect my Fig Newton, and explained that if my concentration flagged, I might need it as a pick-me-up, and besides, I was too nervous to have a good breakfast. They waivered my Fig Newton, and it was nice to have with me. It turns out I didn't need it after all, and I ate it on the way home from the test.

I had an uncle who could never pass the bar, no matter how many times he tried. He didn't go to law school or anything, he was just a big drinker.

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