Bitter Brief, ep. 05: Bar Exam Edition, Plus Lawyers in Pop Culture

Bitter Brief Columns, Lawyer 7 Comments

[powerpress] In this week’s ultra-laid back, post-holiday Bitter Brief, we share our tales of terror and triumph on the dreaded bar exam, and we tackle the weird and wacky ways that the legal profession is depicted in pop culture. Share your bar exam horror stories in the comments below! And, we want to hear from you: what is your most/least …

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Two Bar Exams, One Dream Clerkship, No Job

Katie Apple Columns, Lawyer 12 Comments

The thrill is gone. Last Friday, I found out that I passed the New York bar. How I was able to find that out after five-plus hours of fruitlessly trying to load a page on their website, which crashed approximately 14 minutes after results became available, is another story. I immediately had that “whoosh” feeling, like 15 tons had just been …

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I Failed the Bar Exam

Ex-Bitter Columns, Lawyer 9 Comments

QI’m working at a Big Firm, and I just found out I failed the bar. Out of 30 first years, I think I’m the only one. Is my career ruined?  Will my reputation forever be tarnished? What should I do? ALie your ass off. Tell everyone you were preoccupied with your girlfriend’s terminal cancer or your best friend’s tragic suicide. Or something like that. Even …

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Law School Will Never Be the Same

Bitter Newsroom law school, Lawyer, News & Views 5 Comments

Law schools coast-to-coast are buzzing with the news that the American Bar Association just passed a resolution holding that “law schools may now require students to take and pass bar exam prep courses given by the schools prior to graduation.” Under previous rules, law schools could not technically require successful completion of such courses for graduation. Reports have stated that …

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