Wednesday, July 30, 2008

On Day More

The Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) was today, and it was a killer. There were varieties of forms, thus a variety of arrangements of questions. This was a lot harder than what we'd learned through Bar/Bri, as the questions addressed details of the law that we hadn't really covered to any degree. Fortunately, as Professor Honigsberg has said, "If you don't know it--NOBODY!"

Upon some reflection, I suppose the point is this: this is how the California Committee of Bar Examiners intends to break us down. I can throw in a lot of sports analogies, for both how I felt after the AM portion ("it was like I deviated from my fundamentals, tried to recover, set myself up for one good basket, bricked it, and then ran out of time to correct it and to score a winning basket"), and how I must treat this next step ("I've gotta have a short memory like a quarterback, and keep coming back, play after play, drive after drive").

It's late now, but I'm just here to remind everyone not to let today get to you for more than 10 minutes or so. Remember, today's over, and you have all of tomorrow. Don't give up, because you've worked so hard already. One day more, folks, one day more!

2 comments:

gav said...

Did you have the multiple "D" problem on the MBE? I think I had about half my answers in the first 20 questions as "D's" I so wanted to change some of them...but then I didn't.

Bruce said...

I did, actually! But I didn't do anything about it. I don't let myself get psyched out by that anymore for more than long enough that it registers, and then I move on.