July 13, 2006
Silly Bar Exam Rules
Jeremy Blachman a/k/a "the Anonymous Lawyer" has a funny bit on silly bar exam rules. Rules like: gum is OK, but only if unwrapped (presumably, people could write very small cheat sheets on the wrapper). Jeremy's conclusion::
A few final words: Don't wear a catheter. Unwrap your gum. Make sure you bring your swimming goggles. And you're all ready to pass the bar exam.
Read the whole thing to see why this advice, in a twisted way, actually makes sense. While you're at it, you can check out my tips for passing the California bar exam (a little dated, but still mostly accurate). For those of you studying for the exam, you're almost at the finish line. Good luck!
Posted by Eric at July 13, 2006 09:08 AM | Legal Education Industry
I think the "unwrapped" is so that you don't have to be annoyed by the guy next to you unwrapping 500 starlight mints during the exam. Also the policy behind the soft-soled shoe requirement in Virginia. I stumped the rules by wearing Tevas, which are the loudest footwear imaginable if the wearer likes to ponder bar exam questions while compuslively unstrapping/strapping the velcro straps. My friend in front of me was a little peeved by the break.
Posted by: Christine Hurt at July 13, 2006 09:52 AM
Christine, if anyone ever tries to outlaw wearing Tevas in any circumstances, they will have a massive fight on their hands! Eric.
Posted by: Eric Goldman at July 31, 2006 05:34 PM