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Bar exam results test California law applicants’ mettle

Each year, 6 pm on the Friday before Thanksgiving is the moment of truth for law school graduates who took California’s bar exam the previous July.

Most sit alone, some in family groups (as I did), and navigate to the California Bar Association web site. Then, they (my wife did this for me) click the “submit” button after entering their application ID number. Finally, they learn whether it’s time to celebrate — or to dig deep and discover how strong their will to succeed truly is.

Of nearly 8,600 test takers this year, 3,972 now have to decide they are going back to the trenches to start digging in for February’s re-take or, even more painfully, decide a law career is not part of their destiny.

My odyssey — which ended happily on Friday — began five years ago…

Full story: Friday before Thanksgiving tests California law applicants’ mettle

November 22, 2010 at 10:22 pm


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