Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Good Luck to Everyone Taking the Bar Exam

On Wednesday, July 25, 2007 (and the day before and after, depending on the state), candidates for admission to the bars of the various United States are taking the bar exam. I join with David Lat at Above the Law in wishing good luck to all the bar exam takers. Do well, then take some well-deserved time off.

It has been 15 years since I sat for the Illinois bar exam. I still sometimes have nightmares about it. The bad dreams are almost always variations on a simple, yet terrifying, theme. Two hours into a three-hour segment of the exam, I am racing desperately to get to the place where the exam is being held. No matter what the other circumstances of the dream are, I never arrive; I just keep running. That is, of course, until I wake up in a state of panic and cold sweat, only to realize--quite happily, I might add--that I am sitting up safely on my bed and I already have my law license. :-)

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