July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby barkschool » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:30 pm

jmdoconnell wrote:
crookiz wrote:
barkschool wrote:
ScooterGa wrote:
barkschool wrote:anyone know how we keep time on the test


Mouse over the cog at the top right of the screen, then click on "Enrolled Student Center" then "Bar Review Lectures" on the left side of the screen (about the middle) and it is the first thing listed, 3 HOUR TIME CLOCK when it comes up!


I mean on the day of


There are clocks in the exam room. I don't recall if the testing software displays the time as well but I vaguely recall that it did.


If you are using a computer, they display a countdown clock on the wall/screen at the front of the room and at the back of the room (at least that is how it was done up through July 2013). They say that they position them so that you can see at least one of them from any seat in the room... Not so true if you ave a pillar in your sight line. If you want to try and keep benchmark times for when your essays should be done, make sure you know what they are going backwards. It used to be you could have a simple watch so you could set to 12:00 and know at 12:36, 1:12, 1:48, etc. were your benchmark times, but now you can't and you need to know that it is at 2:24, 1:48, 1:12, and 36...


This is exactly what I was looking for thank you

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby hanner22 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:11 pm

Does anyone have just a simple outline for Virginia Civil Procedure they would be willing to share? I am taking Themis and they have the final review outlines but the VA Civ Pro is still 19 pages. I also have my sisters old Barbri books from last year but again, the outline is super long. I am just looking for like a 4-5 page shell type outline that lists everything you need to know for VA Civ Pro. Thanks! And good luck everyone with this final stretch...almost there!

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby barkschool » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:12 pm

Kinda dumb but, are people bringing a huge plastic bag?

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Postby nenydcusc » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:55 pm

barkschool wrote:Kinda dumb but, are people bringing a huge plastic bag?

Yes, bought ziploc "big bags" size L (3 gallons). Bag has a handle but I don't trust it to support the weight of my laptop, charger, and required 6+ foot extension cord...

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby gingerbread » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:11 pm

Today I realized that all of my bar prep stress eating has made my suits a little too snug. I mean, I can zip up the skirt but I feel like a sausage and I'm not trying to live that way for a full exam day. How strict is the "traditional business attire" standard? Do you think I can get away with a dress and non-matching blazer? I've definitely seen attorneys roll up to court wearing worse.

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby elleyes17 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:06 pm

gingerbread wrote:Today I realized that all of my bar prep stress eating has made my suits a little too snug. I mean, I can zip up the skirt but I feel like a sausage and I'm not trying to live that way for a full exam day. How strict is the "traditional business attire" standard? Do you think I can get away with a dress and non-matching blazer? I've definitely seen attorneys roll up to court wearing worse.



I am having the same "issue" and no time to go find something else. I would be curious as to the answer. I am still trying to figure out how to get every trace of bar prep material off of my computer. Doesn't the program do a lockdown and zombie your computer anyway? why do we have to erase our hard drives of all bar prep material?

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby crookiz » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:19 am

elleyes17 wrote:
gingerbread wrote:

I am having the same "issue" and no time to go find something else. I would be curious as to the answer. I am still trying to figure out how to get every trace of bar prep material off of my computer. Doesn't the program do a lockdown and zombie your computer anyway? why do we have to erase our hard drives of all bar prep material?


I used a MacBook so your experience may be different but I removed all study materials to the best of my ability then created a "clean" user profile with nothing on it but the exam software. I hope that helps.

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby elleyes17 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:45 am

crookiz wrote:
elleyes17 wrote:
gingerbread wrote:

I am having the same "issue" and no time to go find something else. I would be curious as to the answer. I am still trying to figure out how to get every trace of bar prep material off of my computer. Doesn't the program do a lockdown and zombie your computer anyway? why do we have to erase our hard drives of all bar prep material?


I used a MacBook so your experience may be different but I removed all study materials to the best of my ability then created a "clean" user profile with nothing on it but the exam software. I hope that helps.


Thanks!! I have a Mac as well. I have never created another profile. I have been hesitant to do anything because I don't want something to happen and have to hand write. :?

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby mimi2255 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:29 am

gingerbread wrote:Today I realized that all of my bar prep stress eating has made my suits a little too snug. I mean, I can zip up the skirt but I feel like a sausage and I'm not trying to live that way for a full exam day. How strict is the "traditional business attire" standard? Do you think I can get away with a dress and non-matching blazer? I've definitely seen attorneys roll up to court wearing worse.



Repeat taker here, they are pretty strict with dress code. They addressed it a few times through the duration of the exam and they ended up kicking people out who weren't dressed correctly. I think as a girl you definitely have a little more wiggle room and you can probably get away with a dress & blazer. But I would try to go for traditional business attire as best you can. Better safe than sorry!

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby mimi2255 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:31 am

elleyes17 wrote:
gingerbread wrote:Today I realized that all of my bar prep stress eating has made my suits a little too snug. I mean, I can zip up the skirt but I feel like a sausage and I'm not trying to live that way for a full exam day. How strict is the "traditional business attire" standard? Do you think I can get away with a dress and non-matching blazer? I've definitely seen attorneys roll up to court wearing worse.



I am having the same "issue" and no time to go find something else. I would be curious as to the answer. I am still trying to figure out how to get every trace of bar prep material off of my computer. Doesn't the program do a lockdown and zombie your computer anyway? why do we have to erase our hard drives of all bar prep material?



I just put all my bar prep materials on to a flash drive and trashed everything on my MacBook. They never went around and checked computers for files or anything like that.

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby elleyes17 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:42 pm

mimi2255 wrote:
elleyes17 wrote:
gingerbread wrote:Today I realized that all of my bar prep stress eating has made my suits a little too snug. I mean, I can zip up the skirt but I feel like a sausage and I'm not trying to live that way for a full exam day. How strict is the "traditional business attire" standard? Do you think I can get away with a dress and non-matching blazer? I've definitely seen attorneys roll up to court wearing worse.



I am having the same "issue" and no time to go find something else. I would be curious as to the answer. I am still trying to figure out how to get every trace of bar prep material off of my computer. Doesn't the program do a lockdown and zombie your computer anyway? why do we have to erase our hard drives of all bar prep material?



I just put all my bar prep materials on to a flash drive and trashed everything on my MacBook. They never went around and checked computers for files or anything like that.


Thank you! whatever I did in trying to delete files, I can't find any files on the Mac! hopefully the is good enough.I will figure it out on Thursday where they all went. :shock:

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby anandamide » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:38 am

Omigaaaaaa. Those essays :|

Oh well, repeat taker here. Hoping for the best.

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby elleyes17 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:04 am

anandamide wrote:Omigaaaaaa. Those essays :|

Oh well, repeat taker here. Hoping for the best.

Agree! I had to Frankenstein some answers to a couple for sure! :shock: Here's to hoping we all passed! It's going to be a long 3 months.

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby shaynislegend » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:44 pm

They want us to call them and ask about results every few days, right?

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby elleyes17 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:34 pm

shaynislegend wrote:They want us to call them and ask about results every few days, right?

At least every other day is how I understood it...

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby anandamide » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:38 pm

elleyes17 wrote:
anandamide wrote:Omigaaaaaa. Those essays :|

Oh well, repeat taker here. Hoping for the best.

Agree! I had to Frankenstein some answers to a couple for sure! :shock: Here's to hoping we all passed! It's going to be a long 3 months.



yeah, leave it to the commonwealth to ask some obscure question on creditor's rights. :shock:

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby philippian413 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:24 pm

To pass it forward if anyone knows a student who needs help as they can't afford study materials for the bars. I will donate and ship for free all my bar books and email bar note for no charge. Please message me.

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby ymmv88 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:33 pm

has anyone heard anything re: C&F? Hoping radio silence is good.

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby barkschool » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:02 pm

ymmv88 wrote:has anyone heard anything re: C&F? Hoping radio silence is good.



someone wrote last year they called in august, and they said they cleared earlier in the month


no news by now is great news

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby anandamide » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:58 pm

barkschool wrote:
ymmv88 wrote:has anyone heard anything re: C&F? Hoping radio silence is good.



someone wrote last year they called in august, and they said they cleared earlier in the month


no news by now is great news


really? i thought they let it drag out until after the swearing in ceremony?

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby NinjaJogger139 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:16 pm

Ready y'all?

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby barkschool » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:17 pm

Ug

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby elleyes17 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:22 pm

Double ugh!

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Re: July 2017 Virginia Bar Thread

Postby shaynislegend » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:19 pm

How do we even find out?

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Postby barkschool » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:25 pm

shaynislegend wrote:How do we even find out?


This thread.




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