The demonic countdown reads 1 minute…and it’s finally 6 PM.
You waited for this moment for months, maybe years. Schroedinger’s bar results are available, where irreconcilable possibilities, zero and one, coexist as long as you resist observation.
“Do I really check right now? Should I leave it alone?” Do you choose purgatory or risk hell? “I could just wait until Sunday so I could avoid anxiety / have a relaxing weekend!” Good luck with that, dude.
You can’t handle the anticipation bursting out of the seams of your heart. You slap in your applicant code, endure the few seconds of pristine agony, and see that you…
Did not pass. Only 43.1% did (for the July 2016 California Bar Exam).
FORTY-THREE PERCENT… That’s a February-level low. This was extremely tough.
This is the third-lowest pass rate on record for the July exam, and the trend is getting worse. It hasn’t been this low for the July exam since 1984, and the only other known low of this magnitude was back in 1951. What the hell is wrong with these people?
So you are in the majority. I don’t think that’s all that comforting, though. You still failed the bar.
I’m truly sorry and regretful to hear this news. After reading this, let me know if you want to discuss anything or just vent.
Nonetheless, I can’t sugarcoat it forever. At this point, a time machine is the only thing that will make you feel better.
Maybe you have a job or loans or children or a relationship dependent on your passage. Maybe you need your bar license to get a job in the first place. And maybe this wasn’t your first time taking the bar and need to change strategies (if something didn’t work for you, don’t do more of it).
Whatever the case, how frustrated are you? If you’re the type who hates to lose, who will struggle like an ugly worm because you care about what you are and what you want to do with your talents, I can show you how you just might pass next time…
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