Thursday, October 12, 2006

4 Down, 47 To Go...

That little break in posting back in July, was not in fact for a carefree summer getaway.

I decided that membership in three state bars (Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the District of Columbia) was not enough, and I sat for the Virginia Bar Exam.

The July exam is held in Roanoke at the Roanoke Civic Center, recent home of the now defunct Roanoke Valley Vipers of the United Hockey League and the equally defunct Roanoke Dazzle of the NBA Development League.

Well, the results are in, and I passed.

This event confirms my oft repeated suspicion - namely that the LSAT does not test your ability to succeed in law school; that law school does not test your ability to practice law nor does it prepare you to take the bar exam; and that passing the bar exam is generally no measure of your ability to practice law. The recently incorporated addendum - apparently practicing law prepares you for taking the bar exam!

Congratulations to the thousands of others across the country that have already received similar good news and best of luck to those still awaiting results. To that group that failed - I suggest you read this post at The Uncivil Litigator blog, or find some Deep Thoughts from Jack Handey.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My "favorite" memories of the VA bar, which I took and passed at the same Roanoke venue in 1982, were that gentlemen had to wear coats and ties and that, if you finished early, you had to sit quietly at your seat, with hands folded (as the proctor reminded me), until everyone else had finished. Is it still the same?