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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Swelbar’s analysis of the future of the regional airline industry

William Swelbar, a research engineerĀ at M.I.T., has the following take on the future of the regional airline industry: Republic Pilots: Forget the Leaks and Prepare to Change Vessels.

Failed the Bar Exam

It’s official, I’ve failed the bar exam. My jurisdiction required a score of 270, and I received a score of 254. Overall, my essays were better than my multiple choice scores. This is not surprising to me in the least. As I posted before, I gave myself a very low possibility of passing after everything […]

Scheduling Problems

Most of my colleagues in law school studied for the bar right after graduation, before they started their legal careers in ernest. Some employers will provide time off to employees to take the bar. Others will provide a leave of absence to accomplish this task. At the airline, I can stack my vacation weeks up […]

Pass the MPRE

I meant to update this a while ago, but life seems to have gotten in the way. A few updates: First, I “passed” the MPRE with a score of 106. This has been sent to the State Bar and I have been cleared to take the February bar. Second, I got sick during the second […]

Retook the MPRE

The MPRE is finished for me, hopefully for the last time. Where most people take the MPRE shortly after they finish Professional Responsibility, I was not so lucky. Between going back to work in the middle of law school, having a pregnant wife, and then a small child during my last two semesters of law […]

The Schedule

The plan, as thugs stand right now, is to start studying on September 15th with the intent of being to study 3 hours per day (on average), 5 days per week for 22 weeks. While I expect to only need to study around 280 hours in that period (assuming 8 hours per day, 5 days […]

The Tools

Most folks seem to use Kaplan and Barbri for their bar prep. As much as I would have preferred to use one of these traditional methods of studying for the bar, neither company seemed willing to work with me when it came to lengthening the amount of time I could access their material to study […]

The Plan

I am the type of person that always has a plan. As an example, I have been trying to figure out HOW I’m going to study for the bar for at least the past 6 months. Most people would do the sensible thing; quit their job, enroll in a Kaplan or Barbri course, study for […]

Welcome to my new blog

If you know me, you know that I have recently graduated from law school. If you know me, you also know that I make my living as an airline pilot, not as a lawyer. The purpose of this blog is to chronicle my experience of studying for the bar exam. While many people study for […]