Sunday, May 18, 2008

Non-Acrimonious Acronyms

Graduated! These three years went by quickly, but still, I feel like a different person. When I think back to who I was when I started, it feels like a long time ago. The timing is right for me - I wasn't sick of school, but I was tired of it, and I'm ready to move on to something different. I'm excited to start working, but first: the bar...

I did PMBR last week - Preliminary Multistate Bar Review. (My boyfriend: "Isn't 'multistate' two words? Shouldn't it be PMSBR?" MS Word: it's one word. Firefox: it's two words. I've heard of PMBR for three years but I didn't know what it stood for until last week.) I took the 6-day review. PMBR gets you ready for the multistate bar, which is one day of testing the same for all law students nationally. For PMBR, in the morning you take a 50-question exam on one of the 6 subjects (Con Law, Evidence, Crim, etc.). In the afternoon, the instructor goes over the answers.

It's kinda crazy having all that law from 1L year come bubbling to the surface (fee simple subject to condition subsequent? A Terry stop? Seriously?).

But really, it wasn't so bad at all. You've forgotten a lot of things, but at times it's amazing what your brain dredges up. No point in getting freaked out, because that won't help. Better to be cool.

Next week: Barbri. Just don't ask me what that stands for.


Grego said...


Anonymous said...

Congrats... I've been reading you for a year or so now. I remember when I was in your place three years ago... the next three years will zoom by just as fast.

I'd say enjoy BarBri, but I don't think you'll be able to until you realize what a suckfest it is by comparison to be an actual lawyer. In hindsight, though, BarBri is pretty damn great. Hang out with friends, get off at noonish every day, breaks every 90 minutes.... enjoy.


Sansserif said...

Thanks for the kind wishes and support. I'm glad to hear encouragement not to dread it.

Maria M. said...

And I didn't know what PMRB meant until now. Note: I already sat through con law & torts for PMRB. haha