MPRE…the Pre-Bar Exam…Sort Of

ORIGINALLY POSTED 9/21/11 (Additional comments added 11/12/11)  Alright, I can finally talk about it: MPRE scores came out.   Praise God, I passed with flying colors!  To pass in Texas you need a score of 85–I got 101.  I wonder if the State Bar would consider banking those extra points for me to use on the bar exam.  You think?  Hmmm, me neither, but it doesn’t hurt to ask!

I would have been surprised to fail, but you never know. In my mind this was “the state of TEXAS” standing between me and a passing score and I really wanted to pass the first time. I’m so glad this is done. I’m starting to see signs around school about prep classes for the November exam and I just smile.

My 3L bar card arrived, so I’m official! I promptly filed my first law suit a few days later. Then I called the client, introduced myself, and discussed the status of her case. She was very happy to hear from me and I was amazed at how easily “I’m the lawyer working on your case,” just rolled off my tongue.  Next I’ll prepare the medical billing affidavits and begin reviewing another case set for trial in October.

A heartfelt thank you to: Emily, Doug, Julie, Gloria and Ruth. These folks in Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Services made it possible for me to timely complete a complicated scholarship application. I needed so much documentation that I doubted I’d make the deadline, but when I asked for help I was received warmly and with a smile. I don’t know that they realize how much their efforts are appreciated, especially when one of us students comes running in needing something done fast. This, my friends, is when it pays off to be in a small school where people know and care about you.  It’s not just a job, it’s a family.

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About LegalTrenches

I graduated law school in May 2012 and have been blogging about my experience as a non-traditional student since my 2L year. I live over 200 miles from my law school and so I commuted two round trips a week from the beginning. I put almost 1000 miles a week on my car. Law school is crazy. It's even crazier as a non-traditional commuter student, but I wouldn't have had it any other way! I blogged my way through bar prep and sat for the July 2012 Texas Bar exam. Hopefully some of my experiences will help out those taking the bar exam after me. On Nov. 1, 2012, I received my bar results and became an officially licensed Texas lawyer! Follow me as I transition into the legal world as a brand new baby lawyer. I'll try to keep it light and promise to keep it real.

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