An Ode to Bar Exam Fear
On July 2
check bar fear at the door.
You know this crap
and a whole lot more!!
You’ll look at the first essay.
Okay, you’re gonna dig deep.
You need to grit your teeth, bite your lip
3 more days til you sleep
Dig deed into your
bar review soul!
pull out whatever you’ve got.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised when you get to the test…
yep, you actually know a lot!!!
Your bar flash cards and study lists
you’ll see them as you write.
Resolve: that no matter what – you won’t
go down without an incredible fight.
Each question and essay is just a peak.
Passing by the lowest possible score
is the plan of attack to seek!!
If the first question throws you off course
don’t curse the bar review class—
with buyer’s remorse!
Think of lawyers you know who
have already passed.
some who are smart and
some with no class.
If they found a way to pass the test
YOU know you can do
your personal best.
So take your bar exam fear and
leave it in the car or bus
In a few years you’ll be one of us.
you’re going to stay steady
You have parents, or a spouse and friends
rooting for you!!!
They know your courage and
what you can do!!
You don’t need to pass with a
Big A +
just do enough to be
like the rest of us!
So take the anxiety and
check it at the door!!
Because you are winning
the BAR EXAM WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Note: this ode was originally published in July 2015