The Nightmare Before Exam Results

20 May

Legal.com, May 19, 2013

 

Imagine the transition from law student to lawyer – the thoughts of all those bright minds, having studied for years to earn their Juris Doctorate degree. And now, living with the anxiety of the day when their California Bar Exam results will surely arrive. Penned below, the remembrances of one such lawyer. 

Flight, Fear, and the Surety of Imminent Death:
Awaiting California Bar Exam Results

David A. Cain, JD. California Western School of Law ’13

 The nightmares started the week before bar results posted.

 The California bar exam is notoriously difficult and my subconscious started sending up nightly reminders how slim my chances were, how many eggs I had loaded into this basket, and how easily I could lose my grip on it.

Each morning started at around 5 AM when my eyes would shoot open …