For years I have collected bar exam war stories, and I am renewing that mission now. Many have heard tales of something horrible that happened during the bar exam: earthquakes during the bar exam, people passing out during the bar exam, and applicants continuing to write as a fellow test taker was taken out of the bar exam test site on a stretcher. But there are so many untold near tragedies, and a few really comic ones at that. Do tell!
Just a few days ago a student told me that on Tuesday of this past February Bar exam in California, apparently the fire alarm went off at 8:45 am, at the Ontario location. Allegedly the bar exam applicants all had to leave their seats and started moving towards the exits, just minutes before start time. Thankfully, the situation was resolve and they did not lose any time in taking the actual exam.
A recent graduate told my class of her stories of being seated near the back of the room during her bar exam, close enough to the bathrooms to literally hear people throwing up throughout the exam. She said in a perverse way it made her feel better. (She may have been nervous but at least she wasn’t literally sick, she was better off than the folks she was hearing through the walls.)
A close friend of mine had a contact lens drop out on day one of his bar exam, just as he was about to read the first essay. (He did not have glasses with him.)
What is your bar exam horror story? Please share!!