Wow, so many comments from so many people congratulating me on passing the bar! I had no idea that so many people were reading my blog regularly, and I am so touched at how many people are genuinely happy for me, especially the ones that didn’t pass but extended their congratulations to me anyway. Thank you!
I hadn’t told anyone at work that I was waiting for bar results (why tempt fate?), but I told my boss and he actually had an office party for me this afternoon! He ended up sending an e-mail to everyone in my workplace and they all congratulated me! I got bombarded by e-mails all day, and my dad and stepmom even sent huge flowers for me at the office!
I’m still stunned that I finally passed the Colorado bar, especially after checking the posted statistics on the CO bar website. Only 28% of all repeaters passed the CO bar this time around – 36 people to be exact. That really sucks that the repeater pass rate is so low. I know I had to really struggle to keep the historically low pass rates for repeaters from psyching me out.
I’m sorry to hear that at least 2 of my readers didn’t pass the CO bar exam. I’ve been asked about my study strategies for the July 2007 bar which I’m more than willing to share, but I do want to wait for my scores to arrive in the mail first. I have no idea what finally pushed me over the edge – the essays or the MBE? I’m really curious to find out my scores! They came on Saturday last time but we are going out of town this weekend so I probably won’t get it until Sunday or Monday. I’ll definitely post my scores on here though.
Anyway, once I know my scores, I’ll know more about which study strategies worked for me. However, a large chunk of my strategy actually came from my readers who were kind enough to contribute advice in the early days of my July 2007 prep, and you should be able to find some of the advice by reading the older posts for now. I couldn’t have passed the bar if it hadn’t been for my readers and commenters, so thank you!!!!!
I’ll be watching for the New York, New Jersey, and California bar results!!