Submitted by JoanneEWilson
I was one of the fortunate students who took the February Florida Bar Exam. Everyone told us we were going to be the guinea pigs. For weeks we panicked worrying. I hyperventilated in my seat when the bar examiners called start. I frantically paged through the exam.
The new subjects never showed up on the February Florida Bar Exam.
As anyone knows who is facing the Florida Bar Exam, the Board of Bar Examiners decided to add subjects. The subjects are dependency, delinquency, commercial paper (also known as payment systems) and secured transactions.
No, I'm not gloating. But I remember the feeling of sitting in a classroom at Barry University with my head in my hands panicking that I was never going to understand Secured Transactions. But it turned out that I didn't need to know it.
Unfortunately, I highly doubt that the Bar Examiners are going to let another bar administration go without testing the new subjects, or at least one of the new subjects. I've heard people already beginning to panic that they don't know anything about dependency or whichever subject they've declared their devil. After their initial panic, I then hear about how little there is available for them to work with followed by either tears or continued ranting about how they're going to fail.