I recently transitioned from a clerkship to a job at a law firm, so my free time has declined precipitously of late. The other day, I was checking Twitter before going to bed, and I saw a post from Chrissy Teigen (who I am still mad at for not retweeting my picture of the banana bread I baked using her recipe). She mentioned something about a Fyre Fest documentary. Little did I realize, the documentary (or, more aptly, documentaries — both Netflix and Hulu released their own versions) would become a viral discussion topic.
One topic of discussion that is sure to send shivers down the spine of any law student is the bar exam. The bar exam is the final academic hurdle on a prospective lawyer’s path to becoming licensed to practice law. It consists of a written portion, which covers different subjects depending on the jurisdiction, and a multiple-choice section, which is administered in virtually every jurisdiction (except Puerto Rico, oddly enough). The multiple choice section is called the “Multistate Bar Exam” or the “MBE.”