Bad Ideas, Bar Exams, California

A Lasting Impression from the California Bar

Mirrors on the ceiling, The pink champagne on ice
And she said ‘We are all just prisoners here, of our own device’
And in the master’s chambers, They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives, But they just can’t kill the beast

For many takers of the bar exam, the ordeal is over. Yay! Congratulations. It’s time to get your dragon drink on.

But before you put this experience behind you, we wanted to give you one last picture of bar exam trauma. A tipster reports:

I’m taking the CA bar exam at the Ontario location and staying at the adjacent Airport Marriott. I found the following on my pillow last night.

Yeah, the Marriott’s heart was in the right place, but they really need to think more critically about what kind of gifts they leave on the pillows of people taking the bar…

Here’s what the Airport Marriott in Ontario thought was appropriate for mid-bar relaxation:

The tipster’s reaction: “As if we needed any encouragement to end it all after Wednesday’s MBE.”

I’m reminded of Shawshank Redemption, when Red finds out that Heywood gave Andy Dufresne a length of rope. What the hell was the Marriott thinking?

In any event, it’s important that bar students everywhere start the process of putting all of this legal knowledge behind them — except for the unlucky people who will have to take it again in February.

Last thing I remember, I was; Running for the door
I had to find the passage back; To the place I was before
‘Relax,’ said the night man, ‘We are programmed to receive.
You can check-out any time you like, But you can never leave!’

Earlier: Prior ATL coverage of bar exams

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