I Passed the Bar

by Andy Hough on September 14, 2011

I apologize for the off-topic post but I know some people are interested in this, I’ll be posting a personal finance post later tonight.

The bar exam results came out yesterday and I was pleasantly surprised to find out I passed the bar exam. There were several factors that made me a longshot to pass the bar exam. It had been over two years since I finished law school classes, I did self-study rather than a bar exam review course, I was near the bottom of my graduating law school class, and I worked while preparing for the bar exam. Despite all that I managed to pass the bar exam.

I really didn’t think I was going to pass since I was sure I bombed a couple of the essay questions. Examining my bar exam results I was correct that I bombed two of the essay questions but I did well enough on the remaining questions to bring my score up to average. I did slightly below average on the MBE which I felt that I had done well on but it was good enough for me to pass. It is difficult to predict how well you have done on the bar exam.

My enrollment ceremony will be later this month. After that I’ll be a licensed attorney. I’m not sure what I’ll do after that but I am going to do something as an attorney.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Brook September 14, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Congratulations! After reading your blog for a while, I feel quite certain that, no matter what you decide to do, you have a good head on your shoulders and will do fine. My suggestion, continue to live frugally and get those school loans paid off! You seem to know money well enough, how about bankruptcy law? Believe it or not, bankruptcy lawyers end up doing more financial counseling than “lawyering”.

2 mike crosby September 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Super congratulations Andy. When my wife passed the bar in CA it was one of the happiest days of her life.

3 krantcents September 14, 2011 at 9:49 pm


4 lisa September 14, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Congratulations! Very happy for you!

5 cashflowmantra September 15, 2011 at 10:06 am

Congratulations. That is quite an accomplishment and the culmination of much study and work.

6 Doctor Stock September 15, 2011 at 10:26 am

Great work Andy… when I began reading your post, I wanted to make a cynical remark, but it just doesn’t seem suited in light of the overall accomplishment… so instead, congrats!

7 Andy Hough September 15, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Thanks everyone.

8 Mr. Cheap September 16, 2011 at 8:28 pm


9 Dana September 18, 2011 at 6:25 am

Congratulations Andy!

10 frank September 18, 2011 at 3:49 pm


You’ve earned it and I’m sure you’ll never regret having
done so.

11 Invest It Wisely October 3, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Congrats, Andy! Reminds me I need to take the GMAT before I get gray hairs. 😉

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