I just registered for the February 2010 Bar Exam.
I know I’m going to need a private tutor help me with essays, because I can’t, for the life of me, figure out why I didn’t score better last time… but if life and MS has taught me anything, it’s this: persistence and practice always pays off.
MS might slow me down, but I won’t let it stop me. I had it when I took the LSAT, and it was untreated then because I didn’t know it existed. I still made a 164. I failed the MPRE the first time. I took it again, and I passed it. Why should the bar exam be any different?
Ultimately, it comes down to confidence. I’d say I let MS rob me of it, since the seizure disorder took away my ability to drive or even to walk around my own house alone sometimes… but no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. So ultimately, I’ve just been feeling sorry for myself for too long, and I’m ready to feel stronger.
I know I’ve got this in me. I wonder how many other people with MS are taking the CA bar exam. It’d be awesome to have a study group together.