The whole four Sundays of the Bar Exams are a big deal.
Taft Avenue is closed. Traffic is rerouted for a whole day.
A whole flock of lawyers and law students from the whole country hold
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Rumors on the date of the release of the results would spread like wildfire and the examinees would go crazy in anticipation. This is usually in March, some six months after the exam. Then finally, D-day.
In Manila, most examinees together with their friends, lovers, relatives, officemates flock to the Supreme Court to wait for the release of the results. Super tensyon !! As in, parang may rally sa Supreme Court.
Used to be that names were posted. Then they went high-tech and the names were flashed in the screen through an LCD projector. What torture for those whose lastnames start with XYZ.
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There was also that one year when a dear dear friend whom I have spent the whole day with waiting for the results flunked. I remember leaving the law school office in tears wondering how I'd tell the friend who was waiting in the car. Everyone was hugging and consoling me. OA to the max. I loved it.
This year is so anti-climactic. The results were posted online even before the Justices released the names of passers in the Supreme Court. My aunt Judge E, was in Supreme Court last night waiting for the results. Naunahan ko pa sya when I checked the results online. Iba na. But still people flocked to the Supreme Court and the law schools.
Congratulations to all the bar passers especially to the new lawyers from Ateneo de Davao College of Law. O, may number 4 kami.
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Perhaps the 2011 Bar Exams would be a whole different experience. Different month - November instead of September. Different school - UST instead of La Salle. Different street - España instead of Taft. Different type of exam - 60% essay 40 % multiple choice instead of purely essay questions . Let's just wait and see.