It’s ironic. You spend years in law school, a fortune in tuition, and months in bar review to prepare for the most difficult bar exam in the country. You study harder than you’ve ever studied in your life. Then your bar review instructor informs you that the bar exam graders get paid about $3 to spend an average of 90 seconds to read and grade an essay – that precious product of all your hard work that could make or break your future career plans.
I’ll admit I was glad to know up front about the brevity in which my answers would be reviewed by some anonymous grader, flying through hundreds of blue books at the speed of light. It forced me to write more succinctly and answer the call of the question. Read More →