Over at Barely Legal: The Blog, discussion has turned from law school classmates to law school exams. And how classmates dress for exams.
As some of you may know, I once went to law school. I even attended exams. Passed some too. So, I'll add my two cents.
First, I want to say there's nothing wrong with dressing nice for exams. Not that I ever wore an evening gown or anything to exams, but I feel that by getting up and making an effort to get dressed nicely, I feel more awake than I did when I went to an exam in my comfy cozy bum-around-the-house clothes. And it's kind of like when you put on your lucky suit for a trial - you feel like you've got your game face on. So, that's my opinion on that.
Next, I want to mention the people you smell during exams. I'll never forget that during my very first law school exam (Torts! See how I remember?) some woman wore some kind of horrid perfume that distracted me for the entire four hours. After that, I vowed to I douse myself in perfume before every law school exam. Best case scenario, I figured, I'd smell myself and I'd smell nice and it would block out anyone else's bad smells. Worst case scenario (or maybe this is the best case scenario, depending who's point of view we're talking about here), I distract a few other people. Better them than me. Besides, I wear pretty perfume, not horrid stinky perfume.
Finally, a question about dressing for exams. (I expect an answer from Ken on this one). Is it true that Virginia requires you to wear a suit to the bar exam? That sucks. I mean, I'm a proponent of dressing nice for exams, but they shouldn't force you to suit up. What's the point? And, then, to make it worse, I heard that they make you wear a suit with sneakers. Something about not ruining their floors. That really sucks. Ken, please admit or deny. There may be some aspiring Virginia lawyers out there who are stylish enough to refuse to wear the suit & sneakers combo - they're relying on you, Ken.
Alright, that's enough about law school exams. Except to say, go get 'em blawgers. And better you than me. =)