Bar Exam
(NYLJ/Tania Karas)

Aspiring Attorneys gathered at Manhattan’s Jacob J. Javits Center early Tuesday morning for the beginning of New York’s grueling two-day bar exam.  More than 5,000 of the New York’s 11,797 registered test-takers were slated to sit for the exam at the Javits Center, with others assigned to test sites in White Plains, Albany, Saratoga Springs and Buffalo. Several law schools sent faculty and administrators to the test site to provide recent graduates with extra moral support.

Top photo: Test takers review some last-minute notes before taking their seats among hundreds of their peers.

Lower Left: Elki Bryks, a graduate of the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, jokingly said she was “trying not to cry.” “The last few weeks of studying were very intense, and if it’s meant to be, we’ll pass,” she said.

Lower right: Mark Said, a recent graduate of New York Law School, said, “I don’t really feel prepared, but I don’t think it’s possible to,”  but added that he felt “confident” about his chances at passing.

Aspiring Attorneys gathered at Manhattan’s Jacob J. Javits Center early Tuesday morning for the beginning of New York ’s grueling two-day bar exam.  More than 5,000 of the New York ’s 11,797 registered test-takers were slated to sit for the exam at the Javits Center, with others assigned to test sites in White Plains, Albany, Saratoga Springs and Buffalo. Several law schools sent faculty and administrators to the test site to provide recent graduates with extra moral support.

Top photo: Test takers review some last-minute notes before taking their seats among hundreds of their peers.

Lower Left: Elki Bryks, a graduate of the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center , jokingly said she was “trying not to cry.” “The last few weeks of studying were very intense, and if it’s meant to be, we’ll pass,” she said.

Lower right: Mark Said, a recent graduate of New York Law School , said, “I don’t really feel prepared, but I don’t think it’s possible to,”  but added that he felt “confident” about his chances at passing.