People lined up at New York City’s Javits Center July 25 for the first day of the New York Bar exam. (Photo: Suzanne Tullo)

Hordes of attorney hopefuls sat for the bar exam across the country this week, with about 10,000 taking the test in New York state alone. We caught up with some of those people enduring the two-day Uniform Bar Exam at Manhattan’s Javits Center. Attitudes ranged from optimistic and cavalier to anxious and exhausted, especially by the second day of the exam. Listen to what they had to say about surviving the test.