68. New York Bar Exam Parody
January 5, 2004
Q: I recall an issue of either National Lampoon or Harvard Lampoon with a wonderful parody of the New York State Bar Exam. I remember it vividly, although it must have run 20 or 30 years ago. But I don’t recall the year or the issue.
A: It was in the August 1975 (Justice) issue of National Lampoon. The authors were John Weidman and Tony Hendra.
i have the "exam" from the aug 1975 issue....i thought it was hilarious so i kept it for all these years i can scan and send
December 4, 2006 2:15 pm
Please send to me, if possible. Thanks.
January 8, 2007 11:14 am
A copy of this would be very welcome, indeed. :)
January 28, 2007 10:27 pm
May i please get a copy of that also??? thanks
May 24, 2009 12:31 pm
I would LOVE it... please send!!!!!! Talking about in staff meeting today.
August 6, 2009 1:23 pm
I too would very much appreciate a copy if the bar exam in question was not a real exam but a welcome note informing a member of a favored class that he was being admitted without needing to sweat answering any tough questions, whereas the African-American applicant next to him "has a real exam." I bought a copy of the Justice issue on the newsstand but lost it many years ago. Just tonight I has thinking of it and googled "National Lampoon" and "bar exam" because the situation in that Lampoon is quite close to the reality of a governmental process that has been used recently by certain federal regulators to discriminate between favored and disfavored regulated entities.
November 29, 2009 10:42 pm
Could you email me a copy too or fax to 423-855-6407. Thanks
May 28, 2011 1:30 pm
Reading an article about U of Illinois law school inflating scores promted me to search for Nat Lamps NY Bar Exam, I had all the issues (Buy This Mag or We'll Kill This Dog) but my mom threw them out. If I remember correctly the Justice issue also had a caricture of "Amicus Curie" showing all of the justices engaged in various obscene activities. If you could e-mail a copy of the exam I'd love to share it with some newly barred attorneys that I mentor
September 28, 2011 9:21 pm
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