Test Case

The day the exams vanished

Right after that classic nightmare of having forgotten to study for the exam comes the horrific vision of taking the test only to have the answer sheet lost. Last week in New York City the vision became reality. Portions of 542 New York bar examinations, which for the would-be lawyers who had just taken them were the culmination of years of graduate study, disappeared from the state board of law examiners' offices. The deeply abashed three-member board alerted police and quickly notified the unlucky 542 out of the 6,562 tested. "There is no way to express how wretched we all feel...

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