yeah, but my job is 8-5. i would start studying in december or january. i have a good memory, so i wont forget much in a couple of months.im mostly concerned about what firms might think if they see "state x bar admission, 2009" (rather than 2008) on my resume. i dont want them to think that i failed the bar. i suppose i might not need to include the bar admission year on my resume though.taking the february bar would take a lot of pressure off me. and the conditions for the february are exam are much better. (like thousands of people take the july bar in my state and the conditions are dungeon-like.)
First, have you actually started studying yet? You're assuming an awful lot in saying you won't forget everything you've learned between now and then. The learning curve for your clerkship will be high, you'll be focused on lots of other things than studying, and you're going to forgot a lot simply because there is SO much to learn.Second, the bar thing is minor. As long as you pass is all that matters. Sometimes people fail the bar simply because they had other crap going on over the summer, or took 2 bars and didn't put enough effort into one of them, etc. Failing doesn't necessarily say anything about your ability to be a lawyer. It only says something about your ability to pass that specific exam on that specific day, IMO.Third, looking for somewhere to live is not an excuse to not take the bar. Nor is doing research for another clerkship or calling someone up and asking for a recommendation. I've been studying about 6-7 hours a day so far, leaving plenty of time to do that stuff (and lots of people are studying less). Busting your ass to get the stuff done you need to do by July would have been smart, so you have a full month to focus on the bar (which is what a ton of people end up doing anyway, and they pass).
I'm have a state court clerkship beginning in August, and I'm not required to be admitted to any state bar for the clerkship.I've spent a lot of time in the last month trying to find housing in the state where the clerkship is and preparing for the next clerkship application season (e.g. researching judges, getting letters of recommendation lined up).Suppose that, at the end of July, I don't feel completely ready to take the Bar. Bad idea to take the February Bar instead?
i have had like no time to study. ive been going to all the classes, but ive literally been studying maybe an average of 2-3 hours a day outside of class.tomorrow is our practice essay testing day, and im not going to have anything to write for some subjects (e.g. wills, since i never took it in law school, for some stupid reason).
Quote from: swan on June 25, 2008, 01:10:44 PMi have had like no time to study. ive been going to all the classes, but ive literally been studying maybe an average of 2-3 hours a day outside of class.So have you not been talking to anyone in the classes? Do you sit alone and study completely alone? Because this is pretty much my schedule (class from 9-12:30; 1/2 hour for lunch, then study from usually 1 to 3 or 4 pm, once or twice until 5). I'm not alone in keep this schedule. Yes, other people are doing more, and other people are doing less.No one knows everything at this point, and for me, I know very little about some subjects (and a lot of that is what I happen to remember from class). I'll learn it all in July, like everyone else.Life won't get any less hectic in the winter; just buckle down and start putting more time in soon, and you'll be fine.
i have had like no time to study. ive been going to all the classes, but ive literally been studying maybe an average of 2-3 hours a day outside of class.