Question of the Week

What advice do you have for someone studying for the bar exam?

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School is out, and for recent law school graduates, it's bar exam season.

Some grads will take a bar prep course—which might cost thousands of dollars—while others will go it alone.

Texas lawyer Renwei Chung, writing at Above the Law, notes that one advantage of taking a bar prep class is that it forces you to create a study schedule. “After all, if you fail to plan to set a schedule for bar prep, you are likely planning to fail the bar exam,” he writes.

Among Chung’s other tips are deleting social media apps from your phone (perhaps replacing them with apps to help you study) to limit distractions and looking up past exam questions on state bar websites.

This week, we’d like to ask you: What advice do you have for someone studying for the bar exam? What worked for you? Did any of your studying turn out to be a waste of time?

Answer in the comments.

Read the answers to last week’s question: Has pro bono work helped you professionally?

Featured answer:

Posted by Pedburch: “I began taking pro bono divorces when I graduated law school. It was a great way to learn how to be a lawyer, as I was a solo. Over the years, as I continued taking pro bono cases, I have had a few paying clients and referrals from my pro bono work. I would not take cases as funding source, but it pays a lot of nonmonetary rewards.”

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