As 2020 closed and perhaps the most bizarre and uncertain bar exam season comes to an end, we are now faced with the reality of bar exam results.
For the majority of examinees who were guinea pigs for the first remote exam administered in their jurisdiction, awaiting these results must have been especially hard amid a pandemic.
Faced with an unprecedented scenario, examinees had no mentor who could truly help to manage their expectations for this experience. Furthermore, the anxiety of waiting must have been magnified by the fear of having to re-sit the exam with no end to the pandemic in sight. A fear that has been realized for many examinees who have received a failing score.
So, what next?
If you failed the 2020 bar, with the next examination just a few weeks out, you’re probably wondering whether you should re-sit the next bar exam in February or even later in July. The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly made bar prep an almost impossible experience; therefore, these are valid concerns to have.
If you’re wondering whether you should re-sit the exam during the pandemic, consider the below factors.