It is not quite time to sign up for the July 2020 bar in most jurisdictions, but if you’re a 3L, you’re probably thinking about what next summer will look like as you begin studying. Many students sign up for commercial bar prep courses and wait to begin bar prep when those are released, but that is not the only way to approach the test. Some law schools also include bar prep as part of the curriculum, and if yours does, that would be something to take into consideration before committing to an extended study plan.
What works for most students will never work for all students, however. Now is a good time to evaluate your lifestyle to see if an alternative study plan would be better for you.