In the midst of studying for the bar exam surrounded by notes and outlines and flashcards and practice questions it can seem like studying will never end. But trust me, there will come a time when all that studying comes to a screeching, sudden halt. And then what?
When I sat for the Virginia bar exam several years ago, I felt relieved, of course, when I turned in my last test materials at the end of the second exam day. But, I also felt lost. This goal I had been zealously working towards, nine hours a day, six days per week for twelve weeks was over. I didn’t have a job waiting for me once I passed the bar exam, and I figured there was no point in looking for one until I was properly licensed. I had all the time on my hands with nothing to do but worry about my results.
Instead, here are three practical things you can do after the bar exam is over to prepare for the rest of your career.