When the pandemic was causing bar examiners to push off the bar exam (over and over again), it caused a lot of problems for people who were trying to plan their studies. As a bar prep company, we knew there was another problem: a delayed exam meant delayed results, and delayed results meant less time for repeat takers to study.
At the time, we treated it more or less as a one-time problem. We talked about long-term bar studying, knowing that part was a recurring issue for many people. But we didn’t really talk about how often people receive results too late to start studying for the next exam. Sure enough, the day after the most recent bar exam, what did we start getting? Inquiries from people who think they might have failed the bar that they just took. And I realized: this happens every time. After every bar exam, we hear from people who are sure they failed for some reason or another, and want to know what to do. There’s never an easy answer. I certainly can’t decide what they should do! But I can offer some suggestions for considering it. [Read more…] about Should I Plan to Fail or Plan to Wait?