Many folks who are re-taking the bar exam need to study while working part or full time. Although it can be best to study for the bar exam full time, this just is not the reality for many bar takers. When considering studying while working, there are a number of things you should take into consideration, especially if you are re-taking the bar exam after disappointing results.
1. Talk to your supervisor at your job about whether you can take any time off to study. Many bar studiers are hesitant to ask about taking time off from work to study. But this “time off” can come in different forms. Some may want to limit their overall hours per week to allow time for studying. Some may want to take a few weeks off before the exam in order to study. Regardless of your preference and plan, you should talk to your supervisor sooner rather than later so you know what your bar prep period is going to look like.