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Working While Studying for the Bar Exam

Several studies, surveys, and articles discourage working while studying for the bar exam. Experts see working while studying for the bar exam as a major risk factor for not passing the exam. Some articles and studies that highlight these determinations include:

  • Richard Cabrera, Working to Improve: A Plan of Action for Improving the Bar Exam Pass Rate, 27 WM. MITCHELL L. REV. 1169, 1180 (2000).

  • Comm'n on Bar Admission & Richard A. White, AALS Survey of Law Schools on Programs and Courses Designed to Enhance Bar Examination Performance, 52 J. LEGAL EDUC. 453, 454 (2002).

  • Andrea A. Curcio, A Better Bar: Why and How the Existing Bar Exam Should Change, 81 NEB. L. REV. 363, 391 (2002).

For those who intend to work while studying for the bar exam, the following are sources that do discuss tips for balancing work and bar prep. 

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