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December 14, 2009 3:31 PM Subscribe
Suggestions for getting the most out of BarBri while staying employed full-time?
posted by greekphilosophy to law & government (20 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm taking the February 2010 Texas Bar Exam. I'm employed full time (a strict 9-6 schedule) and enrolled in BarBri. I have to do the mobile course because I don't live close enough to a testing site to get there in time for the nightly videos. How do I make the most of this experience while remaining employed full time? Is that possible? Is that stupid?*
Factors to consider:
- I'm not a morning person. I would love to wake up at 5am and start studying for a couple hours before work, but that just isn't going to happen.
- I AM a night person. I can stay up until about 2am just about every night and still function the next day. After 2am I'm pretty much no good.
- I have no children and no responsibilities and I'm pretty clear that a social life is out. I'm okay with that.
- I live 10 minutes from work. No need to factor in a major commute or anything of that nature.
- I did not go to law school in Texas, and I graduated in 2007 so any relevant law school studies are probably either stale or irrelevant.
- My work environment is not conducive to studying. I am a case manager for a social service agency, and I see clients on a walk-in basis. That means that I'm constantly interrupted. My office is also tiled and located next to a children's immunization clinic: their little screams reverberate through my skull all day long.
*I'm fairly certain this is a stupid plan, and I'm fully ready to slash my hours. But before I do that, I need to hear any and all suggestions for how to stay employed full-time while preparing for the bar exam.