3 time bar failure doesn't have the same ring as 5 time Academy Award nominee
October 14, 2006 10:53 AM Subscribe
CareerFilter: I just failed the PA bar exam for the 3rd time, and there's
posted by anonymous to work & money (26 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I graduated from law school in May 2005, took the bar exam, failed, took it again in February 2006, failed again, and took it in July 2006, and this week found out I failed a 3rd time. Obviously I'm not meant to practice law. But what fields should I go into?
I am aware of many people with JDs who never practiced (and some who were never licensed). I am thinking real estate, finance, politics, or journalism would be the best directions for me to go at this point. Should I even bother taking the bar again? I'm leaning toward no, because I don't want to put myself through that torture, waste another 6 months and thousands of dollars preparing, kill yet another New Years and Valentines day, etc, etc.
I live in Philly but am considering relocating to Boston. I need to work as I have already deferred my substantial law school loans due to, well, taking the bar for a year and a half.
I'm posting anonymously b/c it's humiliating to admit I failed the bar 3 times. In meatspace I'm in seclusion; here I can post anonymously. Any responses with constructive suggestions would be much appreciated.