I’m going to go ahead and say it: time flies! I cannot believe it is already my last semester of law school. It feels like it was such a short time ago that I was a scared 1L with no idea what to expect. Lucky for me, this experience has been a great one. All of the hard work has paid off and I’m almost done.
With that said, it’s time to start thinking about the Bar Exam. Thankfully, other law students and attorneys have told me that applying to take the Bar is an important and time-consuming process. I have been attempting to keep good records of things like my residences, jobs I have held, and other important information. I know it seems like a long time away, but you will be exactly where I am, in your last semester of law school with the Bar fast-approaching, before you know it. With that in mind, remember to give yourself plenty of time to work on the application. And try to keep good records of the things I mentioned to make the process even easier. Having the information you need ready will ease your stress later.
Beyond the application, I am feeling OK about taking the bar. Of course, I’m saying that now with the exam still a decent time away! But I honestly feel my education at the University of Idaho has prepared me for the exam. Further, the University is offering a great course this semester, Applied Legal Reasoning, where we will prepare for the Bar exam. The course helps us approach the Bar with the right test-taking skills. As a person who hates multiple-choice tests, this is exactly the kind of preparation I will need.
So although it feels like it is far away, the Bar Exam will be here before you know it. But not too worry, an education at the University of Idaho will help you succeed. I can’t wait to get the Bar exam done with, and to continue my future as an attorney!