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Well, it's not like I ever left when you think about it ;). I'm back to my blog after a long hiatus dealing with the graduating from law school/taking the bar exam and now frantically searching for a job.

I don't know what is worse, waiting to take the bar or the wait to find out your results. So many of my friends tried to warn me about the whole process and I took their warnings seriously, but I never knew what an emotional toll the whole process can take on a person.

Listen, law school is no joke. Neither is taking the bar exam. So many of us try to convince people not to go to law school because frankly, if you don't devote 110% of your time to school, then you will find yourself with a ton of student loans and no way to pay it off.  Law school isn't undergrad. You aren't going to sneak by through studying the night before the exam. And don't think that you can spend the last two weeks before the bar exam studying for the test. I started studying May 15 (I graduated two days earlier) and I still feel as if I had no clue what I was doing.

The legal career is a field where your self-worth is very much tied to how well you do in school, out of school, and on the job.  It isn't a profession where you leave work at the door when you come home. Work comes with you through the blackberry, in your email, and over the phone. You're late to work if you don't get into the office by 7AM and you don't have weekends off. Unless you feel in the very fiber of your being that death will become of you if you don't go to law school then by all means, go out there and pile up $100,000 in student loan debt and gamble that you will outstudy, outmanuever, and work harder than that guy who sleeps in the law library for weeks on end. Otherwise, find a new career.

That being said, I wouldn't have changed a thing. I hated the egos in law school, but I sure do love the law. I adore helping people solve their problems and I relish the fact that I am able to use my skills to help my family. I hope I pass this thing because I have a lot of work to do and very little time to get it done.

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P. Manolos

P.S. Regardless of whether I pass/fail on Oct. 28- don't contact me. I'll contact you if and when I'm ready.

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