Saturday, April 26, 2008

Review proper

After about a month's hiatus, I'm back with this blog. I have started with bar review proper last April 10 but exigencies at work put a toll on my self-imposed schedule. So I'm playing catch-up right now.

I now have enough funds to carry me over for the whole review. But I still don't have the luxury of time to study extensively since I cannot leave my job, could not even apply for a short leave. Also, in keeping with tradition pertaining to very important tasks and for reasons I alone am privy, I'm resolved to keep my taking the bar exam this year a secret from many friends, colleagues and family. I know the Supreme Court will publish the names of bar takers, but none in my circle really read it.

I am giving myself until June 1st week to finish reading a selected review material for each bar subject. Then I would have to decide if I will take the exam or not. Chances are, I will really take it. I am trying my best to meet my deadline and be as prepared as I could be as early as June. That is because after a summer month's leave from work, I'll be back to work again by June and that would mean only 5-6 hours of studying a day excluding Sundays starting that time. To save time, I'll stick to one review material and some selected cases, plus those handouts given by my bar review institute; read them repeatedly until last week of August.

Taking the bar exam is a great risk. But rather than focus on it being such a risk, I'd like to focus on the goal that at the end of the review, I'll be much of an excellent potential lawyer the law profession must have. I'll leave it up then to the the examiner whether or not to give me that coveted license.

God help the drunken master.


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