Like most bar takers, Samantha began preparation intending to pass the July bar exam in one go.
“I went in thinking I want it one-and-done. I didn’t want to exhaust the resources nor the time to take it twice, so that I can manage to pass the first time.”
Not only that, she had a limited amount of time to work with, given other responsibilities she had to attend to, not to mention her children.
“I worked a full-time job and studied at night. I wanted to maximize my study time and be the most efficient in the time that I had in studying.”
What’s more, the statistics and odds of passing the bar were truly stacked against her from the start.
“The law school I went to had a 30% pass rate. I guess it would be considered a second-tier or third-tier school.”