So I finished law school in '06 and took the Feb. '07 bar exam in Florida, and ROCKED it, if I do say so myself. (Patting myself on the back now.) So I'm good at memorization and test taking, but horribly inadequate in other lawyerly skills. Now I find myself moving to Virginia next month with Huz, who is military. We'll be there four years. I managed to get a state job here in Texas that doesn't require an in-state bar, but I'm not so sure about the chances of that happening again in Virginia. I looked up Virginia's bar rules today. I'm not eligible to be admitted on motion (I'm 9 mos. short of the "5 years of practice" requirement) and they don't have an attorney's exam. WTH.
Now I'm looking at retaking the entire bar exam, MBE and MPRE included. Ugh. $800 to take it, plus I'll need to do some sort of prep. BarBri is still $2,200, even if you've taken it before. I will have unemployment for up to a year, so while I'm looking forward to being a SAHM for a while, this seriously sucks. And I'll have to pay for child care to take a course...how do real people make this happen?
Any advice? Comiseration? Any way I can just give the education back? "No thanks, I changed my mind. This isn't what I wanted after all...."