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Study plan for law students taking the Bar as well?

I’ve decided to make the jump from law into finance after a few years in the industry (legal side Private Equity M&A). I am finishing up law school this semester and will be studying for the bar exam between mid-may and august 1st. I expect to have most of August and September completely open to study for the December CFA Level 1. Additionally, I have been committing 1-3 hours/day this semester to the CFA program (Wileys).

Is there a point in the program you suggest reaching before I have to put it down for ~10 weeks to study for the Bar Exam? I likely will not be touching it during the time I am bar prepping. Additionally, do you have any suggestions for picking it back up after the break? Once I begin practice in October, my schedule will be completely unpredictable. Given the timeframe, should I be committing more time during the semester to the program? I expect to hit it harder after the bar and before I begin practice (and plan to take a week off before the CFA to review and de-stress before it).

Regarding my background:
I have a BS Aerospace Engineering, MS in Engineering, and will soon have a JD from a top 20 program. In the JD I have some experience with Tax (not corporate sadly), M&A, complex financial transactions, and ethics.

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Why not just write June 2020?  Sounds like you have a lot on your plate for the rest of this year.

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This year I will have vastly more available time, despite the bar exam. Plus, it gives me June 2020 to retake if something goes wrong.

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