As time draws ever nearer to taking the bar exam, important questions regarding it keep popping to mind. Like the following for example.
Now not that I'll be in this position, but when is the appropriate time to end a relationship when one of the parties to the relationship is preparing to take the bar exam?
One proposal is to not breakup with the person taking the bar until after the exam once that person has started studying for the bar. But that could lock a person into the relationship for quite awhile. In fact, one of the more popular bar prep courses at SWLAW started prepping students for the July bar a couple of weekends ago. That would mean ten months of being locked into a relationship someone doesn't want!
There has to be a better rule than that.
So again, I ask, what is the proper etiquette to breaking up with someone who is preparing to take the bar exam? Like how close to the exam are you allowed to breakp? Nothing closer than a month to the exam? Two months? Three? Depends on how long and serious the relationship is? For the legally inclined (i.e. law nerds) out there, is there a bright line rule or instead are there factors that must be weighed against one another?
This is important stuff people so drop whatever you're doing now and answer it.