Bold face part, noDon't forget sitting for and passing the bar exam while simultaneously trying to be Guard is a ball of fun. One of my classmates at a top 20 law school sat for the CA bar in 2019, but his Guard unit wouldn't let him get out of AT. He basically had to write off passing the test and the $900 administrative fee since he got out of drill the weekend before the CA bar. Wouldn't he have to be barred in the states with the NG SF units as well to avoid having to travel there every month for drill? (My own ignorance here.) Could be difficult depending on the circumstances.
I know USERRA will ostensibly help his case, but I'm not sure you'll find very many guardsmen who have jobs at bigger private firms because they oftentimes can't bill enough hours while juggling those responsibilities, or the firms will not hire reservists or guardsmen in the first place to preclude that issue. Working with a government entity such as a District Attorney may allow him more flexibility while being a lawyer but even so, there's a lot of hoops to jump through and unless he can get the GI bill to pay for his law school, it seems like a lot of debt to take on to just check a box if he's not intent on practicing law long term.
That's just my $.02.