I am currently in law school and have 3 final exams over the next two weeks. Generally, I try to get my homework done before Sunday, but studying for exams is not something one can be done with doing. My question is whether or not it is permissible to do some studying on Sunday (especially since I have an exam on Monday) so long as it does not interfere with my attendance at mass and other normal prayers.
Mental work is not considered manual labor. (I know this is not happy news for thousands of school children.) Yes, you may study on Sundays.
Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.