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11/27/10 7:55 PM
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KeyBoardWarriorJD
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       I am currently a 3L, I live in California and am looking into Bar prep courses. The majority of the students at my school are enrolled in BarBri. I am tempted to do the same, but it costs about $4,000. I've heard of other programs that are highly rated, but don't have any real leads. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. Thanks.
12/11/10 8:40 AM
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Take the Barbri, that's what I did (Ohio) and passed. You are competing against the other test takers so you want to be on the same playing field as them. You will do well on the essays and feel like you bombed the multistate. Who cares if it's $4,000 and you fail. Having to study and retake the test would really suck. Conversely you could just talk to someone that took barbri before and get their study outlines as those are all you really need.
12/12/10 12:20 PM
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Take Barbri.
12/14/10 2:53 PM
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depends on how disciplined you are..if you are disciplined and can stick steadfast to a study plan, going to barbri wont add that much imo
12/15/10 1:35 PM
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Disagree. Take barbri.

I don't care how awesome you are, you want to study the exact same shit that 99% of all test takers are studying. It is a curve... on which you want to land safely in the middle.
12/21/10 12:47 PM
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Fake Pie - Disagree. Take barbri.

I don't care how awesome you are, you want to study the exact same shit that 99% of all test takers are studying. It is a curve... on which you want to land safely in the middle.


you can study the same shit..its all in the books...
12/22/10 11:07 PM
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Fake Pie - Disagree. Take barbri.

I don't care how awesome you are, you want to study the exact same shit that 99% of all test takers are studying. It is a curve... on which you want to land safely in the middle.


you can study the same shit..its all in the books...

if you mean bar/bri books, then yes you are correct.  the lectures really arent necessary, although a handful of them and the corresponding handouts are really good and do save you a lot of time.  but there are dozens of bar prep books and they are basically all shit, especially anyhing by kaplan(kraplan).  like fake pie said, basically everyone uses bar/bri, so youd be dumb not to do the same.


This.

Doing anything else is just making it harder on yourself for no good reason whatsoever... unless you just want to say "I didn't take bar/bri and I did just fine! Blah blah I'm so special."

Not saying I am getting that vibe from anyone on here, just saying I don't understand any reason at all not to do bar/bri.
12/23/10 9:26 AM
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to save money (which is the whole point of this thread)...sure its not a TON of money especially if you end up not passing...but lets face it, the bar is actually not that hard to pass...

like i said, the lectures dont really add much...literally i do not remember hearing one single thing during the lecture that wasnt already in the books
12/26/10 3:21 PM
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 I took Bar/Bri - didn't even open the books, just did the lectures and studied my notes. 

Also I signed up as a rep my first year so the course was FREE - I recommend it that way to anyone who can do it.

-Shaz!
12/28/10 9:13 AM
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goku - to save money (which is the whole point of this thread)...sure its not a TON of money especially if you end up not passing...but lets face it, the bar is actually not that hard to pass...

like i said, the lectures dont really add much...literally i do not remember hearing one single thing during the lecture that wasnt already in the books


You can just buy the barbri books. You can even get them used. There is simply no reason I can conceive of to do anything else.
12/29/10 8:41 PM
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The lecture outlines are all you need. You will know all of the essays and will feel like you know none of the mbe portion but that's the bar exam for ya. Phone Post
1/3/11 9:03 AM
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I like barbri's MBE software. I did every question available on it and I killed the MBE. My practice scores just kept getting better.

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