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Bar Review Courses

Does anyone know the best bar prep course for Washington Sta smithjohn08/02/17
Waste of money. Buy some used books, memorize conviser outli triplesix08/02/17
Disagree. I had a friend from law school who did just that. nighthawk08/02/17
I did what triplesix advised for the California bar exam and trickydick08/02/17
I also passed with self study. Saved 3k on a class. sunny08/03/17
I was a bar tutor for Barbri for all UBE jurisdictions, and loser1208/03/17
A friend told me that he used AmeriBar for Maryland and pass smithjohn08/03/17
You have to know yourself. I used Barbri for the PA exam bec kramer71608/03/17
You can make an organized plan without the class. You can ge sunny08/03/17
I am a fan of structure, so I liked Barbri with the schedule kramer71608/03/17
smithjohn (Aug 2, 2017 - 5:10 pm)

Does anyone know the best bar prep course for Washington State?

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triplesix (Aug 2, 2017 - 5:17 pm)

Waste of money. Buy some used books, memorize conviser outlines and do thousands of mbe questions.

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nighthawk (Aug 2, 2017 - 6:02 pm)

Disagree. I had a friend from law school who did just that. He failed the bar. He later signed with Kaplan and passed. Not worth it. To take the bar, you need to have a tried and true method that works. A method that evaluates trends and provides a program. That covers ground that is relevant. You can try a case pro se or hire a lawyer. The parallel is applicable to bar prep.

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trickydick (Aug 2, 2017 - 7:20 pm)

I did what triplesix advised for the California bar exam and passed the first time. You're objectively wrong.

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sunny (Aug 3, 2017 - 4:12 pm)

I also passed with self study. Saved 3k on a class.

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loser12 (Aug 3, 2017 - 10:56 am)

I was a bar tutor for Barbri for all UBE jurisdictions, and have also been grading bar review essays using a rubric based on the model answers put out by the state. My price is $30 per essay, and I provide much, much, much more detailed feedback than you get on Barbri essays. I don't want to out myself, but I have very good reviews for this.

If you'd be interested and are buying books, I could probably help you drastically improve your score on the essays for a fraction of the cost.

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smithjohn (Aug 3, 2017 - 2:39 pm)

A friend told me that he used AmeriBar for Maryland and passed after two trials. I am taking Washington State, though I schooled in Virginia. Any advice?

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kramer716 (Aug 3, 2017 - 4:31 pm)

You have to know yourself. I used Barbri for the PA exam because I was a big fan of their daily schedule. I liked being told what to study and when, so I could go to Bar Review, come back to my hole in the wall apartment in Philly and study what they tell me to study. If I just bought the books, then I probably would have freaked out over getting so much information but not having an organized plan to process it all would sink me.

I have also seen people just buy the books and self-study, and pass with ease. I have no clue how they did it, but it definitely can be done. Personally, I would err on the side of taking a course, but I am a conservative guy, so would go with Barbri.

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sunny (Aug 3, 2017 - 9:39 pm)

You can make an organized plan without the class. You can get the class schedule from a classmate and follow it if you want.

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kramer716 (Aug 3, 2017 - 11:05 pm)

I am a fan of structure, so I liked Barbri with the scheduled classes and then the HW assignments, but no question people could do that and be fine.

I am blanking on the name, is it PMBR? The one where you take the multi-state exam then spend the next two days going over the thing. I took the practice exam and corrected it. I went to the first review class and had a teacher who sounded exactly like the woman from Office Space who says, "Someone's got a case of the Mondays" I am sure she is a lovely woman, but her voice sounded like nails on a chalkboard, so I bailed at the break and reviewed that on my own, but overall, I like the structure of Barbri.

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