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fordtheriver
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Florida Bar Prep Suggestions

Postby fordtheriver » Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:16 pm

I am taking the Florida bar and paying myself. Any suggestions for which course to take? Barbri has lots of different in-person class locations, but appears to be the priciest (unless there is a way to get that advertised price down). Kaplan, Themis, others? Thanks for your reviews and suggestions.

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Re: Florida Bar Prep Suggestions

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:54 pm

fordtheriver wrote:I am taking the Florida bar and paying myself. Any suggestions for which course to take? Barbri has lots of different in-person class locations, but appears to be the priciest (unless there is a way to get that advertised price down). Kaplan, Themis, others? Thanks for your reviews and suggestions.


Going to the barbri classes is worthless: 25% of the time they just hit "play" on a video anyway, and the classes are not interactive. I went to the first Barbri session and that was it.

So, I would just do whatever is cheapest.

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conch republic
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Re: Florida Bar Prep Suggestions

Postby conch republic » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:02 am

buy used books from someone who took a class recently and self study.

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Re: Florida Bar Prep Suggestions

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:06 am

conch republic wrote:buy used books from someone who took a class recently and self study.


The only person I know who failed the bar tried to do this.

I'm sure self-study wasn't the only cause, but I don't think saving $1200 is worth the increased risk of failure.

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conch republic
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Re: Florida Bar Prep Suggestions

Postby conch republic » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:42 pm

everyone I know who self studied (five including myself) passed. Someday I'm gonna post a detailed account of how I studied for the benefit of any people considering going that route. But the short version is this: if you put in the work, you will definitely pass; if you don't, then you might fail. It doesn't matter how much you pay for a class.

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I.P. Daly
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Re: Florida Bar Prep Suggestions

Postby I.P. Daly » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:53 pm

conch republic wrote:everyone I know who self studied (five including myself) passed. Someday I'm gonna post a detailed account of how I studied for the benefit of any people considering going that route.


Please do this. It would be extremely helpful.

Regards,

I.P. Daly

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Re: Florida Bar Prep Suggestions

Postby dreakol » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:54 pm

I.P. Daly wrote:
conch republic wrote:everyone I know who self studied (five including myself) passed. Someday I'm gonna post a detailed account of how I studied for the benefit of any people considering going that route.


Please do this. It would be extremely helpful.

Regards,

I.P. Daly


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