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omg clay aiken !
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barbri sucks

Postby omg clay aiken ! » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:18 pm

the lectures started out ok with chemerinsky/schechter/franzese but wow, have things taken a turn for the worse. prof waterstone doing community prop and remedies was just terrible. and the evidence guy wasn't much better.

not to mention the website is constantly down... and barbri amp is always having issues...

definitely not worth $3900.

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Re: barbri sucks

Postby Sauer Grapes » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:40 pm

Also your sign in times out while doing study smart mbe. It's annoying because you have to keep checking to make sure you aren't timing out.

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Re: barbri sucks

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:48 pm

omg clay aiken ! wrote:the lectures started out ok with chemerinsky/schechter/franzese but wow, have things taken a turn for the worse. prof waterstone doing community prop and remedies was just terrible. and the evidence guy wasn't much better.

not to mention the website is constantly down... and barbri amp is always having issues...

definitely not worth $3900.


I agree that it could be a lot better given how much it costs. Our Civ Pro guy was terrible.

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Re: barbri sucks

Postby medusala » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:12 am

Also your sign in times out while doing study smart mbe. It's annoying because you have to keep checking to make sure you aren't timing out.


Tip: leave open a video. It will stop timing you out.

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Re: barbri sucks

Postby LoriBelle » Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:29 pm

medusala wrote:
Also your sign in times out while doing study smart mbe. It's annoying because you have to keep checking to make sure you aren't timing out.


Tip: leave open a video. It will stop timing you out.

Um, my videos time out. Or stop working in the middle of me watching them. I do the StudySmart MBE questions in the MPQ book and then transfer my answers to StudySmart. Time per question is not an issue for me (I always finish in time), so I don't care that this strategy makes it impossible for StudySmart to track my time per question. It still helpfully catalogs which areas I have a grasp on and which areas I need work in, which is what I really need it for, so on balance, that works for me. But I agree that Barbri could offer a much better product for what they are charging.

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Re: barbri sucks

Postby joobacca » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:44 am

fuck barbri. they won and we lost. they took 4k from me. now my bar mitzvah money is officially gone. they will continue to win. it's a tax on retards.

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Re: barbri sucks

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:10 pm

medusala wrote:
Also your sign in times out while doing study smart mbe. It's annoying because you have to keep checking to make sure you aren't timing out.


Tip: leave open a video. It will stop timing you out.

I'll have to try that. However, my bandwidth at home isn't the best and I foresee that giving me problems with Study Smart running correctly if I have a video open.

Thanks for the tip.

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Re: barbri sucks

Postby joobacca » Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:39 am

did anyone watch the california will and trusts lecture? wow, that was unequivocal shit. i want my 7 hours back.

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Re: barbri sucks

Postby dood » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:35 am

omg clay aiken ! wrote:the lectures started out ok with chemerinsky/schechter/franzese but wow, have things taken a turn for the worse. prof waterstone doing community prop and remedies was just terrible. and the evidence guy wasn't much better.

not to mention the website is constantly down... and barbri amp is always having issues...

definitely not worth $3900.


seriously. waterstone is such a fucking moron. his lecture and outline is complete SHIT.

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Re: barbri sucks

Postby hiima3L » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:14 am

joobacca wrote:did anyone watch the california will and trusts lecture? wow, that was unequivocal shit. i want my 7 hours back.


I can't believe how bad it was. Speed reading an outline verbatim is not teaching a subject. God damn.

Barbri is the biggest fucking waste of money. I can't believe year after year they do the same shit yet no one finds out how horrible it is until it's too late. I don't know anyone who isn't seriously disappointed with it.

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Re: barbri sucks

Postby Reprisal » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:19 am

What's the alternative?

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Re: barbri sucks

Postby LiberalLaw » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:20 am

Reprisal wrote:What's the alternative?



We have Kaplan, Themis and Pembar on campus.

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Re: barbri sucks

Postby Reprisal » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:04 am

K, but do they truly differentiate themselves or is just a different set of web videos?

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Re: barbri sucks

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:09 am

Barbri is fine if you accept the fact that you're going to have to end up teaching yourself the necessary shit anyways. They give you all the practice problems and do an okay job of boiling down the law into outlines for you. Grant, the Wills/Trust outline is lulzie and useless, but the other ones are relatively useful, IMO.

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Re: barbri sucks

Postby hiima3L » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:08 am

Julio_El_Chavo wrote:Barbri is fine if you accept the fact that you're going to have to end up teaching yourself the necessary shit anyways. They give you all the practice problems and do an okay job of boiling down the law into outlines for you. Grant, the Wills/Trust outline is lulzie and useless, but the other ones are relatively useful, IMO.


This.

I think their materials are perfectly fine. In fact, I think the CMR is great. But you can buy everything for $250 and save yourself a completely unnecessary $3,750 for the lectures (lol) and the grading (lol x 100000).

I have not learned literally one thing from Barbri lecturers or graders that I couldn't have taught myself. None of it is conceptually difficult, it's just a matter of practice and discipline.

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Re: barbri sucks

Postby CaseClosed » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:22 pm

joobacca wrote:fuck barbri. they won and we lost. they took 4k from me. now my bar mitzvah money is officially gone. they will continue to win. it's a tax on retards.


THIS^^^^^

wtf is barbri's problem?? And their essays graders SUCK! I'm so pissed.

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Re: barbri sucks

Postby Tanicius » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:35 pm

CaseClosed wrote:
joobacca wrote:fuck barbri. they won and we lost. they took 4k from me. now my bar mitzvah money is officially gone. they will continue to win. it's a tax on retards.


THIS^^^^^

wtf is barbri's problem?? And their essays graders SUCK! I'm so pissed.


Protip: the actual essay graders by your state bar will be just as bad, if not worse. A lot of them will read and grade your entire essay in under 30 seconds based on words that jump out to them, and they have zero accountability to you to make sure they get it right.




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