Silverback wrote:I agree with the quality of the state lectures.
I am doing my state's civil procedure lecture, and it doesn't match up with the bar notes or the outline. I seems to me as though Kaplan recycle's old lectures, bar notes, and outlines. I think the federal civil procedure one is about 10 years old because we were given a "supplement" to "update us" on civil procedure which highlighted laws that were passed years ago. It is as if the bar notes, lectures, etc. were all produced at different times and do not correlate very well. Additionally, the checkpoint quizzes test on matters that were not even mentioned in the lecture.
At this point, I feel like I am wasting my time with the state specific material because it takes me forever to get through a lecture since I need to rewind it so many times and reference the outline. After I interpret the cryptic message that can only be revealed by referencing both sources, I have to find out where to put the information in my disorganized bar notes. I think they try to save money or something by not updating this stuff frequently or updating portions of the materials at different times, such as updating the outlines one year and not the lectures. It appears to be somewhat of a jumbled mess.
I guess this stuff isn't as crucial. Idk.
I'd recommend looking at practice essays to figure out the issues that the bar examiners are testing. It helps get an idea of the level of detail that you need I think. It helped me at least.
I agree that the state stuff isn't great but at least we have all the resources we need to pass. I mean between the practice questions, practice essays, and long outline if you just practice and study the stuff they highlight you're golden.