Did I just spend the worst $250 of my life?

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Did I just spend the worst $250 of my life?

Postby bmi264 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:50 pm

I just put down $250 for the barbri deposit CA, not primarily to lock in the price but more for the materials they give for 1L -3L.

Has anyone ever tried them? Are they any good?

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Re: Did I just spend the worst $250 of my life?

Postby guano » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:51 pm

bmi264 wrote:I just put down $250 for the barbri deposit CA, not primarily to lock in the price but more for the materials they give for 1L -3L.

Has anyone ever tried them? Are they any good?

Freer's Civ Pro lectures are golden (but only cost $50 outside if BarBri)

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Re: Did I just spend the worst $250 of my life?

Postby I.P. Daly » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:49 pm

Many bar prep courses will credit the deposit you placed on another course up to $250.00.

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Re: Did I just spend the worst $250 of my life?

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:55 pm

do firms reimburse this money? cause if so and you go to a T10, then yeah, it was probably wasteful

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Re: Did I just spend the worst $250 of my life?

Postby hiima3L » Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:56 pm

bmi264 wrote:I just put down $250 for the barbri deposit CA, not primarily to lock in the price but more for the materials they give for 1L -3L.

Has anyone ever tried them? Are they any good?


Biggest waste of money I've ever spent.

I stopped going to class and using any of their materials (except the conviser--that thing is good) after a few weeks.

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Re: Did I just spend the worst $250 of my life?

Postby JuTMSY4 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:00 pm

I.P. Daly wrote:Many bar prep courses will credit the deposit you placed on another course up to $250.00.


this is credited.

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Re: Did I just spend the worst $250 of my life?

Postby Cornhuskers3 » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:42 pm

Ya I mean you're going to spend the money later anyways. I found the materials useful for torts (b/c my torts prof was useless).

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Re: Did I just spend the worst $250 of my life?

Postby hiima3L » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:31 pm

Cornhuskers3 wrote:Ya I mean you're going to spend the money later anyways. I found the materials useful for torts (b/c my torts prof was useless).


You can buy all of the Barbri materials for, I think, $250. And then you can return it and get your money back, I think.

It's ridiculous that it costs $4k for lectures where they repeat a written outline verbatim, grade your essays unnecessarily harshly, and make you feel like you need to prep 100x more than necessary.

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Re: Did I just spend the worst $250 of my life?

Postby cinephile » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:52 pm

I've spent $200 at Forever 21 before, so I think I have you beat.

Besides, I know that at least with Kaplan, they'll credit you for whatever you put down with one of the other bar prep companies.

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Re: Did I just spend the worst $250 of my life?

Postby englawyer » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:58 pm

JamMasterJ wrote:do firms reimburse this money? cause if so and you go to a T10, then yeah, it was probably wasteful



Firms will not reimburse but barbri gives it back after the close if you turn in your books.

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Re: Did I just spend the worst $250 of my life?

Postby hephaestus » Fri Aug 16, 2013 12:10 am

I did not find Barbri's materials to be helpful for 1L. They give you a massive book that has outlines for all the doctrinal subjects, but its not keyed to any casebook, so its kind of useless.



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