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Re: Taking classes on bar topics

Postby deepseapartners » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:46 pm

What are you doing after law school? What classes would you take instead?

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Re: Taking classes on bar topics

Postby Catsinthebag » Sat Jan 07, 2017 7:10 pm

Seems like you're lazy then. If that is not the case, then take the ones relevant to the job you'll want/have. If that is the case, then flip a coin I guess?

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Re: Taking classes on bar topics

Postby mds79 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:24 pm

crumb cake wrote:I haven't taken tax, trusts & estates, crim pro, or evidence, and all of these will be on my state's bar exam.

I can take all of them, even though I don't want to. Good idea?


Trusts & estates, crim pro, and tax aren't that hard to pick up from bar prep. Evidence is the only one I'd recommend you take as a class, just because of how many rules you have to learn and digest. It's a lot easier to learn over a semester than over a few weeks when you're trying to learn everything else too.

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Re: Taking classes on bar topics

Postby deepseapartners » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:06 pm

If you were just going to take easy classes anyway and you already have a job, OP, why not take at least one class that will be on the bar? You could flip a coin, or you could take evidence b/c it's an entire MBE subject with a lot of rules to memorize, or you could take evidence + one more that you feel you could use some background on before you start bar prep. One black letter law class isn't going to stop you from blacking out 5 nights a week.

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Re: Taking classes on bar topics

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:16 pm

Catsinthebag wrote:Seems like you're lazy then. If that is not the case, then take the ones relevant to the job you'll want/have. If that is the case, then flip a coin I guess?

Lol just lol at the judgment here.

OP, fwiw I didn't take bar classes because I didn't want to waste a whole semester on something I wasn't interested in that barbri was going to teach me anyway, and it was fine. My school required evidence so I did take that, but I think (also based on comments here) that helps a lot because learning it for the first time on the bar sucks. Trusts & estates is pretty easy to learn. I don't know about tax because my state didn't require it. I had no problem with crim pro somehow, even though I never took it in law school, so I think either that's easy or I got lucky.

If you don't know what to take, taking some of these because they're on the bar won't hurt you, and depending on who teaches them at your school I don't think they're killer tough courses or anything. But if you don't want to take them you're fine. Bar study sucks no matter what you take.

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Re: Taking classes on bar topics

Postby mak_ » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:54 pm

I would take evidence. Take it pass/fail if you're really not interested in it and you're school allows it.

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Re: Taking classes on bar topics

Postby blueapple » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:03 pm

I would also recommend evidence. It's much easier to learn for the bar if you've already taken it. I wouldn't bother with the others if you don't have any interest in the subjects
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Re: Taking classes on bar topics

Postby iliketurtles123 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:16 pm

CA Bar: Only bar class I took was evidence and real estate transaction (helped with property portion of bar exam). Evidence seemed like it was super helpful for the real thing.

Other classes don't seem to be helpful, as only a superficial knowledge is required. Evidence (like hearsay), on the other hand, seems pretty complex. Do-able without the class but I'm sure it's a lot easier if you take the class

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Re: Taking classes on bar topics

Postby thegrayman » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:21 pm

Take evidence! The hearsay rule is quite complex and trying to learn it for the first time during bar prep would be a huge pain in the ass.



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