BeautifulSW wrote:Take a look at http://www.baroutlines.com
Might help. And if you pass, that will be three grand you DIDN'T borrow.
Used this and passed first time. All you need is practice MBE questions really.
A. Nony Mouse wrote:hiima3L wrote:I would strongly suggest not paying for a bar prep class. I found Barbri to be totally useless. The materials, which you can buy for a few hundred (and I think return for a full refund, no questions asked), were all I needed to pass.
Can you actually buy the materials separate from the course? I don't think you can - that's why you pay a huge deposit, to encourage people to return them to Barbri rather than sell them. (I mean, you can buy them used, of course, but I'm not sure where the full refund/no questions asked part comes in - I'd be surprised if random bar-takers selling their materials would offer a refund.)
I agree that you don't need the course to pass, though. (I needed to sit through the lectures so it was fine, but it's not necessary.)
FlanAl wrote:quakeroats wrote:hiima3L wrote:I would strongly suggest not paying for a bar prep class. I found Barbri to be totally useless. The materials, which you can buy for a few hundred (and I think return for a full refund, no questions asked), were all I needed to pass.
You don't need the books or the course, what you need (at least for NY) is the notes from the classes which should be fairly easy to get. Just make sure they're actually filled in.
Not worried so much about the bar prep course (i'm a rep for one of the companies) but more worried about eating/paying a deposit on a new apartment, moving etc. during the downtime between graduation and first paycheck. Job starts early september, I'd really only need a couple of grand. I've got a free place to stay for summer but gotta eat and have money to re-locate to the job.
FlanAl wrote:Hey guys thanks for the tips! I just wanted to say again that I work for a bar course so I get that free, its mostly just a loan for cost of living until that first paycheck comes through (and paying for bar registration etc.) It seems like my best bet would be to probably get a new cc with a 0% introductory APR, I just don't know how feasible that is considering that I currently have no income.
FlanAl wrote:Do you have income? Could I just put what my salary will be? I have an offer, a start date and a salary figure but am currently earning nothing.
FlanAl wrote:Ok, after some digging, it looks like I can put my COL student loan and my grant from last summer down as income. I'll report back and see if this works.
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