Danger Zone wrote:phildunphy wrote:I have space for either Evidence or Wills & Estates for the fall. Which will be more useful when studying for the NY Bar? As in, which subject will be more of a pain in the ass to learn in 2 months? Or is there another course entirely I should consider that will be more useful than both? Thanks!
Truth be told I would recommend taking both, but the Wills that is taught in law school is a very general wills, common law approach. The Wills taught for the ny bar is heavily New York Specific... so out of all the stuff learned in Wills only about 30-40 percent of it is needed for the bar, but that 30-40 percent is highly specific and detailed. For example in your wills class you may take an entire class or the bulk of a class to learn holographic wills, then come to find out on the NY bar, all that you need to know about holographic wills is what it is, and NY does not allow holographic wills, every will must be duly executed.
So yea, between the two I would go with evidence... The evidence you will learn in class is just about the same you will need for the bar, except a few NY distinctions. But having to learn and master hear say and all of its exceptions in a few days before moving on to the next subject will be a pain the the "u know what."