2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

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2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby bravelizard » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:37 pm

I happen to have a lot of free time right now during the summer after my 2L year.

I am curious if I can start reviewing substantive law for the Bar starting now to make good use of this free time that I have?

If so, what do Bar Takers recommend for light reading/studying at this time?

Informative responses will be much appreciated.

Thanks,

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby old_soul » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:01 pm

(1) Buy Critical Pass Flashcards.
(2) Buy MBE Strategies and Tactics

Take a subject every week. Work 33 problems a day. Solidify your understanding of them. Then do mixed sets.

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:04 pm

I would not recommend this at all. I at least would simply have to learn it all over again the following summer, and it's unnecessary.

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby Danger Zone » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:19 pm

Fuck no, this is a terrible idea

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby ndirish2010 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:20 pm

My God, no.

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby rinkrat19 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:24 pm

Studying for the exam seems like a terrible and useless thing, but making sure you have all your ducks in a row for the bar application is never a bad idea. You don't want to get blindsided by some stupid requirement that you need to know all your traffic tickets ever or addresses from 15 years ago.

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby 071816 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:27 pm

don't do it

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby AreJay711 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:33 pm

You could think about signing up for evidence/crim pro/commercial transactions next year. Maybe see if you can sign up for one next semester. IMHO, every law student should take at least evidence.

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby murray18 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:52 pm

I seriously doubt that's worth the trouble. Like some other posters said, maybe try to decide if there are any classes you can take to prep for the bar. But that being said, don't go taking a bar class you won't use in practice over a practical class just for the sake of the bar.

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby texlaw » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:53 pm

You could prepare some brief outlines of the bar topics. It would be better to have something that you could refer back to rather than trying to memorize things now that you will likely forget by next year.

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby Worker and Parasite » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:13 pm

you should be out SEIZING THE DAY

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby smaug » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:15 pm

take the time to read for pleasure instead

or knit

or cook

or something

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby adevine39 » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:04 pm


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anon sequitur
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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby anon sequitur » Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:55 pm

Did you make a post 6 years ago about studying for the LSAT after Freshman year of college? That would actually be a better idea than this.

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby doctoroflaw91 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:08 pm

Curious about this only because I've taken the approach that I would rather take seminars and get good grades so the only bar related courses I've taken after 1L are Evidence and Crim Pro. Hoping I'm not screwed for the bar exam because of that.

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby mr.hands » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:10 pm

Doing this would be a terrible idea. You wouldn't remember anything by next summer.

Take the MPRE this August and, during your second semester of next year, maybe take a bar class or two (like wills/estate and corporations or family law). That's the most you need to do.

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby Tripl3Espresso » Wed Jun 24, 2015 2:25 pm

Just take bar related courses your 3L year. You don't want to burn yourself out before the bar.

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby diowad » Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:15 pm

Yeah don't burn yourself out. Most of us are already burned out and we've only been studying for a month. Enjoy your summer because you don't get one next year.

Things you can do:
1) Start getting info for your bar application if it's even available yet
2) Sign up for bar classes if you have any left

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby Neve » Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:33 pm

During my last semester of law school, I took a few key bar prep courses (Trusts & Estates, Texas Matrimonial Property (I had earlier taken Family Law)) so when it was time for summer bar study, I had those topics down. I think you should relax and enjoy your 2L summer. You can start gearing up for bar prep during your last semester of law school by going over a subject or two everyday from the Critical Pass MBE flashcards (http://criticalpass.refr.cc/3W6LZL6) and Emanuel's Strategies and Tactics (available on Amazon) in addition to the bar prep classes you've selected to take. However, given the amount of information you need to learn for the bar, starting on bar prep now would be a huge waste of time and might burn you out for later in the game.

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby soj » Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:47 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:Studying for the exam seems like a terrible and useless thing, but making sure you have all your ducks in a row for the bar application is never a bad idea. You don't want to get blindsided by some stupid requirement that you need to know all your traffic tickets ever or addresses from 15 years ago.

this and
AreJay711 wrote:You could think about signing up for evidence/crim pro/commercial transactions next year. Maybe see if you can sign up for one next semester. IMHO, every law student should take at least evidence.

this, but only as a tiebreaker. your own interests should be higher priority.

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby MG95 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:23 pm

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby robinhoodOO » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:59 pm

M_n_M wrote:JFC. Do not study for the bar during your 2L summer. Go do literally ANYTHING else.



And he means literally. Getting addicted to drugs or becoming a habitual public masturbator are at least two of such things...

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby SiRR » Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:30 pm

....or nah.

Agree with others saying you should get started on your character and fitness app, though.

Also, while this seems kinda personal, I wouldn't bother taking any courses simply because they're tested on the bar exam. Take classes you like/interest you - if there's an overlap or in a ^"tiebreaker" fine, but, you can otherwise learn everything you need to know in 60 days or less.

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby paraguayfargus » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:49 am

No way! Anything else you do will be more valuable down the road. Enjoy the summer. You won't get many more of these....

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Re: 2L Summer- Light Bar Prep?

Postby Devlin » Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:34 pm

Get a six pack of beer and go listen to some music by the pool. Jesus christ what a dumb idea.




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