I am a Canadian lawyer looking to take the July 2016 NY bar. As I'm not at all familiar with the U.S. system, I was hoping I could ask a bunch of questions for my own edification. If you have any answers to any of these questions, that would be amazing!
- If I were to do self-study, could I use UBE materials from any other UBE jurisdiction, or is there something NY-specific I have to worry about?
- I understand that US law school probably prepares you, somewhat, for US bar exams. I self-studied for the LSAT and got a pretty lazy 167. As a foreign lawyer, would I get relatively more value from courses vs. self-study? If so, given that self-study is my preferred mode of learning, would you guess the extra value would justify the cost?
- Is there a particular set of resources that does a really good job of providing the following? Is there a thread on this forum or another site that provides a comparison of resources aimed at the following?
- A way to learn the substantive information I need for the exam (black letter law, but also ethics, etc.), and
- a way to validate that I have attained that knowledge.
Links to other posts are welcome as answers.
Thanks in advance!
PS - I could also use some help with these less-important questions:
- What are some of the major differences between the BarBri and Kaplan books?
- What are some of the major differences between the Kaplan QBank and the BarBri questions?
- What are people's general feelings about http://www.leansheets.com and http://baroutlines.com in terms of their role in self-study exam prep? Can they be a replacement for the BarBri / Kaplan books, or are they too superficial?