The Best Law Review Course for an older retaker?

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The Best Law Review Course for an older retaker?

Postby fpkjd » Thu May 02, 2019 12:02 pm

I am looking at retaking the Pennsylvania Bar in February 2020. I have been out of law school a number of years, and my performance on a few tries for the PA Bar led me to the conclusion I need a very good bar review course; I'll be buying it in October of this year as soon as I register to sit February in PA. I'm not retaking in July since I'm learning a new job at the same time and I also want to have the funds available for a good course. My MBE and essay scores have been on an upward curve, but I need to get just a bit better to pass.

I was considering buying Themis in conjunction with another try on Actibar for the MBE. Would Themis be a good investment, in everyone's opinion? I have books from a previous Themis course but never purchased the full course.

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Re: The Best Law Review Course for an older retaker?

Postby Hooyah » Fri May 03, 2019 12:26 pm

Hey, I used BarBri, and the overwhelming majority of my law school graduating class passed the Florida Bar and MBE with that and Adaptibar.

I used Adaptibar for 90% of my studying for the MBE and passed.

I’ve also heard positive reviews from Themis, however, I’m sure you can find some forum topics about Themis here on TLs.

Good luck.

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Re: The Best Law Review Course for an older retaker?

Postby SilvermanBarPrep » Fri May 03, 2019 1:21 pm

I'd also recommending supplementing with Adaptibar. As for the course to take along with it, there aren't significant differences among them but some might present the material in a way that is more to your liking. I'd narrow it down to Barbri, Themis, and Kaplan--call each of them and explain your situation to them to see if they have a course specifically geared towards your needs. In other words, see which course isn't so much a "cookie cutter" since it sounds like your situation is somewhat unique having been out of school for some time and trying to balance studying with work.

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Re: The Best Law Review Course for an older retaker?

Postby Cans25 » Mon May 06, 2019 2:13 pm

I am in the same boat. I graduated law school in 2000 and took the bar and passed in both NH and MA, but due to a move I need to take the February 2020 bar exam in Tennessee. I have read that Bar/Bri is presented in a way that it is difficult for people that have been out of school for a long time, because it presents rules to be memorized without context, and without the benefit of a recent law school experience it can be difficult to make sense of it all. I am curious if anyone else responds as I have the same question about what course will be best for someone in this position.

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Re: The Best Law Review Course for an older retaker?

Postby fpkjd » Tue May 14, 2019 11:19 am

I'll be making phone calls to the reviews to discuss price and the like, but I'll see what Themis says because it's well-recommended and has a strong work at home on the PC option, which is what I need. With my job and other activities and responsibilities I have, I don't have the time to go to classes. I'll have an update on this in a few weeks.

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Re: The Best Law Review Course for an older retaker?

Postby xmgr » Tue May 14, 2019 12:56 pm

I am an older retaker (July 2018) and did Themis along with the Critical Pass flash cards. It worked on the first time, though I also graduated from law school in 2018.

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Re: The Best Law Review Course for an older retaker?

Postby fpkjd » Tue May 28, 2019 2:50 pm

I've sent a detailed e-mail to Themis about my situation and my intent to use them for review for the Feb. 2020 Bar. Waiting to hear back.

Keeping fingers crossed...

fpkjd

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Re: The Best Law Review Course for an older retaker?

Postby hopefulCAatty » Tue May 28, 2019 3:10 pm

fpkjd wrote:I've sent a detailed e-mail to Themis about my situation and my intent to use them for review for the Feb. 2020 Bar. Waiting to hear back.

Keeping fingers crossed...

fpkjd


I know Themis offers promotions throughout the entire year. You should call them and ask them to include you on their email list so you are aware of these promotions.



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