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Another reason why Bar/Bri is the devil

Re: Another reason why Bar/Bri is the devil
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2008, 01:35:05 PM »
How are you going to be a lawyer if you don't know the law?  what's the point of the bar exam?   ???

To provide one final barrier of entry into the legal profession. They go in this order. 

1. LSAT
2. Admissions
3. 1L
4. Summer Jobs
5. Permanent Jobs
6. MPRE
7. Character and Fitness
8. Bar Exam

Lol.  I wouldn't call the MPRE a barrier.  The bar exam definitely is though.

I'm just thinking in terms of annoying, pain in the ass type things that the bar examiners place in your path. It's not that hard, but it's another fairly useless requirement that you have to get through nonetheless.

Re: Another reason why Bar/Bri is the devil
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2008, 02:28:26 PM »
How are you going to be a lawyer if you don't know the law?  what's the point of the bar exam?   ???

No lawyer knows all of the law.  It is about competence.

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Re: Another reason why Bar/Bri is the devil
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2008, 03:16:09 PM »
Jacy, how much does a Barbri course typically cost?

They vary widely depending on location.  Mine was about $2400.  This seems to be on the low end.

How are you going to be a lawyer if you don't know the law?  what's the point of the bar exam?   ???

The law you learn for the bar is NOT anything like what you'll need for practice.  In fact, you need to know very little to practice law beyond how to do legal research and construct a legal argument.  The bar requires you to know a ton of common law rules (which are NOT the law in most jurisdictions, but rather the origins of state statutes) and the state law you know is just the bare bones.  Furthermore, knowing these rules in a vacuum is not in any way like practicing law, where you need to do case research on how the courts in your jurisdiction interpret and apply the law.

Re: Another reason why Bar/Bri is the devil
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2008, 04:00:03 PM »
Then what's the point?

You must not be in law school yet, you seem very naive. 

Re: Another reason why Bar/Bri is the devil
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2008, 05:48:24 PM »
At least we learned that Horace the Bear despite having no claws, teeth, or energy is still a wild animal. Fucker couldn't even squeeze a lemon.




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Re: Another reason why Bar/Bri is the devil
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2008, 06:14:19 PM »
At least we learned that Horace the Bear despite having no claws, teeth, or energy is still a wild animal. Fucker couldn't even squeeze a lemon.


 :D :D :D

Re: Another reason why Bar/Bri is the devil
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2008, 06:32:38 PM »
At least we learned that Horace the Bear despite having no claws, teeth, or energy is still a wild animal. Fucker couldn't even squeeze a lemon.





lmao  :D

Re: Another reason why Bar/Bri is the devil
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2008, 06:33:28 PM »
I have a question, Does anyone think the PMBR questions are harder or easier than the Barbri ones?  I have a leaning, but dont want to disclose it.

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Re: Another reason why Bar/Bri is the devil
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2008, 08:54:38 PM »
I have a question, Does anyone think the PMBR questions are harder or easier than the Barbri ones?  I have a leaning, but dont want to disclose it.

I've done a couple of the PMBR questions in the books I got on eBay, and I thought they were way harder.  Granted, I haven't really looked at them since early June, so maybe I just did a some questions in a subject I didn't know well then.

Re: Another reason why Bar/Bri is the devil
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2008, 09:06:21 PM »
I have a question, Does anyone think the PMBR questions are harder or easier than the Barbri ones?  I have a leaning, but dont want to disclose it.

I've done a couple of the PMBR questions in the books I got on eBay, and I thought they were way harder.  Granted, I haven't really looked at them since early June, so maybe I just did a some questions in a subject I didn't know well then.

that's what I heard too, but I consistently get better scores on the PMBR than the Barbri questions.  they seem more straighforward.