« on: November 29, 2008, 04:41:08 PM »
It all depends on the professors approach to the class. If it is a bar topic and the prof teaches you toward the bar exam, then it is good. Also, if it is a difficult subject, such as Evidence, it helps to have a familiarity with it going into Bar study. It also depends on the importance of the topic to the bar your taking.
What I did was find out what is tested the most in Texas. Family law almost always has one of the two questions on marital property, so I took that course in school. I also checked into what UCC courses were more important.
After taking the bar exam, I highly recommend Secured Transactions. There were a lot of property questions on the MBE that were actually secured transaction questions. They don't tell you that in either Barbri or PMBR, but they clearly were. In Texas, I recommend marital property or at the very least a general family law course. It's tough to learn it all in barbri alone.
I found payment systems, UCC 3 & 4, to be a waste of time. Business associations was required at my school. I recommend it if you are a business dummy like me, but if you understand the make up and formation already it's probably a waste if not required.
But, we all learn differently and the professors all approach it differently so the advice will vary.