« on: April 07, 2008, 09:03:15 AM »
Depends on what your trying to accomplish. There are numerous other bar prep programs (Micromash, passyourbar.com are two examples) out there that are online. From what I am told by the people doing the online classes, they have check ins with someone occasionally to keep them on track. Plus barbri has the at home ipod option for a little more. If you are wanting to save commute time and expense and are motivated to do it on your own, these are viable options.
If your wanting to save money, then buy the books and study on your own.
However, I personally, would not risk the NY bar on a study on your own method unless you know you are really good at self-study. CA, TX, and NY are notoriously hard bar exams and that's a big risk with self-study alone.
As far as PMBR goes, the 3 day is a good review and practice session for the MBE with last minute tips. I did a dry run with the 6 day and it's a great review to get you started, and I proctored the 3 day and it was fabulous for last minute review of problem areas. I'm taking both and ordered the cd's to listen to in the car on my commute to PMBR and BARBRI classes. I'm also taking BARBRI because I'm not motivated enough for self-study and I know it and taking the TX bar I'm not willing to risk doing anything else.