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Ambs

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Law Preview Courses
« on: April 13, 2005, 07:00:03 PM »
These things totally bother me. Don't get me wrong, I'm anxious to be prepared too, but I feel like these companies are taking advantage of our urge to succeed by charging exorbatant fees for these course. I feel the same way about LSAT prep. If it were a quarter of the cost, maybe even half the cost I'd consider it, but I think the standard courses charge its WAY too much.

Are a lot of people planning on taking them. Will I be SOOO behind everyone.

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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2005, 07:14:59 PM »
I was actually planning on taking one of these courses until I went to the Admitted Students Day at the school I am going to.  Every single student I talked to discouraged me from doing it.  They all said that it was a waste of time and money.  Plus, they said that often times the professors will have different criteria or different things that they stress so many of the things you would learn by going to one of these courses would be pointless anyway.  I have not yet made up my mind for sure if I will take one, but I definately have been discouraged from it.

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2005, 07:17:34 PM »
Well my decision was made for me when I saw the dates they are offered. I will be working through most of July so I just can't take a week. Obviously, I also just really hate the idea of paying that much to prepare me, when I'm about to pay a ton more for an education.

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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2005, 06:34:34 AM »
I've been told, and I believe, that if you read through the E&Es and flip through some commercial outlines, you'll be able to get a sense of the big picture, which is exactly the point of these preview courses.

These courses are absolutely not going to give you a vast understanding of what you'll experience in law school.  It's solely to give you a big picture view so you don't miss the forest for the trees.  I'd be buying E&Es and some outlines anyway to help fill in gaps and guide my own studying and outlining, so it's not like I'm shelling out extra money for this big picture view.

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« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2005, 06:40:53 AM »
What are E&Es? (I should probably know that, but have to admit I don't. I am, however, familiar with commercial outlines from Law School Confidential).

And yes, I'd like to know more about these preview courses. LSC recommends them, but I'm not willing to shell out $1000 if it's not super helpful.

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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2005, 09:04:18 AM »
I have no clue what E&Es are, do share. And anyone want to share their plan to prepare on their own? I also wanted to read through a few outlines so that at least the terms and ideas are somewhat familiar to me and I get the jist of what each subject is about.