Saturday, May 31, 2008
What we have here is an unhappy bar review course buyer.
Recent law school grads prepping for the bar certainly do present a juicy target for vendors. It's a classic case of the buyers knowing they need something, but not knowing exactly what it is.
I reviewed for the bar in the worst way possible, by not doing so. I had been out of law school for a couple of years when I took it, and was working full time in DC as an RR policy wonk. I really did not feel like studying for it. I put it off to the last weekend before the test, then watched a Bonanza TV marathon for most of the time alotted instead. I think I had some issues I was working out. While there is a lot of ethics in Bonanza, there is not a lot of law. Fortunately, it was the Pennsylvania bar, a notably easy one, so I passed, but it was a very unpleasant experience having to reconstruct Anglo-American law from first principles before each multi-state question. The people who say study hard for the bar are right, especially if you are in California or New York.