The reality is that you don’t need to take a bar exam course. You can purchase the books on your own, save well over $2,000, study and practice by yourself, and actually do better than those who take a course. I’ve been there. I took the Florida bar exam in 2005, and I took a course to prepare for it CEH v10. So I’ve been there, and you can trust that I know what I’m talking about, and this is a sincere argument that I’m making.
Every year, I watch new law graduates sign up for what seems like the mandatory bar exam course. And every year, I cringe as I watch these students pay thousands of dollars for such a course and get so little value out of them.
Here are seven reasons why you should not be taking a bar exam course.Your chances of passing your state’s bar exam have very little to do with the course you take.Taking a course will be one of the worst studying experiences of your life. It was for me, and it will be for you, too.
A course exposes you to an environment full of stressed-out, aspiring lawyers that you don’t need to be around. You dealt with that in law school. You don’t need to deal with it when preparing for the bar exam (which, if you recall, is quite important since it will determine whether you can be a practicing lawyer).Courses cost upwards of $3,000. (That’s a lot of money for a law graduate with no money.)
The lecturers at these courses all bring their own perspectives, opinions, and organizational preferences to the legal material they teach you. This detracts from the substance you actually have to learn: the law.